Back when the Terri Schiavo situation was going on, I was invited to debate Larry Klayman on a radio show about it. He and Alan Keyes had met with Gov. Jeb Bush to ask him to send in the state police to prevent the machines keeping her body alive from being turned off (Bush said no). It didn’t go well for Klayman, who mostly babbled incoherently and had no idea what he was talking about (the host of the show concluded the segment by saying this was an appearance Klayman was going to want to forget). Alan Colmes recently brought Klayman on to his show and got much the same thing:
Klayman: I’m frightened for this country. I really [am.] I don’t feel that he represents the majority of Americans. I have a Jewish background, Alan, like you do and what I’ve seen in the last four years is someone who has a disdain, I believe, for Jewish people and Israel.
Colmes: Why did he have a Jewish Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel? Why does he have so many Jewish advisers? It doesn’t make any sense.
Klayman: This is a bad analogy and I’ll take it a little too far. Many times throughout history, Jewish people have been their own worst enemy. I mean, we had Karl Marx. We had people who were in and around Adolf Hitler even … The fact that these people are around him, they are just simply cover.
The references to rich people, the constant ‘we’ve got to pay our fair share,’ it’s kind of like we’re talking about reparations. It does lead one to think – and we should be allowed to talk about it too; you know, white people should be able to raise these issues just like black people legitimately raised them over the years in terms of racism – is I believe this guy has a tinge of racism towards whites and he wants to pay reparations. I don’t believe that he likes Jewish people … I don’t think he likes people of faith.Colmes: What have you seen that has you so scared?
Klayman: What I have seen is, and I never thought it was even imaginable when I was fighting [Bill] Clinton, I do believe that it is possible now. I think that Obama knows that at some point a significant portion of this country is going to rise up and possibly become violent and I hope and pray that that does not happen.
Colmes: What are you basing this on?
Klayman: Well, what I’ve seen in recent weeks are black helicopters over the streets in Miami and Chicago and Houston, firing practice rounds …
Colmes: Whose helicopters are these?
Klayman: They are government helicopters that have been doing that.
Colmes: Why has this not been widely reported?
Klayman: It is starting to become widely publicized.
Colmes: Where can I get documentation of it?
Klayman: Take a look at WorldNetDaily.com.
Colmes: Oh, WoldNetDaily; you mean the people who think that he wasn’t born here?
Klayman: Well, I don’t think he was born here either.
Is there a sillier phrase than “people of faith”?