29
Jun
11

‘the jews aren’t going anywhere’

The American Prospect: For what must be the hundredth time, Politico warns that Jews are getting ready to abandon Barack Obama:

“One said he had the sense that Obama “took the opportunity to throw Israel under the bus.” … If several dozen interviews with POLITICO are any indication, a similar conversation is taking place in Jewish communities across the country. Obama’s speech last month seems to have crystallized the doubts many pro-Israel Democrats had about Obama in 2008 in a way that could, on the margins, cost the president votes and money in 2012 and will not be easy to repair.”

Oh, please…. We’ve been hearing this ever since Obama became the Democratic nominee in 2008. Jews don’t trust him! He had Palestinian friends! There’s that Reverend Wright! Here’s an article from May 2008: “As Obama Heads to Florida, Many of Its Jews Have Doubts.” And guess what: Obama won 78 percent of Jewish votes anyway. John Kerry got 74 percent in 2004, and Al Gore got 79 percent in 2000. In other words, Obama did pretty much exactly as well as other Democrats.

…in the end, Obama will have no trouble raising money, and getting votes, from Jews … Sarah Palin can put on a Star of David necklace, but that’s never going to convince Jews that they’re part of the Republican family. GOP candidates can talk about their love of Israel all they want, but it won’t be enough.

Full article here

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No harm was intended, I know, but I deleted a link in the comments today to the GOPolitico story mentioned in this article – because it was yet more fabricated and abysmal propaganda from that rag. Let’s just be mindful of their agenda – if I had a dollar for every time GOPolitico posted a ‘Jews Turning On Obama!’ article I’d be stinking rich. As endless articles by the serious media have shown, it’s a complete lie. Eg:

Ynetnews: President Obama continues to be popular among American Jews – in fact 15% more popular than Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, according to a poll conducted by Israeli lobby J-Street….

According to the poll, Obama managed to maintain his popularity among 59% of American Jews  ….  In contrast, only 44% of American Jews continued to pledge their support to Netanyahu….

Pollster Jim Gerstein told Ynet the survey results prove that whoever thinks Jewish support of the American president has been declining is “detached from reality.” (Full article here)

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So, no more GOPolitico ‘Obama Hates Israel’ links, okay? This is a fabricated-right-wing-propaganda-free-zone – links of that kind will be deleted, every time. Please, only ever link GOPolitico stories in the comments if they’re neutral and newsworthy (a rare enough happening on that site), otherwise I don’t want that cesspit linked here. Thanks.


8 Responses to “‘the jews aren’t going anywhere’”


  1. 1 TrumpDog
    June 29, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    Thank you for calling out and disputing the “liberal” media generated BS.

  2. 2 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    June 29, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    I HAVE LOST COUNT OF HOW MANY TIMES THE PRESIDENT HAS STATED THAT WE STAND WITH ISRAEL. I AM TIRED OF THE STUPID CONSPIRACY THEORIES AGAINST THIS PRESIDENT. PEOPLE NEED TO GROW UP…BUCKLE UP AND STAND IN SUPPORT OF THIS PRESIDENT WHO IS DOING HIS BEST TO BRING THIS COUNTRY OUT OF THE MANY CHALLENGES IT FACES. I’M SINCERELY SICK OF THESE PEOPLE…THEY NEED COUNSELING FOR THEIR MANUFACTURED AND DISORIENTED FEARS!

  3. 3 StR
    June 29, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Debbie Wasserman Shultz called this out as garbage.

  4. 4 gc
    June 29, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Oh, bullshit. There are some older generation Jews that measure everything by the Israel yardstick. They – some of my relatives – lost loved ones in the Holocaust. I do not try to reason with them. More modern Jews see the complexity, and believe in this Presidency. My own father, who was the only member of his family to escape the extermination is a Obama supporter because of his stands on Medicare. Jews are not monolithic. Teabaggers are, the PL is. But we are not.

    This has been a brilliant day for our cause. Good night, and thank you.

    • 5 nathkatun7
      June 30, 2011 at 3:33 am

      Well said GC! The Obama haters are doing everything to divide his supporters! One day it’s the Gay Community, featuring Don Choi. The next day it’s the African American Community, featuring Cornel West. Now it’s the Jewish Community, I suppose featuring Israel PM Netanyahu, who, the last time I checked, is not a voter. I am sure the next segment from Politico, and the so called liberal media, would be about Hispanics/Latinos abandoning the President because he did not FORCE congress to enact the DREAM Act. Wait, I missed one group: I think I read some where about Labor Unions abandoning Obama because he did not show up to lead the Labor protests in Wisconsin. Oh! how could I have forgotten the environmentalists! After all, didn’t the former VP, Al Gore, who praised Obama’s environmental policies for the most part, but then, as an aside, said that Obama failed to use the bully pulpit to worn people about the impending calamity of global warming, signal that the environmentalists are also abandoning the President. Which leads me to ask this question: If all these groups are abandoning the President, how come polls still show that 80% of Democrats support him and over 50% independents support him?

      Gc, I think you are right for calling this “bullshit.” Clearly this is all about the right wing tactics and agenda of trying to divide and conquer loyal Democratic voters. It is also about demoralizing Democratic voters in 2012. It didn’t work in 2008, and I hope that It won’t work in 2012.

  5. 6 Left-Indie
    June 30, 2011 at 12:29 am

    Gop and their types are trying to put a wedge between Obama and ANY of his supporters. Hispanics, gays or Jewish Americans. If they didn’t get the “don’t even go there” from the black community they would have done same with that coumminity, too. I understand why some older Jews are very concerned for Isreal, but I also think they’re smart enough to know the evangelical types who holler about Isreal have their own motives. Not just electorally here in the US, but for religious reasons as well. They couldn’t care less about the Jews, but care about the land upon which Jesus is said to have walked, and will return to, to make everybody THEIR TYPE of christian.

  6. 7 GGail
    June 30, 2011 at 12:46 am

    You tell it gc!

  7. 8 Tally
    June 30, 2011 at 1:53 am

    Politico can kiss my sexy Cherokee/Choctaw/Scottish/Irish HOT ASS.


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