#1 NY-9: Oh Yes,Obama Has a Big Jewish Problem
09-14-2011, 05:47 PM
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- Aug 2005
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
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- May 2008
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"In England a king hath little more to do than to make war and give away places; which in plain terms, is to impoverish the nation and set it together by the ears. A pretty business indeed for a man to be allowed eight hundred thousand sterling a year for, and worshipped into the bargain! Of more worth is one honest man to society and in the sight of God, than all the crowned ruffians that ever lived."
—Thomas Paine, Common Sense
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