Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Thursday, September 22, 2016

In recent years, Republicans have made inroads into the overwhelmingly Democratic constituency of American Jews. But this year, Republican Jews -- or Jewish donors to the Republican party, at least -- are abandoning their party's nominee at a stunningly high rate. In 2012, 71 percent of the $240 million that Jewish donors gave to the two major-party nominees went to President Barack Obama's re-election campaign; 29 percent went to Mitt Romney's campaign, according to our analysis of campaign contributors, which used a predictive model to estimate which donors are Jewish based on their names and other characteristics. This ratio of support mirrors how Jewish voters cast their ballots in 2012. So far in 2016, of all the money given to major-party candidates by donors who appear to be Jewish, 96 percent has gone to Hillary Clinton and just 4 percent has gone to Donald Trump.

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"Donors who appear to be jewish?"

Can one of you Democrats explain this to me.

#1 | Posted by Prolix247 at 2016-09-21 07:52 PM | Reply

You don't know what "used a predictive model to estimate which donors are Jewish based on their names and other characteristics" means?

It's just like racial profiling, which you agree with and think is useful. So surely you can understand it now.

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2016-09-21 07:57 PM | Reply

used a predictive model to estimate which donors are Jewish based on their names and other characteristics.

Oh, that's not offensive in the slightest...

#3 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2016-09-21 07:58 PM | Reply

"Oh, that's not offensive in the slightest..."

Profiling is good, except when it's bad.

Sincerely,
Rodhamites

#4 | Posted by nullifidian at 2016-09-21 08:03 PM | Reply

You snowflakes are offended by algorithms now?

#5 | Posted by snoofy at 2016-09-21 08:05 PM | Reply

I thought this was an onion story.

#6 | Posted by mysterytoy at 2016-09-21 08:52 PM | Reply

#2 - Jewish people change their name all the time so how does that help?

What "Other" characteristics do you men?

#7 | Posted by Prolix247 at 2016-09-21 08:52 PM | Reply

This web site is fabricating it's own good news. Jews don't vote Republican.

#8 | Posted by mysterytoy at 2016-09-21 08:54 PM | Reply

What "Other" characteristics do you men?

How should I know? I'm simply quoting the article. Maybe if you read it, or had a grown-up read it to you, you'd find some of the answers to your questions.

#9 | Posted by snoofy at 2016-09-21 08:54 PM | Reply

used a predictive model to estimate which donors are Jewish based on their names and other characteristics.
Oh, that's not offensive in the slightest...

#3 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

Sean Sullivan? ...Prolly some Irish guy.

Shabaz Jones? ...Prolly a Brother.

Morty Lipschitz...Definitely a gentleman born to the house of David.

Both the authors have Jewish names. ROC, I'm sure you could email them and tell them they have offended you, ya little PC bunny.

What is offensive about recognizing the origin of an ethnic name?

#10 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2016-09-21 10:16 PM | Reply

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They're just pretending the problem is the profile itself and not the use of a profile to infringe on someone's rights.

#11 | Posted by snoofy at 2016-09-21 10:20 PM | Reply

I'm kinda surprised nobody has reminisced over the time blacks were profiled as super predators.

#12 | Posted by snoofy at 2016-09-21 10:22 PM | Reply

So people that put the well being of Israel before that of the United States are not rallying to an "America First" politician? Color me shocked.

#13 | Posted by USinVN at 2016-09-22 01:27 AM | Reply

Snoofy, I'm surprised you are not reminiscing about all Trump's Fair Housing violations toward Black applicants in his rental property.
This was way more significant than a 2 word ill-conceived statement for which the candidate has apologized.

#14 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2016-09-22 12:33 PM | Reply

What is offensive about recognizing the origin of an ethnic name?

Surely you realize that all over social media people with Jewish sounding names are targeted with vile anti-Semitic abuse.

There are times people talk about the ethnicity of surnames for innocent reasons. But far more often it's bigots like the alt right being vile.

#15 | Posted by rcade at 2016-09-22 02:39 PM | Reply

But far more often it's bigots like the alt right being vile.

#15 | Posted by rcade

I'm sure you can make that conclusion from the names on social media too.

#16 | Posted by mysterytoy at 2016-09-22 02:54 PM | Reply

Jewish people are generally smart.

Smart people don't vote for trump.

It's really that simple.

#17 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2016-09-22 03:45 PM | Reply

Besides, they know hillary's going to do whatever israel wants anyway.

#18 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2016-09-22 03:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#19 | Posted by Apocalypto

Absolutely.

We have a bad candidate. You have a bad INSANE candidate.

At least hillary doesn't say climate change is a chinese hoax. Only a moron would vote for anyone who says something that moronic.

Nor does she think the rich need a tax cut. You realize trump's tax cuts for the rich create a massive deficit hole that YOU have to help pay off right? Do you think the rich need or deserve YOUR money right now?

#21 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2016-09-22 04:10 PM | Reply

You realize trump's

He doesn't realize anything.

It's how he's so carelessly willing to vote for Pence. (Trump has already conceded he has zero plans on presiding over his presidency should he win. He's a big fat baby.)

#22 | Posted by ClownShack at 2016-09-22 04:14 PM | Reply

I'm sure you can make that conclusion from the names on social media too.

This response makes no sense.

It's not hard to notice the alt right's campaign of bigotry and abuse towards people with Jewish-sounding names. It's all over Twitter.

#23 | Posted by rcade at 2016-09-22 04:14 PM | Reply

What's a "Twitter"?
~ MiseryBoy

#24 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2016-09-22 04:20 PM | Reply

See also the thread about Jennifer Rubin's column.
www.drudge.com

#25 | Posted by cbob at 2016-09-22 05:05 PM | Reply

It's just like racial profiling... -- #2 | Posted by snoofy

No; consequences matter. The problem with racial profiling is that it increases the probability that members of a racial and/or ethnic minority will be harassed, unjustly imprisoned, etc. They're also based on faulty inference. That's not true of the research described in this article.

I did work like what's described here when I was a grad student working for a (Jewish) professor some 20+ years ago. Marketing firms had developed algorithms that mapped last names to probabilities of being Jewish; validation work showed that the algorithms worked pretty well. The prof I worked for used them to show that campaign donations from Jewish sources did not account for legislators' policy decisions.

#26 | Posted by Phoenix at 2016-09-22 10:07 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"The prof I worked for used them to show that campaign donations from Jewish sources did not account for legislators' policy decisions.

#26 | POSTED BY PHOENIX"

I know it is not a popular opinion on this site, but it is undeniable truth that people born into the Jewish faith (both those still observant and those that have become non-practicing) are VASTLY over represented as a % of the US population in the media and entertainment industries (as well as law, finance, and politics). Whether this was achieved via hard work or other means does not matter - what matters is that it is a fact. As a result, US politicians will always pander to Israel because they know that these people will use their positions of influence in the media to demonize them if they do not pander. That is why you will see every politician make the march over to AIPAC, get down on their knees, and promise unlimited support and US tax dollars for a country that has done just about nothing (some would argue actively undermined US with USS Liberty, Pollard, etc) to aid the US while causing unmitigated harm to the US' reputation abroad by never having the free will to condemn Israeli actions against the Palestinians, etc.

For me, I don't want to have any foreign state to have that much power or influence over how we run our country. Frankly, I am much more disgusted by Israeli messing with our elections for the last 50 years than I am with the Russians potentially hacking the DNC. I wish Trump would have extended his "America First"
to include Israeli handouts as well - but he knows that would be political suicide. So, that is the lone part of his America First message that does not make any sense. Personally, I believe that a person holding dual citizenship should have their right to vote in the US stripped. As someone living abroad, I would expect people to question my loyalties if I were to attain Vietnamese citizenship - why people do not see the same issue with Israelis (including US politicians that served in the IDF rather than US armed forces) is a mystery to me.

#27 | Posted by USinVN at 2016-09-23 12:02 AM | Reply

USINVN

"So people that put the well being of Israel before that of the United States are not rallying to an "America First" politician? Color me shocked."

When Trump says "America First," we take that to mean himself first ~ and then America (if there's anything left over).

The Oval Office is just a more secure place for Trump to run his scams, protected by his very own DOJ.

#28 | Posted by Twinpac at 2016-09-23 04:13 AM | Reply

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