My good friend, Bobbi Leigh Zito, wrote this letter to Jewish Republicans. I am republishing it here.
Fellow Jewish Republicans:
Why in this day and age do 75% of Jews consistently vote the Democrat ticket?
Here is what we have to tell them.George W. Bush is the best friend Israel has ever had.
According to a recent Gallup Poll, most Republicans strongly support Israel, while only a minority of Democrats do. Democrats believe we should be more “balanced” in our approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Should we have been more “balanced” in our relations with Germany during WWII? Should we look for the kinder, gentler, less anti-Semitic side of Iran as well?
Almost all the anti-Israel, anti-Semitic rhetoric is from the Left: Cindy Sheehan, A.N.S.W.E.R.[A project of the World Workers Party (Communist)], leftist students and professors at most universities, Dick Durbin, Jesse Jackson, Howard Dean, Jimmy Carter, The LA Times, Spike Lee, etc., etc. etc. The list is endless.
Jews and Jewish interests are the main target of the Islamofascists. The largest Jewish population lives in New York, the bulls eye for terrorism in this country. Democrats are weak on defense and weak on the War on Terror. They voted against the Patriot Act, are against NSA terrorist wiretapping, against terrorist profiling, against looking at the bank records of terrorists, in favor of giving terrorists “constitutional rights,” even when they are not citizens of this country. They are weak on the security of our nation.
Democrats see the War on Terror as John Kerry so eloquently put it, as “a nuisance” or more of a police action than an actual war. They want to cut and run in Iraq. When you have a bulls eye on your back, and on the backs of your children, how can you support a political party that is soft on defense and weak on the War on Terror?
With tax cuts and a pro-business philosophy, the economy is booming under George W. Bush. An increase in taxes and an increase in the minimum wage, which is what would happen if the Dems get in power, would disproportionately hurt Jews who are often the owners of small businesses and/or professionals, and as employers of other people. That in turn would of course hurt the poor as well. When was the last time you heard of a poor person giving another poor person a job? So, if you want to help the poor, don’t try and destroy the “rich.” Not to mention Social Security. Do you think young Jewish professionals might benefit from the privatization of Social Security? How about those who are on the lower income scale? Do you think they might benefit from privatization Social Security? [If your answer to any of those questions is no, you are not informed. To get informed go here
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Affirmative action (where you pass over more qualified white people so that you can hire unqualified black people), supported by the Democrats, hurts Jews and Asians–the two highest functioning and most educated ethnic groups, more than anyone else. Education is a major concern of Jews. How many Jews are sending their children to public schools these days? Of course, Democrats are against school vouchers and totally control the teacher’s unions. As for higher education, Ann Coulter coined the term “American Madrassas” to describe college campuses.
Then there’s the holy sacrament of the Democrat Party: abortion. Well, to be totally craven in my answer, I would say this: in the unlikely event that the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, it would become a state issue. Most Jews live in very blue states like New York and California (those in Florida are a bit too old to be worried about abortion) and so, your reproductive “rights” would remain unchanged. And what about those cranky old Jews living in Florida? Despite what the Dems and the drive-by media will tell you, the Medicare prescription drug program has been a huge success.
And, finally, the anti-religious, secular fascism of the Left is truly frightening. First they came for the Evangelicals and we didn’t do anything, then they came for the Catholics and we didn’t do anything…who will be left when they come for the Jews?
Folks, it’s time to wake up and smell the matzoh. We must, must spread the word to our misguided Democrat Jewish friends and relatives—yes even the brother-in-law you can’t stand to be in the room with—no matter how painful, we have to start talking to our Democrat landsmen and convince them to vote Republican in November and beyond. The future of America depends upon it.
You know, when I was a kid my parents used to say, “Jewish at home, goyish outside.” So, let them call themselves Democrats if they insist, but the ballot is secret—just get them to vote Republican.
Bobbi Leigh Zito