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Wars against terrorism, Iraq put Jews in Bush's corner

Posted on 04/06/2003 12:19:29 AM PST by nickcarraway

Edited on 07/12/2004 4:02:18 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

There has been a significant shift of support for President Bush among Jews in the United States as a result of the war against terrorism and Saddam Hussein's regime in Iraq, pollsters and Jewish leaders say.

Jews have long been one of the Democratic Party's most loyal political constituencies. But the growing likelihood that the war in Iraq will eliminate one of Israel's regional enemies, perhaps leading to positive changes in the Middle East, has helped Republicans make inroads into the Jewish vote, a leading Jewish clergyman says.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Israel; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: americanjews; donaldlambro; ericcantor; pollsoniraq; standforisrael

1 posted on 04/06/2003 12:19:29 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
It is folly to think of Jews in America as a homogenous population...

Some of the most virulent leftists, Marxists and communists in America are Jews...
They will always vote Democrat, Green, Communist or anything but Republican...

I suspect that any Jew that would support Bush, was already doing so ---- before the war against Iraq..

Semper Fi
2 posted on 04/06/2003 12:27:02 AM PST by river rat (War works......It brings Peace... Give war a chance to destroy Jihadists...)
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To: nickcarraway
Right now...with the rise of anti-Semitism among liberals and democrats...supporting Yassir Arafat in Palestine...I wonder why not more Jewish are supporting Bush.

View any anti-war protest and the Hitler Youth are firmly entrenched liberals/democrats
3 posted on 04/06/2003 12:30:46 AM PST by UCFRoadWarrior (Our Troops....Our Heroes)
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To: river rat
No, Jews are NOT a homogenious group. Just as mislabled Hispanics, are NOT a homogenious group. That the Dems see them as such, WILL be their downfall. Though blacks vote more in line, with one another, even that group is NOT as much a homogenious voting block, as the Dems wish.

The virulent lefties, no matter what religion ( though most Jews, who are Socialists are NOT religious at all ! ),ethnic group,and / or race, won't change. There are fewer and fewer of them and their progeny; thankfully.

4 posted on 04/06/2003 12:42:24 AM PST by nopardons
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To: nickcarraway
This is good news, could be significant in specific districts in a few states, but wait, this is just a "maybe" kind of story at best. Maybe Jewish voters have figured out President Bush doesn't lie to them, and maybe they will decide to vote for him.

But all the while, all over the country, in every district, in every state, Democrats are registering black voters in huge numbers at church services, in schools, and in inner city neighborhoods. For certain, black voters will vote against President Bush in 2004.

5 posted on 04/06/2003 1:07:34 AM PST by YaYa123
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To: YaYa123
It has never made any sense to me,
why American Jews tend to vote DemocRAT.
It's like a vote against the survival of Israel.
6 posted on 04/06/2003 3:40:26 AM PDT by SCWard
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To: SCWard
There's a big difference between a true Jew and a leftist, socialist Jew. Since being a Jew has nothing to do with ethnicity but with religious faith and practice, a socialist Jew whose god is the state and not the God of Israel is a Jew in name only.
7 posted on 04/06/2003 5:15:41 AM PDT by laz17 (Socialism is the religion of the atheist.)
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To: SCWard
Why are Jews Democrats? I'm no expert, just keyboard musing.


Some people would add "Guilt" to the conversational mix, in trying to explain why Jews became predominantly Democrats. Consider the waves of Jews who immigrated to America over the decades. They made it! Done good, some would say they made achieving "The American Dream", first in their lives, over their heritage, over their religion. Because of that, they harbor some kind of perpetual personal guilt, and they become Democrats to lessen it. You know the party rhetoric: "We care about people. We feel their pain, we care about the downtrodden, we think the government should take care of poor people..."blah blah blah. Makes sense doesn't it, that taking that to heart, would make you feel oh so good about yourself, and less sad that you had surrendered your religion, your culture, your roots,
to succeed, and to "fit in",

Perhaps I take the theory too far when I wonder how many American Communist Party members come from Jewish immigrants?

8 posted on 04/06/2003 7:10:27 AM PDT by YaYa123
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To: nickcarraway
The Democrats have always wanted a multicultural/multiracial society....a society in which not one single race is over such a society, a despot like Hitler would not be able to rise and come to power.
9 posted on 04/06/2003 7:17:16 AM PDT by HennepinPrisoner
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To: nickcarraway
Unlikely anyone will change philosophies (or votes) over this or any other one-time event. They'll always return to the plantation with "Well, that was yesterday, what have you done for me today?"
10 posted on 04/06/2003 7:50:31 AM PDT by jlogajan
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To: jlogajan
Pessimistic but probable.
11 posted on 04/06/2003 4:24:08 PM PDT by gcruse (If they truly are God's laws, he can enforce them himself.)
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