Why Jews Don’t Vote Republican and Why Michael Medved is a Moron

Every now and then Jewish conservatives like to get together and wonder why Jews don’t vote Republican. Like most stupid questions, this is one of those things that can’t be answered because the idiots asking the question are operating on a wrong assumption.

Their assumption is that voting Republican would be better for Jews, than voting Democrat. The truth is that both parties are bad for the Jews. The Democrats may be worse by %16. But so what?

“Hey Gus, I can punch you in the face with my right fist or my left fist. My right fist will hurt you 16 percent less than my left fist. How about it?”

Yeah. Name anything the Democrats are bad at, affirmative action, high taxes, pressure on Israel… then tell me how the Republicans got rid of those things when they controlled the White House and Congress. Then stop and pause a bit so I can laugh in your face.

Sure every time I set foot in a polling booth in a national election I vote Republican, not because I seriously think things are going to change, but because I’ll take that +16% and because I’m an Orthodox Jew and may religion encourages rewarding good intentions, even if they don’t translate into anything tangible.

Most Jews in America are liberal or secular people who live in secular and liberal parts of the country. And Democrats speak their language very well. And guess who they vote for? The same people that the Methodists and Presbyterians they’re intermarried with vote for.

For most Jews the American Dream was about not being Jewish. And after reducing Judaism to a Broadway production, they know they’ve succeeded when they can self-righteously ignore any Jewish interests, and fight for the rights of Blacks, Mexicans and whoever instead. The Jewishness of their intermarried grandchildren who waved HOPE AND CHANGE banners is as relevant as Obama’s Swedishness… and let’s not pretend any different.

But back to why Michael Medved is a moron, because Commentary Magazine ran a forum on Why Dem Jews is Votingum Liberalese, and Medved the Great fell back on one of his rants about Jews voting liberal because they killed Jeebus. Or something equally stupid.

For most American Jews, the core of their Jewish identity isn’t solidarity with Israel; it’s rejection of Christianity.

Earth to Medved. Jews have one of the highest intermarriage rates of America… with Christians. If Jewish identity came down to rejecting Christianity, there would be no Jewish intermarriage except with Buddhists.

Jewish voters don’t embrace candidates based on their support for the state of Israel as much as they passionately oppose candidates based on their identification with Christianity—especially the fervent evangelicalism of the dreaded “Christian Right.”

If the issue is a Jewish rejection of Christianity, then why do Jews love Bill Clinton, who made a big point of his Christianity? Why did Jews vote for Jimmy Carter or Barack Obama? Clearly Christianity is not the issue. Conservative Christianity is the issue. So all Medved has done here is found a fancy way of saying that liberal Jews don’t like conservatives. Which we already knew.

Of course being the B.S. artist that he is, Medved tried to spin it into Jews not liking Christianity as a whole, rather than not liking Conservative Christianity specifically. Fail.

The contrasting components of the American Jewish population connect only through a point of common denial, not through any acts of affirmation.

Now give me a real life example of that.

Imagine a dialogue between Woody Allen and a youthful, idealistic emissary of the Hasidic Chabad movement

I said a real life example, not a ****ng Woody Allen movie, you ****ng moron. If you’re going to claim that the only thing Jews have in common is drinking Christian blood, you’d better be prepared to give real world examples, not imaginary dialogues being played out in your head.

The one area where they find common ground—and differ (together) from the majority of their fellow citizens—is their dismissal of New Testament theology, with its messianic claims for Jesus.

Also they both hate serial killers, like Mozart and chocolate. So what’s your point?

Woody Allen dismisses all religion. The Chabad Chassid dismisses all religion besides Judaism. To repeat Medved’s idiotic analogy, a Catholic and an Atheist would also share common ground in dismissing Judaism. Is that actually significant?

Anyone who doubts that rejection of Jesus has replaced acceptance of Torah (or commitment to Israel) as the eekur sach—the essential element—of American Jewish identity should pause to consider an uncomfortable question. What is the one political or religious position that makes a Jew utterly unwelcome in the organized community? We accept atheist Jews, Buddhist Jews, pro-Palestinian Jews, Communist Jews, homosexual Jews, and even sanction Hindu-Jewish meditation societies. “Jews for Jesus,” however, or “Messianic Jews” face resistance and exclusion everywhere.

Anyone who doubts that Michael Medved is too stupid to pudding with a spoon, has to decide that he’s completely dishonest instead.

There is no such thing as Messianic Jews, only Christian missionaries. A Catholic church and a Mormon church and a Hindu temple might all agree that they don’t want Evangelical missionaries coming to them. Does that mean that not wanting evangelical missionaries coming in is a point of unity between them? Does it define their identity. Nawp.

Seriously, Michael Medved is either a liar or a moron. You decide which.

In Left-leaning congregations, many rabbis welcome stridently anti-Israel speakers and even Palestinian apologists for Islamo-Nazi terror. But if they invited a “Messianic Jewish” missionary, they’d face indignant denunciation from their boards and, very probably, condemnation by their national denominational leadership.

And they’d face the same thing if they invited Rabbi Yehuda Levin or a member of AFSI, or anyone more religious or more conservative than them.

It is far more acceptable in the Jewish community today to denounce Israel (or the United States), to deny the existence of God, or to deride the validity of Torah than it is to affirm Jesus as Lord and Savior.

Thank you, Jerry Falwell.

Which Jewish community is that exactly? The Orthodox one? Nope. Many of those things wouldn’t fly in a lot of Conservative synagogues either. So I’m guessing Medved has reduced the Jewish community to the most radical congregations. Way to strawman your way for Jesus, Mikey.

Anyone who rejects the existence of God, by definition is going to reject any claims to Jesus being god either. So way to go proving that atheists don’t like religion. Whoohoo!

“Jews therefore view enthusiastic Christian believers—no matter how reliably they support Israel and American Jews—as enemies by definition. Rather than acknowledge the key role played by Christian Zionists (prominently including Harry Truman)…”

Hold on there, is Michael Medved seriously arguing that Jews should embrace conservative Christians… by citing the actions of a Democratic President? The successor of FDR? Not to mention a guy with a long record of saying nasty things about Jews in private?

Seriously, read a history book.

liberal partisans love to invoke 2,000 years of bloody Christian anti-Semitism. Today, however, the echoes of that poisonous hatred, complete with seething contempt for the allegedly disloyal and manipulative -“Israel lobby” in American politics, turn up far more frequently in the newsrooms of prestige newspapers or the faculty lounges of Ivy League universities than they do in Baptist churches in Georgia or Alabama.

Let’s be honest folks, they turn up in both places. Maybe the conservative side has gained a +16 percent margin over the liberal side, maybe.

The anti-Christian obsessions of American Jews lead not only to skewed perceptions of our true friends and enemies but also to anomalous definitions of “Jewish issues.” Much of the communal establishment insists, for instance, that their support of same-sex marriage and “abortion rights” expresses timeless Jewish values. Why and how?

Why assume that liberal Jews support abortion or gay marriage because they’re anti-Christian? If so how does Michael Medved explain the accepting position of some Protestant Christian churches on gay marriage and abortion? Are they anti-Christian too?

If Michael Medved wasn’t a lying moron, he might admit that liberal congregations are more likely to support gay marriage and abortion, regardless of whether they’re Jewish or not. Sadly he is.

The liberal belief that Jews should be pro-choice and pro–gay marriage has nothing to do with connecting to Jewish tradition and everything to do with disassociating from Christian conservatives.

Or maybe it has something to do with… liberalism. Which endorses gay marriage and abortion rights period. Michael Medved keeps trying to separate out Jews because it fits his agenda to claim that Jews are crazy obsessive anti-Christian whackjobs who will endorse gay marriage because they hate Jesus. The fact is that liberal Jews support liberal causes. Just as conservative Jews like Medved support conservative causes.

According to this argument, Catholic and evangelical attempts to “impose” their values on social issues represent a theocratic threat to American pluralism that has allowed Judaism to thrive.

Bwahaha. No wait. Since the Catholic Church supports Universal Health Care, shouldn’t Jews naturally respond by opposing Universal Health Care?

Oh wait it doesn’t work that way because Michael Medved is a lying moron.

The one segment of the contemporary community least concerned with this purported menace is the Orthodox—the less than 10 percent of the Jewish population that gives nearly as disproportionate support to Republicans as their Reform, Conservative, and secular Jewish neighbors give to Democrats. The reason for this contrasting response goes beyond the Orthodox tendency to agree with conservative Christians on most social issues and relates to their much greater comfort with religiosity in general. The Orthodox feel no instinctive horror at political alliances with others who make faith the center of their lives.

I have a headache now.

Michael Medved knows Orthodox Jews so well. Because Orthodox Jews are more comfortable with Christians than liberal Jews are…  in some imaginary universe.

As an Orthodox Jew myself, let me break the bad news to Michael Medved. Orthodox Jews are far less likely to make political alliances with anyone outside Orthodox Judaism. By contrast Reform Jews regularly make alliances with Christian liberals.

Interfaith is something that happens mostly among liberal Jews. Orthodox Jews are not big on interfaith. Or on government control over social issues. Orthodox Jews oppose abortion, but few communities really want the government dictating a Conservative Christian take on abortion laws that would contradict Jewish law that places the life of the mother first.

Orthodox Jews do not vote Republican because they are more comfortable with Conservative Christians, but because they agree more with Republican baseline moral, political and economic values. Most Orthodox Jews do not live anywhere near Conservative Christians, and if they had Baptist missionaries knocking on their doors every 5 minutes, they might have a whole other take on things.

33 thoughts on “Why Jews Don’t Vote Republican and Why Michael Medved is a Moron

  1. Izzy says:

    I wholeheartedly agree with your main point. That non-Orthodox Jews are overwhelmingly liberal and Orthodox Jews are more conservative because of the issues rather than some anti-christian bias.

    I disagree with your harsh comments for M. Medved. I do not believe he is a liar, because he, most likely, believes what he is saying. I also would not classify him as a moron, since for some Jews, their own anti-christian bias is the strongest basis they have for being Jewish at all.

  2. samuraimohel says:

    He’s either a liar or a moron, since he makes statements that are completely indefensible by anyone with a working brain. He might believe what he’s saying, but that would just make him a moron. And very few if any American Jews under 50 are Jewish because they’re Anti-Christian, mostly they’re Anti-Conservative Christian… because they’re liberal.

    The test would be how many of them hate Norman Vincent Peale or protest against Obama’s faith groups. The answer is none. So it’s not about Christianity, it’s about liberal politics.

    And until Medved admits this, he’s either a liar or a moron.

  3. Sammy Finkelman says:

    Maaybe you are right – Michael medved is pushing an argument he should realize is wrong. Feelings about Chrfistianity don’t translate into feelings about Republicans, but maybe with some people he knows therre is a little thing there. Maybe most Jews might oppose prayer in public schools, but that’s not why they don’t vote for Republicans.

  4. Tabatha says:

    He’s a liar and shame on him for spreading lies about Jewish ‘dislike’ etc for Christianity.

    He also used a totally false analogy. Yes *some* Synagogues would offer a platform for Jews who support Palestinian Arab ‘rights – because much as we might loathe some of their views, they aren’t LYING about what they are or what they believe.

    Messianics on the other hand, LIE every time they open their mouths!

    Would any Christian group welcome a Satanist who posed as a ‘new Christian’? No, of course not. Yet, bizarrely, Jews are expected to welcome Christians posing as ‘messianic jews’!

    This is lunacy.

  5. Mike says:

    I read the Michael Medved article I think you’re referring to. It was not long enough for him to go into the history of why Jews reject Christianity, but it’s not clear he needed to. The answer should be obvious to all. Christians have been murdering Jews in mass for two thousand years. Naturally, there was a tendency to shy away from the political party that Christians had aligned themselves with in the first half of the 20th Century, a time when there was no dearth of anti-Semitism in the U.S. Another reason to vote Democrat was because the Left was not enacting punishment for hard work. The issue now is why Jews still vote Democrat when anti-Semitism is less of a concern and when the Left reneged on its pledge not to punish hard work?

    Instead of calling others smarter than you “morons” stop for a second and ask yourself, why do Jews vote for a party whose principles are opposite to everything Jews believe in? Most Jews, for either secular or non-secular reasons, believe in reward for hard work, the sanctity of life and marriage, and an adherence to truth and objectivity. This is not what liberals believe in. Wake up.

    Ask yourself another question. Why do Jews vote for a party that advocates the same method of Constitutional interpretation that was used to provide legal justification for the Holocaust, especially when there are still significant levels of anti-Semitism in the U.S.? Why don’t Jews vote for the Republican party which advocates for a method of Constitutional interpretation that would prevent a holocaust from ever receiving legal justification in the U.S.? Are we so naive to believe that history never repeats itself, that society always becomes more moral? If so, ask the millions of murdered Jews in concentration camps if they agree? Once again, wake up.

  6. samuraimohel says:

    And I repeat, are the Republicans actually any better in practical policy?

    A little better sure, and they talk a good game, but that doesn’t translate into a whole lot on the table.

  7. Mike says:

    The difficulty is that when Republicans make mistakes it is because they act like Democrats. Much of the criticism Bush received from Conservatives was that he spent money like a Liberal. The best one can do is to elect politicians who understand what the proper role is of government. However, on the issue of Constitutional interpretation and the appointment of Supreme Court Justices, Republicans are much, much better. Originalism, the method advocated by Republicans, provides that the words of the Constitution be interpreted in the manner in which they were understood at the time of its enactment. Living Constitution, on the other hand, provides that those words be interpreted in a manner that reflects the evolving standards of societal decency. In Nazi Germany, the law that stripped Jews of their citizenship was deemed in accord with Nazi standards of decency under the method of Living Constitution. The same can happen here. Maybe not now or in ten years, but it is certainly possible. Jews irrationally refuse to vote with their pocketbooks. Fine. I’m okay with Jews being mistaken about what it exactly means to be compassionate. But to vote for a party that advocates the method of Constitutional interpretation that allowed Hitler to slaughter 130,000 German Jews in not only foolish but highly dangerous and borderline suicidal.

  8. jon says:

    Mike, if Christians have been murdering jews in mass for 2,000 years why don’t jews just go live someplace that has very few christians? You’re clearly smarter and harder working than us and your culture is infinitely superior, you could easily start a great country somewhere and live happily ever after. You’ve had thousands of years and you’re still living in little pockets in primarily christian countries and tirelessly complaining about us. If we’re so bad why don’t y’all just go away?

  9. samuraimohel says:

    We did jonny. It’s called Israel. Currently holds the largest Jewish population in the world and getting bigger.

  10. jon says:

    so why don’t the rest of you go there? I think it’s high time you people either stop complaining or go away. You have an option, if we’re so bad just take it. If we were really all that bad you’d have had a country long before Israel. I tend to think that nobody knows what a bunch of contentious whiny pains in the ass jews are more than jews. You folks don’t want to live with a bunch of jews any more than anyone else.

  11. samuraimohel says:

    Don’t worry. We are. And you can enjoy what comes after that.

  12. jon says:

    I expect we’ll be less rich and more happy. Don’t kid yourselves, you aren’t the solution to all the world’s problems any more than you’re the cause of them.

  13. samuraimohel says:

    I expect you’ll be more Mexican and Muslim, and good luck walking the streets.

  14. jon says:

    So you’re implying that the reason that we haven’t had that in the past is because of jews? I’m quite sure that makes no sense. If anything y’all have been contributors to the open borders and excessive immigration from the middle east.

  15. samuraimohel says:

    No I’m saying you’ll have something new to complain about when there are no Jews. Enoy Mehico.

  16. Mike says:

    Jon pay attention to the substance of the blog and my response. This debate is about the voting habit of Jews, not the treatment of Jews under Christian rule. Also pay attention to what you wrote. Jews were murdered in Europe by Christians for 2,000 years. Historically, this is absolutely accurate. Why would Jews then leave a country (i.e. the U.S.) whose citizenry has not murdered Jews in mass? Do you now understand why your response was nonsensical? Also, are you familiar with the 1st Amendment or the Constitution in general? It provides for the separation of church and state. We are not a Christian nation. We are, however, a nation that accepts all religions. You seem to believe that Jews who mention their history and discuss their voting habits do not belong in America. That belief is inconsistent with the very principles of Americanism and freedom of speech. Given this, maybe you are the one who should move. Go to China where everyone is happy with stifiling debate and free speech.

  17. jon says:

    Nobody’s trying to stifle debate. I do think that if you’re going to endlessly criticize christians you should go someplace that doesn’t have many. Jews complain about various groups doing this and that to them, and I’m sure it’s true in some cases, but it is also true that jews have mostly lived in primarily christian countries. If you’re gonna single christians out as the problem why not go someplace where christianity isn’t prevalent? Go live with budhists, hindus, muslims or even other jews. We aren’t the only game in town. The thing that bugs me is that I think the reason jews don’t have a history of collectively abusing other groups is that the culture is too dysfunctional for any large scale activity of any kind. You folks have been around for longer than any other group, have never shown any aptitude for governing yourselves, and yet you are so very opinionated and self-righteous.

    Whatever, I just stumbled onto this blog on a google search. I don’t care too much about this stuff but I’ve certainly grown weary of the jewish self-righteousness. I think just about every jew I’ve ever met is just dying to unleash the canned “million reasons why jews are better than you” speech. It’d wear anybody out. I got annoyed by a comment and responded to it. I couldn’t care less about medved but I do think he’s at least partially right.

    Evidence from another jewish movie reviewer:

  18. Mike says:

    Jon, your argument makes no sense. First, no one is complaining, just mentioning historical events in the context of Jewish voting habits. Second, Jews have no reason to leave here or anywhere else. Christians are not killing Jews any longer. I’m talking about events that occurred hundreds and thousands of years ago you idiot. It makes no sense for Jews to leave the U.S.A. because Jews were killed in Spain during the Inquisition? Don’t you realize how stupid that makes you sound?

  19. samuraimohel says:

    Jon,

    If you’re going to endlessly criticize Jews… maybe you should go where there aren’t any Jews. And guess where there are Jews… ON A JEWISH BLOG. Guess where you are right now, A JEWISH BLOG.

    We can’t self-govern ourselves? Dude we’ve been self-governing when your great-grandpa was painting his face blue and humping trees.

    I don’t think Jews are better than you, I think I’m better than you because I actually don’t hang around your blog telling you, you should go back to Norway.

    And if you’re gonna cite a Jewish and Catholic reviewer bashing Protestants, shouldn’t you go bitching to a Catholic blog with a revamped Know Nothing org?

  20. Hank Hanegraff says:

    jon get off a jewish blog and take a hike you monster.
    If you don’t like living near Jews then move to China you bore.

  21. jon says:

    Mohel, yup, my people went from humping trees and painting our faces (at best) to a great civilization in a few hundred years. You guys have been getting your asses kicked by everyone for thousands of years in a row. Congratulations.

    Mike, maybe the spaniards should be the ones you mention specifically rather than christians. One does wonder why you’re mentioning stuff that happened so long ago in casual conversation. You don’t hear other groups citing thousand year old events as reasons for current behaviour.

    I’ve enjoyed arguing with you guys, you do call a lot of names but I know it’s all in fun.

  22. Mike says:

    Jon you really are an idiot. I’m not calling you names in fun or to be hurtful. It’s simply what you are. Do you even know what the Inquisition was? I’ll tell you. It was an effort by the Church to convert Jews to Christianity. It had nothing to do with Spanish culture. The murder of Jews in Europe was fueled, sanctioned, and at times, ordered by the Church. There’s no disputing this. I wasn’t complaining about it, just mentioning it as a historical fact. You, however, believe that any mention of a historical instance of Jews being murdered is a complaint which should be forbidden. Look you imbecile, first this is not casual conversation, but rather one that involves psychology, politics, and history. Second, people cite thousand year old events as reasons for current behavior all the time. It’s called history. Everything you see before you is the result of some historical event. It would be odd not to cite the Revolutionary War, for example, when discussing Americans’ view on government and freedom. According to your reasoning, Jesus’s outreach to the poor has no influence on the behavior of Christian charities. Now do you understand why everything you’ve said makes no sense? If you don’t see the merit in referencing history to explain current behavior, it’s not because Jews are complainers, but because you are stupid. Third, are you familiar with Israel? When has Israel ever gotten its ass kicked? Fourth, you make other Christians look bad. Do your religion a favor and shut up.

  23. samuraimohel says:

    Yeah and that great civilization, it’s got an expiration date of under a century. Then we’ll see if you guys can do what we’ve done, survive thousands of years as an oppressed minority.

    You might want to start taking notes.

  24. jon says:

    Mike, I’ve heard of the inquisition but I don’t know much about it. I don’t doubt that the church has been corrupt at times and done terrible things. I find it strange that you don’t say the spanish catholic church of the 8th century or something. At least you’ve moved from christians in general to the church. Religious organizations frequently have very little common ground with the religion whose name they carry. There is nothing in the Christian religion that would lead people to think that christ supported forced conversions or murder of anyone. I believe the real reason jews like to bring this up is because of resentment of christianity in general rather than because of the times in history when the church was corrupt and did bad things, like medved claims and siskel demonstrates. The church has been corrupt at times and has engaged in bad behaviour, but any large organization with a lot of power that has been around for a long time is bound to have had some bad patches. Christianity is incidental and you know it. If that weren’t the case jews wouldn’t have lived in primarily christian countries for so long.

    I was too general when saying history. Obviously, some things that happened a long time ago lasted because they were intended to. The revolutionary war made a new government possible. Christ started a religion that many people still try to follow. Some events just turn out to have long-term consequences. I don’t believe the spanish inquisition, in this context, is one of those things. It’s just a way to poke at chrisitianity because Siskel style rants aren’t socially acceptable in most situations.

    I’m not trying to forbid anything. You keep saying that but it isn’t true.

    Mohel, thousands of years of being an oppressed minority is impressive in a sort of ridiculous way. It reminds me of the world record for pogo stick bounces. Maybe it’s more like being the 4 time jv state champ in tennis. You never made varsity but were the champ 4 times! I don’t know. I’m not sure why you’re always an oppressed minority. Maybe you don’t breed enough ’cause your women are so unpleasant. Maybe it’s because such a high percentage of jews abandon the religion. Whatever the case it seems to be your permanent situation. Maybe Israel will last a while and turn into something more significant. You’d think if that was gonna happen it would’ve happened a long time ago but who knows.

  25. samuraimohel says:

    8th century? That would be the 15th century until the 19th century. And most Christians were Catholic.

    But if you want to go Protestant, here’s Martin Luther King on the Jews;

    “Accordingly, it must and dare not be considered a trifling matter but a most serious one to seek counsel against this and to save our souls from the Jews, that is, from the devil and from eternal death. My advice, as I said earlier, is:

    First, that their synagogues be burned down, and that all who are able toss sulphur and pitch; it would be good if someone could also throw in some hellfire…

    Second, that all their books– their prayer books, their Talmudic writings, also the entire Bible– be taken from them, not leaving them one leaf, and that these be preserved for those who may be converted…”

    If you think the Greek Orthodox Church was any better, think again.

  26. samuraimohel says:

    “Mohel, thousands of years of being an oppressed minority is impressive in a sort of ridiculous way. It reminds me of the world record for pogo stick bounces.”

    Yeah, it’s just like that, except for pogo stick bouncing, substitute survival. We’re survivors and we’re still here.

    And that’s a skill you might want to pick up soon. Because you’re going to need it.

  27. Mike says:

    Jon ordering the death of Jews is not an example of corruption. It is an example of murder. Your understanding of the history of the church and Jews and the definition of words is nonexistent. I’ve painstakingly tried to explain to you that I was simply citing a historical fact to explain Jewish behavior. You skip over my arguments and cite no facts in favor of yours. More importantly you lack in reading comprehension becuase you continue to respond to arguments I’m not making. Now, you’ve forced to me to explain the definition of words to you–i.e. “corruption.” That is where I draw the line. For whatever reason, your brain is incapable of comprehending what is going on here. There’s no need to reply here. Grab a book and a dictionary and get to work. That way you’ll have something meaningful to contribute to the discussion next time as opposed to engaging in a disjointed rant.

  28. Harold Hecuba says:

    The whole …debate …with Jon just made me a little uncomfortable to be honest. I had a couple of things to say …one about the myth that Jews are all pro-abortion (wikipedia ridiculously claims 88%) …the other about Medved. Now I’m nervous and uncomfortable, however, and need to go to the …jon.

  29. JG says:

    Hmmm. Where to begin. It’s such a target rich environment . . . .

    Ah, yes. Catholics marrying Jews. There’s a surprise . . . .

    Remember back when women were property?

    Congratulations. After years of selective social climbing, you’ve got Christian first names, Jewish last names, and now look as white as Sunday school Jesus. (No wonder you got mad at Mel Gibson. In his “Passion of the Christ” movie, you guys looked so . . . semetic.)

    Some people seem to think that some Jews are racist, bigoted, all-around ass-holes because of the Holocaust. According to my experience, I suspect such people have things backwards.

  30. samuraimohel says:

    Other way around dude. You’ve got Jewish first names and we’ve got Christian last names. If you want to call the German language Christian.

    You’re probably so dumb you think Goldberg is a Hebrew word.

  31. Rachel says:

    JG–I have a Jewish first name. Many Christians have Jewish first names. My last name is neither Christian nor Jewish, but a place in Sicily. I hardly look white. Even Ashkenazi Jews, by and large, look what you would call ‘Semitic’ (and how DOES one ‘look’ like a language family? Somalis are ‘Semitic’, I doubt they have the ‘look’ you are racially pawing around for).

    Anyhow, I tend to vote Republican for the same reasons others on here have stated–I don’t like the Republican party. In fact, there are things about it I absollutely can’t state. But the Democrats screw up more things that I care deeply about more than the Republicans do. Not all Democrats do this. There are some Dems I would vote for over a Republican any day of the week, but the above generalization is typically true.

  32. samuraimohel says:

    Both parties suck, but one sucks worse.

  33. jewamongyou says:

    You should check out your “Taming Korach” blog link. It’s not what it appears to be!

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