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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