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October 28, 2016 8:25 am

Curt Schilling Is Right: Jews Should Vote Republican

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Baseball legend Curt Schilling (left), being interviewed by CNN's Jake Tapper. Photo: Screenshot.

Baseball legend Curt Schilling (left), being interviewed by CNN’s Jake Tapper. Photo: Screenshot.

Baseball legend Curt Schilling has been in political hot water since his recent appearance on CNN  in which he questioned why Jews support the Democratic Party.

Schilling, who is considering a 2018 Senate bid in Massachusetts to unseat Democrat Elizabeth Warren, said to host Jake Tapper:

I would like to ask you something as a person who is practicing the Jewish faith and has since you were young. I don’t understand — and this is, maybe this is the amateur, non-politician in me — I don’t understand how people of Jewish faith can back the Democratic Party, which over the last 50 years has been so clearly anti-Israel, so clearly anti-Jewish Israel. …The Democratic Party is aligned for Israel only because we have agreements in place to make them have to be.

While some may criticize Schilling, I think he is right to raise these issues.

Schilling, who recently tweeted an article about Jews being expelled from Iraq, knows the truth: the Arab world doesn’t want a Jewish state to exist. Many Democrats don’t understand this. And too many Jews blindly support the Democratic Party and liberalism.

On key issues, including the Middle East, national security and financial and tax concerns, voting Republican is in the best interests of the Jewish community.  

Schilling is essentially echoing Jeff Jacoby, the op-ed editor of the Boston Globe, who has written that “liberalism has superseded Judaism as the religion of most American Jews.”  They are both right. Voting Republican is good for the Jews.

Ronn Torossian is a New York-based public relations executive. He is a leader of the Republican Jewish Coalition, serving on the Vice Chairman’s Council, although he wrote the above article in a personal capacity.

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  • RW

    I agree with the author that as things stand today Jews would do better voting for the Republican Party. I also agree with the statement that liberalism rather than Judaism is the religion of most American Jews. However I would never attach myself permanently to anyone party.

    • Adam Klein

      Certainly not with Trump. But why should Jews trust a party that continues to defame Jews as to the reason Jews vote Democrat. The biggest reason is they are a religious minority and don’t 100% trust the Christian religion right. That is also true of Muslims, Hindus, and all other non Christian groups which Jews actually have slightly higher rates of voting Republican then other Non-Christian groups. And especially after this election you can see their fear are not without cause. When you have people like Hucksterbee (Huckabee) and Falwell Jr. supporting everything Trump does despite him appealing to anti-Semites how does this show any love for the Jewish people. Some love the land of Israel but they don’t love Jews and the two are not mutually exclusive. In fact one of the Republican hero’s is a fake Rabbi named Rabbi Jonatahan Cahn who is not a Rabbi but someone who believes in Jesus. And they think why aren’t all Jews like this and yet to use the name Rabbi which is pure fraud should bother us. But some of the right don’t care even if they have no problem trying to convert Jews who are vulnerable and use tricks to do this which shows contempt. *

  • WillielomanIII

    exactly correct!!