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Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Tuches licking Forward names Obama one of the top 50 Jews of 2011

The tuches lickers at the Forward have named Barack Hussein Obama one of the top 50 'Jews' of 2011.
Support him, loathe him or feel wildly ambivalent — whatever you think of Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States has done more than any other non-Jew we can think of to shape the American Jewish story in 2011. Obama, 50, rode a near-tidal wave of Jewish support toward his historic win in 2008, and quickly appointed two Jews to sit in the offices closest to his in the White House.

But his frosty relations with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu soured some in the Jewish establishment and emboldened Republicans eager to chip away at Jewish voters’ stubborn loyalty to liberal politics. Sensing an opening, most of the other GOP candidates for president seem to share Mitt Romney’s assessment that Obama has thrown Israel “under the bus.” But while such sentiment was making inroads among some American Jews, the president’s vocal opposition to a unilateral declaration of Palestinian statehood and his administration’s unprecedented military support for Israel prompted New York Magazine to call him “the best friend Israel has right now.”
Please.... Although admittedly Obama is probably no less Jewish than some of the Forward's other choices (I have not gone through the list).

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At 3:41 PM, Blogger Hutzpan said...

They might as well change their name to "Sovetish Heimland".


At 5:46 PM, Blogger Sunlight said...

Hmmm. I still think the issue is the so-far unbreakable tendrils of marxism that are wrapped around and through all streams of the Jewish community. People try to say it is the "religious" vs. "non-religious" that is the issue in the Jewish world. But as I watch the "orthodox" Left, like Sen. Lieberman and I=forget-his-name the Yale law professsor, not to mention a slew of Israelis I've met, I would say that the marxist/socialist philosophies are the problem. David Horowitz's book, Radical Son, is what made me come to this conclusion because he worked through a period and place that I saw first hand. So, the Left (and many of the "religious") in Israel and the U.S. Jewish community need to re-evaluate the idea that govt imposed leveling is somehow in the Torah... because I can't find it there.

At 6:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know about that blame-the-left as being an end all and be all explanation for Magnificent O or even today's left/Jewish left. My grandfather and his brothers were (socialist) Bundists who read the Forwart religiously in its Yiddish incarnation.

And they'd be throwing up.

Partly American Jews just cut acculturated and fancy-shmancy. Which turned them into achingly unbearable morons and dolts.

At 4:37 PM, Blogger Sunlight said...

SparkytWD - Could you please summarize why you think your relatives would be throwing up? (I'm actually wanting to know, not picking). Like David Horowitz, do you think they would have seen the death in the USSR and China and have moved away from the Bundist philosophy? David says most ignored it and stayed on the left, but some broke away. Can you write more?

At 4:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My relatives were good hard working Jews. Taliors. Shoe makers. They didn't take crap from the bosses and they didn't take crap from the rabbis back in the home country but they also would never have taken crap from high-lives with an elaborately mandarin social elitist code of manners that has, not so discretely, hollowed out the core of the very principles they endlessly preach for others--social justice, social justice, tikun olam. The Forward can come up with whatever excuses they like but imo it's all about liking the creases in the guys pants.

They were mensches.

The Bund survived as an attitude, of ahovas Yisroael in a very broad sense, of values of caring and being neighbors, and thrift and good humor. But no, by the 50's I think the ex-Bundist members of the ILGWA had just moved on from whatever Wobblies IWW workers syndicalism had animated the Bund in its one-big-Yiddish-workers-world youth.


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