Saturday, March 08, 2014

2014 Will Be The Year

Michele Bachmann accuses Jews of "selling out" Israel.
“What has been shocking has been seeing and observing Jewish organizations who, it appears, have made it their priority to support the political priority and the political ambitions of the president over the best interests of Israel. They sold out Israel,” Bachmann said.

She said this in reference to a Feb. 27 letter by major Democratic donors, many of them Jewish, to party congressional leaders urging them not to advance new Iran sanctions legislation. “This is clearly against Israel’s best interest,” she said.
Oh we're doing this dance again? Let's review the steps:

1) (Non-Jewish) Republicans say they want to be Jews' best friends, particularly with respect to Israel.

2) Jews express policy positions with respect to Israel that differ from those advocated by Republicans.

3) Republicans, cognizant of the greater stakes Jews have in this issue and respectful of Jewish opinions generally, rethink their positions. Republicans accuse Jews of being delusional and/or betraying their own people.

4) Republicans express bafflement that Jews continue to vote Democratic.

Bizarrely, Jews don't react positively when non-Jews lecture them about what terrible Jews they are. It's the strangest thing -- it's almost like building a campaign strategy entirely around negging doesn't work.

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