Why do American Jews still support Democrats? Here’s some background and an answer!

The Sebastian Gorka post on X below says it all about Jews supporting the people who hate them. But why?

I recently spoke to the Republican Club of Solivita, Florida on what is happening between Hamas and Israel and how this conflict in Gaza has gone global and now impacts not only the world but American Jews in particular.

After my presentation and during the Q&A a member asked, “Why do so many Jews still vote for the Democrats?

My answer was I don’t really know why any Jew, given what is happening today, would support any Democrat, especially Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr. and his administration’s pro-Iran policies.

After the presentation a Jewish couple came up to me with their answer to the question.

The wife said that she was a Democrat because her grandfather and father were Democrats. They were Democrats because it was the Democrats who allowed her grandfather to emigrate to America.

This is not exactly what happened to many Jews who wanted to immigrate to America from Nazi, Germany.

In a November 18, 2015 Smithsonian Magazine article titled “The U.S. Government Turned Away Thousands of Jewish Refugees, Fearing That They Were Nazi SpiesDaniel A. Gross reported,

In a long tradition of “persecuting the refugee,” the State Department and FDR claimed that Jewish immigrants could threaten national security.

In the summer of 1942, the SS Drottningholm set sail carrying hundreds of desperate Jewish refugees, en route to New York City from Sweden. Among them was Herbert Karl Friedrich Bahr, a 28-year-old from Germany, who was also seeking entry to the United States. When he arrived, he told the same story as his fellow passengers: As a victim of persecution, he wanted asylum from Nazi violence.

But during a meticulous interview process that involved five separate government agencies, Bahr’s story began to unravel. Days later, the FBI accused Bahr of being a Nazi spy. They said the Gestapo had given him $7,000 to steal American industrial secrets—and that he’d posed as a refugee in order to sneak into the country unnoticed. His case was rushed to trial, and the prosecution called for the death penalty.

What Bahr didn’t know, or perhaps didn’t mind, was that his story would be used as an excuse to deny visas to thousands of Jews fleeing the horrors of the Nazi regime.

World War II prompted the largest displacement of human beings the world has ever seen—although today’s refugee crisis is starting to approach its unprecedented scale. But even with millions of European Jews displaced from their homes, the United States had a poor track record offering asylum. Most notoriously, in June 1939, the German ocean liner St. Louis and its 937 passengers, almost all Jewish, were turned away from the port of Miami, forcing the ship to return to Europe; more than a quarter died in the Holocaust.

Government officials from the State Department to the FBI to President Franklin Roosevelt himself argued that refugees posed a serious threat to national security. Yet today, historians believe that Bahr’s case was practically unique—and the concern about refugee spies was blown far out of proportion. [Emphasis added]

Read more.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt was a Democrat.

The Holocaust Museum in an article titled “REFUGES” reports,


  1. From 1933 to fall 1941 Nazi Germany pursued an aggressive policy of forced emigration for the Reich’s Jews.
  2. More than 340,000 Jews emigrated from Germany and Austria. Of these, about 100,000 who fled to other European countries subsequently were killed in the Holocaust.
  3. Refugees faced enormous obstacles in finding safe havens during the Great Depression and World War II.

After Germany annexed Austria in March 1938 and particularly after the Kristallnacht pogroms of November 9–10, 1938, nations in western Europe and the Americas feared an influx of refugees. About 85,000 Jewish refugees (out of 120,000 Jewish emigrants) reached the United States between March 1938 and September 1939, but this level of immigration was far below the number seeking refuge. In late 1938, 125,000 applicants lined up outside US consulates hoping to obtain 27,000 visas under the existing immigration quota. By June 1939, the number of applicants had increased to over 300,000. Most visa applicants were unsuccessful. At the Evian Conference in July 1938, only the Dominican Republic stated that it was prepared to admit significant numbers of refugees, although Bolivia would admit around 30,000 Jewish immigrants between 1938 and 1941.

In a highly publicized event in May–June 1939, the United States refused to admit over 900 Jewish refugees who had sailed from Hamburg, Germany, on the St. Louis. The St. Louis appeared off the coast of Florida shortly after Cuban authorities cancelled the refugees’ transit visas and denied entry to most of the passengers, who were still waiting to receive visas to enter the United States. Denied permission to land in the United States, the ship was forced to return to Europe.

[ … ]

Over 60,000 German Jews immigrated to Palestine during the 1930s, most under the terms of the Haavara (Transfer) Agreement. This agreement between Germany and the Jewish authorities in Palestine facilitated Jewish emigration to Palestine. The main obstacle to emigration of Jews from Germany was German legislation banning the export of foreign currency. According to the agreement, Jewish assets in Germany would be disposed of in an orderly manner and the resulting capital transferred to Palestine through the export of German products. The British White Paper in May 1939, a policy statement approved by the British Parliament, contained measures that severely limited Jewish entry into Palestine.  [Emphasis added]

Read the full article.

The Bottom Line

The Holocaust Museum concludes with this,

After the war, hundreds of thousands of survivors found shelter as displaced persons in camps administered by the western Allies in Germany, Austria, and Italy. In the US, immigration restrictions were still in effect, although the Truman Directive of 1945, which authorized priority to be given within the quota system to displaced persons, permitted 16,000 Jewish DPs to enter the United States.

I had to wait three long years. There were quotas. There were always quotas.” — Charlene Schiff.

Watch as Charlene Schiff describes difficulties in gaining entry to the United States in the aftermath of the Holocaust

Immigration to Palestine (Aliyah) remained severely limited until the establishment of the State of Israel in May 1948. Thousands of Jewish displaced persons sought to enter Palestine illegally: between 1945 and 1948, the British authorities interned many of these would-be immigrants to Palestine in detention camps on Cyprus.

With the establishment of Israel in May 1948, Jewish refugees began streaming into that new sovereign state. Some 140,000 Holocaust survivors entered Israel during the next few years. The United States admitted 400,000 displaced persons between 1945 and 1952. Approximately 96,000 (roughly 24 percent) of them were Jews who had survived the Holocaust. [Emphasis added]

Read the full article.

While this Jewish American couple’s family may have immigrated to America it was by shear happenstance that they were granted a visa.

It appears this Jewish woman really believes this because she trusted what was said by her father and grandfather without knowing what really happened.

But given the unprovoked attack by Hamas on Israel on October 7th, 2023 — a date that will live in infamy — and the subsequent attacks across America and the world we are seeing the coming of a second Holocaust.

If Jews in America do not understand this threat to their very lives then they are blinded by party loyalty rather than reality.

The reality is one side wants the other side dead.

Jews vote for your security, not by what your family did. Times have changed.

The party of Harry S. Truman and John F. Kennedy is long gone. 

The New York Times reports that more than 500 U.S. officials signed a letter protesting Biden’s Israel Policy. The signers, representing some 40 government agencies, reflect growing internal dissent over the administration’s support of Israel’s military campaign in Gaza.

Under pressure from the Democrat party’s left wing, including the 68% of Jews who support the Democrats, Biden is justifying support for Israel’s war on Hamas by reviving the two-state myth. This is a prescription for another Oct. 7th, 2023 or worse.

These 500, and perhaps more, are the pro-Hamas enemies within our own government.

If you want to avoid a Holocaust 2.0 vote accordingly.

©2023. Dr. Rich Swier. All rights reserved.

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5 replies
  1. Howard Lee Wilder
    Howard Lee Wilder says:

    Might have something to do with the fact that most American Jews (at least in my experience in the American Midwest) are fairly wealthy and were indoctrinated at university… I see the people over in Israel and I see mostly working class folk like myself, my family and my friends… Rich Jews are the same as Rich WASPs and Rich Black people… If some of these wealthy Jewish folk were celebrating over in Tel Aviv and couldn’t get out now, they’d have to be secretive about their continuance as Democrats once the IDF made it safe for them to come back home…

  2. VB
    VB says:

    I think many democrats, are not looking at the whole picture..this is not the Democratic Party that our parents believed, and belonged to. This is a socialist, Markus party now (not all). They are watching the wrong news…

  3. Jim Austin
    Jim Austin says:

    Liberal Jews follow an ideology that embraces pacifism: the denial of the right of defense of self or others. The pacifist aspect has resulted in liberal stands for appeasement, unilateral disarmament, judicial leniency, disarming law abiding citizens, defunding police and siding with terrorists against Israel. In denial of self defense, liberal sympathies are invariably with aggressors in any conflict.

    Pacifism is a Christian concept (Matthew 5:39-41, 44). Pacifists spout “Thou shalt not kill” (Exodus 20:13 KJV) as their authority for prohibiting defense, but the NRSV translation reads, “You shall not murder.” Jewish law explicitly permits the killing of a thief who’s broken into one’s home at night. (Exodus 22:2) The Talmud itself legitimizes defense all the way through preemptive strikes.

    Christianity is not the only source of pacifism. It’s also found among certain Hindus sects where its most famous cleric, the Mahatma Gandhi, advised Jews facing extermination at the hands of Nazis to commit mass suicide, to throw themselves into the sea from the hills and cliffs of Europe, in effect, to spare Nazi Germany the expense of killing them. Gandhi continues to be a hero of the liberal contingent.

    Pacifism affects the emotions. Sympathy is elicited by aggressors while one feels nothing but enmity for victims of aggression. Affected persons willingly believe the worst blood libels about victims while giving aggressors the benefit of every doubt. The more such affected individuals defend victims, the more morally compromised they feel. They feel righteous only to the extent they aid and abet aggressors.

    When under assault, pacifism paralyzes the will to resist, even as one is being led to gas chambers and ovens. Pacifism saps the moral strength of those under attack, undermining their belief that fighting for survival is righteous. Jews are not immune to the emotional effects of pacifism.

    Jews should consider a political ideology that legitimizes and validates self defense as the ethics of Judaism does, one that is currently found on the right end of the ideological spectrum.


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