Feb 13, 2015

The Obama Jew

Yesterday's post on Netanyahu addressing Congress received the following comment;

Anonymous said... Please explain to me why American Jews continue to support Obama. Are they blind, or do they just not care about Israel? February 12, 2015 at 9:35 PM

The Jewish support for Obama has exasperated me for years, but I am a minority member of the clan. Obama received 78% of the Jewish vote in his first election, and despite several snubs of Israel, still received 69% of their support in 2012. The Jewish alliance with the Democratic Party goes back to the Roosevelt era. Some sociologists believe that contemporary Judaism has metamorphosed more into social liberalism than traditional religion.  Obama was a liberal's dream candidate.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mike,

I don't have time to read many books but love to read book reviews. I read several on this one.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052970203440104574402591116901498
Norman Podhoretz, Why are Jews Liberal. You can find reviews from the TNTimes and national review as well.
Scott Armstrong

Anonymous said...

I always thought most voters voted as their parents and grandparents did.

AuH20 said...

There is no explaining the liberalism of American Jews. Prior to 1965 one might forgive them for their experiences in Europe in the first half of the 20th Century. But in the past 50 years they have been chased from their neighborhoods, had their places of worship bombed, and been screwed by affirmative action, particularly in education.