Obama’s Jewish Problem

I’ve been informing anyone I can about the unrest in the Jewish community concerning President Barack Hussein Obama and the discontent in the Jewish community.  In fact I’ve been informed by many that there is no way Jews wouldn’t vote for Obama.  In fact these same individuals tell me that Jews are the one group Obama can count on for votes and for donations.

That is no longer true.  A new poll conducted by John McLaughlin and Pat Caddell shows that only 43% of all Jews will support and/or vote for Obama.  In the key state of Florida it is only 34%.

Secure America Now has just released a new poll showing that only 43 percent of Jews plan to vote to reelect Obama in 2012. If this holds, it would be a considerable drop from the 78 percent of the Jewish vote Obama received in 2008, and from the standard 75–80 percent of the Jewish vote that Democratic political strategists have come to expect and rely upon.

The bipartisan poll, done by John McLaughlin and Pat Caddell, also found that Obama is likely to have particular trouble with Jews in the all-important state of Florida, as only 34 percent of Florida’s Jews would vote to reelect him. Unsurprisingly, Obama does better among Jews in blue states like California, Illinois, and Maryland, but Republican strategists are unlikely to contest those states heavily, whereas the Florida vote really matters.

In addition, in a positive sign for the future, Obama’s worst showing in the poll was among Jews under 40. Sixty-one percent of these younger Jews reported that they planned to vote for someone other than Obama for president in 2012. This could indicate that the strange and continuing hold that the Democratic party has had over American Jews could finally be loosening. This latest poll is bad news for Obama in the short term, and problematic for the Democrats in the long term as well.

Jews along with Blacks were the 2 groups the Democratic Party could count on for votes.  Jews were always counted on by the Democrats for donations.  These are drying up fast!

It took Dhimmi Carter 4 years to disenfranchise Jews.  It has taken Barack Hussein Obama only 2 to do it.  Whether it is the poor economy, the national debt or the anti-Israeli conduct that has been coming from the Obama regime, it is driving Jews (and their money) away from him and the Democrats.

  • Ran

    Heh. “Dhimmi Carter.” Perfect.
    Reminds me – one old-guard Demo at shul has been adamant about the imposition of single-payer health care. Social justice, all that. So, I sez to the guy – an attorney – “Fine. I want single-payer Law.” Deer in the headlights, I tellz ya. Deer in the headlights.
    Shabbat shalom, Maggie.
    Ran

    • “Dhimmi Carter.”

      That’s great lol

    • Thanks Ran, greetings right back to you, and keep up the fight among the Old Guard.

  • Same problem as Hitler had- doesn’t like them in the least!

    Same solution too- but Obama will allow others (Arabs) to destroy them while pretending he’s above it all… the SS was a bit more hands-on

    • RR, we’re doing it today by funding the terrorism against Israel.

  • Hope the polling is correct. If they’d only sit the election out, that would be good enough.

  • Perry

    Don’t count your chickens before they’re hatched. I live in Palm Beach county and I am one of the “Florida Jews”, though my family and I vote Republican.

    The “Jews” who live here are mostly leftists first, Americans somewhere thereafter, and though they say otherwise, Israel barely ranks on their list of important matters – unless they’re sending one of their kids there on the requisite visit. They are Reform Jews, anti-religious no matter what the religion is, except for Islam, so they put “Coexist” bumper stickers on their Priuses in order to make a righteous ststement.

    They are DNA Democrats who still think they’re voting for FDR and they don’t believe it when you tell them FDR and many in his cabinet knew what the Nazis were doing and didn’t give a damn. What was important was that FDR was a socialist just like them. Wealty pseudo-socialists who never really suffer the consequences of their leftist policy preferences. To these Jews, Obama was the second coming of FDR – plus he was black. Here they had the opportunity make a statement about how race didn’t matter to them, about how they cleansed themselves of America’s past sins. No matter about all of Obama’s radical anti-Semitic buddies and 20-year preacher/mentor; he speaks so well! He went to Harvard! And he’s black! What an opportunity this is to make history and vote “black”. Of course, that’s not racist at all…

    By and large, the FL Jews are so politically blind and delusional, and in reality Israel so unimportant to them, I would be shocked if less than 65% of them voted for Obama in 2012. FL is very much in play in 2012.

    Sorry to burst the bubble. Reality hurts.

    • I never will expect Reform Jews to vote for the GOP. In fact,if he was in favor of Abortion Hilter would have gotten their vote.

      I used to be a DNA Democrat, but woke up to the truth about the Democrats. Nor do I attend a Reform temple. I am a Conservative Jew who is discovering that the members of her shul are awakening to the horrors of Obama.

      • Perry

        I have spoken to many folks as well who voted for Obama but got unnerved by his May 19th speech at State.

        Unfortunately, the Democrat voter, especially the elderly one, CHOOSES not to be informed, lest hard data e.g. Rev. Wright, Bill Ayers, Rashid Khalidi… put the lie to their delusions. In fact Ayers and Khalidi were BIG supporters of the “Audacity of Hope” US flotilla boat; do you think they know? Do you think they care enough to know?

        So, today they’re a bit nervous. There’s still a year and a half until elections and I predict they will revert to their blissful ignorance and 65% of them will vote Dhimmicrat in the US, and higher than that in Florida.

        I hope I’m wrong, but I doubt it.

    • Perry, what you have said is eerily close to how some of my Jewish friends explain the Jewish Democrat vote. Discouraging, to say the least.

      • Perry

        I don’t invent my facts. I’m not a Democrat.

        Discouraging?

        Pathetic, sick, naive, and Chamberlainesque might be more suitable adjectives.

        The Holocaust was not so long ago. How much effect do you think a couple of “missteps” from the “progressive” black President they so want to love could have on these cretins?

  • How about Century Village? Must be some Repubs there.

  • Perry

    @Dick:
    On the contrary. The elderly Jews in Florida ore the MOST loyal and highest percentage Dems.
    NOTHING about the way these people vote is logical.

  • Maggie . . . Israel lives in a world of hurt. In America Jews have become hopelessly divided. There are orthodox, reform, conservative, progressive, and don’t care types. Most have liberal Democratic roots and I’ve never been sure precisely why? But they voted for Obama once – and at least a few I know will do so again. This, despite the arrogant treatment Obama and his administration has given Israel since he took office.

    In Israel most Jews are orthodox or non-participating. The orthodox majority within Israel is (in my view) extreme. They apparently think ONLY THEY know how to observe their religious heritage, and I have serious reservations about people that are so positive that THEY ALONE know what is best for everyone else. To me this attitude smacks of “socialism” at it’s worst, and that is a good definition of Obamamania.

    Personally, I think American Jews need to wake up and re-think their support of Mr. Obama, the Democrat Party, and the trend real dangers of European style socialism.

  • If it makes you feel any better, Old Geezer, know that Israel is emphatically not majority Orthodox. Not yet, anyway.

    It only seems that way because of the Ultra Orthodox political power, mainly granted them by coalition politics. Most Israelis are non-attending seculars who are selective about which religious holidays they observe, and then usually only in a cultural manner. Of course it’s impossible to speak for the behavior of all of them and I won’t try.

    • Perry

      I was in Israel in October last year. My experience was that most Israelis were like me: not really all that observant, but intensely Jewish and Zionist, defense hawks.

      There are a lot of Orthodox Jews there of course, and those are the foundational rules of society there in absence of a constitution.

      And frankly, except for the fringes, the religious Jews are not “extreme” nor are they bothered by the less religious or secular. When were you there last?

      Your view is typical of a Reform Jew, who is always put off and is usually the holder of a strong anti-orthodox prejudice. The Reform people I know HATE Orthodox Jews, while the Chabadniks I know accept anybody who wants to participate.

      I suspect you may be a Reform Jew who is now regretful of his vote for Obama. Just a guess…

      • Perry . . . I appreciate your comments. My mis-spoken remarks were the result of haste – and the perception that for the most part American Jews either don’t vote or vote for Democratic candidates including Mr. Obama. I really have no facts whatever to back up my suspicion, and I do not have an anti-Orthodox prejudice at all. I admit that I find many of their practices, if not extreme, rather odd. This is a very mild personal opinion, doesn’t qualify as “prejudice”. And Maggie, sorry, I didn’t mean to stir the pot. Bump

        PS Perry, I am not a Reform Jew. In fact I’m not Jewish at all.

        • Perry

          Ha ha ha! Through the eyes of a non-Jew, Orthodox practices (and even clothing) can look “rather odd” indeed.

          In fact this “oddness” induces Leftist ultra-secular JINOs to resent Orthodox Jews and to draw a moral equivalency between religious Jews and say, Muslims…That way they have an excuse not to deal with the reality of the Islamic threat.

          Your perception of Jewish voting is quite accurate, for the record. In 2008 78% of Jews who voted voted for Obama.

  • Hi Dick Stanley . . . Yes, I’ve done it again. I “mis-spoke” as the politicians say. and I know better. Sorry. Indeed, I think (?) the Israeli population is somewhere around 75% of the total population and only 25% of those are considered Orthodox. In my mind I added that total to the other approximately 25% of religious (but not Orthodox) Jews and considered the combination as being the RELIGIOUS majority. I know that it is not the POLITICAL majority.

    I also believe the SECULAR Jewish segment is about the same percentage of the population as the RELIGIOUS Jewish segment.

    Thank you for rightly correcting my error.

    Bump

  • I was in Israel in April. The planes going over and coming back were rather dense with black hats, making me wonder about their rep for being on welfare. I think more and more of them work.

    Since most of my Israeli friends are seculars who dislike the Penguins (as they call the black-suited, white-shirted male Haredi) because of their refusal to serve in the IDF and the political influence they have over secular lives, I suppose I’m somewhat imbued with their opinion.

    Although as a lapsed Conservative Jew, I find the Haredi somewhat appealing, I would not choose to be one. There’s a very good (very fair) book on the intensity of the Israeli Ultra-Secular divide (which, as far as I can tell, is a mutual dislike). It’s “Real Jews” by Noah Efron: http://amzn.to/pN3xcA

  • We are seeing a new group of Jewish conservative become vocal. There are a few on my blog roll who are fantastic.