US Democrats Need Anti-Semites to Win, by Karin McQuillan.
The Democrat Party’s power depends on Jew-haters. Democrat politicians and their media elite pander and promote anti-Semitism for two reasons. It is a key part of the identity politics of the left, and since Obama’s transformative impact on his own party, the left is calling the tune on Democrat leadership, policy, and getting out the vote. The other reason is naked power. The Democrat Party can’t win with only the votes of decent people. They need the haters, so they’re fine with the hate. ….
We are talking about the Democrats’ indispensable voting blocs: blacks, Hispanic immigrants, feminists, gay activists, campus millennials, our growing Muslim population. Every Democratic demographic except white suburban women is stuffed with anti-Semites.
As the left wing takes over the Democratic levers of power, they are bringing anti-Jewish bigotry into the mainstream. Leftists embrace anti-Semitism on principle. The principle is intersectionality. While all whites and heterosexuals are attacked as oppressors, Jews are called out for special targeting, even progressive Jews.
The Collegefix.com reports:
Politically progressive Jews are also being ostracized by like-minded peers “because of their support, or even just presumed support, for Israel,” the report says: “Jewish students report being rejected from progressive social justice activities such as pro-choice rallies, anti-rape demonstrations, Black Lives Matter events and racial justice conferences.”
This is not about compassion for Arabs. Swastika graffiti on campuses calls for death to Israel. It calls for all Jews to be killed. Progressive attacks on Israel morphs into old-fashioned anti-Semitism: Jews murder children, secretly run things, are subhuman creatures, are pariahs. …
The Democratic Party is committed to identity politics to gain power, and therefore must tolerate and even embrace anti-semitism:
We’ve seen Democrats cohabit with evil before. Liberals tolerate sexual predators because they need their power and money. Democrats tolerate anti-Semites in the same way. It is necessary for the greater good, meaning Democrat power. Money, power, spoils — all ride on identity politics. …
The Democrats have reached a tipping point, writes Jonathan Tobin at National Review. There is no place for pro-Israel Democrats in a party “dependent on minority voters.”
Every black Democratic member of Congress is pals with Louis Farrakhan at election time, as was presidential candidate Barack Obama. Farrakhan, who loves Hitler and blames slavery on the Jews. Every Democrat politician is enthusiastically behind Black Lives Matter. Their platform savages Israel as a genocidal, apartheid state. …
It is important to note that the majority of blacks, Hispanics, feminists, and millennials are not anti-Semitic. The Democrats could theoretically call out and expel the haters, as Republicans do. In reality, they depend on lockstep voting blocs and can’t afford to lose a few percent. …
Obama was the first major Democrat to openly express love and understanding of a blatant anti-Semite, his beloved mentor, the Reverend Jeremiah Wright. Democratic voters showed they could [not] care less. They desperately wanted Obama to win, to be good, to be great, so they pretended twenty years with an anti-Semitic mentor didn’t matter. It was a pivotal moment for the party. …
Obama liked to boast that he had no need for white middle America voters — minority demographics would soon ensure Democrats a permanent one-party state. I recall this when I learn that kindergarten through college, anti-Semitic incidents are off the historical charts, and have been doubling yearly the last few years. Kindergarteners are obviously bringing this from home.
From Scott, who is well placed to comment:
Unfortunately, the author has got it just about spot on …
The Democrat Party today can best be described as “Stalin Light”.
They’re aligning with huge anti Semites like Linda Sarsour and far Left groups of every variety and umbrella them under the “New Democrat Party”. The Progressives extraordinaire.
The Leftist Jews are near the bottom of the intersectionality hierarchy. As such, they, along with any intellectuals in the party, will be sent to the gulags. Antifa are their “Brown Shirt” enforcers.
As in the early 1930s in Germany, these fools — “Liberal Jews” — are clinging to their pasts, thinking how as party loyalists they can’t possibly be excommunicated. The Leftist American Jews are in denial. They can’t believe the Democratic Party would abandon them as they have been huge financial backers for 60 years. They were huge in the civil rights era and supported by MLKing. That was then, this is now.
Obama has nothing but contempt for his largest donor group, detests Israel and must laugh at how sycophantically stupid Diane Feinstein, Chuck Schumer, Adam Schiff, Brad Sherman, et. al. really are…..
Intersectionality is a tool of the Progressive Left to promote racial and gender division. This is all moving the Democratic Party way to the Left. You see old centrists/Bill Clinton supporters in complete disarray.
Immigration is being aggressively used by the far left to increase the Democrat party voter base. This in combination with a huge step to the Left by the Dems is all they’ve got. Remember, I used to be one of them. I still maintain, I didn’t leave them….they “LEFT” me.
hat-tip Scott of the Pacific