Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Look who's rooting for Obama

From Naomi Ragen:

I have been sending out these e-mails since the beginning of the Intifada. In fact, I started my list as a volunteer because the major media wasunbelievably biased in favor of Israel's enemies. They loved Arafat, whocould do no wrong. They accepted every lame excuse of every terrororganization why blowing up Israeli babies was actually coming to them, or not the terrorists' fault, or in response to some Israeli somewhere hurting someone..

Thousands of attacks and thousands of dead Israelis later, you couldn't talk to the New York Times or the Los Angeles Times, or Time Magazine, or CNN (not to mention the Brits, but that's another story) out of their love affair with terrorism. That is, until September 11. That seemed to wake people up for a while, until the people who thought 9/11 was a base attack on innocent people were overtaken by the apologists who agreed with France and other jealous Europeans that the U.S. had it coming to her, also for a number of excellent reasons.

Slowly, my list grew and grew with people who understood the media's bias and who wanted the truth. Spreading the truth along with me were a number of other bloggers and journalists who fought the official press, correcting their lies about Israel. There was Brigitte Gabrial - a Lebanese Christian whose family was targeted by the PLO and nearly killed, who courageously told the truth about terror. There was Caroline Glick in the Jerusalem Post. There was Nonie Darwish, and Michael Freund, and Charles Krauthammer, and Dennis Prager and Tom Gross, and Fox News..

Since OBAMAISM took over the U.S., every single one of us has been united against Obama, crying in the wind to anyone who will listen that his worldview, his appeasing stance towards terror, his desire to "change American policy in the Middle East," his associations with people like former PLO supporter Khalidi, anti-Semite Rev. Wright, anti-Israel Robert Malley, and a host of others made him a danger to Israel and to the U.S. But the constant clever ads by the Democrats - partially paid for by illegal contributions from Muslims all over the world-are no match for us bloggers. All of us have received hate mail from Jews who have been on our lists telling themselves they care about the Jewish State. What I got, and what all of them have gotten, is name-calling, vilification, threats, cancelled subscriptions and hysterical diatribes about Palin, and abortions and Wall

I try to read the Psalms every day. And the other day I came across this:

"A bare man of reason doesn't understand, nor does a conceited fool comprehend this.'

In his commentary, Samson Raphael Hirsch explains: A 'conceited fool' tenaciously adheres to his views even if they are utterly unjustifiable,[he] is not capable of responding to teaching because of his foolish conceit.' Someone on my list wrote me that when she tries to talk to her pro-Obama friends in Florida, they literally put their hands over their ears.

As Ahmadinejad prepares his bomb, and the masses cry out to save their abortions and their same-sex marriages, I think of what Rabbi Hirsch wrote at the end of his Psalm: "whenever nations have succumbed to moral corruption, they have produced tyrants who in turn proved to be the scourges at whose hands the corrupted masses suffered and perished in the end..No human society can continue to exist without morality and respect for what is right." Below, Michael Freund lists all those who support Barack Hussein Obama. I don't understand how people who love Israel can talk themselves into getting into bed with them. But what I REALLY don't understand, is why they believe that they'll have a good time there.


The Jerusalem Post,
October 29, 2008
Look who's rooting for Obama
By Michael Freund

What do Iran's ayatollahs, Hamas terrorists, Louis Farrakhan, Jesse Jacksonand Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi have in common? They are all pulling for Barack Obama to win the US presidential election.

When Israel's disparate foes manage to rally behind a single candidate, itshould set off alarm bells for anyone who cares about the Jewish state.

If you think this is just Republican scaremongering, consider the following.

Last week, Ali Larijani, the hard-line speaker of the Iranian parliament,told a press conference in Bahrain that "we are leaning more in favor of Barack Obama because he is more flexible and rational" (Agence FrancePresse, October 22).

And then there is the October 19 endorsement that Obama received from Hamas spokesman Ahmed Yousef, who told WABC radio host John Batchelor and WorldNet Daily's Aaron Klein that "we as Palestinians are thinking that we might have better luck with a new administration, maybe, if Obama wins the election... I do believe he will change the American foreign policy in the way they are handling the Middle East."

There you have it. Two clear expressions of preference for Obama from two of the leading anti-Israel and anti-Western forces in the Middle East. Both the Iranian regime and the Hamas terrorist organization view Obama in a positive light and hope he will be elected.

Their enthusiasm for the senator from Illinois is shared by a number of other long-time enemies of the Jewish state on both sides of the Atlantic.

On June 11, Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi, in a speech broadcast onAl-Jazeera, spoke glowingly of the Democratic nominee. According to a translation provided by MEMRI, Gaddafi said, "His name is Obama. All the people in the Arab and Islamic world and in Africa applauded this man. They welcomed him and prayed for him and for his success, and they may have even been involved in legitimate contribution campaigns to enable him to win the American presidency."

Back in the US, anti-Semitic firebrand Louis Farrakhan earlier this year labeled Obama "the hope of the entire world" and compared him to the founder of the Nation of Islam, the group Farrakhan heads (Associated Press,February 25).

Normally, one would expect that such a motley collection of rogues would beenough to send shivers down the spine of even the most spineless of voters. In the end, who wants to be cheering for the same outcome as Gaddafi and Farrakhan?

Nonetheless, if two recent polls are to be believed, Obama seems poised to capture a significant majority of the Jewish vote.

A SURVEY released last week by Quinnipiac University found that Jews in the battleground state of Florida are backing Obama by a margin of 77 percent to 20%, while a Gallup survey revealed that nationwide, Jews favor him over Sen. John McCain by 74% to 22%.

While that is less than the 80% that Democrats Al Gore and Joe Lieberman garnered in the 2000 election, it is similar to the 75% that John Kerry captured four years ago.

One can only shake one's head in bewilderment at such a predilection, particularly in light of Obama's flip-flop on Jerusalem back in June, when he told the annual AIPAC policy conference that he supports the city remaining Israel's united capital, only to back-track from that position the following day. If Obama can't stand firm on the campaign trail on such a basic issue of fundamental importance to Israel and its supporters, how can he be counted on to do so if given the keys to the White House?

Any pro-Israel Jews and Christians still sitting on the fence, wondering how to cast their ballot on November 4, would therefore do well to bear in mind the revealing comments made recently by Jesse Jackson. Speaking at the World Policy Forum in Evian, France two weeks ago, Jackson promised that the "Zionists who have controlled American policy for decades" will lose influence once Obama is in charge, as he will stop "putting Israel's interests first."

"Obama is about change," Jackson observed, "and the change that Obama promises is not limited to what we do in America itself. It is a change of the way America looks at the world and its place in it" (New York Post,October 14).

If that type of change scares the daylights out of you, and it darn well should, then think long and hard about whether you want to throw your support behind such a person.

The bottom line is that Obama makes Teheran, Tripoli and Gaza convulse with excitement, and that alone should make the rest of us shudder with fear.

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