Thursday, September 15, 2011

Henry Waxman & The Liberal Jews Launch Their Civil War!

Well, that didn't take long.  This was me, yesterday:

So the question is, will the "Reform Jews" lead a charge against their more conservative brethren? Oh, you betcha. Reform Jews oft are more wedded to the Democratic party than to Judaism, and more beholden to liberal orthodoxy than to the Bible. They will lash out at Conservative and Orthodox Jews, trying to paint them as extremist radicals within the faith, and not to be taken as seriously as...Reform Jews. They will call them hidebound, racist, ignorant, and Israel-firsters - you know, everything that liberals say about conservatives on a daily basis...

And here is the vile Henry Waxman (D-CA), today:

“I think Jewish voters will be Democratic and be for Obama in 2012, especially if you get a Republican candidate like [Texas] Gov. [Rick] Perry,” he said. “But there’s no question the Jewish community is much more bipartisan than it has been in previous years. There are Jews who are trending toward the Republican Party, some of it because of their misunderstanding of Obama’s policies in the Middle East, and some of it, quite frankly, for economic reasons. They feel they want to protect their wealth, which is why a lot of well-off voters vote for Republicans.”

Two slurs here: One is the tired "anyone who votes Republican is clearly stupid" liberal nonsense, as Waxman seems to claim Jewish votes for Republicans are based in their "misunderstandings" of Obama's policy. (If you hear a scrubbing sound, that's Waxman and his ilk desperately trying to wipe clean Barack Obama's long history of antisemitism, as well as his mistrust of Benjamin Netanayu and the Israeli government).  Interesting.  So Jews, once thought to be among society's smartest members, are now lumped in with the rest of the "redneck America" because they stepped out of line in the voting booth.  Not unlike how all of America turned racist the day of the 2010 midterm elections, despite voting for a black man for president for 2008.  Weak.

The second slur  - so, so offensive  - is the canard of Jews putting their profits, their cash, their ill-gotten gold and diamonds, above the welfare of society and the nation ("they want to protect their wealth").  Unfortunately, the opposite has been true - Jews have put their own self-interest last, and have consistently voted Democratic, even as it has become the party of antisemitism, and Israel-bashing, as we naively believe that the donkey are somehow the party of "social justice".  Now those chickens have come home to roost, as the party has turned on them, viciously, at the slightest hint of disloyalty.

Wait, it will only get uglier.  Waxman is horrible here, no more than a concentration camp "Kapo" - a fellow Jew who worked for the Nazis, tormenting the prisoners, in order to buy himself a little more time.  With his remarks he is opening up the dam from which a torrent of liberal antisemitism will flow forth, churning with bitter, black bile.

How will American Jews react, once the flood is unleashed?  Will they crawl back, scared, to the Democrats, in order to hold back the siege, or will they stand their ground and fight?

No clue.  But the civil war between American Jews is underway...

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