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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Jews wake up in the People's Republic of Massachusetts?

Maybe Scott Brown was onto something last winter.

I grew up in the Massachusetts district that is currently represented by Barney Frank (when I was growing up, our representative was Father Robert Drinan), and it's about as blue and Jewish as they come. Watch the reaction at a local synagogue (looks like Beth El in Newton?) when Sean Bielat introduces himself as a Republican running against Barney Frank.

Let's go to the videotape.

Martin Solomon explains what's behind it:
Remember when Barney put his foot in his mouth over the flotilla (later he desperately backed off)? Bielat took the opportunity to issue a strong statement in defense of Israel's actions:
Brookline, MA - Barney Frank indicates skepticism at best and disdain at worst against Israel's action to defend its borders against the Turkish flotilla bound for Gaza.

Barney Frank has looked past the fact that 600 pro-Palestinian activists were on the flotilla Marmara for the stated purpose of provocation as part of a "Free Gaza" movement. And the activists have pledged to send even more ships to the region. New York Times - June 3, 2010.

Pro-Palestine activists have engaged in a public relations war against Israel and men like Barney Frank are helping them achieve their ends. Israel has every right to defend its borders and has done so in accordance with stated policy. When militants breach those policies, Israel can and must react.

The United States would do well to learn from countries that seriously defend their borders against elements who wish to do harm to the nation and its citizens.

Unlike Barney Frank, I'm not "ashamed" of our closest ally in the Middle East when it uses legitimate and lawful action to protect its security. While I appreciate Mr. Frank's efforts to clarify his statements, far too often we've seen him issue retractions and deny previous statements in regards to Israel, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and other important topics.
That's the second time a potential Frank opponent has gotten a big reception in a synagogue recently. The prior time it was Earl Sholley: See Part 6 at about 2:20.
Martin's got a rundown of several races in Massachusetts and New Hampshire where the Republicans are fielding strongly pro-Israel candidates (including one for the seat being vacated by William Delahunt). Read the whole thing.


At 5:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think one of the more embarrasing moments with Frank is when there was the financial crisis over Rosh Hashana and he announced to the world that instead of saving the country from financial disaster he was going to be in Temple. Somehow he doesn't strike me as exactly frum and I readily think that it would be ok to save your nation from disaster even on the High Holy Days.

At 8:53 PM, Blogger Iron Chef Kosher! said...

Frank's not going to be the only Democrat sunk over Israel. & the real problem is Obama, not the rank & file. Unfortunately, I do not think Obama can be sunk over Israel.

At 9:16 PM, Blogger Captain.H said...

That'd be wonderful to see, a majority of Jewish Americans in any Cong. district using critical thinking skills rather than automatically voting for any Democrat leftist hack on the ballot but actually analyzing people, issues and positions, then voting for a Republican candidate. There'd be hope for logical thinking and real civic-mindedness among all the voting blocs brainwashed by the Democratic Party with the help of the liberal MSM and liberal education system.

This all has to be looked at in the context of the whole American society. Not to single out only Jewish Americans, or to say the Republicans always offer the superior candidates for public office. But the Democratic Party has spent a couple of generations carefully brainwashing all it's voting blocs, again with the help of the liberal-captured educations system and MSM.

I'm old enough to remember when there actually was a level of civility in American politics and peoples' political discourse. That's pretty much gone now, thanks to the hard left. The American left is really becoming more and more fascist in it's intolerance, actually practicing all the evils that they accuse Republicans of. "Diversity" is a sham. Superficial diversity-male, female, white, black, handicapped, whatever-is great. But REAL diversity, intellectual diversity, thinking and saying anything but 100% the liberal party line, is just not tolerated.


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