Friday, January 13, 2017

"Trump's Jews and Obama's Jews"


Is it possible to be in love with an essay? Yes, no? Who cares????

THIS. Every single word of THIS!!!!

"The internal war in America and among Jews over Trump is not just about politics, it’s also about class. Trump’s victory was the uprising of a cultural underclass. That is equally true among Jews."

"Trump and Obama both have inner circles filled with Jews. But they are as different as David Remnick is from David Friedman, as Jan Schakowsky is from Boris Epshteyn, or as J Street’s Jeremy Ben Ami is from Jason Greenblatt, a Trump advisor who performed armed guard duty while studying in Israel."

"Trump’s Jews are scrappy businessmen and tough lawyers. They live in traditional suburban communities instead of hip urban neighborhoods. They are more likely to be religiously devout and have large families. And they don’t look or sound like the “us” of the leftist elites. They don’t have the “perfectly creased pant”. Instead they look like the suburban dads and granddads that they are."

"They believe that you have to work hard to get ahead. They know that you have to be tough to succeed. And they’ve learned to get ahead without caring what the liberal elites think of their manners and style."

"In that they’re a whole lot like Trump. And a whole lot like the stereotypical Israeli."

"They are not ashamed of their Jewishness. And now their voice is being heard."


Count me in as a scrappy tough Jew, who is not ashamed of being Jewish when you do roll call thankyouverymuch. 

I cannot overemphasize how much I loved this piece.