Maybe now that the inevitability of his defeat is beginning to dawn on him, Barack Obama has decided to drop the pretenses and return to his ideological roots, the ones steeped in resentment and hatred. How else can one explain this blatant pre-election slap in the face to Israel and to American Jews?
The participant, Muslim Public Affairs Council founder Salam al-Marayati, was tapped to be part of the U.S. delegation to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe forum in Poland.
The State Department defended the selection....
Yeah, about as well as they defended Benghazi:
He was invited to participate in this year’s (event) as a reflection of the wide diversity of backgrounds of the American people.”
Well, I do suppose there are a fair amount of anti-Semites in America...nice of Obama to give one such a prominent role in policy-making. Here's al-Marayati speaking late in the day on September 11th, 2001:
If we’re going to look at suspects, we should look to the groups that benefit the most from these kinds of incidents, and I think we should put the state of Israel on the suspect list because I think this diverts attention from what’s happening in the Palestinian territories so that they can go on with their aggression and occupation and apartheid policies.”
And the ensuing decade has not dampened his hatred. Government appeasement of al-Marayati and his toxic views have not moderated him any, instead it has provided him with a venue to steep his hatred, and make it a stronger brew. As recently as this January, al-Marayati played the "U.S. government-as-Zionist-puppet"s canard:
“The United States has done a lot of dirty work that has served the interests of Israel," al-Marayati said in January. "It destroyed Iraq. It supported the destruction and crippling of Egypt. It has crippled the Gulf. And now, it is looking to Iran as the next target for crippling and destroying. Who is driving our foreign policy -‑ President Obama or Prime Minister Netanyahu?
Did Obama think this would slip under the radar? Maybe; the media has been covering his ass for so long now could be he just assumes they will continue to do so, like some pair of magic underwear. Or maybe he sees polls like these and just figures, "f*ck 'em":
Some outlets have been trumpeting the 10/11 data, but to me, the truth seems closer to 60/40 Obama, which will likely turn out to be 57%-43% in the voting booth. Quite the change from 78%-22% margin he enjoyed in 2008.
Which will likely cost Obama Florida. And maybe Ohio. And dare I say...even Pennsylvania?
some have called a "a wounded child with a fractured ego" - lash out against the people whom he may believe will cost him re-election? A people whom his former pastor inveighed against, a people whom he has viewed as oppressors, a people whose homeland has chosen a leader (Bibi) who has thwarted his ambitions at every turn?
The appointment of anti-Semite like Salam al-Marayati is the least Obama could do, should he decide to take the ideological road trodden by so many of his liberal fellows, and blame the Jews for his woes.
In fact, the Jews look to be in pretty deep sh*t no matter how this ends: Turn against Obama, and feel his wrath for the remainder of his term. Support him, and watch him twiddle his thumbs and smirk while Iran places nuclear warheads on intercontinental ballistic missiles and points them at Israel.
Wonder what the "78 from 2008" are feeling right now...?