Prejudice is when you believe that you can judge a person based on their being part of a group, race, religion, or ethnicity. Stereotyping is the is the actual cognitive mechanism of designating characteristics to members of aforementioned groups. Most of the time stereotypes are hurtful, but in other cases they can be considered complimentary. There is an unfortunate stereotype about Jews. This is the one that says they are smart. Yes, there are smart Jews, but to stereotype a whole group of people just because a minority of Jews are smart is wrong.
The Republican Jewish Coalition has claimed that Obama is losing support among Jews. In the 2008 election, Obama got 78% of the Jewish vote. This time it looks like he will get only 69% of the Jewish vote. Normally, this would be enough to prove the point that Jews as a group are not smart but elaboration is necessary.
We just witnessed the spectacle of the Democratic convention where, according to CNN’s Dana Bash, it was Obama himself who caused three things that had been in previous platforms to be removed along with a reference to God. The removal had to do with Obama‘s attitude toward Israel. The first was the acknowledgement of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the second was the isolation of Hamas, which fires rockets into Israel, and the third was that previous platforms called for Arab refugees and their descendants from the war in 1948 to be settled into a new Palestinian state as part of a two-state solution. The Jerusalem statement (and the reference to God) was reinserted by a supposed two-thirds majority of the Democrat delegates, but anyone who heard the actual voice vote knows that this was a false and phony approval of the reinsertion. This is not a trade dispute or other minor issue. A two-state solution would be impossible if the refugees from 1948 are to be settled into Israel instead of the newly created Palestine, and Obama knows this. There are seven million Jews living in Israel and their very lives are imperiled by Obama and his policies. There are 8 million Christians living in Egypt who are also imperiled by the same forces that imperil the Israeli Jews, which are the Islamic extremist supremacy groups. Those who adhere to these groups hate Israel for the same reasons they hate the rest of the West, and that is our freedom and ability to live secular lives if we so choose or to practice other faiths in freedom, dignity, and equality.
Obama’s support of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt by giving it financial aid, especially after what just happened to our embassy in Egypt, is unjust and tragic. Obama extended abject apologies concerning a video that supposedly caused our ambassador to Libya to be murdered. It turns out that the murder was not caused by the video and even the media arms of the Democrats, like CNN, are reporting that the execution was a terrorist act and not caused by enflamed passions due to the YouTube video. In some ways, the reason for the death of the ambassador does not matter, except it now shows the Obama regime’s premature reports of the demise of Al Qaeda and its incompetence at protecting our own people. ..
In spite of all of this, and Obama’s personal relationships with noted anti-Semites and all of the other failures of his administration, Obama will most likely get a large majority of Jewish support. If this happens, it will disprove the stereotype of Jews being smart.