Skip to comments.Obama camp knows he has a problem with Jewish voters
Posted on 06/03/2011 9:15:52 AM PDT by Nachum
President Obama's gut-level identification with the Palestinians has become obvious to voters, including many habitual Democrat supporters in the Jewish community. Billionaire big donor Haim Saban very publicly announced he will no longer contribute to President Obama, signaling to other Jewish donors that it is time to bail on a president who publicly calls for 1967 borders as the basis for a settlement.
This 30 second ad, produced by the Emergency Committee for Israel, is also giving heartburn to the Obamites, particularly because it uses pro-Israel Democrats to demonstrate Obama's position as out-of-step with the mainstream.
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Is dunham going to hawaii?...
He’s still going to get 75% of the Jewish vote...
Consistent with how large swaths of the Hebrew people would bail out on God’s call, over and over. This is hardly new news.
Ed Koch, former Democrat and Jewish Mayor of NYC, recently announced he will not support Obama in 2012 based on the 1967 border statements.
Well Samantha Power did say that something would need to be done about a certain constituency that would be upset if a mammoth protection force were to occupy Israel.
Obama camp knows he has a problem with Jewish voters
“Obama camp knows he has a problem with Jewish voters”
...until they step into the voting booth and vote for him again. They’re liberals they can’t help themselves!
Took 'em long enough. Hussein's sympathies should've been very clear to the electorate long before Nov. '08. All the info was out there. But even when they DID hear the facts they probably just chalked it up to "Fox News and conservative talk radio hateful propaganda." ....even though none of them actually watch or listen to such media.
Good for Mayor Koch. He had a talk show in NYC yrs ago where he proclaimed himself a “liberal with sanity”.
>Hes still going to get 75% of the Jewish vote...<
BINGO! 80% actually. being a Dummycrap and a Joo is as synonymous as turd and Obama.
American jews hate Israel. Plain and simple. I deal with jews all the time here in L.A. and they are proud Democraps.
It’s not the votes that concern them, it’s the donations (or lack thereof) that could be a problem.
You might be surprised. They bough Soetoro’s BS in 2008, but since then its become obvious that there has never been a US president so hostile to Israel. Many Jews, even the liberal ones, have a deep attachment to their homeland, which is now being seriously threatened not just by the Arabs (they’re used to that), but also by the Kenyan-born Muslim in the White House.
Hopefully the liberal Jews wake up and smell the coffee. A Jewish vote for Obama is like a Jewish vote for Hitler in the 1933 election.
“but since then its become obvious that there has never been a US president so hostile to Israel.”
This is definitely true. Let’s hope they wake up this time around!!
No he doesn’t. The seemingly zombie like voting record of the American Jewish population will not be swayed by more than a couple % points. Liberal siding with Israel’s enemies is nothing new. If the American Jewish population were offended by this, they would have changed their voting habits eons ago.
So did Hitler......sorry couldn’t pass it up.
Sadly, I don’t think that there will be much of a change in Jewish voting or donations, and this one of the few issues, for me, that defies explanation.
For a lot of American Jews, I think Liberalism tops support for Israel any day.
The rise of anti-semitism on the left has been obvious for the last 20 years. It's become so accepted on the left that it's a mainstream position (Dick Morris quit working for the Clintons and the left over anti-semitic remarks made by Hillary, and that was in the '90s).
Do they think the left will differntiate between "Isreali Jews" and "Ameican liberal Jews"? They won't. Plenty of Jews that fought for Germany in WW-I ended up in concentration camps under the Nazis. It didn't matter that they were loyal to Germany, all that mattered is they were Jews.
I don't understand why American Jews aren't terrorfied of the rise of anti-semitism on the left. It's becomming institutionalized in the Democratic party as a pro-palestine/anti-Israel position, but what's driving it is emotion: a deep down, hard core, hatred of Jews.
I dont’ think so. I’d expect that ANY Democrat will get the majority Jewish vote regardless of what that Democrat does - to include Praying to Allah. There is no real connection between the Jews of America and historical Jewish persecution and murder the world over, lest it be one that the American Jew drudges up to make his or her particular point when siding with a Democrat. Like it or not, it is the truth.
These Jews sure don't believe that:
Obviously most are Democrats, but that doesn't automatically translate into hating Israel. Far from it. It's just that liberal Jews love their liberalism more than they care about Israel. Liberalism is their priority -- their religion. I suspect I know far more American Jews (both liberal and conservative) than you do, being Jewish and from L.A. myself. Every last one of them supports Israel -- it's just a matter of degree.
Several lifelong Dem Jewish acquaintances of mine have become Republicans in the last year out of exasperation over Hussein Obama's policies toward Israel. Wouldn't surprise me if the Kenyan gets the lowest percentage of the Jewish since Carter (45%) in 1980. A lot can happen between now and Nov. '12, but I predict Hussein will get no more than 60% (down from 78% in '08). But it's far more than the percentages, is the money. His coffers will be decidedly lighter.
No way. He received the vast majority of Jewish votes as they vote liberal and he will continue to get the Jewish vote. Obama comes out against Jews and Israel yet they will continue to support him. How stupid is that.
As the saying goes, Jews voting for Obama is like chickens voting for the Colonel.
Habitual democrat supporters love pain poverty they will stick with a big loser every time.
Well first of all, this is good news. I don’t have a lot of faith in the younger generation of American Jews. They don’t give a rat’s rear about Israel. And, I’m sure Obama will still get 70% of the Jewish vote in 2012. (He got 78% in 2008.)But, the good news is, most of the Jewish votes are Primarily in NY and FL. If we can get the big Jewish donors to drop their support, that is good.
Too bad the vast majority of American Jews don’t hold these same beliefs.
I viewed the 30 second ad. It kept saying Israel has support form both Parties, Democrat and Republican but the 3 politicians they showed with a visual and auditory, were all Democrats: Harry Reid, Denny Stoyer and Bob Casey. It would have been nice to have at least one Republican in the ad.
They will mosey back to the democrat corral between now and November 2012.
They wouldn’t want their liberal friends to think they support Bitter Clingers or those embarrassing, rough-edged Jews in Israel.
It's the craziest thing I ever saw. You'd think that most American Jews would be staunchly pro-2nd Amendment, and have a higher than normal percentage of gun ownership, after what their people suffered in WWII.
At least the Jews in Israel have their heads on straight when it comes to this.
Response: I do not believe this. They will still vote for him at a 90% rate. H*ll! If he ordered B-52's to carpet bomb Tel Aviv they would still vote for him as a bloc.
Orthodox Jews support Israel, have large families, and are conservative.
Liberal,”Reformed,” and secular Jews have small families (or none at all,), intermarry with the Goyem, and support the Dim Party come Hell or high water.
Orthodox Jews will survive and sustain their ancient faith in this country. Israel’s chances of survival are a toss up.
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Not even the biggest Jewish 'Rat would even dream of a 90% number. In 2008, the 78% O reputedly got was very likely an overestimate due to poor sampling technique in polling. The real number was probably somewhere in the 60s.
In 2012, look for Obama's percentage of the Jewish vote to be somewhere between 50 and 60%.
There is no bloc Jewish vote anymore, with the American Jewish community more diverse economically, geographically, and religiously. It's not like the bloc vote for the 'Rats by blacks.
We need more of these type Jews!
I heard a reporter earlier this week on IIRC, the John Batchelor show, talking about how anticipated fundraising for Obama ‘12 is way below expectations. I would suspect that has much to do with the traditionally big buck Jewish donors sitting tight, at least for now.
All of you who say that he will still get 80% of the Jewish vote are wrong. Sure, all the libs voted with their friends for the cool black lib last time. They did not believe certain people (like ME) who tried to warn them of his Arab sympathy, if not outright anti-semitism.
But all the liberal Jews I know and have to love, LOL, do NOT like antisemites. They hate Pat Buchanan, Jimmuh Carter, etc. Obama is acting perfectly anti-semitic and they cannot fail to see it this time. Now, they will be very torn if we get a true conservative as the Pub nominee — they HATE conservatives without being able to enunciate why. I mean Palin vs. Obama for a liberal Jew will be for them a lesser of the evils vote, and I am not sure which way they will go.
But I am hearing unhappiness with Obama out there in the synagogue and family gatherings. The most important thing for your average liberal Jew is to NOT be made fun of by his friends and family. They won’t admit voting for a Pubbie for that reason, but they still might do it. And if already they are grumbling about Obama’s stance against Israel, it doesn’t bode well for him, not that the lack of Jewish votes will matter much — but it matters with the lack of Jewish SUPPORT for sure.
That seems to be the general consensus I'm getting. No shedding of tears here. Let's hope that the 'Rat fat cats stick to their guns (oh, I only meant that as a metaphor).
“Their grandparents learned the harshest possible lesson about”
Very few Americans Jewish people are decendants of Shoa survivors or refugees from the same -— Jews generally being refused entry as undesireable immigrants at the time -— a policy supported by Republicans and Democrats of the time.
That's immaterial as the Jewish population is not going to sway the election one way or another.
The real question is what percentage of Jewish money is he going to get?
My guess......not much
I never could figure out the supposed Jewish vote.....
Growing up I had 2 jewish families for neighbors.....both were conservative Republicans....go figure.
Look to the Jimmy Carter vote to get an idea of what happens when an anti-Semite is the candidate.
Obama will do better than Carter, but in key states like Fla & Pa with large Jewish populations, the Dems will have a problem.
Doubtful that Pennsylvania’s fewer than 150,000 Jewish voters will make much difference there.
and raising momey from others. Saban was a huge fundraiser. He can vote for Obama all he wants. Just don’t campaign for him.
Somehow I missed this when you first posted it. I just got through reading the whole article and watching the commercial. Wow—just WOW! This has really bucked me up.
It appears Little Barry is losing it. He’s alienating a lot of voting blocks, which he was careful not to do early in his term. The image of him at the Memorial Day service, frantically chewing gum [nicorette, no doubt], and then racing to the golf course, tells the story. He’s coming unglued—and not a moment too soon.
If he gets only 55%, I’ll consider that major progress.
Puzzles the hell out of me why Jews/Blacks/Hispanics vote Democrat. Can’t think of any party/group that has acted -in concert - more to the detriment of these minorities than the Democrats. Hell, I suspect they’d get a better deal from the American Nazi party !! >PS
Did you live by me.
Yes. He has lost it. But conservatives have a ways to go to get back in the White House...