March 23, 2015

Are American Jews (finally) defecting to the Republican Party, thanks to Obama?

Marissa SemkiwArchive

Mark McNulty of the Republican Jewish Coalition joins me to talk about how Obama's poor relationship with Israel may impact Jewish voting patterns.

American Jews have historically supported the Democratic Party, going back at least as far as FDR.

However, McNulty says that the younger generation are more flexible and less bound by tradition.

They're carefully watching Obama's treatment of Benjamin Netanyahu and his overall approach to the Middle East, and they don't necessarily like what they see.

The result may be a gradual but still significant erosion of Jewish support for the Democrats -- a support some would say the party has taken for granted for too long.

McNulty says, “Because of a lot of the actions that Barack Obama has taken, the way that he’s treated Benjamin Netanyahu and the State of Israel, [Republicans] saw a 10% gain up to 31% in 2012, and also in exit polls from the midterm elections, it was around 34% of Jews who voted for Republicans. We expect and we hope that this number will keep going up as Democrats continue to prove that they may not have Jews' best interest in mind.”


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commented 2015-03-25 07:57:50 -0400
Peter, That was before the recent election. Obama and his thugs have chosen to gang up on Netanyahu in the schoolyard and someone like Harper should be just as overt in his opposotion to Obama’s anti-Israel , pro-Palestinian policies.
commented 2015-03-24 23:38:37 -0400
@donald Allan – Harper did visit Israel not too long ago and gave a rousing speech in the Knesset.
commented 2015-03-24 13:30:09 -0400
Obama, is going to leave the world a better place in his mind, the greatest leader of all time. I question what will be the longer term results of the seeds he is planting.
commented 2015-03-24 11:51:47 -0400
Israel wields an inordinate amount of power over the United States. Is it the United States of America or the United States of Israel? Of course any criticism of Israel instantly results in accusations of anti-semitism similarly to how some black people like to pull the race card when attention is brought to some of their bad behaviour.
commented 2015-03-24 07:11:53 -0400
I wish PM Harper would make an official visit to Israel to show not only Canada’s support for Israel and Netanyahu ,but exhibit our disdain for the Betrayer in Chief , Barack Hussein Obama.
commented 2015-03-24 07:08:30 -0400
The U.S. President is a Jew-hating closet-Muslim. His decisions clearly indicate that he is a Manchurian Candidate somehow put in place to support pro-Muslim views and other forms of left-wing subversion. Decades into the future, when it is finally proven that Obama is NOT Christian, and NOT even born in America, all of these facts will be a humiliating blow against the West. Observers conclude that NO person of the Jewish faith ( and even Christian ) should EVER vote Democrat EVER AGAIN !
commented 2015-03-24 01:38:20 -0400
Great interview. Loved hearing from Mark.
commented 2015-03-24 00:50:20 -0400
Maurice, it isn’t hard to understand where B.O. is coming from if you first understand the primary influences of his childhood and teenage years. Google Soetoro and Frank Marshall Davis and start reading. Also explore both on Youtube. I guarantee you a very interesting pastime finding out who he really is. Also, a real shocker as to his real paternal parentage. Hint: it ain’t the guy from Kenya. As to his endgame? Please, don’t give me those kinds of nightmares.
commented 2015-03-24 00:01:20 -0400
Obama is a traitor to the U.S.A.
Treason has a price. Or at least it used to. So the Jewish population doesn’t vote for Democrats anymore. They don’t need a few Jewish votes when they can bring in millions of immigrants. Too few people cared enough to vote and they will pay the price for foolish minorities electing Obama. Ontario has Wynne. Alberta re-elected Redford…prob elect Prentice…we all have our problems when too few people vote. It’s called losing democracy and the freedom that goes with it.
What would the world be like if everyone simply casted a vote? Do you think reason would prevail or has mankind lost the ability to reason?
commented 2015-03-23 23:28:12 -0400
I’m starting to get used to this “copy and paste” thing. It’s so much easier that constantly coming up with new content, especially for us old guys. So, form one of my previous posts, here goes again: “It would be interesting to be able to get inside Obama’s head. (Maybe interesting isn’t the best word… how about “enlightening”). Where exactly is this guy coming from? He’s most definitely anti-sematic, absolutely no question about that. Everything he claims about himself, he contradicts by his own words and actions. He claims to be a Christian, yet he constantly denigrates Christianity and ridicules the scriptures, while defending and excusing the barbarities of Islam. At the national prayer breakfast in Washington (a Christian event), he got up and reminded everyone how awful the Christians were in the crusades. That was in 1095… almost a 1000 years ago!!! (His knowledge of history isn’t that good either. The Crusades were just a failed attempt to regain access to Christian sites, stolen by the Islamist in their war of conquest and subjugation of their Jewish and Christian neighbors). He openly claims to be a liberal democrat (in the non-partisan sense – like as opposed to being a totalitarian dictator) and friend and ally to all other liberal democracies, yet he thumbs his nose at them, and kowtows and sucks up to all the world’s most totalitarian dictators. His public persona of a peace-loving, freedom-loving, democracy-loving leader is very thinly veiled and contradicted by all his words and actions. He’s playing game here, but I just can’t figure out what his end-game is. But it sure doesn’t include the best interests of the United States, Israel or any other liberal democracy .”
commented 2015-03-23 22:36:21 -0400
Obama is a certified anti-Semite. His words and actions prove it so. Why else would he surround himself with other anti-semites like that race baiting little rat Sharpton who has many time expressed hi opinions on Jews. It is high time that American Jews took note of Obama’s attitude toward Jews and voted accordingly.
commented 2015-03-23 22:25:24 -0400
I am amazed Obama has not been impeached yet. He totally ignores their constitution and runs the U.S. like a dictator… since when did the american public become so laid back as to allow this sort of power hungry monster to destroy their republic ?
commented 2015-03-23 20:16:22 -0400
I know nothing about the Jewish vote split between Dems and Reps.
But I sure would not want a country as a neighbor whose sole raison d’etre is, together with Iran, Lebanon, and ISIS, my extermination. Why all the pressure on Israel to make a deal?
commented 2015-03-23 19:54:18 -0400
Great topic. I never . For thatatter can’t figure out why anyone would. figure out why American Jews supported Democrats