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‘Rent is Too Damn High’ Guy too Good to be True

For a few hours there, we thought that we had an antidote to the angry, anti-gay rants of Carl Paladino, or the taciturn, unmoving campaign Andrew Cuomo is running, via Jimmy ‘The Rent is too Damn High’ McMillan.  But no, … Read More

By / October 21, 2010

For a few hours there, we thought that we had an antidote to the angry, anti-gay rants of Carl Paladino, or the taciturn, unmoving campaign Andrew Cuomo is running, via Jimmy ‘The Rent is too Damn High’ McMillan.  But no, we get another anti-Semite. McMillan had been known in the past to rally against Jewish landlords as, you guessed it, the reason the rent was too damn high.  But since he saw the light, and wanted to get into politics, an apology seemed necessary.  But yesterday when the New York Daily News got in touch with the candidate, McMillan seemed to fall back into old habits:

“Jews were slave masters,” he said. “They enslaved my people. You can’t call me anti-Semitic.”

Well, yeah, we kinda can.  Because of statements like that…

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