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Illinois’ Ninth District: For Jews, a Choice Between AIPAC and J Street
pajamas media ^ | 7/5/10 | Abraham H. Miller

Posted on 07/05/2010 9:59:10 AM PDT by Nachum

For the Jewish community, the election of Barack Obama has presented a major dilemma. The candidate they voted for is not the president they got, especially when it comes to Israel. Even if you could conjure up the ghost of John Foster Dulles, you could not find an administration more hostile to the Jewish state and more unconcerned about the anti-Semitic fallout from pursuing policies based on antipathy to Israel.

Obama’s antagonism toward Israel has been eloquently addressed by such leading Democratic figures as former New York City Mayor Ed Koch and legal scholar Alan Dershowitz. Recently, actor Jon Voigt, in an open letter to Obama, poignantly took him to task for his hostility toward both Israel and Jews.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: district; illinois; israel; jews; ninth
The choice is between Moses and Korach.
1 posted on 07/05/2010 9:59:13 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum; ExTexasRedhead; justiceseeker93; fieldmarshaldj; Impy; BillyBoy; PhilCollins

Joel Pollak sounds like he’d make a great Congressman. Does he have any chance of winning at all?


2 posted on 07/05/2010 10:12:15 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama's more worried about Israelis building houses than he is about Islamists building atomic bombs)
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To: Nachum
For the Jewish community, the election of Barack Obama has presented a major dilemma DISASTER.

Fixed.

3 posted on 07/05/2010 10:25:25 AM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: Clintonfatigued; Impy; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy; Dengar01; chicagolady; PhilCollins; Dr. Sivana; ..

Unfortunately, the 9th is one of the most hostile anti-GOP districts in IL. Most GOP challengers get only around at or above 1/4th of the vote. The closest race in the last 3 decades was in 1996 with Sidney Yates’s last race, and he still won by a 63-37% margin over Joseph Walsh (where the likely issue was Yates’s advancing age of 87). This is the same Walsh running against Melissa Bean in IL-8 this year. The last Republican to win in the 9th was Robert Twyman in 1946 (Sid Yates beat him in 1948 to win his first term).


4 posted on 07/05/2010 10:34:00 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: Nachum

How could Jews have ignored Obama’s history of steering Woods and Annenberg funds to his Palestinian activist friend Rashid Khalid? Didn’t all the clues about his Muslim faith account for any doubts?


5 posted on 07/05/2010 10:39:17 AM PDT by bukkdems (Polygamy produces cannon fodder, overpopulation, inbreeding, poverty, pederasty and misogyny.)
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To: bukkdems; Mrs. B.S. Roberts

When the “Jews” of this district find themselves herded onto the trains leading to “resettlement” they will call out loudly to G-D, “how could YOU allow this to happen again?”
The answer will be forthcoming, “But this is what you voted for.”


6 posted on 07/05/2010 11:01:05 AM PDT by CaptainAmiigaf ( NY Times: We print the news as it fits our views.)
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To: CaptainAmiigaf
“The answer will be forthcoming, “But this is what you voted for.””

And they WILL vote Dem again. They can never see they are their own worst enemy and blame everything on WASP anti semitism.

7 posted on 07/05/2010 11:09:49 AM PDT by Phosgood ("Send in the clowns" .. but wait ..............they're here! >..<)
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To: Nachum

Given the Jewish voting record, they’ll choose J St.


8 posted on 07/05/2010 11:17:10 AM PDT by DPMD (~)
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To: ml/nj; firebrand; rmlew; dennisw; OldFriend; juliej; pabianice; Slings and Arrows; montag813; ...
Ping!!!

Even though Pollak's chances are slim, due to the gerrymandered district he's running in, his media relations people are superb. He's already had the kind of national television exposure that most Republican congressional challengers can only dream of.

9 posted on 07/05/2010 2:11:17 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: NativeNewYorker

The Jews voted for a Muslim. They handed America a ton of trouble. His name tells the truth. The Obama voters were voting for a man that has his heart in the Muslim community.


10 posted on 07/05/2010 2:26:13 PM PDT by oldironsides
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To: justiceseeker93; fieldmarshaldj

Perhaps if he runs more strongly than expected, he could be a statewide candidate in the future.


11 posted on 07/05/2010 2:56:30 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama's more worried about Israelis building houses than he is about Islamists building atomic bombs)
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To: oldironsides

As I constantly remind them, “Not all Jews are smart”.


12 posted on 07/05/2010 2:56:53 PM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: Clintonfatigued; All
I recall a couple of weeks ago when we discussed Joel Pollak’s possible political future (on the thread which led off with the news that Alan Dershowitz, his Harvard Law prof, had endorsed him). One suggestion was that he might benefit from congressional redistricting and choose a more favorable district to run in in 2012. But statewide office might be a possibility as well.
13 posted on 07/05/2010 3:08:40 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: Nachum

The “jews” that voted for BARAK HUSSEIN OBAMA knew exactly what they were getting, imho. Liberalism has replaced their love of Israel AND their religion.


14 posted on 07/05/2010 3:10:47 PM PDT by Grunthor (I like you but when the zombies chase us, I'm tripping you.)
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To: justiceseeker93; AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...
Thanks justiceseeker93.
Even if you could conjure up the ghost of John Foster Dulles, you could not find an administration more hostile to the Jewish state and more unconcerned about the anti-Semitic fallout from pursuing policies based on antipathy to Israel.

15 posted on 07/05/2010 3:15:14 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: Nachum; justiceseeker93
I'm not optimistic. In America Jewishness is defined as leftism, so the more left one is the more "Jewish" one is. I'm afraid Schakowsky will be reelected, though I'd love to be proven wrong.

I don't things are going to get together in the American Jewish community until the Orthodox rabbinate gets its act together and reclaims its original authority over the community. Barring that, we're waiting for Mashiach.

16 posted on 07/05/2010 4:33:52 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Neqom niqmat Beney Yisra'el me'et haMidyanim; 'achar te'asef 'el-`ammeykha.)
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To: Clintonfatigued; BillyBoy

Yes, Joel has a slight chance of winning. In 2008, Rep. Schakowsky got 74% of the vote.


17 posted on 07/05/2010 4:35:08 PM PDT by PhilCollins
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To: justiceseeker93

Illinois’ next statewide race will be the U.S. Senate race, in 2014, when Sen. Durbin can run for re-election. Instead of running statewide, Joel would be more likely to win a state senate or state rep. race, in 2012.


18 posted on 07/05/2010 4:39:05 PM PDT by PhilCollins
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To: oldironsides
They handed America a ton of trouble.

Really? Obama is the Jews' fault.

The Jews' fault, how very original.

19 posted on 07/05/2010 6:54:35 PM PDT by HearMe
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To: justiceseeker93

After I posted comment #18, I remembered that, in 2014, Illinois will hold seven statewide elections. I hope that, if Joel loses, this year, he won’t run, statewide, until after he is a state legislator for at least six years. Attorney General Lisa Madigan was a state senator and Secretary of State Jesse White was a state rep.


20 posted on 07/05/2010 6:56:12 PM PDT by PhilCollins
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To: justiceseeker93

After I posted comment #18, I remembered that, in 2014, Illinois will hold seven statewide elections. I hope that, if Joel loses, this year, he won’t run, statewide, until after he is a state legislator for at least six years. Attorney General Lisa Madigan was a state senator and Secretary of State Jesse White was a state rep.


21 posted on 07/05/2010 6:56:22 PM PDT by PhilCollins
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To: Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; PhilCollins

He probably would only have a chance if Janice was caught with a live girl or a dead boy.

I agree with Phil that state leg is his best bet to win office in the future.


22 posted on 07/05/2010 10:52:28 PM PDT by Impy (DROP. OUT. MARK. KIRK.)
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To: Impy

If Joel loses, who should run for that seat, in 2012? Because of the census, Illinois will probably lose a seat, and the district will be larger. I think that State Rep. Beth Coulson will probably run. If Rep. Schakowsky decides to retire, which Democrat would run? I think that State Sen. Jeffery Schoenberg would run.


23 posted on 07/06/2010 7:07:05 AM PDT by PhilCollins
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To: PhilCollins

I don’t know, you think Coulson would run in 9th knowing she’ll probably lose? I wouldn’t think so.

The rats would have no shortage of candidates. Schoenberg, maybe Sara Feigenholtz who ran in CD 5 special. John Fritchey, ditto. Julie Hamos, Lou Lang.


24 posted on 07/07/2010 12:26:42 AM PDT by Impy (DROP. OUT. MARK. KIRK.)
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To: Impy

I don’t think that Coulson thinks that she would lose, in the 9th District. She probably thinks that she lost her primary, this year, because she’s too liberal, for 10th District Republicans. The 9th District Republicans are probably more liberal, so she would at least win the primary.


25 posted on 07/07/2010 7:07:42 AM PDT by PhilCollins
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To: PhilCollins

She could win the primary sure, but she’s be crazy to think she’d have more than an outside chance of winning in November.


26 posted on 07/08/2010 12:03:47 AM PDT by Impy (DROP. OUT. MARK. KIRK.)
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