I get that Jews have been a thorn on the world here and there, especially those pesky Israelis, but I doubt the writers are going for that symbolism. Jimmy isn't actually Jewish and neither is Kim or Walter White.
The biggest scumbag on the show is obviously Lalo, who his probably Catholic, not that it's relevant. Of course the guy it totally charming and smooth, being a sociopath and all.
To me the theme of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul is that people make morally tough choices to get ahead and sometimes it has unintended consequences, the last episode being a prime example.
Don't worry though, I think Jimmy will get his at some point.
I never looked at it from GuitarVH’s perspective before his comment but it’s an interesting observation. I’m certain the writers didn’t intend that but it’s a new way to view it.
One thing I disagree with is the claim that the show(s) tries to portray the bad characters in a positive light and vice versa. Breaking Bad went to great lengths to depict Walter White as a petty, selfish, and morally weak man whose character became increasingly evident every time he faced adversity. He was never sold as a good man, only a weak one whose latent evil blossomed at the first chance Walter had to mask his thrill seeking opportunism and pride as concern for his family. By the end of the show I was rooting for the demise of a man responsible for countless deaths and who sacrificed his marriage, newborn child, and crippled son to satiate his ego.
Howard was spot on in the concession speech he gave in the apartment. Jimmy and Kim are both just bad seeds like White. They had an inexplicable hatred for Howard that they justified because of minor offenses to their swollen pride. Howard was actually portrayed sympathetically as his character developed, having handled the multitude of attacks from the duo with professionalism and poise and humbly making a “peace” offering to reconcile with his nasty wife. The bizarre measures Jimmy and his nasty wife took just to destroy the guy’s career make GuitarVH’s analogy amusing to think about.
Overall Jimmy has been a less destructive character than Walter White but similarly malignant in his own way. I’m sure the writers have a fitting end for him in mind.