September 6, 2012
ROGER SIMON: Jerusalem Debacle at the DNC: Whither the Jewish Vote? “The platform reflected the manner in which Obama regards Israel, disdain tempered by desire for Jewish votes and money. How much disdain we might find out if the Los Angeles Times were to release the Khalidi tape. But the Democratic Party fanatics who helm that newspaper would rather walk over their proverbial grandmothers than publicize anything that could damage their secular saint. . . . Anyone, and I defy Dershowitz to contradict this, observing the reaction to Villaraigosa on the convention floor can see that a significant portion of the Democratic Party has a real problem with Israel that appears, though I wish it were not so, painfully close to anti-Semitism.”
UPDATE: Related: In Charlotte, Dems raise a prayer to Big Government. Check out the Gallup numbers on Democratic church attendance, and you can see the role of politics as a substitute for religion here . . . . Hey, what could go wrong?
MORE: Reader Richard Finlay writes: “All this begging for small sums of money (skip pizza, send money to Barack) sounded familiar. It just struck me that it is a technique very common among televangelists.”