Congresswoman touts Obama as the best options for Jewish Americans

“Our faith is so rooted in ideas of justice, and our values are the same as those at the core … Continued

Our faith is so rooted in ideas of justice, and our values are the same as those at the core of the Democratic party. The harmony between these ideals makes the Democratic party the natural home of the American Jewish community…There is nothing, and I mean nothing, in the Republicans’ right wing social agenda that appeals to the American Jewish community.”

DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, speaking in Pennsylvania, champions President Obama, asserting that he is the only option for faithful Jewish Americans when they vote in the November presidential election.

Charles Dharapak


Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011.

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  • mcundyf

    I know that Debbie Wasserman Schultz is a Moron, but I thought she , at least, knew that Israel is Jewish. Therefore only really really DUMB JEWISH People would vote for Fascist Obama, so that their Homeland can be destroyed.

  • klajl

    What an awful thing to say. Did it ever occur to her that conservative ideals of limited government, free exercise of religion and free market principles appeal to many Jews, too? And, which party is stronger on defending Israel — I would argue it’s the Republicans, not the Democrats

  • practica1

    Justice before capitalism, is her point – it’s an old Jewish tradition.

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