So first there was our “great Israel supporter” Nancy Pelosi, who during the Obamacare vote, immediately supported it after saying, “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.” Now, we have “great Israel supporter” Ben Cardin who just announced he will vote against the Iran Deal (It’s Not Over Till It’s Over,” Sept. 11) but only after months of delay and only after “great Israel supporter” and fellow retiring (how convenient) Md. Sen. Barbara Mikulski’s decision made the deal’s passage assured, stating that “he had to deliberately work his way through the details.”
What “really” took so long, Sen. Cardin? Obvious backdoor politics? Shameful.
What has happened to the Democratic Party of decades ago, the one I knew and loved when we had so many national and local Democratic leaders such as Hubert Humphrey and William Donald Schaefer, who never wavered in their support of Israel and never allowed party politics to trump that support.
Decades ago, it would have been Russia that would have proposed such a deal, and every Democrat in the U.S. and many of our allies in Europe would have laughed at it while condemning it as both foolhardy and an obvious threat to Israel’s survival.
Today, so much has changed in the Democratic Party. Now, even Israel’s previous supporters, when their political backs have been put against a wall, put party politics over Israel’s security. Shame on all of them. Wake up Jewish-voting Democrats. Wake up before it is too late.