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Why don't Jews vote Republican? Its the Jesus Christ
ISRAPUNDIT ^ | Nov 23/11 | Michael Medved

Posted on 11/23/2011 8:11:14 AM PST by tedbel

Ted Belman. Medved nails it when he says
    "The answer is that distinctive religious attitudes among Jews play a greater role in shaping voting behavior than ideology, education levels, income, or any sense of ethnic solidarity.[..]

    "The voting behavior of American Jews conforms closely to the preferences of the irreligious and the unaffiliated precisely because so many of them are, in fact, theologically unaffiliated.

He goes on to say that Jews "cringe" at the thought of a believer in Jesus Christ becoming President. They will never get in bed with Christ believers no matter how much they love and want to protect Israel. This is in fact visceral for them. Secular Jews have no trouble embracing Muslims, who hate and kill Jews, but don't believe in Jesus Christ.

Will this change? No. Will the GOP change as suggested by Medved? No.

Christians will not understand this reaction because for them JC represents love and all that's good in the world. The Jews have been rejecting Jesus for 2000 years. The reality is that the Jews never accepted that Jesus was the messiah. It was a Christian thing to accuse the Jews of rejecting Jesus as the messiah and thus the Christians set the narrative. The Christians also justified their religion by re-interpreting the scriptures to conform to their developing theology. The Jews see this as historical revisionism or identity theft or conversion (taking someone's else's property and treating it as their own).

Christians will no doubt blame the Jews for their visceral reaction, rather than look to themselves as the cause of it.

Column: How not to win the Jewish vote By Michael Medved

If Republicans hope to draw Jewish support , they must first confront the real reasons Jews vote so differently from other Americans.

(Excerpt) Read more at israpundit.com ...


TOPICS: Ecumenism; Judaism; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: christ; jesus; jews; republicans
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1 posted on 11/23/2011 8:11:19 AM PST by tedbel
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To: tedbel

It’s like asking why is the sky blue.

They just do.

It doesn’t matter that Obama is a Muslim and hates Israel.

Jews will continue to vote for him in huge numbers in 2012.


2 posted on 11/23/2011 8:16:41 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: tedbel

So, all Christians have to do to win them over, is stop being Christian?

Brilliant!


3 posted on 11/23/2011 8:17:39 AM PST by SargeK
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To: tedbel

I honestly thought that, just as black men are generally stronger than white men, Jews are generally smarter than the other races.

I may have to revise that thinking.

“Mama always said ‘stupid is as stupid does’.”


4 posted on 11/23/2011 8:18:49 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: tedbel

Obama was more “religious” than McCain. When was the last time McCain visited a Christian church? While many people may like the version of Christianity of that church, the fact is Obama specifically identified with it, and regularly attended services there. I don’t ever recall McCain mentioning Christianity or identifying with it.


5 posted on 11/23/2011 8:19:43 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: tedbel

Jewish people who are actually Jewish don’t show the same voting preference of ‘secular’ Jewish people.

It seems that ‘secular’ Jewish people vote the way most other secular people do.

So the problem doesn’t seem to be that they are Jewish - but that ‘too many’ Jewish people are secular.


6 posted on 11/23/2011 8:22:46 AM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: tedbel
Whether the threat is real or not, there's a great worry among the less religious that Evangelicals or to a lesser extent Conservative Catholics (Brownback/Santorum), are going to push for a theocracy.

Reality is that in my experience, there are only two issues, sometimes three where that is the case. Abortion and gay marriage. Sometimes gambling (which I have no problem with, many churches have Bingo and Vegas Tents), but that issue has strange bedfellows.

I never use religion when arguing abortion. I call it murder for convenience. Atheists oppose murder. As far as gay marriage goes, I'd actually like to see government separate from marriage. If two adult homos want to call themselves something, I don't care. I just don't want to sanction it. Other than that, leave the kids alone.

I don't think that's too much to ask.

7 posted on 11/23/2011 8:22:52 AM PST by Darren McCarty (Anybody but Romney or Obama)
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To: Darren McCarty

Ridiculous. It has nothing at all to do with Jesus. They voted for democrats and Obama who professed to be a Christian since the beginning.

They don’t trust republicans for the same reasons blacks don’t trust republicans. The democrats have fooled them into thinking the republican party is racially aligned against them and we’re a bunch of racists. It’s a subconscious thing.


8 posted on 11/23/2011 8:28:25 AM PST by bigdirty
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To: tedbel

Hatreds these days are so subtle - even among victims


9 posted on 11/23/2011 8:30:12 AM PST by Rapscallion (OBAMA speak his name with loathing for what he has done to America!)
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To: tedbel
Modern days "Jews" are not true Jews. (see Romans 2:28-29.)

They rejected and reject Jesus Christ, God manifest in the flesh (see 1 Timothy 3:16). They may be children of the flesh, but they are not the "children of the promise" (see Romans 9[:8] and Galatians 3 [all])

Jesus said it clearly in John 8:19 -- "Ye neither know me, nor my Father: if ye had known me, ye should have known my Father. And later in John 3:42 -- "If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do."

Some might argue that Christians and Jews (and Muslims, Mormons etc.) worship the same God. However, the Bible corrects this error in 1 John 2:22,23 -- "Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father; but he that acknowledgeth the Son, hath the Father also."

The enmity the Jews have for Christians has its seed from the beginning.

10 posted on 11/23/2011 8:33:44 AM PST by nonsporting
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To: tedbel

Medved is more right than wrong IMO. Nonetheless, the GOP is largely made up of Christians and will remain focused on the concerns of conservative Christians when is comes to its political positions on many issues. If others wish to embrace this generally socially conservative orthodoxy, then they are more than welcome in the conservative camp.


11 posted on 11/23/2011 8:35:14 AM PST by Comparative Advantage
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To: tedbel

It is not only in the US that the secular Jewish populus votes liberal but with the exception of Israel it is a global phenomenum.They always balk at the more conservative candidate.I think it is not so much a notion of religion of the candidate as it is a notion of their wrongheaded collective ideal of “social” justice and economics.


12 posted on 11/23/2011 8:37:51 AM PST by chuckee
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To: tedbel

Why did you post this story twice?


13 posted on 11/23/2011 8:38:07 AM PST by DManA
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To: tedbel
Then Jews must have been cringing for 250 years since there has never been a President who did NOT claim to be a Christian.

He goes on to say that Jews "cringe" at the thought of a believer in Jesus Christ becoming President.

14 posted on 11/23/2011 8:38:34 AM PST by DManA
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To: tedbel

Beck played some clips from people at one of the Occupy camps. One guy said that Jews have been driven out of 100 countries around the world and that they should be driven out of America too.

Jews need to think hard and long about who their friends really are.


15 posted on 11/23/2011 8:39:15 AM PST by DManA
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To: allmendream
One thing many Jews and many Catholics have in common are ethnic lines as well as religious lines.

Someone who is Jewish and not a convert is usually Jewish by blood, usually Ashkenazi or Sephardi. Even many atheists identify with the bloodlines. They don't identify as "German" or "Russian" because they wern't exactly recognized as such by the leaders in those countries in much of history.

Among Catholics, you'll have otherwise agnostic or "non religious God believers" identify as "Catholic" because of family. It's almost like an "ethnic" Catholic in a way. How many of those damn politicians who are supposedly "Catholic" often are Irish, Italian, Mexican, or less often German. Kennedy, Pelosi, Dodd, Schauer, Leahy.

From what I've seen, many Protestants outside of Lutherans aren't tied to a particular denominations as much as the local church itself.

16 posted on 11/23/2011 8:40:16 AM PST by Darren McCarty (Anybody but Romney or Obama)
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To: tedbel
If Republicans hope to draw Jewish support , they must first confront the real reasons Jews vote so differently from other Americans.

I don't believe Medved said that. It is nasty and divisive and the author should be ashamed.

17 posted on 11/23/2011 8:41:44 AM PST by DManA
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To: DManA
Sorry, wrong quote - This is the nasty and divisive one:

Christians will no doubt blame the Jews for their visceral reaction, rather than look to themselves as the cause of it.

18 posted on 11/23/2011 8:42:54 AM PST by DManA
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To: tedbel

I’m not at all convinced by Medved’s article. It is the strong faith in “social justice” that leads American Jews to vote Democratic in elections. It is a religion to them - and the idea that if Republicans invite Mormons (aren’t they Republicans, anyway?) and Muslims into the party - Jews will suddenly vote R is ridiculous.


19 posted on 11/23/2011 8:45:21 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Let's have a Cain Mutiny!)
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To: bigdirty
Ridiculous. It has nothing at all to do with Jesus. They voted for democrats and Obama who professed to be a Christian since the beginning.

They're smart enough to know the difference between someone who sincerely professes Christ and someone who uses his or her Christianity as a campaign tool.

Jesus, Himself, said, "not all who say, 'Lord!, Lord!', will get into Heaven."

He says it somewhere. I'm not sure where. And I may have paraphrased a little bit.

20 posted on 11/23/2011 8:45:50 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: tedbel

Religious Jews (Chabad, etc) are working hard to reverse this. But for Secular “Jews” (JINOs) it is unfortunately very true. I have a relative I no longer speak to because we got in shouting matches over her hatred of Sarah Palin - “too Christian” - in 2008 and her constant emails to family members that influenced them to back Obama. I followed up by emailing her and everyone over Obama’s Jew hatred, and I now refuse to speak to her. I am DONE tolerating this crap. Meanwhile my Orthodox Jewish relatives all voted for Bush and McCain/Palin, and they have great relations with Evangelical Christians. It is the phony socialist “Jews” that are the problem. Thankfully, they are having 1 kid apiece, or aborting, or turning gay, or intermarrying, so like the builders of the Golden Calf, they will be cleansed within a generation.


21 posted on 11/23/2011 8:46:10 AM PST by montag813
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To: tedbel
Many Jews confuse Tikkun Olam with Marxism.

Many think that Marxism is a mitzvot.

shalom b'SHEM Yah'shua HaMashiach

22 posted on 11/23/2011 8:48:58 AM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: tedbel

Given Medved’s logic, if 2 Jewish candidates opposed one another, the conservative candidate would have as much a chance as the liberal candidate. I don’t think so. I personally think secular Jews would vote overwhelmingly for a Christian liberal over a Jewish conservative.


23 posted on 11/23/2011 8:49:42 AM PST by chuckee
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To: tedbel
He goes on to say that Jews "cringe" at the thought of a believer in Jesus Christ becoming President. They will never get in bed with Christ believers no matter how much they love and want to protect Israel. This is in fact visceral for them. Secular Jews have no trouble embracing Muslims, who hate and kill Jews, but don't believe in Jesus Christ.

So wrong...so wrong. First of all it also is a very, very broad generalization that cannot explain the behavior of all who are Jewish...only those who are morons and stupidity knows no religious bounds.

I have an entire half of my family (wifey's side) that is Jewish. They have no problem with celebrating Christmas with my half of the family, no problems engaging in thoughtful theological discussions (my brother is a minister). It has nothing to do with any alleged aversion to a believer in Jesus Christ becoming president. I know this because I and my wife have "converted" many of her relatives to the Conservative view and they vote Republican. There are very few...1 or 2...who still vote Dem. And that has NOTHING to do with theology. When I ask, I am told, "Because my father and his father and his father before him all voted Democrat."

Flawlessly logical, right? Hmmmf.

Second of all, it only explains Jews who have never read the Koran. It states that Christians, Jews and Muslims are all people of the book. The share many things in common. It states that devout Muslims should kill infidels and that term is clearly defined and does not include 'people of the book'.

But then, the Koran is very contradictory in many ways.

I would reject this whole premise of Jews voting Dem because of a Christ hatred on it's face.

24 posted on 11/23/2011 8:50:47 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Attacking Wall Street because you're jobless is like burning down Whole Foods because you're hungry.)
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To: DManA
Jews need to think hard and long about who their friends really are.

They always do,.........when they are in the camps.

25 posted on 11/23/2011 8:50:57 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it. (plagiarized))
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To: Darren McCarty
To me it makes about as much sense as blaming Catholics for predominantly voting for the other party - and then going on to blame Catholicism......

But when you look at the numbers - the majority of the people you are counting are only Catholic via family and not belief or practice - and those who are ACTUALLY Catholic and are observant and religious - they vote WITH your party.

It would make me question the motivations and assumptions of the person trying to tie to to Catholicism to me.

26 posted on 11/23/2011 8:53:14 AM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: DManA

It’s not necessary to have the Jews vote conservative. If a Jew is ashamed of Christ that is His problem, not mine. We are who we are, I am for Christ and my goal is eternity with Him.


27 posted on 11/23/2011 8:56:33 AM PST by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: montag813

I read a book that came out in the 1970’s that told of conversions by Jews to Christianity (my words) by Jews for Jesus. It also included the testimony of Jay Sewkelow which was really interesting.

Anyway, the point I found most compelling was how many told of moving to Israel or speaking to their Jewish family who said “I don’t believe in G-D, I believe in Israel” and had a vile hatred for Christians. That is the real issue, they are culturally Jewish only which is why the support the liberals. As you pointed out, Jews who believe in G-D, usually don’t usually have an issue with Christians and tend to vote conservative. We have many Jewish FReepers.


28 posted on 11/23/2011 8:56:57 AM PST by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian "I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see".)
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To: Texas Eagle

Matthew 7:21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ 23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’


29 posted on 11/23/2011 8:57:27 AM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
Second of all, it only explains Jews who have never read the Koran. It states that Christians, Jews and Muslims are all people of the book. The share many things in common.

Principally because Mohammed cobbled together Islam from Christian and Jewish scriptures and traditions. He used Ishmael as a means of expropriating some sort of scriptural/historical legitimacy for him and his religion (same tactic used by British-Israelism, including its American variant). If everything of a Christian and Jewish origin were taken out of the Koran, there would be very little left.
30 posted on 11/23/2011 8:57:49 AM PST by aruanan
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It’s the abortion thing.


31 posted on 11/23/2011 8:58:15 AM PST by Gene Eric (Save a pretzel for the gas jet.)
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To: allmendream

Thanks for the assist.


32 posted on 11/23/2011 8:59:18 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: tedbel
Christian Conservatives should remember that Evangelicals constitute only one-fourth or, at most, one-third of the electorate. Republicans must, therefore, leave plenty of room in their coalition for Mormons, Muslims, Hindus (like the parents of the triumphantly re-elected Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal) and especially the growing number of Americans who see themselves as disconnected, even disillusioned with traditional faith. If Republicans do broaden their range of religious (and irreligious) representation, they might finally inspire the surge of new Jewish support they've sought for a generation.

"For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul?" -- Mark 8:36

The author says Christians constitute "only" 25-33% of the electorate, and should be ignored in order to court a segment that constitutes around 2% of the population. Really?

Even if the GOP dumped all mention of Christianity, there is still the Socialist segment of the Jewish community which would never vote GOP anyway.

33 posted on 11/23/2011 9:00:29 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.)
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To: tedbel
The reality is that the Jews never accepted that Jesus was the messiah. It was a Christian thing to accuse the Jews of rejecting Jesus as the messiah and thus the Christians set the narrative.

First, there have been plenty of Jews over the past 2 millennia who have accepted that Jesus is the Messiah. Second, it was a Jewish thing to accuse the leadership of Israel of rejecting Jesus as the Messiah (see Jesus, Peter, and Paul, all Jews, in this regard).
34 posted on 11/23/2011 9:01:39 AM PST by aruanan
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To: tedbel
Christians will no doubt blame the Jews for their visceral reaction, rather than look to themselves as the cause of it.

Ha ha. This is a good example of projection.
35 posted on 11/23/2011 9:03:41 AM PST by aruanan
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To: DManA
This was a very basic question that's hotly debated on the Jews Fot The Preservation Of Firearms Ownership (JFPO) site. Not only do Jews mindlessly vote for the people who would strip them of their property, but their means to defend their very lives as well. Secular Jews are Liberals first, last, and always. They are totally blind to the realities.

As far as the Holocaust goes, some of them actually believe its architects were “Christians.” This is totally bogus. Nazis were anything BUT Christians. Those who weren't Atheists were into some wacko Nordic god theism. Nazis persecuted and killed the religious and nonreligious without much regard. If anything, the Final Solution owes as much to the weird beliefs of Reichsführer of the SS Heinrich Himmler and the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Mohammad Amin al-Husayni. Nazism and Islam were and are joined at the political hip since the 1930s.

Of course secular Jewish liberals cannot fathom why Nazis, Communists, and Muslims would want to exterminate them. Instead they are the useful idiot enablers of their antisemitic exterminators. They conjure images of "Christian" bogeymen to soothe their own bigotry while the real, deadly bigots get a pass.

36 posted on 11/23/2011 9:04:50 AM PST by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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To: PapaBear3625
Evangelicals. Not all Christians are Evangelicals.

Evangelical Christians are “at most, one-third of the electorate” according to the author.

37 posted on 11/23/2011 9:06:10 AM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: MasterGunner01

They weren’t treated very well by the officially atheist Soviets either.


38 posted on 11/23/2011 9:09:30 AM PST by DManA
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To: MasterGunner01; DManA
http://archive.frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=15996

The Socialist Roots of Antisemitism.

This article does a great job of explaining why socialism is inherently racist.

39 posted on 11/23/2011 9:14:17 AM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: allmendream
Evangelical Christians are “at most, one-third of the electorate” according to the author.

I stand corrected, but my point remains: given a choice between dumping the Evangelical segment and telling anti-Christian Jewish voters to get over their bias, the rational choice is to tell Jewish voters "You're welcome to come over. We will not disavow a core segment of our support to make you happy. Get over yourselves."

If Evangelicals stay home, Republicans lose. They constitute well over half of the people who vote Republican.

I would also say the same to people who say the Republican Party must embrace Affirmative Action and more public benefit spending to not alienate the black vote, and illegal alien amnesty to attract Hispanics, and for similar reasons.

40 posted on 11/23/2011 9:15:08 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.)
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To: Darren McCarty

Great observation. In many European countries, they even have “official” religions, and you even see the church supported by the government. In those countries, you will find beautiful cathedrals which still hold weekly services ... and only a small handful of people (usually the old) attend.

I went to Denmark a decade ago, and a church that was magnificent, and would cost close to 100 million to build today, which could easily hold over 1000 per service had thier attendance boards up showing each service over the last week, and the number of attendees per service was less than 30. Yet my host (who was a “member” of that church) had not gone to a service in the last 25 years.


41 posted on 11/23/2011 9:16:07 AM PST by RainMan (Newt - after considering all the others, he is our best choice. Gingrich/Palin 2012)
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To: miss marmelstein

I think you’re far more right than medved!


42 posted on 11/23/2011 9:22:34 AM PST by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: DManA

Exactly right. The stupid secular Jews entrust themselves to the tender mercies of their exterminators Nazis, Communists, and Muslims. Stupid is as stupid does (according to Forrest Gump). It’s bad enough the secular Jews don’t recognize the true enemy, but they want to take everyone else down with them on their political RMS Titanic suicide pact.


43 posted on 11/23/2011 9:26:26 AM PST by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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To: tedbel
Gotta disagree with Michael on this one. As far as I'm concerned, if we can get the Orthodox Jewish vote secular Jews can go "tolerate" themselves.

Secular Jews may be Jews, but only Orthodox Jews practice Judaism.

I hope chrstian readers of this thread will consider that Orthodox Jews worship not once a month, not once a week, but three times a day throughout their entire lives. And that doesn't even take into consideration the Divine commandments they perform constantly and the blessings they recite as many as one hundred times each day.

44 posted on 11/23/2011 9:36:25 AM PST by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu.)
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To: Darren McCarty
Whether the threat is real or not, there's a great worry among the less religious that Evangelicals or to a lesser extent Conservative Catholics (Brownback/Santorum), are going to push for a theocracy.

Ironically, Judaism is actually a Theocratic religion. Its fullest expression is a national polity in the G-d-given Homeland governed by a system ordained by G-d. Even in the diaspora Jews lived in self-governing autonomous Theocratic communities until the "enlightenment" (and were better off--there were no "secular Jews").

Even today ever Orthodox Jew lives in a sort of invisible Theocratic "hamster ball" that goes whereever he goes. The one and only legitimate concern for Jews is that the host nation and government not attempt to interfere with this internal portable Theocracy. The commitment to absolute religious freedom and secularism for its own sake is not a traditional Jewish value at all, but a creation of the "enlightenment."

45 posted on 11/23/2011 9:41:31 AM PST by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu.)
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To: nonsporting
Modern days "Jews" are not true Jews. (see Romans 2:28-29.)

They rejected and reject Jesus Christ, God manifest in the flesh (see 1 Timothy 3:16). They may be children of the flesh, but they are not the "children of the promise" (see Romans 9[:8] and Galatians 3 [all])

Jesus said it clearly in John 8:19

Wow. You mean all you have to do to "prove" something is to quote the "new testament" on it? I suppose all a mormon has to do to prove mormonism (or a moslem to prove islam) is to quote the "book of morman"/koran.

Ain't it a good thing that the "new testament" is "self-evidently true!" [/sarcasm]

46 posted on 11/23/2011 9:50:58 AM PST by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu.)
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To: tedbel
The Christians also justified their religion by re-interpreting the scriptures to conform to their developing theology. The Jews see this as historical revisionism or identity theft or conversion (taking someone's else's property and treating it as their own).

That would make more sense if most Jews didn't reject their own scriptures which the chrstians have stolen. In fact, most Jews probably think the chrstian church wrote Genesis.

47 posted on 11/23/2011 9:53:08 AM PST by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu.)
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To: tedbel

Medved gets the right diagnosis but the wrong perscription.


48 posted on 11/23/2011 9:54:16 AM PST by circlecity
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To: PapaBear3625

Well yes, seeking after the Jewish vote is straining at gnats. They don’t add up to much.

Which is not to say that our party needs to be the “Evangelical Party” in order to attract the votes of Evangelicals.

Conservative ideology should be enough to attract voters from ANY demographic - if they have conservative sentiments to be appealed to.

We don’t need to water down our Conservatism to attract the votes of, for example, Hispanics. Hispanics with first hand experience under Communism overwhelmingly vote for Republicans.


49 posted on 11/23/2011 9:54:54 AM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: tedbel

Short memories here: Brooklyn Jews voted Republican just a couple of months ago. Lots of Jews vote Republican. What is this guy talking about? Tons and Tons more of Christians vote Democrat!


50 posted on 11/23/2011 9:55:46 AM PST by GreatRoad (O < 0)
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