Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Nu, Will The Republican Win Really Change Things for Israel?

It's predawn in Shiloh, Israel, and the last voters in the United States west coast are voting in  midterm elections.  Pundits are predicting that the Republicans will control the House.

projected results in the House
projected results in the Senate

Pre-elections, every time I saw an article or news item on TV about how the Democrats are going to lose big I kept thinking of that psychological self-defense technique of preparing for disaster, so the more minor failure will look like a success.  I don't think that the Democrats minded all the doomsday predictions.  It helped them galvanize their supporters to get out and vote and whatever the results they can turn it into a "victory" by saying that it "wasn't as bad as predicted."
"Results from several states left Republicans well positioned to pick up more than the 39 seats they needed to win control of the House. But the outcome of Senate contests gave Democrats confidence they could maintain control of at least one chamber of Congress after victories in Delaware, Connecticut and West Virginia."

The experts are all saying that the big issue is economy.  The American downturn, recession (whatever you want to call it) can't be whitewashed with fancy euphemisms.  Too many Americans see the truth and know personally how things are getting worse.

I grew up in New York in the 1950's and 1960's and remember how the USSR was  a dangerous enemy and the poverty-stricken communist China mocked the U.S. as a "paper tiger."  Well, the USA shouldn't be so complacent.  Yes, there no longer is a USSR, but China has a strong economy.  American consumers are constantly reminded of it when so many products say "Made in China."

As things get worse, will "the Jews" and Israel be blamed?


Keli Ata said...

I hope it will be in Israel's best interests but I doubt until Obama is out things will change. Hopefully if he's voted out and a pro-Israel president is elected things will improve.

As for the Republican win being blamed on "The Jews" and Israel it wouldn't surprise me. I see the US and most of Europe in a state not unlike Europe before Hitler's rise to power.

The only thing we can do is fight back.

Batya said...

It's not just Obama. The Republicans have also made us lots of trouble.

goyisherebbe said...

When Bush's administration included "neo-cons" the left blamed their ideology on the Jewish mentor in the grave, Leo Strauss. In the Obama administration, the right places the blame on the dead Jewish author of "Rules for Radicals", Saul Alinsky, an avowed socialist. The funny thing is that our dear friend David Bedein of Efrat observes Alinsky's yahrzeit every year and uses his community-organizer tactics to fight a guerrilla war against the politically correct left for the benefit of Israel and the Jewish people. We are witnessing the decline and fall of the United States of America. It won't happen overnight, and it won't be easy for the Jews or anyone else. Hang on for dear life. Watch new Republican neo-isolationist Kentucky senator Rand Paul, who wants to get rid of all foreign aid. We shall see.

Batya said...

goyish, I agree. King David said it best: "Yisrael, batach baHaShem! People of Israel, trust in G-d!"