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posted by Hawkeye® -- Thursday, June 07, 2012
Why does the Jewish people vote so liberal? It's a question that never gets answered. I wonder if the Jewish people were very conservative prior to WWII and that somewhere in the psyche they think that is why the were targeted? They were successful business people that flourished in music and education. I just don't understand it.
Should those who love Israel vote for Obama? No, nor should anyone else, but that's not the reality on the ground. Most people who self identify as Jews are actually only ethnically so; their faith (or more accurately, lack thereof) is another matter entirely...
Mig,There are a few different articles and essays on the subject of why the Jews seem to lean toward the Left. You can just Google "Why are Jews liberal?" and you should probably get something.Personally, I think it's because they have a history of being "communal". Of course the Jews were a tribal people, so they had a habit of banding together from the time of Abraham onwards.In the New Testament, according to Acts, the first thought of the Jewish Christians in Jerusalem was to establish a "commune" in which everyone shared everything in common (see Acts 4:32-37).In modern history, some Jews have banded together in communes known as a "kibbutz". As of 2010 there are still 270 "kibbutzim" in Israel. See...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KibbutzThe communal living of the kibbutzim is essentially socialism. In the late 1920s and early 1930s, various kibbutzim banded together into an association. Out of that association they formed a political party in 1936, known as the Socialist League of Palestine.Bottom line: I think it's in their culture (or their genetics).(:D) Best regards...
Camo,Whether they are ethnic Jews or religious Jews matters not. If they have any love for their ancestral homeland, they ought not to vote for Obama because he is a man intent on destroying America's relationship with Israel to the benefit of the Muslims.If the Jews (as well as the rest of us) have any love for OUR country, we ought not to vote for Obama because he is intent on destroying THIS country.Best regards...
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