Originally Posted by Wonderment
You can't explain what Ohreally calls "the 390-5 vote in favor of mass slaughter in Gaza act" in terms of "realism" by any sane definition of the term. On the contrary, it seems to reflect a perverse combination of political cowardice/opportunism, religious fanaticism, colossal ignorance and mass denial of wrongdoing.
Nobody in Congress makes an issue of voting for Bahrain right-or-wrong or Saudi Arabia right-or-wrong. Moral blindness only kicks in when Israel comes up.
But that is democracy. Thus, you can explain that vote in terms of democratic realism in the sense that congresspeople are responding to the whims of their constituencies, which overwhelmingly support Israel.