54% of Catholics and 70+% of Jews voted for him.
I’m NOT impressed by this “speaking out”.
You have to be careful about identifying someone as a Catholic (or a Jew). Recently a FReeper posted some really nasty statements about the Pope. They identified themselves as a Catholic. When I posted my doubts "you're about as Catholic as Ted Kennedy", I received a reply which included this:
"Having been brain washed by priests and nuns in french Catholic schools.
Decided not to follow my Catholic upbringing having lost respect for the church many years ago."
There are many like this FReeper who identify themselves as Catholic but, in reality, are nothing of the sort. Why they do this I don't know. You will find that actual practicing, church going Catholics are pretty conservative. I suspect the same is true of actual practicing, synagogue going Jews.
Like they say — the American people can either be your best friend (if you stand up for the weak, poor and underdog), or your worst enemy (if you trample them). The Rabbi has a friend in me.