Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Are You Living in America to be looted?

Austerity is here. We've been Shock Doctrined. With a gun to the head of the economy, Republicans and Democrats are ready to bleed fundamental bedrock American programs like Social Security and Medicare to pay for the economic crisis that has nothing to do with retired people or health care. 
Are you prepared to pay top dollar to live in a third rate country?

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

An Excerpt from "Hot Rod" by Henry Felsen [1950]

for Readers: A sample passage from Henry Felsen’s 1950 novel Hot Rod: cited by Mike Davis

One could not imagine the USA would perish from default a deadbeat. So, I return to my youth for a more colorful demise. 
"The crushed pile of twisted metal that had once been My-Son-Ralph's Chevy was on its back in the ditch, its wheels up like paws of a dead dog. Two of the wheels were smashed, and two were turning slowly. Something that looked like a limp, ripped-open bag of laundry hung halfway out of a rear window. That was Marge.
"The motor of Ralph's car had been driven back through the frame of the car, and its weight had made a fatal spear of the steering column. Somewhere in the mashed tangle of metal, wood and torn upholstery was Ralph. And deeper yet in the pile of mangled steel, wedged in between jagged sheet steel on one side, and red hot metal on the other, was what had been the shapely black head and dainty face of LaVerne.
"Walt's car had spun around after being hit, and had rolled over and along the highway. It had left a trail of shattered glass, metal, and dark, motionless shapes that had been broken open like paper bags before they rolled to a stop. These had been Walt's laughing passengers. Pinned inside his wrecked car, beyond knowing that battery acid ran in his eyes, lay Walt Thomas. Somehow the lower half of his body had been twisted completely around, and hung by a shred of skin."]

US Media Assassins Cravenly Lie to Support Their Jihad Masters

Instead of mourning the 91 victims of this horrible tragedy, the media is wielding it like a club to bludgeon the voices of freedom.
Are celebrities responsible for their stalkers? Were the Beatles responsible for Charles Manson? Or Jodie Foster responsible for the shooting of Ronald Reagan? Of course not.
But the sharia-compliant media is naked in their blood libel to tie this murderer to everyone of us who fight for human rights, the rule of law, the dignity of the human person, free speech, the free conscience, and equality of rights for all. Why doesn't the media ever call out Islamic imams who really do incite to violence for their real calls to kill? (Qaradawi, who called for all Jews to be killed, Nasrallah of Hizballah, who said that it was good that the Jews were in Israel so they would be spared the trouble of hunting them down elsewhere, etc.).
This is a full frontal assault against us in the war of ideas, the information battle-space. Work your networks, email lists, blogs, FB and twitter pages. Call out this naked aggression on the forces of good. Push back against this libelous deception.
Pamela Geller, Atlas Shrugs

Norway Shooting Massacre: : MSNBC on "US Bloggers" Role

Norway Shooting Massacre: : MSNBC on "US Bloggers" Role

Monday, July 25, 2011

NY Times Searches for News to Support Its Ideology in Norway

Pamela Geller strikes back at NY Times for tying her to Oslo shooter Matthew Boyle, Daily Caller
Conservative blogger and anti-jihadist Pamela Geller told The Daily Caller it’s “outrageous” that she’s been “assign[ed] blame” for Oslo shooter Anders Behring Breivik’s actions.
“It’s like equating Charles Manson, who heard in the lyrics of Helter Skelter a calling for the Manson murders,” Geller said in an exclusive phone interview. “It’s like blaming the Beatles. It’s patently ridiculous.
Breivik went on a bombing and shooting spree in and near the Norwegian capital on Friday, leaving more than 60 people dead. The death toll estimates have changed several times over the past few days, ranging from 68 to 76 to more than 90. Breivik, who is now in Norwegian custody and pled “not guilty” in court on Monday, left behind what the media has labeled a “manifesto.”
In the manifesto, Breivik cites Geller and other anti-Jihadists as sources for his inspiration. The appearance earned Geller and company a lashing at the hands of The New York Times and many other mainstream media outlets. Reporters have scoured Breivik’s writings, in his manifesto and elsewhere, looking for a connection to anti-jihad activists like Geller.
Geller points out that while she and Jihad Watch’s Robert Spencer appear in Breivik’s manifesto, so do several influential historical thinkers. For instance, the New Yorker reports that Breivik cites Thomas Hobbes, John Locke and Adam Smith. “Are they responsible too?” Geller asks.
Some bloggers also allege that one of Geller’s contributors, a writer named “Fjordman,” is really Breivik hiding behind a pseudonym. The Guardian has since disproved that accusation.
Geller also told TheDC that those allegations are not true. Fjordman is not Breivik, she says. Geller adds that she has not met or communicated with Breivik at all. Not ever.
“No dealings, no emails, no nothing,” Geller said. “He mentions me once in a 1,500 page ‘manifesto,’ and this is the tie? Does anyone see how completely ridiculous this whole thing is?
“This is a propaganda campaign and, if anything, it shows the true agenda of the media. I find it very revealing. It has nothing to do with me. Nothing.”
Geller added that the media-wide decision to label Breivik a conservative Christian doesn’t make sense. “He himself said he’s not a religious man,” Geller said “There’s nothing in Christianity that calls for this.”
Go -- read the rest here.
UPDATE: American Power blog has a lot to say on this here.
  Pamela Geller, Atlas Shrugs

What would a Palestinian State mean?

Asian brides for sale - 101 East - Al Jazeera English

Asian brides for sale - 101 East - Al Jazeera English
e mail order bride industry is flourishing in Asia, but is it also leading to sex trafficking and domestic violence?

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Israel Matzav: Meet Tarek Fatah

Israel Matzav: Meet Tarek Fatah

Meet Tarek Fatah

Here's Marxist Muslim Tarek Fatah talking about Islam in Canada. You'll be surprised at what he has to say.

During visit by Norwegian FM, Youth Camp urged Him to Boycott Israel

During appearance by Norwegian Foreign Minister, Norwegian youth camp urged boycott of Israel

During an appearance by Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Store at a Norwegian youth camp on Thursday, the Foreign Minister was urged to support the anti-Israel BDS (boycott, divest, sanction) movement.

A terrorist attacked the same camp on Friday, murdering more than 80 camp participants, and set off a bomb at a government office building in Oslo, murdering seven other people. Israel Matzav

Israel Matzav: Selling land to Jews is punishable by death

Israel Matzav: Selling land to Jews is punishable by death
Shavua tov, a good week to everyone.

Here's a story about a 'Palestinian' who was murdered because he was accused of selling a house to Jews. Yes, selling land to Jews here is punishable by death. What are the odds of your hearing that from the Western mainstream media?

Let's go to the videotape.

Pakistani Actress Defies Mullah Accusing Her of Immoral Behavior on an I...

Amy Winehouse - Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow

Amy Winehouse Rest In Peace

Very sad news from the music world today. 27 year old singer Amy Winehouse has been found dead in her home.
She was beautiful and incredibly talented, but sadly, she was also a deeply troubled young lady. May she find in heaven the peace that so eluded her here.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Can Michele and Marcus Bachmann Weather the Gay Storm?

In modern-day America, chances for actual religious martyrdom are few and far between. For the pious like Bachmann, political martyrdom can be the next best thing.
Bachmann has already pointed to religious bigotry as a source of her political opposition. “I was attacked repeatedly for my religious faith, and the media was a willing accomplice,” she told the Minneapolis Star Tribune of her 2006 House race. “I’m really disturbed by the media’s lack of tolerance and understanding for the belief of a committed Christian.”
The more personal the persecution of her husband gets, tied as it is to his antigay labors, the more likely it is to steel Michele’s spine and persuade her to stay the course. “Most social conservatives agree with her about the homosexual issue,” asserts Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, predicting: “Not only is it not going to faze her, it will build sympathy for her among her supporters and admiration that she doesn’t back down.”
In which case, it could be the congresswoman who winds up having the last laugh.
Daily Beast


Portugal: Global Voices
World top Influencer Moody’s Investors Service rated this week our country as "Junk" (Ba2 in their scale), after we negotiated a $116 billion rescue package in May. They are only trying to raise the pressure on Euro zone governments to work out a lasting solution to their financial woes.
We all have our opinions, and so do i base mines on facts.
I´M NOT TRASH, neither my country is.
And since we are talking about "names" or "brands", i would like to give them a small payback taste of what down rating is all about..

Monday, July 18, 2011

Gandhi On the Foundation of Israel

The Palestine of the Biblical conception is not a geographical tract. It is in their hearts. But if they must look to the Palestine of geography as their national home, it is wrong to enter it under the shadow of the British gun. A religious act cannot be performed with the aid of the bayonet or the bomb. They can settle in Palestine only by the goodwill of the Arabs Gandhi.... (November 1938)See More

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Under Islamic Law Muslims Commit Genocide vs Christians in Iraq

Full article click here.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Sharia Law is an Existential Threat to the USA

Hamas-Tied CAIR Seeks to Impose the Sharia in America: Propaganda War Rages: The Rape of Lady Justice

Gird your loins, freedom lovers. The Islamic supremacists and the largest weapon in their arsenal are gearing up for a major assault on the American public, a disinformation campaign in Islam's war on the West.
You can put lipstick on a pig, but it ain't halal, and while sharia (Islamic law) does indeed dictate dietary laws, family law, and prayer, it also is an absolute legal, political and military system. So don't let those honor killings, clitorectomies, legal rape, subjugation of women, gender apartheid, historical genocides, etc., hit you in the ass on the way out, Nihad. The American people will know the truth. This, I promise.

The Silent Liquidity Squeeze

Ellen Brown, Truthout: "Whether by accident or design, federal policymakers still have not got it right. While we are waiting for them to figure it out, states can nurture and protect their own local economies with publicly owned banks, on the model of the Bank of North Dakota (BND). Currently the nation's only state-owned bank, the BND services the liquidity needs of local banks and keeps credit flowing in the state. Fourteen states have now initiated bills to establish state-owned banks or to study their feasibility. Besides serving local lending needs, state-owned banks can provide cash-strapped states with new revenues, obviating the need to raise taxes, slash services or sell off public assets."

One Moroccan's Story of Medical Abuse has Wide Implications

Five months ago I was not supportive of the February 20 Movement, despite my presence that day (February 20, 2011) in the central square of Casablanca as a viewer, concerned with national issues and change, and as someone interested in the scientific observation of events and people.
At the time, I was challenged by two people: first, my wife, with whom I discussed the issue at great length. I insisted that Morocco was an exception, because it is conducting genuine reforms that would kill any attempt to mimic Tunisia or Egypt. My wife protested considering that tyranny and corruption within power circles continued to exist and that in fact it was even worse than ever. She insisted she wanted to attend the February 20 protest but I refused because of her poor health. The second to challenge my views was my friend, the Saudi journalist Nawaf Qudaymi. We both agreed to go together to a march in Rabat, but I failed to wake up early that day. Nawaf called me: “How can you wake up late on a day like this Younes?” he complained.
Regardless, I stood firm on my position, and did not attend any protest since then.
 Global Voices
Mr. Younes delayed in protesting against the human rights abuses that ultimately murdered his wife. His eloquent account of her unnecessary suffering should touch people everywhere for it is universal.
Without human rights the spirit is born dead and the body follows quickly. The tragedy of such abuse is the inability of victims to overcome it.
First cousin marriage produces birth defects and a host of mental and physical infirmities. The culture reflects these aberrations in such activities as honor killings and the public stoning of innocents.
Revolutions may topple the tyrants, but it may take generations to undo the damage of centuries.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Does the NWO Have Its Dracula Fangs in the Arteries of Israelis?

Leon Yoseph Leiner writes, "You would puke were you to know how deep the Vatican/Illuminati/Corporate Fascism has it's Dracula fangs in the arteries of 'israelis' here." - Facebook.
Since we both live in Israel, it is possible he has perceptions that I have missed. Our traditional foes have worked for centuries to destroy us, have enjoyed considerable success and have remained a threat to the present time. 
The lessons from their wicked deeds we have absorbed, as we have inculcated concentration camp attitudes into everyday life. Never trust anyone. Why tell the truth when you can lie? All governments and organizations betray Jews.
We should attend threats, but we shouldn't become obsessed with them. Our pundits are too clever by half. They simulate strategy and tactics clearly beyond the understanding of our enemies. Howling about violations of human rights, the first flotilla leaders had some propaganda success. However, they ruined it after they revealed their absolute ignorance of human rights.
Most of us Israelis do not have "Dracula fangs in the arteries." 

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Does Israel Need Laws to Discourage Dissent?

Considering Muslims to be fellow human beings, I wish them well. Jews and non-Jews have the right to free speech on issues of concern to Israel. Passing laws to discourage dissent is very probably a poor idea harmful to our democracy.
As an Israeli, however, I highly resent the implications of the proposed laws concerning dissent. Would they discourage the anti-Semites who howl for our blood? Would they extend the Jewish experiment by a single hour?
Fourteen-hundred years of oppression and 63 years of violence in Israel indicate an absence of peace in our future.
Ari Sharon said we would be ostracized no matter what we did. So, we may as well guard our rights to free speech.

The Rise and Fall of America 1820 to 1970

From 1820 to 1970 the USA underwent unprecedented economic growth and prosperity. She became number one in just about everything. Attracted by this expansion huge numbers of immigrants surged to these shores to partake in the American Dream. By their work the economy grew and the workers benefited with wage increases from higher productivity. They climbed the ladder to the Middle Class.
When hated minorities claimed a few rungs on the ladder, a majority of Americans struck back at them with a vengeance. The sea change became apparent in the 1968 Presidential elections. The voters renounced the Civil Rights and anti-war movements. The Democratic Party and organized labor found disfavor.
The key result for our purposes was labor's loss of productivity wage increases. Beginning in 1970 real wages flat lined and have remained at a low level. To maintain a decent standard of living ordinary Americans sent their housewives to the labor force. This wrecked parenthood, prompted marriage dysfunction and inspired the government to build prisons for our children non-stop. The Police have degenerated into para-militarists who look upon citizens as enemy combatants.
Enriched by stealing productivity increases, the corporate and financial wizards rewarded themselves with outlandish salaries and socialistic benefits always denied workers. They feasted on under-manned regulatory agencies with a host of Ponzi schemes, stock fraud manipulations and financial bubbles to strip net worth from the public. The jobless and homeless offer little resistance. Others still barely afloat have little comprehension of what has happened to the country.
The wizards have executed their masterpiece by encouraging massive private and public debt. Strapped of income to maintain living standards, the public became credit card junkies. In effect, they are paying interest to borrow funds originally stolen from them.
The wizards hope the dysfunctional government will default on its debt obligations. If the Chinese are merciful, they will allow us to rent the homes and farms we formerly owned.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

A Few Course Changes for Our Ailing Economy

The POTUS could start by invoking the 14th Amendment to raise the debt ceiling. Ruling by executive order, he can send the Congressmen, the Federal Reserve and the SCOTUS out to pasture. He can order the restructuring of the six largest banks and force the corporations to rehire former employees funded by the $1.9 trillions the CEO's sit upon. Homes seized by foreclosure should be returned without encumbrances to original defrauded owners. The banks should pay for needed repairs.
Private health insurers out of business, singlepayer should be instituted. The military should exhaust its 50-year spare parts inventory before asking for new hardware.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Songwriter Facundo Cabral Murdered by Death Squad in Guatemala


Why Do We Borrow to Lose Wars?

My major objection to wars is that we have lost three of them. We fight preemptively, as if we were too ashamed to admit our shortcomings as negotiators. Maybe, it is a function of a failed educational system. We can't cope with a different point of view.
Anyway, we lost our Republic in 1950 when Harry S. Truman radically increased "defense" spending to oppose the Red Menace.
Since then, we have lost our liberty in a much slower process. Suffice it to say we no longer shape our military destiny. In the Nuclear Age, the only enemy is war itself.

Horse Shows in the "Open Air" Prison of Gaza

Sunday, July 10, 2011

US Public Whim [Lies] Controls Economic Policy

The US economy echoes free market principles rarely. Our recent Independence Day rhetoric showed our reverence for bygone economic and personal freedoms more myth than fact.
As the Chinese demonstrate, they spur growth within a capitalist framework by executing rogue entrepreneurs and corrupt officials. The leaders control economic events with the deft manipulation of the factors of production.
Western economic policy is left to the vagaries of the misinformed general public. Whatever lies they swallow will become law. 

Who Would Hack a Murdered Girl?

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch can be a loyal boss to favored lieutenants. And few have been more favored than Rebekah Brooks. The 43-year-old has risen at dazzling speed through the Murdoch editorial hierarchy, editing two of his national papers before her appointment in 2009 as chief executive of his U.K. operation, News International. Famous for her charm (as well as a head of flaming-red hair), Brooks is said to be a close Murdoch family friend as well as a trusted subordinate.
But loyalty must have its limits. Over the past five years, News International has battled to contain a phone-hacking scandal at the News of the World, its muckraking Sunday tabloid, and Murdoch enemies have yearned to find clear evidence implicating Brooks. Now they smell blood. According to allegations in today’s press, a private investigator working for the paper tapped into the cellphone of 13-year-old murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler after her abduction back in 2002. The paper’s editor at the time: Rebekah Brooks.
Carl Bernstein, Cheat Sheet

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Scared Maria Corina Machado … “If you can’t do the time, baby, don’t do the crime…”

Scared Maria Corina Machado … “If you can’t do the time, baby, don’t do the crime…”

Prometheus: The New Barbarian Manifesto by Ian Angell

So the New Barbarian Manifesto was about the eternal struggle between the individual and the collective. It was not a work of science fiction or cyberpunk. It was not steeped in Star Wars, Star Trek, Neuromancer, Mad Max or Blade Runner. And even though the Times, the Guardian, and the Independent all called me the ‘Angell of Doom’, the book was not written as an example millenarian doom and gloom.

The ideas underpinning the book were not post-modern, not even modern. They were not twenty first century ideas, not even twentieth century. Some will have gathered that from the title of the book The New Barbarian Manifesto, which was inspired by that much maligned German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, whom I claim predicted, one hundred and twenty years, ago the rise of the Information Rich Knowledge workers, and the reaction of their fellows:

“But now there are coming New Barbarians {cynics, experimenters, conquerors}, a union of spiritual superiority with well-being and an excess of strength. … Prometheus was this kind of barbarian.”

From the teaser of Angell's updated version

Take Down Those Who Would Enslave Us

To show good faith, the POTUS could invoke the 14th Amendment that USA always pays her debts. Budget debate ended, he doesn't need Congress to charge Repugs with sedition violating the faith and good credit of the government, undermining the confidence of our citizens and trashing our human rights. If we fail to take them down, they will enslave us.

Friday, July 8, 2011

The Islamic Society of Toronto Attacks Canadian Values

On their website, they admit that they’re not to impressed by those “Canadian values” our elite establishment liberal superiors have been foisting on us for decades — the same “Canadian values” that encouraged these Muslims to settle in my country in the first place… and now they get to run their Muslim brainwashing on public property, on my dime and yours:
The prevailing and dominant cultures and values of our former country of domicile, be it in the Indian sub-continent, Africa or the Middle East, in most cases reinforced our Muslim identity.
The challenge in the West is a more daunting one in that the culture and values are not only at variance with our own, but also often promote enticing counter-culture values.
Atlas Shrugs

Israel Removed from Terrorist List

Last week I reported here at Atlas that the Obama regime had placed Israel on the list of countries that support terrorism -- while removing North Korea.
Lots of people doubted the story, saying that even O, for all his disdain for Israel, wouldn't go that far. Well, now the Administration has admitted it, and the Obama camp is backpedaling furiously, saying it was all a "mistake."
Why is it that this Administration's "mistakes" always go in one direction? Obama has never made the "mistake" that goes against the Islamic world and favors Israel or any other free nation. And this "mistake" just happens to coincide with all his bullying and demonizing of Israel that has been consistent throughout his disastrous presidency.
Pamela Geller

Left Wing Jewish Columnist Fantasies

Left wing columnists, especially Jewish ones, love to pretend that Akiva Eldar and Gideon Levy represent Israeli public opinion - because they desperately want Israel to reflect their own beliefs. They will never admit what every Israeli knows: Eldar and his ilk are the ones who are on the fringe of Israeli society. The mainstream Israeli public fully supports the demand that the PA accept Israel as a Jewish state. They also overwhelmingly support defensible borders for Israel, and they support Israel keeping Jerusalem and its Jewish suburbs. You will never find writers like Karon admitting this in their columns, though. They prefer to push the lie that average Israelis hate their government and think the way Western leftists do.
Elder of Ziyon

A Comment Delivered to Noam Chomsky

Whenever another kill the Jews initiative fails, we receive more anti-Jewish rhetoric from the usual pundits.
As the tide of hatred washes past us, we emerge cleaner and stronger than ever. If other nations wish to self-destruct, they can spare us their antics.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Natalie Nichols Fights for the Pledge of Allegiance

Now Natalie Nichols, a newly elected county clerk in Texas, is fighting back against a rogue court that actually voted to remove the Pledge of Allegiance and an opening prayer from the court's official records. She refuses to do it, has made it her official stance and is now actually being threatened with legal action by a representative of the district attorney's office. But Nichols is standing firm: She has stated that she would rather be removed from office than acquiesce to this.
Of course, the district attorney is a Democrat. Nichols, who was inspired to go into politics by watching Sarah Palin in 2008, was the first-ever Republican woman elected to a county-wide office in the history of Bowie County, Texas. "Since our county's been in existence," she told me, "it was just understood that if you wanted to run for office, you ran as a Democrat or you had no chance." Nichols, however, was not interested in doing that: "I wasn't about to compromise my values to get into office, and I will not compromise them now that I am in office. I ran as a Christian conservative and I am a Christian conservative."
Atlas Shrugs

Monday, July 4, 2011

The Dutch Ditch Multiculturalism

The land of windmills and tulips grew a pair in June and officially tabled legislation that effectively says to the Religion of Peace, “We are tired of bowing and kissing your Holland-hating-religious-freak ring. So, with all due respect, please assimilate to our particulars or we will shove a wooden shoe up your backside and deport you back to Suckistan.” No offense, of course.
Yep, the red light land of Heineken, Rembrandt, Van Gogh, legal weed, and 16 million bicycles has had enough of this multi-culti crud—especially as it pertains to the Creed of Tranquility. It appears as if the Dutch’s daftness in buying into the Kumbayah approach to relating with this wonderful, serene faith has bit ‘em in their own Euro butts.
Indeed, the sweet immigrants from Asia and Africa who, supposedly, simply wanted to expand the market for shawarma wraps in a fairer clime all of the sudden grew fangs when they got to Utrecht, became culturally defiant to Dutch distinctiveness and started killing the Netherlands’ national celebrities. Arnhem, we have a problem.
Garsh, who saw that comin’? Who’d a thunk it, Milly? Those criminal and cantankerous acts aimed at Dutch citizens are the mirror opposite of the PR that the PC police pummeled the Dutch with. Therefore now, because of the hell the greatest religion ever, ever, ever has levied on the land of levees, the Netherlands has been left with no other option but to say nevermore to multicultural yumminess.
Doug Giles
Townhall [excerpt]

Sunday, July 3, 2011

2011 Arab Festival: Christian Preacher Harassed and Bullied

Anti-Semitic Ad Switzerland

The Jewish community in Switzerland is outraged after an ad for a Swiss national independence day party featured a bizarre image: A doll of a man who is wearing a yarmulke. The man, which is overtly Jewish, also has the Israeli flag painted on him and…an arrow pierced threw his head.
The image of what appears to be a dead Jew has sparked quite a bit of anger. Swiss reports claim that the GNC, a local anti-Semitic and anti-Israel group is behind the creation and dissemination of the ad. has more:
“This is a call for the murder of Jews,” said Jonah Gurfinkel. Sabine Simkhovitch-Dreyfus, deputy director of the Jewish community federation said: “A red line has been crossed.
GNC member claimed the ad was directed against the Israeli government, but Dreyfus rejected his claims saying, “Sadly the arrow on the forehead does not leave a shadow of a doubt.” Jewish groups are now considering a lawsuit against the GNC.
In response, Jewish groups may consider a lawsuit.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

POTUS Offensive vs Critics of his Anti-Israel Policies

Obama campaign to go on the offensive against conservative critics of Israel stance Washington Post
Obama’s top presidential campaign advisers are putting together a plan to go on the offensive against critics of his stance on Israel, I’m told, and are assembling a team of high profile surrogates who are well respected in the Jewish community to battle criticism in the media and ensure that it doesn’t go unanswered.
Obama’s supporters say the plan is in effect an acknowledgment that conservative attacks on Obama’s Israel stance have made defections among Jewish voters and donors a possibility they must take seriously. Obama’s advisers see a need to push back even harder on the attacks than they did in 2008, in part because Obama now has a record on the issue to defend — a record that even Obama’s supporters concede has not been adequately explained.
A group of well-known figures in the Jewish community has been in discussions with senior Obama adviser David Axelrod about how to respond to the criticism, which is expected to intensify as the campaign heats up. Among them: Alan Solow, the former head of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations; former Congressmen Mel Levine and Robert Wexler; and executive Penny Pritzker.
Atlas Shrugs