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Whereas liberal Jews are now suffering shell-shock and buyer’s remorse from voting for Brother O, leftist Jews are irrationally exuberant about the radical transformation taking place in America for they knew that they had voted for America’s first Marxist President.

A burning question on many people’s minds is why Jews like Laura and Pam vote for the Democrats. It’s especially puzzling why Jews flocked to Obama, given his ties to anti-Semites who abhor Israel.

In general, liberal Jews’ support of Israel is unequivocal. Leftist Jews detest Israel, blaming that country, as well as the U.S., for all of the world’s evil. … [They] wouldn’t care if Israel disappeared off the face of the map.”

It’s the Leftist Jews, a minority among Jews, who are enamored with Marxism. Rather than see the nightmare created by statism, these aging Peter Pans won’t grow up and shed their adolescent fantasies. … [They] revel in the prospect of bringing this country down.

While liberal Jews are the sheep, it’s the Leftists who are the wolves.”—Robin of Berkeley

The nagging question is why did so many liberal Jews knowingly vote for someone who spent twenty years in the Trinity United Church of Christ (whose newsmagazine honored Louis Farrakhan, a notorious bigot and anti-Semite, with a “Lifetime Achievement ‘Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr. Trumpeter Award’ ” in 2007), sat under the ministry of a black nationalist minister, whom Brother O called his friend, mentor, and spiritual advisor, and listened to sermons filled with anti-America and anti-Israel rhetoric?

Although liberal Jews aren’t leftist Jews, they have often aided and comforted those who are and have pooh-poohed any suggestion that leftist Jews are anti-American or communist. They have also denigrated Americans who courageously have tried to expose leftist Jews for having communist ties or sympathies, and they continue to do so.

Think about it! Israel is a lone democratic outpost in the Middle East surrounded by murderous Muslim fanatics who want the tiny nation wiped off the map, yet American Jews support Brother O whose obvious sympathies lie with the Jew haters.

My sympathy card is full up when it comes to such mind-boggling stupidity. Like American blacks, it is doubtful whether liberal Jews ever will be able to distinguish their friends from their foes.

Hath not a liberal Jew eyes?

I.M. Kane


 

Why the Chosen People Chose Obama

By Robin of Berkeley

My friends Laura and Pam are both Jewish women who voted for Obama. Aside from this, they are as different as day and night.

High school buddies, Laura and I grew up in the same type of cookie-cutter house. Our first-generation Russian parents both worshiped the American ground they walked on. 

Laura still lives in the New York ‘burbs with her accountant husband, having raised two great kids. Her social obligations are limited to donating to her synagogue and, of course, the requisite Democratic vote. Her kids are working hard to achieve the American Dream.

Now, Pam is a different story entirely. 

A Berkeley colleague, Pam was raised a Red Diaper Baby in Chicago. Her parents ensured that Pam and her siblings were steeped in party doctrine. 

Pam’s doctors were black and her preschool multiracial. Her parents rejected their Jewish religion, preferring to take the kids to socialist meetings rather than shul.

When Pam came to Berkeley for grad school, she fit right in. Embracing her parents’ ardor for all things Left, Pam participated in various radical groups.

Pam raised a son on her own, making sure to transfer her revolutionary beliefs onto him. When he wrote a high school paper lionizing the Black Panthers, Pam couldn’t have been prouder.

A burning question on many people’s minds is why Jews like Laura and Pam vote for the Democrats. It’s especially puzzling why Jews flocked to Obama, given his ties to anti-Semites who abhor Israel.

But I think that the problem with most discussions is that the Lauras and Pams of the world are lumped together. Liberal Jews and Leftist Jews are worlds apart.

In general, liberal Jews’ support of Israel is unequivocal. Leftist Jews detest Israel, blaming that country, as well as the U.S., for all of the world’s evil. Listen to how Pam expressed it: “I wouldn’t care if Israel disappeared off the face of the map.”

Laura wants a kinder, gentler America. Pam would love nothing better than capitalism slashed and burned.

Laura voted for Obama because she denied his radical ties. Pam chose Obama because of his radical ties.

Obama has been dubbed by the Huffington Post as “The First Jewish President.” This isn’t just because so many Jews voted for him; Jews tend to vote for any Democrat.

The term is bandied around because so many Jews surround Obama, such as Axelrod, Emanuel, Ron Bloom, Cass Sunstein, and, most recently, Elena Kagan. While it’s true that Obama appears to have numerous Jewish lieutenants, these comrades resemble Pam, not Laura.

My concern about Obama’s “Jewishness” being exploited is that this presidency has “disaster” written all over it. It’s already a fiasco, with record debt, renewed terrorism, and the Feds swallowing up our health care.

If the media touts this as a “Jewish presidency,” who will ultimately be blamed for the mess we’re in? And this potential resentment would emanate from both liberals and conservatives.

I think this point needs to be clear: It’s the Leftist Jews, a minority among Jews, who are enamored with Marxism. Rather than see the nightmare created by statism, these aging Peter Pans won’t grow up and shed their adolescent fantasies.  

In fact, people like Pam revel in the prospect of bringing this country down. While liberal Jews are the sheep, it’s the Leftists who are the wolves.

Their hubris and unquenchable thirst for power bears no resemblance to any garden-variety liberal I know. Certainly, the radical Jews around Obama would be an alien life form to my dear liberal dad. He loved this country and Israel with every fiber of his being. 

It’s no wonder that polls show Obama’s support plummeting among liberal Jews. They thought they were getting a patriotic American who’d unite this country, not someone who would tear it to shreds.

Now, when I talk to Laura on the phone, she sounds shell-shocked. While she hasn’t put two and two together yet (I’m working on it), she describes a spooky feeling of nameless dread.

In contrast, Pam is luxuriating in the radical transformation happening right before her eyes. She sees the dreams of her parents coming to fruition.

Pam knew exactly whom she was voting for when she pulled the lever for Obama. And it wasn’t the First Jewish President, since she couldn’t care less about her religion.

It was the First Marxist President.

A frequent AT contributor, Robin is a recovering liberal and a psychotherapist in Berkeley.

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