Jews told not to vote for Bernie Sanders

In a recent op/ed, New York Post columnist Andrea Peyser reveals the tribal mentality of Jewish Americans.

In “If you’re Jewish, don’t vote for Bernie Sanders,” Peyser calls on fellow Jews not to vote for Sanders — not because of his socialist ideology or policies, but because he’s not tribal enough, i.e., Sanders is not loyal to the “Chosen People” and to Israel.

Can you imagine if Americans of other races and ethnicities, especially “whites,” were to be similarly tribal? There would be no end to the outraged cries of “Racism!”. But Jews are the ultimate “sacred cows,” about whom no critical word — even true ones — can ever be uttered. Why is that?

Below is Peyser’s op/ed in its entirety.

Andrea Peyser vs. Bernie Sanders

If you’re Jewish, don’t vote for Bernie Sanders

Andrea Peyser • New York Post • April 10, 2016

Bernie Sanders is not quite Jewish. He’s Jew-ish — a non-practicing, anti-Israel, kinda, sorta Hebrew.

Raised in a veritable shtetl in Brooklyn, the Bernmeister had a bar mitzvah, worked as a volunteer on an Israeli kibbutz — a collective farm modeled on communist principles — for several months while in his 20s, and counts a number of his European ancestors as victims of the Holocaust.

But the geriatric Vermont senator, who craves toppling Her Hillaryness from her presidential perch as he might crave a bagel with a schmear, is hardly down with the Chosen People.

Before running for the Democratic presidential nomination, before making a nebbishy star turn on “Saturday Night Live,” Bernie was something of a ham. He rapped on a folk-rock album while serving as mayor of Burlington, Vt., in 1987. Then he donned a yarmulke to play a stereotypically obnoxious rabbi named “Manny Shevitz” (oy) in a low-budget 1999 romantic comedy, “My X-Girlfriend’s Wedding Reception,” while serving in the House.

In the flick, Bernie/Manny rants disjointedly before wedding guests in a thick outer-borough accent, slamming the Dodgers for leaving Brooklyn and bemoaning the big money paid to baseball-playing free agents. Was he signaling that, if elected president, the self-described “democratic socialist” might one day try to redistribute athletes’ wealth?

“Now let’s just thank God you have your arms, you have your legs,” he bellowed. “Let’s eat!”

Offensive? Quite. Anti-Semitic? For sure. (He later had a cameo in another film!)

Bernie Sanders, 74, has forged a far-left political brand, siding with Jew-haters and Israel foes, which is redundant. I urge Jews and their supporters voting in New York’s Democratic presidential primary on April 19 to reject Bernie. He’s not good for the Jews, or anyone else. The rotten actor is certainly not good for the City of New York, home to more Jews than Jerusalem is.

Bernie is strangely quiet about his recent history-making achievement. Winning the New Hampshire Democratic primary on Feb. 9, Sanders became not only the first Jew ever to win a presidential primary or caucus, but the first non-Christian to do so.

This might help explain why he doesn’t talk about it. Sanders was the only presidential candidate, Democrat or Republican, to skip the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s Policy Conference in Washington, DC, last month. Campaigning in Utah, Sanders instead delivered a speech to the pro-Israel lobbying group from afar that was highly critical of the Israeli government’s treatment of Palestinians.

He uttered the tired refrain that Israel’s military needs to end its “disproportionate” responses to Palestinian terror.

What’s “disproportionate” about Israel’s self-preserving responses to rocket fire on civilians’ heads, Bernie?

He was the first US senator to join House Democrats boycotting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech before Congress. He rejected Netanyahu’s dire warning that the nuclear deal entered into by the governments of Iran, the United States and other world powers threatens the very existence of the Jewish state.

Campaigning in Dearborn, Mich., last month, a city whose population contains the nation’s highest proportion of Arab-American Muslims, Sanders stuck it to his own people.

“Hopefully, we can have a level playing field, the United States treating everyone in that region equally,” he said about US involvement in the Middle East. A playing field in which bloody attacks on Israel don’t draw a “disproportionate” response? Sanders scored an upset victory in the Michigan primary, beating Dem front-runner Hillary Clinton.

Bernie’s antipathy toward the Jewish state contrasts sharply with the pro-Israel views expressed by his presidential foes on both sides of the aisle.

Republican front-runner Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, converted to Judaism before marrying a Jew, and has given birth to three Jewish children, delighting the tykes’ grandfather. But Trump seemed to foreshadow Bernie’s “disproportionate” schtick, saying on MSNBC in February about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, “Let me be sort of a neutral guy.” He has since backed away from the loaded statement.

Clinton, seeking support from Jewish elected officials and big-money donors, lately has crowed about her long-standing support for Israel.

This might make a voter forget her close ties to President Obama, whose relationship with Israel’s government is decidedly frosty.

Appearing last week in a town hall meeting on NBC’s “Today” show, Bernie was asked to defend his Jewish cred.

“Corned beef or pastrami?” Matt Lauer asked, passing along a viewer’s tweet. (Would he ask Ted Cruz, “Rice and beans or platanos?”?) “Pastrami, all the way,” Bernie shot back.

I’ll take a goyische president over this loser any day.

The United States is home to the largest or second largest (after Israel) Jewish community in the world. In 2012, Jews comprised 1.7% to 2.6% of the total U.S. population, estimated at between 5.5 and 8 million, depending on the definition of the term. (Source)

The overwhelming majority — 90% — of both the American Jewish population and the over 13 million Jews worldwide are Ashkenazis — Jews in and from Europe, and their descendants.

DNA studies have found that Ashkenazis are not biological descendants of the ancient Hebrews, but rather of the Khazars, an amalgam of Turkic clans that settled the Caucasus in the early centuries CE and converted to Judaism in the 8th century.

Please see a compelling study on this by Eran Elhaik, “The Missing Link of Jewish European Ancestry: Contrasting the Rhineland and the Khazarian Hypotheses,” the Oxford journal on Genome Biology and Evolution, vol. 5: issue 1, pp. 61-74 (published online Dec. 2012).

In other words, since Ashkenazis are not biological descendants of the ancient Hebrews and since many Ashkenazis are not religious, it’s a misnomer for them to call themselves Jews and God’s “chosen people” still — as if Jesus, by His sacrifice, had not made a New Covenant that “makes the first one obsolete” (Hebrews 8:13). Why U.S. evangelical Christians unconditionally and uncritically support Jews and Israel is a mystery.

There’s a fascinating passage in Revelation 3:9:

I will make those who are of the synagogue of Satan, who claim to be Jews though they are not, but are liars–I will make them come and fall down at your feet and acknowledge that I have loved you.

One can’t help but wonder that, since He is God and therefore knows all things past, present, and future, by “those who claim to be Jews though they are not,” our Lord Jesus the Christ was sending us a warning through time about 90% of so-called Jews today. 

See also “Non-religious Jews are largest group (40%) in Israel“.

~Eowyn

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12 responses to “Jews told not to vote for Bernie Sanders

  1. Wow! And how loyal to Israel has Hillary been? Let’s start with her right hand woman, who is connected to the mother of all current jihad movements, the Muslim Brotherhood. So with all Huma’s connections screaming Death to Israel and Death to America, the 2 Jewish refuges in the world, what sense does it make for a Jew to cast a vote for her?

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  2. At least Bernie hasn’t built a business empire and personal fortune by influence peddling while posing as a POTUS and Secretary of State.
    It seems pretty certain that his popularity, like Trump’s was NOT part of the plan to force an insider onto the voters and pass it off as a valid election.
    But then again, it might have been a possible plot by the extreme left to prolong BHO’s reign.

    No secret that Jews have an identity crisis, but so do Muslims and Christians. Difference being, only the Muslims slaughter people while they try to work through their problems.

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  3. Trust me, I am no friend of Bernie Sanders. But Peyser’s ad hominem attacks bleed right through the page. The Rent-A-Yenta is clearly Rupert Murdoch’s sock puppet! And Sanders was either foolhardy or brave to ignore AIPAC, but the fact remains, he avoided them—at least this time.
    The Khazars are not genetically related to the Ancient Hebrews. But what’s more, according to Brother Nathanael Kapner, when the Romans sacked Jerusalem in 70 A.D., all the geneological records were destroyed. Brother Kapner goes on to state that, as a result of this, the ancient Jewish priesthood was also destroyed. Long Story Short: The Talmud, which developed after Our Lord’s Crucifixion, means that the Judaism Christ practiced was NOT the same Judaism that came afterward.
    GIven the disproportionate power the modern Jewish power bloc represents, in AIPAC, the Israeli Lobby and the news media, it is fair game to ask the Question, Is Judaism today a political agenda masquerading as a religion? Henry Makow and Brother Nathanael have done all humanity a tremendous service by doing all the pioneering heavy-lifting of exposing the history; I would still say the story is not ready for prime-time. That might take another 15 to 20 years.
    And I do not wish to be labelled an “anti-semite”: I have met many wonderful Jews here in New York City. And I would say it’s high time they wake up to how they’ve been divided-and-conquered by an Agenda that claims to be on their side. And don’t accuse me of denying the Holocaust, either: It occurred, regardless of the number dead: If the Holocaust was not a personal attack on Jesus Christ, then there is no God!

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  4. What a hornet’s nest this is!
    Let me be clear, I am a Trump supporter and horrors! A Dem in a former life AND a delegate for Hillary before the scales fell from my eyes AND a real-io true-lio Ashkenazik Jew whose family on my mother’s side ( Judaism is matrilineal) are Kohanim, the Tribe of Priests.
    Firstly, many Jews ( read Sultan Knish and Frontpage mag and Robert Avrech’s blog Seraphic Secret to name a few) would NEVER vote for Hillary as she has been Obama’s water carrier and essentially Obama 3 and has called Israel an apartheid state and ” occupiers”. She would be a terrible choice.
    The perception problem with ” the Jewish vote” is that Jewishness has both
    a secular cultural component, often politically liberal brought to America by a large Russian socialist immigrant population in the last century which has remained virtually unchanged in its political POV for the last hundred years, and the religious component which is generally more Conservative.
    Bernie Sanders is the worst possible example of a Jew to be running for president ” as a Jew” as I am sure many black people felt about Obama with his white mother and his lack of American black heritage.
    Bernie Sanders has repeatedly said that he is an atheist and recently condemned Israel for ” the massacre of 10 thousand innocents in Gaza”. To many many Jews these two positions make him a candidate who is unsupportable as ” a Jew” if this was the reason one were voting for him.
    Religious affiliations are given suggestions for whom to vote all the time.
    Catholics voted for JFK en masse because he would be ” the first Catholic President”.
    Mormons voted for Romney and he himself as a church elder suggested that Mormons not vote for Trump and they complied in huge numbers in in Idaho.
    The most egregious of all is the odious Ted Cruz with his faux televangelist shtick and his imp sidekick uberfreak Glenn Beck. Cruz has been endorsed by ( and has welcomed the endorsement) of the horrible ” pastor” Mike Bickle who has insisted that Jews must convert to Christianity either by ” grace or violence” and that if they don’t meekly acquiesce ( grace) that they will be forced into by G-d’s ” hunters” and the greatest hunter in recent history was Hitler!!!!
    Besides the repellent Bickle, Cruz has also been endorsed by another crazy pastor who preaches that unrepentant Gays deserve the death penalty . Cruz is another slimy example of a Jimmy Swaggart nightmare using religiosity to attract the bamboozled.
    If one wants to rail against Jews opposing a candidate on religious grounds
    Cruz is a million times worse than Bernie as Cruz is dishonest in his Jewish/Israel support as it is only a means in a long game where he believes his messiah will arrive only after all Jews become Christians.
    Bernie is at least honest in his atheism and his quisling stance on Israel.
    Liberal American Jews are liberals first and Jews second and the lines between the culture ( often socially liberal, Woody Allen, Jewish humor, food, familial memories, traditions and very Reform Judaism ) and the religion ( much more Conservative/Orthodox, the Torah, being observant) are often very fluid and squishy as one may be one or the other or both.
    It is often very hard for Non-Jews to understand this and many people like myself argue with the Michael Lerner Tikkun pro Palestinian Bernie Sanders Jews about this….
    But the idea of an audience of a particular religious persuasion being swayed to support, or not support a candidate based on religious affiliation/ loyalties is hardly novel.
    Finally, Trump pretty much put to rest any questions re: his loyalties to Israel in his AIPAC speech. 80% of Israeli Jews would support Trump.

    Anyway, as a Jewish reader, that’s my two cents.

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  5. Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this interesting and well-reasoned post. I looked at the picture of Peyser and found cruelty in her countenance, especially in her eyes; clearly, she is speaking as a racist. God help us!

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  6. ” I strongly believe that antisemitism and Jewish chauvinism can only be fought simultaneously.”

    “That is a Nazi expression. The Nazis called Germans who defended Jewish rights self-hating Germans.”

    Dr. Israel Shahak

    https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Israel_Shahak

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  7. I wonder when the Marxist State Media is going to cover this:

    http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/randy-hall/2016/04/13/millionaire-bashing-bernie-sanders-millionaire-three-homes

    LOL – I’m guessing the Braves will actually win a game before it happens.

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  8. We should do what was done in the past-do not give them full citizenship, do not allow them (or any other secret society that takes an oath over and above our Constitution) to serve in public office, education, finance, etc.

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  9. well well bernie is just a fake jew thats what he is, he will get whats coming to him for selling his soul for a seat in the senate. he has a seat in gehenna

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  10. Reblogged this on kommonsentsjane and commented:

    Reblogged on kommonsentsjane/blogkommonsents.

    Thing I don’t understand is why the Jews won’t vote for someone like President Trump who wants everyone to have a piece of the pie? They vote for Dem’s who treat them like peasants.

    kommonsentsjane

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