Posted on | March 3, 2014 | 25 Comments
One of the supreme ironies of my lifetime — at least, from my perspective — has been the dogged adherence even the most erudite of cosmopolitan Jews have shown toward the Democratic Party, even as the Party itself has grown increasingly hostile to Israel, increasingly removed from at least basic support for free market principles, and more and more obviously the vehicle of the New Left, who back before they took over the Party deplored it as a bastion of bourgeois ineffectuality.
Whatever else you care to say of Jews (and I’m pro-Israel) they are survivors. From slavery in Egypt to captivity in Babylon (hence the Daniel reference in the title), to the Diaspora at the time of Josephus, the Jews are about finding away to keep everything intact. This should be a lesson to all but the least useful students.
You can do what you want with the other explanations for the Jewish/Democrat alliance, but I think the lens of power pulls it most sharply into focus. The Democrats/Republicans/Progressives are where the power is at.
The rest of Jeff’s post, where he rides his linguistic hobby horse is worth a read, but that’s all just implementation detail.
Update: In almost entirely unrelated news, the great Cynthia Yockey has a product review for Verizon’s SureResponse product that is worth your time if you’re in the market for a response system for that special someone.
She’s also gathering support to make it down to CPAC, so help a lady out.