Why do American Jews vote Democrat?
Jews vote overwhelmingly for Democrat candidates. It is weird that they do. They are generally very smart people so many must know that it was a socialist who burnt 6 million of them during WWII. The media and the education establishment constantly regurgitate the old Soviet propaganda that Hitler was "Right-wing" but the truth is not far away for anybody who cares to enquire. And for Jews, Hitler's national socialism is of life and death interest. So most Jews must know the truth. I have known it since I was a kid and I am not a Jew.
So why do they do it? It's actually pretty simple. Jews have taken incredible knocks from the world around them. So they have to be deeply dissatisfied with that world. They would love a just and brighter world. But that is exactly what the Left claim to offer. For their own various reasons, Leftists are dissatisfied with the world around them too. So Jews buy into that. And that "buy" is sometimes literally true. Jews are major donors to Leftist candidates and causes.
So what they do shows the power of propaganda. People instinctively believe what other people say. It would be a dismal world if we had to disbelieve it all. So Jews must hope that the Left really mean their "compassionate" pretences this time around. Jews really NEED that hope and people are good at believing what they want to believe.
And the amazing thing is that antisemitism is only just beneath the surface of Democrat politics. It rumbles to the surface at times, usually under the thin disguise of anti-Zionism. A Jew, Jonah Goldberg, has even written a book showing that Fascism/Nazism is/was Leftist but that seems to have had little penetration into Jewish minds. The wish remains father to the thought.
Jews might ponder the ethics of their political decisions. Conservatives are their friends. It was a great Conservative, Winston Churchill, who was the most unrelenting foe of Hitler while Stalin allied himself with Hitler until Hitler attacked him. So why do Jews support and fund the enemies of their friends? Is that a principled stance?
Even worse is Jewish enmity towards Christians. American evangelical Christian voters are the rock on which American support for Israel rests yet the ADL has long been an unremitting opponent and critic of Christian observance. Christians were once enemies of Jews but that reality has reversed. It seems strange that Jews cannot see that. Old habits of thinking die hard I guess -- JR.