Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Angry Teahadis Unload on Boehner on Facebook

The Tea Party Republican Base is not happy with John Boehner. His "temporary concession" notice was as follows:
Thank you for all of your support and encouragement. The House has fought with everything it has to convince the president to engage in bipartisan negotiations aimed at addressing our country’s debt and providing fairness for the American people under ObamaCare. Our fight will continue.
Apparently doing this again in three months isn't good enough for teabaggers though, because they are angry. Of course being tea party types their anger isn't based on anything like basic facts.
Kiss it. We want you impeached.
Impeaching is for judges and the president, not for Congressl. He could be expelled or removed from being Speaker, of course, but not impeached.
Obama care is unconstitutional what don't you understand???
Needs basic course on who interprets the law.
Please reconsider. Please defund oboma care.
Doesn't seem to understand the GOP couldn't do that unilaterally, which is why they had to shut down the government/threaten default,etc. in the first place.
think LIBERATERIAN!!!! keep the govt shut down!!
Clearly a supporter of "Liberaterian" spelling as well.
Don't let Obama beat you! We the ppl have to pay for his debt and then our children and so on! Don't cave!
What makes these idiots think that not raising the debt ceiling somehow magically ends the debt or something.
Go fuck yourself boner.
John your a RINO !!
John your a RINO !!
I shall not forget this on Nov 5th. you are fired.
John Boehner, you're nothing more than a whore for the liberal agenda.
How about IMPEACHMENT! Would that make him listen???
Boo. Can't wait until we have the opportunity to fight at the polls and replace our Speaker.
Obama himself is unconstitutional. HE IS A KENYAN and according to the Constitution he is NOT eligible to hold the position he holds. Obamacare is UNCONSTITUTIONAL. When are we going to go back to the Constitution? IMPEACHMENT.
aLL you had to do was NOT CAVE! No to ACA aka Obamacare and IMPACH OBAMA
WE DON'T WANT O'CRAPPYCARE!!!!!!! What part of "we don't want" do u not understand???????
Just keep up the good fight, its hard to fight a Dictator!!! Americans are waking up and I can't wait until I can tell everyone HAHA! How do you like your Obama Care now...I refuse to sign up for ACA...
You caved you wimp !!! Don't care if Economy collapse Now or after 6 months after Obamacare kicks in !!! Welcome to socialism good little nazi !!!
Your a TRAITOR to your country
Mr. Speaker, please help get veto proof majorities in the House in 2014. If the Republican Senate Committee can concentrate on veto proof majorities in the Senate then we can defund Obama care, and stick ti to the POTUS.
I don't know that this is even possible if they win every seat (unless some other Dems die).

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Some Interesting Tidbits From the Pew Survey on Jewish America

Modern Orthodox essentially mirror the US general public liberal-moderate-conservative breakdown (22-35-41 for MO vs. (21-36-38) for the general public but are WAY more likely to lean Republican (MO Jews 57-37 lean Republican, US general public 49-39 lean Democrati). This is presumably due to the importance of Israel among the Modern Orthodox and the conservative viewpoint (i.e. more supportive of West Bank settlements/more likely to have friends and relatives living in them) held by Modern Orthodox Jews regarding Israel. It may also have to do with the yeshiva/day school tuition issue, though. For that matter, on the liberal-moderate-conservative breakdown, Modern Orthodox Jews essentially mirror black Protestants who break down 21-36-36 liberal-moderate-conservative, yet black Protestants are

By contrast, ultra-Orthodox Jews essentially mirror evangelical Christians in liberal-moderate-conservative breakdown (7-21-64 among ultra-Orthodox, 8-27-62 among evangelical Christians), but ultra-Orthodox Jews are significantly more likely to lean Democratic (35-58 Democratic/Republican among ultra-Orthodox vs. 26-66 Democratic/Republican among evangelical Christians). I assume this disparity has to do with recognition of the dependence on various government programs in Williamsburg, Boro Park, Monsey, etc. and knowledge that Democrats tend to be more favorable to these programs.

Jews of no religion do have a religion, liberalism. A whopping 67% identify as liberals, versus only 11% identifying as conservative. No non-Jewish group even comes close. It's true that black Protestants break down 85-8 Democratic, which is somewhat higher even than the 78-12 Democratic breakdown of Jews of no religion, but as mentioned above, on the liberal-moderate-conservative breakdown, they essentially mirror the Modern Orthodox. A word of caution to people such as Steven Plaut and David Harsanyi who blame assimilation on non-Orthodox denominations espousing liberalism as being Judaism. Jews of no religion (67-20-11) are more liberal than Reform Jews (58-29-13) and significantly more so than Conservative Jews (35-33-28).

Monday, October 14, 2013

StandWithUs Hands the Golan Over to Bashar Assad

Regardless of the extreme silliness/revisionist history that Jews were ever promised both sides of the Jordan in the Balfour Declaration, StandWithUs has kind of seriously screwed up here, handing the Golan over to Syria. They didn't even list it as disputed territory.