Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Canadian Jewish Vote Leaning Conservative

Liberals can no longer depend on the Jewish vote. Seems like that's getting to be a thing of the past. Jews are now turning to the Conservatives mainly because of the pro-Israel stand that PM Harper and the Conservative government have taken.

Where have all of Canada's Jewish Liberals gone?


"The Conservatives have connected with some Jewish voters, especially those for whom Israel is of prime importance," McGill University political scientist Harold Waller said. "With Israel under unprecedented international pressure, voters who are sensitive to this issue may well choose to reward the Conservatives."

Already, the Conservative overtures have gained some high-profile converts within the Jewish elite. Heather Reisman, a veteran Liberal powerbroker, and Ariella Cotler, wife of prominent Liberal parliamentarian and Jewish communal activist Irwin Cotler, both have swung over to Harper.
"(bet there's some friction at that house)

6 comments:

  1. I hope everyone votes for the Conservative Party, but not to disappoint, I read somewhere that Ariella Cotler rturned to the Liberals.

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  2. While Conservative ethnic politics by supporting Israel may work in the short run. More Jewish Canadians may support the Conservatives. At the same time, I believe blogger "Montreal Simon" mentioned that the Conservatives are actively supporting Israel so that they can get support from right-wing Christians who have a deep attachment to Jerusalem for biblical reasons.

    What is helping the Conservatives is that the Jewish community and right-wing Christians are well organized, whereas Muslim and Arab Canadians are trying to build their organizational clout.

    What will hurt the Jewish supporters of Israel in the long run will be the slow rise of the Muslim Canadian population due to immigration. There are plenty of Muslims living in the world who are able to immigrate to Canada; there aren't that many Jews who would be able or willing to do the same. The Jews are likely to come from the ex-Soviet Union and Israel. Movement from the latter would obviously make Israel less of a Jewish state.

    If Muslim Canadians become better organized in their political participation, Canada's political parties will need to take notice.

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  3. Let's not generalize. No Muslim Canadian I know have problems with the existence of Israel. It's just as likely that Muslim Canadians will align with the Conservative Party because of their pro-business stance and identification with traditional morality. This is what has happened with the Toronto area Sikh community.

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  4. IT IS CLEAR THAT CANADIAN JEWS HAVE BEEN BLIND-SIDED BY THE OBAMA CHARM MACHINE.
    IT IS ALSO CLEAR, THAT MR. OBAMA HAS THROWN ISRAEL UNDER THE BUS AND HAS THREATENED TO PULL ANY ASSISTANCE TO ISRAEL IF THE ISRAELIS ATTACK IRAN. AS A CANADIAN JEW WHO GREW UP AT SPADINA AND COLLEGE IN A HOUSE FULL OF SOCIALISTS, I AM SADDENED THAT LIBERALISM HAS GONE OFF THE RAILS AND BECOME SOMETHING AKIN TO DESPOTISM.
    IN THE 40'S, MY DAD WOULD TAKE ME TO THE PARK ON SUNDAY TO LISTEN TO EVERYONE SPEAKING; FACISTS, COMMUNISTS, CONSERVATIVES OR ANYONE WHO WISHED TO BE HEARD. WE LISTENED TO EVERYONE AND THEN MADE UP OUR OWN MINDS WHAT WE BELIEVED OR NOT. IT WAS CLEARLY THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PART OF LIBERALISM...LISTENING TO EVERYONE AND THEN DOING YOUR OWN THING.
    TO-DAY, LIBERALS WILL NOT LISTEN TO ANYONE. THEY HAVE BECOME ISOLATIONISTS AND ANY DEPARTURE FROM THEIR BELIEFS ARE NOT VALID AT BEST AND IGNORANT AT LEAST; THEIR MINDS ARE CLOSED TO ALL BUT THOSE WHO NOD AGREEMENT.
    HOWEVER, MR. OBAMA HAS DONE US JEWS A GREAT SERVICE.
    EVEN WITH ALL HIS JEWISH ADVISORS, HE MISCALCULATED HOW IMPORTANT ISRAEL IS AMERICAN AND CANADIAN JEWS. YES WE ARE CITIZENS OF OUR OWN COUNTRY FIRST, BUT WE HAVE IN OUR HEARTS 'ERETZ YISROEL'. IT IS IN OUR DNA. IT IS OUR SPIRITUAL AND SECULAR BASE OF EXISTENCE. WE LOVE ISRAEL.WE LOVE BEING JEWS.
    I LIVE IN LOS ANGELES NOW AND ALTHOUGH I WOULD BE CLASSIFIED AS A CONSERVATIVE, I VOTE BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE DEPENDING ON THE PERSON.
    MY DYED IN THE WOOL LIBERAL JEWS HERE WHO SCREAMED THEIR UNCONDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR MR. OBAMA, HAVE NOW TURNED AGAINST HIM.
    YES, IT WAS HISTORIC TO ELECT A BLACK MAN AS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. WITH MOST VOTERS, THAT WAS THE SOLE REASON THEY VOTED FOR OBAMA..IT WAS HISTORIC AND THEY WANTED TO BE PART OF IT. THEY DIDNT BOTHER TO WADE THROUGH THE CHARACTER OF THE MAN HIMSELF. IF THEY HAD, WITH HIS NEFARIOUS ASSOCIATES, THEY WOULD HAVE DRUMMED HIM INTO THE BOONIES NEVER TO BE HEARD FROM AGAIN.
    FELLOW JEWS...I KNOW IT'S IN YOUR NATURE TO ALWAYS VOTE FOR LIBERALS. BUT LIFE IS DIFFERENT NOW AND ITS TIME TO JUMP SHIP AND MAKE A SLIGHT RIGHT.



















    CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES ARE BROTHERS AND SISTERS. WE ARGUE LIKE BROTHERS AND SISTERS, BUT WE LOVE EACH OTHER. WE RESPECT EACH OTHER. OUR GOALS ARE SIMILAR, BUT OUR ROUTES MAY BE DIFFERENT.
    BOTH MY PARENTS WERE BORN IN EASTERN EUROPE AND CAME TO CANADA BETWEEN WARS BECAUSE THEY WANTED TO BE CANADIAN AND INTEGRATE INTO OUR GREAT FREE WAY OF LIFE. IF MY PARENTS WERE STILL WITH US, THEY WOULD BE APPALLED AT WHAT IS HAPPENING TO CANADA BECAUSE THE MUSLIM POPULATIONS DO NOT WISH TO INTEGRATE. AND FURTHER STILL, THEY WISH TO PRACTICE SHARIA LAW OVER THE CANADIAN CONSTITUTION AND FORCE US TO ALSO ADHERE TO THEIR ISLAMIC BELIEFS.
    THEY ARE SILENT WHEN THE ISLAMIC LUNATICS MURDER INNOCENTS AND MANY CONTINUE TO PROVIDE FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO THE LIKES OF HAMAS AND HEZBOLLAH AND THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD AND AL QUAEDA. WHEN IS IT TIME FOR REAL CANADIANS TO SAY 'ENOUGH IS ENOUGH'? WHEN IS IT TIME TO OFFER ANY MUSLIM LIVING IN CANADA AN INVITATION TO LEAVE AND RETURN TO THEIR HOMELAND WHERE THEY CAN ENJOY THEIR LIFESTYLE UNENCUMBERED WITH THE LAWS AND CULTURES OF ANOTHER COUNTRY.
    MOST CANADIAN JEWS ARE ANGRY AND FRUSTRATED AT WHAT IS HAPPENING TO THEIR GREAT COUNTRY, BUT ARE TIMID ABOUT SPEAKING ALOUD FOR FEAR THAT SOME MUSLIM LUNATIC WITH A MATCH AND A CAN OF GASOLINE WILL TAKE REVENGE.
    WE JEWS HAVE FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS SILENTLY SURVIVED ROGUE POPES, THE ROMANS, THE GREEKS, THE BRITISH, THE NAZIS AND NOW WE MUST DIG IN AND MAKE A PARADIGM CHANGE IN THE WAY WE DO THINGS.
    IT IS ABOUT OUR SURVIVAL AND THE SURVIVAL OF OUR ISRAELI BROTHERS AND SISTERS.

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  5. We've been hearing this "Jews are now going to swing massively Conservative/Republican" line for 40 years. I'm not holding my breath.

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