Much has been made of this recent poll, showing that maybe, after getting smashed in the mouth a few dozen times, some American Jews may have second thoughts about voting for the anti-Semitic bully again:
US Jews polled were asked whether they would: (a) vote to re-elect Obama, or (b) consider voting for someone else. 42% said they would vote for Obama and 46%, a plurality, preferred the second answer. 12% said they did not know or refused to answer...
Can Obama overcome this issue with a "charm offensive"? It won't be for lack of trying, Hillary Clinton and other administration flacks are pumping hands at all the right fundraisers and conventions, saying all the right things ("For President [Barack] Obama, for me, and for this entire administration, our commitment to Israel's security and Israel's future is rock solid") while continuing to out-and-out threaten Israel if she refuses to comply with Barack Hussein's demands....from Commentary, here is State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley issuing an unconcealed threat:
“As both parties know, if either takes significant actions during the proximity talks that we judge would seriously undermine trust, we will respond to hold them accountable and ensure that negotiations continue,” Crowley said.
Being that one party is excused for throwing bombs and the other is lambasted for building homes, can you guess which side will be "held accountable"?
The question is not whether the American Jewish community's loyalty to Israel is stronger than their loyalty to the Democrats, the question is whether their desire to live is greater than their loyalty to the Democrats. Because only someone who is insanely stupid, or suicidal, can claim that a man who consistently bashes their teeth in, then holds them down for others to gang-rape, is their friend. One who refuses to let go of that illusion is, again, either stupid or suicidal.
So which are the Jews? A little of both, I believe. Convinced that their faith commits them to the causes of the Democratic party binds them, despite the abuse they receive at their hands. And, like most liberals, my Jewish brethren are quite book-smart and well-read, but that doesn't necessarily translate into knowing what is the right thing to do to insure survival. Drop a highly-educated Jew (or any East Coast liberal) into the woods with Sarah Palin, and come back a week later, and what would you have? A well-fed Sarah with a new fur coat, and a dead liberal.
Remember, there were still plenty of Jews left in Germany for the SS to round-up, despite years of assurances from Adolf & Crew that they were dead meat. So smart they were, that when told to their faces they were to be slaughtered, they knew better than to believe it.
Vote against Barack? I'll believe it when I see it. They still cannot come to grips with the fact they have been abandoned, and cling to the Democrats like a child to a loveless parent. More likely is that they'll sit it out, which is a backdoor win for the Republicans. Sometimes, better to sit quietly on your hands than to act in ignorance and make quite the fool of yourselves, as 78% of my people did in November of 2008...
Related, from the Closet Conservative:
You cannot be a friend of the Jews and a friend of Israel and make a moral equivalence between Israel having nuclear weapons and Iran gunning for them...