Goldblog reader Menachem Pritzker asks, in reference to J Street:
Are there any other examples of a Washington lobby that knows "better" than the party they're lobbying for? Would it be possible, say, for a group to lobby for raising the minimum age for buying cigarettes to 25, and doubling tobacco taxes, and still get away with calling themselves a "pro-tobacco lobby?" Why would they even want to?
It seems ridiculous to me that a group with positions farther to the left than Meretz could position itself as lobbying on behalf of us. From an Israeli perspective, this whole J-Street episode has been insulting, upsetting, and very confusing.