"Rather than describe how deeply I care about Israel, I want to be blunt about how we got here," Obama said, reminding his guests that he had so many Jewish friends in Chicago at the beginning of his political career that he was accused of being a puppet of the Israel lobby. [SNIP]Though
Obama also stressed he probably knows about Judaism more than any other president, because he read about it - and wondered how come no one asks Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner or Senate minority leader Mitch McConnel about their support to Israel.
Martin Peretz, founder of The New Republic and former fan of Obama, has publicly denounced Obama's policies, particularly with regard to Israel. The WSJ:
"We're now in a new era," Mr. Peretz warns. "I think that Obama is a child, or maybe let's say a grandchild, of the New Left, with casual moral judgments made about very intricate ethical alternatives." Later he thunders: "Leading by following—it's really a sick phrase."The article at the WSJ describes Peretz's break with Obama as "painful." Of course, Peretz is only one independent thinker and there are many more Jews, such as former NYC mayor Ed Koch who, for some unknown reason, still support Obama's destructive policies.
who believed that Nazi death camps were Polish death camps and
who claims that when he tries something that doesn't work he doesn't do it again and
who thinks that we're the ones we "built the intercontinental railroad"and
who thinks "Austrian" is a language and
who thinks a "corpsman" is a "corpseman" and
who thought the Memorial Day fallen were present at his event....
THAT Obama also believes, in addition to being the most knowledgeable of Judaism ever, that he knows more about policies and speech writing and virtually any job around him, as reported by Jodi Kantor via National Review:
“I think I could probably do every job on the campaign better than the people I’ll hire to do it,” he said. “It’s hard to give up control when that’s all I’ve known.” Obama said nearly the same thing to Patrick Gaspard, whom he hired to be the campaign’s political director. “I think I’m a better speechwriter than my speechwriters,” Obama told him. “I know more about policies on any particular issue than my policy directors. And I’ll tell you right now that I’m gonna think I’m a better political director than my political director.”And, remember (perhaps Martin Peretz didn't know this) that Obama is so bright he's been bored his whole life. In fact, he can't do what ordinary people do because he's so talented. Politico:
In author David Remnick’s Obama biography, “The Bridge,” he quotes White House adviser and longtime friend Valerie Jarrett: “I think Barack knew that he had God-given talents that were extraordinary. He knows exactly how smart he is. ... He knows how perceptive he is. He knows what a good reader of people he is. And he knows that he has the ability — the extraordinary, uncanny ability — to take a thousand different perspectives, digest them and make sense out of them, and I think that he has never really been challenged intellectually. ... So, what I sensed in him was not just a restless spirit but somebody with such extraordinary talents that had to be really taxed in order for him to be happy. ... He’s been bored to death his whole life. He’s just too talented to do what ordinary people do.”