The institutional left and their progressive media organs have been busy weaving the narrative that President Obama’s re-election is a mandate to raise taxes. Republicans in Congress have been busy acquiescing to this narrative and it looks like all of that bipartisan busy work is going to pay off and taxes are going up. As someone famous once said, “Elections have consequences.”
If one of the consequences of the President’s re-election is the Tax Mandate, surely there are other mandates to be spun.
And as if on schedule, the events of recent weeks in Israel reveal another consequence of President Obama’s re-election, the Progressive Foreign Policy Mandate — the Mideast chapter.
Under this manufactured mandate, the Muslim Brotherhood is being spun as a legitimate and responsible steward of calm between Hamas and Israel. It shouldn’t be surprising that the Brotherhood could exert such substantial influence over Hamas given Article 2 of the Hamas charter, which reads, “The Islamic Resistance Movement [Hamas] is one of the wings of Moslem Brotherhood in Palestine.”
Early in President Obama’s first term, and throughout the following years, the White House made public overtures to the Brotherhood in general, and Islamist Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi specifically. Brotherhood members were reportedly invited to attend Obama’s landmark 2009 speech in Cairo. No word if celebrity Brotherhood member Ayman al-Zawahiri was in attendance. Al-Zawahiri has been described by Bin Laden’s biographer as the “real brains” of al-Qaeda.
In July of 2012, the White House invited Morsi to conduct an official state visit in DC. Tellingly, this visit had to be postponed due to the Egyptian government’s role in allowing the US embassy to be occupied by Islamists who raised the al-Qaida flag above our territory on the anniversary of 9/11.
In spite of his shocking dictatorial power grab, Morsi and the Brotherhood have had legitimacy conferred on them by the United States and those who participate in the kabuki theatrics of a so-called peace process, which is, in fact, controlled in part by the parent organization of Hamas.
Andrew Breitbart saw this all coming. That’s why in the Summer of 2010 while in production for Hating Breitbart, Andrew donned his rollerblades and weaved in and out of valet car parkers and attendees of a posh Democratic Party fundraiser for Jerry Brown’s campaign for governor, shouting “Smile! You Support Hamas!”
The venue for the Brown fundraiser was the home of one of President Obama’s top financial bundlers, Jodie Evans. Evans is co-founder of the radical Progressive activist group CodePink. CodePink and their parent organization, Global Exchange, were among the lead organizers of the flotilla movement. The Flotilla organized a group of extremist activists and terrorists who conspired to challenge Israel’s blockade of Hamas controlled Gaza.
Despite the shocking political activism of Evans and CodePink, Andrew knew that the people he was shouting at had no idea what he was talking about when he exclaimed “Smile! You Support Hamas!” The average attendee to this fundraiser, many of whom were elderly wealthy Jews, had no idea who CodePink was, let alone their role in the flotilla movement. But that was Andrew’s point.
If the mainstream media had been doing its job, it would have been easy to connect the dots. The voting public would have been informed that Jerry Brown was holding a fundraiser with an organization responsible for giving aid and comfort to terrorist-controlled Gaza.
The elderly wealthy Jews in attendance at the Brown fundraiser can reasonably debate the merits of supporting such a group and its mission, but not if they are never given the benefit of the basic facts. Andrew wasn’t outraged at the attendees of the fundraiser, he was outraged for them!
For those of us who keep an eye on these things, it wasn’t surprising to see CodePink actively take part in the Arab Spring revolts in Egypt. They prominently posted pictures of themselves organizing protesters on their Flickr page.
CodePink and the Obama administration are conspicuously silent on Egyptian President Morsi’s dictatorial power grab. That’s the smart move if you don’t want to alienate an ally you’ve been courting for years, even when they openly begin acting like the tyrants they profess to be.
Yes, the progressive movement has been cultivating a working relationship with the Muslim Brotherhood for a very long time. The President’s re-election represents a mandate for this progressive foreign policy to continue and grow. And it will.
Elections do have consequences. Smile! You support Hamas!
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