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Sat Oct 22, 2016, 02:01 AM

Curt Schilling Baffled By Jewish People, Asks Jake Tapper To Explain


Curt Schilling, a man who is totally fine with grown men checking out 10-year-old girls, doesn’t understand how people of the Jewish faith can vote for Democrats.

Specifically, how could they possibly be anything more than one-issue voters focused singularly on Israel?

So the former Red Sox pitcher and likely future Republican Senate candidate asked CNN’s Jake Tapper to explain them to him this afternoon. Because ― hey, Tapper is Jewish, right?


”As a person who’s practicing the Jewish faith and has since you were young,” Schilling opened, “I don’t understand how people of Jewish faith can back the Democratic Party, which over the last 50 years has been so clearly anti-Israel.”



Interesting it is that type of thinking, we are single issue voters, Israel being the "single issue", is often asked of us (or accused against us).

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Sat Oct 22, 2016, 08:21 AM

3. dude has no idea what he's talking about, for starts.

Aside from all the "single issue" crap, it's not like Israel stands to benefit, either, by us having that thin-skinned narcissistic shitbag in the Oval Office.

And in my experience, the Clintons in particular are pretty well liked by Israelis, too.


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Sun Oct 23, 2016, 09:47 AM

4. HRC is not bad for Israel.

Obama has not been bad either.

In addition to the myth we are single issue voters, there's the myth that Democratic Party politicians are anti-Israel. Sure, there are antiSemites whose fantasy candidate is totallly not a Zionist. And that candidate wouldn't get far so I'm not too worried. Up here, The Green Party and the NDP tend to harbour a decent amount of those folks.

And Schilling should get to know Jews better. Many Jews who do support the walking yam are chassidishe or black hat Yeshivish and that little sector of our family tend to not be Zionist anyway.

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Mon Oct 24, 2016, 04:21 PM

5. Never understood this

The "Democrats are anti-Israel" theme gets its wind because there is a small, but noisy, group of Democrats that are anti-Israeli. The Republicans, to their credit, have largely purged that, kicking their Pat Buchanons and James Bakers to the curb.

Most notably, among African-Americans (a much more important group to getting elected than our little Tribe), anti-Semitic beliefs are rampant, for reasons I've never figured out. The booking of Israel one DNC convention back still makes me sad.

Our leaders, wanting to get elected, fail in their obligation to call black leaders out on this. (Remember "Hymietown Jackson" and Al Sharpton, to led what was effectively a pogram in Crown Heights, just for example.) For similar reasons, they fail to rebut the nonsense and double-standards applied against Israel.

It's a logical choice, in the short term. But this failure opens up our leaders, rather fairly, to accusation of being anti-Israel.

That said, I'm not a one-issue voter, either. It is problematic, however, and I do look to leaders with strength and wisdom on such issues among the Democratic candidates for whom I vote.

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