Last chance for Jewish voters to make a difference

If a Republican does not win the White House this time, there will be no second time.

Jack Engelhard,

Jack Engelhard
Jack Engelhard
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Jews can’t seem to kick the habit. Show them a Democrat and they will vote for him; in this case, her.

So if it’s Tuesday, it must be Election Day USA, and in a few days we shall see if the trend continues.

If it does, Jews will vote Democrat at a clip of about 80 percent, as they did for Obama, even as the Obama years were unfavorable to Jews, whether the subject was Israel or Jewish students suffering intimidation on campus -- on whose behalf Obama did not lift a finger.

Trump is on record to treat Israel as a valued ally and to take legislative action against campus bullying, but he is running on the Republican ticket.

Jews have been in the bag for Democrats ever since FDR and his New Deal. Republicans are perceived as the Party of Big Business.

Democrats are perceived as the Party with a heart and Jews, since time began, have always sided with the downtrodden through Biblical imperatives, and also from experience. There was a time when Jews, here in America, were restricted from joining certain clubs, attending certain colleges, and moving into certain neighborhoods.

There is no other way to say this except to say it plainly, that the Democratic Party has become anti-Semitic.
They know how it feels. But times have changed and no longer is the Democratic Party what it used to be.

Over these past few years the Democratic Party has switched sides and has become home to the vilest extremists.

There is no other way to say this except to say it plainly, that the Democratic Party has become anti-Semitic.

Check out Max and Sid Blumenthal and George Soros, just for starters. 

Then there’s the everlasting image of Hillary Clinton kissing Suha Arafat after Suha had blood libeled the Jewish State.

But Jewish voters seem incapable of taking the hint and of changing with the times.

Only this time it is serious. If a Republican does not win the White House this time, there will be no second time.

This is not me saying so – it’s the math. People we don’t know have swarmed into the United States outnumbering what used to be your father’s America.

Even White Christians are no longer in the majority. Jews are numbered as among 1.4 percent of the population, BUT…

But there was a time when the Jewish vote counted, especially within key states like Florida, California, Illinois, Ohio and New York.

Both parties sought and pursued the Jewish vote as the Jewish vote here and there could tip the scales.

But this is the case no more. We hear nothing about either party going after Jewish love as they do for the affections of Latinos and African Americans.

That’s because the Jewish vote has become boring and predictable. For Democrats the Jewish vote is taken for granted. Jews are still betrothed to FDR and Truman.

For Republicans the Jewish vote seems hopeless, so why even try.

There is one way out.

One way that Jews can become important again as voters. They’d be valued and become interesting and sought after if they showed they can think anew and switch sides once in a while, and if they quit being so automotic. Suppose they voted for Hillary Clinton (and what is being called the Clinton Crime Family) at, say, only 60 percent?

Suppose they opened their eyes and put the power of their votes behind the Party that is most favorable to the United States and most friendly to Israel?

Then the Jewish vote would be in play again – at least for next time.

If there will be a next time.

New York-based bestselling American novelist Jack Engelhard writes a regular column for Arutz Sheva. New from the novelist: “News Anchor Sweetheart,” a novelist’s version of Fox News and Megyn Kelly. Engelhard is the author of the international bestseller “Indecent Proposal.” He is the recipient of the Ben Hecht Award for Literary Excellence. Website:

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