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Thu Mar 14, 2019, 08:00 PM

Republicans don't want to curb anti-Semitism; they want to weaponize it

Republicans don’t want to curb anti-Semitism; they want to weaponize it

Trump has touted a front group trying to lure Jews away from the Democratic Party

ADAM PECK at Think Progress



But the so-called “Jexodus” that the White House and other conservative lawmakers have trumpeted is little more than a barebones website created by a political operative with close ties to the Trump campaign and other far-right causes.

Republicans are insisting there is a sizable and growing movement among American Jews — especially younger ones — to abandon the Democratic Party for supposedly embracing anti-Semitism, or at least anti-Israel positions. Trump himself made the case this week via Twitter, signal boosting one of his own former campaign staffers who is now purportedly the face a new group calling itself “Jexodus.” 


The “Jexodus” that Trump promoted to his 59 million followers? It’s little more than a landing page, set up the day before the 2018 midterm elections, directing people to sparse Twitter and Facebook accounts. The first thing on the homepage states: “We are proud Jewish Millennials tired of living in bondage to leftist politics.”

One might reasonably assume the “we” in that sentence refers to a collection of like-minded Jewish millennials, but in fact the entire “Jexodus” operation is the brainchild of Jeff Ballabon, a far-right Trump campaign adviser in his mid 50s. Ballabon has been predicting an end to the Jewish community’s support for Democratic candidates for more than a decade, and his “Jexodus” campaign is just the latest effort to bring his empty promise to fruition.


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kimbutgar Mar 14 #1

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Thu Mar 14, 2019, 08:24 PM

1. So one person makes a personal comment and it suddenly becomes ALL Democrats have the

Same point of view? Ok maybe repukes act like the borg who follow the hub but Democrats are cats who refuse to be herded into a hub mentality.

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