#1 Young Jews plan a 'Great Florida Schlep' for Obama
09-23-2008, 02:41 PM
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May do more to repopulate the world's Jews than the creation of Israel.To talk their elders out of voting for Sen. John McCain.
schlep :A long and tiresome Journey/walk.
- If you need proof that this is the most important election in a generation, get this: Jewish grandkids are flying to Florida to visit their grandparents - without being guilted into it - to talk their elders out of voting for Sen. John McCain.
The Jewish Council for Education and Research - a new pro-Obama political action committee - is organizing "the Great Schlep," in which hundreds of Jews will make the Southern exodus on Columbus Day weekend, Oct. 10 to 13. They will travel to the Fort Lauderdale area, where they will visit their grandparents, organize political salons in their condos and eat incredibly bad food.
The grandkids also will meet up at a bar one night, which - if the psychological impact of spending a few days with frail, elderly, widowed relatives is taken fully into account -
may do more to repopulate the world's Jews than the creation of Israel.
More than hockey moms or gun-toting God lovers, old Floridian Jews are the most important demographic in this election.
They make up about 5 percent of the voters in a swing state with 27 Electoral College votes. They never miss so much as a condo board vote and are normally reliable Democrats.
Sen. Barack Obama's trouble winning over older Jewish voters has been difficult for pollsters to explain, so I came here to visit my grandmother, Mama Ann, and find out what the hang-up is.
After a long discussion about policy, I asked her if the reason she was leaning toward voting for Mr. McCain was because Mr. Obama is black. She assured me that it was not.
Though during dinner, she did casually mention that her grandfather used to express a superstition that if you ate marrow, you'd date a black man.
I had no idea that for so many generations, Jews have hated marrow.
Mama Ann thought the three days of the Great Schlep would be very effective. "Oh boy, the grandparents will start cooking three days ahead," she said, making me worry that many Schleppers won't last through three days of canned pineapple and dry chicken. "If they see their grandchildren, they'll go along. They just need more assurance on Israel."
Israel, Mama Ann explained, is the key issue her condo friends vote on. When Mr. McCain sings about bombing Iran, he is singing a sweet serenade to Florida's electoral collegians.
To persuade Mama Ann to vote for Mr. Obama, I used many of the talking points suggested to me by Great Schlep organizer Mik Moore.
These included the fact that Mr. Obama went to Columbia and Harvard, and Mr. McCain got bad grades in college; that Mr. Obama has been criticized by the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson; and that Mr. Obama ran the business side of his campaign better than any other candidate.
I did not know that I could be so racially offended by my own people.
09-23-2008, 02:58 PM
Then it looks like those Jewish kids are just as ignorant as the rest of the 'kids' who vote for Obama.
Perhaps even more so.
Obama is an overt anti-white and anti-jew racist.
His anti-jewish ties are VERY well documented.
These 'kids' are idiots.If leftists didn't have double standards, they'd have no standards at all.
09-23-2008, 03:18 PM
Why does this bring to mind Hitler Youth Corps turning in their own parents to the Gestapo. Well as long as it's for the Fatherland. Oops I mean the great messiah :(
09-23-2008, 03:25 PM
There are some funny comments on the article:
You don't call you don't visit, but when you want me to vote for your canidate THEN you visit?
Smuck, I will vote as a please which I have been doing since before your father was a twinkle in my eye. I listened to your parents spout thier hippie bs and they came around, so will you.
When you get to my age, then tell me how to vote....What is this? Obama's version of suicide bombers? I hope these kids get talked into voting for McCain. At the very least they should cut these kids off and disinherit these Judas'Obama is not a friend of the Jewish people. A two-faced opportunist with only the slightest respect for this community when it comes to voting for him.
Obama is committed to a Marxist-Socialist ideology supplanting the Constitution.
Forget about this traitor.Grandkids and children like Joel Stein may think they can pull the wool over the eyes of these much wiser Jews, but all the lies won't convince them to vote for the anti-Israel Obama/Biden ticket.CHANGE, CHANGE, CHANGE, CHANGE
From our Community Organizer.
Here are a few questions for the Messiah of Hope and Change, our Manchurian Candidate:
Barack Hussein Obama
What EXACTLY is he going to CHANGE in the USA?
What changes to our energy, oil, and fuel problems does he propose?
Will you approve offshore oil drilling ?
How will he reform and save social security?
Will you get rid of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac ?
How do you protect capitalism with your socialist agenda?
What kind of tax structure does he propose for us, whose taxes rise?
What does he propose for health care and how do we pay?
Why are you for slavery reparations?
How can we trust someone with TWO (2) muslim fathers?
How can we trust someone who "belongs" to a racist church?
What exactly will he do to combat the islamic threat to the USA?
How will he counter islam in other countries?
Why does he belong to the racist Congressional Black Caucus?
What will he do to upgrade and reform our military?
What does he propose for homosexual marriage?
What does he propose for gun control?
What does he propose for illegal immigration, closing the borders, and the millions of illegal immigrants in the USA?
What exactly will he do to solve our energy problems?
plus one hundred more questions concerning the future of the USA.
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