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    is far too binary. The only way it approaches "anti-semitism" in any way shape or form is in constructing the Jewish vote as dependent on such simplistic, all or nothing categories.

    IMO (based on experience and on several conversations with friends/relatives/acquaintances in the area in question) the question of class interest is one that is far too often ignored completely.

    I personally know a lot of orthodox, reform, liberal jews that voted for Obama and now condemn Obama over one thing and one thing only: His handling of the economy.

    They will tip a nod to Israel policy, and blah blah blah... but I know a LOT of investor-class, business-class "liberal" Jews that simply hate the bailout, think he's been completely wrong with the various bailouts, and on and on and on.

    I think most of them are idiots, and I think that most of them are terribly misinformed... but these are socially and generally politically liberal folks whose bank accounts and investment funds and so on have been hammered in the last few years, and they (for whatever stupid reason) blame Obama, hate Geithner, and hate Bernanke.

    Israel-Palestine policy, orthodoxy, gay marriage... meh.

    Money no longer in retirement accounts??? That makes ANYONE mad, and if they have been getting a steady stream of wall street blather blaming the bad business on Obama, then they qualify as low-information voters.

    The only way to ensure a free press is to own one

    by RedDan on Tue Sep 20, 2011 at 07:34:11 PM PDT

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