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The Democratic Party and Jews

Ed Lasky has what is likely to be a controversial piece at The American Thinker about the Democratic Party and Jews. In it he goes into specifics pertaining to individual politicians and anti-semitism, and what a Democrat controlled House might mean for American Jews and Israel.

The Democratic Party has been a congenial political home for many American Jews since the era of FDR. The party welcomed them into its ranks (along with many blacks and urban dwellers) and its programs comported well with many values Jews cherish. The Party was also seen as one that had offered help to the doomed Jews of Europe, opposed prejudice, and supported the fledgling state of Israel from enemies that boasted of its plans to destroy the state.

Conversely, the Republican Party was perceived to be a WASP enclave, isolationist in its outlook, and weak on support for Israel (though George C. Marshall under the Truman Administration advocated abandoning Israel to the tender mercies of its Arab neighbors).

However, these views are now anachronistic and need to be revisited.

And revisit them he does -- and he spares no one.


Comments (15)

Speaking as an orthodox Jew... (Below threshold)
Michael K.:

Speaking as an orthodox Jew, it's why I abandoned the
Democratic Party at the start of the current intifada. It wasn't
about whether you agreed with how Israel was defending itself,
but it truly brought the anti-Semites out of the woodwork. I
saw the opposite from their Republican counterparts and had a
very quick change-of-heart after a very rude awakening.

I have a large number of cl... (Below threshold)
Lee:

I have a large number of close friends who are Jewish, and not a single one is a conservative. Most are extremely liberal, and hate Bush even more than the average American.

I have a large number of cl... (Below threshold)
VagaBond:

I have a large number of close friends who are Jewish, and not a single one is a liberal. Most are extremely conservative, and love Bush even more than the average Venezuelan.

ok! Give me another one!

VagaBond,That was ... (Below threshold)
Red Fog:

VagaBond,

That was funny. How's 'bout I'm "Lee" and all my best friends treat me like a stranger.

i live in NYC and I am cons... (Below threshold)
Brian:

i live in NYC and I am constantly amazed at how many Jews are staunch Bush-Hating Liberals. I think they have fallen victim to the main stream media and drank the Kool-Aid. It is unfortunate.

I'm a conservative Jew who ... (Below threshold)

I'm a conservative Jew who seriously doubts Lee has friends.

I know quite a few Jews who... (Below threshold)
Evan3457:

I know quite a few Jews whose attitude has changed in the last several years, but not enough.

Many of them still think FDR is President.

I am Jewish and I have NEVE... (Below threshold)
Robert:

I am Jewish and I have NEVER voted for a Dhimmicrat. I will not vote for a party that supports Death especially the death of Israel.

Well, maybe there are regio... (Below threshold)
Lee:

Well, maybe there are regional differences between the percentage of Jews who are liberal or conservative.

I wonder how the Jews in New York are voting these days?

Or maybe those individuals here claiming to be Jewish lie through their conservative teeth -- just like the born-again Christian crooked conservatives do.

The coin is in the air...

Good point Lee, the Jews in... (Below threshold)

Good point Lee, the Jews in New York are voting overwhelmingly for one of the few Democrat candidates who support the war in Iraq. BTW, I can prove I'm Jewish but I don't take it out in front liberals like you, all that drooling and heavy breathing makes me want to puke.

Just wondering...could some... (Below threshold)
Drew:

Just wondering...could someone here give me the names of elected Republicans of the hebrew faith?
I will settle for any level...Lieberman doesn't count....didn't think so...
July 3, 1971: Nixon and Haldeman, 10:41 A.M., Oval Office Conversation #536-16; cassette #871

Nixon: Colson, he's a clever bastard. He had his office call the Bureau of Labor Statistics. . . . Goldstein. . . . I said, "Were they all Jews?" He said, "Yes. Every one of them was a Jew." Malek's not Jewish is he?

Haldeman: No.

Nixon: I want to look at any sensitive areas around, where Jews are involved, Bob. See, the Jews are all through the government. And we have got to get in those areas, we've got to get the man in charge, who is not Jewish, to patrol the Jewish -

Haldeman: [unclear]

Nixon: . . . full of Jews. Second, most Jews are [unclear]. You know what I mean? You have Garment and Kissinger.

Haldeman: And thankfully Safire.

Nixon: But by God, they're exceptions. But Bob, generally speaking, you can't trust the bastards. They turn on us.

Haldeman: And their whole orientation is against this administration anyway. . . . And they're smart. They have the ability to do what they want to do. Which is, to hurt us. . . .

Nixon: Henry doesn't have many Jews. Got this one. . . . . . . .

Haldeman: He's got quite a few. . . . He had Halperin.

Nixon: Yeah, I know. But, you know. . . he's got Haig, his secretary is not Jewish. . . . .

Haldeman: None of his aides have ever been Jewish, even Tony Lake who turned on us. . . .

Nixon: That's right.

Haldeman: But his. . . the young guys, that he's always had. . . .

Nixon: Well Tony Lake always seemed Jewish.

Haldeman: I don't think so. I wondered about that.

Nixon: He looked it.

Haldeman: I know.


C'mon you guys...please say... (Below threshold)
Drew:

C'mon you guys...please say a twice elected Republican President was a disgrace to your party...
July 5, 1971: Nixon, Haldeman, and Ziegler, 4:03 P.M., Oval Office Conversation #537-4; cassette #876

NIXON: Jewish families are close, but there's this strange malignancy that seems to creep among them -- radicalism. I can imagine how the fact that Ellsberg is in this must really tear a fella like Henry to pieces -- or Garment. Just like the Rosenbergs and all that. It just has to kill them. I feel horrible about it.
ZIEGLER: Could make up an English name.
HALDEMAN: ... Rosenstein could change his name. ...
[general laughter]
ZIEGLER: It is right. It's always an "Ellsberg."
NIXON: Every one's a Jew. Ellsberg's a Jew. Halperin's a Jew.
HALDEMAN: Gelb's a Jew.
NIXON: But there are [unclear] -- Hiss was not a Jew. Very interesting thing. So few of those who engage in espionage -- are Negroes. ... In fact, very few of them become Communists. If they do, they like, they get into Angela Davis -- they're more the capitalist type. And they throw bombs and this and that. But the Negroes. -- have you ever noticed? ... Any Negro spies?
HALDEMAN: Not intellectual enough, not smart enough... not smart enough to be spies.
NIXON: The Jews -- the Jews are, are born spies. You notice how many of them are just in up to their necks?
HALDEMAN: A basic deviousness.

Just wondering...could s... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

Just wondering...could someone here give me the names of elected Republicans of the hebrew faith?

Sure:

Linda Lingle--Governor of Hawaii
Eric Cantor-Virgina Congresman
Norm Coleman-Senator from Minnisota
Arlen Spector-Senator from Pennsylvania.

Do I get a cookie?

And gee, what's with all the Nixon transcripts? You trying to prove that Nixon was cruddy? Duh! At least, he resigned before being impeached.

Hillary! Clinton has had some not-so-nice remarks about Jews herself, if you want to play the game.

C'mon you guys...please ... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

C'mon you guys...please say a twice elected Republican President was a disgrace to [the Republican] party...

Fine, he was a disgrace. There are few republicans who will deny this, and they paid a political price for it with...Jimmy Carter.

I'm still trying to figure out what your point is.

I wonder how the Jews in... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

I wonder how the Jews in New York are voting these days?

Same as they always do...it's New York.

Or maybe those individuals here claiming to be Jewish lie through their conservative teeth -- just like the born-again Christian crooked conservatives do.

Wow, you got a lot of nerve. Someone should smack you upside the head with their circumsized schwanz

The coin is in the air...

I'm sure your coin is two-faced...




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