It was always one of the great mysteries of American political life. Given the party’s history, how was it that American Jews justified remaining Democrat. It seemed to be very much a cultural and traditional thing rather than one of actually espousing the ideals of the party. When the Democrats embraced the self-described sworn enemy of Judaism, Islam, the conundrum got even more confusing.
In recent months, since the new Congress has been seated and the trio of young women who have no problem trashing America and her ideals on a regular basis, let alone make blatantly anti-Semitic remarks for which no apology is forced by party leadership, one of the stalwart constituent groups of the Democrat Party is making walk away noises. Young Jewish millennials have had enough, and are abandoning those who abandoned them.
As The Daily Wire reported last week, Jexodus is a newly formed group geared toward “Jewish Millennials tired of living in bondage to leftist politics.” In a press release announcing its launch, Jexodus laid out its mission:
We are proud Jewish Millennials tired of living in bondage to leftist politics. We reject the hypocrisy, anti-Americanism, and anti-Semitism of the rising far-left. Progressives, Democrats, and far too many old-school Jewish organizations take our support for granted. After all, we’re Jewish, and Jews vote for Democrats.
We are determined and we are unafraid to speak for ourselves. As combatants and veterans of the campus wars, we know the threat progressivism poses to Jews. We’ve had front row seats witnessing anti-Semites hide behind the thin veil of anti-Zionism. We know the BDS movement harbors deep hatred not only for Israel, but for Jews. We’re done standing with supposed Jewish leaders and allegedly supportive Democrats who rationalize, mainstream, and promote our enemies. We’d rather spend forty years wandering in the desert than belong to a party that welcomes Jew-haters like Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
On Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump voiced his support for the effort via his favorite mainstream media by-pass.
“Jewish people are leaving the Democratic Party. We saw a lot of anti Israel policies start under the Obama Administration, and it got worsts & worse. There is anti-Semitism in the Democratic Party. They don’t care about Israel or the Jewish people.” Elizabeth Pipko, Jexodus.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 12, 2019
How this effort plays out remains to be seen. However, the #WalkAway movement as started by New York hairdresser Brandon Straka has seen Americans of all walks of life leave the party that gives lip service to helping them but never delivers. With all luck, this new group walking away on their own initiative will further reduce the ranks of Democrat voters who keep electing people espousing the same failed policies time after time.