2016-12-07 / Letters

Taking issue with labeling Trump voters

In response to Mr. Weinraub’s letter (“It was racism that elected Donald Trump,” Nov. 23 issue):

First of all, I am the granddaughter of Russian and Rumanian Jews, who came to this country as children. I am 71, retired, a wife, mom, and Bubbe.

It’s also important to note that my beliefs have been and are still “liberal.” I have done volunteer work for Planned Parenthood, am pro gay marriage (the mom of a gay son, who struggled through the 1970s!)

I must also mention that I have been a Democrat all my life, and grew up with the belief that FDR was a hero, and Kennedy was a Prince. This was before the age of social media and biased 24-hr. news. Today, we would know that Roosevelt was never a friend to the Jews, and Kennedy, aside from being a philanderer, was a member of a family who was also hugely anti-Semitic. I also grew up believing that the Dems were the good guys, when in reality, those were the guys who owned the slaves.

I must admit that it was because of racism that I voted for Obama the first time! I, also an American Jew whose kids have been Bar and Bat Mitzvahed. I thought it was terrific to have an African American President. He appeared to be quite bright, and was extremely charismatic. It didn’t matter that he brought no experience to the job!

President Obama has brought more racism to this country, and more division among our people than I can remember in my lifetime.

The Democratic Party and the extreme left are clearly no friend to Israel. Consider Obama’s treatment of Benjamin Netanyahu.

Certainly, President-elect Trump is no Prince. I continue to hold my liberal beliefs, but my fear of terrorism is much greater. I want us to be respected by the rest of the world, and I want the world to survive.

I’m wondering if Mr. Trump’s son-in-law and grandkids know he is anti-Semitic.

Faye F.

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