It seems that nothing the GOP can ever do will pry away the Jewish vote from the Democrat party. Fortunately, it looks like the Obama and his Democrats might give us a hand – Roger L. Simon notes:
For all of my looooong life, the Jews have been so deep in the pocket of the Democratic Party it would make Chris Matthews blush. Maybe… just maybe… (I know old habits die hard)…. thanks to Barack Obama, that is about to end. The well-put lede from this morning’s WSJ opinion piece details the situation:
In recent weeks, the Obama Administration has endorsed “healthy relations” between Iran and Syria, mildly rebuked Syrian President Bashar Assad for accusing the U.S. of “colonialism,” and publicly apologized to Moammar Gadhafi for treating him with less than appropriate deference after the Libyan called for “a jihad” against Switzerland.
When it comes to Israel, however, the Administration has no trouble rising to a high pitch of public indignation. On a visit to Israel last week, Vice President Joe Biden condemned an announcement by a mid-level Israeli official that the government had approved a planning stage—the fourth out of seven required—for the construction of 1,600 housing units in north Jerusalem. Assuming final approval, no ground will be broken on the project for at least three years.
The Obama administration has taken the admonition to “Keep your friends close but your enemies closer” to a new level. They want to make love with their enemies while taking their friends to the woodshed and beating the living daylights out of them….
So, will this change attitudes? It should. In plain terms, the Moslem Palestinians are showing themselves either incapable or unwilling to have a real agreement with Israel – and as they are also being repressive of the Christian Palestinian minority it is, perhaps, time to start calling for “three State” solution so that Christians won’t have their places of worship desecrated by Moslems. The bottom line is that there is no deal Israel can make which would effectively end the war – it doesn’t matter what Israel does, because the enemy won’t be satisfied.
Correct policy, then, requires that steps be taken to provide for the security of Israel – and these steps should be taken without reference to the alleged feelings of Moslem Palestinians. If at some future time there arises the ability to work out mutually acceptable deals, then that’ll be fine – but as it stands right now, Moslems are still honoring people who murdered innocent Israelis…this is not a fertile ground for peace.
If a person cares about Israel – about the safety of the Jewish people, that is – then no support can be given to the Obama Administration. Its just insane what they are doing. In the end, what Obama is doing is raising the hopes among the Islamists that we’ll force Israel to surrender, again – that this is, now, just one more step in the process of driving the Israelis in to the sea.
It becomes, again, a time for choosing – choose Obama and the existential threat to Israel; or choose to reject Obama, and continue support for our one, true ally in the Middle East. It will be interesting to see how this all comes out.