We know that President Obama doesn’t often just say what pops into his head. His public speeches are carefully crafted to send the messages that he and his advisers want to send. So when he says,
It is entirely legitimate for the American people to be deeply concerned when you’ve got a bunch of violent, vicious zealots who behead people or randomly shoot a bunch of folks in a deli in Paris,
some of us random folks got the message. 10-4, Mr. President, we read you loud and clear. Nobody out there is murdering Jews for ideological reasons. If you happen to walk into a Kosher market with an AK-47, then the folks you shoot at random are likely to be Jews. Nothing to see here.
Is it also random the way Obama has taken every opportunity since he came into office to insult and try to embarrass the Prime Minister of the Jewish state, in a way that he does not do to any other national leader or even domestic political rival? The latest manufactured slight to arouse an Obama tantrum is just one of many.
Maybe he just randomly dislikes some folks and our PM happens to be one of them. He dislikes him even more than Vladimir Putin, who is rebuilding the Soviet empire, and Iranian president Hassan Rouhani, who is using him for a doormat on his way to a Persian one, or the new Ottoman Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
It is really important to Obama to make a deal with the Iranians that will recognize their ‘right’ to enrich uranium and legitimize their continued violations of the non-proliferation treaty that they signed. Not only are Israel and the Sunni Arab nations of the Middle East worried, even the Europeans are having a hard time swallowing this. But it will be the crowning achievement of this “anti-imperialist” (but see the previous paragraph) president to once and for all right the wrongs of first-world colonialism by empowering today’s greatest enemy of Western civilization.
But just as he is on the verge of success, here comes that annoying Netanyahu again, who frustrated Obama’s efforts to be the savior of the Palestinian Arabs (at our expense), and now has the chutzpah to complain that just because the Iranians chant “death to Israel” all the time they should be prevented from getting nuclear weapons. It’s not entirely random — he has a reason to dislike Netanyahu; the man wants to preserve the Jewish state at Obama’s expense!
Obama wants to minimize Muslim Jew hatred because he really does buy into the post-colonial worldview: Arabs can’t be racists, because they are a colonized people, and ‘racism’ is a concept that applies only to colonizers. What the colonized do is resistance, which is understandable even if violent. Netanyahu does not feel colonial guilt because as a student of history, he knows that Israel is neither colonialist nor illegitimate.
So I guess it makes sense that Obama dislikes him.
What doesn’t make sense is why so many American Jews continue to support this man.
Here’s my take on the “why so many American Jews continue to support this man”:
These are lifelong Democrat voters. At the last two Presidential elections, however much they dislike Mr. Obama or what he stands for, they couldn’t bring themselves to vote Republican.
Now that they have their Democrat President, they have to justify their decision to vote for him by performing all sorts of self delusion. They can’t possibly admit that they made a mistake, since that would mean, horror of horrors, that they should have voted AGAINST the Democrat candidate!
Obama is scapegoating Netanyahu. But the opposition to the Iranian deal is not just coming from Israel. Kissinger testified against what is happening. The negotiation which aimed in the beginning to end Iran’s enrichment capacity is accepting Iran as a threshold nuclear power. Obama also wants to freeze Congress out of the ratification process. As Iran continues to expand throughout the Middle East and Obama makes ISIS his only enemy this element too will turn many against the deal.
So he may scapegoat Netanyahu but the opposition to the deal based on such a good case against it will not not go away.