Obama Loses Jewish Support, Called "Sociopath"

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by Gil Ronen – Israel National News – May 12, 2010
If senior journalist David Goldman is right, the correct word for describing the way a growing number of US Jews feel about President Barack Obama is not ‘anger’ but ‘rage’ – white-hot rage, at that, and a conviction that they have been swindled.
Goldman, Senior Editor of First Things magazine and ‘Spengler’ columnist for Asia Times Online, spoke last week at a convention on intellectuals and terror at Ariel University in Samaria. In his lecture, he quoted a top Jewish campaign donor who used the word ‘sociopath’ to describe Obama. In an interview with Israel National News, he predicted a possibly dramatic ‘train wreck’ for the Democrats in the November mid-term elections, with Jewish fundraising for Democrats drying up and a possibly high turnout of anti-Obama evangelical Christians.  
INN: The recent McLaughlin group poll shows US Jewish support of Obama at about half its level in the 2008 election. Is this an accurate reflection of the mood among US Jews?
DG: When the American Jewish Committee conducted its annual poll of American Jewish opinion in February, just before Obama provoked the diplomatic crisis [over construction at Ramat Shlomo], 55% of respondents approved of Obama’s handling of relations with Israel, slightly less than the 57% that approved of the Netanyahu government. American Jews were under the mistaken impression that Washington and Jerusalem were on the same track. But 61% opposed any compromise on Jerusalem, while 75% agreed with the statement, “The goal of the Arabs is not the return of occupied territories but rather the destruction of Israel.” Support for Obama, in short, was a mile wide and an inch deep before he provoked the diplomatic crisis with Israel.
The outrage among Obama’s erstwhile Jewish supporters, reflected daily in Marty Peretz’s ‘The Spine’ blog at the New Republic, is heightened by the sense of wounded self-esteem felt by clever people who have just been swindled. I have spoken privately to several large Jewish contributors to Democratic campaigns who express a sense of outrage that I never have heard before. Jewish contributors to Democratic campaigns are selectively funding Republicans, for example Mark Kirk in Illinois, who is running for Obama’s Senate seat, as a warning. Democratic Congressmen trying to defend Obama have been booed off the dais of meetings at traditionally liberal Reform synagogues in several parts of the country. If the train wreck proceeds as programed, the change in attitude within the American Jewish community could be dramatic.
This also is reflected in the harsh tone with which centrist liberal Jews have criticized Obama–for example Abraham Foxman of the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith, Alan Dershowitz, and former New York Mayor Ed Koch
INN: In the conference at Ariel you quoted contributors who used the word “sociopath.” Is this actually the word they used? What makes Obama’s broken promises different from the campaign double-talk we are used to from politicians?
DG: The actual phrase I heard from one important player in Jewish Democratic circles was, “Sociopath is too nice a word to describe Obama.” That was a Kiddush [festive synagogue event] conversation, so no names, of course. The difference is the magnitude and depth of the deception. In July 2008, the press was full of reports of Obama’s anti-Israel connections, including the fact that his foreign policy advisor in his Senate office was the odious Samantha Power – who proposed international military intervention to end the ‘Israeli occupation’ – as well as Zbigniew Brzezinski, who was an official campaign spokesman, along with many others.
Obama gave assurances to the Jewish community which were so persuasive that Martin Peretz announced in his ‘Spine’ blog that Obama could be trusted. Brzezinski and Power were shown the door (Power after she made inappropriate remarks about Hillary Clinton) and the Jewish community was satisfied that Obama was as reliable as, say, Bill Clinton. Obama has extraordinary gifts of persuasion, and has been profligate about employing them. He persuaded some very wealthy and sophisticated people that he was on their side, and then turned on them.
INN: Ed Koch has predicted the Democrats will suffer a ‘tsunami’ in November. If this scenario materializes, how much pressure would this create on Obama to change his Middle East policies?
DG: The President, not Congress, controls foreign policy. That said, politics is always a factor – but it is not the only factor.
Many observers are predicting a crushing defeat for the Democrats in November. Dick Morris, the former Clinton advisor and Fox News commentator, claims that the Republicans will take both Houses of Congress. The fact that Democratic fundraising among Jews will be a tough sell contributes to the problem, but is not a decisive factor; there are enough other reasons for the Democrats to lose, starting with high unemployment and the fact that Obama has failed to create any middle ground with the Republicans and is perceived as too far too the left to suit the national mood. Obama almost certainly has resigned himself to a bad interim election; his best play is to spend the next two years running against a ‘do-nothing’ Republican Congress in the hope of winning a second term in 2012.
If Obama attempts to impose a settlement on Israel prior to the November elections, it will give the Republicans a stick with which to hit him. American support for Israel is running at all-time highs, with 64% supporting Israel according to Gallup vs. 18% sympathy for the Palestinian Arabs. And if he forces a crisis in diplomatic relations with Israel, it will become a significant factor in 2012. Not only will Jewish fundraising dry up (with some going to Republicans), but evangelical Christian support for Israel may become a factor. The evangelicals are an amorphous movement without centralized leadership, and the big question regarding their weight in elections is turnout. If they are highly motivated by an issue close to their concerns – and Israel is such an issue – they can be an important factor. Evangelicals comprise roughly 28% of the electorate, and a big change in turnout could shift 2% to 3% of the national vote to the Republicans – probably a winning margin.
That is why many Democrats are warning Obama against pursuing a confrontational strategy with Israel. The degree of Obama’s ideological fervor in support of conciliating the Muslim world surprised the political world, as did the ferocity of his diplomatic approach to Israel. It is hard to avoid the conclusion – which I have long believed – that Obama has a profound personal commitment to reconciling America with the Muslim world which will override the usual political calculus. Given that he had a Muslim father and stepfather, was raised for four years in Indonesia, and has written with passion about his sympathy for the traditional identity of Indonesian Muslims, this is not surprising.
Obama’s personal impulses are in conflict with his evident political interests, and it is impossible to predict how things will work out. There are other considerations as well. American troops are supposed to start leaving Iraq in the summer, and the country well might explode. Iran will make progress towards acquiring nuclear weapons, and reinforce its presence in Iraq, Gaza, Lebanon and elsewhere. Obama’s policy in the region may blow up in his face in the advent of the November elections. He has some incentive to make Israel the scapegoat for this failure, by arguing that if only Israel were reasonable in dealing with the Palestinians, the US could win Muslim support in other parts of the region. This is entirely specious, in my view, but the probability is that Obama will stick to his guns.

The American Psychological Association’s Diagnostic Statistical Manual considers sociopaths and psychopaths to be individuals with the Anti-Social Personality Disorder. The following characteristics of a sociopath fit the Punk in the White House:
  • Glibness and Superficial Charm
  • Manipulative and Conning: They never recognize the rights of others and see their self-serving behaviors as permissible. They appear to be charming, yet are covertly hostile and domineering, seeing their victim as merely an instrument to be used. They may dominate and humiliate their victims.
  • Grandiose Sense of Self: Feels entitled to certain things as “their right.”
  • Pathological Lying: Has no problem lying coolly and easily and it is almost impossible for them to be truthful on a consistent basis.
  • Lack of Remorse, Shame or Guilt: A deep seated rage, which is split off and repressed, is at their core. Does not see others around them as people, but only as targets and opportunities. The end always justifies the means and they let nothing stand in their way.
  • Shallow Emotions: When they show what seems to be warmth, joy, love and compassion it is more feigned than experienced and serves an ulterior motive. Outraged by insignificant matters, yet remaining unmoved and cold by what would upset a normal person. Since they are not genuine, neither are their promises.
  • Incapacity for Love
  • Callousness/Lack of Empathy: Unable to empathize with the pain of their victims, having only contempt for others’ feelings of distress and readily taking advantage of them.
  • Irresponsibility/Unreliability: Not concerned about wrecking others’ lives and dreams. Oblivious or indifferent to the devastation they cause. Does not accept blame themselves, but blames others, even for acts they obviously committed.
  • Parasitic Lifestyle: Makes all encompassing promises for the future, poor work ethic but exploits others effectively.
  • Criminal or Entrepreneurial Versatility: Changes their image as needed to avoid prosecution. Changes life story readily.
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0 responses to “Obama Loses Jewish Support, Called "Sociopath"

  1. Tricked into supporting an un-Godly and anti-semitic left/liberal agenda by some smooth talk, you bet they’re ticked!

  2. I have been noticing that our much-loved daughter-in-law (the one who has many Jewish family members thru marrriage) has stopped arguing with us when we discuss politics. Maybe she and family are seeing the light.

  3. When you invite Satan into your home God doesn’t leave but he takes a back seat and watches the house crumble around you. The people of this country invited the serpent into their homes and their hearts and now they get to watch it all crumble around them. Don’t be fooled by this serpent. He is the epitome of evil and a cohort with the great destroyer. The Jews were fooled but not for long and when they finally figure out the truth of this thing running the country they will be pissed and they will act, not with violence but with voting power. The Jews aren’t the chosen people by accident. They are God’s people and If I were Osama Obama I would be very careful about making God mad.

    • Ron,
      The Judeans/Hebrews/Israelites (there are some who say “Jew” is a fairly recent term.) do not remain forever God’s chosen people. They were “chosen” in the sense that God chose the Hebrews for the incarnation of His Son. That was why Jehovah insisted that the Israelites be monotheistic and worship only the One God, in contrast to the peoples of the region who worshipped multiple “gods.”
      See Roy Schoeman’s Salvation Is From the Jews.
      Besides, with the incarnation of the Second Person of the Trinity, Jesus Christ made a new covenant so that all followers of Christ — Jew or Gentile — are now the Chosen People.

  4. Well if they feel “swindled” they should have done their homework. I know The Traitor talked a good talk and the lapdog media covered for him…but if people had checked into O’s background and voting record they should have known what disaster we were getting.

    • DCG,
      I, too, have little sympathy for those who now feel swindled for having voted for the Punk. What is it that’s so new and revelatory about Obama which they couldn’t see before? Didn’t fool us!

  5. Eowny,
    I’ll bet you and I could get into one great discussion about salvation and I would bet our knowledge is formidable. I have a number of years in biblical studies and something tells me you also are no slouch in both the old and new testaments. However, rather than debate, I would enjoin you in the fact that the Jews, Hebrews, Israelites, rejected Christ and therefore salvation was offered to the gentiles. As you know those Jews who accept Christ are indeed saved, Therefore all Jews will hear the word one way or another — Interesting concept–Obama will eventually end up in suffering for his detestable life style. He is a type of Anti-Christ..

  6. Sorry about the mispelllllling of your name—I think I’ll just go for E.

  7. Oh, well.
    It isn’t as if the truth about this Muslim commie wasn’t all over the Internet 2.5 years+ before the election.
    I wonder how you say “Tough sh*t” in Yiddish?

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  9. I like EO and I can type it.


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