RABBI STEVEN PRUZANSKY PREDICTS
70% of American Jews vote as Democrats.
“The most charitable way of explaining the election results of 2012 is that Americans voted for the status quo – for the Incumbent President and for a divided Congress. They must enjoy gridlock, partisanship, incompetence, economic
Stagnation and avoidance of responsibility. And fewer people voted.
Romney lost because the conservative virtues -the traditional American virtues – of liberty, hard work, free enterprise, private initiative and Aspirations to moral greatness no longer inspire or animate a majority of the electorate. The simplest reason why Romney lost was because it is impossible to compete against free stuff. Every businessman knows this; that is why the “loss leader” or the giveaway is such A powerful marketing tool.
Obama’s America is one in which free stuff is given away: the adults among the 47,000,000 on food stamps clearly recognized for whom they should vote, and so they did, by the tens of millions; those who – courtesy of Obama – receive two full years of unemployment. the difficulty of winning an election in which “47% of the people” start off against him because they pay no taxes and just receive money – “free stuff” – from the government.
Almost half of the population has no skin in the game – they don’t care about high taxes, promoting business, or creating jobs, nor do they care that the money for
their free stuff is being borrowed from their children and from the Chinese.
They just want the free stuff that comes their way at someone else’s expense. People do vote their pocketbooks. In essence, the people vote for a Congress who will not raise their taxes, and for a President who will give them free stuff, never mind who has
to pay for it.
That the electorate is ignorant and uninformed. The clear majority – are unintelligent and easily Swayed by emotion and raw populism. That is the indelicate way of saying that too many people vote with their hearts and not their heads. That is why Obama did not have to Produce a second term agenda, or even defend his first-term record.
Obama could get away with saying that “Romney wants the rich to play by a different set of rules” – without ever defining what those different rules were; with saying that the “rich should pay their fair share” – without ever defining what a “fair share” is; with saying that Romney wants the poor, elderly and sick to “fend for themselves” – without even acknowledging that all these government programs are going bankrupt. Obama (or his surrogates) could hint to blacks that a Romney victory would lead them back into chains and proclaim to women that their abortions and birth control would be taken away. He could appeal to
Hispanics that Romney would have them all arrested and shipped to
Mexico and unabashedly state that he will not enforce the current
immigration laws. He could espouse the furtherance of the
incestuous relationship between governments and unions – in which politicians ply the unions with public money, in exchange for which the unions provide the politicians with votes. Obama also knows that the electorate has changed
– that whites will soon be a minority in America(they’re already a minority in California) and that the new immigrants to the US are primarily from the Third World and do not share the traditional American values that attracted immigrants in the 19th and 20th centuries. Obama also proved again that negative advertising works, invective sells, and harsh personal attacks succeed. That Romney never engaged in such diatribes points to his essential goodness as a person; his “negative ads” were simple facts, never personal abuse – facts about high unemployment, lower take-home pay, a loss of American power and prestige abroad, a lack of leadership, etc.
Obama mastered the politics of envy – of class warfare – never reaching out to Americans as such but to individual groups, and cobbling together a winning majority from these minority groups. For Jews, mostly assimilated anyway and staunch Democrats, the results demonstrate again that liberalism is their
Torah. Almost 70% voted for a president widely perceived by Israelis and most committed Jews as hostile to Israel . They voted to secure Obama’s future at America ‘s expense and at Israel ‘s expense – in effect, preferring Obama to Netanyahu by a wide margin. A dangerous time is ahead. Under present circumstances, it is inconceivable that the US will take any aggressive action against
Iran and will more likely thwart any Israeli initiative.
The takers outnumber the givers, and that will only increase in years to come. The “Occupy” riots across this country in the last two years were mere dress
rehearsals for what lies ahead – years of unrest sparked by the increasing discontent of the unsuccessful who want to seize the fruits and the bounty of the successful, and do not appreciate the slow pace of redistribution.
If this election proves one thing, it is that the Old America is gone. And, sad for the world, it is not coming back.”
The problems we face today are there because the people who
work for a Living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.
sources—rabbi pruzansky, the Israel national news