Wednesday, June 22, 2005

"A party of inclusion" part one

Though I love the West Wing, I differ from them politically due to the American Democratic party being nowhere near as warm and fuzzy in person as they are on TV/in Hollywood.

So with no further ado, the theme of the next two posts:

Bartlet: Charlie, I want to hire a women whose voice I think would fit in nicely around here. She's a conservative Republican. Do you think I should do it?

Charlie: Absolutely, Mr. President. 'Cause I'm told that theirs is a party of inclusion.

The truth is, I am increasingly uncomfortable with the way the Democrat party treats Jews, and I'm not the only one. From American Thinker:

What are we to make of Thursday's mock Judiciary Committee hearing designed to impeach President Bush, conducted by Michigan Congressman John Conyers? The meeting was attended by about 30 Democratic members of Congress... As reported in the Washington Post but (surprise, surprise!) not in the New York Times,

The session took an awkward turn when witness Ray McGovern, a former intelligence analyst, declared that the United States went to war in Iraq for oil, Israel and military bases craved by administration "neocons" so "the United States and Israel could dominate that part of the world." He said that Israel should not be considered an ally and that Bush was doing the bidding of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.

As the author of the article writes, Democrats are not overwhelmingly anti-Israel or anti-Semitic. Most of them don't hate us. Many of them are Jews (almost 75% of Jewish votes cast in 2004 were for Kerry as opposed to Bush) and people like Joe Lieberman have done well in the party.

But it would sicken me to belong to a party which welcomed anti-Semitic statements with open arms. In the United States Congress on Thursday, members of the second major party entertained the idea that Jews in the state of Israel are vying for world domination.

So have they recently started selling "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion" on the hill, too?


Blogger fineskylark said...

One of (what I've always felt is) one of the major flaws in the American political system is simply that you have be registered with one of the two major parties in order to be able to vote.

I also find it interesting that neoconservatism is associated so strongly with Judaism (perhaps because I don't understand why that connection is made)...and certainly, it is very telling.

9:20 a.m.  

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