Trump has 80% support from Russian Jews and the same percentage of Russian Jews in Israel, but it is not a green light to smear the other 20% and he world majority that opposes Trump.
It is nothing less than destruction of bipartisan support for Israel in the US.
I want to start with moral perspective. We want to think that we are moral people. We love our families, we have good friends, we do not steal, trying to be nice to others. And yet, for some strange reason many ignore all terrible, totally amoral behavior of Donald Trump.
Trump cheated on his three wives and his deeply religious supporters love him.
Trump ignores and insults our national intelligence institutions while saying that he believes Putin and anti Putin Trump supporters totally love him.
Trump policies take migrant children away from their families and dedicated religious family loving Trump supporters approve.
Trump is a pathological liar, and this fact is undeniable. And yet people who teach their children not to lie ignore all these lies and still support this man.
David Brooks (a Republican) said it well.
“Normal people have moral sentiments. Normal people are repulsed when the president of their own nation lies, cheats, practices bigotry, allegedly pays off porn star mistresses.
Were Republican House members enthusiastic or morose as they decided to turn off their own moral circuits, when they decided to be monumentally unconcerned by the fact that their leader may be a moral cretin? Do they think that having anesthetized their moral sense in this case they will simply turn it on again down the road? Having turned off their soul at work, do they think they will be able to turn it on again when they go home to the spouse and kids?”
So why so many keep ignoring total moral bankruptcy of Donald Trump? I it willful ignorance, refusal to accept, to learn the facts, the truth?
Following Trump’s comments on Friday, Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt tweeted, “Those who truly care about the Jewish community shouldn’t politicize #antiSemitism. No one should be grandstanding now. Elected leaders can best help us move forward by ending the blame game & genuinely committing to rebuild bonds & fight #hate in all forms.”
It’s no surprise that Republicans continue to try to make hay out of the Ilhan Omar controversy, even though, arguably, Democrats turned the tables on them by developing an anti-hate resolution which they unanimously supported, whereas 23 Republicans just couldn’t endorse such a sweeping condemnation of bigotry.
Characteristically, the leader of the GOP (Trump), one of the most skillful hate-mongers in major-party political history, is asserting that Democrats lost the battle over Omar while exposing their deep animus toward Jews and Israel.
Let’s look at the record.
There are 27 Jews currently serving in the U.S. House. Twenty-five of them are Democrats; 2 are Republicans. There are nine Jews in the U.S. Senate. All of them are Democrats (if you consider Bernie Sanders a Democrat). Republicans: zippo.
Are all these Democratic Jews in Congress self-loathing?
A look at Jewish voting patterns is equally revealing. According to the best available data, Democrats have carried the Jewish vote in 24 consecutive presidential elections, dating back to 1924. In six of the last seven presidential elections, the Jewish vote was more than 70 percent Democratic (the one exception was in 2012, when Barack Obama won 69 percent of the Jewish vote). Hillary Clinton trounced Trump among Jews by a 71/24 margin. 2018 exit polls showed 79 percent of Jews voting Democratic in the midterms.
I voted for the party that fought for us, Soviet Jews to be able to come to America.
I voted for the party that cleaned up the water so now we can swim in Lake Michigan.
I voted for the party that gave us Medicare and Social Security.
I voted for the party that helped our parents come to America with us and helped us care for them.
I voted for the party that killed Bin Laden.
I did not vote for party whose president wants to cut Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.
I did not vote for the Nixon party.
I did not vote for the party that ignored 9/11 warnings.
I did not vote for the party who’s leader announced that our free press is an “enemy of the people”.
I did not vote for the party whose President was hostile to Israel: “With a possible peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians in the air, the 41st U.S. president (George H. W. Bush) refused to approve $10 billion in loans guaranteed to help Israel cope with a wave of immigration from the former Soviet Union, and subsequently demanded that Israel freeze its settlement building before agreeing to the request.”
Despite all the lies Democratic party DID NOT start the KKK. CLAIM: The Ku Klux Klan was formed by the Democratic Party.
AP’S ASSESSMENT: False. The Ku Klux Klan was not formed by the Democratic Party.
THE FACTS: The Klan first emerged after the Civil War in an effort to intimidate Southern blacks to stay out of politics and to exploit their labor. It was created in Pulaski, Tennessee, by Confederate veterans. https://www.apnews.com/afs:Content:2336745806
I did not vote for the party associated with Nazis and the Alt-Right.
“In at least five state and national races across the country, the Republican Party is dealing with an uncomfortable problem. Their party’s candidates are either a card-carrying Nazi, a Holocaust denier, a proud white supremacist, or all of the above.” https://www.vox.com/2018/7/9/17525860/nazis-russell-walker-arthur-jones-republicans-illinois-north-carolina-virginia
I did not vote for the party who’s President announced that “there are good people” among Nazis.
“President Trump defended the white nationalists who protested in Charlottesville on Tuesday, saying they included ‘some very fine people,’ while expressing sympathy for their demonstration against the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. “ https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/08/trump-defends-white-nationalist-protesters-some-very-fine-people-on-both-sides/537012/
I did not vote for the party where the president’s inner circle is in jail or indicted.https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/2/20/17031772/mueller-indictments-grand-jury
My advice to Russian immigrants
Be informed, not misinformed.
Stop reading, listening to Russian propaganda.
Understand Democracy and how it’s supposed to work in America.
Read the American Constitution and all amendments to it.
Democracy is messy and many times we hear opinions we don’t like. But that’s what makes us strong – continuous debate, a multitude of opinions, our diversity.
America is a country of immigrants, that’s what makes it exceptional and I will do all I can to keep it that way.