Skip to comments.Shift in Jewish vote expected
Posted on 10/17/2008 2:17:37 AM PDT by tomymind
An evangelist and Middle East expert believes a substantial number of Jewish voters in the U.S. will vote for John McCain because they are deeply concerned about a Barack Obama presidency.
Tom Doyle serves as the Middle East director for the strategic church-planting ministry e3 Partners, and recently released his new book Two Nations Under God: Why You Should Care About Israel. Not only does Doyle believe the people of Israel are nervous about a possible Barack Obama presidency, he believes a growing number of Jewish voters in the America feel the same.
GOP and Democratic logos"Jews who live in America have traditionally voted Democrat. They see themselves as oppressed, and so they seem to liken with similar groups in the country -- and they vote Democrat," he explains.
But the evangelist argues that tendency started to change in 2004 -- and he thinks it will change "big time" in November.
"I think there's a real nervousness [among American Jews]. Is [it] significant enough to change the outcome of the election? I don't know," he admits. "But I think we're going to see more Jews voting for John McCain this time, just because of the 'antsy-ness' they have with Barack Obama."
e3 Partners has offices in Plano, Texas, and in San Diego. Established in 1987, the ministry lays claim to having helped plant more than 12,000 churches around the world.
I don’t think that the most Jewish people in the US feel particularly connected, nor care what happens to Jewish people in Israel any more than many so called Christians are really connected nor care about what is in the Bible. They listen to talking heads and march to their actions.
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Why would I ask an "evangelist" about what Jews are thinking? I wouldn't ask an Orthodox Jew for intimate insight into the state of the evangelical Christian community.
I don't know what it is about you AK but you always nail things right on the head.
And yes, the Jews I know get very pissed when Christian evangelicals tell them how they should vote and how they should view the State of Israel.
From what I can tell, the Fudies scared American Jews away from the GOP.
Its possible that McCain will pick up over 50% of that amount, for a margin of victory of over 500,000 votes.
How could any Jewish voters vote for bo?
Obviously it’s in context, no racism here. Last week, I met a dozen of Jews in NYC and 60-70 % are now voting for Obama, 20% will not vote at all, the rest is for McCain.
“From what I can tell, the Fudies scared American Jews away from the GOP.”
They have a very close partnership in this area (Texas) and this “Fundie” group broadcasts around the world on satelite.
Rabbi Chaim Richman from the Temple Institute comes to Midland every year for a visit and tapes programs for broadcast classes on the air.
They even have fundraisers for the Temple Institute.
I think the Jesse Jackson’s comment that the Jews (well, he said Zionists, but we know what he meant) won’t have a voice in an 0bama administration isn’t going to go over well.
I’d love to hear a Funky Town parody song of Jesse Jackson singing, “Won’t you take me to Hymie Town!”
The voted for many rats in the past decades.
I, as a Christian, feel connected to and in alliance with religious Jews, despite our religious divide. And we both support Israel as an ally.
Cultural Jews put politics and social issues above their Judaism, trust the state more than God, and don't care about Israel. I have no connection with them and consider them the opposition to be defeated. As Michael Medved says, liberal Jews who vote Democrat are proof of the Jews’ superior intelligence is a myth. Why? They have the history to know that the State loathes the religious. They are identifying themselves with a religious label, turning away from the history of their true persecution under the State, and voting for Statists.
That said, the Jewish vote as a bloc that gets the most air time is that which votes Democrat, though there are many Republicans. I don't think the numbers will change that much and, if they do, that it will have much impact. But I am very grateful to any that wake up and see the true threat of persecution that is posed by Stalinist like zerobama.
I hope they all wake up from the Obamanaation-propaganda that lies to them... and rally to vote en-masse for the RIGHT candidate.