Obama using Israeli leaders in web campaign
Obama has a Jewish problem because of his administration’s Israel policy. I don’t think the Jewish problem is a great as some recent polling suggests, but there does seem to be movement.
From the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood and anti-Israeli forces in Egypt and throughout the Middle East, to the unrelenting Iranian arming of Hamas and Hezbollah, to the near isolation of Israel at the U.N. (where the U.S. barely could bring itself to veto an anti-Israeli resolution), to undermining Israel’s position on borders, Israel has not been as isolated and threatened in at least a generation.
In response, Obama’s campaign has released a web video (forwarded to me by a reader who saw someone link to it on Facebook) featuring Israeli leaders saying nice things about Obama.
How convenient. Israeli leaders, of course, are very hesitant to say anything negative for fear of being accused of interfering in American politics.
And whenever an Israeli leader’s criticism of Obama is used by supporters of Israel, there are howls of how un-American it is to take sides against “my President,” and claims of being Israel-Firsters and pledging allegiance to Israel.
Here’s the web ad:
Here’s a news clip they left out:
Here’s a more accurate assessment:
Update: Thanks to a reader who forwards this link to a post by Joel Pollak pointing out that the video uses old footage (such as Obama’s trip to Israel before he was President — he hasn’t visited Israel since the election) as well as unrelated footage which misleadingly makes it sound as if they seek the reelection of Obama.
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What kind of fool would believe that Obama was a friend of Israel?
Just look at his PLO supporting, Jew-hating friends.
And we knew this BEFORE he was elected.
The same kind of fool who believes that Obama is not trying to destroy the United States as founded and rebuild it as a Socialist State.
I’ve never thought Obama believed in Islam.
He has no other gods before him. I do think he feels drawn to Islam, as they are at enmity with Western values together.
Those fools have us severely outnumbered.
This video stands without comment:
A true friend and believer in Islam can never be a true friend of Israel.
Obama’s Jewish vote is collapsing amongst the liberal members of our Orthodox shul, which had been a majority. The poor sod’ll be lucky to get more than about 20%, I’m guessing less. It’s not just Israel: The shul Pres sold his GM and bought a Ford over the bailout fiasco. This latest “contraception” blunder has aborted support even further.
Ran, I’m SO glad to hear that. I was wondering if any of the Jewish voters out there were coming to their senses.
Ran – given that Obama is doing all he said he would do (to all the people he said he would do it to), why was he so popular in the first place in your shul? Did people just hear “what they want to hear”? Or did they vote for him because of his skin? What motivated them? I’m still trying to understand his attraction. And with all he’s done, 20% still support him? What would it take for them to change, I wonder…
This might be a good addition to this post:
It is Newt at Oral Roberts U discussing national security.
Obama’s chutzpah is breathtaking. One has to wonder what, in his mind, would constitute not being a friend to Israel if he truly feels a compulsive urge to pat himself on the back.
I imagine he was patting himself on the back so fervently when he left Bibi to go have dinner that time that he practically knocked himself through the doorway (all the while singing, “You’ve got a friend in me …”
Try to imagine having an important guest in your home and basically saying, “Sit! Stay!” while you go into the next room to have dinner and then brag about what a good friend you are. He’s either the biggest liar in the world or completely delusional.
The Republican Jewish Coalition should lampoon this. Find Barack and Bibi look alikes and go to town and have fun.
But is it easy to parody self-parody?
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Yeah, well he didn’t get that peace prize for nothing…. did he?
Quick! Somebody notify Glenn Greenwald that Obama has a bunch of Israel Firsters working for his campaign!
Who in their right minds thinks Barry is a friend of Isreal? The man hates Isreal, just look at his Isreal hating friends that the LSM won’t release, that LA Times tape where he attended the Isreal bashing speakers like Rhashidi, anyone think he doesn’t agree with it?
Words, just words! But Obama’s words have no meaning, they are in fact just words. After all, Obama, according to many of his many fans, is the smartest man in the room, the greatest orator ever, at least since Edward Everett’s time. And, to kind of quote Obama, words are just words; perhaps he meant that words mean would he chooses them to mean.
Yet, perhaps Obama’s greatest use of words is as his weapon of choice, his tool of choice, his way of expressing what his intent isn’t, never what his intent is; well that too shall change right around August this year.
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