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Powerline’s Paul Mirengoff quotes a Washington Post story, which explains that Democrats are less supportive of Israel than they once were (emphasis mine):
A Gallup poll in March found that the majority of Democrats now take the position that the United States should be applying more pressure to Israel to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “The 53 percent opting for more pressure on the Israelis is up from 43 percent in 2018 and no more than 38 percent in the decade before that, marking a substantive change in Democrats’ perspective on U.S. policy,” the report found.
I wonder what their stats would have looked like if they had asked that question differently. Say for example:
A Gallup poll in March found that ______ percentage of Democrats now take the position that the United States should be applying more pressure to Palestinians to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
After all, it seems to me that it might be easier to achieve peace if the Palestinians would stop lofting missiles into residential areas of Israel. It would be easier for Israel to negotiate with the Palestinians if they could see some evidence of goodwill from their neighbors, and less evidence of hatred. It takes two to tango, right? On the other hand, I know the situation over there is complex, and I don’t understand the details. So what do I know? It’s a difficult situation.
But to Democrats, the situation is simple. When Israel gets bombed, it’s Israel’s fault. When anything else goes wrong in that area, it’s Israel’s fault. The solution is obvious: America should put more pressure on Israel. Simple.
The world is a simple place to leftists. Bad weather is caused by SUV’s. You can cure poverty by giving money to poor people. Lower-class blacks are poor because of racism. Lower-class whites are poor because they’re lazy stupid redneck deplorable Neanderthals. Corporations are evil. Government is good. Businessmen are greedy. Politicians are selfless public servants. And on and on. And on and on and on and on.
Everything is simple.
Republicans are redneck Neanderthals, and Democrats are deep thinkers.