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Bryan Preston


November 19, 2012 - 10:29 am

A new CNN poll finds that a majority of Democrats are out of touch with a majority of Americans on Israel’s actions against Hamas. A solid majority of Americans — 59% — supports Israel. But:

“Only four in ten Democrats think the Israeli actions in Gaza are justified, compared to 74% of Republicans and 59% of independents. Support for Israel’s military action is 13 points higher among men than among women, and 15 points higher among older Americans than among younger Americans.”

CNN’s weasel words notwithstanding, 60% of Democrats do not support Israel as it defends its citizens from unprovoked attack. Missiles are raining down on Israeli schools, hospitals and neighborhoods, but 60% of Democrats don’t support Israel. The same coalition that re-elected Obama is the very same coalition that opposes Israel. That’s not a coincidence. I’ll resist the temptation to “listen to the young” here. We’re often told to do that on many other issues that touch culture, but Israel’s defense won’t be one of them. And what about the “gender gap”?

The fact is, a majority of Democrats are anti-God, anti-Israel and don’t know squat about history or economics. Most of what they do “know” is not actually so. Most Democrats probably don’t even know that their own party members did this back in the summertime.

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A party base that does that, won’t support Israel’s right to defend itself.


Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.
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