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Top Jewish Americans ponder support for Obama
reuters ^ | May 21, 2011 | Eric Johnson

Posted on 05/21/2011 4:12:41 PM PDT by PROCON

(Reuters) - Some prominent Jewish Americans are rethinking their support for President Barack Obama's 2012 re-election bid after he effectively called on Israel to give back territory it has occupied since 1967 to Palestinians. The backlash after Obama's keynote speech on the Middle East has Democratic Party operatives scrambling to mollify the Jewish community as the president prepares to seek a second term in the White House.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: israel
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I think when all is said and done, the majority of American Jews, who are liberals first and jews second will vote for 0bama.
1 posted on 05/21/2011 4:12:47 PM PDT by PROCON
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To: PROCON

Same old, same old. And NJ will be in play.


2 posted on 05/21/2011 4:14:12 PM PDT by kabar
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To: justiceseeker93; ExTexasRedhead

After this and other actions, I would hope not. Jewish voters turned against George McGovern in 1972 and Jimmy Carter in 1980. Why not this time?


3 posted on 05/21/2011 4:14:47 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Muslims are a people of love, peace, and goodwill, and if you say that they aren't, they'll kill you)
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To: PROCON

They’re pondering. That’s a start.


4 posted on 05/21/2011 4:16:56 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Just once I'd like someone to call me 'Sir' without adding 'You're making a scene.' - Homer Simpson)
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To: PROCON

” Some prominent Jewish Americans are rethinking their support for President Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election “

LOL Calling prominent Jewish Americans “rethinking” implies that they had amy intelligence to think with to start.


5 posted on 05/21/2011 4:17:21 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like With Trump in attendance, Owhat you say))
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To: PROCON
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6 posted on 05/21/2011 4:18:35 PM PDT by IrishPennant (Don't you forget that you're First Marines! Not all the communists in Hell can overrun you! "Chesty")
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To: PROCON
While Barbara Streisand writes a large check to Obama’s campaign.
7 posted on 05/21/2011 4:18:58 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: PROCON

Far too many American Jews are so far away from their faith and heritage that they don’t have a clue (or even care) about Israel in any meaningful way outside of when it serves them in some business or other advantage.

They need to take a look at their forefathers - you know, the ones who spent 70 years in exile due to their refusal to acknowledge God and to BE His people.

Then again, many wouldn’t recognize a portion of the Torah if it were set in front of them, clearly labeled as such.


8 posted on 05/21/2011 4:19:06 PM PDT by TheBattman (They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature...)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I think the difference is that anyone with an IQ above plant life knew from the beginning that Obama was Anti Israel and they did not care. Let’s see, he sat in an Anti Semetic Church for 20 years, was buddy buddy with Bill Ayers, whose wife orchestrated the flotilla to Gaza, and gave a toast to Rashid Khalidi, after hearing all of those facts they still ran to the polls to vote for Obama..they don’t think about Israel, they think ideology first, religion second, if that wasn’t the case, Obama would NEVER have gotten the Jewish vote


9 posted on 05/21/2011 4:19:33 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: PROCON
Let's see. Obama is anti Israel and pro abortion. For liberals of every stripe, what's there to think about?
10 posted on 05/21/2011 4:20:58 PM PDT by Batrachian (Prepare for four more years.)
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To: freeangel
LOL Calling prominent Jewish Americans “rethinking” implies that they had amy intelligence to think with to start.

This comment is far from intelligent.

11 posted on 05/21/2011 4:23:13 PM PDT by Misterioso (A liberal is a communist, but too stupid to realize it.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
All knew who Obama is and many (like you stated, I.Q. challenged) didn't want to be called a racist by the racist MSM.
12 posted on 05/21/2011 4:23:14 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: PROCON

For all of about 7 seconds.


13 posted on 05/21/2011 4:24:00 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (We live two lives, the life we learn and the life we live with after that.)
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To: PROCON

I have never been able to figure out why Jews are so liberal. We always talk about Judeo-Christian values- but that doesn’t seem to apply at the ballot box.


14 posted on 05/21/2011 4:24:14 PM PDT by mgpilot
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To: PROCON
I, for one, will really enjoy seeing "American Jews" living under Sharia Law.

It's exactly what they deserve.

15 posted on 05/21/2011 4:25:11 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islamophobia: The fear of offending Muslims because they are prone to violence.)
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To: PROCON

I agree..they will sacrifice Israel for liberal values .....


16 posted on 05/21/2011 4:25:15 PM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: mgpilot
We always talk about Judeo-Christian values- but that doesn’t seem to apply at the ballot box.

Or the abortion clinic.

Which is the primary reason they vote DemocRAT.

17 posted on 05/21/2011 4:26:24 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islamophobia: The fear of offending Muslims because they are prone to violence.)
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To: PROCON

By “ponder” they mean they mean they will think about and then remember Obama supports abortion & gay marriage & then remember they don’t give a *&%@ about Israel being attacked.


18 posted on 05/21/2011 4:26:47 PM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: PROCON

We will see...I think I am seeing a change in attitude.


19 posted on 05/21/2011 4:26:59 PM PDT by richardtavor (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem)
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To: PROCON

Yes, all meaningless posturing. You know that in 2012, they will be there with their checkbooks. Lemmings.


20 posted on 05/21/2011 4:27:06 PM PDT by sjmjax (Politicans are like bananas - they start out green, turn yellow, then rot.)
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To: Misterioso

Second that comment.


21 posted on 05/21/2011 4:29:03 PM PDT by richardtavor (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem)
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To: PROCON

Jews do not change their mind. They feed on liberal crap.


22 posted on 05/21/2011 4:30:08 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: PROCON
I think when all is said and done, the majority of American Jews, who are liberals first and jews second will vote for 0bama.

Exactly what I was thinking. Their real religion is liberalism and they think conservatives are socially unacceptable. Hellloooo????

23 posted on 05/21/2011 4:31:27 PM PDT by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

How about you? Will you enjoy living under Sharia Law? This is one of the most ignorant statements that I have seen on this forum.


24 posted on 05/21/2011 4:31:27 PM PDT by richardtavor (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem)
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To: PROCON

Yeah, yeah, yeah. And the “latinos” are going to vote for Republicans if Barry Soetoro does not give them their amnesty. We’ve heard all this crap before. Reuters needs to lighten up and give it a rest. There is no way the freeloaders will ever vote for anyone other than their commie ‘RAT massas.


25 posted on 05/21/2011 4:32:17 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("...that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,..")
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To: SJackson

ping


26 posted on 05/21/2011 4:33:08 PM PDT by Clive
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To: EGPWS

I don’t think it was out of fear of being called racist by the media..the media calls everyone racist, people don’t listen to that crap anymore. Jews have been voting Dem for years and years. Even when my parents immigrated here from Israel in 1969 they were automatically registered as Democrats, even though they have majority of the time voted Republican..Its just the way it is, you automatically think Jewish = Democrat


27 posted on 05/21/2011 4:34:11 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: PROCON

I know a LOT of Jews here in L.A. The truth? They will vote for the kenyan klown...just like blacks, being a Dummycrat is already part of their DNA.

Even if Adolf Hitler on the banner of the Dem Party is running for president today, these idiots will still vote Dem. Heck, even if he started the trains for the gas chamber, American jews will vote Dem.


28 posted on 05/21/2011 4:36:41 PM PDT by max americana (.)
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To: PROCON

29 posted on 05/21/2011 4:37:22 PM PDT by South40 (Ron Paul and his flaming antiwar spam monkeys can Kiss my Ass!!" -- Jim Robinson, 09/30/07)
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To: PROCON

Jews are turning against Obama. At least the ones I’ve talked to today.


30 posted on 05/21/2011 4:37:59 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Sarah Barracuda
Even when my parents immigrated here from Israel in 1969 they were automatically registered as Democrats...

That's understandable. In 1969 you had some good Democrats: Scoop Jackson for one, and some very honorable (albeit liberal) Democrats, like Hubert Humphrey. It all started to go downhill with George McGovern, I think...

31 posted on 05/21/2011 4:38:14 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: max americana

the closest thing to Hitler IS on the Dem partyticket in 2012...Hitler was voted in.


32 posted on 05/21/2011 4:39:36 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (where is the Great Santini when we need him??)
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To: Logical me

Obama is saving Israel from themselves, didn’t you know that?


33 posted on 05/21/2011 4:39:39 PM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Yea, I’d say your comment is right on the money; “ideology first, religion second.” These folks are some of the biggest progressives in the nation and it will take a whole lot more than seeing those of their own blood being turned over to the tender mercies of Muslim fanatics to shake their faith in the worldwide communist revolution. The vast majority will stick with Obama.


34 posted on 05/21/2011 4:39:51 PM PDT by Graneros ("Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.")
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To: ExTexasRedhead

ping


35 posted on 05/21/2011 4:40:18 PM PDT by bigheadfred (We will never surrender)
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To: richardtavor
How about you? Will you enjoy living under Sharia Law? This is one of the most ignorant statements that I have seen on this forum.

I don't have any choice about it, and neither do you.

You do realize America has its first Muslim Brotherhood President, right? And that he is ceding more and more of our sovereignty by the day?

As long as we are going to get it shoved down our throats, I prefer to find something positive about it.

And watching Liberal Jews reap what the have sown is high on my list.

36 posted on 05/21/2011 4:40:23 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islamophobia: The fear of offending Muslims because they are prone to violence.)
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To: max americana
Liberalism is a religion...

The reality is they don't want a separate state, they want the place currently known as Israel. They don't want to live in peace but to take over what the Jews worked so hard to build since Israel's conception.

UNDER THE BUS 29
37 posted on 05/21/2011 4:42:41 PM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: mgpilot

I wonder if there is a break down somewhere of how urban Jews vote as compared to those who live in rural areas. To my understanding the vast majority of Jews seem to live in cities, maybe that has something to do with it. Are there any other groups that mostly live in cites that vote any different from Jews? I don’t know, just throwing it out there. Are rural living Jews more likely to be conservative/observant?

Freegards


38 posted on 05/21/2011 4:44:40 PM PDT by Ransomed
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To: TheBattman
The same can be said for Israel. Only 19% of Jews in Israel are religious, what can you expect here.
39 posted on 05/21/2011 4:45:44 PM PDT by Recon Dad (Herman Cain is the man in 2012)
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To: COBOL2Java

My family (Except for a few of my liberal cousins) are not political at all..they vote for whoever they believe will be good for Israel. The last Democrat my Mom voted for was Bill Clinton because she thought he would be good for Israel..she never voted Democrat again after that..when I talk to people and tell them I am Jewish they automatically think I’m a Dem, when I tell them I am not they are shocked. The Democrat party died a long time ago, when you look at them now all you see are a bunch of Socialist/Communist/Anti Israel bastards


40 posted on 05/21/2011 4:45:47 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: TheBattman
The same can be said for Israel. Only 19% of Jews in Israel are religous, what can you expect here.
41 posted on 05/21/2011 4:45:58 PM PDT by Recon Dad (Herman Cain is the man in 2012)
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To: mgpilot

An older Reform Jewish belief was that the USA, not anything in Palestine, was their new promised land.

Jews that are more serious (from liberal Orthodox rightward, and at one time also the Conservative movement which has now become looey) about their ancestral religion weighed in against this kind of nonsense from the start. However, these more serious Jews comprise a small minority (about 20%) of the people that call themselves Jews in the USA. So when Obama courts the “Jewish vote” he pretty much means these self-haters. When Obama puts his foot in his mouth and implies that Jews are especially mean, then even the self-haters stop for a moment, because that’s an insult to them. But they soon forget it.


42 posted on 05/21/2011 4:48:25 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: Logical me

I have friends that are messianic Jews that will not vote OR give money to Obama! They also pack heat at synagogue...even the Rabbi.


43 posted on 05/21/2011 4:49:33 PM PDT by Yorktownpatriot
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To: PROCON

Obama doesn’t care about Jewish donors. He has a new fundraising paradigm, with a campaign website that takes prepaid credit card donations from people using pseudonym, making it possible for foreign illegal money to pour into his coffers... foreign money from foreigners who hate Israel, to be more precise.

He probably doesnt care about Jewish voters, either, as they predominanly live in safe democratic states. It would take a great number of votes to switch to make him nervous. It is hard to imagine him losing New York or California for example And since Jewish voters are not Israelis but Americans who have American interests to consider when voting, they may not look at Israel as a top issue. Many want national healthcare, greater regulation of businesses and industry, higher taxes, etc...


44 posted on 05/21/2011 4:50:19 PM PDT by monkeyshine
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To: PROCON

The core of the Dem Party are blacks and Jewish people. No matter how disappointed they are in the Dem candidate’s stand on individual issues they will always give the party strong majorities.Republicans best stick to propagating Republican principles and those individual blacks and Jews who find it appealing will vote for them.No need to chase ethnic block votes.


45 posted on 05/21/2011 4:51:52 PM PDT by chuckee
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To: PROCON

Seriously, why the HELL would any Jew (or Christian for that matter) who cares about Israel even THINK about voting for Hussein?? He pollutes the waters with his sickening ideas.


46 posted on 05/21/2011 4:51:58 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: E. Pluribus Unum; richardtavor
I don't have any choice about it, and neither do you.

But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, just get out of the F###### way. I'll give you back that choice.

47 posted on 05/21/2011 4:53:00 PM PDT by bigheadfred (We will never surrender)
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To: mgpilot

Its because most take their belief in helping the poor as to meaning that they vote to forcibly make others paying for their marxism.


48 posted on 05/21/2011 4:53:15 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (F U B O ! ! !)
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To: Sarah Barracuda; All

I’m not Jewish but Gentile by birth (gentile mother) and Christian (a fighting fundie) by choice. But the most serious Jews (literal traditional law sabbath keepers) aren’t going to be showing up on this thread until tonight, because it’s officially Saturday right now in the US until sunset... keep that in mind.


49 posted on 05/21/2011 4:54:25 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: PROCON
Some prominent Jewish Americans are rethinking their support for President Barack Obama's 2012

I think they should consider giving up mind-altering drugs... at least for an hour or two during the day... so they can assess the damage being done by this administration.

50 posted on 05/21/2011 4:54:39 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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