We know: it’s crazy paranoid to assume that a man who was mentored for over 20-years by a rabid Jew-hater just might have a few, um, issues, with Jews and Israel.
But hey, Seraphic Secret did not go to an Ivy League college, nor did we attend graduate school where common sense is, North Korean style, washed right out of impressionable young minds in favor of Deconstruction, see: Marxism, and multiculturalism, code indicating that all cultures are equally valid except for Western Judeo/Christian culture which is corrupt, imperialist and thoroughly evil.
Yup, Barack Obama adored the Jew-hating racist Jeremiah Wright to such a degree that Wright officiated at the Obama wedding and baptized the Obama children.
American Jews overwhelmingly chose to ignore these subtle hints of anti-Semitism, instead pointing to all the wonderful Jews who worked in the Obama campaign.
Which is kind of like cheering the Judenrat.
My wife Karen, a skilled psychologist, bluntly terms this behavior cognitive dissonance: supporting two contradictory notions at the same time, thus using perverse logic—illogic—to reconcile the irreconcilable.
Hence, Seraphic Secret, shooting from the hip and in bold Saul Bass titles labeled the 78% of American Jews who voted for Obama: Stupid Jews.
But the light has begun to dawn.
Even stupid American Jews—as opposed to really stupid American Jews—have begun to notice that Barack Obama is hostile to the Jewish State.
And a recent poll from the non-partisan Secure America Now reveals that only 2 in 5 American Jewish voters would vote to Re-Elect Obama.
This could give Obama lots of trouble in Florida, a crucial electoral state.
Here’s my request to my liberal Jewish friends and relatives:
Don’t vote for Obama.
It would be best to vote for the Republican nominee—heck, it’d be better to vote for a door knob—but we realize this is close to heresy.
So, just stay home. Don’t vote. Kick back in your La-Z-Boy recliner and screen a few John Wayne flicks. We suggest Stagecoach or The Searchers. If John Wayne is not to your taste, how about some Cary Grant movies: The Awful Truth is screwball comedy a its finest, and hey, feast your eyes on Cary Grant and Grace Kelly—will blog about Kelly’s support of Israel sometime soon—in the delightful Hitchcock romp, To Catch a Thief.
While American Jewish voters, like the rest of the country, believe that economics is the most important issue facing the nation, they also believe that for the American Jewish community the single most important issue for the Jewish community is Israel.
In a poll conducted by Democrat Pat Caddell and Republican John McLaughlin for the non-partisan organization Secure America Now http://www.secureamericanow.org/ , American Jewish voters expressed admiration for many of President Obama’s personal qualities (honesty, leadership, intelligence…) they also expressed deep concern about the state of Israel/US relations and policies being championed by the Obama Administration.
- 93% are concerned about Israel being threatened by Arab nations and Iran that want to destroy Israel.
- 81% are against Israel being forced to return to its pre-1967 borders.
- 81% agree with the Administration as they oppose the UN recognizing a Palestinian State
- 76% are concerned about Islamic terrorism committed in the US by American born Muslims
- 73% believe Jerusalem should remain the united capital of Israel and only 8% support that the US should force Israel to give away parts of Jerusalem.
- 88% believes that a prerequisite for Palestinian Statehood is their recognition of Israel as a Jewish State.
- And by a a 54-21 majority they feel that the Arab Spring has made the world more dangerous for Israel.
That this divide may have political consequences can be seen in the answers to the following: Despite a job approval rating of 63% for President Obama, only two in five Jewish voters (43% ) say they would vote to re-elect President Obama. The plurality (48%) would consider someone else and 9% are undecided.
Mr. Caddell commented on the results:” These most loyal of Democrat voters are very concerned about the future of Israel and the tense relations between the Obama Administration and the State of Israel.”
John McLaughlin added “This poll adds to the growing evidence that right behind concerns about the economy are concerns about security, and among Jewish Americans voters growing concerns for the future of our ally Israel.”
For more details on the poll visit: http://secureamericanow.org/
This poll of 600 likely Jewish voters has an accuracy of +/- 4.0% at a 95% confidence interval.
Update: Our good friend Jake Novak, Senior Producer at Fox News, reports that Pat Caddell, who conducted the poll, will appear 10:15 am EASTERN time tomorrow. Live on Varney & Co.