View Full Version : NY-9: Oh Yes,Obama Has a Big Jewish Problem

09-14-2011, 05:47 PM
In the end, it wasn’t even close. In a 58 percent Democratic congressional district, the most Jewish congressional district in the country and one that has not voted for a Republican representative since 1922, Republican political newcomer Bob Turner creamed Democrat David Weprin 54 percent to 46 percent in the special election in New York’s 9th Congressional District....... Former New York mayor Ed Koch had called the election a referendum on President Obama’s Israel policy..... Democratic assemblyman Dov Hikind crossed party lines to endorse Turner and make a point of his dissatisfaction with Obama.

In May, my colleague Greg Sargent, expressing skepticism about Koch’s predictions of a GOP victory, channeled the conventional Democratic wisdom that...... “it’s hard to believe that Obama’s Israel stance will really cost him a meaningful level of Jewish support......” Well, now in lieu of unreliable polling (of notoriously difficult-to-determine Jewish opinion) we have concrete electoral returns. .....The message is clear: Association with Obama, even for a pro-Israel Jewish candidate, is toxic.


09-14-2011, 06:42 PM
I gotta quote one of the greatest comedians of all times "How sweet it is".

09-14-2011, 07:10 PM
I wonder if Netanyahu is answering his "bat-phone" from the White House yet, or just letting it ring through to voicemail. :D