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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Cue the awjeez guy.
You are right, McCain should have picked Lieberman.
Isn't Demoncrat mathematics fun!?
And some how Reverand WRIGHT is okay?
He HATES Jews. He HATES WHITES. He loves to “dam” America at large and subscribes to BLACK LIBERATION THEOLOGY.
Was Reverend Wright a “guest speaker” at his church for 20 years?
Again -- somebody on the Internet can figure this out, and McCain and his people can't?
That would have been WORSE.
The health of "journalism" is poor, indeed.
Yet, they'll vote for Obama who wants to give credibility to AmaNutJob in Iran by having "talks" with him
Did you forget a /sarcasm tag or .... ?
Politico BARF ALERT!
Why, I believe this is a steve-b thread.
Ah,now, this is real funny. Left Wingers hate the Jews. That is funny. On just about any blog site, LW’rs advocate exterminating the Jews and eliminating Israel, supporting the PLO and the Hamas, and making Jerusalem the capitol of an Arab country. And, Louis “Kill all the Jews” Farrakhan and Al “burn the Jews in their houses” Sharpton are Barak’s close friends.
Jeez, man...can you just go the F(&%(& elsewhere??? You’re like Alan Colmes, you pick up on the medias bashing and run with it....you simply have no sense....you dont belong here.
YOU FORGOT your talking point this morning...vetting vetting vetting...what’s the new buzz word???
Que up the pics of Hillary kissing Arfats wife.
Pelosi visiting Assad
Obama saying we should talk to Iran.
Perdogg, just wait until Sarah Palin goes on the late night TV shows and people see how down-to-earth and likable she is. This will help get more people to vote for McCain. Lieberman peaked a long time ago. He would not do much to help. If - at this point - someone isn’t convinced McCain/Palin is the way to go, then they will never crossover anyway.
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
McCain figures most people will know the diffrence between a guest speaker and a racist pastor.
Your falling for the pathetic attempt at comparing the church experiences of Barry and Sarah Palin is surprising, and just exactly what the MSM is after.
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.
Republicans Say Palin's Israeli Flag Says It All
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Gov. Palin (seen at far right) at Israel 60th Anniversary event in Anchorage.
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.
And when Joe Lieberman is campaigning in South Florida for McCain, the old jewish retirees there will ignore him and vote for Obama of the Trinity Racist Church? I don’t think so! This feeble attempt to portray Palin as anti-semetic will backfire on the Dems. They are only pulling it out because they know Lieberman will give McCain cred with Jews that Obama will never have.
well, there I’ll have to part ways with you. Jews for Jesus is attempting to convince Jews that Jesus was the promised Messiah, in other words to become Christians. So it’s mutually exclusive with being Jewish to be a Jew for Jesus. But other than that, I don’t think Jews object to them any more than they do to any other attempts to proselytize.
“There is almost always an inverse proportion between a candidate’s popularity among conservative Christians and secular Jews,”
And what sort of a relationship is there between a candidate who is extrememly popular with Muslims and Jews? Yeah, Barry’s got the Jewish vote locked up.
Only the ones who were going to vote for Obama anyway.
THIS IS GARBAGE. Sure, there are lots of crazy crazy liberal reform Jews who would rage against Palin. But they were way on board for Obama already. The talk I’ve heard lately consists of: concerns that Obama isn’t even an American citizen, how overblown the controversy is about Palin’s teen daughter, and how Palin has an Israeli flag in her office.
Identity politics approaches satire level. Its like Mel Brooks and Jerry Seinfeld having a pissing contest.
The Jewish vote is going to go to the Dems regardless. It is quixotic to pursue it. There are far more evangelicals out there and most of them are solid conservatives.
The last time I checked, Joe Lieberman was still listed as being of the Jewish faith. In fact, he’s the fist and only Jewish person that I know of who has run for Vice President of either party and last night he endorsed John McCain and Sarah Palin. She obviously didn’t scare him away.
Who the heck is David Brickner? I thought Morris Rosen was the founder of Jews for Jesus.
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Be specific. . .how are they deceptive? They truly believe what they are teaching these 'young targets' as you call them, so how is that deceptive?
As I understand...it is not.
They understand differently.