Monday, November 19, 2012

Republicans Support Israel, Democrats Do Not

Mike L.

According to a recent CNN poll a majority of Democrats do not support Jewish rights to self-defense, while three-quarters of Republicans and a majority of independents, such as myself, do.
"Although most Americans think the Israeli actions are justified, there are key segments of the public who don't necessarily feel that way," said CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. "Only four in ten Democrats think the Israeli actions in Gaza are justified, compared to 74% of Republicans and 59% of independents."
I never cease to be amazed that most Jews support a political party and a political movement that is increasingly hostile to the state of Israel and, thus, to their own well-being.

I wonder how long this can last?  What we saw in the last election was a drop of Jewish support for the Democratic presidential nominee by about 10 points.  Simultaneously we are seeing an increase of Jewish support for the Republican party, bringing it up to around 30 percent of American Jews.

There is no possible way that the left can continue to kick around the Jewish people and still maintain Jewish support.  These kinds of changes take place slowly over time, but they do happen.  Even the traumatized Jews have enough self-respect to not stand with people who spit directly into our faces.



  1. Only 40% of American Democrats support Israel's actions?.

    What the bloody hell is wrong with you people?

    What would they have Israel do?

    What would they do?

    I know. Ethnic cleanse Gaza of all Jews ..

    Oh wait ...

  2. Kind of telling for those who believe there is not an Israel issue among Democrats.

    Moreover, some are even saying that Obama deserves thanks for something that he is expected to do, stand up for Israel against war crimes committed by Hamas.

    1. Well, it's pretty clear that the base of the Democratic party has a strong anti-Jewish racist element that considers Jewish self-defense, including the founding of the state of Israel, to be a form of aggression.

      As we see daily on the left blogs, they do not consider violence against Jews to be actual violence, which leads me to wonder if they consider Jews to be actual human beings.

      They breathed not a word as the bombs were dropping on Jewish heads, but the very moment that Jews fight back they screech to the heavens about the children.

      This violently racist Democratic base represents a sizable number of people who are made perfectly at home by the rest of the party, unfortunately.

      As for Obama, he has all the integrity of a paper bag in a rain storm. I wouldn't trust that guy as far as I could throw him, as my dear old dad used to say.

      You can't support the Muslim Brotherhood and still claim to be a friend to the Jewish people and the Jewish state of Israel.

      It's just common sense.

    2. You overstate it when you say the base "has a strong anti-Jewish racist element." That is not to say, however, that a significant presence does not exist that worships an ideology that is anathema to Israel and the West.

      At this point, I would not say that Obama supports the MB, but he is too accommodating, too hesitant to press them it to stop persecuting non-believers and women, among others, as is required under international law.

      Obama, as President, if he cares about US security, has no choice to support Israel because it is in our interest, even if among his friends and confidants are people who will take the side of the "oppressed" in the name of resistance and solidarity, no matter what atrocities are committed and no matter what it means for universal human rights and dignity.

    3. You overstate it when you say the base "has a strong anti-Jewish racist element."

      Do I overstate?

      I am not so sure about that, School. That the base of the Democratic party as an anti-Jewish racist element, I think that we can agree on. I call it a strong element because it is successfully driving the conversation within the base of the party and, thereby, creating considerable hatred for the Jewish state of Israel.

      At this point, I would not say that Obama supports the MB, but he is too accommodating...

      Well, he certainly did support the MB and the rise of political Islam.

      I gave 5 reasons here, but there are more.

      The 5 reasons include:

      1) Obama's praise for the "Arab Spring" in his speech wherein he compared it to the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s, as well as, much to my astonishment, the American Revolution.

      2) Obama administration meetings with the Muslim Brotherhood on several occasions, as reported by Ha'aretz in 2009, years prior to helping them come into power.

      3) His invitation to the Muslim Brotherhood, over the objections of Hosni Mubarak, to attend his 2009 Cairo speech.

      4) The fact that his Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, praised the Brotherhood before the United States Congress as secular and moderate.

      5) Obama's 2012 United Nations speech in which he explicitly claimed to support the Arab Spring, which as it turns out, is radical Islam.

      Am I wrong?

    4. I think there are strong points to be made that Obama has been less than stellar in his approach, but that does not translate to support.

      Too often we exaggerate intent. First and foremost he is President, and that means pro-Israel, even as his calculations about the MB are pronounced and will become more evident with time.

      He certainly deserves no thank you for saying and doing what he ought to do, and what is right.

    5. I should add that I feel the greater problem, at least in the USA, lies in the university system that produces these individuals who reside in an insular chamber of one-sidedness, prone to implementing their ideology on the masses, by intolerance and even authoritarian means.

  3. No surprise here after looking at dKos and the disgraceful display we saw at the DNC.'