Do you see the pattern? The über-liberal wing of the Democrats doesn’t seem to like moderate Jewish Democrat senators. Obviously MoveOn.org is not anti-Semitic. Their ranks are full of liberal Jews. So what is the connection?
Support of Israel, of course!
Some of the most vicious attacks on Israel come from liberal American Jews, who are also often virulent supporters of the Palestinians. It’s a whole new dimension in self-loathing.
Democrats, of course, have always made strange bedfellows. For an example, one of many, Liberal Jews and Blacks have never been moved to censure one-time Kleagle and Exalted Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan, Robert Byrd, even when information came out that he had a very long association with the Klan.
In 1945, concerning integrating the military, Byrd wrote to segregationist Senator Theodore Bilbo, of Mississippi, vowing never to serve in an integrated military:
Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds.
Earlier he had written Bilbo "I shall never fight in the armed forces with a Negro by my side". Robert Byrd was true to his word, and never served in the military no matter who was at his side, finding it much more congenial to spend the war as a welder.
Although Byrd said he left the Klan in 1943, in 1946 or 1947, when he was 29 years old, he wrote a Klan Grand Wizard that: "The Klan is needed today as never before and I am anxious to see its rebirth here in West Virginia" and "in every state in the nation.”
Along the way, now Senator, Byrd participated in the 83-day filibuster of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. As an encore, he also voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1965.
Robert Byrd has the distinction of being the only senator to vote against the Supreme Court confirmations of both Thurgood Marshall and Clarence Thomas.
A man true to his principles.
Unlike Senator Trent Lott, who lost his position as Majority Leader of Senate Republicans because of an innocuous remark at Strom Thurmond’s 100th birthday party, former Klansman Byrd served twice for a total of seven years as Democrat Senate Majority Leader, and six years as Minority Leader.
Of course, even as recently as 2001, in an interview with Tony Snow, Byrd talked about how people who hate won’t go to Heaven, that there are “white niggers.”
I am fascinated how MoveOn.org and liberal Democrats can be so virulently opposed to moderate Jewish senators who support Israel, and so accommodating of a “reformed” racist like Byrd. It reminds me of the old Communist appellation, a “fellow traveler,” or another, a “useful idiot.”
Now to try to figure out which one is the idiot.
And wait to see what they do to Chuck Schumer.