"The president and secretary of state would like American Jews’ foreign handlers and sponsors to please stop riling up the Jews, because those Jews then practice their voodoo on members of Congress. Now, while this is obviously a very stupid thing for the president and secretary of state to believe–conspiracy theorists love the Walt-Mearsheimer dark tales of Jewish influence, but rarely do serious or intelligent people fall for it–it is even dumber to, you know, say out loud."
"But that’s not to say it’s a slip of the tongue; these statements are usually calculated warnings: nice special relationship you got here,
etc. The phrase “Jewish activism in Congress” is especially clumsy,
because it’s so obvious and appalling and insulting. I suppose we should
be thankful the official managed not to use the word “elders.”