There are two constituencies on which Democrats can always count: Jews and blacks. And Jews, unlike blacks, give lots of money to their favorite party and they get out and vote. For many Jews, being a Democrat is an integral part of their identity. Voting for a Republican is anathema. It turns them into a heretic who must be shunned by polite society.
But what happens when the Democrat president repeatedly engages in conduct that is hostile to Israel, the Jewish homeland? And what if this conduct occurs at a time when Israel is facing several enemies that will have the capacity within a short time to extinguish her existence?
For those of us who have already decided that Jewish and Democrat aren’t the same word, the answer to these questions, and others like them, is easy: don’t vote for Obama. Not only are his actions towards Israel hostile, he has, in both word and deed, proven to be overly anxious to curry favor with radical Islamists. This last matters not just to Jews, but to all Americans. Radical Islamists do not wish us well. They are explicit in their desire to destroy or subjugate our people and our culture.
As I said, for us, it’s easy. But for those Jews who cannot separate their core religious and racial identity from the Democrat party, crying foul on Obama is almost impossibly difficult. Fortunately, help is on the way, in the form of a very thoughtful video, narrated by and focusing on Irina, a 23-year old New York Jewish woman and Democrat, who takes a serious look at what Obama means to Israel and the Jews and, by extension to America: