Debbie Wasserman Schultz Can’t Name A Single Reason For Jews To Support Obama Except Abortion

“Untitled” (1988) by David Ortins, charcoal, wax, cardboard on linen. Collection: Robert & Karen Avrech, Los Angeles, California.

In Kalooki Nights, the fine Jewish British novelist Howard Jacobson—whose work is akin to Jane Austen rather than the tedious Philip Roth to whom he is frequently compared—describes the type of secular post-modern Jew that has replaced traditional Jewish-Torah values with the false G-d of secular liberalism.

In the novel the main character is describing his father, but this could be a portrait of Debbie Wasserman Schultz—save her  ghastly perm.

… preaching the religion of non-religion, a species of Judaism emptied of everything except its disputatiousness and liberality—a sort of secular universalism I suppose you’d have to call it, compromising socialism, syndicalism, Bundism, trade unionism, international brotherhhoodism, atheism, not to mention pugilism—which he imagined would one day be the saving of the Jews.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz would have you believe that abortion is a Jewish value.

From Breitbart by Joel B. Pollak.

In an interview with Jewish Life Television (JLTV), Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz failed to provide a single reason for Jewish voters to support President Barack Obama other than abortion, which she cast as somehow intrinsic to the values of the Jewish community. Later, in a separate response, she tried to defend Obama’s abysmal record on Israel, claiming Republicans had put “their love of party ahead of their love of Israel,” and endangered Israel by creating the impression that the issue divided the two parties. But she did not—and indeed, could not—cite Israel as a reason Jews should support Obama.

Here is the exchange between the host and Wasserman Schultz on Jewish voters and Jewish issues:

Q: Has the president done anything wrong with respect the Jewish vote?
A: No. On the contrary, the president has an incredible record of support and advocacy on the issues, domestically, that Jews care about—fighting, for example, to make sure that women have the right to make their own reproductive choices; fighting to pass the Affordable Care Act, to make sure that being a woman is not a pre-existing condition, and that insurance companies can’t drop us or deny us coverage, making sure that we have access to affordable birth control without a deductible or a co-pay, while Mitt Romney and the Republicans fought to take us back to a time when we couldn’t make our own reproductive choices, when you didn’t have access to birth control. And we’re re-fighting the same cultural and social battles with the Republicans because they’re controlled by the extremists in the Tea Party. So President Obama’s earned the support of the Jewish community.

So, there you have it—there’s no reason for Jews to vote for Democrats except for abortion. There’s nothing positive in President Obama’s record on issues that actually matter to Jews as Jews—certainly not Israel—that Wasserman Schultz can tout as a reason for Obama to enjoy the support of Jewish voters.

The host follows up by putting the Israel question to Wasserman Schultz. She not only attempts to defend President Obama’s record, but accuses Republicans of endangering Israel by creating the impression in the Arab world that there is “daylight” between the two parties.

In fact, it is President Obama who has endangered Israel—not just by creating discord between anti-Israel Democrats and pro-Israel members of both parties, but by creating the impression that the Obama administration itself is at odds with Israel. There are countless examples—the open and unnecessary confrontation over construction in Jewish neighborhoods of Jerusalem; the snubbing of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; the unending leaks about Israel’s possible plans for a pre-emptive strike against Iran.

Wasserman Schultz knows that Obama is weak on Israel—hence her attempt to label abortion a “Jewish” issue. No doubt it is for some—but then, for those ultra-left Jews, anything on the Democratic Party platform becomes instantly “Jewish.”

This entry was posted in 2012 Election, Anti-Israel Democrats, Israel, Obama Watch and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.


  1. Johnny
    Posted July 16, 2012 at 6:46 pm | Permalink

    A couple of months ago a friend’s son got married in a church. Having known George and Dianne for more than 35 years I was surprised because they were not church members or religious. When I got to the ceremony it was clear they had not changed since it was a Unitarian church. As my friend whispered during the ceremony “there is no cross or crucifix, no religious symbols anywhere and no altar, just a stage.” They believe in everything and nothing.

    DWS and the other liberal Jews in Congress remind me of Unitarians. They have a religion and if you want to believe in abortion rights, go ahead, we make no judgements about right or wrong. Just use our church or synagogue as a shield against being called non-religious and you can believe anything you want. No fire and brimstone from us because we’re sophisticated unlike those yokel Republicans that believe in sin and hell.

    Didn’t some female writer say Clinton had to be supported during the Lewinsky affair because he supported abortion. Nothing else he did mattered as long as he supported as woman’s right to kill her baby at any time during the pregnancy. It seems liberal Jews care more about keeping abortion legal than whether Iran sends a nuke into Tel Aviv (unless the bomb takes out a Planned Parenthood clinic – that would get them to issue a strongly worded press release).  

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

    • Robert J. Avrech
      Posted July 17, 2012 at 7:31 am | Permalink


      DWS, like most liberal Jews only uses Judaism to distort Judaism. She was born Jewish but living a Jewish life means claiming the right to murder babies. This is beyond perverse.


      Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  2. D_mnFinn
    Posted July 16, 2012 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

    Isn’t that like saying Mormons have a pro-abortion value ?
    Who knew a holocaust at the beginning of life is in Jewish beliefs.
    I am not Jewish but I support Israel and true Jewish people.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

    • Robert J. Avrech
      Posted July 17, 2012 at 7:35 am | Permalink


      Thanks so much for the fine analogy. We appreciate your support. Karen and I have discovered over the years that our Jewish values are more closely aligned with Conservative Christiana than with Jewish liberals.

      Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  3. David Foster
    Posted July 16, 2012 at 1:16 pm | Permalink

    I think many Obama supporters are really followers of what I call “the religion of graduate school.” These are people who place a very high value on their educational credential (regardless of how rigorous or how trivial was the course of study involved in getting them), and believe that society should be directed by the similarly credentialed. Obama’s faux-intellectual persona raises, in their own minds, the value of these “assets.”

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

    • Robert J. Avrech
      Posted July 17, 2012 at 7:36 am | Permalink


      Dennis Prager talks about the religion of secularism all the time. That’s why he started the excellent Prager University.

      Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  4. Posted July 16, 2012 at 7:09 am | Permalink

    I’m not Jewish, but I had no idea abortion was a Jewish issue. I learn something new every time I listen to DWS.
    Robert, I started to say I “liked” the art from your collection, but perhaps a better choice of words would be “It’s a deeply moving moving piece of art.”

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

    • Robert J. Avrech
      Posted July 17, 2012 at 7:40 am | Permalink

      Prophet Joe:

      DWS, like most Jewish-born liberals, are either completely ignorant of Judaism or they are liars. Maybe both.

      David Ortins is a fine artist who did a series of Jewish Star paintings that are now modern classics. Visitors to Casa Avrech view the painting and ask: Is it art or a Magen David? This question provokes some profound feelings and thoughts.

      Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

Post a Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Subscribe without commenting