From Shmuel Rosner in Haaratz following the election of the 111th Congress at the end of 2008, the "most Jewish Congress ever":
First thought: Wow, so many Jews in Congress. A record number: 43. That's huge. No wonder people are so excited about it.From Wikipedia on the Senate religious affiliation of the 111th Congress:
Second thought: Isn't it too much? Just 2 percent of the population and 13 senators out of 100? Two percent of the population and 30 congressmen?
Jews are represented by 13% of the Senate [vs. comprising] 1.4% of the population. [a statistical over-representation of] (9.29×)From Nathanael Kapner in July, 2010:
Beginning in January 2009, 45 Jews took the oath of office: 13 Jews in the Senate and 32 Jews in the House...From a Gallup Poll issued Dec 15, 2010:
Thus, with the increasing number of Jews in office and the Lobby’s influence on the Hill, Jews are emerging as the “New Wasps,” replacing the representation of the 60% Protestant majority with a disproportionate representation of the 2% Jewish minority — indeed — an inordinate number of Jews on Capitol Hill:
Sampling of Jews Ruling The Senate: 1. Joseph Lieberman (I CT) 2. Diane Feinstein (D-CA) 3. Charles Schumer (D-NY) 4. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) 5. Benjamin Cardin (D-MD) 6. Eric Cantor (R-VA). View Entire List Here.
Sampling of Jews Ruling The House: 1. Gary Ackerman (D-NY) 2. Robert Wexler (D-FL) 3. Allyson Schwartz (D-PA) 4. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) 5. Henry Waxman (D-CA) 6. Stephen Cohen (D-TN).
Every Jew in the 111th Congress supports the gangster state of Israel, whose billion dollar funding by Congress is taking money from the American jobless...
Indeed, Jewry has taken control of the most strategic and most important of the House and Senate Committees:
A Sampling Of Committee Chairmen: 1. Armed Services - Carl Levin 2. Environment And Public Works - Barbara Boxer 3. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Members - Russ Feingold, Benjamin Cardin, Barbara Boxer 4. House Committee On Foreign Affairs - Howard Berman 5. Energy And Commerce - Henry Waxman 6. Banking And Finance - Barney Frank 7. Joint Committee On Taxation - Sander Levin 8. Senate Committee On Homeland Security - Joseph Lieberman 9. House Judiciary Committee - Jerrold Nadler 10. House Intelligence Committee Members - Jan Schakowsky, Adam Schiff...
Americans' assessment of Congress has hit a new low, with 13% saying they approve of the way Congress is handling its job. The 83% disapproval rating is also the worst Gallup has measured in more than 30 years of tracking congressional job performance.From Pat Buchanan on December 20th, 2010:
A Democratic Congress, discharged by the voters on Nov. 2, has as one of its last official acts, imposed its San Francisco values on the armed forces of the United States.From Kevin MacDonald on December 20, 2010:
“Don’t ask, don’t tell” is to be repealed. Open homosexuals are to be welcomed with open arms in all branches of the armed services.
Let us hope this works out better for the Marine Corps than it did for the Catholic Church.
Remarkable. The least respected of American institutions, Congress, with an approval rating of 13 percent, is imposing its cultural and moral values on the most respected of American institutions, the U.S. military.
Joe Lieberman’s Jewish reasons for opposing “Don’t ask, don’t tell”: The Daily Beast reports that Joe Lieberman “worked tirelessly in rounding up enough votes for the Senate to repeal the don’t ask don’t tell policy.” What’s interesting is his motivation: ““I’m a Jewish-American, a member of a minority group raised from the earliest part of my life to be deeply grateful for all the rights and opportunities and freedom afforded Americans.”...From a Washington Examiner editorial of December 25, 2010:
In other words, it’s all about fear and loathing of a homogeneous White, Christian culture that prizes heterosexuality. Jewish voting behavior has nothing to do with economics (83% voted for Obama despite their high socioeconomic class profile) but everything to do with creating a powerful coalition against the traditional people and culture of America.
Americans can give thanks in this Christmas season for an end to the reckless and destructive 111th Congress. This is the Congress that passed Obamacare, against the wishes of a substantial majority of the public, on Christmas Eve of last year.In the dead of night, Democratic lawmakers stuffed the monstrous 2,700-page bill with special-interest goodies and political payoffs like the "Cornhusker Kickback" and the "Louisiana Purchase." As we have learned since, most members were still ignorant of the bill's contents three months later, when it gained final passage in the House. No surprise that its immediate results -- both intended and unintended -- have been almost uniformly bad.Sadly, the more things change, the more they stay the same. From Jewish Virtual Library on the number of Jews in the incoming 112th Congress:
Similarly, odds are that not one member of the 111th Congress actually read the so-called "cap-and-trade" bill before it passed the House in June 2009. Even a speed-reader could not have digested House Energy and Commerce Chairman Henry Waxman's last-second, 309-page amendment, which read as clear as mud...
And Democrats wonder why Gallup found this Congress to be the least popular in the history of its polls?...
(13— [Jews:] 11 Democrats, 2 Independents)...
(27— [Jews:] 1 Republican, 26 Democrats)