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Obama is driving Jews
from Democratic party

New York Post, by Michael Goodwin

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Posted By:FlyRight, 8/17/2014 8:49:19 AM

A ?friend who is conservative and ?Jewish asks a question: “Given ?Obama’s hostile treatment of ?Israel, isn’t it time for Jews to have their Ronald Reagan moment?” By that, he means when the Gipper said, “I didn’t leave the Democratic Party. The party left me.” Without doubt, the party under Barack Obama has left those Jews who view Israel’s security as threatened. Obama recently told a New York Times interviewer, “Because Israel is so capable militarily, I don’t worry about Israel’s survival.” That’s shocking, considering Iran’s threat to wipe Israel off the map once it gets nukes. And even as Obama spoke, the

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: earlybird, 8/17/2014 8:51:22 AM     (No. 9968909)

I have no problem with that.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: rolanddd, 8/17/2014 8:59:01 AM     (No. 9968917)

For the few remaining democrats that can discern the difference and care, this just gives Hillary room to triangulate and make more supportive sounds towards Israel than than BO would.





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Reply 3 - Posted by: rasputin, 8/17/2014 9:06:17 AM     (No. 9968926)

As has been said, modern American Judaism is liberalism with holidays. God has little to nothing to do with it.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: chance_232, 8/17/2014 9:06:25 AM     (No. 9968927)

It is simply not possible to be a "good" and practicing Jew, Catholic, Lutheran etc and also be a democrat. Religious belief and being a democrat are mutually exclusive. You are one, or the other. You cant be both.

Likewise, you cant be "pro-American" and also believe that the military is evil, the constitution is a living document and the founding principles are extremist right wing idealology. In short, you cant be a left wing democrat and "PRO-American".

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 8/17/2014 9:06:33 AM     (No. 9968928)

Fool me once...... but not a second time .....
any person of the Jewish faith that would support the current President has no love for his/her own religion- or for the State of Israel -

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Reply 6 - Posted by: pineledger, 8/17/2014 9:09:47 AM     (No. 9968930)

Maybe a few of his other constituencies will similarly wake up and realize he got what he wanted (their votes) and now they´re on their own.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Joe vann, 8/17/2014 9:23:26 AM     (No. 9968946)

I will believe that many Jews have left the Democratic Party, when the msm begins reporting the news honestly and fairly. It won´t happen in any appreciable numbers or time in the foreseeable future. They are too committed to the cause to see the light.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Rama41, 8/17/2014 9:25:16 AM     (No. 9968948)

I´ll believe it when I see it.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: provide, 8/17/2014 9:47:08 AM     (No. 9968979)

Just watch where the donation checks go.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Pros7767, 8/17/2014 10:00:16 AM     (No. 9968998)

They shouldn´t have been there to start with.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Me_Opinionated_Nah, 8/17/2014 10:01:52 AM     (No. 9969000)

There’s ignorance and there’s stupidity. The difference between them can be, and often is, gargantuan.

Congenital prevaricator and liar emeritus Barack Hussein Obama, if that’s even his real name, is never to be trusted, whatever the issue. Count on him for anything whatsoever and then prepare for the worst!


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Reply 12 - Posted by: Freeloader, 8/17/2014 10:10:38 AM     (No. 9969012)

It´s all going according to The Book:

"...and so all Israel will be saved; as it is written---´The Deliverer will come from Zion, he will banish ungodliness from Jacob; ´and this will be my covenant with them when I take away their sins."
-Roman 26-27

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Reply 13 - Posted by: The Advocate, 8/17/2014 10:17:09 AM     (No. 9969021)

Don´t believe it.
Obama and Michelle keep coming to hollywood and NYC to pick up checks from Katzenberg, Spielberg, Streisand and Weinstein et al - they don´t care about America much less Israel.
More importantly, the Jewish film producers and msm make this shiftless fraud cool and brilliantly nuanced.
Watching Obama dance away in MV with what appeared to be a mostly black crowd of the black " elite" while the black mobs - his 95 % voting block- rioted- disgusting.
Hollywood box was down 20% - who wants to support those who are destroying America and lighting a match in the ME?
Dem Party is the Communist Party USA.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Freeloader, 8/17/2014 10:34:26 AM     (No. 9969033)

Re #12: Should read Romans 11:26-27.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: chicodon, 8/17/2014 10:46:50 AM     (No. 9969046)

I´d like to think so but extreme liberalism is in some ways suicidal. Case in point is the extreme left in Israel. Many Jewish donors in the Democrat Party similarly defy logic. Their liberalism trumps any form of pragmatism. Unfortunately, we will always have the Vanessa Redgraves of the world.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: dwa, 8/17/2014 10:51:52 AM     (No. 9969048)

There are many Jews in America who are liberals/Dem first, Jews second and Americans third. At least that is what their actions and words say.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: strike3, 8/17/2014 11:12:19 AM     (No. 9969065)

Current dem policies will ultimately result in a democratic party composed of blacks, hispanics and an assorted group of miscellaneous misfits. When that trend reaches it´s inevitable end, where are they going to get their money? Most of these people are not the type who will write donation checks.

The rest of America will simply go John Galt for a sufficient time and the game will be over.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: M2, 8/17/2014 11:14:53 AM     (No. 9969067)

#3 + #4, yes.

Conservatives understand the inextricable link between Judaism, Christianity and being pro-Israel, but Jews today often call themselves, "cultural Jews" or "Social Jews". There is even a new sect of Judaism to add to Reformed, Orthodox and Conservative, and that is "Reconstructionist" Judaism, which pretty much eschews God and focuses mostly on social and political issues. They are quite pro-Palestinian, or at best, they give equal weight to the political needs of both groups, which I find perplexing, given the persecution of Jews from time immemorial.

Jews are liberals first, with few exceptions such as Jonah Goldberg, David Horowitz, and Dennis Prager. That is what is wrong with this article. The writer, like many others, expects that Jews´ loyalty should be to Israel but that is not the case. Far from it.

Jews are loyal to liberalism first, and if they think about it, to Israel second. Maybe.

The role of God in the life of American Jews, for the most part, is minimal. Tradition comes first, maybe they observe the high holidays, but that is also tradition - to show up at synogogue on Yom Kippur. But ask most Jews about who God is and what His character is like, they often go blank.

God is a distant figure in contemporary Jewish life, with the exception of the Hasidim and Orthodox Jews, who really get the Torah.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Zumkopf, 8/17/2014 11:30:42 AM     (No. 9969083)

I tend to think the opposite, that Jewish support for the Democrats is significantly less than commonly assumed. Sure, the plural of anecdotes isn´t data, but FWIW I personally know quite a few Jews who are registered Democrats, have always been registered Democrats, for all I know will always BE registered Democrats, who routinely vote Republican and hate Obama with a passion.

Sure, prominent New York and Hollywood elites who are Jews support Obama, just as prominent New York and Hollywood elites who are NOT Jews support Obama, so that tells you nothing. And I think Obama´s obvious tilt against Israel following the latest Hamas attacks has finally pulled the scales from the eyes of more than a few formerly supportive Jewish Democrats. Nor is it going to be a "it was just Obama" phenomenon -- too many Democrat party hacks have been lock-step Obama supporters to credibly recant it now.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 8/17/2014 11:31:40 AM     (No. 9969086)

It is not just American Jews who will help save Israel. It is American Gentiles - you and me.

Israel is much more than the Jewish homeland. She is a brightly shining beacon of liberty, joy and prosperity in a region of hateful hopelessness. A beautiful flower surrounded by sludge. She reminds me of what our own country used to be; therefore, she is worth saving.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Butch59, 8/17/2014 12:05:24 PM     (No. 9969132)

I have a niece that is married to a Jew and I can tell you very truthfully that he in no practicing Jew. In fact, I don´t think that he has any thought about religion. His views are pure political. And they are not the least bit conservative. In fact, he will not even allow any political discussion on any subject in his home because he knows that it would start a cat fight among his guests. And that is mostly family members. And the funny thing is, my niece is so conservative that she once told me that she is almost a Libertarian. I laugh every time I think about that.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: planetgeo, 8/17/2014 12:15:35 PM     (No. 9969143)

I wish I could believe this, but I can´t. I see no significant movement in any of my Jewish friends. If the election were held tomorrow, every single one of them would vote for Hillary (or Fauxcahontas, or Biden, or #AnyoneWithaD). As otherwise intelligent as they are, they have a fatal blind spot when it comes to politics.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: MDConservative, 8/17/2014 12:23:36 PM     (No. 9969161)

I don´t quite buy this. Israel is not the #1 issue for contemporary Jews, many of whom are secularizing like recent generations of Christians. They come from an otherwise liberal tradition. Would you like to run down the roster of Obama camp followers? Fair amount of Jewish representation.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: trapper, 8/17/2014 12:25:20 PM     (No. 9969166)

We might want to explore and define our terms. Let’s start with “what is a Jew?”

An atheist with a Jewish name? A progressive, humanist, cultural, hereditary Jew who doesn´t particularly believe in God? A believing Jew (born or converted) who sympathizes with the "oppressed" Palestinians? Or doesn’t care? A Jew who sees himself as American and could not care less about his bumpkin Israeli cousins? An American Jew who joins the IDF, but won´t put on the uniform of the United States? A Christian who thinks Christians should celebrate the Jewish holidays and eat a full meal for communion? Marx? Trotsky? Alinsky? Jews?

None of this helps to explain voting patterns. But exploring “Zionism” does. If one breaks it down by who supports the creation and maintenance of a Jewish state in the area that comprised historic Israel (yeah, I know), I believe the picture becomes a bit clearer.

Progressive Americans with Jewish names will not leave the democrat party. They couldn’t care less about Israel. Oh, they’ll donate to keep the Zionists out of their hair, but that’s about it. Their politics still conform to the progressive socialism (read “fascism”) pushed by the DSA that has taken over the democrat party. However, Zionist Jews may wander away.

Zionist Christians (read Fundamentalists, Dispensationalists, Millennialists, and others) are another story. They all pretty much fit into a big bucket which may be loosely labeled “Judaized Christians.” Their misreading of NT scripture and over-reliance on the OT lead them down a heretical path similar to that taken by the original judaizers whom Paul so strenuously opposed. That path leads them inexorably to political Zionism.

It’s not Jews leaving the Democrat party, but Zionists, and not all of them are Jews.


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Reply 25 - Posted by: melman, 8/17/2014 1:00:01 PM     (No. 9969224)

Don´t understand Women, Blacks and Jews supporting Demorats. Women are constantly degraded by demorats, unless your one of thier chosen useful idiots. Demorats support an organization whose founder visualized using it to eliminate the black population, successfully murders hundreds of thousands a year. Jews are just stupid.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: bighambone, 8/17/2014 1:02:27 PM     (No. 9969228)

Look at it this way, potentially the so-called Hispanic and Latino communities constitute ten times or more the liberal Democrat votes then the Jews ever will. So except during fund raising times, the liberal Democrats could care less about Jews who because of their Israel connection cause all sorts of problems for the Democrats. As far as future voter numbers go the liberal Democrats know that their socialist oriented future lays with as many foreign born Hispanics and Latinos that they can get into the USA, and not with a bunch of pesky Jews.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Japanorama, 8/17/2014 2:31:12 PM     (No. 9969334)

I´m skeptical.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 8/17/2014 2:35:19 PM     (No. 9969339)

If you examine the rise of Communism in Europe, the connection of the Jews to the Democrats is obvious.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Vaquero45, 8/17/2014 6:12:27 PM     (No. 9969514)

For a bunch of intelligent people, they sure have trouble getting their priorities straight. For years, the knock on Jewish people was that they lived like Methodists and voted like Mexicans.

I think Bernard Goldberg nailed it one night on
O´Reilly´s show. He pointed out that most Jews are liberal, but that they are liberals first, and Jews second - liberalism is their religion, not Judaism.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: ratslayer, 8/17/2014 6:24:06 PM     (No. 9969538)

They all will return in November!

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Reply 31 - Posted by: JediJerry, 8/17/2014 7:41:19 PM     (No. 9969616)

Im not Jewish, but a friend is. I have gone to Shabbat services and have heard the rabbi peach all in favor of the Prince of Marthas Vineyard and Zero Care and how liberalism is the the next best thing since the parting of the Red Sea for Jews. Looks like the Red Sea got them all wet now.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: O.G.´s Mom, 8/17/2014 7:44:17 PM     (No. 9969620)

I´m starting to worry about Michael Goodwin. Once again I believe he gets it wrong. Jews are not abandoning Obama and the Dems. That´s just not happening. What Goodwin cites as proof that they are abandoning the Dems appears later in his piece. He says that Jewish support for Obama has dropped from 69 percent to 55 percent. Fifty five percent of Jews still support him and the Dems AFTER the Democrat party and this president have basically told Israel to FO. That over fifty percent still support these lunatics tells me things are just fine in paradise and the contribution checks are still flowing.

Michael? What is happening with you? We cannot lose you since there are so few so-called journalists that are unbiased.

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President Obama was at Northwestern University on Thursday to deliver an economic speech that, he and his team hoped, would lay out the case for why the public is better off today than they were six years ago -- even if they didn´t feel it in their everday lives. Instead, Obama just gave every Republican ad-maker in the country more fodder for negative ads linking Democratic candidates to him. Here are the four sentences that will draw all of the attention (they come more than two thirds of the way through the speech): "I am not on the ballot this

The View looking to add cool-down room
for the ladies after Whoopi Goldberg and
Rosie O´Donnell come to blows in front
of studio audience

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Daily Mail [UK], by Chris Spargo    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 10/2/2014 10:52:17 AM     Post Reply
A recent fight between Rosie O´Donnell and Whoopi Goldberg has producers at The View looking to add a cool-down room for the ladies. After being cut off by Goldberg during an episode last week so the show could go to commercial, O´Donnell began to express how upset she was and, after being told repeatedly by Goldberg it was not the right time to have that discussion, eventually got cursed out by the Oscar winner. Goldberg told O´Donnell, ´F*** it, I told you to leave it alone and you just don´t want to listen. If you want to go there Rosie,

Mitt Romney and 2016:
Could It Be True?

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ABC News, by Alana Abramson    Original Article
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A presidential defeat isn’t an easy thing to bounce back from. And Mitt Romney did it twice. So it was understandable that after he lost the presidential race in 2012, he was adamant about closing the door to the possibility of a third campaign. But recently, speculation is whirling that Romney may not be so adamant anymore. When asked if he was running in a New York Times interview published earlier this week, Romney said : “I have nothing to add to the story. We’ve got a lot of people looking at the race,” he said. “We’ll see what happens.” That response, which

Meghan McCain on Secret
Service: ´I hated all of them´

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The Hill (Washington DC), by Judy Kurtz    Original Article
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Meghan McCain joined the dog pile on the Secret Service this week, saying she’s had “nothing but horrible experiences" with the agency and likening the agents to “glorified mall cops.” The 29-year-old author and television personality, who is also the daughter of former GOP presidential candidate Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), opened up on Pivot’s “TakePart Live” about some of her interactions with the Secret Service. "I have nothing but horrible experiences with the Secret Service,” McCain said. “One of my friends called them glorified mall cops and I don´t think that´s terribly far off. I found them cliquey. I hated

Some Blacks See Secret Service
as Flawed Shield for the President

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New York Times, by Peter Baker    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 10/3/2014 12:16:43 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Representative Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland was at the grocery store the other day when he ran into an elderly black woman who expressed growing concern about President Obama’s safety. Why, she asked, wasn’t he being better protected by his Secret Service agents? The furor that led to this week’s resignation of the director of the Secret Service resonated deeply among blacks, outraged that those supposed to be guarding the first black president were somehow falling down on the job — and suspicious even without evidence that it may be deliberate. “It is something that is widespread in

Piers Morgan Writes Hit
Piece On President Obama

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Daily Caller, by Betsy Rothstein    Original Article
Posted By: Flyright- 10/2/2014 6:34:11 AM     Post Reply
On Wednesday, the ex-CNN talk show host wrote his first story as editor-at-large for the Daily Mail. While the content is vicious, angry and sure to tickle conservative journalists and pols, the writing is colorful, even entertaining.“A slapdash Secret Service detail isn’t what’s wrong with the White House — the real scandal is a President who is so complacent about protecting Americans,” the headline blares. Piers predicts that now that President Obama went on “60 Minutes” and distanced himself from U.S. national intelligence agencies on the rapid spread of ISIS, he’s guaranteed himself leaks to the media for the remainder of his

California’s next big political fight:
Plastic grocery bags

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Washington Post, by Reid Wilson    Original Article
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Go to a grocery store in California and buy all the milk, eggs and vegetables you want. But there’s one thing you won’t find at the checkout line, beginning July 1, 2015: Plastic bags to carry your stuff home. Gov. Jerry Brown (D) on Tuesday signed into law a ban on single-use plastic bags, making California the first state to prohibit stores from using the ubiquitous carry-alls. Shoppers will be charged 10 cents for every paper bag and heavy-duty plastic bag they use. “This bill is a step in the right direction,” Brown said in a press release announcing his approval. “It


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