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September 26, 2011

Poll: Jews Suddenly Embrace Racism, Extremism

More Jews disapprove of Obama than approve, which of course means that most Jews now hate black people. (The only possible explanation for thinking a SCOAMF is doing a poor job.)

For the first time since he took the oath of office, President Barack Obama’s job-performance disapproval number among Jewish voters is higher than his approval, the American Jewish Committee’s (AJC’s) Annual Survey of American Jewish Opinion showed Monday.

According to the poll, Jewish approval of the president’s performance declined to 45 percent, with 48 percent disapproving and 7 percent undecided. Last year, 51 percent approved of Obama’s job performance and 44 percent disapproved.

So, Jews are starting to wake up and smell the SCOAMF. That must mean it's time for the New York Times to scare them with visions of visions of the Apocalypse.

Why the Antichrist Matters in Politics

Published: September 25, 2011
Pullman, Wash.

THE end is near — or so it seems to a segment of Christians aligned with the religious right. The global economic meltdown, numerous natural disasters and the threat of radical Islam have fueled a conviction among some evangelicals that these are the last days. While such beliefs might be dismissed as the rantings of a small but vocal minority, apocalyptic fears helped drive the antigovernment movements of the 1930s and ’40s and could help define the 2012 presidential campaign as well.

Christian apocalypticism has a long and varied history. Its most prevalent modern incarnation took shape a century ago, among the vast network of preachers, evangelists, Bible-college professors and publishers who established the fundamentalist movement. Baptists, Methodists, Presbyterians, Pentecostals and independents, they shared a commitment to returning the Christian faith to its “fundamentals.”

Biblical criticism, the return of Jews to the Holy Land, evolutionary science and World War I convinced them that the second coming of Jesus was imminent. Basing their predictions on biblical prophecy, they identified signs, drawn especially from the books of Daniel, Ezekiel and Revelation, that would foreshadow the arrival of the last days: the growth of strong central governments and the consolidation of independent nations into one superstate led by a seemingly benevolent leader promising world peace.

This leader would ultimately prove to be the Antichrist, who, after the so-called rapture of true saints to heaven, would lead humanity through a great tribulation culminating in the second coming and Armageddon.

One of my best friends is Jewish, and a committed Zionist. He's also a fairly strong Democrat.

Occasionally we'll see a bit of news together, and Obama and the Democrats will be doing something to undercut, isolate, or pressure Israel, and I'll arch an eyebrow in his direction.

I don't have to say anything; he knows what the eyebrow means.

"The Republicans just want the Jews in Israel to hurry the Apocalypse," he tells me.

The reason he believes this is that he has to believe this. The party he supports is not a very good friend to Israel, and the party he opposes is. To square this circle -- and justify to himself his continued support of the Democratic Party and Israel -- he's almost forced to buy into this claim that Republicans are even worse on Israel, and only support that country due to a Christian Theocratic Apocalypse Agenda.

So the uncomfortable fact that the Democratic Party is unfriendly to Israel is dismissed. The Republicans may "support" Israel, but they do so for the wrong reasons, and have a hostility towards the Jews in their hearts.

Which is why this will not be the first NYT article about this. The media is going to push this idea, because they need to get the Jews in line. They can't claim that Obama is a good president, or a friend to Israel; they can only throw mud at the Republican Party.

Which they will. Sure, Republicans are better for Jews on a variety of issues, including Israel, but seriously, Republican just want Jews in Israel so they can be killed in large numbers and usher in the second coming of Christ, who will of course convert the Jews who remain alive.

Meanwhile, the Democrats just want Israel to be weaker and less secure.

Isn't that better, when you think about it?

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