“I’m a Jew, So I’m Voting for Romney” (VIDEO)


Some of this is goofy but stick with it for some interesting moments as an Orthodox reporter asks African-Americans and Orthodox Jews who they’re voting for. (H/T Gestetner Updates)

Pay attention to how many of them reflexively associate Jewish identity with voting Republican, as much as their liberal counterparts associate Jewish identity with voting Democrat. At least three of those asked reflexively reply that being a Jew means voting for Romney.

What you’re seeing here isn’t just a bunch of Orthodox Jews coming out universally for Romney. It’s the future of the Jewish vote, as discussed in my article, “The Death of Jewish Liberalism.”

These folks often have 5 or 6 kids each. I knew one family that got up to 18. 74 percent of Jewish children in New York City are already Orthodox. Which means the liberal Jewish vote is a generation away from extinction.

Some context for the video.

Crown Heights is an interracial Brooklyn neighborhood where Hassidic Jews affiliated with Lubavitch and African-Americans, many of them from the Caribbean, live side by side.

Hashem means G-d. Moshiach means the Messiah. Two of the men who say that Hashem has their vote or Moshiach has their vote, mean that they put their faith in G-d, not in politicians. Mitzvah means a religious commandment. The joke there is that it’s religious obligation to vote for Mitt Romney.

Chabad Lubavitch attracts a lot of international students to Crown Heights, which is why you’ll hear Australian, Israeli and British accents. The African-American man in the last shot is Jewish.

The Raving Monster Loony Party is a UK joke completely lost on the interviewer. And yes it’s an actual political party.

  • Susan

    Daniel,
    Thank you for speaking out. You couldn't have chosen better words.
    Marc Lamont Hill is a disgraceful racist & does not deserve the Dr. in front of his name.
    He is a pathetic excuse for a human being & should not be allowed to teach at Columbia Univ. Hill's negative energy will be his downfall.

    Susan

  • danseagull

    MARC LAMONT HILL IS A COMMUNIST ; MANY PROFESSORS IN ACADEMIA ALSO THRIVE ON THE COMMUNIST IDEOLOGY ; HE DOES NOT LIKE WHITE PEOPLE , BUT I DON'T THINK HE HATES THEM , EITHER !

  • Omar

    Crown Heights is the neighborhood where one of the two violent, anti-Semitic altercations broke out in the 1990s. The other one was Freddy's Store in Harlem. Guess which infamous race-baiter intensified both conflicts? Hints: his last name starts with an "S" and he has a news program on MSNBC.

  • 77patriot

    Death of the Jewish liberal? There is a God indeed!

  • Lady_Dr.

    Jewish liberalism is dying? Not only is there a God – but he is good indeed!

  • jmm64

    Everyone needs to get out the vote for Romney, especially in the swing states. If you live in NY, CA , or any other non-swing state,do everything in your power to help Romney win in the swing states! Victory is insight, but your help is crucial to Romney's victory!

  • Moishe3rd

    Oy? Was that Manis Friedman with "other problems on his mind?" Couldn't be. But it sure looked and sounded like him.

    • Lee

      I also thought it was he. Sure looked like him.