A shocking new poll shows that Jewish voters in New York prefer McCain over Obama by a margin of 54-32 percent. That is even more remarkable because the last poll showed that New York Jews preferred Obama over McCain by a margin of 55-42 percent. That is a 35-point reversal! More details on the Commentary blog, Contentions.
Is this for real? Are Jews finally waking up to the rather unpleasant scent of anti-Semitism that surrounds Obama? Is Obama's 20-year relationship with the "Zionism is racism" believing, former Nation of Islam member, Rev. Wright, finally catching up to him? Yeah, that's right -- Rev. Wright is former member of the Nation of Islam, as was reported by The New Republic.
To this day, Rev. Wright retains close links with the Nation of Islam. Last year Rev. Wright honored Farrakhan with an award and said Farrakhan "truly epitomized greatness." The Nation of Islam also provides Rev. Wright with bodyguards whenever he appears in public. Bear in mind that the Nation of Islam teaches that whites and Jews are "devils" and were created by a mad scientist named "Yakub."
Or perhaps it was the Hamas endorsement of Obama that finally roused the Jews. The Hamas endorsement makes perfect sense when you consider that Obama was long known in Chicago for his pro-Palestinian views, as Ralph Nader recently acknowledged. To this day, Obama remains friends with Rashid Khalidi, a former PLO spokesman. And if you think this is no big deal, ask yourself why the LA Times recently reported that Palestinians "see a friend in Obama."
So are Jews finally waking up or is this poll merely an outlier? Stay tuned.