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Obama---who by the way lives across the street from a schul--has persistent problem with Jewish voters.

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WASHINGTON---The front page of the Thursday New York Times has a story by Jodi Kantor headlined "As Obama Heads to Florida, Many of its Jews Have Doubts." Kantor recounts the persistent problem Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) has had convincing Jewish voters to support him. I wrote about Obama's ongoing issues with Jewish voters in February: More than a year into his run for president, Obama is still explaining his record, relationships and religion to Jewish voters.LINK

On Thursday afternoon, Obama holds a town hall meeting with the B’nai Torah Congregation in Boca Raton, Fl.
And Obama, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) and presumptive GOP nominee Sen. John McCain (R-Az.) all appear at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference in Washington on June 2-4.

FOOTNOTE: Obama's earliest political boosters were an influential network of Chicago Jewish Democratic donors; Obama lives across the street of KAM Isaiah Israel, the oldest synagogue in Chicago.

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THE MAN DOESN'T HAVE A PROBLEM WITH JEWISH VOTERS!
AFTER THE TOWN HALL MEETING, VOTERS IN FLORIDA WILL GET TO KNOW
THE REAL BARACK OBAMA!
WHATEVER INCORRECT INFORMATION THAT IS BEING CIRCULATED ABOUT
BARACK OBAMA WILL BE FOUND OUT SHORTLY!
MCCAIN YOU CAN RUN BUT YOU CAN'T HIDE!

I can see why they have trouble with the jewish people

United Church of Christ General Synod XXV also passed two resolutions concerning the conflict between Israel and Palestinians in the Middle East. One calls for the use of economic leverage to promote peace in the Middle East, which can include measures such as government lobbying, selective investment, shareholder lobbying, and selective divestment from companies which profit from the continuing Israel-Palestine conflict. The other resolution, named "Tear Down the Wall", calls upon Israel to remove the separation barrier between Israel and the West Bank. Opponents of the "Tear Down the Wall" resolution have noted that the wall's purpose is to prevent terrorist attacks, and that the resolution does not call for a stop to these attacks. The Simon Wiesenthal Center stated that the July 2005 UCC resolutions on divestment from Israel were "functionally anti-Semitic".[27] The Anti-Defamation League stated that those same resolutions are "disappointing and disturbing" and "deeply troubling".[28] In addition to the concerns raised about the merits of the "economic leverage" resolution, additional concerns were raised about the process in which the General Synod approved the resolution

Thanks for the vocabulary lesson, I now know a synagogue is called a schul, also. Any more Jewish tid-bits we should know about?

I am presuming with this post it displays Senator & Mrs. Obama's ability to move across the street from a schul - considering they are Christians - and NOT allow that to be a criteria to have second thoughts of moving there.

Realistically, Senator Obama is still explaining his record, relationships and religion to Black, White, Latino, Asian, Native American, Middle Eastener (did I leave anyone out, I apologize) voters as well.

That is because the MSM dwells more on this (or other picayunish matters - ((NOW WATCH SOMEONE POKE HOLES AT THIS STATEMENT and think I mean the Jewish plight is of small concerns)) than the more important issues of the ECONOMY, IRAQ WAR, LOST JOBS via Hillary's husband (NAFTA)program, HOMELESSNESS, EDUCATION, HIV/AIDS, HEALTH CARE, and a host of other items which could be listed.

As Mr. Smith stated "The Man Doesn't Have A Problem With Jewish Voters!"

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