And he's welcome to it. Read his " Hey, Jews: Wake up! "
in today's New York Post. It's a great rant.
On Tuesday, my tribe — the Jews — may blunder big- time, voting maybe 3-1 or more for John Kerry and perhaps giving him the edge.
Which raises a simple question: ARE YOU ALL NUTS?
Jews, the old stereotype suggests, earn like Episcopalians but vote like Puerto Ricans — that is, for Democrats.
Al Gore beat George Bush 4-1 among Jews in 2000.
But this election, Jews have more to lose than ever.
Sorry, but I need to be shrill: As Ed Koch (a Jewish Democrat backing Bush) said about Jesse Jackson, Jews would be crazy to pull the lever for John Kerry.
Let's face it: A vote for Kerry is a vote for European anti-Semitism. And terrorists. In Iraq . . . and Israel.
It's a vote for Hamas and Hezbollah, Syria and Iran.
And Arafat, if he's alive.
Read it all and forward to your friends :)
Shmuley Boteach chimes in at the Jerusalem Post:
With just days left in this presidential race it is time we took the gloves off, pointed a finger, and said: "J'accuse." [pardon his French]
I accuse the American Jewish community of profound ingratitude toward a man who has repeatedly stood up for the justice of the Israeli cause, thereby incurring the implacable hatred of a world that has long loathed Israel and assassinated the character of its defenders.
While Bill Clinton invited Yasser Arafat to the White House more than any other world leader (but refused for months to meet with Binyamin Netanyahu, Israel's democratically-elected premier) President Bush utterly isolated the murderous Arafat and made him into an international pariah.
Bush vetoed countless unjust UN resolutions against Israel and courageously defended Israel's right to build its anti-terror wall.
While Ariel Sharon was falsely maligned by Europe, President Bush praised him as "a man of peace."
And at the Republican Convention, Bush chose to single out only one country with the memorable words, "our good friend Israel."
I just saw a clip of Bush out campaigning (I loathe the expression, on the campaign trail) -- I came in at the middle, but he was obviously talking to Democrats. He said, "Your party has gone too far to the Left. I ask that you stand with me." I almost cried.
I stand with Israel, and thank Gd, so far, so does Dubya. I'm proud to stand with the President.
Todah to Rick for these two links, definitely of the "Boker Tov" sort.