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Democrat Politician Warns Jewish Voters
YouTube ^ | 9/17/12

Posted on 09/18/2012 4:30:34 AM PDT by Impala64ssa

The candid interview that has shocked Democrats across the USA. Democrat Politician from New York Warns Jewish Voters.


TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: brooklyn; dovhikund; newyork
Dov Hikund is an Assemblyman from Brooklyn.
1 posted on 09/18/2012 4:30:36 AM PDT by Impala64ssa
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To: Impala64ssa

Can’t currently access You Tube from my old BlackBerry. Can you post briefly about what the Assemblyman said?


2 posted on 09/18/2012 4:35:55 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: tflabo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rU7Ctg7ddPo


3 posted on 09/18/2012 4:42:17 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Liberals, democrats & unions - and all leftist scum - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: tflabo

Essentially, that Jews cannot trust this president about Israel or much of anything. That throwing Jerusalem out of the dem platform could not have happened without obama’s approval. That he would not understand why or if Jews voted for him in sufficient numbers to reelect him for four more years.


4 posted on 09/18/2012 4:46:09 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and bo stinks)
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To: tflabo
Can’t currently access You Tube from my old BlackBerry. Can you post briefly about what the Assemblyman said?

I would like a brief summary too. I still have 56k dino dial-up!

5 posted on 09/18/2012 4:47:26 AM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: Impala64ssa
Right now Jewish support for Obama is just 59% which is 19 points less than what he got last time. Fact: No Democrat has ever won the presidency while getting less than 68% of the Jewish vote. Jews are a guide post of what happens in the general. Nine points short and counting.
6 posted on 09/18/2012 4:49:26 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: MestaMachine

Thanks MM.


7 posted on 09/18/2012 4:54:00 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: jmaroneps37
Fact: No Democrat has ever won the presidency while getting less than 68% of the Jewish vote. Jews are a guide post of what happens in the general. Nine points short and counting.

Maybe not since Israel is generally not an issue --This may be unique to the issue and not an issue for the general public
8 posted on 09/18/2012 5:00:49 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: sirchtruth

Summary:

Obama won’t meet with Netanyahu.

Dems booed adding Jerusalem as capital to platform.

He won’t be voting for Obama.

American Jews support Democrats because Israel isn’t their primary issue. “They are more concerned about gay marriage or abortion.” (Those are Jewish issues??)

Pretty hard hitting denouncement of Obama. Well, from a leftist Democrat official.


9 posted on 09/18/2012 5:02:39 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: tflabo

You are more than welcome. To add a little, the man actually looked hurt and incredulous that the party, HIS party, would do this. This appearance was on Fox with Neil Cavuto so a whole LOT of people saw it.


10 posted on 09/18/2012 5:02:39 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and bo stinks)
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To: Impala64ssa

I don’t think Mr. Hikind’s comments are going to change anyone’s mind. He’s always been a bit of a renegade among NYC Democrats, having gone out of his way to endorse Republican candidates (including George W. Bush) in the past.


11 posted on 09/18/2012 5:11:24 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: Impala64ssa

Well, one Democratic Jew gets it. That’s progress—sort of. My question is: why is he still a Democrat?


12 posted on 09/18/2012 5:11:56 AM PDT by rbg81
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To: Impala64ssa

Dov Hikund is in the wrong party.


13 posted on 09/18/2012 5:14:12 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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14 posted on 09/18/2012 5:14:53 AM PDT by SJackson (none of this suggests there are hostile feelings for the US in Egypt, Victoria Nuland, State Dept)
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To: Impala64ssa

Great stuff. It’s funny that abortion and gay marriage have become the most important issue for some American Jews.


15 posted on 09/18/2012 5:19:30 AM PDT by Paddy Irish
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To: Impala64ssa

He’s right on some jinos like Howard Stern, Gay Marriage. It’s all Stern cares about if you can stomach 10 min of a show he’ll find a way to tell you.


16 posted on 09/18/2012 5:23:33 AM PDT by reefdiver (zer0 One and Done)
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To: Former Proud Canadian; rbg81

i don’t know about his district, but there sure aren’t many Republicans in Brklyn.

If the GOP ever got to parity in the state HOUSE in Albany, you would see some switching.


17 posted on 09/18/2012 6:13:15 AM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (and we are still campaigning for local conservatives in central CT.)
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To: Paddy Irish
It’s funny that abortion and gay marriage have become the most important issue for some American Jews.

The irony is unreal. They support the long-road form of eugenics. It reminds me of Twilight Zone episode "To Serve Man".

18 posted on 09/18/2012 6:28:07 AM PDT by arasina (Communism is EVIL. So there.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Great video...thanks for posting.

Hopefully, more Jews feel the same way.


19 posted on 09/18/2012 6:41:00 AM PDT by moovova
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It’s funny that abortion and gay marriage have become the most important issue for some American Jews.

No, it's not funny, it's indicative of ignorance of Jewish tradition. There is no argument from Jewish law or philosophy that supports unrestricted elective abortion. Abortion is legal under Jewish law only when the mother's life is at risk if the pregnancy isn't terminated.

Despite the fairly high percentage of today's American Jewish women who somehow support unrestricted elective abortion (i.e., a woman's right to choose), it is extremely rare to encounter a Jewish woman known to have actually had such a procedure. Hypocrisy?

As for "gay marriage": there is no support at all for it to be drawn from Jewish law, philosophy, or history. From this Jewish perspective, it is totally illogical to mess around with the basic definition of marriage - one man and one woman - after thousands of years of precedent.

BTW, since abortion and gay marriage are essentially state issues, it's hard to see how the presidential election will effect either one, one way or the other.

20 posted on 09/18/2012 6:56:39 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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Dov Hikund is in the wrong party.

You're not the first person to express that opinion, and there is a lot of merit to it in terms of basic party ideology.

Hikind has been in the Assembly for decades, so most likely has had many conversations about switching to the GOP, but has steadfastly remained where he is.

It's probably a matter of coming to the conclusion that his political goal is to stay in his current seat for life, or at least as long as he possibly can. There aren't any practical chances for him to move up to higher office politically because of demographics, and he is pretty well assured of re-election to the state assembly from his current district. He could possibly win that district as a Republican, but why take the chance on a plunge into the unknown, especially if the Pubbies seem to be destined to be in the minority in the Assembly forever? At present, I believe he may hold some committee chairmanship as a majority Democrat.

BTW, Hikind has not only endorsed Romney in this year's presidential election, but he has plans to work for him in Jewish communities in the battleground states of Pennsylvania and Florida.

21 posted on 09/18/2012 7:30:36 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93

Sounds like a DINO (Democrat In Name Only). And you’re right—there is probably a complex calculus behind is decision to stay D.


22 posted on 09/18/2012 8:09:36 AM PDT by rbg81
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To: justiceseeker93
According to the Talmud, for the first 40 days, an zygote and embryo is "as water", which allows for unrestricted abortion. Thereafter, abortion is allowed only if the life of the mother is at risk. What degree of severity constitutes a risk is still debatable.

There is nothing debatable about gay marriage. Homosexual acts are a "toeva", an abomination carrying the death penalty in the Torah. While no one I know of support this (and Jewish law makes carrying out the death penalty difficult anyway), there should be no question about sanctifying homosexual marriage. It is an affront to god. Sadly, Reconstructionist, Reform and now Conservative (Masorti) Jewish Rabbis will marry homosexuals. This is a Chillul Hashem, a desecration of God's name. These are no longer Jews but Frankist heretics.

23 posted on 09/18/2012 10:36:24 AM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: justiceseeker93

Let me go out on a limb and say that the percentage of Jews on any kind of public assistance is very low. Even though most probably think welfare is good.


24 posted on 09/18/2012 11:02:46 AM PDT by Paddy Irish
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To: MestaMachine

Jews are not safe in this country beyond the protections of constitutional freedom. Same with Christians, homos, minorities and majorities.

In that design of constitutional Republic government the Feds are not permitted the power to be a centralized police and propaganda state beyond the restrictions of constitutional power. Therefore, there is no centralized power strong enough to build an propaganda, oppresssion/murder machine.

No more.

This is why advocating for Federal power is insane.


25 posted on 09/18/2012 11:18:41 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Former Proud Canadian
Dov Hikund is in the wrong party.Like Zell Miller and a few others, and there are darned few left.
26 posted on 09/18/2012 12:02:01 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: JimRed

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27 posted on 09/18/2012 12:03:52 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: justiceseeker93; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks justiceseeker93.
28 posted on 09/18/2012 6:14:53 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: rmlew
According to the Talmud, for the first 40 days, an zygote and embryo is "as water", which allows for unrestricted abortion. Thereafter, abortion is allowed only if the life of the mother is at risk. What degree of severity constitutes a risk is still debatable.

Ironically, the Halakhah is actually stricter for non-Jews. For Jews, if the pre-born child is a rodef (pursuer, one who is on his way to murder someone), then abortion is not only permitted, but mandatory. Only when the child has begun to emerge from the birth canal is abortion of the child forbidden for any reason whatsoever (even the life of the mother). For non-Jews, however, this point is reached much earlier (probably your forty days). From this point abortion is forbidden even to save the life of the mother. RaMBa"M cites the verse shofekh dam ha'adam ba'adam, damo yishafekh (he who sheds the blood of man within man [ie, as a fetus], his blood shall be shed").

Jewish law makes carrying out the death penalty difficult

True, but capital crimes remain capital crimes even when no one has the authority to execute punishment (it is assumed the carrying out of the sentence is left to G-d). However, there were times in the past (even in the Exile) when Jewish communities had the authority, with the permission of the host government, to carry out capital punishment. Noachides are subject to capital punishment as well and some day these laws will be in full force.

29 posted on 09/19/2012 6:54:36 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: SaraJohnson; All
Jews are not safe in this country beyond the protections of constitutional freedom. Same with Christians, homos, minorities and majorities.

In that design of constitutional Republic[an] government the Feds are not permitted the power to be a centralized police and propaganda state beyond the restrictions of constitutional power. Therefore, there is no centralized power strong enough to build an propaganda, oppression/murder machine.

No more.

This is why advocating for Federal power is insane.

Excellent post, Sara. I'd add that advocating for (more) state or local government power could be just as insane.

30 posted on 09/19/2012 5:28:47 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: Paddy Irish; All
Let me go out on a limb and say that the percentage of Jews on any kind of public assistance is very low. Even though most probably think welfare is good.

You might be surprised at the number of Jews in the United States on public assistance. This is particularly true of the ultra-Orthodox or Hasidic Jews who tend to have large families and are generally not as well educated in secular ways. It also is enhanced by the recession and the relatively easy availability of the government programs.

In general, though, I would presume that the percentage of Jews on public assistance is less than the average for the US as a whole, but I haven't seen any statistics on this.

31 posted on 09/19/2012 5:45:42 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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