Someone fetch the smelling salts
|Whatever this dude's smoking, it's clearly hazardous to your health|
On Tuesday, former Obama advisor David Axelrod informed an Israeli television channel that President Obama considers himself “the closet thing to a Jew that has ever sat in this office.” Obama’s deep and abiding connection to Jewish identity is obviously rooted in his ethnic background, connected to Jews via (?); his ideological ties to Jews, such as (?); and a profound connection with the state of Israel as evidenced by (?).
In actuality, Obama is about as Jewish as George Wallace was black.
But Obama spouted this drivel in order to whine about his treatment at the hands of commentators who, not having undergone full frontal lobotomies, can identify his animus for the Jewish state. “You know,” he allegedly told Axelrod, “I think I am the closest thing to a Jew that has ever sat in this office. For people to say that I am anti-Israel, or, even worse, anti-Semitic, it hurts.”
On the same day that President Obama’s former top advisor announced that Obama’s rabbinic degree could be expected in the mail any moment, he threatened Israel with abandonment at the United Nations. Obama then said that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s realistic assessment of the status of negotiations – Netanyahu said there could be no deal to create a Palestinian state with the current leadership of the Palestinian Arabs – created a threat to the “credibility” of Israel.
Obama said that Netanyahu’s position, which is that Israel’s enemies ought to be forced to acknowledge its existence and disown terrorism prior to negotiations, “has so many caveats, so many conditions that it is not realistic to think that those conditions would be met at any time in the near future. So the danger is that Israel as a whole loses credibility. Already, the international community does not believe that Israel is serious about a two-state solution.” Obviously, Israel will only be credible when it accepts an Iranian nuclear threat, as well as a terrorist Palestinian state on its borders.
Monday while President Barack Obama was answering questions at a town hall with YSEALI Fellows, an exchange program for community leaders from ASEAN, The Association of Southeast Asian Nations, he said his administration has restored the Untied States as the “the most respected country on earth.”
Obama said, “People don’t remember, but when I came into office, the Untied States in world opinion ranked below China and just barley [sic] above Russia, and today once again, the Untied [sic] States is the most respected country on earth. Part of that I think is because of the work we did to reengage the world and say we want to work with you as partners with mutual interests and mutual respect. It was on that basis we were able to end two wars while still focusing on the very real threat of terrorism and try to work with our partners in Iraq and Afghanistan. It’s the reason why we are moving in the direction to normalize relations with Cuba and the nuclear deal that we are trying to negotiate with Iran.”
So what if Bruce Stokes of the Pew Research Institute noted last week that of all Europe’s major countries, Germany’s 51% favorability rating of the U.S. is the second-lowest after Greece? Everybody knows, right, that there’s a Tex-Mex restaurant just around every German corner, and that American expressions continue to affectionately enter the German language at warp speed (the latest must-use word being “bulls—”).
Except that a new level of contempt has been reached in cranking up the old notion of Germany being treated ruthlessly, even victimized by Washington. Joschka Fischer, a former foreign minister, regards this anti-American trend as “strong,” as he said in a magazine interview last week.
Over a period of a month, in trying to set himself up as Germany’s sentry of sovereignty, Sigmar Gabriel, who heads the Social Democratic Party, has accused American security agencies of forcing their German opposite numbers to spy on European officials and companies for them. He says Germans aren’t going to accept lessons or orders, and called on Ms. Merkel to show “backbone” in standing up to America.
Yesterday I placed my annual call to my All-Highest War Lord and Sovereign Master, Kaiser Wilhelm II, to offer my usual felicitations on his birthday. His Majesty was laughing when he picked up the receiver, so after congratulating him I took the liberty of inquiring what Heaven found so funny.
"Democracy", His Majesty replied.
"I take it you are watching this year's Presidential election in the US", I said.
"The flea circus? That's part of it," said the Kaiser. "It nicely illustrates one of democracy's contradictions, namely that no one who is willing to crawl and grub for votes can be worthy of the office to which he aspires. There's no place for the nolo episcopari in democratic politics, it seems, nor for anyone with the slightest shred of character. Your Giulianis and McCains, Clintons and Obamas are happy to eat every toad in the public garden."
"I think the American public is no happier with their options this year than is Your Majesty", I replied.
"Thereby illustrating another funny aspect of democracy", the Kaiser shot back. "Who do they think is responsible? They are, of course. No candidate who told them the truth could get above 10 percent in the polls. They want nostrums, bromides, comforting lies, and they won't tolerate anything else."