Skip to comments.Jewish Voters May Be Wary Of Palin
Posted on 09/03/2008 8:14:06 AM PDT by steve-b
Barack Obama has struggled for 18 months to lock down the support of a traditionally Democratic group, Jewish voters.
In the past week, John McCain may have helped Obama with his Jewish problem by choosing Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate....
"There is almost always an inverse proportion between a candidate's popularity among conservative Christians and secular Jews," said Jeff Ballabon, a Republican lobbyist long active in Jewish politics who supports McCain.
An illustration of that gap came just two weeks ago, when Palin's church, the Wasilla Bible Church, gave its pulpit over to a figure viewed with deep hostility by many Jewish organizations: David Brickner, the founder of Jews for Jesus.
Palin's pastor, Larry Kroon, introduced Brickner on Aug. 17, according to a transcript of the sermon on the church's website.
"He's a leader of Jews for Jesus, a ministry that is out on the leading edge in a pressing, demanding area of witnessing and evangelism," Kroon said...
Brickner also described terrorist attacks on Israelis as God's "judgment of unbelief" of Jews who haven't embraced Christianity.
Palin was in church that day, Kroon said, though he cautioned against attributing Brickners views to her....
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Somehow equating the bubbling cauldron of hatred that calls itself reverend wright with an organization that merely offers the love of Christ to the Jewish people just strikes me as weird.
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I was being saracastic.
I was being sarcastic.
Phew, you’re starting to scare me. :O)
Yeah, that's the ticket. Write off ALL conservatives in the HOPE of picking up a share of the Jewish vote.
The ONLY state with a sizable Jewish population that the GOP really has a chance in is Florida and Lieberman couldn't even deliver that at a Democrat, what makes you think he could do it as a Republican?
Leave it to you to find the anti-Palin propaganda for the day, but it has nothing to do with Wright...unless you dive back into the sewer and come up with a piece where he accuses the Eskimos of causing AIDS.
McCain and his people met the Sunday before his pick of Sarah Palin and rightfully came to the conclusion that they could not get away with picking Joe Lieberman. The conservative base and talk radio would openly revolt....me along with them too.
Okay, obviously the serial Palin hater who started this thread WAS NOT.
Are you nuts?
You forgot to throw Pat Buchanan into the posting...
I think the Jewish people are a little smarter than that. They know that their taxes are going to go up with Obama and go up at huge rates.
pinging the Governor Palin pro-Israel ping list....
Hey, whoa, hold on.
No panicking allowed.
Two far different stories.
And if Mr. McCain had selected Lieberman the election would be over now.
I'm not sure that this statement is still true. Anybody have the numbers on how well GWB did with the Jewish Vote? I suspect he did very well.
I think Jewish voters may have concerns about Palin, but they would be about her qualification to be President, not about a guest speaker at her congregation.
I was being sarcastic.
Bavid Brickner didn’t found Jews for Jesus. Moishe Rosen did. I think Brickner is the current president/leader of the organization, which is very Jewish and pro-Jew. Jesus was a Jew and is their Messiah, which the “Jews for Jesus” simply point out to those Jews who are interested.
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