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Hawaii Appoints Jewish US Senator Brian Schatz


US Senator Brian Schatz (D.-Hawaii)

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US Senator Brian Schatz (D.-Hawaii)

The latest, and at age 40 youngest, US Senator is Hawaiian Democrat Brian Emanuel Schatz. He obtained his lofty post not by election but by appointment. As an incumbent, he will enjoy a built-in advantage when he campaigns for election in late 2014, which he intends to do.

On December 26 he flew to Washington, DC aboard Air Force One with President Obama, who had been vacationing in Hawaii, to be sworn in the following day.

He swore the oath of office on the Tanakh, the Jewish version of the Old Testament, uncontaminated by Christianity:

I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God. (Emphasis added.)

Because Japan-born Buddhist US Rep. Mazie Hirono (D.) was elected to the Senate to replace 3/4 Polynesian, 1/4 Chinese Senator Daniel Akaka (D.), she will not be sworn in until the 113th Congress convenes in a few days, thus making the unelected Schatz Hawaii’s senior senator in what looks like a pretty slick maneuver.

Schatz was appointed by Governor Neil Abercrombie (D.) to fill the vacant seat of Japanese American Senator Daniel Inouye (D.), who died on December 17, 2012. According to the JTA, the “Global News Service of the Jewish People,” Inouye “was a pro-Israel leader in the Senate who once considered converting to Judaism.”

East Asians are as vulnerable to Jewish exploitation and subversion, and to idolizing Jews, as members of any other race. For example, Sony founder Akio Morita was a noted Japanese philo-Semite.

Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie is a Buffalo, New York-born Leftist Episcopalian of Scotch Irish and German ancestry who formerly represented Honolulu in the US House of Representatives.

He is married to a white native Alabaman, a well-paid professional feminist academic employed by the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Globalization Research Center. She is also its Director of Women’s Human Rights and a lecturer at the East-West Center. Earlier this year the East-West Center asked: “Could Hawaii be the Model for a Multiracial and Multicultural Society?” Mrs. Abercrombie—well, she never calls herself that, she’s Nancie Caraway—is the author of Segregated Sisterhood: Racism and the Politics of American Feminism (1992).

Schatz is the son of a Canadian-born American cardiologist who was professor and chairman of the Department of Medicine at the University of Hawaii School of Medicine.

According to an online profile, Dr. Irwin Schatz “played a major role in questioning the ethics of The Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male conducted between 1932 and 1972 in Tuskegee, Ala., by the U.S. Public Health Service.” A letter Dr. Schatz wrote to the Centers for Disease Control was discovered years later by a reporter. A story in the Wall Street Journal subsequently created a furor in the national press. Anyway, that’s the story as told by Irwin Schatz.

Senator Brian Schatz has an identical twin brother, Steve Schatz, who heads the Office of Strategic Reform in Hawaii’s Department of Education.

The newly-appointed solon has two hybrid children by his architect wife, Linda Kwok Schatz, the daughter of Chinese immigrants. Schatz publicized his wife’s non-white background and the couple’s interracial marriage to win votes in the 2010 election.

Thank God he didn’t marry a white woman. Even so, proud Asians shouldn’t be pleased about this.

Full-Time Local Pol

Beginning in his mid-20s, from 1998–2006, Schatz represented one of the densest and most “diverse” districts of Honolulu in the Hawaii House of Representatives.

Hawaii, a proudly “majority-minority” state, has the lowest percentage of white Americans of any state—22.7%. But the official figure includes non-whites such as Jews and Asian Caucasians. Filipinos, Japanese, indigenous Polynesians, Chinese, Puerto Ricans, and Mexicans form the majority of the population. In addition, Hawaii has the highest percentage mixed race (hybrid) population of any state.

From 2008 to 2012 Schatz served as chairman of the Democratic Party of Hawaii.

From 2010 until his appointment to the Senate, he was Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii.

Schatz’s only other experience was as CEO of a government-funded nonprofit called Helping Hands Hawaii.

White Skin Privilege No Problem

On December 26, 2012 the central committee of the Hawaii Democratic Party chose three contenders for the open Senate seat: Schatz, US Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, and Polynesian Esther Kia’aina, deputy director of the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources. The final selection was Abercrombie’s.

Before he died, Senator Inouye had notified the governor that he wanted Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa, a Japanese American Buddhist, appointed to the seat.

Self-proclaimed progressive Abercrombie, however, ignored Inouye’s dying wish and slighted two females of color in favor of Schatz, despite the latter’s gender, heterosexuality, and white skin privilege.

“Of course Senator Inouye’s views and his wishes were taken into account fully,” Abercrombie explained incoherently, “but the charge of the central committee, and by extension then myself as governor, was to act in the best interests of the party, the state and the nation.”

In other words, the best interests of the party, state, and nation were served by choosing a white-skinned heterosexual male over two females, one a Japanese Buddhist and the other a native Polynesian. It makes perfect sense—if you don’t stop to think about it.

Fortunately, not even the shrillest feminists or Left-wing ideologues were offended. Mrs. Abercrombie was doubtless as pleased as anyone. The Left is convinced that rules don’t apply to Jews. If Abercrombie had picked a straight white “Christian” (the common euphemism for Gentile) male, even a liberal one, things would probably have been different.

Ah, to contemptuously spurn the disabilities and encumbrances you inflict upon others!

More Than a Minyan

Schatz’s appointment brings to 12 the number of Jews in the US Senate.

This includes only full Jews, not half- or other part-Jews like John Kerry (D.-Mass.), who has been nominated to become Secretary of State. Such people should be included for a full reckoning.

It also excludes senators with Jewish families such as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D.-Nev.), who is married to a Jew and has Jewish children.

Here is the current list of Jewish senators in the upcoming 113th Congress:

California: Barbara Boxer (D.), Dianne Feinstein (D.)

Connecticut: Richard Blumenthal (D.)

Colorado: Michael Bennet (D.)

Hawaii: Brian Schatz (D.)

Maryland: Benjamin Cardin (D.)

Michigan: Carl Levin (D.)

Minnesota: Al Franken (D.)

New Jersey: Frank Lautenberg (D.)

New York: Charles Schumer (D.)

Oregon: Ron Wyden (D.)

Vermont: Bernie Sanders (Ind.). The “Independent” label is a conceit. Sanders is a socialist who caucuses with the Democrats.

Jews, who invariably claim to be only 2% of the American population, make up 12% of the United States Senate—an overrepresentation of 600%.

Still, it’s better than the US Supreme Court, where Jews comprise more than 33% of the justices.