Jews & Democrats

Commentary by Dr. Gerhard Falk


The Jewish Community and Our Presidents

On page 608 of a publication by the U.S. State Department, entitled The Casablanca Conference, published in 1943, I read, and you can read, the following: “Franklin D.Roosevelt", (then President of the United States) "told the conference that ‘the number of Jews engaged in the professions, such as medicine and law should be definitely limited.” Roosevelt went on to say that he found it understandable that the Germans could not tolerate that there were so many Jewish doctors, lawyers, schoolteachers and professors in Germany. The Casablanca Conference was held in Morocco and attended by Winston Churchill, Charles de Gaulle and FDR for the purpose of planning the invasion of Italy by allied forces (Stalin did not attend).

These were the sentiments of a man whose picture hung in the living room of almost every Jewish family in America. Need I remind you that it was also Roosevelt who would not allow a refugee ship to land in the U.S. after it was denied entry into Cuba so that all Jews aboard had to return to Germany.

Yet, to this day, innumerable Jews delude themselves into regarding Roosevelt a friend of the Jewish people. Roosevelt also opposed any effort by the Jewish community to defend themselves against Arab aggression. 

Even as the Jewish worship of Roosevelt and other pseudo-friends of the Jews is based on a myth which Jews believe most fervently, it is also a common Jewish pretense that the current president, George W. Bush, is our enemy. The exact opposite is the case. Not only has George W. Bush been more supportive of Israel than any president before him, he has also appointed more Jews to office than any other president.

Consider this: Michael Chertoff is secretary of homeland security and therefore a member of the cabinet. Joshua Bolten has just been appointed White House chief of staff. Bolten’s deputy, Joel Kaplan, is also Jewish. Bolten was previously head of the office of management and budget and therefore, like Chertoff, a member of the cabinet. Yet, Jews keep claiming that G. W. never appointed a Jew to the cabinet.

Then there is National Security advisor Elliott Abrams. Further Jewish appointees are: Ken Mehlman, now chair of the Republcan National Committee and erstwhile political adviser to the president, Paul Wolfowitz, formerly under-secretary of defense, who was appointed president of the World Bank by G. W. Bush, and the new Federal Reserve chairman, Ben Shalom Bernanke, is also Jewish. President Bush appointed eight Jewish ambassadors to Israel, the Netherlands, Denmark, Hungary, Singapore, Slovakia, Italy and Uruguay. The director of the domestic policy council is Jay Lefkowitz, Mark Weinberg is Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and the undersecretary of Defense is Dov Zackheim. The president’s personal aide is the Jew Blake Gottesman and Noam Neusner, Adam Goldman and Tevi Troy are all White House liaisons to the Jewish community. The latter three have done a terrible job, as they have evidently done nothing or not enough to show the Jews of America the facts. The fact is that the number of Jews appointed by George W. Bush is far greater than the total number of Jews ever appointed by any other president. Yet, the majority of Jews continue to deny this evidence and imagine that Bill Clinton, the best friend Arafat ever had, was also our friend.

The phenomenon we need to explore therefore is the support the Jewish community gives our enemies and the contempt the Jewish community has for our rare friends.

Several explanations have been advanced for this mad phenomenon. Among these are that our grandparents and great grandparents were strong union members who voted Democrat because the Democrats were seen as friends of labor. It is therefore possible that many Jews vote for Democrats because of tradition.

Then there are those who say that we Jews are “liberal” and that the Democrats are also “liberal”. Now, a good example of a “liberal” is the Rev. Al Sharpton of New York, who stood in front of a Jewish business and demanded it be burned down. His friends came and did just that. Another “liberal” is Cynthia McKinney, a congresswoman from Georgia, who demands that the House no longer fund any requests by Israel for weapons. Another “liberal” is the Rev. Jesse Jackson, who called New York City “hymie town”, and then there is the greatest liberal of them all, Hillary Clinton, who loved Mrs. Arafat so much that she kissed her publicly after Mrs. Arafat said that Israel poisons the wells.

Jimmy Carter, erstwhile Democrat President of the United States, said in a speech in Switzerland that if he had been reelected he would have found the “final solution” to the Israel problem. We all know what is meant by “the final solution”. 

We pride ourselves on our academic success. We have more doctors, lawyers and MBA’s per capita than any ethnic group in America. We seem to understand everything except how to survive. We take up every cause except our own. We defend our enemies and denounce our friends, including the President of the U.S., who has done more for the Jewish people than any head of state at any time anywhere. 

Evidently, despite our constant diploma chasing, we are not smart at all. Just like the European Jews who would not come to America in the 19th century when there were no immigration laws and remained to welcome Hitler, we “bite the hand that feeds us” and revile those who seek our support because they gave us theirs. 

Can we ever learn?

Shalom u’vracha.

Dr. Gerhard Falk is the author of numerous publications, including Football & American Identity (2005) &  Youth Culture and the Generation Gap (2005) with Dr. Ursula A. Falk.

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