The invaluable Ed Lasky has a major article today at The American Thinker: “The Democratic Party and Jews.”
As the [Democratic] party skews to the left, it has increasingly adopted the anti-Israel philosophy and attitudes that animate so many on the left.
Conversely, the Republican Party has never been more welcoming to Jews nor as supportive of
Israel. . . . While Democrats demagogue the rise of evangelicals in America (and in the Republican Party) and demonize them as a threat to the Jews, such mythmaking does not reflect the fact that evangelicals cherish the Jewish people, for reasons having absolutely nothing to do with end-of-days scenarios. . . . While Democratic National Committee head Howard Dean joyously dances with a keffiyah draped over his shoulders, Republican National Chairman Ken Mehlman waxes nostalgically and publicly about his Bar Mitzvah.
It has been apparent for some time that the Democratic Party of John F. Kennedy no longer exists. The old joke has it that Jews live like Episcopalians but vote like Puerto Ricans. At some point, to the detriment of the Democratic Party, they will vote like Jews. Ed's list of Democrats who will take over important congressional committees if the Democrats take the House in November should serve as an incentive.