After receiving an email soliciting donations from Senator Schmuck, correction Chuck Schumer, long-time ally, Dov Hikind and Democratic Assemblyman of the New York’s State legislature representing Brooklyn posted an open letter to his Facebook page lambasting Schumer also from Brooklyn.
On a personal note, I have followed Hikind for decades, even after I left the Democratic Party. Hikind represents a large Jewish community in Brooklyn a short distance from where I live (used to be an even shorter distance prior to all of the gerrymandering). During the past eight years, there were changes in his district and the surrounding area that I felt were not good for the community,Jewish and otherwise and certainly not good for Americans. For whatever reason, Hikind and many Jewish leaders remained silent. I suspect that they may have felt outnumbered by the growing Muslim, immigration and illegal alien community that converged upon certain areas of Brooklyn, far too many of whom are anti-Semitic. Very disappointing.
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So put off by Schumer’s email, that in his open letter entitled:
DEMOCRAT HIKIND RESPONDS TO SCHUMER’S PLEA FOR DONATIONS WITH ‘HELL NO!’
COUNTERS SLAM ON ‘HARD RIGHT AGENDA’ WITH UNCOMFORTABLE TRUTHS ABOUT ‘HARD LEFT’
Hikind lambasted Schumer for a mailer that villainized President Donald J. Trump, assault the “hard right” and promised “to fight ‘for Democratic values’ while providing little in means of substance.” Also addressed was the Senate Minority Leader’s omission of those achievements by President Donald J. Trump’s that are beneficial to all Americans, achievements of which their constituents have not been informed and of which Democrats attempted to obstruct. [my emphasis on the latter.]
Not a problem, Hikind was more than willing to fill in the blanks. Excerpts below:
“You forgot to tell us about the economy. As good as it’s been, economists expect even more growth through the end of the year. That’s very good news, Senator.
“You forgot to tell us about unemployment, which is lower than it has been in decades, while economic confidence is at a 17-year high. It’s also at a record low for minorities. That’s very good news, Senator.
“You forgot to tell us how the U.S. is beginning to emerge in energy dominance. The Department of Interior, which has led the way in cutting regulations, opened plans to lease 77 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas drilling, decreasing our reliance on foreign oil. That’s very good news, Senator.
Then, of course, there is the matter of moving the U. S. Embassy to Jerusalem….
“You forgot to tell us about the most remarkable relationship between the United States and our ally Israel ever. Or about moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, which you yourself applauded.
And the Iran deal. Originally, Schumer opposed Barack Obama’s Iran deal. His radical opposition to President Trump’s dismantling of Obama’s Iran deal is hypocritical and misguided.
“You forgot to tell us about the successful dismantling of the Iran Deal—a deal which you yourself opposed and knew threatened the rest of the world by making it easier for Iran, the leading supporter of world terrorism, to develop nuclear weapons.
On the bias against Jews, Caucasians and Asians on campuses across the country:
“You forgot to tell us that the Trump administration is against the harmful reverse-discrimination criteria in universities that would so badly hurt the children from hard-working Asian families. So much for the big tent, Senator.
Hikind ends his open letter by putting Progressive leadership on notice that until Schumer has restored “sanity and honesty” to the Democratic Party, he will support the Republican Party.
“Senator Schumer, as a fellow Democrat, I ask you to work to restore sanity and honesty to our party so I can feel good about supporting it fully. Until then, I’m afraid the Republicans have my support.”
See screenshot of Hikind’s open letter below: