In my hometown newspaper, [link repaired] notice is finally taken that Jews are growing increasingly disenchanted with the Democratic Party, a move I could hardly have imagined before Obama.
Barack Obama started his presidency with an astounding 83% approval rating among American Jews. Nine months later, that support had dropped to 64%, and he ended 2009 with a dismal 48% approval rating. The president is clearly no longer on the same page.
Podhoretz recently delivered a stinging rebuke to the Anti-Defamation League's Abraham Foxman specifically (and the left generally) for sabotaging American Jewish interests. He set the record straight: "Our interests and our ideals, both as Americans and as Jews, have come in recent decades to be better served by the forces of the right."
Podhoretz not only argues that anti-Semitism has been banished from the right over the past 40 years but points to a long history of ADF "seeing an anti-Semite under every conservative bed" while remaining blind to the reality that "anti-Semitism has found a hospitable new home on the left, especially where Israel is concerned."
The RJC platform coincides with the same core principles that propelled Scott Brown to victory in the recent "Massachusetts Miracle." At the top of the list is a vigorous approach to terrorism. According to Sattler, "That starts by calling it what it is. We cannot ignore people who want to kill us."