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March 12, 2012

Jewish Liberals, We Need to Talk

A few days ago released the video of Barack Obama, then pushing thirty, embracing an anti-Semitic basket-case and all-around race-baiter (via Legal Insurrection) by the name of Derrick Bell.  Derrick Bell is the mind (or is it “mind?) behind a blaxploitation masterpiece about white Americans selling off their black compatriots to aliens — with a subplot of scheming cowardly Jews.

At the time of their embrace, Derrick Bell was a law professor in Harvard, so, I suppose, the authority he commanded explains why impressionable minds, like our future President in his early middle age, might had fallen under his spell.  Or else Barack Obama shared Bell’s views.  The later would explain why Derrek Bell got to visit the Obama White House twice in 2010 (via Capitol Commentary tweeter feed).  In 1994, between the Harvard bear-hug and the White House visit, the New York Observer interviewed Bell, and, of course, it’s racist creepiness galore.  Check out some exerpts at Commentary (via RS McCain).

The Breitbart tape shouldn’t had surprised anyone because we all know that Obama allowed Jeremiah Wright, another deranged race-baiter, to officiate his wedding and baptize (or is it “baptize”?) his daughters.  I happen to be of the opinion that Obama rarely went to his chosen “church”, but he heard of his pastor’s sermons and liked their tone and substance.  He probably admired Wright for being a part of Louis Farrakhan’s entourage when the latter went to visit Gaddafi in 1984.  (In a spirit of shameless self-promotion, check out my obituary of the late dictator.)

I’m sure Obama’s heartbeat didn’t go up in anguish every time he passed the house of Louis Farrakhan, another one of these random men in his great neighborhood, because he evidently collaborated with that race-bating anti-Semite on at least one occasion, when he helped him with the second Million Men March.

Sarah Palin caught a lot of flack for welcoming Pat Buchanan to Wasilla in 1999.  Me, I wouldn’t welcome Buchanan anywhere, but I understand that the mayor of Wasilla was flattered to have a one-time major party Presidential hopeful pass through her town.  I don’t expect a young mayor from a state that few Jews call home to be well-versed in politics of Holocaust denial and other forms of Jew-hatred.  Obama, on the other hand, lived in cities with large Jewish populations — New York, Chicago, Boston — and found it possible to collaborate with hard-core anti-Semites.

One hopes that the tape of Barack Obama toasting a PLO terrorist Rashid Khalidi would be truly damaging to the President, at least in our community.  The tape is in possession of the LA Times, and the paper won’t release it.  Mere existence of this tape should give pause to any Jew intending to cast his vote for Obama.  Do we know about it?

J Weekly, my local Jewish paper, didn’t cover the Khalidi tape story in ’08.  The Obama-Khalidi connection was mentioned twice — in an opinion piece and in a letter to the editor (go Russikies!).  That Obama hob-nobbed with the PLO should had been a major area of concern to the Jewish press, no?

During Netanyahu’s 2010 White House visit, Obama presented the Israeli Prime Minister with a list of demands and left for dinner.  ““Let me know if there is anything new,” he said.  There is something sadistic about it.  I can’t think of another international incident where the current White House occupant was doing something other than his usual “leading from behind”.  Did Barack Obama dream of treating the Israeli head of state this way when he was running for President, and what would another four years of his Presidency be like for the only democracy in the Middle East, considering that in his final term he will not have to worry about reelection?

Pro-Israel liberal Jews are fooling themselves if they think that Barack Obama has some sort of sympathy for the besieged Jewish state.  While I understand that many if not most American Jews are not particularly Zionist, I still think they need to consider what would happen if Israel ceases to exist.  Anti-Semites worldwide will be emboldened, and that includes anti-Semites in the United States.  And even if Israel’s destruction were not in question, I find it a bit icky to vote for an individual with Obama’s history.

Curiously, one American Muslim and most of her friends think of our forty fourth President as Muslim, if only in the same sense Bill Clinton was our first black President (Via I Own the World).  Could it be because of something Barack Obama is doing?



  1. A habit is a hard thing to break. For years it was tradition for Catholics (at least Irish Catholics) to vote Democrat. It was a slow process but it took a couple of decades for us to realize that the Democratic party does not hold our interests dear.

    The same is happening to Jews. For Israel committed a grave sin in Democratic eyes: It is tolerant and successful. Neither of these traits Democrats like.

    Comment by Infidel de Manahatta — March 13, 2012 @ 5:20 am

  2. The Jewish people should understand better than others that appeasement doesn’t work. Our Appeaser in Chief is a failure. Why would they continue to support him?

    Comment by Conservatives on Fire — March 13, 2012 @ 11:02 am

  3. Reblogged this on theconservativehillbilly.

    Comment by The Conservative Hill Billy — March 13, 2012 @ 1:14 pm

  4. Conservative on Fire ” Appeaser in Chief is a failure.” Well stated!!!!!!

    Comment by The Conservative Hill Billy — March 13, 2012 @ 1:15 pm

  5. Obama is no friend of Israel. Sadly I think it’s going to take something huge and horrible for this group to realize that.

    Comment by Harrison — March 13, 2012 @ 9:33 pm

  6. Infidel,
    If we think through it, dems don’t really have much to offer to American Jews. It’s still a very entrepreneurial community (although these days boys and girls want to grow up to be artists and writers, but hey, if you want to be successful at that, it takes some know-how). It’s not just Israel.

    I think he’s a bit more than just an appeaser. He’s rooting for the other side.

    I hope not.

    Comment by edge of the sandbox — March 14, 2012 @ 9:45 pm

  7. discussing Obama always leaves me frothing at the mouth: as Mark Steyn, this is a man who has an education worth some million dollars. And. He is so IGNORANT.

    It is very important for the world that Obama be ousted in November. The great impediment here is Erik Holder’s D of Justice, which will find ballots wherever they are needed, and couple this with the naivetee of so many people that true malice sits in the White House.

    The group with the least excuse for their blindness is the American Jew. Whenever one discusses this puzzling fact, someone will mention that American Jews are really well educated. Well, I am coming to the conclusion that the best step in improving our future would be to shut down the universities, especially the ones we call ‘elite.’ There. Frothing out….

    Comment by heathermc — March 17, 2012 @ 3:33 pm

    • We should definitely stop pumping money into our universities. I follow Glen Reynold’s updates on higher ed bubble, and all that. The quality of education typical undergrad gets now is preposterous. It’s propaganda and it’s absolutely useless — unless you want to be a lefty activist.
      If there is an Obama administration official who bothers me more than Obama, it’s Holder. He made it his life’s work to ban guns, for one, and he has to get it no matter what. And voter fraud. And illegal immigration.

      Comment by edge of the sandbox — March 19, 2012 @ 8:56 pm

      • A great example of Obama: this man has attended and graduated from Harvard Law School, in which he was the editor of the Harvard Law Review.
        And he doesn’t know how to pronounce “corps”. AND he is the “Commander in Chief” of the US Armed Services.

        I hired a ‘magna cum laude” graduate of Harvard, who had majored in “fine arts.” She had never heard of William Wordsworth. And one commenter on one of my rants, noted that she had hired a Princeton grad, who did not know that West Virginia is a separate state from Virginia.

        Comment by heathermc — March 21, 2012 @ 2:57 pm

        • Oh my. I went to Berkeley as an undergrad, and then did an MA. Every year my late adviser would include a question on the final about the difference between it’s and its, and, he said, every year about half the class got it wrong. I thought he was exaggerating, but when as a grad student I got to grade the papers, turns out he wasn’t. About half of the students in his 800-person class didn’t know.

          Comment by edge of the sandbox — March 21, 2012 @ 3:04 pm

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