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The Political Stupidity of the Jews Revisited
The Political Stupidity of the Jews Revisited - WSJ
The story has it that during the George H. Bush administration, James Baker proposes to his boss an idea that would go against Israeli interests. Such, one might say, are the advantages of bloc voting for ethnic groups. Just as Democratic politicians assume the support of black voters, the Jews have been in the pocket of the Democratic Party at least as far back as Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and though there are few Jews alive today who were old enough to have voted for FDR, they, the Jews, are still in that pocket. This despite the fact that we now know that FDR was not such a grand friend to the Jews, for he did nothing to stop or even slow the Nazi genocide of Jews during World War II, and instead, when told by Rabbi Stephen Wise of the death camps, counseled silence on the subject. The best face that can be put on this unwillingness, bordering on a genetic-inability, of Jews to vote Republican is that Jewishness, if not Judaism, has at its center a hatred of injustice and a concomitant yearning for equality.
The Bushes and the Jews
Secretary of State James Baker for almost three decades. But did Baker ever actually say it? A new biography of the former diplomat, written by two of the most accomplished reporters in present-day Washington, corrects the record about the infamous quote — which was attributed to Baker at the height of his confrontations with Likud Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, in It turns out the full story is more complicated than how most people remember it.
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