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December 14, 2011

Happy 9th birthday, Chanukah!

My latest for WNYC’s A Free Country: The fact that Jews vote Democrat continues to boggle the mind.

Posted by Karol at 10:47 AM |
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But you described yourself as the sole conservative at some gatherings (am assuming family ones). So why the surprise. Being Jewish and being communist doesn’t jibe, but there were a great many great Jewish communists.

Posted by: Lt. Oilybird at December 14, 2011 at 9:47 pm

“But you described yourself as the sole conservative at some gatherings (am assuming family ones).”

LOL. No way, my family is all conservative. We have some liberals in our extended family but we very rarely talk politics with them.

Being Jewish and being Communist did jibe in a lot of ways (especially when Communism is taken in theory and not in practice). A large part of why Jews are liberals (I think) is because of the Jewish traditions of charity and social justice. I like these things too, just think the government is a poor promoter of these values (and all values).

Posted by: Karol at December 16, 2011 at 1:44 pm
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