In 1971, then-President Richard Nixon was convinced that too many Jews held high-ranking posts in the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). He dispatched an aide, Fred Malek, to count the Jews and, thanks to Nixon's paranoia, some were subsequently demoted.
Four decades later, the right apparently hasn't gotten over these concerns. President Obama nominated Erica Groshen in February to head the BLS, which wouldn't be especially interesting were it not for conservatives' newfound interest in the summer camp Groshen's kids attended. Tucker Carlson's Daily Caller has what it might call a "story" on this.
A forthcoming report from the conservative organization Americans for Limited Government (ALG) details how President Barack Obama's nominee to head the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) sent her children to a politically left-wing Jewish summer camp with Communist roots.
Obama nominated Erica Groshen to be the BLS commissioner in February, but this new report -- obtained by The Daily Caller and set to be released on Thursday -- reveals for the first time publicly that she sent her children to Camp Kinderland. The ALG report reveals how "Groshen and her husband are listed in the Kinderland Directory 2011-2012, which indicates that they sent children to the camp during the 1990s and 2000s."
"Camp Kinderland was founded in the 1923 as a place for the children of radical Jewish activists," the report continues. According to New York University, some of the camp's founders were "activists in the Communist Party," and all "were associated with the left wing of the Workermen's Circle."
Yes, conservative media is now interested in the historical roots of summer camps where obscure administration nominees used to send their kids. We can only hope a lengthy congressional hearings begin immediately.
And the right wonders why it's so difficult to take conservative media outlets seriously.