Charles says “But I really don’t understand this kind of thinking.”Posted: September 15, 2011
Charles is having trouble understanding how Turner, 70 years old, a Catholic, who has never held any public office before could have had this kind of support.
“I am a registered Democrat, I have always been a registered Democrat, I come from a family of Democrats — and I hate to say this, I voted Republican,” said Linda Goldberg, 61, after casting her ballot in Queens. “I need to send a message to the president that he’s not doing a very good job. Our economy is horrible. People are scared.”
Maybe he needs to read the New York Times?
Seeing Ripple in Jewish Vote (NYT Published: September 14, 2011)
WASHINGTON — Not since Jimmy Carter in 1980 has a Democrat running for president failed to win a lopsided majority of the Jewish vote. This has been true during times of peace or war, and even when there has been deep acrimony between the White House and the Israeli government.
Sensing trouble, the Obama campaign and Democratic Party leaders have mobilized to solidify the president’s standing with Jewish voters. The Democratic National Committee has established a Jewish outreach program. The campaign is singling out Jewish groups, donors and other supporters with calls and e-mails to counter the Republican narrative that Mr. Obama is hostile to Israel.
In a backhanded way, even the Nutty Professor Ludwig tries to explain it to Charles.
Wed, Sep 14, 2011 10:25:42am
Unfortunately, many in the Orthodox community – particularly the more black hat end of it and particularly amongst older voters, have drunk some the the GOP cool-aid. This is largely due to Obama’s policies – or lack of policies in the mid-East.
And he get 7 up dings for speaking against the Lizard Queen Charles.
The New York Times article sums it up nicely.
(NYT) The nub of the problem, Mr. Engel said, is that Mr. Obama tends to blame Israel and the Palestinians equally for the impasse in the Middle East — an equivalence many Jewish voters find objectionable. He said this visceral reaction prevented Jews from giving the president credit for the positive aspects of his policy.
You’re stuck on stupid Charles.
Wed, Sep 14, 2011 12:15:25pm
The idea that the Obama administration is doing anything different in regards to Israel than any other US administration is a ludicrous, easily disprovable lie. The kind of lie only a dedicated right winger pretends to believe.
Sure Charles, keep believing that, don’t worry that even the New York Times and many other left-wing pundits and media outlets are stating the obvious.
(NYT) Still, American Jews are clearly less enchanted with Mr. Obama than they were in 2008, when nearly 8 out of 10 voted for him (in a Gallup poll last July, the most recent month for which data was available, his approval rating was 60 percent). Jewish lawmakers have been warning the White House that this disaffection could hurt the president in turnout, fund-raising and enthusiasm.
As Rush said yesterday “it’s just another bitch slap.” How did that feel Charles?