Oct 14 2008

Obama Just Lost The Jewish Vote

Published by at 6:10 pm under 2008 Elections,All General Discussions

It seems blunt honesty is breaking out all over the extremely overconfident liberal leadership of the Democrats. Obama admitted he would be taxing small businesses (not just Exxon) to ‘share the wealth‘, and Jesse Jackson just admitted Obama plans to leave Israel to fend for its own survival alone:

The most important change would occur in the Middle East, where “decades of putting Israel’s interests first” would end.

Jackson believes that, although “Zionists who have controlled American policy for decades” remain strong, they’ll lose a great deal of their clout when Barack Obama enters the White House.

I guess Obama’s lead is so large now he doesn’t need the Jewish vote in the “D” column anymore.

10 responses so far

10 Responses to “Obama Just Lost The Jewish Vote”

  1. clintsf says:

    That must because Jews are all racists…


    More seriously, I would be surprised if Obama doesn’t get at least half of the Jewish vote in the fall.

    My hope is that this nonsense will be enough for Lieberman to chip away at Obama’s Jewish support in Florida, making it safely Republican by an ACORN-proof margin.

    Most pessimistically, most people who want to support Obama and care about Israel will try to convince themselves that this is just Jackson being Jackson — and not speaking for Obama. He’s hardly an official spokesman, after all.

    Most cynically, I’d guess Jackson is *trying* to sabotage Obama while pretending to support him. Remember that if Obama is elected, Jackson’s a second-rate has-been. And despite four or eight years of Obama screaming racism at the drop of a hat, Jackson will no longer be the one able to sell companies protection from these spurious allegations.

  2. joe six-pack says:

    It is important for Senator Obama to say what he intends to do.

    It makes no impact upon my view that he would be much less supportive of Israel than ANY of our Presidents that have had to deal with them.

    How little he would support Israel in critical situations can only be guessed at.

  3. Redteam says:

    I’ve been amazed for some time that it is assumed that Obama has the jewish vote. Several months ago I heard Obama himself make some statement about Israel fending for itself, but, of course, the news people buried that comment. I expected a large Jewish uproar at the time, but not a peep. but McCain will never mention it. I’m wondering if McCain really wants to win.

  4. Birdalone says:

    you should correct your header to add Vote at the end.

    The New York Post published this, so it will have media echo.

    13% of NY voters are Jewish. 90+% voter participation.

    Jackson was saying what most of Obamaworld has been saying all along. The only word missing was Farrakhan.

    Carter only got 60% of the overall Jewish vote in 1980.

  5. kathie says:

    Traditionally blacks have moved into neighborhoods as Jews have left and moved up. There has always been animosity, if not spoken out loud. Many people are “hoping”, I don’t think facts will get in the way. Obama had Pakistani roommates at Oxy and Columbia, coincidence? I don’t think so. Personally I think Obama thought of himself a Muslim until he met Rev. Wright, then he called himself something different, or did he?

  6. browngreengold says:

    Darn Joooooos.

    Who needs ’em.

  7. ExposeFannyNFreddyNow says:

    It’s debatable how much Obama really held the Jewish vote ever, even during the DNC. He’s been running damage control ever since Jimmy Carter openly endorsed him. But if this has legs, it should seal the deal.

    But it’s a good reminder of the votes BO likely won’t get that now includes not just the jewish voters but also:

    pro-israel voters
    pro-Hillary voters
    pro-grandma voters
    pro-black holes voters
    pro-humility voters
    pro-integrity voters
    pro-experience voters
    pro-“keep your hands off my-vote” voters
    pro-Black Republicans are not racists voters

    pro-being black does not exempt anyone from scrutiny for character or qualifications when seeking the highest office voters

    pro-freedom of thought voters
    pro-freedom of speech voters
    pro-freedom to question voters

    but most of all
    pro-America voters

  8. OBloodyhell says:

    Most Americans don’t grasp that the Jews in the USA don’t tend to support Israel overmuch.

    I believe the position is that Israel as-is is not supposed to BE just yet for religious reasons, as such, they don’t support its continued existence.

    I’m sure that there are a lot of exceptions to that notion, but that may make it understandable how the loss to the Jewish vote may be less than suggested by straight-up reason.

  9. OLDPUPPYMAX says:

    Don’t be naive. Liberal Jews are just like lib members of the NOW set. They are leftists FIRST, jews/women second. The fact that Jackson accidentally blurted out the truth will have no effect on their votes. Why, how would it look at the next cocktail party to inform your Marxist-intellectual host that you voted for McCain!

  10. owl says:

    Personally I think Obama thought of himself a Muslim until he met Rev. Wright, then he called himself something different, or did he?

    kathie….At times I swear, you are in my head. There is no other explanation for Farrakhan.