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Americans Are Pro-Israel: Obama's Party? Not So Much!
Townhall.com ^ | November 20, 2012 | Ken Blackwell

Posted on 11/20/2012 4:59:51 AM PST by Kaslin

This article was co-authored by Bob Morrison.

It seems every time the Republicans lose a presidential election, white board-toting architects and backroom strategists descend on the Sunday talk shows. Republicans must dump the social issues. Defending the right to life of unborn children and upholding the civil right of marriage is just costing too much support with the voters. We have to moderate our positions, they say.

It’s as if the Second Officer on the Titanic were to run down six flights of stairs and yell at the grimy, coal dust covered sweating stokers shoveling coal in the engine rooms: This is all your fault!

What we saw on Election Day was a strong turnout among Evangelicals and Catholics for Mitt Romney. Evangelicals backed the former governor even more strongly than his fellow Mormons did. Catholics who attend Mass regularly were also strong backers of the GOP nominee.

What the so-called strategists—those architects of defeat-- are proposing is an abandonment of a 36-year commitment of the Republican Party. Since 1976, the Republican Platforms have rejected the infamous Roe v. Wade ruling. They have applauded those in Congress and the states who are trying to restore the protections for mothers and their unborn children. This is what the Supreme Court stripped away when it unconscionably overturned the abortion laws of all fifty states. Those laws were all a part of state homicide codes. And this long-term commitment is what the consultant class wants Republicans to throw overboard.

Compare this reaction with that of the Democrats over Israel. A recent CNN-ORC poll shows that 59% of Americans support Israel’s position in today’s crisis in Gaza. Israel is responding with deadly force to the almost daily rocket attacks by the terrorist group, Hamas on Israeli towns and schools. Only 13% of Americans back Hamas in this clash. This is a 4-1 commanding majority of Americans at the grassroots level.

Would anyone like to guess where Democratic Party activists are on this clash? You have only to consider the behavior of credentialed delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte last summer. The Democratic Party Platform—as reported out by its Platform Committee—dropped all reference to Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. This was no oversight. When pro-Israel Democrats pointed this out and urged the delegates on the convention floor to restore the Jerusalem-is-Israel’s-capital plank to the party’s platform, there were shouted Nos that clearly outnumbered the Yeses. Realizing they could not mount a national election campaign as an avowedly anti-Israel party, the powers-that-be quickly gaveled the Jerusalem plank back into the platform. Then we heard loud boos.

Regardless of what the Democratic Party Platform now says, with the Jerusalem post-it note plastered over it, the stance of this administration is quite clear. State Department weasel-worder Victoria Nuland has repeatedly refused to state that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital. And the Obama administration has gone into court to evade congressional requirements for “ Jerusalem , Israel” to be stamped on passports and birth certificates for Americans abroad.

The public opinion is four-to-one against the administration and the Democratic Party’s sentiment on a vitally important foreign policy issue.

Did the GOP ticket press this point during the televised debates? Not at all. Did the nominees raise this issue on the campaign trail? If they did, it was not in big way.

Did the Republican Party take out ads to drive home the point that the Democrats’ liberal activists are hostile to Israel. No.

But the Democrats did take out ads to press for more abortions. Fifty-five million unborn children killed since Roe are not enough. Now, we must have abortion-on-demand and you must pay.

It was a small pro-life group that produced this powerful ad for the Internet. Eduardo Verástegui in this video says President Obama wants your thirteen year old to have access to a free abortion—with you paying and without your ever knowing. No Republican strategist has dared to say something that strong, that true in forty years.

Instead of abandoning convictions and a party’s commitment to tens of millions of voters, perhaps it would be better for the Republicans to throw their strategists overboard. Then, they just might start winning again.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Israel
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhomiddleeast; husseinobama; proisrael

1 posted on 11/20/2012 4:59:54 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Sometimes it takes a long time to fight the good fight. Standing against murdering babies is not a position that can be compromised, it is evil, it will never be right. If Republicans abandon that position, they are doomed by God.


2 posted on 11/20/2012 5:04:07 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Kaslin
white board-toting architects and backroom strategists


3 posted on 11/20/2012 5:06:30 AM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Never trusted that POS.


4 posted on 11/20/2012 5:23:44 AM PST by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: Kaslin

I’m laying this on American Jews not the GOP. As an evangelical Christian and a Conservative, I have long been a supporter of Israel. But, I have grown weary of American Jews and their obsessive habit of voting Democrat. Had they voted for Romney their block would have been enough to put him over the top. So, it they don’t care then why should I?


5 posted on 11/20/2012 5:26:34 AM PST by snoringbear (Government is the Pimp,)
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To: Kaslin

Jewish Americans can’t get enough of Obama and the Democrats. They don’t care that Obama has armed Israel’s enemies in the Islamists’ take-over of the Middle East. He and Hillary call it the “Arab Spring,” but it has resulted in the “Jewish Winter,” when bombs rain down on Israel’s cities and people.

What a shameful state of affairs.


6 posted on 11/20/2012 5:32:46 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: snoringbear

“American Jews and their obsessive habit of voting Democrat.”

I have also noticed that and I don’t know why they would vote for zero, he obviously dislikes Isreal evidenced by his treatment of Benjamin Netanyahu...... He hasn’t even been to isreal once as POTUS.


7 posted on 11/20/2012 5:33:28 AM PST by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: Kaslin

And because the muzzie and the demwit party are anti-Israel, we as a country will suffer immensely from God’s judgement.


8 posted on 11/20/2012 5:40:49 AM PST by crosshairs (Hurricane Barry is 1000 times more destructive than Hurricane Sandy.)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

I kept saying don’t trust dickhead Morris,he gave us klinton.


9 posted on 11/20/2012 5:56:24 AM PST by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: txrefugee
He and Hillary call it the “Arab Spring,” but it has resulted in the “Jewish Winter,” when bombs rain down on Israel’s cities and people.

Good post txrefugee.

FMCDH(BITS)

10 posted on 11/20/2012 7:09:02 AM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: nothingnew
And Romney and the neocon twits in charge of most of the conservative press supported the Arab/Jihad Spring, and wanted to help the Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda in Libya and Syria.
However, I don't think that Michele Bachmann would have gotten much Jewish support despite speaking the truth. The opposite would be true.
11 posted on 11/20/2012 1:57:06 PM PST by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: rmlew
However, I don't think that Michele Bachmann would have gotten much Jewish support despite speaking the truth. The opposite would be true.

Sadly, I agree with you. It seems like some sort of guilt/deathwish.

I truly don't understand it.

FMCDH(BITS)

12 posted on 11/21/2012 7:43:44 AM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: snoringbear; rmlew

“Had they voted for Romney their block would have been enough to put him over the top.”

Your comment AND the article cotain some serious BULLCRAP.

“While the Electoral College ultimately decides presidential elections, it appears that Obama’s margin in the popular vote was about 3 million votes. However, the number of self-described “evangelicals” who voted for Obama was around 6.4 million. You can do your own math.”

http://www.wnd.com/2012/11/evangelicals-put-obama-over-the-top/

And most of those WERE NOT in the heavy blue states but were heavy in the swing states (as opposed to the Jewish vote which is concentrated in NY and CA (and yes, FL), and which is less than TWO PERCENT of the electorate.

Also, the Jewish vote for Dems DECREASED at a higher % than the Christian / Catholic/ Evangelical did.

http://www.pewforum.org/Politics-and-Elections/How-the-Faithful-Voted-2012-Preliminary-Exit-Poll-Analysis.aspx

So go blame someone else.


13 posted on 11/21/2012 11:32:41 AM PST by Yehuda (http://jewpoint.blogspot.com)
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To: Yehuda

Naw, you’ll do.


14 posted on 11/21/2012 1:16:45 PM PST by snoringbear (Government is the Pimp,)
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To: snoringbear

Wow, with wit like that, no wonder you couldn’t convince more Evangelicals to vote for Romney.

(Get a clue: it’s 2012, we don’t have horns on our heads anymore, and we stopped baking little Christian children into our matzoh).


15 posted on 11/21/2012 1:58:34 PM PST by Yehuda (http://jewpoint.blogspot.com)
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To: Yehuda

I wondered how long it would take you to play that card. Come on man! Is that the best you can do?


16 posted on 11/21/2012 5:09:42 PM PST by snoringbear (Government is the Pimp,)
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To: snoringbear

What card, jackass? You mean the one you threw when you blamed all of American Jews for Obama’s election, ignoring how YOU and people like you are LAZY, CHEAP, BIGOTED, STUPID, AND THAT MOST IDIOTS LIKE IN THE SWING STATES STAYED HOME AND DIDN”’T VOTE?

THAT CARD, JACKASS?

You are well named; YOU HIBERNATED THROUGH THE ELECTION, sticking your head out to fart “FREAKING JEWS!” when you couldn’t stand the stink of your own gas.


17 posted on 11/21/2012 11:01:23 PM PST by Yehuda (http://jewpoint.blogspot.com)
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To: Yehuda

Happy Thanksgiving - turkey, lol !


18 posted on 11/22/2012 3:54:27 AM PST by snoringbear (Government is the Pimp,)
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