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    Israel Must Fear Tea Partiers, Or Something Like That

    Israel Must Fear Tea Partiers, Or Something Like That

    The New York Times ran a trolling article yesterday titled G.O.P. and Tea Party Gains Are Mixed Blessing for Israel:

    When Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel came to the United States recently for another round of tense talks with the Obama administration, he got a decidedly warmer welcome from one of the rising Republican stars on Capitol Hill, Representative Eric Cantor, the incoming majority leader of the House.

    But while Mr. Cantor and other newly empowered Republicans are eager to promote themselves as Israel’s staunchest defenders in Washington, the reconfigured American political landscape is a more complex and unpredictable backdrop for Middle East peacemaking.

    Scores of Tea Party-backed candidates are entering Congress, many of whom favor isolationist policies and are determined to cut American foreign aid, regardless of its destination. Rand Paul, the newly elected Tea Party-backed senator from Kentucky, bluntly told the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee, an influential pro-Israel lobbying group, that they were going to disagree about the need for foreign aid and suggested that they move on to other topics, according to a person briefed on the meeting.

    This is much about nothing.  The only candidate to whom The Times points is Rand Paul, but that is not what it seems.  Rand Paul has distanced himself from traditional isolationist foreign policies of libertarians.

    The details in the NY Times article actually contradict the headline and theme of the article, as incoming Tea Party backed candidates such as Allen West and Marco Rubio are portrayed as having made clear their support for Israel.

    The “isolationist” policies which could threaten support of Israel come not from the Tea Party movement or the incoming Republican Congressmen, but from the left-wing of the Democratic Party and the foreign policy circles in the Obama administration.

    And of course Jewish writers like Joe Klein and Glenn Greenwald who peddle the “Israel-firster” smear.

    A lower-tier nutroot blog, The Booman Tribune, asks this question:

    You might think that Israel’s interests would be best protected by the party that actually elects Jews to high office. But, for some bizarre reason, Israel actually finds the party-of-no-Jews to be friendlier. Why is that?

    That is a good question, which remains unanswered.

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    Comments


    How does the NYT hold itself out as the arbiter of what or who is in the best interests of Israel?

    Seems like they've been as hostile towards Israel (or supportive of those who are hostile towards Israel) as any institution or group in the country. Shouldn't we assume this is just more disinformation?

    It's not the party of 'no jews' it's the party of few socialists. I know a substantial number of jewish conservatives/republicans. Most Orthodox Jews are republicans. Most conservative Christians and evangelicals are zionists. Yet we have seventy five percent of democraps voting for Peelousy for speaker showing the libsocialist agenda of most House democraps. Forty percent of the democraps are outright hostile to the survival of Israel, while maybe 10 percent of republicans have similar views (Pat Buchanan and Ron Paul to name a couple).
    So just as Jews vote against their economic self interest in supporting democraps, they vote against their nationalist/zionist self interest in supporting a democrap party that is increasingly anti semitic and hostile to Israel.
    These self destructive and/or self loathing Jews are truly sad to behold. Maybe we should call them JINOs (Jewish In Name Only)?

    Party of no Jews?! Since when?

    What about all those "neocons" who ran foreign policy during the Bush 43 administration? Remember them?

    It's funny how 8 years of stupid leftist tropes have gone down the memory hole. You'd think Hitler mustaches on posters of your political opponents was invented by the Tea Party, too.


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