this is the armey, mr. jones
House Majority Leader Dick Armey not only said the following:
"I always see two Jewish communities in America. One of deep intellect and one of shallow, superficial intellect. Conservatives have a deeper intellect and tend to have 'occupations of the brain' in fields like engineering, science and economics. Liberals, on the other hand, tend to flock to 'occupations of the heart,'" which Armey defined as people with jobs in the arts.
but he appears to be utterly unashamed of it.
As Jeanne D'Arc points out, it's difficult to decide whether to be more offended by the slur of Jewish people or of liberal people, so I'll just settle for both. Blogger Dwight Meredith has some choice comments as well.
Folks, this is the kind of rhetoric Republicans--and prominent Republicans, yet, not fringe embarrassments who are quickly repudiated in the next election--employ.