Thursday, September 10, 2015

Is That You, Fred Malek?

Glad we're still counting Jews.

Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked a Republican resolution against President Obama’s nuclear agreement with Iran, clearing the way for the accord. Ultimately four Democratic senators voted against the president, joining 19 Democrats in the House who have said they are opposed to the deal. The debate divided Jewish constituents between those who saw the deal as a threat to Israel and those who backed it as a way to avert conflict between Iran and the United States. Though more Jewish members of Congress support the deal than oppose it, of the 23 Democrats against the deal, 15 are Jewish.

This is a bit too complicated for a blog post at the moment, but while acknowledging racial/ethnic/religious breakdowns can be appropriate at times, this is just stretching. "The debate divided Jewish constituents." Um, ok? Like everything else? "Though more Jewish members of Congress support the deal than oppose it"... another way to put it is that the Jews in Congress are more likely to support the deal than Christians in Congress are?

Narratives. We push them. HARD. One day THE JEWS will all vote Republican and elect BiBi president, just like Jesus intended.