Jan 04, 2008 5:15 AM GMT
This is not being written to start an argument, I honestly want to know where the rabid hatred of Hillary comes from. Sure, she's a little conservative for my taste (and yours, I imagine) but why does she excite all this negative passion out of people? There are lots of Democrats that I welcome into the party even though they are more conservative than me (hell, almost everyone is more conservative than me) but I certainly don't hate them.
Why the intensity of the dislike?
There should be a 1 year verified residency requirement for local; 2/state; & 3 year for national office!
sickofthesame saidAnd being against the israeli lobby has nothing to do with anti-semitism.
hippie4lyfe saidI guess my strong dislike for Hillary comes from the fact that as a New Yorker I feel she has used my state to be a senator which truely was a platform to run for President from. She had no business winning NY senate, she isnt from here nor does she know anything about what NY'ers want
jprichva saidYou are amazingly literal-minded.
Being against the "Israeli lobby" is anti-Semitism. Being against some or all of Israel's policies is not.
One characterizes a group and demonizes them, one deals in specific facts.
Funny, no one rails about being against the "Chinese lobby" although arguably the ex-politicians who lobby for easier restrictions on Chinese imports do more damage to this country than anyone else. No, all we hear about is the "Israeli lobby".
And I have bad rhetorical skills? You haven't any at all.
jprichva saidWhat a silly thing to say.
I'm Jewish, Israel is important to me, and I don't like anti-Semites or people too dumb to know they're parroting anti-Semitic slurs. Israel is far from perfect. I have my problems with many of its policies, from time to time. But every country is entitled to have a lobby--that's simply people hired to try to convince a country to do things favorable to it. We don't have to do those things, but they are entitled to try. It's legal, and there's nothing wrong with it.
Except that it's fashionable nowadays among certain people to go on about the "Israeli lobby". That's code, the kind of code Republicans always use when they know that if they said what they really mean decent people would be disgusted.