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A Dream Come True?

COLlive presents the weekly Jewish Thought in Simple Words series by Getzy Markowitz. In this week's edition the author analyzes the attitudes of some voters during the presidential election. Full Opinion

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Mind in Shackles
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Mind in Shackles

How many people voted for John McCaine because he was white? or because his running mate was a woman? How many people voted for Hillary Clinton because she was a woman? or because she WASN”T black? I myself voted on the issues, and because of it I voted for barak Obama! Sadly, I think it is still you that can’t see beyond race yet and therefore disqualify him based on it rather then accept the verdict of the american people. The vice Presidential candidate for the republican party did not even know that Africa was a continent, but many were… Read more »

Getzy Markowitz
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Getzy Markowitz

Getzy good job

Distortion
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Distortion

This is not the first time that blacks in america have been given the right to speak as you say in your article. Every time a black man runs for Mayor or runs for Governer or runs for any other elected office in the country, King’s words of where his children would not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. is tested every time that happens. Muck like jews, every time it happens, they are judged again as to their motive for voting. Can you simply not accept that Barack H. Obama… Read more »

Arrogance
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Arrogance

You start your article with a preemptive notion that they all voted for Obama based on his race, and then build your whole theory on it. That is racist in its own rite. Do you have a poll to back this up? (Your poll that you mention doesn’t), are you quoting a black leader that cried out that they all vote for him? Blacks have had the chance to vote for Jesse Jackson back in the 80’s and did not, why? He wasn’t worthy. Your article screams I AM A RACIST, AND I AM UPSET THAT HE WON. For the… Read more »

Long winded- bubeh maseh
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Long winded- bubeh maseh

Doesn’t look like anybody in the picture is interested in what you have to say

Out of context
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Out of context

Getzys point is being completely taken out of context. His points is relevant even if Obama lost. He is talking about a segment that voted for race, nothing more

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Jesse jackson didn’t lose bc blacks refrained from voting. He lost bc whites did.

To Greg:
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To Greg:

I completely agree with you on this one Getz.
As you know, I voted Obama as most Jews did but that’s not your point.
I had my reasons for voting for Barack: economy etc
African Americans overall voted for a black man and maybe his electrifying campaign pulled them out to vote. They don’t know his policies or opinions.
I voted for him, but I had reasons to. I like your point, its like you believe in blacks and are therefore disappointed with their poor judgement.

Be careful:
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Be careful:

Getzy, this article was amazing! amazing! it reflects your keen ability to see the goodness in others. By decrying the ignorance revolving around this election you have shown yourself to be sensitive to the african american community. It would be easy for you to attack Obamam and I know that you have some good points about that, but you did not. Instead you focused on how many voted for skin color when they could have voted for the same guy for better reasons.

But I warn you to take caution as some will misread and therefor “misrepresent” you.

Shmuel
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Shmuel

I did not vote this time because in the electoral world NY will go Dem anyway. My absence didn’t effect the outcome because so many more showed up to vote for a color.

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Race of the races: A race of race. 🙂

Thanks
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Thanks

Thank you for this, I was thinking something similar but didnt have the words.

Politico
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Politico

Getzy great one, but is it wise for a frum yid to get involved in politics?

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This weeks essay suggests that most people had good reasons to vote for the Obama-Biden ticket and that many many blacks voted for the wrong one. Ill have you know that a Sach A Sach Vaiseh Mentchen voted for him as a Teshuvah for segregation vechulu so whites also vote for race

-Ephraim

impressive
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impressive

This new site “collive” is very good. It is cool how it got so popular in such a short time
Keep them coming

thnks you author
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thnks you author

Thank you for this one which was easier to read.

I understand what you are sayinngn

political rabbi
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political rabbi

Rabbi Getzy I wonder if u cld be more politically oriented in the future I kind of like it

yup
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yup

Even though I voted for Obama I am in shock that he won.
At the polling station in LA I asked a black guy why he was voting Obama his only reason was black 4 black

sodom?
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sodom?

I’m confused what’s the kesher to Parshas Hashavua?
Ulai Yeish Lomor that by electing the man we are making our own Sodom?

to sodom
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to sodom

Are you serious???
What’s with people

also in shock
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also in shock

What’s shocking is that everyone chooses to forget that Obama had ties with arabs and anti-semites, we seem to have short memories. DId we all forget about 9/11 so quickly?

Bravo
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Bravo

Amazingly written.

Michoel Der Commenter
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Michoel Der Commenter

Very true. This racist isn’t racist
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