by Rabbi Dov Fischer
This week, I shared my thoughts on the evil soul of the White-hater, Jew-hater, Israel-hater, and overall despicable person Raphael Warnock. To summarize those 1500 words in 20 words: Warnock, who has the theological soul of a Warlock, regards the Wrong Rev. Jeremiah Wright as a modern-day Biblical “prophet.” In truth, Wright is so viciously despicable that even Obama, who once worshipped at Wright’s feet, fled from that church and left Wright as soon as the public learned what that White-hater, America-hater, and Jew-hater was saying each week from his true Bully Pulpit, the pulpit of a bully.
And now to Jon Ossoff, the other Georgia Democrat seeking a United States Senate seat.
The good news about Ossoff is that he continually has lost his races until now. He did come in first in a crowded 2017 congressional election but lost the runoff to Republican Karen Handel. Along the way, he burned through a record $23 million raised almost totally from out-of-district leftist donors. Next he lost the United States Senate race against David Perdue in November, but the Libertarian party candidate and his foolish voters drew away just enough votes from the Republican line to deny Perdue the straight-out win that would have exceeded 52 percent, forcing a runoff that would bring in tens of millions of dollars from out of state. So the game plan here is to re-defeat his Ossoff yet again.
Here is where I begin with Ossoff: Apparently, not everyone can write and say what I am about to write because, for some reason, only a Jew can say this about another Jew — just as some women would say that I, a man, cannot say that Kamala Harris slept her way up the Democrat political ladder in California as Willie Brown’s mistress. Under such “rules” of telling the truth, only another woman of partial Jamaican-slaveowner, partial Indo-Asian descent can say that that Kamala Harris slept her way up the Democrat political ladder in California as Willie Brown’s mistress. Back to Ossoff:
He claims to be a Jew. Since a Jew is only a person who is born to a Jewish mother or who has converted to Judaism by accepting the halakhic rules of the Sabbath, the kosher laws, and such, the reality is that some half of all people in America who tell pollsters that they are Jewish are not even Jews. The State of Israel would not deem them Jews. Rather, these sorts tend to be ACLU-type liberals and progressives, often intense opponents of Israel, who do not even accept core Jewish practices and observances, who were born to non-Jewish mothers, and who just so happen to have Jewish fathers who do not know an aleph from a pickle. (If you are not Jewish and do not know an aleph from a pickle, you get the idea.) Only Adolf Hitler defined Jews even by paternal blood descent, rather than by the actual definition stated above. So we encounter the likes of a Dianne Feinstein, born to a family that maternally converted two generations earlier to Russian Orthodoxy and that sent little Dianne to Catholic parochial schools, en route to her becoming the sort of character in whom no dogma whatsoever lives within her except for San Francisco leftism and ostensible deep inner resentments against the people who taught her during her childhood and teen formative years at Convent of the Sacred Heart High School. Back to Ossoff:
Here’s the thing. Let’s say Ossoff is a Jew. I do not trust — and neither should you, whatever your background, color, race, or creed — any person who would blithely sell out and deny himself just for personal gain. I don’t say that a Jew needs to be Democrat or Republican, conservative or liberal, pro-Netanyahu or anti-Netanyahu, or anything else in order to be deemed trustworthy. But a Jew who can tell the media repeatedly that a vile, despicable anti-Semite like Raphael Warlock is a “great friend of Israel” is a person I would not trust even to return a pen I lent him. Ossoff has no inner core of fundamental decency or self-respect.
I cannot trust a person without an inner core. I do not easily trust Caucasians who kiss the feet of non-Caucasians … nor, for that matter, of other Caucasians. Likewise, I cannot trust a Jew who consorts with and publicly adores anti-Semites and other forms of Jew-haters. We all have come to know the sort: a Bernie Sanders who campaigned with Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar. Those two Jew-haters — and throw in Linda Sarsour for good measure — endorsed Bernie. Res ipsa loquitur — the thing speaks for itself. Or take George Soros — please. For some crazy reason in topsy-turvy America, if a long-time columnist at the Chicago Tribune, the great John Kass, tells the truth to his readers about the role George Soros plays in heavily funding local urban election campaigns to place extreme-left district attorneys in crime-ridden Democrat cities throughout America, DAs who then proceed to release dangerous criminals into the streets and who refuse to prosecute others for violent crimes they perpetrate or to demand severe sentences, the truth-telling columnist gets penalized. But it is true that Soros is poison. It is true that he just so happens to be a Jew who, as a teen in Hungary, helped his adoptive Nazi father with itemizing and documenting Jewish-owned property that the Nazi and other fellow Nazis illegally seized from Jews. Apparently, non-Jews cannot say that about Soros even though it is absolutely true — even though Soros himself admitted it on CBS television’s 60 Minutes.
STEVE KROFT (CBS INTERVIEWER): My understanding is that you went out with this protector of yours who swore that you were his adopted godson.
Mr. SOROS: Yes. Yes.
KROFT: Went out, in fact, and helped in the confiscation of property from the Jews.
Mr. SOROS: Yes. That’s right. Yes.
KROFT: I mean, that’s — that sounds like an experience that would send lots of people to the psychiatric couch for many, many years. Was it difficult?
Mr. SOROS: Not — not at all. Not at all. Maybe as a child you don’t — you don’t see the connection. But it was — it created no — no problem at all.
These are the rules of 21st-century speech in America: Non-Jewish leftists are allowed to call Israel an “Apartheid State” — a complete and utter lie and slander — and Warnock may say that Israel’s prime minister is akin to racist segregationist former Alabama Gov. George Wallace, but non-Jews may not call out Soros for having helped his Nazi adoptive father confiscate Jewish property in Hungary during the Holocaust — even though Soros blandly and blithely admitted it on national television — nor for being toxic to this day. So it falls on me and hundreds of thousands of Jewish “me”s to say it.
And we all do. Orthodox rabbis like me. Nationally prominent, highly placed, academically advanced-degreed, congregational and organizational rabbis like me. People who have sat on the executive committee of the Rabbinical Council of America, rabbis who have been listed in “Who’s Who in World Jewry,” Orthodox Jewish law professors and columnists, congregational rabbis. It falls on us to say what John Kass gets penalized for saying. So we do. And we do. And we do. We watch the leftist media black us out and instead give undue adulating coverage to others who speak in our name without any grounds. So they quote “Jews” who are not even Jews, telling the media that “We love Yasser Arafat” or “We love Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar” or “We love Warnock.”
That is where I begin — and where you should, too — in not trusting Ossoff. A guy who says that he is a Jew and that Raphael Warlock is a “great friend of Israel” is a guy who would sell you out, too.
How indeed would Ossoff sell out Georgia? First of all, he owes nothing to Georgia. His races are funded by leftists, progressives, liberals — whatever they call themselves — who live outside of Georgia. He owes them, not Georgia. Of the $106.7 million he raised for this race between October 15 and December 16, only $2,550,267 — less than 5 percent — was raised in Georgia. By contrast, he raised more than six times that amount in California alone.
Meantime, he would dilute the influence of Georgia in the country by voting to make Puerto Rico a state with two United States senators, then D.C. a state with two United States senators. You know he would vote to end the Constitution’s Electoral College that protects the influence of smaller states like Georgia. Under the Constitution, Georgia wields enormous weight — more even that the state’s non-governor Stacey Abrams — and is a deeply significant “battleground state.” If the Electoral College is nixed, Georgia overnight becomes flyover country, good for a box of peaches, a visit to the Coca-Cola museum, or a bag of boiled peanuts. Sure, Ossoff tells voters now that he does not support the Green New Deal, Medicare for All, expanding the Supreme Court, and defunding police or abolishing ICE. But he is lying. Of course he is lying — just as Obama ran in 2008 on a platform opposed to gay marriage, just as George Bush the First promised not to raise taxes. When Joe Manchin makes a promise like that, maybe he might perhaps almost be believed. But when Ossoff says it, that is like the Democrats who run for the House in purple districts, promising not to elect Nancy Pelosi as speaker — and then, upon getting elected, vote for her as speaker and vote solidly by party discipline ever after.
Imagine the day when a vote comes in the U.S. Senate on giving the Democrats four more Senate seats by tacking on Puerto Rico and D.C. Fifty Republicans have voted no. Forty-seven Democrats have voted aye. There are three more votes left, and if they all vote aye, then Kamala Harris breaks the tie. Imagine that Warlock and Ossoff are there for Georgia, instead of David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler. So now it turns into 50 for sanity and fairness versus 49 to destroy the country’s balance. And it all comes down to Joe Manchin. And the same on issue after issue, like expanding the U.S. Supreme Court into a joke, with Democrats expanding it from nine to 15 justices, and then someday Republicans expanding it to 25, and then Democrats next expanding it to 50, and eventually someday we are all are Supreme Court justices. Imagine that it all comes down to Joe Manchin.
Manchin has been tested that way only once before. On Brett Kavanaugh, Joe Manchin did not have the guts to break from his party until he was absolutely guaranteed that Susan Collins would be there first, so that he would not be the tie-breaking voter. Once Susan Collins showed personal honor and risked her political future in purple Maine by voting to confirm Justice Kavanaugh, Manchin’s vote no longer mattered. Yes, his vote made it 51-49 to affirm Justice Kavanaugh instead of 50-50. But if Manchin had voted with all the other Democrats, then Vice President Mike Pence would have cast the deciding vote for Kavanaugh anyway. Besides, Manchin then was up for reelection in West Virginia, and if he had voted the other way, he would have been fried in the same bacon-and-eggs omelette pan as were Claire McCaskill in Missouri, Indiana’s Joe Donnelly, Heidi Heitkamp in North Dakota, and the other Democrat kamikazes whom Schumer and Blasey Ford took down. Manchin is not up for reelection for four more years; don’t count on him.
In the best of times, politicians cannot be trusted. That is why a Donald Trump on the right and a Franklin Roosevelt on the left won such loyal adherents — because they were the rare birds who, for all their own mendacities, stuck to their words on core principles that mattered to their voters. And it’s why the likes of Ronald Reagan on the right and Obama on the left similarly are remembered warmly by their supporters, because, although they did not carry out much of what they promised, history records that they tried their best in the face of congressional opposition that often blocked them.
You can say this for Ossoff: He cannot be trusted. In 2017, trying to get elected to the House, he falsified by wildly exaggerating his national security credentials. He has no loyalties. His election-campaign money comes from outside Georgia. Moreover, in terms of his national security reliability, as Erick Erickson has written:
Ossoff started receiving money from an anti-democracy media company in China. The money flowed through Ossoff’s “documentary film” company that supposedly made documentaries about government corruption.
The Chinese media company, based in Hong Kong, had become stridently opposed to the Hong Kong freedom protest movement and, it turns out, was backed by the Chinese Communist Party.
In fact, earlier this year, Ossoff refused to even disclose his financial ties to the Chinese Communist Party, and only after Republican Senator David Perdue kept raising the issue did Ossoff amend his financial filings.
And Ossoff opposes local law enforcement agencies cooperating closely with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to keep criminal illegal aliens from being released into Georgia communities.
In what America should this Senate race even be close?
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Rabbi Dov Fischer, Esq., a high-stakes litigation attorney of more than twenty-five years and an adjunct professor of law of more than fifteen years, is rabbi of Young Israel of Orange County, California. His legal career has included serving as Chief Articles Editor of UCLA Law Review, clerking for the Hon. Danny J. Boggs in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and then litigating at three of America’s most prominent law firms: JonesDay, Akin Gump, and Baker & Hostetler. In his rabbinical career, Rabbi Fischer has served several terms on the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America, is Senior Rabbinic Fellow at the Coalition for Jewish Values, has been Vice President of Zionist Organization of America, and has served on regional boards of the American Jewish Committee, B’nai Brith Hillel, and several others. His writings on contemporary political issues have appeared over the years in the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the Jerusalem Post, National Review, American Greatness, The Weekly Standard, and in Jewish media in American and in Israel. A winner of an American Jurisprudence Award in Professional Legal Ethics, Rabbi Fischer also is the author of two books, including General Sharon’s War Against Time Magazine, which covered the Israeli General’s 1980s landmark libel suit.
Photo “Jon Ossoff” by Jon Ossoff.