My wife Karen and I were born and bred in Brooklyn. Which is to say that we were New York Jews whose parents were lever-pulling Democrats.
We were told that Democrats cared about the poor and Republicans only cared about rich people.
That’s what passed for political analysis in our crowd.
As Karen and I grew older and wiser, we realized that the party of Daniel Moynihan and John F. Kennedy was extinct. The left had colonized a once decent party and turned it into a blunt weapon of a vast regulatory state that cared little about liberty, but greatly valued a Marxist-tinged vision of utopia.
In addition, Jew-hatred, under the guise of anti-Zionism, has been mainstreamed by the American left, which is the postmodern Democrat party.
We disagree with notion that Obama is a sociopath.
He’s a progressive leftist, a post-modern Democrat, and that translates into a virulently anti-Israel ideology if not outright Jew-hatred.
The Democrats are no longer the political party of Henry “Scoop” Jackson, Daniel Moynihan, or even John and Robert Kennedy. The Dems have, in their Orwellian parlance, evolved into a mob of Marxists, Socialists, Environmentalists, Occupy Nihilists, Earth Warmers, Victimhood groupies, all-purpose radical leftists whose tolerance of the intolerant—black racism, Islamism, Jew-hatred—is disguised as multiculturalism.
If senior journalist David Goldman is right, the correct word for describing the way a growing number of US Jews feel about President Barack Obama is not ‘anger’ but ‘rage’ – white-hot rage, at that, and a conviction that they have been swindled.
Goldman, Senior Editor of First Things magazine and ‘Spengler’ columnist for Asia Times Online, spoke last week at a convention on intellectuals and terror at Ariel University in Samaria. In his lecture, he quoted a top Jewish campaign donor who used the word ‘sociopath’ to describe Obama. In an interview with Israel National News, he predicted a possibly dramatic ‘train wreck’ for the Democrats in the November mid-term elections, with Jewish fundraising for Democrats drying up and a possibly high turnout of anti-Obama evangelical Christians.
Read the full story at Arutz Sheva
We know: it’s crazy paranoid to assume that a man who was mentored for over 20-years by a rabid Jew-hater just might have a few, um, issues, with Jews and Israel.
But hey, Seraphic Secret did not go to an Ivy League college, nor did we attend graduate school where common sense is, North Korean style, washed right out of impressionable young minds in favor of Deconstruction, see: Marxism, and multiculturalism, code indicating that all cultures are equally valid except for Western Judeo/Christian culture which is corrupt, imperialist and thoroughly evil.
Yup, Barack Obama adored the Jew-hating racist Jeremiah Wright to such a degree that Wright officiated at the Obama wedding and baptized the Obama children.
American Jews overwhelmingly chose to ignore these subtle hints of anti-Semitism, instead pointing to all the wonderful Jews who worked in the Obama campaign.
Which is kind of like cheering the Judenrat.
My wife Karen, a skilled psychologist, bluntly terms this behavior cognitive dissonance: supporting two contradictory notions at the same time, thus using perverse logic—illogic—to reconcile the irreconcilable.
Hence, Seraphic Secret, shooting from the hip and in bold Saul Bass titles labeled the 78% of American Jews who voted for Obama: Stupid Jews.
But the light has begun to dawn.
Even stupid American Jews—as opposed to really stupid American Jews—have begun to notice that Barack Obama is hostile to the Jewish State.
And a recent poll from the non-partisan Secure America Now reveals that only 2 in 5 American Jewish voters would vote to Re-Elect Obama.
This could give Obama lots of trouble in Florida, a crucial electoral state.
Here’s my request to my liberal Jewish friends and relatives:
Don’t vote for Obama.
It would be best to vote for the Republican nominee—heck, it’d be better to vote for a door knob—but we realize this is close to heresy.
So, just stay home. Don’t vote. Kick back in your La-Z-Boy recliner and screen a few John Wayne flicks. We suggest Stagecoach or The Searchers. If John Wayne is not to your taste, how about some Cary Grant movies: The Awful Truth is screwball comedy a its finest, and hey, feast your eyes on Cary Grant and Grace Kelly—will blog about Kelly’s support of Israel sometime soon—in the delightful Hitchcock romp, To Catch a Thief.
While American Jewish voters, like the rest of the country, believe that economics is the most important issue facing the nation, they also believe that for the American Jewish community the single most important issue for the Jewish community is Israel.
In a poll conducted by Democrat Pat Caddell and Republican John McLaughlin for the non-partisan organization Secure America Now http://www.secureamericanow.org/ , American Jewish voters expressed admiration for many of President Obama’s personal qualities (honesty, leadership, intelligence…) they also expressed deep concern about the state of Israel/US relations and policies being championed by the Obama Administration.
These are the bumper sticker phrases the Obama administration uses in place of a coherent strategy against the fanatic Islamists arrayed against America, Israel and Western civilization.
As Seraphic Secret pointed out yesterday, the Obama outreach to the genocidal yearning Muslim Brotherhood is in full swing.
Melanie Phillips analyzes Hillary Clinton’s “epic stupidity” and her betrayal of the liberal values she claims to hold dear by advocating a thoroughly delusional view of the Muslim Brotherhood as reformist and moderate.
This from the Muslim Brotherhood’s spiritual leader Sheikh Yusuf Quaradawi:
‘Today the Jews are not the Israelites praised by Allah, but the descendants of the Israelites who defied His word. Allah was angry with them and turned them into monkeys and pigs….There is no doubt that the battle in which the Muslims overcome the Jews [will come]….In that battle the Muslims will fight the Jews and kill them.’