Ruthie Blum's latest article in Israel Hayom calls the American Republican Party to get their priorities straight and stop attacking Mitt Romney.
IMHO one of the reasons McCain did so poorly in the previous elections was the lukewarm support he had from many Republican bigwigs. Romney has a chance if the Republican team gives full support.The brouhaha began on Monday, when the leftist media outlet “Mother Jones” posted a video recording of a fundraiser for Romney...“There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what,” Romney answered. “All right, there are 47% who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that's an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what … These are people who pay no income tax … [M]y job is not to worry about those people. I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives."... It is the job of the Obama campaign to attack the competition, and grasp at any and all straws to prevent Romney from achieving an electoral victory on Nov. 6.Less understandable was the response of many Republican pundits to Romney’s words.
Unfortunately the Republicans are learning the wrong things from Israel. Israelis are notorious for showing more sympathy for our enemies than fellow Israeli Jews.
There were Israeli animal rights groups that condemned the Gush Katif DP's, those Jews who had been forcibly expelled from their homes and communities, for abandoning their pets, as if the hotels many had been housed in would accept dogs and cats.
Israeli Leftist politicians and academics never miss a chance to criticize Israeli policy and government when traveling abroad, even when on official missions.
One thing Prime Minister Menachem Begin was very strict about was to defend the Israeli Government even during trips abroad even when in the Opposition, even when he totally disagreed with policy. He understood that in a democracy, sometimes you lose, and when you lose you have to accept it. He understood that whether right or wrong, the government was still the elected government. Begin functioned as opposition when at home. As one of the founders and fighters for the establishment of the State of Israel, he understood that it was important to present a united front to the world which expected the country to collapse within a very short time.
Listen to the Latma skit about Obama's aid, and you'll see that things haven't changed all that much...