September 22, 2015 at 8:20 pm #14151
I just recently learned this fact. It won’t change my vote, as I will be voting for Bernie in the primary until further notice. I fully expect him to lose to Hillary, and I’m ready to support her in a heartbeat as a result. I’m curious if the fact that Bernie is a Jew if that will affect stuff. In a perfect world, it should have no effect. But we dont’t operate in a perfect world anymore. Regardless, Sanders has my support for now.September 22, 2015 at 8:29 pm #14152edselehrParticipant
Remember, Joe Lieberman was on the ticket in ’00, and with Gore won the popular vote. I think that America is basically cool with a Jewish candidate and a Jewish president. Fringe whackos will light their hair on fire if he gets the nomination, but remember: the right *loves* Israel, and loves painting people as anti-Semetic when they oppose Israel in any way. Imagine if they opposed an actual Jew? 🙂September 22, 2015 at 11:58 pm #14157Andy BrownParticipant
The conservative scum could and would go after a Jewish nominee if he was a progressive liberal democrat, and would claim that was the only reason.
Besides, the conservative embracement of Israel has nothing to do with the preservation of Judaism in the long run. It’s all about their belief in the second coming and the preservation of the land of Israel for that to happen. Of course, the second coming would mean the end of Judaism according to the writings that the bible thumpers believe so literally, so it’s a hollow support on both counts since not only does Judaism not believe in the second coming (since they don’t believe that the first coming occurred) but also should the Messiah arrive, and the Jews were on board with it, it would mean the end of Christianity as we know it.
Judaism puts the onus on every man, woman and child to live their life on Earth to always be ready and whether he would be a charismatic human like figure or a symbolic redemption from the evils of the world. Either way, the right wing bible thumpers would be out of business. Such a fantastic thought if you ask me. As Maimonides words echoed the Prophet Habbakuk, that though He may tarry, yet we do wait for Him each day.
In the practical political world, the right wing embracement of Israel is the biggest phony line of crap that has ever come down the pipe.September 23, 2015 at 7:13 am #14165missing_kskdParticipant
I didn’t know this. I don’t care.
Bernie has demonstrated very solid politics throughout his career.
Closest thing to the real deal we are gonna see.
I’m in. Go BERNIE!September 23, 2015 at 9:34 am #14168LangstonParticipant
Breaking News: Ben Carson is a Seventh Day Adventist and the Pope is Catholic.September 23, 2015 at 9:40 am #14169
In other news;
Mike Huckabee is a Dominionist Douchebag.September 23, 2015 at 10:12 am #14170stevethedjParticipant
So what. I would prefer a Jewish president, over the Muslim we have now.September 23, 2015 at 12:04 pm #14174edselehrParticipant
It’s okay stevethedj, you don’t have to keep proving you’re an idiot. We already know.September 23, 2015 at 2:28 pm #14178Alfredo_TParticipant
I can’t tell whether the comment about Obama’s religion made earlier on this thread was meant to be taken literally or whether it was made sarcastically.
For those who really are in doubt about Obama’s religious affiliation, allow me to jog your memories:
September 23, 2015 at 3:14 pm #14179
- Rev. Jeremiah Wright
- “God damn America!”
Just for fun;
September 23, 2015 at 3:20 pm #14180Deane JohnsonParticipant
I had a picture to post, but since I don’t seem to know how, I’ll let it pass.September 23, 2015 at 3:24 pm #14183
I knew you’d like that “Awesome” picture!
I was so thinking of you when I posted it!
1. Find a picture online.
2. Copy the URL
3. Press [IMG]
4. Paste the URL into the dialog box.September 24, 2015 at 12:40 am #14201skepticalParticipant
Deane, here’s the picture you wanted up.September 24, 2015 at 12:54 pm #14208September 24, 2015 at 12:56 pm #14209
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