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GOP sees signs of Jewish voters drifting away from Democrats
The Hill ^ | Niall Stanage

Posted on 08/04/2014 4:44:45 AM PDT by RoosterRedux

Republicans believe that the deepening crisis in Gaza could ultimately loosen the grip that the Democratic Party has traditionally held upon American Jewish voters.

While declarations of a rift between Democrats and the Jewish community have proven premature in the past, things could be different this time, they assert.

Just in the last week, the Obama administration used unusually strong language to condemn the shelling of a United Nations-run school in Gaza, apparently by the Israeli military, and drafted a document for a cease-fire that Israeli officials denounced as favoring Hamas.

Conservatives say the overall stance of the administration has created an atmosphere of skepticism in the Democratic base toward Israel.

They point to a succession of recent polls to make their case. A Gallup survey last month found that only 31 percent of Democrats believed Israel’s actions against Hamas were justified, whereas 65 percent of Republicans held that view.

A Pew poll during the same period asked people which side was most to blame for the violence. Democrats split almost evenly on that question, with 29 percent blaming Hamas and 26 percent blaming Israel. By contrast, more than four times as many Republicans held Hamas culpable (60 percent) as pinned the blame on Israel (13 percent.)

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TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
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1 posted on 08/04/2014 4:44:45 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux

Yeah, sure they do... they also think that providing amnesty to the millions of uneducated, unskilled, illegals will result in more votes for them. In short, they are morons.


2 posted on 08/04/2014 4:46:23 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Most American Jews would vote D if Obama nuked Israel. They are Marxists first and Jews second.

Pray America wakes up


3 posted on 08/04/2014 4:47:55 AM PDT by bray (Palin/Bibi 2016)
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To: RoosterRedux

Obama just sent Israel a pittance....while sending the Palestinians the mother load.


4 posted on 08/04/2014 4:48:38 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: RoosterRedux

American Jews will vote dem regardless of Israels interests.
Makes NO sense.


5 posted on 08/04/2014 4:58:12 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: bray
They are Marxists first and Jews second.

And they view the GOP as a bastion of conservative Christians, whom they particularly despise.

6 posted on 08/04/2014 5:00:35 AM PDT by randita ("Is a nation without borders a nation?"...Noonan)
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To: RoosterRedux

American Jews, by in large, hate Israel as much as Obama does. There’s a sizable exception of course, but America is the hub of the modern liberal Jew.


7 posted on 08/04/2014 5:03:39 AM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: Viennacon

Yes, but when they see muslims in the street in DC and Europe screaming “death to the Jews,” they might rethink the matter.


8 posted on 08/04/2014 5:05:57 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: Race is his cover...jihad is his game.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Yeah, right. Not...

Sorry, anyone from Westport or Boca knows this is crap. Leftists are leftists no matter how badly they are betrayed. Good luck recruiting Barbara Streisand, y’all...

Libertarian Jewish voters are that true target for recruiting into the conservative fold. I would not suggest they join the. GOP outside of where its necessary so they can support a particular ticket. As conservatives, they already have one foot in our camp. We just need to reinforce the message of minimal, stay out of your face government.


9 posted on 08/04/2014 5:06:38 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: RoosterRedux

Drifting away? the way they’ve been treated by the Democrats, they should be stampeding away!


10 posted on 08/04/2014 5:07:12 AM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: RoosterRedux

It will be a short lived “drift” as soon as Lizzie Warren is found to be 1/128 part Jewish....


11 posted on 08/04/2014 5:07:45 AM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: RoosterRedux

Jews would vote for Hitler if he was a Democrat!


12 posted on 08/04/2014 5:08:54 AM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: RoosterRedux

“Yes, but when they see muslims in the street in DC and Europe screaming “death to the Jews,” they might rethink the matter.”

For whatever reason, American Jews will return home to Israel - (Isaiah 60)


13 posted on 08/04/2014 5:09:25 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: RoosterRedux
Also, the GOP needs to drive home the point that by pursuing open borders policies the Democrats ensure low wages, high unemployment, a permanent underclass all for the sole reason of perpetuating their corrupt power.
14 posted on 08/04/2014 5:09:28 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom. Pro-US Constitution.)
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To: Common Sense 101

~~~In short, they are morons~~~

We have a winner, unfortunately.


15 posted on 08/04/2014 5:10:53 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: RoosterRedux
GOP sees signs of Jewish voters drifting away from Democrats

As well they should. Odumbo and the Rats have been screwing the Jews for the last six years, although many American Jews are too stubborn or stupid to realize it.

16 posted on 08/04/2014 5:24:07 AM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: stars & stripes forever

Hope my doctor is not one of them.


17 posted on 08/04/2014 5:28:37 AM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: RoosterRedux

The Jews outside of Israel have this zeal to commit political suicide. Let’s look at what happened in Germany in the 30’s shall we. Hitler got into power with 1/3 of the electorate voting for him, and, sad to say, many Jews voted for Hitler. Even after people were begging them not to vote for this monster. They did any way. Sad to say, but it appears that the American Jews will buy the rope that they are hung with.


18 posted on 08/04/2014 5:30:32 AM PDT by gingerbread
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To: RoosterRedux

The reason so many American Jews support the Democrats is because the Democrat policies ensure that there will ALWAYS be a plentiful, begging, lower-class American worker who will take whatever pittance that is offered just to be ALLOWED to work for a living! PERIOD!


19 posted on 08/04/2014 5:33:28 AM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: RoosterRedux
Unfortunately it's been my experience that most American Jews don't really care what happens to Israel and a significant minority even side with the Palestinians. Also most tend to be radical social liberals. Add those two together and I see very little chance of a mass exodus to the Republican party in the near future.
20 posted on 08/04/2014 5:44:25 AM PDT by apillar
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To: RoosterRedux

I’ve always thought it odd that pundits spend so much time talking about “the Jewish vote.” They’re at most 2% of the voting population, and concentrated as they are they have influence in only one swing state, Florida, AFAIK. Other states with significant Jewish populations are reliably Democrat without them.

Jewish donors are another matter entirely, but their votes just don’t matter much, most of the time.


21 posted on 08/04/2014 5:45:36 AM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: gingerbread
many Jews voted for Hitler.

You have any evidence for that remarkable assertion?

22 posted on 08/04/2014 5:46:45 AM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: gingerbread
Hitler got into power with 1/3 of the electorate voting for him

In the last election, the Nazis got 44% of the vote, a truly remarkable mandate in a system with six "major" parties and a host of minor ones. Hitler got a clear majority with his allied parties.

23 posted on 08/04/2014 5:52:00 AM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: Common Sense 101

Strange that the GOP sees Jews drifting away from the Democrat Party but it doesn’t see (or conveniently ignores) legions of Tea Party voters drifting away from its own party. The GOP only sees what it wants to see.


24 posted on 08/04/2014 6:01:07 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Starboard

I don’t.


25 posted on 08/04/2014 6:01:52 AM PDT by sport
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To: Common Sense 101

http://www.rjchq.org/


26 posted on 08/04/2014 6:03:04 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Sherman Logan

Jewish political influence stems from more than just the percentage of their voting population. Just saying.


27 posted on 08/04/2014 6:07:10 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Starboard

Of course, as I stated with regard to donors. The massive Jewish influence in the media, entertainment and other cultural fields is also very important, especially over time.

But the article claims to be discussing “Jewish voters,” and they, as such, just aren’t that important.


28 posted on 08/04/2014 6:14:55 AM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: RoosterRedux

I have a college friend who is Jewish and very passionate about mid-east issues. He studied in Israel during college and joined the IDF while he was there.

On matters regarding Israel he’s usually 100% on the mark. On everything else, he’s as leftist as you can get

anyway, last week he sent around an email reminding all his liberal Jewish friends that as he’s said all along, if you support Hamas you’re supporting folks just like all those religious Christian Republican whackjobs in the USA.

I’d be shocked if American Jews support Republicans in more significant numbers than they have in recent years.


29 posted on 08/04/2014 6:18:28 AM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: Joe Boucher

Just like those UMW workers who supported Obama even after Obama said he would start closing coal fired powerplants.
Stupid people making stupid choices all because of the big “D” after the name.


30 posted on 08/04/2014 6:22:43 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: RoosterRedux
The biannual "Jews are abandoning the dems" prediction.


31 posted on 08/04/2014 6:33:16 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: Starboard

Of course, as I stated with regard to donors. The massive Jewish influence in the media, entertainment and other cultural fields is also very important, especially over time.

But the article claims to be discussing “Jewish voters,” and they, as such, just aren’t that important.

As an example, there is roughly the same percentage of “Mormon voters” in the country, and nobody spends any time discussing shifts in their voting patterns.


32 posted on 08/04/2014 6:33:32 AM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: RoosterRedux

I’ve know three Jewish guys, two are acquaintances’, one a co-worker.

One is conservative...or conservative leaning, the other two are about as liberal as can be.

Just don’t get it.


33 posted on 08/04/2014 6:38:00 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: RoosterRedux

Fly in that ointment is that Demonrat-voting American Jews are liberals first and Jews and Americans second.


34 posted on 08/04/2014 6:40:42 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: ScottinVA

btt


35 posted on 08/04/2014 6:46:05 AM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: Common Sense 101

Apparently, some can’t figure out your comment. it was rather obvious to me.


36 posted on 08/04/2014 6:48:07 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: RoosterRedux

They always drift back to vote Progressive.


37 posted on 08/04/2014 7:01:09 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyranni)
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To: RoosterRedux

It would help if there were any Jewish Republican candidates or elected officials.


38 posted on 08/04/2014 7:10:46 AM PDT by Lisbon1940
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To: RoosterRedux

Echoes of Evan Sayet:

“I hate my wife...”


39 posted on 08/04/2014 8:45:05 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator (The next DNC convention will be spoken in Spanish; Press 1 for English)
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To: Lisbon1940

Eric Cantor was no help.


40 posted on 08/04/2014 10:41:43 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Sherman Logan

Good reply. Thank you.


41 posted on 08/04/2014 12:05:37 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: gingerbread
“and, sad to say, many Jews voted for Hitler.”

How many Jews voted for Hitler? Do you have some documentation to back this up? I'm sure many Jews voted for Communists, but I can't think of a single reason for a Jew voting for Hitler (George Soros excluded).

42 posted on 08/04/2014 4:27:51 PM PDT by HenpeckedCon (What pi$$es me off the most is that POS commie will get a State Funeral!)
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To: Sherman Logan

Don’t have to prove anything. Look who they are voting for in the USA today. The whole world knows that this administration is doing their best to make sure Israel looses any confrontation with their enemies, yet the majority of the Jews in this country still supports and votes for OBAMA, OBAMA


43 posted on 08/05/2014 8:03:53 AM PDT by gingerbread
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To: gingerbread

Your claim was not the Jews are voting against their interests by voting for Obama, a perfectly defensible position.

It was that “many Jews voted for Hitler.”

That’s what you need to prove, or admit you made it up.


44 posted on 08/06/2014 6:48:26 AM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: Sherman Logan

Were you alive in the 30’s? Well I was, and it was common knowledge, at that time, that many German Jews voted for Adolph Hitler. Now that history has completely erased most of what happened then, I didn’t say that 100% of the Jews in Germany voted for Hitler, but many of them did, especially those in business, and those working for them. They honestly thought that Hitler will bring back the greatness of Germany and it’s business class.


45 posted on 08/06/2014 5:05:42 PM PDT by gingerbread
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To: RoosterRedux

Bullcrap.

Libtard Jews hate Christian Conservatives more than they fear Islam or love Israel

We are Nazis in their eyes standing in the way of creating their version of a better world.

Their influence in getting an enemy of Israel elected our president cannot be overestimated

Its sad but providential


46 posted on 08/06/2014 5:12:01 PM PDT by wardaddy (we will not take back our way of life through peaceful means.....i have 5 kids....i fear for them)
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To: RoosterRedux

What do you think is happening in Europe, especially France? Now, you can’t tell me that the Jews in France didn’t vote for the liberal government, now in France? What did Einstein say about a sign of “INSANITY”? “YOU KEEP DOING THE SAME THING, HOPING IT WILL TURN OUT DIFFERENT”. You don’t think it’ll never happen here?


47 posted on 08/06/2014 5:13:47 PM PDT by gingerbread
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To: randita

Little do they know, that it will be the conservative CHRISTIANS that will be their savior


48 posted on 08/06/2014 5:15:45 PM PDT by gingerbread
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To: RoosterRedux

‘Bout time, but I’ll believe it when I see it.


49 posted on 08/06/2014 5:18:37 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: gingerbread

Nope. Wasn’t alive then.

But “common knowledge” is often wrong. IMO if someone is going to make a remarkable claim they should be prepared to provide something resembling evidence.

Which does not mean recollections of what supposedly was “common knowledge” 80 years ago.


50 posted on 08/06/2014 5:34:15 PM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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