Pollsters discuss the “shy” Trump vote; but a great many voters aren’t “shy;” they are self-preserving. In this “cancel culture,” there is high risk in expressing any pro-Trump sentiment in public, in workplaces, and even within social circles and families. The crypto-Trump supporters driven underground are political Marranos. And they will vote.
These old-style liberals honor the flag; they’d never “take a knee” for the national anthem. They believe in judging people not by the color of their skin—or their class or gender—but by the content of their character. They find incomprehensible the switch from free speech reverence to a hate-fueled “cancel-culture,” and know that it was a mistake for the Democrats to jettison liberal core values to align with far-Left forces rapidly transforming both party and country. It pains them, but they cannot pull the lever for Joe Biden. Not in good conscience. Not this year. Not for these Democrats.
We vote not just for a President, but for a presidency. Particularly for voters concerned about Mideast policy, it’s hard to argue with the accomplishments—too many of which we already take for granted. You might (grudgingly) concede that this presidency has been, by-and-large, a success.
Those whose hatred of political opponents exceeds their hatred for the country’s enemies should be kept far from the Presidency. A party which treats foreign policy only as a means to claw back power at any cost cannot be trusted with America’s own national security interests; how reliable can it be when it comes to Israel’s?
If an organization slaps a “kosher” label on pork, that label hardly makes the pork kosher as commonly understood. Currently, more than half of congressional Democrats carry J Street’s “pro-Israel” kosher certification.
What shall it profit a party if it shall gain the whole world, and lose its own soul? Is winning worth the price of electing radical, Israel-hostile candidates who automatically become Democratic leaders and rising stars?
It’s bad enough that the blood of American and Israeli victims of Palestinian terror is cheap; it is outrageous that it is subsidized. Including by the U.S. government. Isn’t it time to put a stop to this most obscene use of American tax dollars?
As Steve Bannon oversaw the publication of thousands of articles during his tenure at “unabashedly racist,” “white supremacist,” “anti-Semitic” Breitbart.com, surely there are hundreds of illustrative examples of those “anti-Semitic tropes” the ADL, Forward, Ha’aretz and Conservative and Reform movements could point to. Well, certainly dozens. OK, ten? One, even? Nope. Where does Bannon go to get his reputation back?