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Absolutely Certain

Absolutely Certain

The video below, Absolutely Uncertain (h/t @SGLawrence) already has over 800,000 views on YouTube.

I understand Irina’s point, the trust in Obama has been shaken, and now she is uncertain about Obama’s commitment to Israel.

I’m not uncertain.  I am certain that in a second term, freed of the need to be reelected, Obama will lower the hammer on Israel and go back to his political roots in Jeremiah Wright’s church and his association with anti-Israeli academics.

At best, Obama will force a return to the 1949 armistice lines under threat of siding with the Palestinians at the U.N. and restricting military assistance.  If the U.S. goes along with another crazy Security Council resolution, as it came very close to doing already, Israel will be irreparably damaged.

I don’t trust Obama on Israel one iota.  I’m certain, and Irina should be too.


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Certitude ALSO on Obama’s continuation of SmartPower(tm) foreign policy, which is NewSpeak for weakness, magic thinking on Islamism, and the Obamic Decline on the world stage.

Put another way…a period of extreme danger in the world for American and her allies.

I don’t understand how anyone can be unsure of Obama’s commitment to Israel’s security. In my opinion he has no commitment. I agree with you…I don’t trust Obama one iota.

If she’s uncertain how Obama really feels about Israel, then she hasn’t been paying attention (or she’s deluding herself).

I don’t trust Obama on Israel one iota.

I don’t trust Obama on anything.

Yes, Professor Jacobson, but don’t forget he’ll have the Democratic Party to deal with, and that’s the party that at its convention showed its stalwart support for Israel by…oops.

The Jewish sample in a polling group likely is not great but if the polls I’ve seen are correct, a great majority of Jews will be voting for Obama despite the fact that at the convention, presumably a meeting of the party’s elite activists, they couldn’t even get a majority to agree to the proposition that Israel should designate its own capital.

It’s nice as a general proposition to be sensitive to other people’s feelings. But that should not trump freedom of speech and the president’s response to the uproar–much more time spent on apologizing for the video than on defending the right of the video maker to be a jerk.

And I don’t see what the problem is with the arrest of the video maker. Here in Michigan if they want to check a probation violation they call up the person and ask him to come down Monday at nine a.m. But maybe in Colorado they surround someone’s house at midnight and a passel of officers roust him out of bed and bring him in.

Agree with you totally, Dr.J. Far, FAR Worse than we can imagine on all fronts. Think of Obama’s Retreat-Abandonment from the massive Victory of post-Surge Iraq he was handed. Far fewer Americans were dying there by violence than in Chicago and this Punk-Coward-Lefty simply leaves the burgeoning, fledgling, blossoming Ally to what we are seeing now. Unforgivable & loathsome. (*Oh, and I particularly grind my molars when I hear the bulls*** words,”Ended the war in Iraq”!*)

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casualobserver | October 2, 2012 at 9:57 am

Quite a few of my Jewish friends in New England simply stay quiet about politics lately. I know a few around NYC that would easily fit the stereotype for a city liberal, meaning they often ape the lines from the Democrat Party about most issues, even the social ones that are contrary to teachings. However, even they are somewhat silent. It’s not very scientific, but from my observation it’s my guess they are very ‘distraught’ and are likely to not vote. In a rare case a few may actually pull the lever for Romney.

And I think there is little doubt that Prof. Jacobson is correct. There is no mystery how Obama has been typing his hand and there is little guesswork left as to how his advisors think on the matter. A change would require a huge shift in both. And it would require a capitulation to the position of every Republican. What are the chances?!?!?

VetHusbandFather | October 2, 2012 at 10:16 am

Some of my friends have been passing around this video on Facebook. It is extremely well done. My hope is that even a few of my friends will see this and realise the obvious: you cannot be pro-Israel and vote for Obama.

Midwest Rhino | October 2, 2012 at 10:43 am

Irina’s approach is good. In winning over others, she doesn’t start with an absolute, but rather suggests the questions and builds the evidence.

In a courtroom, perhaps it is good to start with “I will prove guilt …”. But here she does not get to object to the lies and equivocations from the other side, and her audience can click out at any time. So she brings them along methodically. And she never says Obama is anti-Israel exactly, only that his idea of standing by Israel is at best “too weak”.

This seems like a continuation of the theme that people that voted for Obama will not listen to those that “hate him”. They might listen to those that mount up evidence that he is not up to the job. “He means well, but does not understand the terrors of the world” (or anything about why capitalism works, for that matter)

Jewish support for Democrats is a good example of the psychological hold of politics.

In Gore v Bush 19% of Jewish voters went for Bush; In Kerry v Bush, 21% voted for Bush. Was Bush good for Israel? Yes he was: “Throughout his presidency, George W. Bush has been a stalwart friend of the Jewish people. Bush’s support for Israel was rock solid, as was his opposition to anti-Semitism, which was on the rise globally during his administration.” MCCain alos got about only 20% of Jewish voters.

Now, we see that Jewish support for Obama is slipping, but just a litte. The polls are something like 68-25 in favor of Obama.

Why does Obama enjoy such high levels Jewish support? As the video shows, his actions in Libya, Egypt, Tunisia, are not favorable for Israel at all? His continued disrespect for Netanyahu is shameful. The support cannot be based on rationality.

    Rosalie in reply to george. | October 2, 2012 at 11:10 am

    “his actions in Libya, Egypt, Tunisia, are not favorable for Israel at all?”

    His actions are not favorable for us either.

    NeoConScum in reply to george. | October 2, 2012 at 11:23 am

    My WASP-Neocon head is still spinning at the massive & obvious DISRESPECT for Bibi and Israel last week by His Infantile Majesty, his Sec’y of State and his UN Ambassador. None listed attended the Israeli PM’s very important speech to the UN, which followed by a day The Boy King’s disgusting swoons for Islam before that body.

    HELLO, American Jews!! What the living, freaking Hell is it going to take??

    Conrad in reply to george. | October 2, 2012 at 11:24 am

    It’s not irrational. I’m certain American Jews would overwhelming favor Romney’s position on Isareal over Obama’s. But they clearly don’t place the same importance on Israel as they do on other issues. For the most part, they are not single-issue voters.

    The average American Jew happen to be substantially more liberal than the average American non-Jew. A lot of that undoubtedly relates to the fact that so many American Jews either live in NYC or LIVED in NYC before relocating to Florida or some other state. Most Jewish families have been Democrat for generations and have a strong emotional attachment to the Dems. Many think of crossover country as “Jesusland” and simply can’t relate to the social conservatism of the GOP.

    Anyway, to the extent that American Jews are “with” Obama on 90% of his agenda and only opposed to him on Israel, they are still going to vote for Obama in large numbers. It’s not irrational, it’s simply shows they don’t generally treat a candidate’s position on Israel as a litmus test.

      george in reply to Conrad. | October 2, 2012 at 11:54 am

      A lot of that undoubtedly relates to the fact that so many American Jews either live in NYC or LIVED in NYC before relocating to Florida or some other state.

      This is ridiculous statement about each proper noun present in the sentence. Wow! Let’s get beyond dumb stereotypes.

I dont trust anyone , who given all the evidence , would VOTE for Obama!

How did I know that a girl with the name “Irina” would just have to be smoking hot? She grew into that name beautifully.

It never fails to amaze me how people can buy into a cult of personality.

Obama was undistinguished at everything he’d done in life. As a state senator, for crying out loud, there was nothing exceptional about his performance. But somehow, as president, he was going to save the world?

Take away the beautiful voice and smile … and he’d be nowhere near where he is today. It’s astonishing what the ability to sound like a Southern black preacher giving a sermon will get you these days in politics.

What amazes me even more than your average person buying into a cult of personality like this is the majority of Jews, given their history, buying into it, especially given his long association and friendship with virulent anti-Semites.

I’ll never understand people.

LukeHandCool (who understands Irina as being the kind of girl a Van Morrison circa 1964 would write a three-chord ode to … I-R-I-N-A … and who, previous rants about cult-of-personality gullibility notwithstanding, would vote any way Irina told him to).

Henry Hawkins | October 2, 2012 at 12:34 pm

I have a business associate who is Jewish and ‘torn’ between Romney and Obama. I asked what his concern about Romney was. He said “I like the house (Romney), but hate the neighborhood (GOP)”

This is not a dumb guy, but geez.

    LukeHandCool in reply to Henry Hawkins. | October 2, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    So he’d rather have a crappy house in a crappy neighborhood.

    LukeHandCool (who is a shy blue-collar kinda guy living in an ultrarich area … and whose kids are friends with the children and grandchildren of the rich and famous … and who more and more loves his son’s sense of humor about everything, including our situation, like when he recently said, “Dad, are we kind of the white trash in this area?”

    janitor in reply to Henry Hawkins. | October 2, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    I’ve heard similar sentiments. Liberals who don’t like Obama and think Romney is a good guy they’d otherwise vote for, have told me they’re afraid of “who his advisers would be”.

Obama shares dreams from his father. His father opposed British intervention in Kenya. His father was likely a derivative of the Luo sects which collaborated with invading Muslims. This history would suggest that he is seething that Western people were capable of blocking the Islamic caliphate and, in fact, made great strides in recovering occupied lands, including Israel, from Muslim control.

I’ve been conservative politically for forty years now. One of the few things that I admired about my left-wing brethren was their staunch support for Israel. I never dreamed that those who call themselves liberal would abandon Israel and, in many cases, support anti-Semitism. What I fool I’ve been.

Liberalism is a religion, or rather a cult. Like all cults, it trumps everything, including common sense.

Especially true of Catholics and Jews who will vote for Obama.

Israel is our canary in the mine. After a nuclear weapon is detonated in Israel, we are next, but many of us do not understand this.

At best, Obama will ATTEMPT TO force a return to the 1949 armistice lines under threat of siding with the Palestinians at the U.N. and restricting military assistance Much better.

As has been indicated above, what ATTEMPTS are made toward Israel, will most assuredly will be ATTEMPTED here.

What Imam Obama, has been blabbering amounnts to nothing more than taqiyya, while revving up his Black Panther corpSE here in the U.S.

Ain’t gonna’ happen Louie, Malik, Jeremiah, Al, Jesse, Maxine, Alcee, et al.