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Oklahoma GOP House Majority Leader: Customers At My Business Try To ‘Jew Me Down On A Price’

By Ian Millhiser on April 22, 2013 at 10:30 am

"Oklahoma GOP House Majority Leader: Customers At My Business Try To ‘Jew Me Down On A Price’"


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Oklahoma state House Majority Leader (R) Dennis Johnson with his wife and Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK)

Last week, Oklahoma’s Republican state House Majority Leader Dennis Johnson spoke on the house floor about his experiences as a small business owner, when his speech suddenly veered into anti-semitism:

That’s what you do as a small business, and then you get the reward of success. People come back to you. They like what you do. They like the service they get, and they don’t ask me — they might try to Jew me down on a price, that’s fine. You know what, that’s free market as well.

A You Tube user who, unfortunately, appears to be using a free trial version of video capture software, posted the speech:

After uttering this anti-semitic remark, Johnson continues talking for about 15 seconds until an off camera individual gets his attention. After a brief exchange with this individual, Johnson announces to the assembled body “I apologize to the Jews. They’re good small businessmen as well.”

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