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Sunday, April 05, 2015

We can dream, can't we? Jewish Democrats supposedly angry with Obama over nuke deal

It's a refrain we've heard before. The Wall Street Journal reports that Jewish Democrats, upset with the White House over the Iran nuclear sellout, are switching parties (Hat Tip: Memeorandum).
Many U.S. Jewish leaders are unnerved both by the new Iran nuclear agreement and the public falling out between President Barack Obama and his Israeli counterpart, developments that are creating a rift in the durable alliance between Jews and the Democratic Party in the run-up to the 2016 elections.
Worried that Iran might still develop a nuclear weapon despite the accord announced Thursday, the Jewish leaders say they feel torn between an Obama administration that has pressed hard for a deal and an Israeli government that has repeatedly warned that Iran is a grave threat to the Jewish state and can’t be trusted to abandon its nuclear ambitions.
A group of Jewish Democratic House members met with White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough in his office last week and cautioned that for them to help “sell a very unpopular [Iran nuclear] deal to our constituents,” Mr. Obama must “increase his popularity with our constituents,” said a Democratic congressman involved in the meeting.
Republicans have begun making moves to try to capitalize on this unease, hoping to peel away Jewish votes and campaign contributions that have historically skewed Democratic.
Sadly, this is likely wishful thinking. Most American Jews couldn't find the Republican lever in a polling booth if it had flashing neon pink lights and punched them in the face. 

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6 Comments:

At 10:44 PM, Blogger ASchwa said...

I just want to comment that when I vote I vote for a variety of issues, not just one. The problem with the Republican Party is their issues on Women. I am pro choice, that means I believe that a woman has a right to choose abortion if she wants to, no matter the reasons. Republicans have come out against this issue and make ridiculous claims that women can't get pregnant from rape, that a woman should be happy to have a child conceived by rape, which meant that she should enjoy being raped. The Republican Party also is anti national health care, that means a lot of people without health insurance can't get preventive health exams, get diseases and cancer treatments that are reasonably priced. Those are just two issues, there are more. I'm sure that you don't vote for just one issue when you vote. The U.S. is having a major election next year, Obama is making me think twice about my vote, but I don't want a government that is stupid on Women's issues and social issues. I felt your comment that American Jews can't find the Republican lever a bit insulting. I am unhappy about the deal with Iran and the way Israel is being treated. Even though the democrats have no one running yet for 2016, I can tell you right now I am not voting for Ted Cruz.

 
At 11:31 PM, Blogger Epaminondas said...

Some Republicans are totally against abortion, some late term (as I am) some favor leaving it to more local govt (not unreasonable) and some are pro choice. But if you believe that without Israel sooner or later there would be no Jews and not by natural causes then as of this week it is objectively impossible to vote D

 
At 3:37 AM, Blogger FrenchKiss said...

A real Jew does not support the murder of children. So if you do, the Republican Party doesn't want your vote. Your comment, though just proves that liberalism is a dogma, and that is especially true of liberal Jews, meaning liberalism trumps Jewish values. But keep voting for Democrats for your selfish reasons while they sell out Israel. You should be proud of yourself.

 
At 4:42 AM, Blogger Inmemoryof Yossi said...

^I suppose the rabidly anti-Semitic Hilary or Elizabeth Warren are better? I've voted republican, and I've never heard your comments regarding abortion in the gop. Are you sure you didn't hear those comments coming from democrats accusing the republicans of those remarks? Cuz I've never heard them.

 
At 9:06 AM, Blogger ais cotten19 said...

I more or less also agree with "progressive" politics, ie womens rights etc, but I don't believe this is the real reason Jews have stuck with the liberal choice.

My experience with my liberal Jewish community is that they ostracize and demonize you if you demonstrate too much sympathy or support for conservative values or Israel's security. It's happened to me and it was quite a shocking and painful experience. I would say that fear of community exclusion is probably more of a factor than the Republican/Democrat political differences when it comes to where a Jew's sympathies will lie.

I expect to soon see a flurry of op-ed pieces in Jewish publications decrying the war mongering radical right winger Jews, probably including some helpful tips on how to spot if your friend is a racist.

 
At 6:37 PM, Blogger D MO said...

The day that "Jewish" DemoKKKrats give up their lust for murdering millions of black-skinned babies in Planned Parenthood "clinics" or their dreams of throwing Christians into concentration camps will be a very cold day in Gehinnom.

I will truly enjoy these 1-%er baboons being ripped to shreds by their voter-slaves in the name of "Social Justice", all while they're blubbering "I voted for 0Bola!".....

 

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