“Joe the Plumber,” the small business aspirant and overnight media sensation, endorsed John McCain’s presidential campaign Tuesday and said Barack Obama would make America a socialist nation. The Ohio plumber, whose real name is Samuel Wurzelbacher, also agreed with a McCain supporter who asked him if he believed “a vote for Obama is a vote for the death of Israel.” “I’ll go ahead and agree with you on that,” Wurzelbacher told the man, retired Florida lawyer Stan Chapman who was visiting Ohio.
First Sarkozy and now Joe the Plumber. The only people who haven’t gotten that memo on this are the overwhelming number of American Jews who are voting for the most anti-Israel foreign policy team ever. And why? Interesting you’d ask. The North American Jewish Data Bank – the central repository of social scientific studies about North American Jewry – just put out a new survey about Jewish-American voting patterns [PDF]. Tell me if I’m overreaching, but in what way aren’t these numbers scientific proof that Democratic Jews are fucking moronic?
If the undecided voters split as expected, Jews will vote for Obama around 17 percentage points more than other Americans, and about 30 percentage points more than other white Americans… While [Jewish Americans'] political views tending in the liberal direction help explain their support for Obama, and their concern for Israel may actually pull them in the other direction, political views alone cannot explain their high levels of Democratic vote intention. Neither can the major socio-demographic variables. Rather, their vote intentions are a product of their political identities – their long-standing association with the liberal camp and the Democratic Party. These results speak to the power of political identity as a driving force behind Jewish vote intentions and political activity more generally. Values and interests alone cannot explain why Jews will be voting so heavily for Obama on November 4. Rather, for Jews, as for other Americans, electoral behavior is very much a reflection of political identities as Democrats or Republicans, and as liberals or conservatives. Ironically, Jews and other highly educated voters often view other Americans as responding to instinctual, historic habits, to their political heritage, if you will. People like to think of themselves as totally rational and driven by carefully considered values. In fact, Jews in the upcoming election also respond to their identities. In their case, they will be reflecting their long-held, multi-generation attachment to the liberal camp in America, and to the Democratic Party.
Just so everybody’s on the same page: every variable that we know how to measure indicates that American Jews should be trending rightward. Political views. Values and interests. Major socio-demographic variables. Everything. There’s only one explanation for astronomically high Jewish-American Democratic voting: these tools are voting for Democrats simply because that’s what they’ve always done. They tell themselves that it’s because they’re more sophisticated than everybody else. They “think of themselves as totally rational and driven by carefully considered values.” But it’s nothing except force of habit insulated by obnoxious pretension.
In a political climate where voter identity is in flux almost across the board, only Democratic Jews are too dense to understand who represents their interests. Surreal.
I’m not even sure why LGF and Gateway Pundit are bothering with that tape of PLO terrorist Rashid Khalidi toasting Obama that the LAT is suppressing. It’s not like it’s going to make a difference. Democrats are already ignoring the overwhelming and undeniable evidence that Obama will detonate US-Israeli relations. What’s Khalidi going to tell them that they haven’t already heard from Jesse Jackson or the Speaker of the Iranian parliament? Obama’s foreign policy is going to be a disaster for the US, a disaster for Israel, and a disaster for the US-Israel alliance. The only thing left is to insist now that ostensibly pro-Israel Jews won’t be able to say “we couldn’t have known” with a straight face.
* Joe the Plumber says Obama would make US socialist [Wash Times]
* Sarkozy: Of Course Obama’s Iran Policy Is Imbecilic [MR]
* 3 Out Of 4 US Jews Voting For Guy Who Wants Israel To Dismantle Security Fence [MR]
* American Jews and the 2008 Presidential Election: As Democratic and Liberal as Ever? [PDF Warning] [NAJD]
* LA Times Hiding Incriminating Video of Obama with Radical Palestinian? Update: Ayers and Dohrn Attended Khalidi Party with Obama [LGF]
* Confirmed: MSM Holds Video Of Barack Obama Attending Jew-Bash & Toasting a Former PLO Operative… Refuse to Release the Video! [Gateway Pundit]
* Palin Speech Now Online, Liberal Jewish Groups Reach New Heights Of Pro-Obama Denials, Fabrications, And Smears [MR]
* Jesse Jackson: Obama Will End “Zionist Control Of American Policy.” [MR]
* Speaker Of Iranian Parliament: Of Course We Want Obama To Win [MR]
* Breaking: Here’s what we know about Pennsylvania right now [HillBuzz]