By Larry Gordon
Here is why we Jews might be in deep trouble. The reason is: Blumenthal, Feinstein, Schumer, Nadler, Engel, and so on down the line. The heartland of America supports and might even love Donald Trump. It is possible that the heartland believes it is the Jews who are so wholly dedicated to one thing — and that is undermining the efforts of the president.
Believe it or not, last Shabbos at Kiddush in shul, I overheard one person saying to another that if Brett Kavanagh does not secure a seat on the Supreme Court it is the fault of the Jews. Oh my goodness, I thought. If we are talking that way, what are people out there in mainstream America saying?
It looks like we will find out most definitively on Election Day, November 6, to what extent the public at large was fooled by the Democratic Party machinations and indulgence in chicanery during the weeks leading up to the Senate voting on the selection of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
Unfortunately, the names listed above — senators and representatives of the people in Congress — have indulged in an effort to achieve something that’s not in the best interest of the American people. They said it was about keeping a bad, lying, and dishonest person off the Supreme Court, but it was really nothing like that at all.
What this charade was all about was the upcoming midterm elections and an attempt to cast aspersions on all Republicans seeking elected office at the expense of Mr. Kavanaugh, his wife, children, and parents. To the above-listed Democrats, the Kavanaugh family was expendable as collateral damage in the desperate effort to regain a majority in either the Senate or House or both.
The greatest culprits here, aside from Chuck Schumer and Diane Feinstein, are, of course, first-term senators such as Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Kamala Harris (D-CA), dreaming about pulling off a Barack Obama type of political feat. If either Booker or Harris manages to maneuver themselves to leading contenders for the presidency in 2020, it is a commentary on the very thin political talent in today’s Democratic Party more than anything else.
Watching Diane Feinstein during the Senate Judiciary Committee examination of Mr. Kavanaugh, one gets the feeling that she was uncomfortable being cast in the role of a senior citizen, longtime senator, and minority leader of the committee being forced to challenge Mr. Kavanaugh. It looked like she had no choice but to go along with the suggestions and innuendo that she in all likelihood knew were part of a ploy to create a false impression that might result in Democratic gains in the upcoming election.
Senator Schumer, though not a member of the Judiciary Committee, seemed all too ready to make the most inane comments about a process that became a Democratic embarrassment and a great victory for the president, Justice Kavanaugh and the rule of law in this country.
And over last weekend, Manhattan Congressman Jerrold Nadler said if the Democrats manage to win a majority in the House in the November elections, he will lead the effort to reopen an investigation into Judge Kavanaugh’s behavior as a Maryland teenager and seek to have him impeached from the Court.
Now that the Democrats’ collusion has been exposed, they are doubling down in an effort to steer into the skid, attempting to maintain control of the out-of-control vehicle that is the upcoming midterm election.
For my part, I am hoping and praying for a red wave and an increase in the Republican majority margins in both the House and the Senate in November. That would be a fair response to the disgrace and outrage that the Schumers and Feinsteins sought to perpetrate on the American people.
Here is the important thing about Schumer, Blumenthal, Feinstein, et al. They are obviously Jewish, and will tell you they are proud Jews representing Jewish values. Sadly, however, the opposite is the truth and the reality. Many of the central policies they promote — and you can go down a list of these types of agenda items — are things that conflict with Judeo-Christian traditions.
The group may not know much about the fundamental tenets of Judaism, but they most likely understand the poetic aspect of the biblical directive for the Jewish people to be a “light unto the nations.” On that count, this group has sought an opposite direction for themselves — policies that create darkness.
Justice Kavanaugh hit the nail on the head when he said the entire process was a diabolical plot to exact revenge for what Democrats thought would be a cakewalk for Hillary Clinton into the White House and the advancement of the Obama liberal agenda that was setting back millions of people in this country.
The interesting thing will be to observe what the Democrat reaction will be when they see their fantasy agenda being rejected in race after race around the country.
As Jews are a small minority of the American population, many believe that it is a miracle that Jews are so disproportionately represented in the halls of power. While it may be a great accomplishment, it is also a disappointment that the Jews in power have become representatives of ideas and policies that have led too many on a downward path. The odd and even shocking thing is the Schumers and Feinsteins either genuinely believe this is the right way to go or the proper formula to regain power.
So, don’t delude us into thinking that your way is the only good, proper, and right way. Admit that the motivation here is to scare people away from the Republican Party and into the arms of Democrats and their difficult and unattractive vision of this country’s future that only serves their desperate effort to achieve power and dominance.
The more complicated and sensitive issue of defining what real Jewish values are and who represents them is not a matter than can be conclusively decided in this space. No one expects Jewish elected officials to represent Torah values in their function as legislators. In fact, even if these men and women wanted to adhere in their policy formulations to biblical strictures, they in all likelihood would not know where to begin because of their lack of understanding and education in that area.
So perhaps their being completely untethered from understanding their Jewishness is the jump-off point that has sent them adrift and floating in the direction of the liberal left, having no choice but to recklessly align themselves with the evolving socialist nature of the party.
The important thing is that judgment day for the United States is just ahead of us and it is called Election Day. Make it an important and determining moment in our history.