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American Jewry's Cherished Values

doc, aka Rich Wrote: Oct 13, 2012 9:25 PM
Caroline, you don't seem like you understand what makes individuals vote. People vote for what they feel benefits "them", not what benefits the country or what benefits their countrymen. When you suggest: "Certainly it is true that for American Jews to vote for Obama next month they must act against their economic interests." Maybe they vote against the interests of others but not their own. Mitt tried to express this when he explained (quite truthfully) that with income redistribution people who are recipients see it as their economic interest to support its continuation. As Margaret Thatcher expressed it, that ends when the money runs out, but that's not "today". It seems like Jewish Americans support large government.
lupine Wrote: Oct 14, 2012 3:07 AM
The good news is that Jewish Americans are slowly but surely seeing that the country's interests are their interests. Ten years ago 80% of Jews voted Democrat. I suspect that in this next election, it will drop below 70%.
pow1000 Wrote: Oct 14, 2012 8:13 PM
I doubt that, I dont know one jewish person (and I know many, married into it) thats voting for Romney.
tiamo Wrote: Oct 15, 2012 1:06 PM
Wow! Maybe that is progress, a gain of 10% in ten years.... snail pace, to be sure.
Jim Oakland Wrote: Oct 13, 2012 9:32 PM
I vote for who is good for my country in the long run. The debt is way too big.

Decades ago, the sociographer Milton Himmelfarb coined the aphorism that "American Jews earn like Episcopalians and vote like Puerto Ricans." And his words ring as true today as ever. Surveys show that roughly 70 percent of American Jews intend to cast their ballots for President Barack Obama's reelection next month.

Himmelfarb's quip indicated that American Jews abjure their economic interests in favor of their liberal values. Certainly it is true that for American Jews to vote for Obama next month they must act against their economic interests.

Obama's economic policies have taken a huge toll on the economic...