by Sieglinde, Sun Sep 28, 2008 at 12:05:41 PM EDT
Sorry for posting a tiny little diary, but just wanted to share with all of you something that made me laugh so much I almost lost my lunch.
Watch the video of comedian Sarah Silverman explaining how to convince Jewish grandparents in Florida to vote for Obama:
Really, really funny!
by BlueGAinDC, Thu Sep 04, 2008 at 07:19:43 AM EDT
With all this information coming out in the last few days about Palin, her pastor, and her church, I quickly realized that while I already knew Palin could never be allowed anywhere near the White House, a lot of my Jewish friends and family may have already been considering McCain. They NEED to know about Palin's connection to Jews for Jesus and her pastor who does not support Israel.
So, taking to the medium that unfortunately worked so well against Obama, I decided to compile an email about Palin and the Jewish Community. Unlike Obama emails, its all fact, and everything points directly to its source.
Please help by spreading this email to all your Jewish friends and family and by reccing this diary so I can get it out to as many people as possible.
We must stop Palin.
by MS01 Indie, Tue Jul 22, 2008 at 09:16:59 AM EDT
There has been quite a bit of talk about the problems Barack Obama has in certain demographic groups. The groups that are supposedly problematic for Barack include women, Hispanics, working class whites, and Jews.
While Obama's aupport among working class whites could still prove to be a problem, it is currently as good as Kerry's or Gore's support among this group. His support among the other groups mentioned above, however, has increased markedly since the end of the primaries.
While Hispanics favored Hillary Clinton during the primaries, they moved strongly to Obama once it became apparent he was the presumptive nominee. A July 2nd Gallup report showed Obama with a 30 point lead among Hispanics.
Female voters are another group that has shown strong support for Obama since mid-June. A July report from ABC shows Obama with a 15% lead among women.
The last group mentioned above and the source for the title of this diary is a small, but important group. Jews have long been a major part of the Democratic party's base of support. Jews not only overwhelmingly support the Democrats, they also are among the most politically active when it comes to giving their time and money to progressive causes. This makes the Jewish vote much more important than the raw voter numbers would indicate.
During, and shortly after the primaries, many articles were written about Obama's "Jewish problem". Apparently, that problem has faded away without much notice. A recent poll, by the Jewish activist group J Street, shows Obama with a 30 point lead over McCain among Jewish adults. Given McCain's 34/57 favorable/unfavorable ratings among this group of voters, I expect this lead to become larger the closer we get to the election.
The support is there for Obama. Now all we have to do is draw a clear line between McCain and Obama. The voters will do the rest.
by SevenStrings, Fri Jun 06, 2008 at 07:54:48 AM EDT
You have levelled a very serious charge at an unnamed senior Clinton campaign official. The charge is serious enough that, if true, would constitute a firing offence. Indeed, if the unnamed senior campaign official is guilty of what you accuse him/her of, then he/she should be banished from the Democratic party altogether.
Therefore, you should either name that official.. you obviously know who he/she is. Or you should STFU and quit making dark insinuations which cannot be verified!!
by steve468, Thu Mar 27, 2008 at 10:41:18 AM EDT
The controversial Reverend Wright continues to make headlines with more damaging news to the Obama campaign, this time in the way of the church newsletter.
A June 10th, 2007 issue of the newsletter featured an open letter written by Ali Baghdadi, appearing on the "Pastor's Page," that calls Israel an "apartheid" regime. The letter says Israel worked on an "ethnic bomb" that kills "blacks and Arabs." The letter also says "Israel was the closest ally to the white supremacists of South Africa."
The newsletter virtually condemns the Jewish State and suggests support of the terrorist group Hamas.
These new revelations could hurt Obama's standing with the Jewish community, with whom some commentators have already suggested Obama has a problem.