Skip to comments.Boston Jews abandon Obama
Posted on 09/21/2008 4:30:30 PM PDT by pabianice
DISCLAIMER: the following is based upon a large birthday party in Boston for my cousin. All of us are Jewish. There were way more than 20 of us there, satisfying the requirement of the central limit theorem for statistical reliability. This took place in Boston, the East Coast capital of lunatic liberalism. All comments and conclusions are mine.
My wife and I were at a large birthday party last night in Boston for a cousin. The talk soon turned to politics. As a conservative Jew I have become accustomed to hearing the worst sort of lies about McCain and Palin, many unrepeatable in public or to children. By the same token, comments from my family about Obama started the season as almost worshipful; Obama was the Chosen One to lead Liberalism from the wilderness while banishing the evil Bushies and their minions. What a surprise last night.
There remained one staunch Obama supporter in the group of us cousins and close friends. She will hear no complaint about Obama and says, in a loud voice, that Bush is Worse than Hitler. (How an educated Jew can say that mystifies me and tells me just how far has fallen Reform Jewery in its education, ability to think, and sense of reality). But the rest of the group was a surprise. "Jennie," a woman who had been at the forefront of the anti-U.S. movement in the late 60s and had angrily taken-down from her parents mantle my picture in Navy uniform, now confided in me that she could never vote for Obama, 'a clear racist.' She, a former fervent anti-gun agitator, astounded me with her telling, in a soft voice so as not be be overheard, that she had become an NRA member, had received her LTC, and packed a Beretta .32 in her purse nowadays. That gave me the opportunity to discuss the relative merits of the AMT Backup .380 I will not visit Boston without and that was snug in my pocket holster at the moment. I was just recovering from that conversation when a much older aunt told me that her Jewish friends in Florida had turned away from Obama, his crazy minister, his Muslim friends, and his saying that Jerusalem had to be "divided" with the homicidal Palestinians. Obama is going to have a very bad Jewish day in Florida on November 5. Then another cousin -- a lawyer and CPA -- and I talked about business, and he went on at some length about how clueless Obama and Biden are about how to help business. He was perplexed at their ignorance and socialist leanings. Two other female cousins said they couldn't support McCain but were writing-in Hillary because they couldn't vote for Obama. Still another cousin said Obama is "an empty suit" and that she will not vote for him. She may stay home but she won't vote for Obama. A cousin in from Berkeley, CA, also said she couldn't support Obama and his crypto anti-Semitism and didn't know who'd she vote for. An elderly cousin said that Obama's refusal to actually lay-out any potential policies left her confused. Finally, another older cousin told me privately that Obama and his advisers just plain scare him.
This is an unscientific but highly interesting sample of Boston Jews who should be Obama's biggest supporters. They aren't.
That was a head fake headline. They didn't dis-invite just Palin...they dis-invited all politicians because they were turning it into a circus after Hillary decided not to go.
One other thing, what do you make of this New York Shock Poll: Jews Now Favor McCain in New York, 54-32...
Is your family large enough to turn MA into a McCain win? Please check your closets!!
Who were the other politicians? If even Dov Hivkind (very much a DEM) thought it was disgraceful that Palin was “disinvited,” it obviously looked to him as if this was not just a general response.
It’s not about turning MA red, it’s about turning PA red.
PA has a large presence of Jewish voters and blue collar union voters. Both voting blocs may well become Obama’s achilles’ heels.
“Liberal reform Jew” = “Six-pointed unitarian”.
(From a non-observant son of a lapsed orthodox Jew.)
Hehe, there are a lot of us in the PRM, more than you would think. The problem is (and we all know it) that older people are much more likely to vote.
Those older people up here are all starry-eyed over the likes of Kennedy and Kerry, sad to say. Perhaps when they are gone (Kennedy and Kerry) things might change.
You never know.
Homesless urinaing in all the bushes at Union Square. Asians who don't know how to drive a car -- and twice ran her into the curb. Taxes for all the dysfunctional afflictions of humanity. Politicins in the Assembly on the take for any nutty cause.
She's had it. Not yet ready for McCain, but in the shivers for anything with a DEMOCRAT label. God bless her willingness to look at things as they are.
Commence Broken Record: Obama’s base is defecting in large numbers, he is the worst candidate for President in the history of this country. He’s so bad it’s hard to ignore and it’s not just us who are noticing.
Obama will lose in a landslide.
Buy them an Island
Wouldn’t work. They’d be at war with the marine life off their coast instead of establishing a fishing and hospitality industry . They’d blame the resulting economic conditions on Israel and the United States and the terrorism would continue due to the support from the same people who finance them now, which sadly includes us. They’d never accept an Island and Gaza is proof that they can not govern themselves and are unable to live anywhere in peace. They continue to support terror and elect terrorists to represent them. When the Palestinians stop indoctrinating their children to hate and kill I might take my earplugs off. Until then, I discount their pathetic ramblings as unworthy of my time or sympathy.
Their status in life is directly attributable to Arab leadership. Until they realise and accept that fact they don’t have much to look forward to except more violence and more isolation. There can never be peace when only one side wishes it.
Obama can lie about not hearing rev. Wright’s anti-American and racist sermons but what did Obama do when his church honored Louis Farrakhan???
Obama didn’t say a thing. In fact, he just kept going to that so-called church.
Any Jewish person that votes for Obama (1) isn’t really Jewish, (2) is looking the other way, or (3) is just plain stupid.
I do have to say that I work in an office that is mostly male and all are voting for McCain. There is one female in the office and she always votes Democrat but doesn't know if she can vote for Obama due to the Reverend Wright fiasco.
Also, there are not half as many Obama bumper stickers compared to Kerry stickers in 04. Many in Massachusetts voted for Hillary and were ticked to see how she was treated IMO.
Or how about that big chunk of ice that broke away in Antarctica a while back?
Good to hear, friend.
I am Jewish as well but my parents were both Reagan Democrats and my grandparents have voted Republican since they voted for Dewey in 1948. Both my parents have Nobama 08 bumper stickers on their cars, and I do as well. Obviously this is very different than your typical American Jewish family.
Dems Threaten Anti-Iran Rally Organizers With IRS Attack if They Let Palin Speak
I remember thinking that it was gracious of the organizers to state that 'no politicians will be invited' so that these people would not feel so pleasured at what they had done.
I hope they organize another rally...
That should read Reagan Republicans, not Reagan Democrats.
(From a non-observant son of a lapsed orthodox Jew.)
Well, its never too late to start observing.
And the Reform Jews are drifting towards actually believing in God rather than the Democrat party only. Honestly, as a Jew who loves attending a Reform Temple.. you may have a bit of a point, but I have found my congregation to be much more giving, caring and respecting than any Unitarian congregation.
The 1999 Reform platform is not 180 degrees from the Pittsburgh platform of its founding but ultimately the Reform movement is on a awesome path of increasing faith and rational discourse. And this in spite of the fact that the URJ and Rabbi Yoffee and the leadership seem to be completely clueless about everything else.
I may have a minority view, but I know that no position in the Temple is barred to me, and I have always been welcomed with open arms even as they scratched their heads about my Patriot Guard pins and such.
My friend who I decided not to have a knockdown drag out about Cindy Sheehan, whom he reveres, loaned me his truck to carry flags to a Soldier's funeral when my car broke down without a second thought. We don't see eye to eye about politics but we do about God. And at Temple thats what matters to me.
“Obama will lose in a landslide.” Oh, I do profoundly hope so. His candidacy is both absurd and dangerous and is indicative of the bankruptcy of the Democrat Party.
For me, this election is a test of whether our country has lost its senses.