A new poll shows that Barack Obama is losing support among American Jews. Knowledge Networks for the American Jewish Committee did a survey in March that shows Obama leads Mitt Romney by a margin of 61%-28%. In 2008, Obama led John McCain 78%-21%. On the issues of the economy and health care, Obama leads Romney, but on the issues of national security and U.S. Israel relations, Romney has the edge.
This seems to point to the fact that Jews are learning more about Obama’s anti-Israel animus, and they don’t like it. In 2008, Obama was able to hide his animus, with help from the media. Remember how the Los Angeles Times hid (and still hides) the infamous tape of the dinner feting Rashid Khalidi, where Obama praised Khalidi as his friend? The Times had the nerve to suppress the tape even though they had already reported some of what transpired that night:
It was a celebration of Palestinian culture — a night of music, dancing and a dash of politics. Local Arab Americans were bidding farewell to Rashid Khalidi, an internationally known scholar, critic of Israel and advocate for Palestinian rights, who was leaving town for a job in New York.
A special tribute came from Khalidi’s friend and frequent dinner companion, the young state Sen. Barack Obama. Speaking to the crowd, Obama reminisced about meals prepared by Khalidi’s wife, Mona, and conversations that had challenged his thinking.
The more Jews see of Obama vis-à-vis Israel, the less they like him. And after three and a half years damaging Israel every way he can, like asserting Israel should return to its suicidal pre-1967 borders and having the Defense Department consistently reveal what it knows of Israel’s plans to attack Iran, that’s no surprise.