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Monday, November 05, 2012

Two more Jewish newspapers and two large NY papers endorse Romney

Two more Jewish newspapers have endorsed Mitt Romney for President of the United States: The Long Island Jewish Star and the Chicago Jewish Star (Hat Tip: Monica S). This is from the first link.
There are many domestic reasons to vote for Mitt Romney on election day, most of which have been covered on these pages over since he became the apparent GOP nominee in the spring. 

There are also foreign policy issues; perhaps the one most relevant to the Jewish community is the future of Israel. This particular column focuses on the issue of Israel.

This may seem a bit crass but there is no other way to put it.  Any Jew who believes in the State of Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish State but votes for Barack Obama on November 6th, is committing Jew-i-cide because his election will lead to many unnecessary deaths in Israel, they way his actions Libya has lead to four unnecessary deaths in Benghazi.

Obama’s bad positions on Israel and terrorism during his first term will only worsen in a second when he would no longer need financial support from major Jewish donors and electoral support from Jewish voters. Just like he told Russian President Mevedev Obama will have more flexibility in a second term.
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Here's some of the second endorsement (from Obama's hometown Jewish newspaper).
We like Mr. Romney because he is able to travel to a hot-bed area like Israel and- openly, unapologetically, and accurately- commend the Jewish state for its achievements, while frankly acknowledging that it is Palestinian recalcitrance which has denied peace to the area.
We like Mr. Romney because he understands the need to create jobs by providing the right environment for the private sector to do so.
Finally, we like Mr. Romney because he, and his running mate Paul Ryan, have announced that they believe in accountability. The buck stops in the Oval Office.
Finally we like Mr. Romney in comparison to his opponent. The administration of Barack Obama has been a failure.
Contrary to the implications of Mr. Obama’s 2008 statement, Americans provided for the sick before his time; the rise of the oceans did not begin “to slow” and our planet did not begin “to heal”- not in a metaphoric sense and not in a real one.
Mr. Obama’s unsatisfactory direction for America was rooted in untenable assumptions, fueled by arrogance, and promoted by divisiveness. We don’t need more of that.
The New York Daily News and Newsday have also endorsed Governor Romney (Hat Tip: Dan F). 

Finally, there's this from David Mamet in Los Angeles' Jewish Journal (Hat Tip: Dan F).
To those Jews planning to vote for Obama:
Are you prepared to explain to your children not the principles upon which your vote is cast, but its probable effects upon them? 
Irrespective of your endorsement of liberal sentiments, of fairness and “more equal distribution,” will you explain to your children that top-down economic policies will increasingly limit their ability to find challenging and well-paid work, and that the diminution in employment and income will decrease their opportunity to marry and raise children?
Will you explain (as you have observed) that a large part of their incomes will be used to fund programs that they may find immoral, wasteful and/or indeed absurd? And that the bulk of their taxes go to no programs at all, but merely service the debt you entailed on them? 
Will you tell your children that a liberal government will increasingly marginalize, dismiss and weaken the support for and the safety of the Jewish state?
Will you tell them that, in a state-run economy, hard work may still be applauded, but that it will no longer be rewarded?
Will you explain that whatever their personal beliefs, tax-funded institutions will require them to imbibe and repeat the slogans of the left, and that, should they differ, they cannot have a career in education, medicine or television unless they keep their mouths shut?
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