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FP 50 Inadvertently Reveals Israel’s Dominance of GOP

Foreign Policy magazine has compiled a list of the 50 Republicans who have the greatest influence on the GOP’s foreign policy. “Politics is mostly about people — and nowhere is that more true than when it comes to foreign policy,” explains Foreign Policy in its introduction. With the U.S. presidential election looming, the magazine offers “to peel back the curtain on this rarefied part of the Establishment” to better inform American voters about “the advisers who will determine the country’s course in the world” in the event that they elect Mitt Romney. The FP 50, it says, are “all GOP partisans” from the different “ideological traditions” — namely, realism, neoconservatism, and “even” isolationism — that are “currently fighting for the soul of their party’s foreign policy.” A cursory look at the list, however, shows that a far more influential ideological tradition — Zionism — holds sway over the Republican Party.

Although only about 20% of American Jews supported the GOP in 2008, the FP 50 features as many as 20 Jewish partisans of Israel, including Weekly Standard editor William Kristol (#2), Brookings Institution senior fellow Robert Kagan (#4), and casino mogul and mega-donor Sheldon Adelson (#9) who make its top 10 most powerful Republicans on foreign policy. Also at number 8 is Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, the stridently pro-Israel chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, whose maternal grandfather was a “pillar” of Cuba’s Jewish community who helped found several synagogues there. More importantly, several of the most passionate Israel partisans are close advisors to the Romney team, including Kagan, Dan Senor (#13), Dov Zakheim (#27), Eliot Cohen (#29), and Elliott Abrams (#35).

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OK....

2% of the country is Jewish* and from what I've read, about half of them are Zionists. That leaves 1%.

About half of those Zionists vote, leaving .5% and only 20% of those voting Jews vote Republican** leaving .1%(one tenth of one percent).

Without getting all Math 101 on this, it seems that 40% of the Republican power base is coming from one tenth of one percent of the people.

What a coincidence.

*http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Jews
**http://dissidentvoice.org/2012/09/fp-50-inadvertently-reveals-israels-dominance-of-gop/

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Good points

...it is strange.
Or perhaps there is something we don't know -- the education system they take that makes them sky rocket to power?

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There was

an oddly disproportionate percentage of Jews among the Bolshevik leadership as well. Of course it is anti-semitic to openly state this fact.