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Jewish Liberals Should Admit They Were Wrong on Obama

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President Obama delivers his 2014 State of the Union address. Photo: Screenshot.

The Jewish community overwhelmingly supported President Obama’s re-election campaign in 2012, despite his previous track record as being terrible on Israel. As Obama and Kerry continue to pressure Israel extensively, I wonder if Jewish liberals look around and regret their support of Obama. With Obama’s countless foreign policy mistakes, the economy struggling to recover, and the fact that there has never been a time when America has been less respected by the world“Ž, any regrets at all?

While we constantly hear about President Bush’s perceived failures, I have yet to hear a single Jewish organization stand up and say that “dumb” former Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin predicted the current crisis in the Ukraine less than six years ago. During the 2008 presidential campaign, Palin warned that if then-Senator Barack Obama was elected president, his “indecision” and “moral equivalence” may encourage Russia’s Vladimir Putin to invade Ukraine. “After the Russian Army invaded the nation of Georgia, Senator Obama’s reaction was one of indecision and moral equivalence, the kind of response that would only encourage Russia’s Putin to invade Ukraine next,” Palin said.

In 2012, Obama mocked Mitt Romney for referring to Russia as “our number one geopolitical foe.” Obama said, “The 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back because the Cold War’s been over for 20 years.”

With numerous media reports asserting that Jews are in danger in Ukraine“Ž, one wonders if the liberals will say yes we were wrong.

Barack Obama is tough on only one country in the world: Israel.

Norman Podhoretz proclaimed some years ago that “liberalism has become much more than a set of political opinions for political Jews: It has become a religion in its own right, with its own Torah of liberalism and its own set of commandments.” For them, “The new Torah will always trump the old.” And indeed, Obama will go down in history as one of the worst Presidents ever – in part thanks to the support of the liberal Jewish community.

The American Jewish community overwhelmingly stood with Obama.  Liberal Jewish organizations have strengthened President Obama’s hand, thus weakening American interests worldwide. From the Middle East to Ukraine, can anyone claim that the Jewish people or the Jewish State is in a better position with this Administration’s foreign policy?

It is time to say that choosing Obama was not good for the Jewish – or the American – people.

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