How will all this play out come election time? In less than seven months, we shall see how important Israel is to Jewish Americans. One thing seems certain, if Obama gets re-elected, when it comes to Israel, he will be like a bull in a china closet. Nothing will stand in his way to keep him from going all out to destroy the Jewish nation he so disdains. Jeremiah Wright trained him well.
But, ultimately, the God who considers the Jews His "chosen people" will have the last say. What's that verse from the Bible? Oh yes, something to the fact that He will bless those who bless His people and curse those who curse them. I guess that tells us all that we need to know. Of course, Obama doesn't have any respect for what the Bible says, so such a warning won't cause him to lose any sleep.
Read from Israel Matzav:
Panic on Pennsylvania Avenue?
Liberal columnist Michael Tomasky acknowledges that President Obama has a 'Jewish problem.' But is it enough to prevent his reelection? As of now, Tomasky believes that it is not. And will it prevent Obama from slamming Israel in his second term if he wins one? Tomasky seems to be hinting that depends... on whether Obama is willing to let the Democratic party be part of the collateral damage.
Well, I got some things right in that New York article, but I got one very important thing very wrong. I wrote that Congress, that always reliable friend of AIPAC, had changed its stripes. This is what I was told at the time. There was even a meeting where Bibi was taken aback, told by Democratic friends and sycophants in the House that things were different now and that he’d better play ball. But he didn’t. He went to his friends on the other side of the aisle, he stalled, he rebuffed, and he won. Different waters have passed under the bridge since; Obama has tried other resets. But basically the template was set in those first six months in office. Obama went for broke and came up empty.I don't believe that the new Obama is permanent. In fact, right after the election, we will likely see the old Obama again. But will the Democrats in Congress be willing to go down with him? Don't bet on it. The real question is whether they will be able to stop him.
And so, instead of Obama remaking the reality of the Middle East, that reality has remade him. I heard his speech at theAIPAC convention about six weeks ago. The interesting thing about the AIPAC convention (12,000 people in attendance!) was that you could tell by the applause that most of them—not overwhelmingly most, but most—were Democrats and Obama voters. More liberal, that is, than the AIPAC leadership overall. But he certainly didn’t say a word to exploit that cleavage, and predictably, it was the most implacable language, especially about Iran, that drew the most manly applause. And now—at the Holocaust Museum on Monday—he says, “I will always be there for Israel.” Not “America,” or even “my administration.” Simply, “I.”