Curt Schilling Is Right: Jews Should Vote Republican
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.
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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is essentially echoing Jeff Jacoby, the op-ed editor of the Boston Globe, who has written that “liberalism has superseded Judaism as the religion of most American Jews.”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.