Friday, July 28, 2006

Democrats' Empty Promises to Israel

Many bloggers are commenting today on this piece by Peter Beinart in the Washington Post, regarding the Democrats' pandering to Jewish voters. Read Captain's Quarters or PowerLine for their usual incisive commentary.

Rather than try to improve upon their comments, I'll simply offer my typical pointless political commentary. Specifically, this raises the stakes in Joe Lieberman's race. One of the few trusted defenders of Israel in the Democratic party appears that he's about to be kicked out. There are rumors that Republicans are trying to find a way to offer him their Senate nomination. Even if this doesn't happen, he becomes a powerful symbol of the Democratic opposition to a muscular foreign policy. And should Lieberman become a Republican, or caucus with Republicans in the Senate, they'll make every effort to use him to enhance their appeal among Jewish voters both this year, and in the 2008 Presidential election.

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