An anti-Semitic commenter is confused about why US Jews did not support Ronald Reagan.
Are you sure Jews voted against Reagan, Rob?
What would they have to lose by voting for this pro-Jewish, ass-kissing plutocratic prick?
I’ve said this over and over. Jews are liberals*.
They don’t like conservatives, especially rightwing Whites, and when it’s combined with hardcore fundamentalist Christianity, the Jews are out the door sprinting.
80% of Jews voted against Reagan both times. That was the worst Republican showing among Jews for a long time. There was a “Jews for Reagan” group, but they were the 20% who voted for him. Jews led the anti-Reagan movement.
That’s why I love Jews. They’re the most progressive ethnic group in the US, the most consistently liberal, more liberal even than Blacks.
Jews have been an integral part of liberalism and the Left from the French Revolution on. From the man with his hand in his coat himself:
My primary desire was to liberate the Jews and make them full citizens. I wanted to confer upon them all the legal rights of equality, liberty and fraternity as was enjoyed by the Catholics and Protestants. It is my wish that the Jews be treated like brothers as if we were all part of Judaism. As an added benefit, I thought that this would bring to France many riches because the Jews are numerous and they would come in large numbers to our country where they would enjoy more privileges than in any other nation.
Without the events of 1814, most of the Jews of Europe would have come to France where equality, fraternity and liberty awaited them and where they can serve the country like everyone else.
Bonaparte is the spiritual father of every Jew alive today.
The European Right roared and raged at the French Revolution that shook the continent. Some of them are probably still pissed, who knows. The roots of fascism were in De Maistre’s opposition to the storming of the Bastille. The Savoyard philosopher is a fascist icon among learned Browns even today.
That’s why anti-Semitism is typically rightwing and has been for 200 years. This Left anti-Semitism we are seeing now is historically a bit odd.
Conservatives have long memories, stretching back to 1789-1808, and the smart ones have never forgiven Jews for their progressive leanings. Jews are considered to be the leading edge of progress, liberalism, socialism and even Communism in many societies. For this they are hated by the Right the world over. That’s why Hitler called it Judeo-Bolshevism. He wasn’t so far off.
The Left is Jewish!
*Well, outside Israel, Jews are liberals. In Israel, Jews are fascists, since Zionism is Jewish fascism, but that’s another matter.