He’s starring in Fibber on the Roof. He’s getting a dollar from the Lubavitcher rebbe as a young boy. And George Santos, the congressman-elect from Long Island who’s been outed for his false claims of Jewish heritage, is also getting called out in Adam Sandler’s “Chanukah Song.” The original lyrics included “O.J. Simpson, not a Jew,” but a meme on Twitter has Sandler singing, “George Santos, not a Jew.”
George Santos, the Fibber in the House, an essential part of the new Republican Majority (which is why you don’t hear any Republican leadership speaking against him).#118thCongress #LiarsAndCheats #SpeakerMcCarthy pic.twitter.com/JrjDgPrsNv
— Bill Taylor (@CalDesertSun) December 31, 2022
George Santos receives a dollar from the Lubavitcher Rebbe—with whom he shared a close relationship with as a young boy. His great-grandfather, Shneur Zalman Santos, was a leading chasid of the Rashab. pic.twitter.com/4o69WWpi0l
— Dovi Safier (@safier) January 2, 2023
George Santos, not a Jew. pic.twitter.com/EkplnOHFfQ
— Alex Seitz-Wald (@aseitzwald) December 21, 2022
Twitter users have also posted a whole series of photos of famous events suggesting Santos was there, including the flag-planting at Iwo Jima and the lone protester standing in front of tanks at Tiananmen Square.
Which one is George Santos? pic.twitter.com/TfLig0Yyh7
— Rick Havoc (@RikHavic) December 31, 2022
George Santos protesting in Tiananmen Square; June 5, 1989. pic.twitter.com/jdrYTw4rl7
— Atticus Finch (@atticus20201) December 31, 2022
The ties to some other memes aren’t explicitly Jewish but are more, as Santos himself might say, “Jew-ish.” One person noted his saga bears an uncanny resemblance to a film from one of Judaism’s most beloved filmmakers: Steven Spielberg.
Just when you thought the GOP couldn’t get any weirder, along comes George Santos. pic.twitter.com/MLGsS52C8u
— FARCE NEWS CHANNEL (@PresidntTicTac) December 23, 2022
Others took their inspiration from Simpsons yes-man Waylon Smithers, who infamously fudged the truth by telling his boss an audience was “Boo-urns”ing the devilishly evil billionaire’s biopic, which, like Santos, was largely made of embiggened facts.
— Danielle Blake 🇺🇦 (@abradacabla) December 27, 2022
To paraphrase another beloved Simpsons character, the Jackie Mason-voiced Rabbi Krustofsky, nobody ever told Santos that a Jew may compose, create thoughts or tell stories that never happened but they never lie.
- Every ‘Jew-ish’ thing George Santos has said and done (that we know about)
- opinionGeorge Santos exploited Jewish trauma to win an election
- Document reveals Santos boasted of being ‘proud American Jew’ during campaign
- Congressman-elect George Santos lied about grandparents fleeing anti-Jewish persecution during WWII
- Congressman-elect George Santos campaigned as a Jewish Republican. Was he lying?
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