Skip to main content

View Diary: President Obama, American Jews, and Israel (47 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  But some are trying hard to portray Obama as (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Treg

    anti-Israel.

    I was listening to Stephanie Miller on Air America this morning and a caller was absolutely rabid anti-Obama, railing against Stephanie for supporting him, and in the end it boiled down to her perception that he was anti-Israel.  She cited Ralph Nader's statement that Obama used to speak out about the plight of the Palestinians.

    This is also complicated by Obama's African and Indonesian roots, having had Muslims as relatives.  Personally, I think that gives him extra dimensions of insight and understanding, but  it is the type of thing that is too easily distorted and misrepresented to the general public.

    Dealing with the whole complex of Muslim-related "issues" is his biggest challenge. Even the so-called patriotism flap plays into this.

    I think the campaign has done pretty well so far, but the heavy duty attacks on this front have not even begun.  Facts are on his side, but we'll have to be vigilant in countering the coming barrage of direct and indirect attacks.

    Hope gives you the courage and energy to act!

    by Happy Days on Tue Feb 26, 2008 at 08:08:36 AM PST

    [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

  • Recommended (155)
  • Community (65)
  • Baltimore (47)
  • Bernie Sanders (37)
  • Civil Rights (35)
  • Culture (29)
  • Freddie Gray (23)
  • Elections (23)
  • Law (21)
  • Hillary Clinton (21)
  • Economy (21)
  • Education (21)
  • Racism (20)
  • Rescued (20)
  • Labor (19)
  • Environment (18)
  • Politics (17)
  • Texas (17)
  • 2016 (16)
  • Media (16)
  • Click here for the mobile view of the site