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How Will The Majority of Jews Vote: Will They Vote For A Tea Party GOP Candidate Like Romney With All of His Gaffes?

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Submitted by Rex Bouvier (United States), Jul 31, 2012 at 15:23

If anyone has any questions about how the Jews will inevitably vote, I would strongly advise Mr. Pipes's readers to visit the web site of the ADL: http://www.adl.org/civil_rights/immigration.asp The majority of American Jews have a natural, visceral aversion to the agenda of the right wing in the United States. The ADL has consistently upheld the civil liberties and constitutional rights of all, including Arab Muslim Americans, as they should. Romney's remark, insinuating that the "Jewish culture was somehow superior to the Palestinian Arab culture" was defined equally by both groups as not only racist, but also anti-Semitic.

The Jewish Americans are frightened by the Evangelical Christian fundamentalist agenda, being promoted by the GOP. This extremist, fundamentalist agenda is likened by the Jews to the one promoted by Senator McCarthy, which literally destroyed the lives of thousands of American Jews. It is also the agenda promoted by the Evangelical Christian Church, which supported, promoted, and helped prop up the Nazi Party and the Third Reich.

On a lighter note, wealthy right-wing Jewish Americans like Adelson and Singer are hoping by supporting and electing a GOP candidate, who promises to further de-regulate (de-criminalize) "big government," they hope to avoid prosecution for breaking U.S. laws in connection to bribing foreign government officials and paying bribes to local gangs and mobsters in various foreign lands. Singer is also guilty of insider trading. Adelson and Singer are both guilty of evading the payment of taxes, while the rest of us pay our taxes in addition to compensating for those, who do not pay their taxes like Adelson and Singer.

Romney continues to refuse to disclose the minimum of traditional tax releases, which every candidate has, so far, done. After comprehensively reading through the ADL web site, how many of you, who are non-Jews, still think that you have anything in common with the majority of the Jewish people? The Jewish people are an exceptionally intellectual bunch, and we will not be used to promote or support a most dubious, malefic agenda of the GOP. We don't discriminate against those, who are different than ourselves, because their language, religion, and skin color perhaps is different than ours. Remember, there are millions of Jews, who are not Caucasian. I personally helped raise hundreds-of-thousands-of-dollars in 1990 to facilitate the airlift of thousands of Ethiopian Jews.

Upon my visit in 1998, I was so proud to see a most heterogenous population. It's boring and not very becoming to one's character to want to continually look in the mirror and admire oneself. When I sit in a bus or cafe in Israel, I want to see a melange of individuals, who all speak in different native languages. In Israel, it is not uncommon for the average citizen to have a language proficiency in three different languages -- just like the grandparents of the baby boomers, who spoke at least three languages. Ironically, the average Palestinian Arab of 50 years of age and younger, who has graduated from high school and studied the English language, has a much better command and proficiency of the language than most Americans, who have graduated from high school. In fact, most Palestinian Arabs of East Jerusalem have a much, much better command of the Hebrew language in addition to the English language.

Many Palestinian Arabs continue their educations at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem by completing undergraduate and multiple graduate degrees in addition to those, who wish only to partake in adult classes to improve their Hebrew and English language skills. How many American adults take adult classes to improve their English language skills and to acquire basic foreign language skills? How many public school districts and universities in the U.S. offer such adult classes to the general public for free or a minimal, affordable fee? In the EU, most people of 50 years or younger speak at least one foreign language in addition to their native tongue. If one wants to compete in the modern world, one must invest in public education and public health. This runs in deep contrast and counter to the ideology and basic principles now promoted by the Tea Party GOP agenda.

The average American has nothing in common with Romney's world. Most lawyers today remember the AMPAD binders and legal pads. AMPAD was sold in all university bookstores across the country. AMPAD was an American tradition like Crane. Luckily, Crane has been spared the right-wing extremist agenda, since its paper is used for our currency.

As a final note, one of Romney's own sons believes his father should not be again running for the presidency -- the son, the doctor. Considering Romney has been running for the office of the presidency for the past consecutive twelve years, he has thus far made too many very serious gaffes. It's like settling for a pair of inferior-made Chinese copies of the Timberland work boot, when one is used to wearing combat and motorcycle boots manufactured by Prada and Gucci.


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Daniel Pipes replies:

This whole diatribe is directed toward Jewish voters yet I believe that Romney's pro-Israel stance is primarily directed toward conservatives, so we're on different tracks.

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senior citizen [25 words]Jo Ann GillSep 9, 2012 15:26198474
Seniors Voting For Romney/Ryan Ticket [259 words]Rex BouvierSep 9, 2012 19:33198474
Israel Foreign Policy [14 words]JSK1108Sep 6, 2012 22:16198418
We see a friend of Israel in Mr. Romney. [98 words]Phil GreendSep 4, 2012 23:48198350
1Romney for President [7 words]k2680Aug 12, 2012 06:27197851
Romney and the VP Ryan [53 words]StasAug 12, 2012 01:38197837
What Romney said was just as true in 1930 as today, according to Will Durant [4 words]Solomon2Aug 8, 2012 13:42197752
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A Love Affair With GOP Romney/Ryan [241 words]Rex BouvierAug 11, 2012 17:24197740
Way To Represent [309 words]trans-parereAug 11, 2012 23:49197740
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Romney's speeches [90 words]stranchanAug 1, 2012 01:42197614
President Obama's Naivete [70 words]HerschelAug 1, 2012 00:10197613
112 out of 3 is not good enough [41 words]Michael Hanni MorcosAug 2, 2012 06:55197613
1ROMNEY ON ISRAEL [58 words]JACQUES HADIDAJul 31, 2012 15:56197604
2Unfortunately, the operative word is 'IF" [84 words]saraJul 31, 2012 16:39197604
Obama is not anti-Israel [180 words]AnonAug 12, 2012 02:07197604
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2Rousing speech; won't mean beans if he can't win [235 words]john w mcginleyJul 31, 2012 11:25197598
4Yea, rousing speeches do win... [183 words]stanley bJul 31, 2012 17:37197598
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You might be right [4 words]john w mcginleyAug 6, 2012 11:00197598
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1Who will vote for Romney/Ryan? Not the senior citizens [120 words]dhimmi no moreAug 12, 2012 08:24197598
1Who discriminates and compartmentalizes? [193 words]saraAug 12, 2012 19:58197598
1They would vote for Romney anyway [88 words]salkeyJul 31, 2012 02:53197593
15Excellent speech-----Why are we being masochistic? [108 words]Michael Hanni MorcosJul 31, 2012 00:00197590
Romney vist to Israel [63 words]stranchanJul 30, 2012 23:31197589
4Who do you trust? [424 words]
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Sigmund DermanJul 30, 2012 23:11197586
5Trust? [119 words]saraJul 31, 2012 17:10197586
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1Why I trust Obama [420 words]Sigmund DermanAug 3, 2012 20:39197586
4My, what rose colored glasses you have! [61 words]stanley bAug 4, 2012 16:40197586
3What the...... [367 words]DEBORAH THE JUDGEAug 12, 2012 02:29197586
Trust an American Politician? Really? [37 words]M. ToveyAug 15, 2012 15:10197586
Obama's accomplishments [628 words]Sigmund DermanAug 16, 2012 13:30197586
My error [217 words]Sigmund DermanAug 17, 2012 00:22197586
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Hope you are right [55 words]saraAug 27, 2012 19:30197586
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12Romney Is Not the Ideal Candidate for the U.S. and Its Ally Israel [1036 words]Rex BouvierJul 30, 2012 15:50197574
5Great post! [35 words]Hal MozerJul 30, 2012 19:26197574
1Spot On! [251 words]Sigmund DermanJul 30, 2012 23:30197574
The Point Is? [362 words]PhyllisJul 31, 2012 12:28197574
The Point is: Israel's Destiny is Already Set -Neither Obama nor Romney Will Get It Right... [196 words]M. ToveyAug 1, 2012 19:30197574
A Better Alternative For Israelis and Palestinians [108 words]Rex BouvierAug 11, 2012 16:05197574
Great post [124 words]AnonAug 12, 2012 02:42197574
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2Scary Responses [194 words]Jules PostenJul 30, 2012 13:46197570
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2Romney's Remarkable speech in Jerusalem. It is real leadership. [121 words]AnneJul 30, 2012 12:01197568
4How will American Jews respond? [109 words]Richard B.Jul 30, 2012 11:33197565
2My answer to your question [240 words]MiltonJul 31, 2012 09:36197565
1How Will The Majority of Jews Vote: Will They Vote For A Tea Party GOP Candidate Like Romney With All of His Gaffes? [828 words]
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Rex BouvierJul 31, 2012 15:23197565
It's easy, RIchard [166 words]stanley bJul 31, 2012 15:49197565
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6The net effect: No change in US Policy [139 words]
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There is NO Santa ClausJul 30, 2012 08:21197560
1Agree with you wholeheartedly [15 words]saraJul 30, 2012 18:07197560
2Romney's future speech in Riyadh [97 words]IanusJul 30, 2012 18:37197560
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Is that so important? [183 words]StasJul 31, 2012 17:33197560
the US-Saudi Pact [36 words]There is NO Santa ClausAug 18, 2012 23:24197560
Dear Dr. Pipes [59 words]There is NO Santa ClausAug 18, 2012 23:35197560
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1Romney's visit to Israel [30 words]DanJul 29, 2012 22:25197545
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4MITT ROMNEY IN ISRAEL [66 words]samirJul 29, 2012 19:58197540
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4November cannot come fast enough [78 words]NuritGJul 29, 2012 18:47197536
But he didn't, Dr. Pipes! [60 words]Abu NudnikJul 29, 2012 18:09197530
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9Romney speech [2 words]Steven LJul 29, 2012 17:59197528
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saraJul 29, 2012 17:54197527
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8May he bless and protect the Nation of Israel [30 words]
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