Betomania and Anti-Semitism: Why I Don’t Support Him

 

I’m not a Republican in a red state. But I’m not blue either. All around me are Beto signs (although, to be fair they should state CALIFORNIANS AND NEW YORKERS FOR BETO; 54% of the money contributed to his campaign comes from people who can’t vote for him due to gerrymandering by the founding fathers) and like many others here I too was flooded with Beto text messages this year. But there was a breaking point.

Beto mentioned that he did not support moving the U.S. Embassy to the capital of Israel, Jerusalem, on the grounds that it would cause violence. Talk about letting the terrorists win.

Saturday’s terrorist attack on the Tree of Life synagogue hammered that thought home. For millennia Jews have been a scapegoat for any convenient problem; anti-Semitism is not new. But it is wrong, and those that preach violence against someone *just because they are Jewish* should be called out. It seems that most people have forgotten history, and call out things like “illegal occupation” while forgetting what had happened in the past from the areas now known as Palestine. The people who call for BDS while ignoring the attacks from terrorists against random civilians in Israel are part of the problem too. I remember Israel offering up over 90% of Palestine free and clear but having it rejected; yet Israel withdrew later and let the Palestinians vote their own government in – one of which still calls for the destruction of the Israeli state and blames Israel for all of their problems as a scapegoat. (Note: I don’t find Israel completely blameless)

Which brings us to today, two days after a horrific massacre in Pittsburgh. A white supremacist terrorist decided to attack Jews specifically and he did. He, like many others, blamed the Jews for the world’s (and his) problems. The media has no problem trying to connect the dots to the current President for said beliefs even though it makes zero sense.

Meanwhile, founders of the March for Women have zero problems supporting Louis Farrakhan, who recently called Jews termites. The Democrats have a congressional candidate who mirror’s Farrakhan’s views. There was more coverage for a Nazi running as a Republican in Illinois than there has been for the anti-Semitism on the left. Which is why it’s clear that Beto’s beliefs stem from that side of the Democratic Party: anti-Israel for the wrong reasons. It’s okay to criticize Israel for making mistakes, but when you decide that the good Israel does for its’ neighbors and for the region are never going to be enough, there can really only be one reason.

The text messages stopped when I replied I could never support Beto with his beliefs on Israel. My heart aches for the Jewish community right now. No group should live in fear because of their beliefs.  None.

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  1. DrewInWisconsin Member
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    And yet, . . . here’s the Super-Beto mural in Austin . . . now vandalized by people who think Beto is too pro-Israel.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DqjxD3tXcAAYech.jpg

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  2. DonG Coolidge
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    For Beto out-of-state, most of his money does not have a reported source, since it is small (<$200) donations through ActBlue.  Repeal the 17th and solve that problem.

     

    Antisemitism is a Leftist thing.  People on the left want to divide people by race/religion and use government to enforce:  slavery, segregation, Jim Crow, … are all Leftist ideas enforce by govt.  People on the right promote freedom of religion and personal responsibility and is the best friend of any minority religion. 

    Leftists (including the Catholic Church and academia) are aligned with Palestinians and strongly anti-Israel.  I do not know why.  Perhaps it is just a Marxist effort to create more chaos/division. 

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  3. Robert Langdon Inactive
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    DrewInWisconsin (View Comment):

    And yet, . . . here’s the Super-Beto mural in Austin . . . now vandalized by people who think Beto is too pro-Israel.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DqjxD3tXcAAYech.jpg

    oh wow I didn’t hear about that.  Then again Nov 7 is going to be like the infamous quote about Nixon “How did Cruz win, no one I know voted for him!”   His supporters DO NOT want to hear anything bad; like about him trying to leave the scene of the accident but got away with it (what he did is now a felony, it wasn’t before) while Beto gaslights the witnesses of the accident.

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  4. Robert Langdon Inactive
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    DonG (View Comment):

    For Beto out-of-state, most of his money does not have a reported source, since it is small (<$200) donations through ActBlue. Repeal the 17th and solve that problem.

     

    Antisemitism is a Leftist thing. People on the left want to divide people by race/religion and use government to enforce: slavery, segregation, Jim Crow, … are all Leftist ideas enforce by govt. People on the right promote freedom of religion and personal responsibility and is the best friend of any minority religion.

    Leftists (including the Catholic Church and academia) are aligned with Palestinians and strongly anti-Israel. I do not know why. Perhaps it is just a Marxist effort to create more chaos/division.

    There are wackos on the right that hate a specific religion but most are like you said – respect others.  It’s like the Elvis factor, you will always have racists, period.  No way to completely eliminate them – just marginalize them so their behavior isn’t a major issue day to day.  I think they still are but the media makes them seem like “re surged” after 45’s election.

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  5. DrewInWisconsin Member
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    Robert Langdon (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin (View Comment):

    And yet, . . . here’s the Super-Beto mural in Austin . . . now vandalized by people who think Beto is too pro-Israel.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DqjxD3tXcAAYech.jpg

    oh wow I didn’t hear about that. Then again Nov 7 is going to be like the infamous quote about Nixon “How did Cruz win, no one I know voted for him!” His supporters DO NOT want to hear anything bad; like about him trying to leave the scene of the accident but got away with it (what he did is now a felony, it wasn’t before) while Beto gaslights the witnesses of the accident.

    But what gets me about this is that lefty Beto isn’t left enough for the New Democrats. The Democrats increasingly find themselves trapped between conservatives who would never vote for them because they’re too far to the left, and leftists who will never vote for them because they consider them too far to the right.

    Manchin, for example, likely voted for Kavanaugh to preserve his Senate seat. And yet he may not win in West Virginia, because even the voters who like him, appreciate his support for Kavanaugh and his conservative leanings won’t vote for him because he’s a Democrat.

    Manchin takes a photo with Darrin Shank; they are shaking hands with Manchin’s left arm draped over Shank’s shoulder. Both are smiling broadly. Shank tells Manchin he is a Republican.

    Manchin doesn’t skip a beat; Republicans vote for him all of the time. “That doesn’t bother me none, I represent everyone,” he says with his signature warmth.

    As the charismatic Democrat walks towards the Martinsburg High School float filled with high-schoolers, hay, and lots of boisterous cheers, Shank admits, despite wanting a photo with the senator and liking him, come Nov. 6, he will vote for Manchin’s Republican opponent, Morrisey.

    “Yeah, he’s a good guy. I mean, his politics is … it is what it is. At least he got Kavanaugh into the Supreme Court,” said Shank of Manchin, a vote he added was that really important to him.

    Curt Blickenstann says the same, but adds a caveat — switch parties and Manchin could get his vote. “Oh yeah, he’d get the support of West Virginia even more. West Virginia is a hard-working state. It’s middle-class people, and that’s what Trump stands for is the middle-class people,” he says of the president who won all of the state’s 55 counties and earned a whopping 67–26 percent statewide win over Hillary Clinton.

    Manchin says he’s not doing that. “Why would I change — I am who I am no matter what party name is after my name, I’ve never changed,” he said.

    Voters here haven’t really changed either, except they don’t vote much for Democrats anymore, even Democrats who look like Republicans in any other state but here.

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  6. Bishop Wash Member
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    Robert Langdon: Beto mentioned that he did not support moving the U.S. Embassy to the capital of Israel, Jerusalem – on the grounds that it would cause violence.

    We’ve officially moved the Embassy already though, right? There’s going to be a new building, but haven’t operations moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem? There hasn’t been a noticeable change in violence that I’ve heard of, so is Bobby acknowledging that he was wrong? Maybe it’s too early to tell.

    Was he asked about the move? Seems odd to mention, especially if your prediction hasn’t come true.

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  7. Stad Coolidge
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    Robert Langdon: due to gerrymandering by the founding fathers

    I don’t understand this comment.

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  8. Hang On Member
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    Stad (View Comment):

    Robert Langdon: due to gerrymandering by the founding fathers

    I don’t understand this comment.

    It was a joke, I’m pretty sure. Dividing the country up into states = gerrymandering. I thought it was funny. 

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  9. Western Chauvinist Member
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    DonG (View Comment):
    Leftists (including the Catholic Church and academia) are aligned with Palestinians and strongly anti-Israel.

    You could have left it at leftists. There are some leftists (heading up) in the Church, but they’re not the Catholic Church. We are the Body of Christ. And, unlike my evangelical friends, we believe Jews are saved according to God’s prerogative as His chosen people, despite not believing in Jesus.

    Personally, I have great affection for Jews I know. I’ve found they make the best bosses, and their zest for life and human dignity is very attractive. And moving the embassy to Jerusalem is in the top five best things President Trump has done so far, imo. Maybe the top three.

    Just sayin’. 

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  10. Full Size Tabby Member
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    Hang On (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):

    Robert Langdon: due to gerrymandering by the founding fathers

    I don’t understand this comment.

    It was a joke, I’m pretty sure. Dividing the country up into states = gerrymandering. I thought it was funny.

    I enjoyed that joke too.

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  11. Robert Langdon Inactive
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    Stad (View Comment):

    Robert Langdon: due to gerrymandering by the founding fathers

    I don’t understand this comment.

    Some progressives already started beating a drum (after Kavanaugh) that it’s unfair that like five states with the population of LA have ten times more representation in the Senate than people in LA do.  They are pushing to change the Senate to match population. I pulled the FEC report today and 54% of the contributions came from donors who, because they don’t live in TX, can’t vote for Beto.

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  12. Robert Langdon Inactive
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    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    Robert Langdon: Beto mentioned that he did not support moving the U.S. Embassy to the capital of Israel, Jerusalem – on the grounds that it would cause violence.

    We’ve officially moved the Embassy already though, right? There’s going to be a new building, but haven’t operations moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem? There hasn’t been a noticeable change in violence that I’ve heard of, so is Bobby acknowledging that he was wrong? Maybe it’s too early to tell.

    Was he asked about the move? Seems odd to mention, especially if your prediction hasn’t come true.

    No not lately.  But have you seen his skateboarding moves?  He can shred the stage with one

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  13. Bishop Wash Member
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    Robert Langdon (View Comment):

    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    Robert Langdon: Beto mentioned that he did not support moving the U.S. Embassy to the capital of Israel, Jerusalem – on the grounds that it would cause violence.

    We’ve officially moved the Embassy already though, right? There’s going to be a new building, but haven’t operations moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem? There hasn’t been a noticeable change in violence that I’ve heard of, so is Bobby acknowledging that he was wrong? Maybe it’s too early to tell.

    Was he asked about the move? Seems odd to mention, especially if your prediction hasn’t come true.

    No not lately. But have you seen his skateboarding moves? He can shred the stage with one

    I saw. Imitating the Steve Buscemi “Hello fellow kids” meme. 

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  14. DonG Coolidge
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    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):
    There are some leftists (heading up) in the Church, but they’re not the Catholic Church.

    Fair enough, but as a true globalist religion, the Catholic leaders show more support for Palestinians than Israelis.  It could be because evangelical protestants are pro-Israel and the Catholic leaders respond by being anti-Israel. 

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  15. Henry Castaigne Member
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    I predict the left will turn against Asian-Americans soon. The left often hates the strong and successful people more than they care about the weak and the poor. Jews tend to do very well economically. In reality, Jews and Asians make their communities richer. In Uganda, Idi Amin thought that the Asian-Ugandans made Black-Ugandans poor so he kicked them out. For religious reasons, Queen Isabella of Spain kicked the Jews out of Spain. Both countries became much poorer.

    There is something stupid in humanity that believes that the successful people make other people poor. This is one of the main reasons why the left hates Israel and rich countries. 

    Overwhelmingly, the right recognizes that there are good and bad wealthy people and good and bad poor people. Respectfully Mr Langdon, I think you should get on board with the right. 

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  16. ctlaw Coolidge
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    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):
    I predict the left will turn against Asian-Americans soon.

    Two problems. Or perhaps 2.5.

    1. Asian-Americans are not as masochistic as Jews. The left could turn on Jews, because Jews let them. Thus, there is greater risk of losing support.

    2. There are a heck of a lot more Asians in this world than Jews. That changes the left’s thinking in two ways. First is the supply of Asian immigrants can’t be ignored. Second is the China card. One of the reasons Chinese companies are so successful in the third world is that they do not have the same risk of losing their investment that an American company has. Exxon-Mobil has to price in the risk that Shitholistan might nationalize its investments. Sinopec does not. Nationalize a Sinopec investment and you die. That dynamic trickles down. Consider that the Chinese are treated as honorary blacks in South Africa.

     

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  17. Skyler Coolidge
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    Driving around Austin, my daughter says, “Beto is going to win.  Look at all the signs and bumper stickers everywhere.”

    I told her, “Ah, but look at all those Ted Cruz voters everywhere.  See that car, that’s a Cruz voter.  See that house, they’re voting for Cruz.”

    “How do you know, Daddy?”

    ”Because they don’t have signs or bumper stickers.”

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  18. Steve C. Member
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    I saw a new Beto commercial last night. The tone was substantially different than all other ads he’s produced. He earnestly pontificates directly to the camera. His delivery is, well let’s just say McCluhan’s characterization of TV is spot on. The whole message was impending doom if you don’t vote for the guy. The only thing missing was the flop sweat.

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  19. I Walton Member
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    Robert Langdon (View Comment):

    DonG (View Comment):

    For Beto out-of-state, most of his money does not have a reported source, since it is small (<$200) donations through ActBlue. Repeal the 17th and solve that problem.

    Antisemitism is a Leftist thing. People on the left want to divide people by race/religion and use government to enforce: slavery, segregation, Jim Crow, … are all Leftist ideas enforce by govt. People on the right promote freedom of religion and personal responsibility and is the best friend of any minority religion.

    Leftists (including the Catholic Church and academia) are aligned with Palestinians and strongly anti-Israel. I do not know why. Perhaps it is just a Marxist effort to create more chaos/division.

    There are wackos on the right that hate a specific religion but most are like you said – respect others. It’s like the Elvis factor, you will always have racists, period. No way to completely eliminate them – just marginalize them so their behavior isn’t a major issue day to day. I think they still are but the media makes them seem like “re surged” after 45’s election.

    Anti semitism is a leftist thing because the left are the totalitarians now and have been for over a century.  The Fascists and Nazi’s were unambiguously left.  We call them right because Lenin did,  the Soviets eventually became our war time allies, and our own left pushed that narrative as well.  But centralized control of the economy, anti free market, anti democracy, and the Nazi party and political structure was patterned after Soviet Democratic centralism.  The Nazis morphed into a unique thing after they murdered the Socialists that helped them gain power.  They became something unique and insane, following Hitler’s own insanities.

    The skin heads and US neo Nazi’s are just the dregs, they aren’t left or right, they aren’t a party nor are there many of them.  They get attention because they call themselves right wing and our own left, the fascists that dominate the Democrats and the media use them to label all of us.

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  20. The Cloaked Gaijin Member
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    Stad (View Comment):

    Robert Langdon: due to gerrymandering by the founding fathers

    I don’t understand this comment.

    Congressional districts are not even mentioned in the U.S. Constitution.

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  21. Stad Coolidge
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    Hang On (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):

    Robert Langdon: due to gerrymandering by the founding fathers

    I don’t understand this comment.

    It was a joke, I’m pretty sure. Dividing the country up into states = gerrymandering. I thought it was funny.

    Oh, hehe!  And I had a mini-history lesson all ginned up and ready to post in a comment . . .

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  22. Stad Coolidge
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    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):
    I predict the left will turn against Asian-Americans soon.

    They already have at some colleges and universities.  Seems they are “overrepresented” at institutes of higher learning . . .

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