Ann Coulter Shows Why Jews Vote Democratic

Question tweeted by conservative pundit Ann Coulter to her over 600,000 Twitter followers during the CNN Republican Presidential Debate.

Question tweeted by conservative pundit Ann Coulter to her over 600,000 Twitter followers during the CNN Republican Presidential Debate.

— by Greg Rosenbaum

Ms. Coulter, since you asked so nicely, there are approximately 6.5 million Jews living in the United States. Furthermore, the vast majority of that population voted for President Obama in 2012, and we will continue to vote for Democratic candidates in 2016 and beyond.

After hearing 15 conservative Republican candidates:

  • praise failed foreign policies that, among other horrendous consequences, damaged Israel and the vital alliance between the US and Israel;
  • attack those seeking to marry the people they love while defending the right to discriminate against them;
  • demonize an organization that provides crucial health care to women in need;
  • deny the existence of climate change exactly when scientists found 2015 to be the warmest year in our planet’s recorded history; and
  • dangerously spread the lie that vaccinations are tied to autism,

we have no doubt that the American Jewish community will remain overwhelmingly with the Democratic party.

Perhaps, Ann, you did not get the memo from GOP headquarters that Israel is supposed to be a partisan wedge issue, designed to peel off Jewish voters from the Democratic Party. After all, putting partisan politics over good policy, your party’s legislators unanimously opposed the world’s agreement with Iran to prevent it from acquiring a nuclear weapon.

But don’t worry, Ann. Disgusting anti-Semitic comments like yours will help maintain the traditional bonds between American Jewish voters and their home in the Democratic Party, where they are actually welcome.

Greg Rosenbaum is chairman of the National Jewish Democratic Council.

Congress Passes U.S.-Israel Strategic Partnership Act

— by Elanna Cahn

Congress passed the U.S.-Israel Strategic Partnership Act of 2014, introduced by Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Roy Blunt (R-MO), which strengthens the relationship between the U.S. and Israel on issues such as defense and energy:

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An Israel Defense Forces anti-missile “Iron Dome” system.

  • increasing the value of the U.S. forward-deployed weapons stockpile in Israel and authorizes additional defense transfers;
  • requiring the administration to take steps toward allowing Israel to be included in the top-tier category for license-free exports of certain U.S. technologies and products;
  • encouraging government and private sector cooperation between the two countries in several areas such as energy, water, agriculture, cyber-security, and alternative fuel technologies;
  • stating U.S. policy should include Israel in the list of countries that participate in the Visa Waiver Program, when Israel satisfies the requirements for inclusion;
  • requiring the administration to provide more frequent and more detailed assessments on the status of Israel’s qualitative military edge over its neighbors;
  • strengthening collaboration between the U.S. and Israel on energy development and encourages increased cooperation between the two countries’ academic, business and governmental sectors.

The National Democratic Jewish Council’s chair, Greg A. Rosenbaum, said that the Act “sends a clear, bipartisan message that the U.S.-Israel bond is unbreakable.”

As we have said time and time again, Israel must not become a partisan wedge issue. No party has a claim on being a ‘better’ friend to Israel, and any attempt to claim that is absurd.