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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Why Don't Jews Vote Republican?

It's a good question, seeing as how they should.  Overwhelmingly.  Out of self-interest.

But why don't they?

Simple answer:   Jews don't know Republicans.

Except for the ones who are defined and portrayed by the liberal press on television and in the country's major newspapers.

Need I go any further?

Yes.  To elaborate:
Why Most Jews Don't Vote GOP
By Aaron Goldstein, American Spectator

So why don't Jews vote Republican in large numbers? The most fundamental reason is that many Jews believe (fairly or not) that Republicans are hostile towards racial minorities, women, immigrants (be they legal or illegal) and the LGBTG community. Many Jews intrinsically identify with groups who are seen as being on the short end of the stick and see themselves (and in some cases members of their family) in their position and thus feel compelled to speak out and act on their behalf. As Rabbi Hillel asked, "If I am only for myself, than what am I?" In the grand scheme of things, it is only natural to wonder, "Well, if Republicans don't like gays and lesbians then what do they think of me?" Now I happen to think some of that thinking is unfair especially where it concerns racial minorities although I do think there's credence to it when it comes to the LGBTG community. [link]
"The most fundamental reason is that many Jews believe (fairly or not) that Republicans are hostile towards racial minorities, women, immigrants (be they legal or illegal) and the LGBTG community."

For the love of God.

Yet ...

It can't be stated any more clearly than that.

"Well, if Republicans don't like gays and lesbians then what do they think of me?"

It starts with that false premise - that Republicans "don't like" (or worse, that they are "hostile" toward) gays and lesbians - and goes from there.

Stop it.

Unlike America's Jews, I know a lot of Republicans in this country.  I'm even related to some.  Not one of them has ever expressed a dislike for gays or lesbians.  At least not in the last fifty years or so.

So how does that distasteful image still exist?

See above.  The words liberal and press.  And understand the motivation for the members thereof to perpetuate that myth.  To cultivate the deceitful fiction is to further their interests in keeping America's Jews on the plantation in the ghetto.

In truth?  To answer Rabbi Hillel's question - "If I am only for myself, than what am I?" - you're an American, and we'll be proud to have you stand with us, brother.

Shed the stereotypes conjured and perpetuated by a nefarious mainstream press.  Join us.  We need your help in fixing this broken country of ours.