Those renegade Republicans

Joe Lieberman has been persona non grata for pal-ing around with the Republicans, but the media was incredibly excited to discover that a few “leading” Republicans have moved over to the Obama side — as if nobody has ever heard of RINOs in the first place.  Aside from the fact that these RINOs are leaders only if you’re on the Democratic side of the aisle, the New York Sun has discovered something else that binds these “leaders” together — they’re all hostile to Israel.

Obama, with his “say anything and everything to anybody and everybody” approach to getting elected, has made the right noises about Israel (although those noises have been diluted by lies or abject, weaseling reversals).  It’s become increasingly apparent, though, that just as one wolf can sniff out the other wolf hiding under the wool in the midst of the flock, the anti-Israel cadre is finding its own.  How else to explain that this man is garnering increasingly vocal and visible support from every corner of the anti-Israel world?

If you’re a Jew and you care about Israel, don’t listen to what Obama says.  Look at those who flock to his banner.  Then start wondering what he and his advisors are saying to them, not in the blaze of the cameras, but in private.

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  • BrianE

    I was sorry to see former Rep. Leach endorse Obama.

    During his 15 terms in Congress, Leach’s voting record was generally conservative on fiscal issues, moderate on social matters, and progressive in foreign policy…
    In conjunction with a Democratic tide which swept Eastern Iowa in the election, there were two tipping factors in Leach’s defeat. The first was his refusal to allow Republican Party activists to distribute an anti-gay mailing. When Leach told the Republican National Committee that he would leave the Republican caucus if they proceeded with such divisive tactics, social conservatives were offended and refused to back him.

    Thinking back, he was probably the ‘Maverick’ of the House.

  • David Foster

    There are of course a lot of non-Jewish Americans who care about Israel. It is natural for Americans to have positive feelings for a fellow democracy which has survived and accomplished great things against heavy odds.

    Basically, the people in the USA who don’t like Israel are pretty much those who live within the force field that centers on academia and is amplified by PBS, NPR, NYT, etc.

    Although Evangelical support for Israel is often put down to theological factors, an equally- or more-important factor is simply that most Evangelicals belong to parts of societ which are outside the above force field.

  • immigrantskid

    I’m not a Jew but I care about Israel. I care a lot. I just wish they would get back to being what they were in their younger days, and maybe that is just wishful thinking on my part.