The following is via OnlySimchas.com
According to the Jewish Virtual Library, Jews compose 0.1 percent of Oklahoma’s population.
The Tulsa World stated that “neither the Oklahoma House nor the Senate has a Jewish member.”
Both of these facts help make some sense out of the video below in which Oklahoma lawmaker Dennis Johnson, the co-majority leader of the state house of representatives, casually uses the phrase “try to Jew me down” in a legislative debate.
About twenty seconds later someone kindly informed him that he just used the the term “Jew me down” — in public, in front of cameras, as opposed to in private, where one can assume he uses it all the time. Johnson apologized, though not in the most sincere possible way.
“Did I? All right. I apologize to the Jews,” he said, grinning. “They’re good small businessmen as well. All right folks, let’s get back to this.”
Johnson’s fellow legislators cackled along and that is by far the most astonishing part of the video. Those men should have been appalled, as one should when they hear an anti-Semitic slur, or any kind of ethnic slur.
Watch the moment here: