Skip to comments.Republicans, Democrats, and Israel
Posted on 04/30/2010 7:58:07 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator
Bipartisan support for Israel has been one of the greatest casualties of US President Barack Obama's assault on the Jewish state. Today, as Republican support for Israel reaches new heights, support for Israel has become a minority position among Democrats.
AIPAC also has institutional reasons for papering over the erosion in Democratic support for Israel. First, most of its members are Democrats. Indeed, AIPAC's new President Lee Rosenberg was one of Obama's biggest fundraisers.
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Why would anyone expect anything different from the Party of Slavery,Jim Crow and POLL TAX...the DEMOCRAT PARTY.
They need to wake up! It is obvious now that the support for Israel in the Democratic party was only for show. Too many of them bailed out at the earliest opportunity. If Jews want to preserve the relationship with the U.S. the relationship with the Republican party must grow stronger.
Nonsense. The Dems in Congress remain just as pro-Israel as ever. That is what counts.
Thank you for sharing your peerless wisdom on a column you have obviously not read.
While there is clearly a number of pro Israeli Democratic Congressmen/women, many are not. Nita Lowey mentioned by Caroline Glick is my Congresswomen however I would love to see her replaced by her Republican challenger Paul Wasserman. Not only is Paul equally pro Israel but he is campaigning on fiscal responsibility (ending the out of control government spending).
Having gone to the Pro Israel Anti Obama demonstration outside the Israel Consulate last Sunday (in the rain with thousand of other people), the need to remove Democratic control of Congress is beginning to take hold in the Jewish community.
There are 45 Jewish members of Congress--31 in the House and 14 in the Senate. Only one is a Rep Obama's chief of staff is Jewish (who served as a volunteer at an Israeli Army Base during the Gulf War) as well as his chief advisor, Axelrod, and head political operative now back in the WH working on Obama's reelection, David Plouffe.
Has Congress cut assistance for Israel?
I will believe it when I see it. After blacks, Jews are the Dems' second most loyal constituency. We need more Jewish Reps in Congress and less Dems. Good luck to Wasserman.
I’d love to see it to. We sill have to wait until November. There was this Ron Kessler piece Wed in Newsmax which has me pretty optimistic:
Jews Turn Against Obama
Wow. Since "foreign aid" (which keeps Israel a complacent American fiefdom) hasn't been cut, then I guess Obama and the Dems are fanatical Zionists.
You forgot to mention the USS Liberty and Simon of Trent.
I suspect that some of the Dems are resisting signing or voting for letters and resolutions that are critical, explicitly or implicitly, of the Obama administration. It is political. Where are the cries of the Dems about the war in Iraq or Afghanistan? The Patriot Act? The homeless?
The reality is that there is not a dime's worth of difference between the two parties when it comes to Israel. That is the reason why support of Israel is seldom mention in Presidential election campaigns except for each party trying to outdo the other in how much they support Israel. Just read the statements of the Presidential candidates when they address AIPAC.
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She concludes, however, with a dubious conclusion about the 'Rats:
By using support for Israel as a wedge issue in the upcoming elections, Republicans will do more than simply constrain Obama's ability to harm the Jewish state. They will be setting a course for a Democratic return to strategic sensibility in the years to come.
Unfortunately, "strategic sensibility" and today's Democratic Party hardly mesh on any issue. Ms. Glick is overly sanguine about the future of the 'Rat pack.
I agree. If anything, they will harden their bunkers. As much as they are anti-Israel, they are ALSO anti-American. Any small j jew who stays with them is either insane or just like them, in which case, they ALL need to be shunned. Just...gone as if they never were.