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    Re: Has support for Israel become the new GOP litmus test?

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Almost the entire world agrees that Iran has a right to have nuclear power....but not nuclear weapons. Do you know the difference between nuclear power and nuclear weapons?
    You do understand that nuclear weapons use atomic material, right?

    Jews learned that the other countries of the world will not protect them and never have. Most of the world would not care if every Jew on earth was killed and certain would either not care or celebrate if all of Israel was literally blow off the face of the earth.

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    Re: Has support for Israel become the new GOP litmus test?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Here's something of interest



    William Kristol has made the following boast



    Has support for Israel become the new GOP litmus test?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/28/us...yahu.html?_r=0

    Have never understood why such a large majority of American Jews vote for Democrats when it's the Republicans who clearly do more and are more sincere in their support for Israel.



    Oh well.

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    Re: Has support for Israel become the new GOP litmus test?

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    It is hard for many to get their heads around the fact that democrats would really allow Israel to be destroyed as a Jewish state.
    This comment is standard right wing dishonesty and rhetoric. It's also ignorant. MOST US Jews are Democrats... and most US Jews support the existence of Israel. See, this is what happens when right wingers make hackish comments without thinking before they speak.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

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    You can't paint everone with the same brush.......It does not work tht way.


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    Re: Has support for Israel become the new GOP litmus test?

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    I wouldn't call it the litmus test. I would call it a litmus test. It seems there are a lot of criteria now a days to be in the GOP. Essentially, they all are monotonous blobs with similar horrendous policy.
    Sheldon Adelson pretty much controls the GOP, his wife is Isreali too.

    Sheldon Adelson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Re: Has support for Israel become the new GOP litmus test?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Have never understood why such a large majority of American Jews vote for Democrats when it's the Republicans who clearly do more and are more sincere in their support for Israel. Oh well.
    Confused being from the South--where so many conservatives, not all of course, have long hated Jews, Catholics, and Blacks ?
    Your memory isn't that bad about the way Jews were hated with the rise of the modern KKK in the 1920s and 1960s.
    Remember how Jews were treated when they came South to help Blacks vote in the 1960s ?
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    Re: Has support for Israel become the new GOP litmus test?

    The Adelson summit last March still flies under the radar around here.
    Being anti-Union is Adelson's greatest feature to me--so Walker, Kasich, and Christie made sense.
    Choosing Bush was covering his Israeli neocon base in the GOP--interesting how all four were governors .

    Quote Originally Posted by PoS View Post
    Sheldon Adelson pretty much controls the GOP, his wife is Isreali too.

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    Re: Has support for Israel become the new GOP litmus test?

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Confused being from the South--where so many conservatives, not all of course, have long hated Jews, Catholics, and Blacks ?
    Your memory isn't that bad about the way Jews were hated with the rise of the modern KKK in the 1920s and 1960s.
    Remember how Jews were treated when they came South to help Blacks vote in the 1960s ?
    This is an excellent point. KKK members are noted and extreme conservatives. Their dislike of Jews and Israel is well documented. Jews tend to vote Democrat because Jews tend to be very concerned with social issues when it comes to politics, often because of the hardships and persecution they have faced. Liberals focus more on social issues than conservatives... therefore, Jews tend to vote Democrat more often.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
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    Re: Has support for Israel become the new GOP litmus test?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    You do understand that nuclear weapons use atomic material, right?
    Do you, because you don't show it?

    Jews learned that the other countries of the world will not protect them and never have. Most of the world would not care if every Jew on earth was killed and certain would either not care or celebrate if all of Israel was literally blow off the face of the earth.
    Actually, Jews are safer in the US than they are in Israel.

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    Re: Has support for Israel become the new GOP litmus test?

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Confused being from the South--where so many conservatives, not all of course, have long hated Jews, Catholics, and Blacks ?
    Your memory isn't that bad about the way Jews were hated with the rise of the modern KKK in the 1920s and 1960s.
    Remember how Jews were treated when they came South to help Blacks vote in the 1960s ?
    I wasn't alive at that time, so no.

    What I can say is that I have never personally seen or heard any anti-Semitism in the 5 years I've been living in Texas.

    And all that being said, we're talking about the Republican Party, not southerners. True, many southerners do lean conservative, but the Republican Party is a national party not limited to any particular region of the country.

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    Re: Has support for Israel become the new GOP litmus test?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawdust View Post
    Iran has a program aimed at refining weapons grade uranium
    If they do, no one has been able to find it, let alone prove it. It's kinda like trying to prove a negative.


    ... and is also working on intercontinental ballistic missiles. I assume you keep up with the news.
    Then I guess you don't keep up with the news because Iran isn't working on and doesn't have ICBMs....

    Analysis: Iranian ICBM claim falls short of the mark - IHS Jane's 360

    Pentagon Changes Its Assessment of Iran


    The Egyptian military overthrew the Muslim brotherhood.
    With the Saudi's full support....

    Support for el-Sisi: What


    The conflict in the Middle East is between Sunni and Shia. You knew that didn't you?
    You knew the US isn't Sunni or Shia, right?

    Saudi Arabia is a monarchy and the Hooties (SP) in Yemen are too close to the Royal family for comfort soothes are bombing them. I don't think that any country in the Middle East, except Israel, is culturally equipped to deal with democracy. Why do thou think it's a big deal.
    Saudi's are Salafists and Salafists reject democracy and Egypt's democratically elected president was ousted and replaced by a military dictator supported by the Saudi's. So what does that tell you?

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