Why are so many Jews Democrats?

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    I find it odd that an American would vote for the party that was nicest to the home of their religion. I would like to think that Americans who voted had what is good for America foremost in thier minds. I guess all the Mexicans will vote for whatever party is nicest to Mexico ?
     
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    The old jews are still voting for FDR.

    The young jews are coming around. Give it time.
     
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    Can't disagree with you there, Dillo - but, what the hell - there it is.
     
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    My sentiments exactly, Zhukov. Bit by bit, they awaken, and see where their true interests lie.
     
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    In general, I would agree with you, Dillo, but Israel is a special case. It is an extremely vulnerable land surrounded by sworn enemies which desparately needs the protection and support of the US. Also, Israel is more than a home of a religion. It is the home of a culture, a people, for thousands of years.

    On a side note, I think many Mexican-Americans do vote for the party that favors keeping our Southern border open. Certainly people have accused President Bush or courting those very voters by letting the border look like Swiss cheese.
     
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    right on both counts, Abbey.
     
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    Israel can withstand any attack from any of it's neighbors who choose to attack it. Don't fall for the old "poor pitiful me" gimmick. Mexico is also home a culture that has lasted for centuries.

    BOTH parties are doing everything they can to get the Mexican vote, much to the disadvantage of Americans.
     
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    So you think that American Jews shouldn't care about Israel? Perhaps they don't, thereby explaining why they vote Demcorat so overwhelmingly (which was my original question).

    As for Israel's ability to protect itself without outside $$$, and without their enemies' fear that we have Israel's back, I disgree. Whether we should support them is a matter of opinion, but the fact that they need us should be pretty obvious.

    The whoring of our country for votes, be they Mexican or otherwise, will always go on.
     
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    I think any Americans' priority should be what is in the best interest of America, not your religion or what your country of heritage is.
     
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    I agree. But I have no problem with caring about both, so long as America is the priority if there is a conflict of interest.
     

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