Friday, September 22, 2006

The Democratic Party and the Jews

The rise of anti-semitism within the Democratic party is very troubling. I have noticed this trend over the last couple of years and it seems to be getting more shrill. It can be seen that the internet is both a blessing and a curse for the political parties. A blessing in that truth and strategy can be disseminated quickly. A curse in that the fringe can have a huge influence that is out of balance with their numbers.

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. Read More.

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