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Nelson, I'm ashamed to say that I agree with you

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Submitted by Stephen Strachan (United States), Nov 3, 2008 at 09:45

Nelson, having been a Jew all my life, attending an Orthodox synagogue, making Aliyah in 1971, attending Hebrew University, Jerusalem, and numerous domestic fund-raising efforts for IDF tank brigades, I find it painful, yet cleansing, to agree with your assessment of our mishpacha. I've heard all my life how "smart the Jews are", "always have a Jewish lawyer and a Jewish doctor", etc., etc., ad nauseum.

However, one need only to pay attention to the stated polling results of Likely Jewish Voters, or take a walk down the Memory Lane of the Civil Rights (and just about every other Equal Rights) movements to see that my tribe knows not upon which side its bread is buttered. If we're supposed to be so smart, how/why in G-d's name would ANY voting bloc favor BHO, let alone "likely Jewish voters"??? Apparently, the Lost Tribes remain lost, and the GPS of "common sense" that gave us Kristallnacht and onwards threatens to jeopardize our very existence once again.

The uber-popular television series "24" appears to have successfully paved the way for American acceptance (however blind) of ANY Black candidate for President/Leader of the Free World/Commander-in-Chief. Jack Bauer, a fictional character, has given us the "green light" for ANY Black leader...qualifications be damned. People, the influence of Hollywood and the media has come full circle...Obama in the White House, the Little Rascals running Congress, and Ali Baba with his 40 Thieves attacking the Middle Class by redefining the very definition of "Middle Class".

When one's constituency has a median income at or slightly above poverty levels, the meaning of "Middle Class" has become very soft. A family making $30k/year may well view another family making $60k as "Upper Class", while another family making $250k is viewed as "wealthy". The entire scope and scale of redistributive vehicles of income thus becomes skewed, and all the while my people, once again, willingly go like "lambs to the slaughter" from an incurably hopeless eternal sense of guilt.

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