Regarding our attempt to fathom the Presidents weird dissonance on Israel, the Doctor writes:
I liked your post.
I grew up with very pro-israel Jews as friends, so I’m a bit of a Zionist. Besides I see them as in the right compared to their neighbors.
I agree, I don’t think President Obama likes Israel or The Chosen one bit. I think he is a sufficiently intransigent idiologue that he’s fully prepared to throw them under the bus.
All of the good things about Israel that you mentioned, like strong ally of the US, good trade partner, stable democracy are all things he thinks are bad. Further, American Jewry vote sufficiently consistently Democratic (sadly I suspect based on my many discussions with Jewish friends is because they see doing so as the open minded and intellectual thing to do, and there is that abortion thing that they seem more in favor of than Catholics do) that Barry can take them for granted.
There are enough American Jewish voters that would prefer to keep their right to choose or at least look smart than to support Israel.
Then again, Dr. J. Knows a lot of cafeteria Catholics who pull the D lever too.
Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.