Skip to comments.Top Jewish Americans ponder support for Obama
Posted on 05/21/2011 4:12:41 PM PDT by PROCON
(Reuters) - Some prominent Jewish Americans are rethinking their support for President Barack Obama's 2012 re-election bid after he effectively called on Israel to give back territory it has occupied since 1967 to Palestinians. The backlash after Obama's keynote speech on the Middle East has Democratic Party operatives scrambling to mollify the Jewish community as the president prepares to seek a second term in the White House.
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Same old, same old. And NJ will be in play.
After this and other actions, I would hope not. Jewish voters turned against George McGovern in 1972 and Jimmy Carter in 1980. Why not this time?
They’re pondering. That’s a start.
” Some prominent Jewish Americans are rethinking their support for President Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election “
LOL Calling prominent Jewish Americans “rethinking” implies that they had amy intelligence to think with to start.
Far too many American Jews are so far away from their faith and heritage that they don’t have a clue (or even care) about Israel in any meaningful way outside of when it serves them in some business or other advantage.
They need to take a look at their forefathers - you know, the ones who spent 70 years in exile due to their refusal to acknowledge God and to BE His people.
Then again, many wouldn’t recognize a portion of the Torah if it were set in front of them, clearly labeled as such.
I think the difference is that anyone with an IQ above plant life knew from the beginning that Obama was Anti Israel and they did not care. Let’s see, he sat in an Anti Semetic Church for 20 years, was buddy buddy with Bill Ayers, whose wife orchestrated the flotilla to Gaza, and gave a toast to Rashid Khalidi, after hearing all of those facts they still ran to the polls to vote for Obama..they don’t think about Israel, they think ideology first, religion second, if that wasn’t the case, Obama would NEVER have gotten the Jewish vote
This comment is far from intelligent.
For all of about 7 seconds.
I have never been able to figure out why Jews are so liberal. We always talk about Judeo-Christian values- but that doesn’t seem to apply at the ballot box.
It's exactly what they deserve.
I agree..they will sacrifice Israel for liberal values .....
Or the abortion clinic.
Which is the primary reason they vote DemocRAT.
By “ponder” they mean they mean they will think about and then remember Obama supports abortion & gay marriage & then remember they don’t give a *&%@ about Israel being attacked.
We will see...I think I am seeing a change in attitude.
Yes, all meaningless posturing. You know that in 2012, they will be there with their checkbooks. Lemmings.
Second that comment.
Jews do not change their mind. They feed on liberal crap.
Exactly what I was thinking. Their real religion is liberalism and they think conservatives are socially unacceptable. Hellloooo????
How about you? Will you enjoy living under Sharia Law? This is one of the most ignorant statements that I have seen on this forum.
Yeah, yeah, yeah. And the “latinos” are going to vote for Republicans if Barry Soetoro does not give them their amnesty. We’ve heard all this crap before. Reuters needs to lighten up and give it a rest. There is no way the freeloaders will ever vote for anyone other than their commie ‘RAT massas.
I don’t think it was out of fear of being called racist by the media..the media calls everyone racist, people don’t listen to that crap anymore. Jews have been voting Dem for years and years. Even when my parents immigrated here from Israel in 1969 they were automatically registered as Democrats, even though they have majority of the time voted Republican..Its just the way it is, you automatically think Jewish = Democrat
I know a LOT of Jews here in L.A. The truth? They will vote for the kenyan klown...just like blacks, being a Dummycrat is already part of their DNA.
Even if Adolf Hitler on the banner of the Dem Party is running for president today, these idiots will still vote Dem. Heck, even if he started the trains for the gas chamber, American jews will vote Dem.
Jews are turning against Obama. At least the ones I’ve talked to today.
That's understandable. In 1969 you had some good Democrats: Scoop Jackson for one, and some very honorable (albeit liberal) Democrats, like Hubert Humphrey. It all started to go downhill with George McGovern, I think...
the closest thing to Hitler IS on the Dem partyticket in 2012...Hitler was voted in.
Obama is saving Israel from themselves, didn’t you know that?
Yea, I’d say your comment is right on the money; “ideology first, religion second.” These folks are some of the biggest progressives in the nation and it will take a whole lot more than seeing those of their own blood being turned over to the tender mercies of Muslim fanatics to shake their faith in the worldwide communist revolution. The vast majority will stick with Obama.
I don't have any choice about it, and neither do you.
You do realize America has its first Muslim Brotherhood President, right? And that he is ceding more and more of our sovereignty by the day?
As long as we are going to get it shoved down our throats, I prefer to find something positive about it.
And watching Liberal Jews reap what the have sown is high on my list.
| Liberalism is a religion...
The reality is they don't want a separate state, they want the place currently known as Israel. They don't want to live in peace but to take over what the Jews worked so hard to build since Israel's conception.
I wonder if there is a break down somewhere of how urban Jews vote as compared to those who live in rural areas. To my understanding the vast majority of Jews seem to live in cities, maybe that has something to do with it. Are there any other groups that mostly live in cites that vote any different from Jews? I don’t know, just throwing it out there. Are rural living Jews more likely to be conservative/observant?
My family (Except for a few of my liberal cousins) are not political at all..they vote for whoever they believe will be good for Israel. The last Democrat my Mom voted for was Bill Clinton because she thought he would be good for Israel..she never voted Democrat again after that..when I talk to people and tell them I am Jewish they automatically think I’m a Dem, when I tell them I am not they are shocked. The Democrat party died a long time ago, when you look at them now all you see are a bunch of Socialist/Communist/Anti Israel bastards
An older Reform Jewish belief was that the USA, not anything in Palestine, was their new promised land.
Jews that are more serious (from liberal Orthodox rightward, and at one time also the Conservative movement which has now become looey) about their ancestral religion weighed in against this kind of nonsense from the start. However, these more serious Jews comprise a small minority (about 20%) of the people that call themselves Jews in the USA. So when Obama courts the “Jewish vote” he pretty much means these self-haters. When Obama puts his foot in his mouth and implies that Jews are especially mean, then even the self-haters stop for a moment, because that’s an insult to them. But they soon forget it.
I have friends that are messianic Jews that will not vote OR give money to Obama! They also pack heat at synagogue...even the Rabbi.
Obama doesn’t care about Jewish donors. He has a new fundraising paradigm, with a campaign website that takes prepaid credit card donations from people using pseudonym, making it possible for foreign illegal money to pour into his coffers... foreign money from foreigners who hate Israel, to be more precise.
He probably doesnt care about Jewish voters, either, as they predominanly live in safe democratic states. It would take a great number of votes to switch to make him nervous. It is hard to imagine him losing New York or California for example And since Jewish voters are not Israelis but Americans who have American interests to consider when voting, they may not look at Israel as a top issue. Many want national healthcare, greater regulation of businesses and industry, higher taxes, etc...
The core of the Dem Party are blacks and Jewish people. No matter how disappointed they are in the Dem candidate’s stand on individual issues they will always give the party strong majorities.Republicans best stick to propagating Republican principles and those individual blacks and Jews who find it appealing will vote for them.No need to chase ethnic block votes.
Seriously, why the HELL would any Jew (or Christian for that matter) who cares about Israel even THINK about voting for Hussein?? He pollutes the waters with his sickening ideas.
But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, just get out of the F###### way. I'll give you back that choice.
Its because most take their belief in helping the poor as to meaning that they vote to forcibly make others paying for their marxism.
I’m not Jewish but Gentile by birth (gentile mother) and Christian (a fighting fundie) by choice. But the most serious Jews (literal traditional law sabbath keepers) aren’t going to be showing up on this thread until tonight, because it’s officially Saturday right now in the US until sunset... keep that in mind.
I think they should consider giving up mind-altering drugs... at least for an hour or two during the day... so they can assess the damage being done by this administration.