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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:20 AM

Obama wins election, takes Jewish vote with him

With initial exit polls showing 70 percent of the Jewish vote going to Obama, all the efforts to swing the Jewish vote in favor of Mitt Romney by wealthy Republicans, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the iVoteIsrael campaign appear to have failed. Even in key swing state Florida, where Romney reportedly received 34 percent of the Jewish vote, Obama still came out on top.

http://972mag.com/obama-reelected-takes-jewish-vote-with-him/59258/

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Reply Obama wins election, takes Jewish vote with him (Original post)
azurnoir Nov 2012 OP
King_David Nov 2012 #1
azurnoir Nov 2012 #3
King_David Nov 2012 #5
azurnoir Nov 2012 #6
King_David Nov 2012 #9
shaayecanaan Nov 2012 #10
King_David Nov 2012 #11
azurnoir Nov 2012 #12
King_David Nov 2012 #13
azurnoir Nov 2012 #14
cali Nov 2012 #15
oberliner Nov 2012 #2
azurnoir Nov 2012 #4
shira Nov 2012 #7
azurnoir Nov 2012 #8

Response to azurnoir (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:10 PM

1. People seem obsessed with 'The Jewish vote' ,

We not a big % of the population you know?

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Response to King_David (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:13 PM

3. ya it is rather curious that an Israeli publication would print this

doncha' think, especially when Israel was hardly mentioned at all in either of the parties Presidential the campaigns



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Response to azurnoir (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:25 PM

5. Yep ...

Everyone from far left to far right are obsessed withe the 'Jewish vote'.

More so than most Jewish community newspapers are.

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Response to King_David (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:38 PM

6. so your saying that neither Presidential campaign mentioned Israel very much?

even the candidate that took his campaign to Jerusalem? did you miss the or was it lost?

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Response to azurnoir (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:57 PM

9. We talking about Israel ?

or the 'Jewish vote' ?

I get so confused , some people like to separate Jews,Israelis,Zionism,Anti-Zionism and antiSemitism...

It is all so confusing.

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Response to King_David (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:28 PM

10. Its political correctness gone mad, basically...

Outside of Florida, the Jewish vote is completely irrelevant, and even inside Florida it is far less important than the Cuban vote, for example.

Politicians actively court Jewish groups for money, not votes. But suggestions of "Jewish money" are always problematic so instead we always hear about politicians courting "the Jewish vote" instead.

American Jews are minnows in an electoral sense - maybe 2-3% of the total electorate. But they are titans in a fundraising sense. Most estimates are that the Democratic Party receives between one-third and two-thirds of its contributions from Jewish donors.

http://www.stat.unc.edu/visitors/temp/NYT/Jcontrib.html

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Response to shaayecanaan (Reply #10)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 07:00 PM

11. Now that makes more sense nt

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Response to King_David (Reply #11)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 07:05 PM

12. well I would hope that clarifies for you

you seemed okay with one though oh well maybe we're only 'spossed to mention it once

http://www.democraticunderground.com/113420432

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Response to azurnoir (Reply #12)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 08:32 PM

13. Sorry ?

Come again ?

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Response to King_David (Reply #13)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:47 AM

14. about what? n/t

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Response to King_David (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 07:44 AM

15. Hardly. There's far more "obsession" with other groups

And although Jewish voters aren't that large a percentage of the electorate, they're key in Florida and a few other states.

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Response to azurnoir (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:12 PM

2. How many individual 972mag articles are you going to make individual posts for?

Maybe just post a link to the site itself and tell people to read all the articles.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:14 PM

4. so which bothers you

the article or who published it?

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Response to azurnoir (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:50 PM

7. Why do you think the article bothers Obie? n/t

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Response to shira (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:52 PM

8. he makes the same comment everytime I post an article from +972

if he's registering approval it's an odd way of doing it IMO

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