75% of Jews back Obama


by Sunny
27th October, 2008 at 7:24 am    

My only response to this story is: LOL. Clearly, not enough Jews are reading Mad Mel Phillips and her attempts to tell us that an Obama candidacy, the man apparently with “a Muslim heritage” (cue scary music) will lead us into the end of the world for All Freedom Loving People. All you fake freedom loving people can just go ahead and vote for Obama. Like a majority of the United States is currently planning to.


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  1. Katy Newton — on 27th October, 2008 at 10:12 am  

    I guess that not enough non-Jewish people are reading all the non-Jewish conservative commentators who say the same thing either, right?

    I’m not really getting the point here. People support Obama because they like him better than McCain.

  2. Katy Newton — on 27th October, 2008 at 10:38 am  

    Besides, I doubt she’s widely read in America. You probably more mean someone like Michelle Malkin.

  3. Leon — on 27th October, 2008 at 11:52 am  

    Besides, I doubt she’s widely read in America.

    A real blessing…

  4. billy — on 27th October, 2008 at 12:22 pm  

    I always resisted the ‘mad Mel’ thing because I thought in amongst it all was just a highly strung counter-reaction to the refusal of many in the media and establishment to identify and honestly deal with the far-right threat of violent jihadi ideology.

    But having read her stuff on Obama the last few weeks I have come to the conclusion that she has somewhere along the line suffered a mental catastrophe of some kind. The lady is unhinged.

  5. Refresh — on 27th October, 2008 at 12:26 pm  

    Billy

    ‘The lady is unhinged.’

    I’ve long wished that to be the case. Its much much worse.

    She knows exactly what she is about, and she is not alone.

  6. Matt — on 27th October, 2008 at 3:04 pm  

    So shame on all the people who made predictions about how Jews would vote based on stereotypes and media misbehavior. Two and a half percent of the population, so why all the attention every four years? I think I can answer that.

  7. Leon — on 27th October, 2008 at 4:06 pm  

    Two and a half percent of the population, so why all the attention every four years? I think I can answer that.

    Comments like this remind me how little some people understand electoral politics. The reason they’re made a big deal of is they are a group of voters that can be ID’d by a commonality and they exist in a key or key battleground states. It’s simply a campaign.

  8. Katy Newton — on 27th October, 2008 at 4:20 pm  

    Oh, people do make a big deal out of the Muslim vote, at least in elections over here. And over in America they talk a lot about the Christian vote. And the black vote. I’m Jewish, so I notice it more when people talk about the Jewish vote, but to be fair it happens all the time with all sorts of minorities, depending on the election that’s being held.

    Leon, you’re not dieting, are you? I don’t cook for dieters. Just saying.

  9. Leon — on 27th October, 2008 at 4:40 pm  

    Sid, oh right. In that case his comments will be deleted then.

    Katy, for you my sweet I’d end all diets. :)

  10. Katy Newton — on 27th October, 2008 at 4:58 pm  

    Leon, I think you mean “for the lemon meringue pie” :-D

    … which I will get onto as soon as I have finished the mango and lime ice cream.

  11. Gege — on 27th October, 2008 at 8:17 pm  

    I too get worried about MP’s attempts to link Obama to a grand conspiracy against Israel.

  12. Sunny — on 28th October, 2008 at 7:28 am  

    Katy, my point isn’t about Jewish commentators for Obama, only that one of the main media narratives here has been that Jews wouldn’t support Obama in big numbers, as neither would white males. Now both those theories are being over-turned.

    Matt – oh, you would not believe the level of identity politics here. I can give you details of how white males under the age of 24 voted for the last 5 elections, and with older black women etc etc. They poll the hell out of everything. Jews are just part of the mix.

  13. billericaydicky — on 28th October, 2008 at 8:43 am  

    What has to be remembered is that for a long time there was common cause between Jews and blacks during the civil rights era. Two of those murdered in the killing that “Mississippi Burning” was about were Jewish civil rights workers.

    Going back to the 1920s the American Communist Party was very heavily Jewish, as it was here, and made great efforts to recruit blacks both in the industrial north and the agricultural south.

    Things began to change in th 60s when black nationalism began to emerge in the shape of the Black Panthers and the Nation of Islam. White students were expelled from the Student Non Violent Coordinating Committee and the anti semitism of Marcus Garvey’s United Negro Improvement Association began to permeate everything.

    Religious and political leaders like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton made openly anti semitic statements and Sharpton even started an anti Jewish riot in New York in which three people died.

    Without any shadow of a doubt though it was the utterly insane statements of the Nation of Islam which alienated Jews from blacks for at least a generation. What reinforced this divorce was the fact that mainstream black America refused to condemn Farrakhan out of a misplaced sense of black solidarity.

    It is clear that in spite of the fact that the pastor of his church was at least some kind of a black fundamentalist Obama has put that behind him. Certainly the attack by Phillips where she highlighted his links to the Weather People terrorists and other things have failed to dent his popularity.

    Much of what Phillips writes is on target because very often those whom she attacks have made themselves easy targets. All black short lists, racial quotas, the Lee Jasper financial shennanicans have all been handed to her on a plate. This time though there is a very nasty taste to what she is saying. Strange to think she started off as a left winger on the Guardian.

    If whites,Jews and Latinos turn out in large numbers for Obama in a weeks time I think we can say that, while race will remain an issue in America, that country will be moving into a post racial situation. The days of the Jesses and Als will be over, they will fight a reaguard action but their days are done.

    That of course leaves our own racial warriors over here out on a limb. They are totally wedded to the model that is now being ditched. Interestingly New Nation has yesterday come out totally in support of Farrakhan demanding that the ban on his entry into this country be lifted just as the Home Office is reinforcing bans on extremists.

    All in all the next few years will be interesting in terms of racial politics with the BNPlikely to be running Stoke and getting a couple of seats in the European Parliament, that is if we don’t stop them. Allvolunteers welcome. Keep an eye on http://www.hopenothate.org.uk

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