You guys at MW should stop navel-gazing. There are a *lot* of people who agree with you or could be persuaded to. The base of the Republican party is not the preening, warmongering, crony capitalists of the Bushes and Cantors of the world.
If you stopped being so left-wing ideological, if you really put justice for the Palestinians first, above your own progressive self-image, if you were really willing to drop your preconceptions, think objectively and strategically about who your allies could be, you'd realize that the Republican base is ripe for an appeal.
The potential is there. Drop the liberal agenda, the promotion of the sexual "liberation" road to nowhere, the knee-jerk support of Obama even when he bombs Libya, the self-congratulations for events like this which have nothing to do with you. It makes you feel good but it turns people off.
Liberals and conservatives need each other. They complement each other's strengths and counterbalance their weaknesses.
Israel/Palestine is such a cut-and-dried issue: anyone who just sees the evidence agrees. Drop the ideology that is there only to boost your own self-esteem! Reach out to conservatives! The base of the party isn't crazy, a *lot* of them know the Cantor's and Bush's of the world are losers.
Don't alienate them! Stick to Israel/Palestine. That's the strength of this site. Stupid posts like this aren't.
Interesting article. Compare Netanyahu with Pope Francis
On Saturday, the pope told a group of priests and nuns that cars "are necessary. But take a more humble one." He said it "hurts" him when he sees a priest or nun in the "latest model car; you can't do this." He told his audience to drive a cheaper car and pass the savings on to feed starving children.