Iranian nukes: Bad.
Solution: None that are attractive.
Are elected Dems coming out in favor of Iranian nukes? I haven't seen it.
But on the larger point...I think you've been attempting to lay out an argument for Jews leaving the Democratic party based on a logical set of guidelines. Your willingness to accept Evangelicals as part of an alliance belies your logical argument against supporting Democrats.
The heart of your argument is really that Republicans are better for Israel than Democrats and nothing else matters. Is that not so? (I don't think it's true, by the way.)
November 10, 2011 5:23 AM
My claim, as you know, is that the progressive movement welcomes anti-Semitic anti-Zionists as part of its larger coalition.
Am I wrong? Is that false?
My conclusion is that, therefore, Jewish people and friends of Jewish people should abandon the Democratic Party which serves as a home for the progressive movement in the United States.
I do have a question for you, tho, Stuart.
If Israel takes out Iranian nukes, will you support the Jewish state?
The heart of your argument is really that Republicans are better for Israel than Democrats and nothing else matters.
I am not a Republican, not yet, but I surely trust them far, far more than I do malicious progressives.
Your movement has sold the Jewish people down the river.
And that is nothing to smile about.
Your movement has betrayed the Jews.
You have to address the argument one way or the other. Either the progressive-left has, or has not, accepted anti-Semitic anti-Zionism as part of its larger coalition.
This is either true or it is false.
If it is true, then why should we support your political movement?
If it is false then you might tell us how it is false.
Iranian nukes: Bad.
You do not care if Iran gets nuclear weapons?
That does not bother you?
It doesn't bother you that a feudal theocratic regime that has threatened genocide against us may soon develop nuclear bombs?
Well, there are reasons that the polls show a big drop-off of Jewish support for the Democrats. My bet is that Obama's support within the American Jewish community will go from 80 percent in '08 to 65 percent or under in '12.
I am just happy to see Jewish people beginning to awaken. We do not need to support the Democrats or the progressive movement.
And many of us no longer will.
I have never endorsed the Republicans, but you guys may convince me, yet.