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September 21, 2011

When Worse Is Better

Filed under: Israel, Middle East, politics — Tags: , , , , — edge of the sandbox @ 3:27 pm

If the Obama Administration is currently working overtime to prevent unilateral declaration of a second Palestinian state at the UN, it’s not because of  some mysterious outbreak of spontaneous philosemitism.  You see, Barack Hussein Obama cornered himself with the Jewish voters and donors.  So, now we have the spectacle of staunchly Democratic Jews abandoning the party at a faster rate than rest of the base, and the President must, must, must consolidate the base.

happier days of 2008

'Bamster surrounded by the schmucks (this post was crying out for Yiddish) in pre-low T days of 2008.

So, the President will throw this particular bone to the Jewish community, he’ll block Abbas’s statehood bid.  But look, in his speech before the UN he never referred to Israel as the Jewish state.  Never mind that he shouldn’t be talking about Israel at all, he should be talking about Iranians who claim that their weapons will soon be able to reach American shores.  Israel is a red herring.

Ironically, it’s not unimaginable that a more pro-Israel President would not block Abbas.  Think about Bush pressing Sharon on Gaza, which was done, in part, to placate the Arabs.  Sometimes worse is better, just not the way Lenin meant it.

In any event, a second Obama term would be disastrous for Israel because the President will not be bound by any kind domestic political calculations.  Something that 2/3 of American Jews who still maintain that they support Obama should consider.

UPDATE: Desmond Dekker’s Israelites came up on iTunes, which was rather appropriate:



  1. Look at it as TITANIC 2 starring as captain BARACK OBAMA the TITANIC be
    PALESTINE. An USA administration as Captain OBAMA having been blessed
    given one more oppertunity in doing what’s right for the people’s of Palestine
    to finally end a cruel /heartless /shameful treatment of the Palestinian people.

    If such oppertunity not taken /where the horror against the people of Palestine
    continues then not only for the USA /but upon all of humanity shall come great
    destruction.The sky black.The earth tremble with an power to move mountains.

    The living shall envy the dead. The rich as the powerful returned unto the dust
    whence being formed in having learnt nought. The people’s of ISRAEL granted
    their desire becoming one with the land they having long desired. A handfull of
    dust blowing in the wind. Where then the dreams / their worldly illusion of power.

    Comment by william wallace — September 21, 2011 @ 4:16 pm

    • I can’t make heads or tails out of this rant, but I’m guessing it’s not spam, so I’m going to approve it. If it is spam, it’s fun too.
      I suspect this might be a Zionist trolling.

      Comment by edge of the sandbox — September 21, 2011 @ 4:27 pm

  2. The Democrats use the Palestinians like they do every supporter. Offer them lip service, encourage them, then when they run into reality turn tail and run.

    The fools keep falling for it damage to the world be damned!

    Comment by Harrison — September 21, 2011 @ 6:49 pm

  3. My guess is that the whole issue of Palestinian statehood before the UN is a red herring. It’s all an excuse for the coming war and the primacy of Iran in the region.

    Comment by Conservatives on Fire — September 22, 2011 @ 8:57 am

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