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    Hey, what am I, chopped liver?

    Hey, what am I, chopped liver?

    Benjamin Korn of Jews for Sarah, writing at the JTA,  OP-ED: Jews becoming commonplace in conservative ‘new media’:

    Many reviews already have appeared of “The Undefeated,” the soon-to-be-released documentary about Sarah Palin’s tenure in Alaska.Yet none of them — even in The Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post or The Washington Post — mentions that nearly all of the film’s many pro-Palin media talking heads are Jews.

    The dominant meme that Jews as a group are uncomfortable with Palin or her views seems less than convincing after viewing prominent Members of the Tribe defend her politics and record in elected office. Internet news mogul Andrew Breitbart, nationally syndicated radio talk show host Mark Levin and L.A.’s radio phenom Tammy Bruce, a gay Jewish Palinista with a Tammy’s Army of followers, all deliver full-throated tributes to one of America’s most conservative political figures…..

    Significant relative newcomers include bloggers such as Ted Belman of IsraPundit, Dan Greenfield of SultanKnish and Ruth King of Ruthfully Yours, along with sites such as Israel Matzav, YidWithLid, Yeshiva World News and the Yiddish-titled but English-language Vos Iz Neias? (What’s New?).

    Hey, I may be small potatoes, but I’m not chopped liver.  A shout out would have been nice.

    Maybe I need a blog name that sounds more Jewish.   Any suggestions?


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    Viator | July 6, 2011 at 7:53 am

    Dick Morris: Obama losing Jewish voters

    “If the election were held today, President Obama would get only 56 percent of the Jewish vote against a generic Republican candidate, down from the 78 percent he won in 2008 and less than the 74 percent John Kerry received in 2004.”

    “Obama is in the process of breaking the close relationship between his party and the Jewish community, a liaison first formed by Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt in the 1930s. In increasing numbers, American Jews and Jewish Democrats are leaving the president’s side.”

    The Hill

    Milhouse | July 6, 2011 at 11:03 am

    Tribal Issues of Fact

    Not that I think you really would do it, but changing the name of the blog would inevitably change its character. To me, that suggests the ultimate wisdom of the old wheeze 9attributed to Bert Lance of Carter Administration fame), that “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!”

    Therefore, my overall reaction to the possibility of actually changing the blog name is, you need that like you need a loch in kup!

    Perhaps, however, by further refining or adding to the overall persona of this site, such as through the adoption of something as simple as a corny gimmick or two, you could help avoid a recurrence on the part of Mr. Korn for his grievous failure to recognize the obvious “mentionableness” of this site.

    To me, the issue is decidedly less “what were you not doing right?” . . . it is more, “what was he doing wrong?”

    Nevertheless, good communication is a two way street. Subtlety can frequently be lost on those not paying close attention, and small signals or helpful reminders might make a difference.

    For example, you could feature a “Bubkis Award” of the week (or of the day) for singling out a political comment or proposal by a lefty politician that contributes exactly nothing, or perhaps even a little less than nothing, to our political commweal.

    Or, similarly, you could have a farshlepteh krenk award as an identifier of notoriously bad progressive political ideas that just keep coming back to poison the well.

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