“Most Jews dislike the Republican Party because they associate it with the idea of a Christian America. And since the 1960s, as Peter Novick exhaustively shows in The Holocaust in American Life, blame for the Nazis’ attempted extermination of the Jews has shifted in both Jewish and non-Jewish accounts from Nazi pagans to white Christians. The Holocaust is now routinely—perhaps most starkly in a book by Daniel Goldhagen—placed at the doorstep of Christian civilization. In my view, this shift is based on reckless generalization and feeds into an unjustified Jewish hostility toward religious Christians. But it’s nonetheless convinced many Jews that even Christians who appear to be effusively philosemitic are really anti-Jewish. Democrats, meanwhile, are supposedly friendlier to Jews because they are cleansing public life of traditional biblical morality, most of which ironically comes from Hebrew Scripture. From 2016 to 2018, while the Trump administration was trying to hammer home that Democrats were unfriendly to Israel and, by implication, to American Jews, Jewish identification with the Democratic Party went from 71 percent to 79 percent. …”
This annoys the hell out of me as well.
MIGA is a running joke on this website. It’s hilarious when you think about it. Bibi Netanyahu has less support in Israel than in the GOP. And yet, the Republican Party is convinced it can win over Jewish voters and bring about the Jexodus by running on Sheldon Adelson’s foreign policy platform while accusing Democrats of being the real anti-Semites.
As for the blacks, I was just talking with my wife about this. Can we blame the blacks for not wanting to vote for the GOP? Does the GOP have such a compelling vision and message that blacks are being duped into voting against their own interests because they don’t know about the old Southern Democrats? What is the GOP offering to black voters? What if the blacks are smarter than we are?
I don’t even want to vote for Charlie Kirkism. I would rather have $1,000 a month than mainstream conservatism. I don’t have any confidence in the GOP to win on the social issues. I certainly don’t expect it to do anything to help anyone but the ultra wealthy with its economic policies. As for its foreign policy, it is the Democrats who are pushing back against Blompf’s warmongering over Iran.
I’m thinking that it would be much easier to win support from the blacks with our platform: $1,000 a month, a VAT tax on Big Tech, an end to stupid endless foreign wars for Israel and Saudi Arabia, invest in infrastructure in our country, legalize weed, Medicare for All, student loan debt forgiveness. We could combine that with social conservatism. Wouldn’t this work better and have greater appeal to the blacks than appealing to them with the message that Dems R the Real Racists?
Look at it this way: at the end of the day, voting isn’t going to change what anyone thinks about race on either side, but if we both voted for the $1,000 a month over Charlie Kirk and mainstream conservatism then we could all get something out of the system.
Note: I’m using “the blacks” here as a joke. This is how Trump thinks of them. It is his term for them.