Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Tuesdays with Paulie 6/3/08

What you probably didn't know
Obama taps another anti-Israel advocate

This past weekend was suppose to be the beginning of the end of the Democratic Party primary race. The Democratic Party's Rules and Bylaws Committee gathered this past Saturday to decide the fate of the Michigan and Florida delegates. As expected they found a way to count some of votes, attempting to make the two penalized states feel included, while at the same time not impacting the outcome of the race. What was very unsettling to your brilliant bloggers wasn't the continued incompetence demonstrated by the DNC, but was the individual sen. Obama asked to represent him at the meeting. Former congressman David Bonior of Michigan.

After weeks of outreach to the Jewish community, attempting to ease their concerns about his support for Israel, he asks one of the most anti-Israel voices in American history to be his representative at this all important meeting.

Making matters worse is the fact that the only connection to this matter Bonior has is that he is from Michigan. The anti-Israel ex-congressman last job was running John Edwards presidential bid. Obama doesn't exactly owe Bonior anything, so why make him apart of your campaign at all, especially if your trying to reassure American Jews and pro-Israel Christians that you support the Jewish state?

I don't have the answer. However there are several that make sense. In an effort to give Obama, who coincidentally will be addressing the Americal Israel Public Affairs Committee later this week, the benefit of the doubt, he may not know Bonior's anti-Israel history. I have said numerous times that Obama is not as bright as Chris Matthews dreams he is, while he is alone in the MSNBC bathroom with the door locked. Intellectually the man is completely void of any depth. He has no ideas and demonstrates consistently and inability to fully comprehend the issues. Obama isn't stupid by any means, but he undoubtedly doesn't do his homework.

Another possibility is that while he parades around wearing a Kipah and eating a bagel at various synangogues, Bonior can address pro-Arab/anti-Israel groups explaining to them why Obama is in their best interest, knowing full-well the media won't dare report it.

The other angle is that Obama under the guidance of his campaign manager, understands the Jewish vote. David Axelrod knows that unless his candidate parades himself in full Nazi Regalia, he will still receive 60-70 percent of the Jewish vote because of that "D" next to his name. That may be good enough and now he wants to sew up the Arab vote which is key in a swing state such as Michigan. Bonior easily delivers that vote.

Besides countless advisors and spirtual leaders, we can now add an adamantly vile anti-Israel congressman to Obama's buddy list. I haven't even touched on his national campaign co-chairman and military advisor, Gen. Merrill "Tony" McPeak, who can't find enough international woes to blame on Jews.

In a 2003 interview with The Oregonian, Gen. McPeak was asked whether the problem in solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict originated with the White House or the State Department. McPeak replied, "New York City. Miami. We have a large vote -- vote, here in favor of Israel. And no politician wants to run against it."

Recently he told the same newspaper that he "stood by his position that U.S. policy in the Mideast is influenced by pro-Israeli voters." This promoter of hateful Jewish stereotypes never blames Palestinian leaders and their terrorist accomplices for the failure of mid-east peace. Obama made this clown his national campaign co-chairman and military advisor.

Expect more on McPeak in the future. In the meantime, trust Obama supporting Israel and fighting Islamic extremism at your own risk.

McCain addresses AIPAC
GOP nominee sheds no doubt he is a great friend

On Monday the President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, marked the 19th anniversary of the death of Ayatollah Khomeini by telling foreign guests that Israel would soon disappear off the map and that the "satanic power" of the United States faced destruction.

Unfortunately for the early favorite to replace Satan in Hell, the bond between America and the Jewish State grew even stronger as GOP presidential hopeful John McCain addressed AIPAC, demonstrating a staunch committment to supporting Israel and defeating terrorism wherever it rears it's ugly face. "When we join in saying never again, that is not a wish, a request or a plea to the enemies of Israel, but a promise that the United States and Israel will honor against any enemy," McCain told conference attendees.

Hey Ahmadickhead, are you listening?

I'm not going to give a detail analysis of the Arizona senator's speech. I strongly urge everyone to watch or read the speech as well as Obama's and Clinton's addressments later this week. Then decide for yourself what was genuine or just political showmanship.

What I will say is that his speech Monday surprised me. McCain showed a great understanding of the the threats facing the Jewish state, which wasn't surprising. However besides the expected right to defend herself rhetoric, McCain offered ideas of how to deal with Iran, who is the heart, soul, funding and training of Hamas and Hezbollah. These proposals didn't have a military edge, but would deal blows that have a proven track record of success.

He brought up a divestment campaign similar to the one implemented against South Africa during Apartheid. He discussed ways to make a currently unpopular President of Iran even more despised by his own countrymen with financial sanctions.

Later this week I will write about the speeches made by the Obama and Clinton. In the meantime check out a great article about McCain's speech in YNet News.



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