According to the AJC's 2011 Annual Survey of American Jewish Opinion, American Jews are not so happy with Barack Obama. While Obama received around 80 percent of the Jewish vote in 2008, his current disapproval rating tops approval by 48 percent to 45 percent.
Therefore, lo and behold, a plurality of American Jews disapprove of Obama's performance as president.
This should surprise no one. Barack Obama has not been a good president, period, and he has been absolutely awful when it comes to the Arab-Israel conflict. Part of the reason that he has been so counterproductive on the I-P question is because he is mired in ideology which he presumably picked up from his friends Edward Said (deceased) and Rashid Khalidi. As someone influenced by hard-left anti-Zionists, he tends to think that the Jews are militarist fascists and the Palestinians are innocent little bunnies.
In a Jerusalem Post article, Kenneth Bandler notes:
Four years ago AJC found that 15% of Jews said they are Republicans, 58% Democrats and 26% Independents. Today, Independents are 38%, while Democrats comprise 45%, and Republicans another 16% of Jewish voters.
So, in other words, the Democrats have trimmed their Jewish sails by 13 percent, going from 58 percent to 45 percent, as the number of Jewish independents has increased from 26 percent to 38 percent.
This is just precisely the kind of good news that I have been looking for.
Time for Jews to get the hell out of the Left. It's not as if the Left stands for anything, anyway. They don't. The Left has given up on its core principals. That much is clear. The Left no longer cares about universal human rights, for if it did it might care about Tibet or Darfur or Congo.
But it doesn't. A mere scan of their publications would tell any sentient human being that this is true. If the Left cared about universal human rights, Daily Kos would not have a ratio of articles of 1242 for Israel and a disgustingly paltry 18 for Tibet.
Nor does the Left any longer care about women's rights. Feminism today has capitulated to multiculturalism and therefore has abandoned Muslim women to the burqa, i.e., gender apartheid in the Arab world.
Furthermore, of course, the western Left has betrayed the Jews through the incorporation of toxic anti-Semitic anti-Zionism into its core venues.
But, y'know, we've been around for about 3,500 years as a people, so I think that we can survive the Democratic Party and the progressive movement. They were never really friends to us, anyways. You guys know about Franklin Roosevelt and European Jews during World War II, yes?
You know about the SS St. Louis?
I think that you do.
930 Jewish refugees from Europe in 1939 were turned away from the Florida coast and were forced back to Germany where they were slaughtered.
Thank you, Franklin Roosevelt.
In any case, it is long, long past time to move on.
The progressive-left has betrayed us along with its own core principals and therefore stands for nothing.
And we certainly owe them nothing.
Besides, given Barack Obama's clear malice toward the Jewish state, do we really want him in the White House for a second term when he won't need the help of Jews to gain office? The guy was horrific enough in his first term that I cannot even imagine what he would be like in a second when he no longer even needs our friendship.
Dump the guy.
Dump the party.
Dump the movement.
Time to move on, folks.