Kennedy's leadership could have been helpful when we were getting the stuffing beaten out of us by a well-financed right wing for the past eight years. When things were tough, she was nowhere to be found.
None of the Muslim-bashing during this political season dissuaded Arab Americans and American Muslims from playing a significant role in the elections, from the presidential contest to state and local races.
I am sorry anyone thought I wanted a real person dead -- I did not. But John McCain, Sarah Palin and all the zealot conservatives meant the dangerous things they said about Obama. They still mean it, and they've never apologized for it.
If the Republicans want greater Jewish support in the future, they will have to stop pandering to what they erroneously believe to be our fears, and instead move politically and ideologically in our direction.