President Barack Obama's campaign has gone to the far reaches of Sderot to get people to articulate their support for the president.
With the US presidential election neck-and-neck, President Barack Obama's campaign has gone to the far reaches of Sderot to get people to articulate their support for the president.
"Thank you, Mr. Obama, about everything," Pinchas Amar, identified as a Sderot resident, said in English in a heavy Israeli accent with unique Israeli syntax in a video entitled What do Israelis think of Obama?.
See video at link and decide for yourself, dear Reader. There is nothing I could say about it that would be suitable for a family website.
Brilliant move, O Democrats, to remind Jewish voters exactly why they deserted your party for Ronald Reagan last time.
Former president Jimmy Carter ... the worst president ever. Maybe the second worst. The votes aren't all in yet... , who has garnered much criticism in recent years for his harsh words about Israel, will address the Democratic National Convention in prime time.
The Democratic National Convention Committee and Obama for America announced that Carter will speak Sept. 4 via video on the second day of the convention in Charlotte, N.C.
"President Carter is one of the greatest humanitarian leaders of our time and a champion of democracy around the globe," said convention chair Antonio Villaraigosa, who also called the former president "a lifelong champion of human rights ...which often intentionally defined so widely as to be meaningless... and investments in education and energy."
He said that Carter "will provide unique insight" for economic recovery.
Abraham Foxman, national director of Anti-Defamation League, sharply criticized the invitation.
"I wish he wouldn't [speak]," Foxman said. "I don't think the convention should provide a platform for someone with such a biased obsession with Israel that borders on anti-Semitism."
"I know it's very difficult for any political party to deny a platform" to living former presidents, Foxman said, adding he hoped Carter's speech would not be aired during any discussion about the Middle East or foreign policy.
David Harris, the president of the National Jewish Democratic Council, which in the past has been critical of Carter's Middle East pronouncements, told JTA he was "confident" Carter would not speak about the region at the convention.
"Whether it's Israel in particular or the Middle East in general, President Carter's analysis has been consistently wrong, and harmful to the grinding of the peace processor to boot," Harris said. "I'm confident that he won't be speaking about Middle East policy at the Democratic Convention; today's Democratic Party leaders -- including one of the most pro-Israel presidents in U.S. history, President B.O. -- are best suited to that task."
Republican Jewish Coalition director Matt Brooks said the decision showed how "out of touch" the Democrats had become. "Giving a platform to someone who has been openly hostile to Israel and equated the country to the South African apartheid regime is offensive," Brooks said in an email.
Prime-time speakers at the convention include first lady Michelle Obama and keynote speaker San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, who will also speak on Sept. 4 at Time Warner ...contributed $624,618 to the 2008 Obama campaign... Cable Arena. Former president Bill Clinton and U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren will deliver their remarks on Sept. 5 at the arena. Both President B.O. and Vice President Joe Foreign Policy Whiz Kid Biden The former Senator-for-Life from Delaware, an example of the kind of top-notch Washington intellect to be found in the World's Greatest Deliberative Body... will deliver their acceptance speeches on the final night of the convention, Sept. 6, at Bank of America Stadium.
The Dems are having the same problem as the Islamists.
Every so often they show their true colors.
Posted by: lord garth ||
"Former President Carter harkened back to his successful turnaround of the economy three years into his successor's first term. The air of high expectations stink of fail permeated the convention air"
Posted by: Frank G ||
... the worst president ever. Maybe the second worst. The votes aren't all in yet...
who has garnered much criticism in recent years for his harsh words about Israel,
Who many would say displays considerable anti-semitism.
"President Carter is one of the greatest humanitarian leaders of our time and a champion of democracy around the globe,"
I didn't vote for; most people I know didn't vote. Democracy wasn't so important to this author or it took a holiday?
I can't remember Carter lying like the current guy so maybe he is a bit ahead in this contest.
The 1976 election. Couldn't stand Ford or Carter. Then heard Roger MacBride in an infomercial for the Libertarian party and thought to my self, "I can't believe how much sense this guy is making." There was no going back.
In 76 I was tempted to vote Libertarian. But I was registered in a state where it may have been close, so I didn't want to throw away my vote. Libertarians should consider that they can provide a margin of victory or defeat for a non-leftist majore party candidate in states where the race is close. In essence a vote for a Libertarian or or third party in a "close" state is effectively a vote against Romney/Ryan (and thus a vot for 4 more years of Obama). Same goes for not voting if you were otherwise inclined to vote against Obama.
But I guess Clinton would remind them how far left they've actually gone under Obama.
Umm, you're sure you want to remind them?
Posted by: Redneck Jim ||
They did not pick Carter because he was such a great choice. They picked him because no one else would stand up there with a straight face and endorse zero. Besides, its a win win for carter, he will be voted second worse prez and fade into history....
Posted by: 49 Pan ||
Let your opponent score when shooting at their own goal. Thats my motto.
I hope we can drop all this Hildebeast for VP speculation. As much as I dislike Obama, an Obama/Clinton ticket would remind me way too much of the 1960 Kennedy/Johnson ticket with the young charismatic president and his treacherous old vice-president. I remember those days and I don't want to relive them. FWIW, I still think LBJ was the worst president ever. jimmuh might have been the biggest fool to ever occupy the White House but LBJ was far, far and away more destructive. When he took office this country went into a downward spiral that was interrupted by Ronald Reagan but was never completely stopped and has in the past few years accelerated. Biden as the court jester is highly entertaining so let them run with him. Carter will bore even the most radical Dims to tears so that is a good thing too. It's all shaping up nicely.
I used to think Carter was the worst prez. Then I remembered that it was FDR who ushered in the era of big government. FDR was the worst, by far. Wilson started the tradition of fighting other people's wars, so he might be considered a close second. LBJ's Great Society doubled down on FDR's mistakes. Nixon created a Hispanic category that is now a rallying point for a community that wants its legally-mandated ethnic preferences and freebies enshrined for posterity, and added to Great Society. Carter was a bum, but he was a distant fifth at the time he took office. He stood on the shoulders of midgets.
Some of us here are of a similar age- 1976 was my first vote and for the life of me I can't recall who I wasted my vote on- It wasn't Ford who was being savaged on SNL. It wasn't Carter because as "board up their rear end" republican chicks at PSU were, the Carter chicks were just down right weird.
I never covered the winner until GWB and both of those years I was in Illinois so I don't think I have covered an electoral vote for a winner yet!
A Democratic Party caucus chairman who has speculated about Jewish involvement in the 9/11 terrorist attacks has launched a new political action committee dedicated to supporting "anti-Zionist" Moslem candidates who believe "the 'war on terror' is a hoax and that the official story of 9/11 is not true," according to the group's website.
The standard abbreviation for Mohammed in the Pak and Bangladeshi newspapers
Rabbi Alam is an Obama campaign ally and Missouri-based Democratic activist who came under fire in July after he told the Free Beacon that "not a single Jew" was killed during the 9/11 attacks. (Alam is not a rabbi.)
A veteran Democrat, Alam lost a bid last week to become his party's nominee for Missouri's next secretary of state. However, some people cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go... his conspiratorial views about 9/11 and the Jewish people continue to garner the most attention.