Much to my astonishment, Daily Kos Obama follower, Volleyboy1, is joining with anti-Semites to condemn those they call "Israel Firsters." A so-called "Israel Firster" is a Jewish person who cares about other Jews, including those in Israel, and is willing to advocate for Jewish interests and to vote those concerns.
When a progressive-left racist tells Jews that if we care about Israel then we are "unAmerican" he is singling out the Jewish people for a double-standard that is not applied to any other people on the face of the planet.
However, to see Jewish people do so among progressive-left racists is just astonishing. Referring to Jews, such as myself, who are advocating that we vote Republican so as not to be taken for granted by the party that accepts anti-Zionists as part of its larger coalition, Volleyboy1 writes the following:
In the Meantime they would support a party which supports:
1. One State solution to the conflict in the Middle East (without thinking about the ramifications of that)
2. A front-running candidate who supported the Post Death conversions to Mormonism of Jewish Victims of the Holocaust
3. has a candidate that thinks Israel shouldn't exist and would de-fund it entirely.
Ok but I digress....
Now here is where I get controversial. I would say that if this is one's point of view, that the voter who feels this way is living in the wrong country. While one would certainly have the right to vote any way they want, why would this voter bother living here instead of in Israel? I would challenge anyone who feels this way to answer that question. If a narrow P.O.V. as determined by Im Tirtzu or the Israeli Right is what you vote for in American elections then you live in the wrong place.
Now, if one is a Republican to begin with... Dynamite vote for your party. But make your vote based on American priorities. After all, you are an American. If you want to vote for Israeli determined priorities, Kol HaKavod, move to Israel. They need more Olim.
So Volleyboy1 is telling Jewish people who care about their fellow Jews, and who will therefore not vote for Barack Obama, to leave America?
I am frankly amazed that this guy is turning out to be quite this extremist.
It's just disgraceful.