In response to the growing talk of Jexodus, a political movement of Jews leaving the Democrat Party, the party and its media arm has rushed out a defense that amounts to, "We Can't Be Anti-Semitic Because Jews Vote For Us."
As defenses go, that's hopelessly backward.
Jews can and do vote for anti-Semitic politicians and movements. That says nothing good about a sizable percentage of voters of Jewish origins. It says little about the politicians that they are voting.
FDR enjoyed Jewish backing despite his unsubtle anti-Semitism and willingness to let Hitler finish the job of killing millions of Jews.
Battered women go back to the men that beat them. That doesn't mean that the beatings didn't happen. It means that abuse leaves a complicated legacy of complicity, self-hatred and insecurity. That's the case with American Jews.
But Jews are not a single group.
More traditional and religious Jewish populations tend to vote that way. That's where Trump's Jewish support is coming from.
Nearly eight in 10 American Jews in the AJC poll (77 percent) now disapprove of the job the president is doing, more than 20 percentage points higher than the national average, according to the latest Gallup tracking poll. That poll found 37 percent of Americans approving of Trump’s performance, with 56 percent disapproving. According to the AJC poll, 71 percent of Orthodox Jews approve of the president’s performance, while only 27 percent disapprove. (The poll of 1,000 respondents, conducted Aug.10-28, has a margin of error of 3.71 percent.)
The more conservatively religious you go, the higher Trump's numbers go.
A new survey found that an overwhelming percentage of Orthodox Jews support President Donald Trump.
According to the poll, which was commissioned by the US-based haredi Ami Magazine, 91% of American Orthodox Jews gave Trump a "Satisfactory" or "Very Satisfactory" rating. Only 8.4% said that they were unhappy with the president's performance.
Jexodus is partly generational. Traditional religious demographics are rising for obvious reasons.
This is also why New York and its leftists have been waging a vicious campaign against Orthodox Jewish schools. They have come to realize that a traditional Jewish community poses the greatest threat to their monopoly on power.
Liberal Jews worshiped FDR because the educational system designed to 'integrate' them and the media had brainwashed them. They couldn't hear the cries of millions of Jews being murdered because they were too busy listening to Fireside Chats.
As Jews unplug from the leftist system, its media and educational system, they can be free.