Obama made a very deliberate decision to make tomorrow’s election about the Jews. Dropping the chickensh*t bomb a week before the midterm election was no accident. Oh no. Obama wanted to get out the Jew-haters’ vote.
Just as the disenfranchised and the America-haters had delivered for him before, he now believes that the Jew-haters (and he believes that there are many more of them than not) will deliver the Senate. Now he’s playing a card he has not played before, but has been leading up to for some time.
It was no accident that Jeffrey Goldberg dropped the “chickensh*t” bomb. Goldberg is a notoriously anti-Israel uber-left reporter popular with the Obama White House. Goldberg has been trusted to break important stories on the Middle East for the White House. He has been interviewing Obama on the subject of Israel for seven years. This makes it clear that whoever made the “chickesh*t” comment was not a C-lister. This was a senior level official: Goldberg wouldn’t quote anyone in a lesser position.
And there was more than just the profane insults. Goldberg said that he understood Obama’s recent comments on Israel as a “veiled threat.” Goldberg is the messenger here. According to Algemeiner:
Goldberg paraphrased Obama as saying, “Israel is growing more isolated and we can’t defend it in the same way.”
“I took it to be a little bit of a veiled threat, to be honest,” Goldberg said. “It’s almost up there with, you know, nice little Jewish state you got there, I’d hate to see something happen to it.”
The response by the White House to this “leak” was a big yawn. This from the Obama White House that is notorious for punitively punishing leaks and going after reporters who print them, such as James Rosen of Fox News (they went through his phone records) and James Risen of the New York Times (they threatened him with jail), just to name two. They had no interest in pursuing this leak.
The White House knows who said it and has no issue with it. Obama and/or his administration never called Qaddafi or Putin or Assad or Mashaal or Sisi or Morsi or the leader of the Islamic State a “chickensh*t,” but the Jew in charge of the Jewish state – he’s a chickensh*t.
Obama has always been diabolical, sowing the seeds of hate and division. Demagoguery was key in both of his election wins. In my book, The Post American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War on America, I warned of his closeted antisemitism. It goes back years. In March 2007, the pro-Palestinian blogger Ali Abunimah at the website The Electronic Intifadah alleged that Obama adopted a pro-Israel position as a matter of political expediency as his national aspirations developed. “The last time I spoke to Obama,” Abunimah recalled, “was in the winter of 2004 at a gathering in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood. He was in the midst of a primary campaign to secure the Democratic nomination for the United States Senate seat he now occupies. But at that time polls showed him trailing.”
When Abunimah greeted him, Obama “responded warmly,” and volunteered an apology for not being more outspoken against Israel: “Hey,” said the candidate to Abunimah, “I’m sorry I haven’t said more about Palestine right now, but we are in a tough primary race. I’m hoping when things calm down I can be more up front.”
He certainly has been since he became President. And throughout his life Barack Obama has been close friends with numerous virulent anti-Semites: Jeremiah Wright, Bill Ayers, Khalid al-Mansour, Rashid Khalidi and others.
During the 2008 campaign, when unwelcome attention began to focus on Wright and his anti-American statements at the Trinity United Church of Christ, a church Obama faithfully attended for twenty years, less attention was given to Wright’s antisemitic statements.
On one occasion Wright was railing against Israel and then stopped himself, saying: “I said that dirty word again, Israel.” Wright demonstrated his antisemitism anew when he complained in June 2009 that “them Jews ain’t going to let [Obama] talk to me.” In the same interview, Wright echoed jihadist propaganda regarding Israel: “Ethnic cleansing is going on in Gaza. Ethnic cleansing of the Zionist is a sin and a crime against humanity, and they don’t want Barack talking like that because that’s anti-Israel.”
In fact, it was Obama’s new rigid and strident policies toward restricting Jews from living in parts of Israel that mandated ethnic cleansing: the ethnic cleansing of Jews from parts of the Jewish homeland. Five years later, he continues to press Israel to freeze construction of settlements on land that belongs rightly to Israel.
It may be an old cliché, but it’s true: show me your friends, and I’ll show you who and what you are. And now he is out of the closet with a vengeance.
This election cycle, he has made clear to the Jew-haters that now it’s their turn. Obama has made the world safe for Jew-haters again. Inshallah.
Pamela Geller is the President of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), publisher of PamelaGeller.com and author of The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War on America and Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance. Follow her on Twitter here. Like her on Facebook here.