Obama To Use “Talking Points” To Recapture Jewish Vote

The election results from Tuesday’s special election in New York’s 9th congressional district exposed a major loss in loyalty from a voting block that has been among the most loyal to Democrats throughout history.  Jews, and New York Jews in particular, have stood by Democrats for decades even as some Democrats have gone quite overboard pandering to the academic/progressive left’s love affair with the Palestinian cause.  Too often, these Democrats have made apologies for Palestinian terrorism and been openly hostile to Israeli governments, and yet Jews have stood by Democrats all these years.  It is elemental for most NY Jews – yes, Israel is important, but you just don’t vote for Republicans.  It simply isn’t done.  Alas, in NY-9 the Jewish vote swung for Bob Turner, the Republican, in what is clearly viewed as a rebuke to President Obama over his policy toward Israel.  This is an earthquake and I’ll try to analyze it in just a bit, but first let’s look at the White House’s response.  From the NY Times:

Tuesday’s Republican upset in New York’s Congressional election, they say, is a sign of bad things to come for Mr. Obama.

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.

Among those efforts is a multi-page set of talking points circulated last Friday with the title, “President Obama’s Stance on Israel: Myths vs. Facts.”

This is consonant with the typical reaction to recent electoral defeats for the Democrats.  They got slaughtered last November and they attributed it to bad “messaging“.  Remember that one?  They claimed that they talked over our heads, so we didn’t understand them.  They’re always blaming the way they say things, not what they say or what they do.  This stems from their intrinsic arrogance and self-assessment of superiority – they know that they are right on substance, it simply has to be a communication issue.  Knowing this, “talking points” are exactly the remedy that one would expect the Obama administration to apply to this newly opened and gaping wound to his political fortune.  Repackage the message.

Now, on to the why of the NY-9 Jewish vote.  Democrats have dallied with Palestinian terrorists and hectored Israel for years and the Jewish vote has stayed loyal, so why now?  Why did they abandon Obama now?  The answer is that Obama has done more than slap Israel around and dance with Palestinian thugs.  He has thoroughly trashed the alliance between the US and Israel and abandoned them to their own fate, which has emboldened Israels enemies.  Obama has signaled to the world that he and Netanyahu cannot work together and he will not be coming to Bibi’s aid.  Thus, aggression against Israel has ramped up at a shocking pace because Israel’s enemies know that the alliance between the US and Israel is at an all-time low point and they will probably never again get an opportunity like this again to damage the Jewish state.  Rocket attacks have resumed from Gaza, Assad is sending waves of rabble-rousers over the border with Israel, terrorist attacks are being launched from Egypt, and, out of the blue, Turkey is talking war over the deliberately provocative and stupid Gaza aid flotilla.  All the while, Obama eggs this on with sote voce and overt rebukes and demands that Israel return to the 1967 borders, again a crazy, out of the blue, development with no basis in policy reality or recent precedent.  Israelis and American Jews understand that this is not mere bumbling or harmless dalliance, this can only be driven by pure animus; and, they understand he has tripped the wires, he has unleashed the war dogs of the Middle East on Israel.

That is why Obama has lost swaths of the Jewish vote.  It is a near unprecedented squandering of an asset, but not to worry, he has talking points.

Talking points.  Obama has left Israel alone on the brink of war but he’s gonna email out some talking points…

There there Jews, read these talking points.

The arrogance.  The mind-boggling, rage-inducing arrogance.

 

(cross posted at Now Batting for Pedro Borbon)

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  • D17

    I hope the American people are done being fooled by talking points.  They really are corny and make the speaker, Republican or Democrat, look unintelligent. 

    If your brain is limited to regurgitating 5 or 6 canned phrases, please don’t run for office.

  • HG

    In the Obama administration — and most democrat administrations for that matter — facts are not established by what the President does, but by what the President says.  The word of Obama is the only reality anyone should know; and pay no nevermind to his actions and the consequences which follow.

  • Bat One

    I simply can’t imagine why NY Jewish voters would be abandoning Barack H. Obama!

    • http://realitybasedbob.sayanythingblog.com/ realitybasedbob

      That’s probably because you’re stupid.

      Ex-Mossad Chief: US-Israel Cooperation ‘Never Better’
      Military, intelligence and security cooperation between Israel and
      the United States has never been as strong as it is today, Ephriam
      Halevy, the former Mossad director, told a meeting of Israel Policy
      Forum in New York on Monday.

      Israel owes Barack Obama incredible gratitude for his direct
      intercession with Egyptian authorities this past weekend, which is the
      only thing responsible for the rescue of the Israelis at the Cairo
      Embassy, Halevy said, according to Elihu Davison of Morristown, NJ, an
      IPF founder. If Obama had not acted as quickly and effectively as he
      did, those Israeli diplomats would have come home in body bags, and the
      Israeli government could not have survived that, said Halevy, who headed
      Israel’s National Security Council under Ariel Sharon.

      …In a rare positive accolade for Obama, Netanyahu said in a national speech Sunday:

      I would like to express my gratitude to the President of the
      United States, Barack Obama. I asked for his help. This was a decisive
      and fateful moment. He said, “I will do everything I can.” And so he
      did. He used every considerable means and influence of the United States
      to help us. We owe him a special measure of gratitude. This attests to
      the strong alliance between Israel and the United States.
      This alliance
      between Israel and the United States is especially important in these
      times of political storms and upheavals in the Middle East.

      http://www.thejewishweek.com/blogs/political_insider/ex_mossad_chief_us_israel_cooperation_never_better

  • SigFan

    Too late Barry – you screwed that pooch to death.  And when the open warfare breaks out over there, you’re going to look even worse than you do now.  And not just to Jews.

  • Anna830

    My past employers are Jewish and it boggles my mind, (one is a peds cardiologist the other neuro-surgeon) how two highly intelligent humans can be sooooooo stupid. Why any Jewish citizen would vote for Obama is amazing to me. And, yet, they do… in droves. You would
    think they would recognize an enemy when they heard/saw one.  FSS.. nothing in his background suggests that he would be pro-Israel. Quite the contrary, I am afraid.
    Not sure what people expect when the guy was raised as a Muslim and is openly pro-Muslim. Duh!

    • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

      They have a sad history of not recognizing the enemy.

    • SigFan

      I have a theory about this – and it is only a theory.  Many Jewish
      people have become very secular in their lives, shunning the faith of
      their forebears and embracing the pseudo-intellectual religion of the
      liberal elites in it’s place.  Voting for Democrats in general and Obama
      in particular is self-affirmation of their intellectual superiority, at
      least in their convoluted way of thinking.  I think they substitute
      this new “religion” of liberalism in an attempt to smother their
      conscience.  Even those that still actively practice their faith feel
      more aligned to the secularism of liberals, particularly those that shun
      or ridicule Christianity for the same reason, as an affirmation of
      sorts that their practice of Judaism and embrasure of liberalism
      relieves them of the guilt they feel for having rejected the Messiah. 
      Again, this is just a theory that I’ve thought about from time to time
      and I’ve no scientific data to verify it.  I’ve only the personal
      observation of Jewish friends over the years – and I do have quite a few
      of them, both the secular and the practicing .

      • Camsaure

        Throughout history there have been groups of so called Christians that persecuted the Jews, leading them to beleive that all Christians think and act this way. Hitler tried to corrupt this as well and this day the KKK and other supremacist groups practice this. Then there are a few so called biblical scholars whom preach “replacement theology”.We must not forget that Jesus is a Jew.
        One has to wonder how a race of people whom have been persecuted and discriminated against for thousands of years can still exist. Can we say “divine intervention”. The reason that they are constantly  being persecuted and attempts are being made to destroy them is because Satan also knows what the Bible says. That is that the Messiah, Christ will not return until  Isreal admits they were wrong and asks Christ to return. If Satan can destroy the Jewish people then they cannot repent and ask forgiveness and for his return. Knowing this it is pretty simple to see who and which groups (parties) and counties are actually doing the work of the devil.

    • http://realitybasedbob.sayanythingblog.com/ realitybasedbob

      Oh that’s a real nice story.
      Too bad none of it is true.

      Orthodox Paper Echoes Netanyahu, Praises Obama’s Cooperation with Israel over Embassy Attack

      September 12, 2011 – 2:38 pm

      Hamodia—the nation’s only Jewish daily newspaper serving the Orthodox Jewish community—praised President Barack Obama in today’s editorial
      for his “immediate and effective” response to the attack on Israel’s
      embassy in Cairo. The editorial noted that Obama’s response to Israeli
      Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s request for aid is a clear
      demonstration of the strong alliance between the Obama Administration
      and Israel.

      Hamodia expressed in the editorial, entitled “Thank You Mr.
      President,” “The Jewish community all over the world offers him [Obama]
      our heartfelt thanks.”

      …President Barack Obama was not ‘too busy’
      to answer the phone. On the contrary, his response was immediate and
      effective. Tantawi was soon reached, at 1:00 a.m. (Israel time), and
      told:

      ‘There’s no time to waste’ to avert a tragic outcome that ‘would
      have very severe consequences.’

      In a statement issued afterwards, Prime
      Minister Netanyahu expressed his gratitude: ‘I asked for his help,’ said
      Netanyahu. ‘This was a decisive and fateful moment. He said, “I will do
      everything I can.” And so he did. He used every considerable means and
      influence of the United   States to help us. We owe him a special
      measure of gratitude. This attests to the strong alliance between Israel
      and the United States. This alliance between Israel and the United
      States is especially important in these times of political storms and
      upheavals in the Middle East.’
      He also thanked the Egyptian commandos
      who were sent in to bring the Israeli guards out before it was too late.

      Much has been made of the strained
      relations between Netanyahu and the White House in recent days; but in
      this test of standing by one’s allies in a matter of life and death,
      Barack Obama came through. He merited to be Hashem’s instrument of salvation. The Jewish community all over the world offers him our heartfelt thanks.

      http://www.njdc.org/blog/post/Hamodia91211

      Silly nutters.

  • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

    Maybe he could arrange a bris for himself.  Maybe the Reverend Jesse Jackson could be allowed to perform it.

    • VocalYokel

      “Maybe the Reverend Jesse Jackson could be allowed to perform it.”

      I vote for Lorena Bobbitt.

      • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

        Let’s keep it political.  Jesse really wants to cut off BO’s nuts.  It would be a booootiful thing!  JJ could have them bronzed.

  • $8194357

    Take away a politicians “talking points” and most of them are babbling idiots.

  • mikemc1970

    If you want to get the Jewish sentiment back, Mr. President, just oppose this UN vote. Show you stand next to Israel with your actions, because your words carry no credit with anyone anymore.

    • JustRuss

      Vocally and Visually oppose the UN vote, don’t just let your UN rep quietly shake his head.

    • Marc Trepanier

      What about Syria? This is an area in which Iran has been making strong inroads. Let’s recap the situation;For six months Baher al-Assad has been slaughtering sunni muslims At month five, Obama has said next to nothing about Syria while touting his success in LibyaIn contrast, he signed an executive order banning financial transactions, business deals between the US/US Persons and the government of SyriaYesterday the State Department tells US Citizens to leave
      Is this plausible deniability?http://msmignoresit.blogspot.com/2011/09/army-of-lions-lead-by-lamb.html

      • mikemc1970

        I don’t disagree, but there is no way this President is ideologically capable of bending that far away from his modus operandi.

  • Spartacus

    For your reading pleasure:

    During his vacation at Martha’s Vineyard – President Obama had been slicing off the tee on every hole.

    He asks his Scottish caddy if he has noticed any obvious reasons for his poor tee shots, to which the caddy replies:

    “Aye, there’s a piece of shyt on the end of yer driver.”

    The President picks up his driver and cleans the club face, at which point the caddy says: “No, the other end.”

    Absconded from Denny

  • mickey_moussaoui

    You have to be willfully ignorant to remain an Obama supporter now.

  • Marc Trepanier

    What about Syria? This is an area in which Iran has been making strong inroads. Let’s recap the situation;For six months Baher al-Assad has been slaughtering sunni muslims At month five, Obama has said next to nothing about Syria while touting his success in LibyaIn contrast, he signed an executive order banning financial transactions, business deals between the US/US Persons and the government of SyriaYesterday the State Department tells US Citizens to leave
    Is this plausible deniability?http://msmignoresit.blogspot.com/2011/09/army-of-lions-lead-by-lamb.html

  • http://www.a-zara.com/ Yarmulkes

    Jewish voters will discover next week the
    real identity of Barak Hussein Obama. The Palestinians are going to call for a
    statehood art the UN and they will get support of the entire Muslim World. The
    U.S.A. will veto the idea (unless B.H.Obama really wants to start looking for a
    new job next week), after their failure at the UN, the Palestinians will
    continue to play the “victims” for a few more years.
    http://www.a-zara.com/p1146.htm

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