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On Gun Control: What a Friend of TJP Wrote to His Congressperson

Representative,

First off, thank you for your work. I know your job is not easy.

Today I would like to urge you to address the tragic Newtown massacre with rational action, not with ineffective restrictions on sane, law-abiding citizens.

When crafting or voting on legislation, we must start with the facts. And even a few simple facts show that legislation like that proposed by Senator Feinstein completely misses the mark.  Continue reading On Gun Control: What a Friend of TJP Wrote to His Congressperson

A meaningless story gets no headlines… and we’re shocked!

We here at TheJewishPatriot.com are scratching our big collective head trying to figure out why the story below isn’t news… or at least the kind of quasi-news that one of the political parties (in this particular case, the G.O.P.) would want to push these days.

The facts are pretty simple. Earlier this month, terrorists in Gaza were photographed parading around with a couple of relatively rare, newly-developed guns. Specifically, the al-Quds Brigades literally had a parade, and during that parade some al-Quds members carried F2000 and AK-103 assault rifles. Do a little educated guess-work, as N.R. Jenzen-Jones did in the Rogue Adventurer blog, and it’s quite likely that the terrorists obtained those hard(ish)-to-find rifles from rebels in Libya. As we all know, under the Obama administration, we here in the U.S. provided some support to those rebels during their successful fight to overthrow Muammar Gaddafi — upwards of $1 billion worth, according to some sources.

So… bloodthirsty terrorists on Israel’s doorstep get ultramodern guns, probably from Obama-backed rebels in Libya.

Should be news, right?*  Not really… and surprisingly, no one seems to be treating it otherwise. Continue reading A meaningless story gets no headlines… and we’re shocked!

Our thoughts on the DNC 2012 Flip-Flop-Flub on Israel…

We’re sure you’re all up to date on the latest head-scratching kerfuffle at the Democratic National Convention.  In the first half of this episode, the Democratic Party removed key pro-Israel provisions from its platform, such as the provision declaring Jerusalem as Israel’s undivided capitol, and the one stating that Palestinian refugees should be resettled outside of Israel.  Predictably, Democrats got pummeled for the change.  In the second half, Democrats scrambled to restore the pro-Israel language to their platform, which had previously been (basically) unchanged for decades.  And then other Democrats tried pretty hard to vote that down.  So how did this mess come to be and what does it tell us?  Our thoughts, below the fold… Continue reading Our thoughts on the DNC 2012 Flip-Flop-Flub on Israel…

This is pretty ugly…

This interview from today on Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer makes it pretty obvious that Debbie Wasserman Schultz is resorting to the bottom-of-the-barrel politics we’ve called out before.  This time, she’s deliberately misleading seniors, apparently hoping that (a) they’re all as batty as the movies say they are, or (b) the batteries on their hearing aids give out before she looks ridiculous.  More under the fold… Continue reading This is pretty ugly…

Our first thoughts on the Ryan pick…

Yes, Picky McSnark-Snark, we know it took us quite a while to formulate our “first” thoughts.  Regardless, we like the pick.  It’s a bit of a gamble and may ignore one important fact, but picking Ryan puts the Romney campaign’s focus squarely on fiscal issues, which we think is (a) good and (b) a winner.  More under the fold… Continue reading Our first thoughts on the Ryan pick…

“Buyer’s Remorse” is an intriguing twist in the quest for the Jewish vote…

The Republican Jewish Coalition has started a new ad campaign titled “Buyer’s Remorse”.  It features Jews who voted for Obama in 2008 and who plan to change their vote in 2012.  The first video, featuring a guy named Michael who apparently lives in New York, is already up on YouTube.  (Link below.)  Whether you agree with Michael’s arguments or not — and we think that even agreeing with him might require a bit more nuance than the ad lets on, but we digress — you have to admit that this is effective politics.  More below the fold…

Continue reading “Buyer’s Remorse” is an intriguing twist in the quest for the Jewish vote…

A silver lining to the Obamacare ruling…

What we all know: yesterday, the Supreme Court issued an opinion confirming the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.  In a 5-4 majority opinion authored by Chief Justice John Roberts, the Court decided that the individual mandate — the requirement that all individuals obtain health insurance or face stiff fines — is constitutional as a tax.  For those of us who view the Affordable Care Act as an infringement on liberty, as a potential economic disaster, and particularly as unconstitutional, yesterday was a sad day.

As a huge skeptic of Obamacare, I (Masonides) was disappointed, too, although I understand the majority’s reasoning.  But, whether I like the decision or not, the case highlights just how unique and wonderful government in America can be.  (And I don’t really like government all that much.)

Continue reading A silver lining to the Obamacare ruling…

A Few Points on Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s ‘Brew-ha-ha

Since we’ve recently feted our favorite sharp-elbowed Chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, we couldn’t really let this fomenting scandal-in-a-coffee-klatch go by unnoticed…

Continue reading A Few Points on Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s ‘Brew-ha-ha

Did anyone else notice Mr. Obama’s Freudian slip yesterday?

President Obama caused a bit of a kerfuffle yesterday with his somewhat absurd reaction to oral arguments before the United States Supreme Court in NFIB v. Sebelius.  But what interests us is not the silly stuff he intended to say, but the silly thing he didn’t mean to say… but did anyway.   Continue reading Did anyone else notice Mr. Obama’s Freudian slip yesterday?

Has Debbie Wasserman Schultz ever said a nice thing about a Republican?

If so, we missed it.  And that’s a shame, particularly for a prominent Jewish politician…

Continue reading Has Debbie Wasserman Schultz ever said a nice thing about a Republican?