A famous scholar of American Jewish life once observed that we “earn like Episcopalians and vote like Puerto Ricans”. We are committed to building a just and compassionate society and want our nation to provide a safety net with basic social services, even if we might not personally benefit from such programs.
We also know that on women’s issues, on gay rights, on Medicare, and on making sound investments in our economic future there is simply no comparison between the parties. Between President Obama’s humane values and the Republican dog-eat-dog vision for society.
The Republicans know that they cannot hope to appeal to Jewish voters when domestic issues are what’s on the table. Rather than offering a sensible domestic program that our community might support, they have therefore courted our votes the only way they know how: on foreign policy. But try as they might, the GOP cannot obliterate the fact that President Obama has spent four years making our ally Israel stronger than ever before.
(Hat tip: Rescue Dogs)