I am neither Jewish or have ties (except through friends) to Israel. A friend of mine sent me this. I got the link from the Huffington Post since she didn't have a link there.
Additionally, any of you who live in the 5 boroughs of New York know that Staten Island and their local newspaper called the "Staten Island Advance" is a conservative paper and today they endorsed President Obama (they also endorsed our Teabagger corrupt Congressman, Michael Grimm for a 2nd term). Here's a couple of quotes from their Editorial. I have been trying to send the link since this morning but with no avail. Maybe their site is having problems due to Sandy, Staten Island was hit so very hard. Therefore, I hope you forgive me for this.
"And here’s something else that will happen no matter who wins: The economy will continue to improve, no matter who is elected. The jobs picture will improve - as it already has for the past 30 successive months.
That’s the way the economic cycle works. Despite the flood of charges and claims made during this race, the truth partisans can’t get through their heads is that the president can’t have a dramatic effect on the economy any more than he can have on the weather.
This week, in the wake of Sandy, that’s a particularly salient notion. Even the combative Republican Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey was effusive in his praise of the president’s handling of the situation. He accepts now, if he didn’t before, that government surely does have an important role to play in people’s lives.
Those who blast President Obama forget that the downturn began during George W. Bush’s presidency, well before Mr. Obama was elected. He inherited what was already the worst financial crisis since 1932 when he was sworn in in 2009.
And despite his critics’ rhetoric, there are many respected economists who believe that history will show that the steps he took spared the nation another Great Depression. America has been pointed in the right direction since he took office, however slowly it has been moving that way.
There was a sweeping crisis in banks, investment firms, home mortgages and jobs in 2009. And then, we were fighting two unfinanced foreign wars on borrowed money.
Whether you approve or not, General Motors and Chrysler, with their 1 million-plus jobs, are thriving today thanks to government intervention and targeted spending that has been fully repaid.
On Mr. Obama’s watch, America has left Iraq and is getting out of Afghanistan. And, after 10 years at large, Osama bin Laden was finally killed on President Obama’s authority.
Closer to home, he has shown real leadership in responding to the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, as Gov. Christie will attest. And unlike his Republican opponent, he has grasped the real threat posed by climate change.
Mr. Obama also inherited significant debt that has swelled to $16 trillion on his watch. That’s troubling and one reason we opposed his costly and problem-laden Affordable Care Act. He must address this growing problem if he does get a second term.
Mr. Romney, who once espoused the now-obsolete GOP doctrine that deficits don’t matter, proposes to reduce government spending, but won’t say exactly how. We do know his conservative supporters proposed sharply cutting programs the “47 percent,” who he claims will never vote for him, depend upon - Social Security and Medicare. At the same time, he also hews to the GOP doctrine that tax cuts for the “job-creators” - the wealthy and business - are always a good thing regardless of how or if they are paid for. His own well-heeled constituency, of course, doesn’t need any help.
He also recklessly calls for the abolition of such agencies as the Federal Emergency Management Agency, insisting that states and charities can handle the load. After recent events, that’s a frightening thought."
Unfortunately, the New York Daily News followed the New York Post and endorsed Mitt Romney. I refuse to even read their stupid reasoning behind that endorsement.