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Obama in Israel

Barack Obama has a large, nearly 2 to 1 lead over John McCain among Jewish voters, according to the latest Gallup data.

Obama's 60 to 33 percent advantage in polls conducted before his high-profile overseas trip is close to the average split among Jewish voters in exit polls going back to 1972 (65 to 32 percent), but if McCain gets a third of these voters on Election Day, he will do better than any GOP candidate has since 1988.

In the most recent Post-ABC poll, Americans overall were about evenly divided between Obama and McCain on the Israeli-Palestinian issue, just as they were on Iraq, Iran and international issues more broadly. Asked who would do a better job handling the situation involving the Israelis and the Palestinians, 44 percent said they put more trust in McCain, 42 percent in Obama.

Here is a chart of presidential voting patterns among Jewish voters, 1972-2004, from network exit polls. (Jewish voters made up 3 percent of the electorate in 2004; average over the entire time period is 4 percent.)

      Year   %Dem   %GOP   %Ind   %Other
      1972   65      34      *       1
      1976   64      34      *       1
      1980   45      39     17       0
      1984   67      31      0       2 
      1988   64      35      0       *
      1992   80      11      9       0
      1996   78      16      3       3
      2000   79      19      1       1
      2004   74      25      0       *

By Jon Cohen  |  July 23, 2008; 11:32 AM ET
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the jewish pop of the US is a big fat 2 percent. and while jews may be "concentrated" in some swing states, the largest groups are in NY & Ca, both of which are out of touch to McStupid

Posted by: jewcounter | July 23, 2008 2:00 PM | Report abuse

The loony-left MSM describes this as a "tough" and "challenging" trip. This is clearly an effort to set the bar so low that even a Kerry-like shallow, arrogant, platitude-spouting, inexperienced, elitist, flip-flopping gas-bag, who is so mentally deficient from extensive drug use he even has to plagiarize his hollow platitudes, can pass it. The loony-left MSM declared hussein's trip a "success" even before it started.

Sorry, hussein sycophants of the MSM - but everybody can see right through this phony trip for what it really is: an insubstantial PR tour for a self-promoting narcissist.

Unfortunately, the loony-left MSM will continue to treat hussein as if he has already been elected/appointed president -- showing that they have now fully and completely abandoned all journalistic ethics and will do anything to ensure victory for TheOne.

Posted by: ALEX H. | July 23, 2008 2:30 PM | Report abuse

Is it really necessary to be so disrespectful as to use names like "McStupid"?

Posted by: Fran | July 23, 2008 2:37 PM | Report abuse

Alex: If you haven't already, check out "Israel Insider" for what they really think about Obama...I do believe they see him for what he is, and, I believe, that will ultimately influence the US Jewish community.

Posted by: Fran | July 23, 2008 2:43 PM | Report abuse

Poor alex, McCain said Obama should go to Iraq. Well, he did and now him and you cry about it. Your so-called looney left MSM has been saying all along that any mistake on Obama's part in the ME could kill his campaign. That's hardly abandoning journalistic ethics. Where they are abandoning those ethics is with McCain's continual screw-ups and not showing him for the goof he is. Anyone who claims Putin is the head of Germany, let alone saying that Iraq and Pakistan share a common border, and claiming the surge began well before it...began, is senile, stupid, or totally out of it. Kinda like you.

Posted by: mike l | July 23, 2008 2:45 PM | Report abuse

I love it AlexH!! Let the insults and vitriol fly!!

Because there's not a damn thing you or your braindead rightwing legions can do about this:

President Barrack HUSSEIN Obama

enjoy!

Posted by: Divemaster | July 23, 2008 2:48 PM | Report abuse

McStupid is a lot better than his other names = McGeezer and McFlomax

Posted by: jewcounter | July 23, 2008 2:52 PM | Report abuse

Obama is still going to lose Florida in November. He will ultimately lose against McCain.

Posted by: Grace | July 23, 2008 2:56 PM | Report abuse

Listen you McCain cry babies, stop getting ticked off about Obama's success in the ME, McCain dared him to go and he went, so becareful what you ask for. His trip so far and been a hugh success and McCain has made mistake after mistake without the help of anyone and now all he can do is talk about Obama. Why the heck is he going to do, McCain can't run his own campaign, so how will be run this country. He is too stupid for his own good, Obama don't have to even bash this idiot, just stand back and let him keep talking. President Obama 08.

Posted by: Sheikwil | July 23, 2008 3:02 PM | Report abuse

Alex H has a real personality disorder. His rant about Obama and the MSM is borderline sanity. How do people like Alex H ever get along with other people on this planet? He and others like him must be a real joy to be around on a daily basis. Even though Barack does not need his vote, he would still be willing to talk to Alex H. Alex's kind has no time for anyone. So much for all of the adjectives that he used that can only come close to describing the user of such garbage.

Posted by: Earl C | July 23, 2008 3:08 PM | Report abuse

I am fed up with pleas from the Democratic Party and from Obama to contribute to his campaign. If he were not black, he would not be a candidate. In my opinion, he is a fraud and an impostor. He constantly protests that he is not a Muslim. If you believe that, I will sell you a bridge. He is absolutely ridiculous. Because of him and the support of the Democratic Party, I am changing my affiliation to Independent. Shame on them all!!!!

Posted by: Cherie Siegel | July 23, 2008 3:13 PM | Report abuse

Self promoting narcissist? So what do you call a guy who graduated at the VERY bottom of his class in the Naval Academy then used his Daddy to get him a pilot's job, then dumped his wife because she was disfigured and not political asset (and we're talking lots of beer money here Mr. Christain Conservative). Personally I am sick to death of hearing him "whine" constantly about his experience in Vietnam. Get over it. That war mercifully ended 30 years ago and no one cares, end of story. And I might add, lots of other Americans were POW's. I don't see them constantly "whining" about like the little cry baby Daddy's boy that McBush is.

This election we're not trading one spoiled dumb as dirt Daddy's boy (Little General Georgie) for another; John McBush.

Get used to saying President Barack HUSSEIN Obama for the next 8 years right wing "whiners."

Posted by: JSB | July 23, 2008 3:29 PM | Report abuse

So in the end Israel decides who wins the elections. America has been forming puppet governments around the globe or overthrowing those not serving her interests. Today American presedential candidates have become puppets of foreign regimes and are dutifully serving their interests. What are the American people doing? zzzzzzzzzzzzz..

Posted by: a fellow american | July 23, 2008 3:41 PM | Report abuse


Obama has yet to do anything to get me pause at his decency and intelligence.

Wearing a yurmaulke came close though. Made us want to puke.

Posted by: Doris | July 23, 2008 3:52 PM | Report abuse


VERY difficult to see Obama pandering to the vile,warmongering, savage Jews.

Maybe he'll get them off the American taxpayer teat once he's elected, though.

That includes the "new york" wall streeters.

Posted by: Harry | July 23, 2008 3:55 PM | Report abuse

Ever notice how it's only the opposition calling Obama "The One"?

For that matter - "Messiah" "The Chosen One" "The Annointed" etc. are all creations of Obama's opposition as well.

Alex H. kinda reminds me of the homophobe that secretly hides his taboo fantasies, then beats himself over the head for thinking them and in turn directs all of his self hatred towards anyone that may think he's not straight as an arrow (and those that do). I mean, who really cares what you think Alex? You? Some random person you may have pissed off so much that they went and donated money to Obama? Ha - that'd be about it.

Posted by: Parajoobs | July 23, 2008 4:04 PM | Report abuse

I find it interesting that the last GOP candidate with numbers better than McCain was George H.W. Bush! Nowadays, a lot of Jewish voices demonize GHWB's approach to the Mideast, as they now do Chuck Hagel--even though in my view such tough realistic pursuit of a settlement is what's most in Israel's interest.

Anyway, I suspect & hope that Obama's Israel trip is proving reassuring to Jewish voters and will move these numbers.

Posted by: Schenectadian | July 23, 2008 4:09 PM | Report abuse

"Ever notice how it's only the opposition calling Obama "The One"?"

No, I didn't notice that, because it was Oprah who called Obama "The One."

Anyway, all this "McSame" or "McStupid" stuff is pretty inane. I kind of feel bad for you lunatics, though. For the past seven years you've been able to use names like "Chimpy McHitlerBurton" or "Smirky McFlightsuitCorp," both of which are far more creative than anything you've come up with for McCain. You guys are slipping!

Posted by: AK | July 23, 2008 4:19 PM | Report abuse

"VERY difficult to see Obama pandering to the vile,warmongering, savage Jews."

...and it's conservatives who are labeled as anti-semites. The mind, she boggles!

Posted by: AK | July 23, 2008 4:21 PM | Report abuse

Hey, Harry -- Could your disgusting anti-Semitism be more deranged? What kind of normal person feels the need to express that kind of hatred? Why don't you include your last name, and let the world see you for the nasty, sniveling neo-Nazi that you obviously are. And, by the way, the notion that Jews are "warmongering" is beyond laughable. They had to teach themselves how to fight back after your type nearly wiped them off the face of the Earth.

Posted by: ELarryM | July 23, 2008 4:29 PM | Report abuse

Wow, you write about Israel and all the anti-semitic freaks just kind of come out of the woodwork.

Posted by: J | July 23, 2008 4:31 PM | Report abuse

"Wow, you write about Israel and all the anti-semitic freaks just kind of come out of the woodwork."

True. Write any other kind of story and the regular freaks just kind of come out of the woodwork.

Seriously, something needs to be done about the Post's comment policy. I'm all for spirited debate, but these discussions are populated almost entirely by lunatics taking a break from sniffing bicycle seats.

Posted by: AK | July 23, 2008 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Here's my vote --- I'm a "Jewish Mama for Obama"

I'm not voting for president of Israel, I'm voting for president of the U.S.

Posted by: loladog | July 23, 2008 4:44 PM | Report abuse

This article is very miss-leading - but typical of the press fawning over Obama.

While the lead off sentence for the article "Obama in Israel" states:"Barack Obama has a large, nearly 2 to 1 lead over John McCain among Jewish voters"

The reality is that IN ISRAEL Jewish voters have more than a 2 to 1 preference for McCain - NOT Obama. This is significant since it is so contrary to what is reported in the US - and since Israel is perhaps the only country which so overwhelmingly dislikes Obama.

So start reporting the news - and stop spreading propaganda !!

Posted by: Keith | July 23, 2008 5:04 PM | Report abuse

When Obama sells out Israel maybe they will rethink that vote - ehhhh, nevermind, I don't think American Jews really care about Israel, come to think of it. But I've never understood why Jews and blacks vote against their own interests by voting Democrat. Self-hating?

Posted by: doctorfixit | July 23, 2008 5:06 PM | Report abuse

Get a clue. All Obama has to do is show up and he wins this election.

Posted by: SteveIowa | July 23, 2008 5:20 PM | Report abuse

Grace, at 2:56 p.m. you wrote "Obama is still going to lose Florida in November. He will ultimately lose against McCain." Whether Obama wins or loses in November remains yet to be seen. Regardless I felt it necessary to give you this bit of a newsflash...Florida is a non-issue this cycle, it doesn't matter who carries it in November. The Red staters can have it. All else being equal, Obama will carry all the states Kerry carried in '04. Currently he runs solid in Colorado, Ohio, New Mexico, and slight leads in Virginia, New Hampshire, and very close to taking Missouri, Nevada and Indiana. If this is the current state of things come November, Florida doesn't matter...in fact, I dare say all he'll need is Ohio, which again is solidly in his favor, game over for McCain.

Posted by: Glen | July 23, 2008 5:20 PM | Report abuse

Can we have an explicit statement from Mr. Obama, he would resign if it ever becomes evident that he is practicing Islam either in the White House, Capitol, or anywhere else?

Under Oath ... so that ALL Americans can be assured that he is not a what is allowed in Islam ... to fake anything (allowed to pretend - just has to let ONE Mullah, Mufti, or Genghis Khan designed High Priests that have hogged the line of clerics - as a means of cloistering all power under what are called "Mullahs" to propound the Holy Book in ARABIC only - another ploy to cloister POWER!) ... i.e. as long as you do not "give up Islam in your heart" ... what a disingenious Islamic Clause in their eternal drive to take over all panoramas and virgin fields and vistas they come accross - just like Genghis Khan and his hordes ... - see

Posted by: Main Man | July 23, 2008 5:23 PM | Report abuse

Obama, McCain. Same lies. Same corruption. We're starting over with Cynthia McKinney. Shame on all of you who dare underestimate her greatness. Greens and PUMA PAC uniting to derail Obama presidency. Wait til you see us in Denver!! ha ha ha!!

Posted by: ClintonDem4Cynthia | July 23, 2008 5:24 PM | Report abuse

Poor jewcounter. Nothing to offer but insults of McCain. What else would one expect from an ignorant childish Obamafool. This juvenile can't say anything positive about Barry. But then again, who could.

Posted by: Jack Straw | July 23, 2008 5:30 PM | Report abuse

First of all why are Harry's comments still posted? Is his hateful, vile speech any better than cursing?

Second of all for those who ask if Jews are voting against their self interest (suggested by doctorfixit)Jews are not a monolithic bloc. They won't all vote just based on Israel. Are all Americans of Irish extraction a block? Italian extraction? Protestants? Catholics?
It's a ludicrous argument.

Posted by: Dave | July 23, 2008 5:30 PM | Report abuse

The predicted Anti Christ?

The mind boggles and Nostraddamus turns in his grave for having seen it?

There was no America then ... and still he saw it !

So it was not GB, but one to still come?

Whoever "he" may be?!

Posted by: MMan | July 23, 2008 5:36 PM | Report abuse

to all conservatives;
If Obama gets elected put all you money into your 401k! Max it out so you will pay less taxes. I guarantee Obama will raise taxes! He has to many entitlement programs! He will raise everyone taxes then he'll be out in 4 years. Oohrahh

Posted by: hambone11 | July 23, 2008 5:40 PM | Report abuse

Is Monkey Osama Jewish now?
Hussein is a real chameleon that takes the appearance of his surroundings...
Jewish people love Barrack Hussein,....little do they know about his uncle Jeremiah Wright's congregation of hate for America and their love for Muslim and Palestine's ideology.

Is Barrack Hussein Osama Jewish now?
Hussein is a real chameleon that takes the appearance of his surroundings...
I wonder what he will look like tomorrow?

Posted by: Manolete | July 23, 2008 5:44 PM | Report abuse

Anybody know if Sudan's Bashir and Obama have gotten along?

Actually, Bashir of Sudan has put a tumultuous "Hurricane" of genocide and rape conversions to Islam in his drive of Anti-African programme (eliminations of all "black" Africans from Sudan) ... with China's help and also so that he can pawn off those ancient AFRICAN (black tribes) lands over to China who is playing that same game of no-chinese blood spilt gains all over the world ... but more so in Africa and ALL China-surrounding countries.

They, the Chinese-Pakistani ISI collaboration have succeeded in creating the Trojan Horse of Maoists (Chinese/Pakistani armed and trained) who have gained governmental power in NEPAL and the TROJAN plan is to take over and turn Nepal into another TIBET just like Kashmir held lands, Bhutan held lands, Sikkim held lands, Aksai Chin held lands, Ladakh held lands, Sikkim held lands, Mizzoram held lands, Tibet held lands, Burmah by proxy of the Generals and its Rubies-Diamonds-Sapphires rich lands, (MINERALS, Precious stones, moneies exchanged between the China and Burmah rulers the China built road to the Indian ocean paved with such under the table dealings and SECRET traitorous pawning off BURMA wealth, country and land by the Burma's generals all secret Hong Kong arranged meetings)

So this GRAND play is not only going on in the coming take over of USA leadership ... but goes much beyond ... with China and Arab League in play!

Deep analysis and detective work is call for WORLDWIDE!

Posted by: NewThoughtOldWorld | July 23, 2008 6:01 PM | Report abuse

Divemaster, Here Here!

Posted by: JanD | July 23, 2008 6:05 PM | Report abuse

There is simply nothing Obama or anyone can do to address the simple fact that the majority of white Americans are racists, plain and simple.

This simple truth, however obvious it may be to anyone with some mental clarity, is incomprehensible to the press and the American public.

Obama's monumental loss in November will be attributed to a host of factors (flip flopping whatever), but the single most important one, the obvious fact that to white Americans a black first family is an abomination to the national culture will be ignored as if the issue simply did not exist.

Posted by: Domingo Tavella | July 23, 2008 6:06 PM | Report abuse

Whoa, I take 232 years off and come back to find... this? Y'all were supposed to be the best-educated, most advanced, fairest society on the planet, and look at you. Look at you.

I did not waste precious years of my symbolic life - when I could have been flirting with Swiss Miss, or one of the foxier Greek goddesses - so that a fat, lazy, ignorant, spoiled nation of zeroes could watch Girls Gone Wild.

You know what? I'm done. Fix your f^$&#ng country yourselves.

Posted by: Uncle Sam | July 23, 2008 6:32 PM | Report abuse

The right kept challenging Obama to tour the Middle East only hoping that he would make some gaff they could use against him everyday until the election. What happened? He tours the Bagdhad is given a hero's welcome by the troops, moves and talks seamlessly with every head of state, impresses both Israelis and Palastinians and overall looks far more Presidential than not only McCain but Bush as well. McCain is left at home and is the one making the gaffs about the Anbar awakening and which countries border Iraq. If Obama had made these mistakes, it would essentially be over. McCain is running on his ability to oversee the war and he can't get the most basic information right! He makes these gaffs on DAILY basis, meanwhile the rest of the world is just waiting for Bush to be jetisonned from the Whitehouse and Barack Obama to be the new leader of what is still the greatest nation in the world

Posted by: Anonymous | July 23, 2008 6:32 PM | Report abuse

Obama's trip to the Mid-East only looks good because the Liberal media edits out all the flubs. Mr. "I've now been in 57 states" rolls on without one critical look.

Posted by: hairkilt | July 23, 2008 6:42 PM | Report abuse

mccain continually trips over his own tongue. on top of this, he said that obama should go to iraq and the middle east. obama did - and now mr. mcoldman doesn't seem to like that. what the devil does he like.

personally, i think dementia, if it hasn't already set in, is not too far away. do we really need this old man in the white house.
i say this and i'm 78

Posted by: dibick99 | July 23, 2008 6:44 PM | Report abuse

hairclub-

Liberal media edits out all the flubs--

That's a good one!! ROTFF LAUGHING!!! You really ought to be a comedian!!

Posted by: Bill | July 23, 2008 6:53 PM | Report abuse

i read some of the previous comments especially one by that schmuck harry. a true anti semite. and, probably a bush voter. and he'll vote for mccain.

i can't believe how stupid some of these people are. its a shame you allow writings without being checked for english. it just goes to show what our schools have come to since i left college. most of these people couldn't spell themselves out of a paper bag.

Posted by: dibick99 | July 23, 2008 6:53 PM | Report abuse

Hey Domingo-

Quit taking our jobs and get your ass back to Mexico!

Posted by: Anonymous | July 23, 2008 6:56 PM | Report abuse

Obama's trip to the Mid-East only looks good because the Liberal media edits out all the flubs. Mr. "I've now been in 57 states" rolls on without one critical look. The coverage can't be called fair or balanced--but it is fairly typical of the Left.

Posted by: hairkilt | July 23, 2008 6:56 PM | Report abuse

hairclub-

Quit repeating yourself. BTW, be prepared in January for President Barack HUSSEIN Obama.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 23, 2008 7:02 PM | Report abuse

Joe Lieberman I believe will be MCCain's VP and he'll blow the Democrats away..

why the dems didn't go with a clear winner in Hillary can only lead one to believe that sexism lies deep within the old established democratic party.

join the discussions at:

http://hillaryisourchoice.com/simplemachinesforum/

Posted by: MM | July 23, 2008 7:12 PM | Report abuse

I am Jewish and I wasn't polled, but my vote and the others in my house (3) more are for Sen. Obama.

Posted by: jerry rubin | July 23, 2008 7:31 PM | Report abuse

Stop and think, this is an article about how the majority of Jewish Americans fully support Obama. That's because we know how the right wing really feels about us and Republican ideology goes against Jewish tradition and values. The anti-Semitic posts by people claiming to be Obama supporters are fraudulent Republican activists attempting to undermine the content of this article. The Republicans have nothing to go on in support of their candidate so their up to their usual stupid tricks.

It won't work this time, sorry Reptilescums. You're party and its offensive ideology of hate and intolerance is going to be swept into the dustbin of history along with all the other failed totalitarian ideologies of the past.

Obama '08!

Posted by: Snowball | July 23, 2008 7:54 PM | Report abuse

I am so stunned by my party which had a great and experienced candidate in Hillary Clinton. They are going for a flash in the pan, who really doesn't like to work hard, if his attendance record in Illinois and Washington are looked at.

Frankly, he looked like a fish out of water in Iraq.

At this point, I would put my money on McCain. He will be the next president.

Posted by: Political Watchdog | July 23, 2008 8:01 PM | Report abuse

I visit political blogs and commentaries all over the web and the place I find the most hateful and bigoted and least thoughtful and informed comments are on this one.

Posted by: ProPsych | July 23, 2008 8:07 PM | Report abuse

Oh, and to shine a little sunlight onto how Obama was really received in Baghdad by US troops and State Department workers, ignore the right wing partisans above and judge for yourself:

http://www.crooksandliars.com/2008/07/23/thousands-of-gis-state-dept-workers-flock-to-obama-in-baghdad/

The failure and criminality of the Bush regime is what Conservatism looks like when put into action. The American people, our troops, government employees and the rest of the world have had enough.

Time for change and less of the McSame.

Posted by: Snowball | July 23, 2008 8:13 PM | Report abuse

Alex,

If only you had a brain, you would make some sense. Unfortunately, your inherited BIGOTRY controls what little grey matter you have slapped against your empty skull!

And to the rest of you BIGOTS: you are the shame that makes America less than than the great country it should be.

SHAME ON YOU!

Posted by: JUST THE TRUTH | July 23, 2008 8:13 PM | Report abuse

Oh, and I forgot to say that I am a Jew, proudly voting for and supporting Obama, as is every Jew I know. It might surprise you to know that most Jews think well beyond Israel when we reflect on our "self-interest." We think about our economy, the status of our country in the world, the environment, the Supreme Court and our rights and freedoms, and when we take all of that into consideration, we know that Obama is the person who will best lead us.

You can lie about Obama being a Muslim, a radical, a black liberationist, whatever - we see it for what it is - racist drivel. Rant as much as you want and tell yourself over and over that McCain or Cindy McKinney or whomever is going to win - whatever gets you through the night. Doesn't change a thing.

Posted by: ProPsych | July 23, 2008 8:19 PM | Report abuse

ProPsych (@8:19), I very much doubt that you a "a Jew." Your style of writing is emotional, not rational or intellectual. Besides, no Jew I know would state that "every" other Jew he/she knew was voting for Obama. You are simply a typical Obama fan.

Posted by: Judy Kilgore | July 23, 2008 8:54 PM | Report abuse

And they say racism is not an issue anymore...wow to many of the posts here today. What rock did you people crawl out from under?

Obama may not be perfect, but I don't see how anyone could vote for John McCain. Surely it can't be confidence. Can't be a policy decision. Oh, yes, it's because he is neither white nor Jewish. Hopeless.

Posted by: Susan | July 23, 2008 9:00 PM | Report abuse

Interesting how the nutcases can't decide whether Obama is actually a Muslim... or actually in league with "the Jews."

I can't pay enough attention to tell if it's the same people or different people, but wouldn't it be fun to see them locked in a room together to sort it out?

I wish I had confidence that one form of insanity will cancel the other out... but I fear that many will find a way to believe that he is both a crypto-Jew and a crypto-Muslim. Deranged minds can work everything out.

As AK said...

"... these discussions are populated almost entirely by lunatics taking a break from sniffing bicycle seats.

Posted by: AK | July 23, 2008 4:35 PM "

Posted by: Mike | July 23, 2008 9:19 PM | Report abuse

Judy Kilgore,

Did you happen to read the article? The majority of us are voting for Obama, no matter what kind of vile, racist smears your party throws at him. We know all to well the history of racism and right wing radicalism, we too often have been the victims of it. That's why, except for a few nut cases, we always vote Democratic.

Posted by: Snowball | July 23, 2008 9:22 PM | Report abuse

A persons name dictates nothing about a person at all.This country is so uneducated and stupid I'm truly not surprised we are falling apart. Barack is a Jewish name, it means blessing in Hebrew. OMG if we follow the same logic as some of the people who have posted here then we can come to the conclusion that Obama is a Jew also,Lets See. So maybe because Barack is his FIRST name it MEANS MORE than his middle name (Hussien if our hick friends haven't already made you aware, its the only name the know, and since it sounds Arabic he must be a terrorist). MAYBE Obama is a secret Black Jew trying to take over the US government so it obviously favors Jewish Stuff. right, because the name argument tells us so much about what a person stands for right? is he a Jew like his first name says or an Arab like his middle name tells me, and what the hell am i suppose to think about his last name?

Posted by: JayZee | July 23, 2008 10:40 PM | Report abuse

Ms. Kilgore - so you think you can determine who is a Jew or not based on your analysis of their writing style? Guess you don't know much about the history of the Jews in this country - intellectual, rational and emotional alike - we tend to vote Democratic.

Every Jew in my circle of friends and my family is voting for Obama - I guess that thought threatens you so much you have to deny my religious identity. Doesn't surprise me - the thought that Obama is going to win threatens you and those like you so much you have to deny his religious identity as well.

Posted by: ProPsych | July 23, 2008 11:30 PM | Report abuse

im a proud jew and will NEVER vote for obama.he is an empty suit .and too all jews i appeal too u dont vote for obama.he is no good for america.all these crazy leftist liberals are all anti semitic.if u dont believe read their blogs.its frighting .VOTE FOR MCCAIN.

Posted by: dave | July 24, 2008 12:36 AM | Report abuse

I too am a jew, my late grandfather started orkin pest control, my grandfather told my wife and I in 1991 that he changed parties when president Reagan did! Jewish pol over all are conservative! I don't know where these liberal ones are coming from but I was raised on eating lox matzos and eating every week at canters restaurant in Hollywood! A Jewish restaurant btw known for it's homemade chicken noodle soup. I am sure there are a few liberal Jews but for the life of me I can't seehow you will be able to justify to god. For the record Obama did a fund raiser in Chicago for a supposed peaceful group in a town in Israel and two weeks after this group got thief money they went out and killed 12 Israelis with a suicide bomber! Justify that. If you don't believe me look it up in the archives in the Chicago tribune website! Later hypocrites

Posted by: hambone11 | July 24, 2008 12:37 AM | Report abuse

The Leftists are just going to be crushed when Obama loses. They really do not have a grip on how fragile Obama's lead is right now...exactly like Kerry's 4 years ago.

Posted by: Reality Check | July 24, 2008 7:03 AM | Report abuse

How anyone, Jewish or otherwise, could vote for John McCain is beyond me.

Whether or not you like Obama is irrelevant. Haven't we had enough inane, plodding, out of date policy for the past eight years? Doesn't our national debt give you pause? Do you agree with torture?

Posted by: Susan | July 24, 2008 10:14 AM | Report abuse

I think that if you believe any of Obama's speeches about his support for Israel, you should have your head examined. His speeches are written for him by his 300 advisors and he never says the same thing twice. Maybe he is schizophrenic. You Rorschack patients should take off your rosy colored glasses and pay attention to the real Obama....20 years with Rev Wright ala Farrakhan.....do you think Obama was playing house during those years of a close friendship? I would rather elect Rev Sharpton than this Elmer Gantry. At least you know where Sharpton stands on issues!

Posted by: Rif | July 24, 2008 1:03 PM | Report abuse

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