A poll released by McLaughlin & Associates claims that the American Jewish love affair with Obama is fading:
According to the 2008 exit polls, Barack Obama won 78% to 21% among Jewish voters. Now, in the second year of Obama’s presidency, only 42% of voters would re-elect him, while the plurality (46%) would consider voting for someone else.
I don’t believe it.
As in, I do not think it is accurate.
There is no Obamamania like the American Jewish Obamamania. The Reform Judaism movement practically was a division of Obama for America.
Thousand of years of undeserved self-imposed guilt trips culminated in the Mother of All Guilt Trips, also known as the 2008 election.
Oh, how the Jewish community kvelled when Obama won. The Mother of All Kvells.
I never could explain it in any rational terms. If was as if electing someone who worshiped in Jeremiah Wright’s church and hung out with anti-Israel academics would … well, like I said, I never could explain it in rational terms.
Anyone with a knowledge of pathological psychology who can tell me the term to describe someone who falls in love with someone who doesn’t love them back?
“Glutton for punishment” comes to mind, but there must be a more precise term.
Maybe things are changing. Maybe the way Obama pissed all over Bibi Netanyahu was the wake up call. Maybe the Jewish community simply is falling into line with national averages, the well-known “return to sanity” phenomenon.
Maybe. But I’ll need a lot more proof than one poll.