Friday, January 02, 2009

Why Do Jews Still Vote Democrat: Installment XI

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I am not so stupid as to say that all Jews support Israel and the military actions they are forced to take, but I feel confident that an overwhelming majority of Jews support the tiny state.

That said, I find this polling info interesting:

Sixty-two percent (62%) of Republicans back Israel’s decision to take military action against the Palestinians, but only half as many Democrats (31%) agree. A majority of Democrats (55%) say Israel should have tried to find a diplomatic solution first, a view shared by just 27% of Republicans.
Once again, Democrats go against Israel when Israel is in the right and is acting in self defense. Every time Israel finally reacts after having it's civilians targeted by suicide bombers, having it's soldiers kidnapped and murdered or watching Hamas continually launch rockets into schools the political left blames the victim. If it ain't anti-Semitism, it's a close relative. Either that or they prefer to take the side of those who cheered when 3,000 died in the 9/11 attacks.

Here's video in case anyone forgot:

Either way, they are opting to support terrorism over a country protecting itself.

Pamela Geller has some thoughts here.

Of course, the liberal blogosphere is all worked up and of course the most misguided, inane comments come from Glenn Greenwald at Salon:

...By stark constrast, Republicans, as one would expect (in light of their history of supporting virtually any proposed attack on Arabs and Muslims), overwhelmingly support the Israeli bombing campaign (62-27%).
Emphasis mine. Perhaps Greenwald was busy committing random acts of sock puppetry when we helped Muslims in the Balkans and freed an Arab-Muslim nation during the first Gulf War. Not to mention that Iraq is now a free nation with an elected government that has established itself quite nicely thanks to our actions. Also, when Greenwald accuses us of supporting attacks on Arabs and Muslims, would he have a problem with us taking out Ayman Zawahiri or Osama bin-laden if given the opportunity? My belief is that he would.

But our hero couldn't stop his idiocy there:

Equally noteworthy is that the factional breakdown regarding Israel-Gaza mirrors quite closely the factional alliances that arose with regard to the Iraq War. Just as was true with Iraq, one finds vigorous pro-war sentiment among the Dick Cheney/National Review/neoconservative/hard-core-GOP crowd, joined (as was true for Iraq) by some American liberals who typically oppose that faction yet eagerly join with them when it comes to Israel. Meanwhile, most of the rest of the world -- Europe, South America, Asia, the Middle East, the U.N. leadership -- opposes and condemns the attack, all to no avail. The parties with the superior military might (the U.S. and Israel) dismiss world opinion as essentially irrelevant. Even the pro-war rhetorical tactics are the same (just as those who opposed the Iraq War were demonized as being "pro-Saddam," those who oppose the Israeli attack on Gaza are now "pro-Hamas").
Um, Glenn, you can't have it both ways. You either support Israel or you support Hamas. One nation pulled out of Gaza and allowed them to try to self-govern themselves, signed a cease fire and lived up to it. The other continuously lobbed incendiaries into the first country with no regard for women and children. No nuance here, bro.

Liberals use extreme pretzel logic while slamming Israel and defending Iranian proxies like Hamas. They're knee-jerk anti-Israel at all times and will defend anyone who provokes them into military action regardless of how many Israeli's were murdered or how egregious the breach of a ceasefire was.

I ask again, why the hell do Jews continue to support liberal Democrats?

1 comment:

Marla Singer said...

I still have no idea why. I think the younger generation are going to start supporting Republicans though.