Dershowitz to Jump Ship?
February 16, 2012 - 10:29 am
If I were a Jewish liberal, I would have to think long and hard what it is about the modern left that is causing a principled liberal, civil libertarian, and ardent Israel supporter like Alan Dershowitz to consider leaving the Democratic Party.
Recently, Alan Dershowitz stated:
First of all, [Media Matters] are not liberals. They are radical Stalinists, for the most part. … They’re radical extremists….And any association with the Obama administration is going to hurt the Obama administration. There’s not enough room under a big tent for both me, and people who are like me-support Israel, I’m a centrist in support of Israel, I’m in favor of the two-state solution-there’s not enough room for me and the bigots of Media Matters. The Obama administration is going to have to choose….I could not vote for any candidate who had anything to do with Media Matters. That’s clear. That’s as clear as can be. I will not-I will take an oath here that I will not vote for a candidate who has any direct association with Media Matters.
To Alan Dershowitz, I would like to formally invite you to join the pro-Israel party, the Republican Party.