The Congressional Progressive Caucus is the largest Democratic caucus in the United States Congress with currently about 83 members. Whatever that number means, it definitely shows that the progressive movement is hardly irrelevant in American politics.
The progressive movement, furthermore, has betrayed the Jewish people through its acceptance of anti-Semitic anti-Zionism as part of its larger constituency. I know that I've mentioned this, oh, once or twice before, but it must be repeated until people finally realize the truth of the claim.
I find myself, furthermore, unimpressed with efforts to either diminish the role of the progressive movement in western politics (in order to suggest that is irrelevant) or to somehow separate the progressive movement from its home in the Democratic Party.
What Jewish people who care about Israel need to do now is acknowledge the obvious fact that the progressive movement, and the Democratic Party, are harmful to the Jewish people. This is the truth and I intend to repeat this truth many, many times before November of next year.
The President of the United States has thrown any possibility of a negotiated settlement of the Arab-Israel conflict into the garbage by foolishly demanding unacceptable preconditions for negotiations of the Prime Minister of Israel who he disdains.
Democrats, while not officially endorsing the anti-Semitic anti-Zionist and BDS movement, nonetheless provide venues for that movement and thereby have thrown Jewish people under the bus. They do so because they must feel, and for very good reasons, that Jewish people can be taken entirely for granted. They must feel that they own us, lock, stock, and barrel, otherwise they might not be so quick to stand with those who would see us harmed.
What I am saying here is pretty much what I have been saying all the way through, but I want to yet again emphasize the central conclusion, which is:
Stand up. Say "NO." And refuse to vote for Democrats this cycle.
Barack Obama has pretty much been a disaster on every level, foreign and domestic. It's bad enough to reward failure but if we vote for Obama in '12 we are not only rewarding failure, but rewarding hostility. If we reward hostility we will get nothing but more hostility.
I recommend against.