A Time for Courage, and Action


Originally published in The Jerusalem Post. 

Mitt Romney wasn’t a bad candidate. He ran a fairly strong race. He made a few errors. And he made many good moves.

Certainly he was adequate. And he was probably the strongest Republican candidate among the primary field of contenders. That is, he was the best man available to run against Barack Obama.

And he did a pretty good job.

Obama, on the other hand, was a horrible candidate. He was mean and vindictive. He was contemptuous and superficial. He ran on irrelevancies like abortion and a fictitious Republican war against women. He didn’t give his supporters any reason to feel good about themselves.

Instead, he used class warfare to stir them to hatred of their countrymen.

Yet Obama won. And Romney lost.

In retrospect it is possible that the race was over before it began. A strong case can be made that Obama secured his reelection in 2009 when he bailed out the US auto industry and so temporarily stanched the hemorrhage of jobs in Ohio and Michigan. And maybe, with the youth of the 1960s now the Medicare recipients of the 2010s and ’20s, there are simply too many Americans dependent on government handouts to care about what happens in the future.

An equally strong case can be made that Romney lost the election before he secured the Republican nomination. He may have squandered his chances when he took a strong position against illegal immigration in one of the early Republican primary debates and so arguably made winning Florida, and perhaps Colorado, a mathematical impossibility.

Many have argued that demography is destiny.

And the American electorate has changed tremendously in the past decade. Government dependency among the white working class has grown. Government dependency among an aging population and a rising tide of single-parent families has grown. And the Latino share of the vote has grown. Today some are arguing that Republicans today simply cannot win the presidency, regardless of their candidate.

All of this is important because for the past four years, most Republicans, and most non-leftists throughout the world, had been hoping that the Obama years would be an aberration. They had hoped and trusted that he would be a one-term president. All the policies he enacted during that term, on domestic and foreign policy alike, would be reversed by his Republican successor, elected by voters who understood they had been taken in by a huckster in 2008. The US economy – the anchor of US power and the engine of the international financial system – would come roaring back.

In international affairs, the US would reverse course. It would stop supporting the rise of its enemies from the Middle East to Asia to Latin America. It would embrace its allies. The former would be weakened. The latter would be secured and strengthened. America would be safe and defended.

Alas, apparently it could not be. The American spirit has been overwhelmed by the European model of social democracy at home and appeasement and treachery abroad.

But all the dependency champions who celebrated on Tuesday night cannot stop the coming storm. The greatest advantage Obama had going into the election was not demography but the fact that the full consequences of his statist economic policies and his pro-jihadist foreign policy have not yet been felt.

Nationalized healthcare will only be fully implemented in 2014. Americans will only begin watching old men and women die because the federal government denied them lifesaving, but expensive, treatments a year from now. They will only lose their doctors due to dwindling Medicare reimbursements in a year.

College students who got out the vote for Obama will only find themselves doomed to low-paying jobs and a life of indebtedness as they fail year in and year out to pay off their college loans, in a year or two. And by the time they realize what it means to be saddled with a national debt of $16 trillion, they will be locked into a government-controlled economy that requires them to keep their silence or lose their livelihoods.

THEN THERE are the consequences of Obama’s foreign policies. The attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi exposed the failure of his strategy of appeasing jihadists and had the potential to sink his presidency by turning suburban voters against him in places like Pennsylvania. But lucky for him, the Benghazi debacle was small enough for the media to hide from the electorate.

Sure a US ambassador and three others were murdered. But four is not a very large number.

And it was over in a day.

It will be harder for Obama to contain the damage of his foreign policy when Iran gets nuclear weapons and begins molesting US shipping in the Persian Gulf as gas prices rise to $10 a gallon. It will be harder for Obama to hide the effect of his foreign policy when American tourists in Egypt are massacred or held hostage and Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood government demands the release of the Blind Sheikh, Omar Abdel Rahman, the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, in exchange for intervention.

It will be harder for Obama to hide the dangers of his foreign policy when the Taliban return to power in Afghanistan and al-Qaida rebuilds its training camps. It will be harder for Obama to blame his failure on hapless American filmmakers when Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal is controlled by a Taliban-aligned government that seeks a nuclear war with India. It will be harder for Obama to protect America with a gutted, demoralized military, demobilized under his command.

Rather than contend with these calamities, Obama and his statist, pro-Islamist supporters and advisers will blame their critics. Just as they blamed – and jailed – an American filmmaker for Ambassador Stevens’s murder, so they will blame overworked doctors, struggling hospital administrators, “partisan” lawmakers and “Islamophobic, neoconservative warmongers,” for the domestic decline and international mayhem Obama’s policies will necessarily cause.

With the critical election lost, Republicans have a very hard and thankless task before them. They have to do the hard work of opposing his policies with dwindling resources. They have the job of energizing, inspiring and expanding a base that is demoralized. They have the job of explaining to wavering citizens why the Republican alternative puts America on the right track.

Conservatives need to prepare the ground for their return to power. They need to make the arguments for ending the welfare state. They need to make the arguments for destroying the ascendant – and politically savvy – forces of jihad at home and abroad. They need to argue against defense cuts even as the Obama-appointed Joint Chiefs of Staff abandon strategic reason for personal promotions.

And they need to write the books, produce the movies, found the television stations, and prepare the school curricula that will enable a future resurrection of the American dream.

AS MOST people know, Israel, as the forward base of freedom in the Muslim world, is the first target of the Obama-supported, ascendant forces of jihad. As a consequence, Israel will be the first to feel the repercussions of Obama’s policies of appeasement and empowerment of Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood.

Certainly, this is a horrible situation. But just as demographics have changed America, so they are changing Israel. Rising anti-Semitism and economic decline in Europe have dramatically increased immigration rates to Israel, and those rates will only grow as the situation on the continent worsens. In contrast to the rest of the West, Israelis have become more religious, readier to embrace the free market and more eager to compete in talent and productivity. While Americans have joined Europe in dwindling fertility rates, Israelis have matched the fertility levels of their Arab neighbors.

Israel’s demographic and economic power have been largely ignored and undervalued.

But the time has come to use them for all they are worth. As America enters its age of dependency and decline, Israel must end its age of dependency on America and begin to depend on itself. That does not mean that Israel won’t cooperate with America. But as America’s foreign policy becomes indistinguishable from Europe’s, Israel will increasingly need to take its fate in its own hands.

We need to expand the size of the IDF ground forces. We need to expand the size of the navy.

We should reinstate the Lavi jet fighter project.

We need to expand our independent offensive missile programs, developing a serious cruise missile arsenal. And we need to promote a new generation of generals that is not psychologically dependent on their American counterparts.

As for the Palestinians, and the international, leftist anti-Israel cottage industry that supports and feeds off of them, the time has come to take our demographic advantage for a spin. As we decrease our psychological dependence on America, we need to increase our trust in ourselves.

We need to staunchly defend and assert our rights to our land. And we must exercise our right to defeat those who deny our rights and seek our national destruction.

In other words, we need to begin applying Israeli law in Judea and Samaria.

True, talk is cheap. We can expect – indeed we were warned to expect – for Obama to turn on Israel immediately after the election.

Obama can be expected to dispatch his political advisers to Israel to run the Left’s electoral campaign with the goal of defeating Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and paving the way for the return to power of the socialist, appeasement-crazed Israeli Left. We can expect the State Department, (under the guidance of New Israel Fund alumni) to renew its attacks against Israel’s religious institutions and the Jews of Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria. We can expect the US to abandon us at the UN. We can expect the US military to undermine any Israeli strike against Iran.

No one said any of this will be easy. But difficult is not the same as impossible. Within a year, the consequences of Obama’s failed domestic and foreign policies will make him weaker rather than stronger than he was in his first term. He will be hard pressed to pressure Israel when the US loses its leadership role in the Muslim Brotherhood- dominated Middle East. And Israel’s independence of action will consequently grow.

Our side suffered a massive loss on Tuesday.

But as long as we keep our minds and hearts focused on the fundamental goodness and truth that guide our path, we will not be defeated. We will endure, persevere and in due course, we will be vindicated.

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  • Leonard

    Caroline Glick never writes anything factual in her articles. She writes opinion and attacks, which we call rhetorical proaganda. She never educates readers about any facts.

    She lives in a country with nationalized care, but she writes this in this article:
    [Caroline Glick] "Nationalized healthcare will only be fully implemented in 2014. Americans will only begin watching old men and women die because the federal government denied them lifesaving, but expensive, treatments a year from now. They will only lose their doctors due to dwindling Medicare reimbursements in a year."

    Fiction. All she writes is fiction.

    She writes patchwork articles of ranting. She went to Harvard.
    What happened to her is like what happened Krauthammer

    Here is another doozy from her article:
    [Caroline Glick" "Obama can be expected to dispatch his political advisers to Israel to run the Left’s electoral campaign with the goal of defeating Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and paving the way for the return to power of the socialist, appeasement-crazed Israeli Left. "

    She is making this stuff up. it;s all fiction. It doesnt happen in the real world and will not

    Caroline Glick wrote" "But as long as we keep our minds and hearts focused on the fundamental goodness and truth that guide our path, we will not be defeated."
    What is this? She didnt say this the day before the election? If she said it the day before the election would she have not been defeated? This is like written as a child writes

    Glick wrote "The attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi exposed the failure of his strategy of appeasing jihadists " It's fiction- a lie. There are no events that have taken place that have acted as appeasement Chamberlain style. What event? no event. She just makes it all up. How can a web site like this allow al liar about appeasing jihad write smut on these pages? Why would they want ficitonal accounts of fictional events to be plied onto their readers?

    • Mary Sue

      Links plz
      (to absolute proof of your claims)

      • Leonard

        how can i send links to disprove Caroline Glicks fictional claims?

        All i can tell you is go to her website or the jerusalem post and read her articles from two and 1 year ago…whenever she actually commits to an event having taken place it never is resulting in detriment to america or israel.
        Whats even more incredible is that she refers to creeping bad events that she says are beginning…and they never result in the detrimental results she predicts.
        She also is obsessed with using descriptions of whats happening that can never be pinned to real events that actually happen which would be the connection of the dots we need to know if all of her adjectives and adverbs actually relate to real life events instead of fantasies revolving around a "word". Like jihad, and Egypt, she invokes a reference to an event and then goes into a flight of pure fiction when she fills in the details or the results of the details.
        Sometimes she goes on and on referring to many details, and soem of them are true, but they never result in the deteriment she is referring to.

        Just look at her previous articles over 1 to 2 years ago- almost nothing is based on reality.
        She was silent on Bush and a loudmouth on Obama. She is poaid by the Jerusalem post and I'm sure gets other gigs and that means she is financially incentivized to write this garbage to scare Jews who are rightfully fearful for Israel but in order to meet their expectations of more and more scary stories she lies about the results of every event. She went to Harvard yet she writes like someone you would expect writes in her "free flow of thoughts notebook" at the psychiatric center for her two month rest period.
        No one could be this angry for 3 years and be a normal happy or at least satisfied person.

    • Loyal Achates

      That's typical conservatives for you…they say the government is too big, and complain when it doesn't spend enough money.

    • Ghostwriter

      Leonard,you're a great example of the pot calling the kettle black. Why not back up what you say with facts and not nonsense.

    • mmichlin66

      Caroline Glick is one of the few who is doing a real analyzis and it is ALWAYS is based on facts. For example she writes "Obama can be expected to dispatch his political advisers to Israel to run the Left’s electoral campaign with the goal of defeating Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu" and that's exactly what was done by Clinton in 1999. It's not a made up stuff as you write – it's a known fact.

      And what links do you need to support the words that "The attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi exposed the failure of his strategy of appeasing jihadists"?! Do you need a transcript of his speech in Cairo in 2009? A transcript of his speech at UN in 2012? Recording of all his speeches for at least two weeks after 9/11/12? This is all so well documented and known (to whom ever is interested to know) that there is no need to link to any of it.

      Caroline Glick is known to stick to the truth however difficult and unpopular it might be. You may not agree with her analyzis, but you cannot say that she lies – that would be an intentional lie on your part.

    • GaryG1

      Caroline Glick calls it as it is. Israel watch your back and keep those nukes at the ready.

    • PaulRevereNow

      Actually, there are many facts in this article. Fact: A US Ambassador and three others were murdered in Libya. Fact: The media blamed a video, and covered it up. Fact: There ARE death panels in Obamacare. Fact: Medicare payments to doctors are greatly reduced. Fact: Obamacare is forcing many doctors to retire. Fact: Obamacare won't be fully implemented until 2014. Just because you can't accept these facts, doesn't make them false. Caroline Glick's articles are very factual, and yes, she injects her interpretation. But she has the right to do that, whether you like it or not. I know your technique–just say everything Ms. Glick is a lie. But that doesn't work. My sources on Obamacare are Heritage Foundation Memos. What are yours?

    • nightspore

      This is like written as a child writes

      Leonard, you're excruciating. I'll give you some friendly advice: learn how to write before you criticize the writing of others.

      And what are those strange sentences just before the one I've quoted? "If she said it the day before the election would she not have been defeated?" – what does that mean? Was Ms. Glick running for office too?

      More generally, why do people like you so often sound like you're producing parodies of your own arguments? I find this fascinating, albeit puzzling.

      • Leonard

        [1] if i could write i would.
        [2] strange sentence was meant to communicate that I'm sure she was keeping her heart focused the day before the election…and she was defeated.

    • Dick

      Dear Leonard, I tried to see your ranting and read several of Ms. G’s articles… I guess reading is hard for a victim of leftism. Pls stop ranting and start reading and you’ll see her arguments (pls try to switch of your lefty mode and dismiss a priori everything that does not suit you).

  • Globi

    You are 100% right!

    • Leonard
      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        Shouldn't that be

        stalin and obama?

    • http://www.adinakutnicki.com adinakutnicki

      NOT only is Caroline correct, but she knows the score, and then some.
      However, it is going to be a long haul – to break the ties that bind – at least until the Radical-in-Islamist-in-Chief is gone from power.
      This blogger has her views, and coincidentally they converge with Caroline's. Moreover, if she was at the helm, most of our Israeli angst would be moot – http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/07/15/israels-ship-

      Adina Kutnicki, Israel -www.adinakutnicki.com

  • Chanameel

    Obama "surrendered" us to Islam when he lead 50,000 muslim men in a Day of Prayer on the Mall in Washington, DC in September 2009. (constellation Virgo) They prayed from morning to night for
    "The Soul of America."
    This "occult rite" determines "the Future Destiny of Amerca."
    That is why you are witnessing the main stream media falling silent to the atrocities of Islam.
    .Globalism and Islam go hand in hand.
    The Far Left is the Fifth Column of Islam.

  • Night life

    "We need to expand the size of the IDF ground forces. We need to expand the size of the navy." What Israel needs to do to end this nightmare is to expand it's borders and claim the land promised to Abraham and create a "Greater Israel" only when this happens will the people Israel be able to sleep safely in their beds at night, maybe this "promise" is nearer to completion than we realise.

    • Loyal Achates

      That would end the State of Israel faster than you can say 'Jabotinsky'.

      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        That would end Mecca faster than you can say 'Nakba'.

  • Jacques

    Caroline Glick is dead right, as usual. Israel will need all the resolve and courage it can muster in the coming years. Meanwhile, here in North America, it behoves us to do all we can to fight for the truth and support Israel in the face of the terrible adversity that lies ahead.

    • Bert

      Glick is right except for the perpetual omission. Netanhayu wants the Arabs to recognize Israel as a 'Jewish State" But Netanyahu and his government remains totally secular with NO acknowledgement of the G-d of Abraham Isaac and Jacob. If G-d does not exist then what purpose is there foe Israel to exist? If G-d exists why is He being insulted by being totally ignored?

  • The Truth

    Ms. Glick railed:

    "As America enters its age of dependency and decline, Israel must end its age of dependency on America and begin to depend on itself. [...] Our side suffered a massive loss on Tuesday.

    Thus, deprived of a Likud win in America, and deprived of a war against Iran, the Israel Lobby will now commence barraging the United States with stories of its "decline" just like they did to France when France didn't jump in line with the plan to attack Iraq after 9/11.

    Here. Here you see the kind of loyalty that the neoconservatives of Israel had for us. Every Hasbara story about the decline of America, starting with this one can now be seen for what it is: an attack on the United States on behalf of Israel.

    • Leonard

      http://gwbushandobama.blogspot.com/

      how can i send links to disprove Caroline Glicks fictional claims?

      All i can tell you is go to her website or the jerusalem post and read her articles from two and 1 year ago…whenever she actually commits to an event having taken place it never is resulting in detriment to america or israel.
      Whats even more incredible is that she refers to creeping bad events that she says are beginning…and they never result in the detrimental results she predicts.
      She also is obsessed with using descriptions of whats happening that can never be pinned to real events that actually happen which would be the connection of the dots we need to know if all of her adjectives and adverbs actually relate to real life events instead of fantasies revolving around a "word". Like jihad, and Egypt, she invokes a reference to an event and then goes into a flight of pure fiction when she fills in the details or the results of the details.
      Sometimes she goes on and on referring to many details, and soem of them are true, but they never result in the deteriment she is referring to.

      Just look at her previous articles over 1 to 2 years ago- almost nothing is based on reality.
      She was silent on Bush and a loudmouth on Obama. She is poaid by the Jerusalem post and I'm sure gets other gigs and that means she is financially incentivized to write this garbage to scare Jews who are rightfully fearful for Israel but in order to meet their expectations of more and more scary stories she lies about the results of every event. She went to Harvard yet she writes like someone you would expect writes in her "free flow of thoughts notebook" at the psychiatric center for her two month rest period.
      No one could be this angry for 3 years and be a normal happy or at least satisfied person.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      If Likud lost, then the Muslim Brotherhood won.

      That explains obamas "apology tour" of Arab entities.

    • bkopicz

      Shlo, I mean Truth you sound awful familiar.

  • Ghostwriter

    Great,we have another anti-semite in the name of Leonard. They've been coming out of the woodwork a lot lately. As for Israel,I'd like to say most Americans support Israel,despite the Schlockmotions and Leonards who love to bash Jews whenever they can. President Obama doesn't really care about Israel and will probably leave hanging when war comes in the Middle East.

    • Leonard

      how can i send links to disprove Caroline Glicks fictional claims?

      alot of her nonsense is just visible when you acquaint yourself with the real record of previous American presidents http://gwbushandobama.blogspot.com/

      All i can tell you is go to her website or the jerusalem post and read her articles from two and 1 year ago…whenever she actually commits to an event having taken place it never is resulting in detriment to america or israel.
      Whats even more incredible is that she refers to creeping bad events that she says are beginning…and they never result in the detrimental results she predicts.
      She also is obsessed with using descriptions of whats happening that can never be pinned to real events that actually happen which would be the connection of the dots we need to know if all of her adjectives and adverbs actually relate to real life events instead of fantasies revolving around a "word". Like jihad, and Egypt, she invokes a reference to an event and then goes into a flight of pure fiction when she fills in the details or the results of the details.
      Sometimes she goes on and on referring to many details, and soem of them are true, but they never result in the deteriment she is referring to.

      Just look at her previous articles over 1 to 2 years ago- almost nothing is based on reality.
      She was silent on Bush and a loudmouth on Obama. She is poaid by the Jerusalem post and I'm sure gets other gigs and that means she is financially incentivized to write this garbage to scare Jews who are rightfully fearful for Israel but in order to meet their expectations of more and more scary stories she lies about the results of every event. She went to Harvard yet she writes like someone you would expect writes in her "free flow of thoughts notebook" at the psychiatric center for her two month rest period.
      No one could be this angry for 3 years and be a normal happy or at least satisfied person.

      • erica

        Sure they can.

        Obama supporters have given radio interviews on how to bomb white daycare centers,skinning white people in the street,bringing back the ovens,beheading Jews,killing Romney and his supporters,beating white babies heads on rocks,declared all Jews evil and whites racists,they set fires,damaged personal property,gang raped women,threatened to riot if Obama lost,declared him a prophet…………on and on and on………….every 34.6 minutes there is a murder in the US. by one of these cheerful Barry Boys.

        Those are happy Obama supporters.

        Ms.Glick's view on events may not match yours but your concern over 1 article would be useful elsewhere.
        Like debating child sex slavery.

        • trickyblain

          Yeah, sounds like the typical Obama supporter to me. I like to beat a few white babies heads on rocks before I go to work every day — but not until I kneel down and say a prayer to the Prophet Obama!

          Do you have any inkling as to how utterly batguano insane you sound?

          • Mary Sue

            Obviously you've never investigated the New Black Panther Party, which ironically the Southern Poverty Law Center calls a "right wing hate group".

          • Drakken

            Let me stick you in south side Chicago or east LA for a day or two then come back and tell the rest of us how wrong we are.

      • Ghostwriter

        I don't know. I just don't think you like Jews too much,Leonard.

        • Leonard

          i don't know why you would accuse me of that. The accusation is like Caroline Glicks writings- fiction. I am Jewish and Orthodox but it doesnt matter because what I wrote stands on its own.

          CG's propaganda and lies reads like its coming from a demented person, or from someone sitting at a bar after the 5th drink. For instance, her preoccupation with her claim that the Obama administration has practiced appeasement with Egypt is a joke to have to comment on but for some reason people invite her writing into their platforms. ( every use of the term appeasement in this context of politics is always employed as a reference to Chamberlain's decision to avoid war by allowing a takeover of land in the face of threat of aggression)
          So her writing is nonsense.

          And why her preoccupation with socialist healthcare. I never saw her write that Israel should do away from its real socialist healthcare, and worse, Obamacare isnt socialist since most people will continue to have coverage with their employer and the minority who don't purchase their health care insurance from private insurance companies. But Glick writes as though she's a drunken Archie Bunker. Just like the lines for Archie were written with content so absurd there couldnt be anything to argue, so too Glick- week in and week out.

  • Mr. Polly

    You can tell Obama is "pro-jihad" by all the drone strikes on New York and Tel Aviv.

    • trickyblain

      Seek help.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Say HI to Osama bin Laden for me.

      • Mr. Polly

        Ronald Reagan was "pro-jihad" when jihadists were fighting the Russians in Afghanistan, including Osama bin Laden. No doubt a similar motivation explains any apparent "pro-jihad" policy on the part of Obama, i.e. using Islamists to get at an enemy.

        • Mary Sue

          only insofar as the Jihadists were anti-communist (or at least anti-USSR) and that was good enough for the Reagan Administration. Not one of their better decisions.

  • gosha

    Caroline Glick is not only right, but she represents point of view of every free-thinking conservative out there no matter Jew or not Jew. This is why she does not need to list the facts: We, conservatives of the world WE KNOW ALL THE FACT ALLREADY. There is no need to reiterate them again. All those Slimemotions and Leonards (sounds actually like this might be the same person) use the same ammo all over again. This ammo is nothing new either, it was designed by the Goebbels in Nazi Germany, refined by Soviet KGB and used (quite successfully actually) by pro PLO and anti-Israel propaganda from the middle of the 20th century until now and is called: “Create the worst, totally unsupported by facts lie and repeat it as many times as possible until the mindless ones will accept it as the only truth available”.

  • gosha

    And here what this Leonard does: He labels Caroline Glick as a liar without any proves of her supposed lies on his part and repeats it not ones or twice, but 4 times (so far). Apparently he likes his own gibberish so much, he just copy-pastes it again and again.
    Wrong place Leonard: mindless ones rarely wonder in these parts. You would find a much better audience somewhere in liberal media blog. So, Please: STOP TAKING UP THE SPACE HERE. Off cause I do realize that this is your part of waging a war of confusion on your enemy – us conservatives, but you are wasting your venom. You LOOSE.

    • MarcyFleming

      No, you do as you can't even spell lose. Besides there are Jewish advocates of individualism that abhor the tribal collectivism of Zionism. What are the conservatives trying to conserve ? The warfare-welfare state since 1940 ? Pentagon spending is just as socialistic as any other type of government spending
      and the last war of actual defense that the US was involved in was the Revolutionary War.
      I lived in Tel Aviv and liked it but the Religious Right in Israel is leading the country towards destruction.

      • gosha

        Here: L-O-O-O-S-E! Is that better?
        You would do much better if you would try to concentrate on meaning not semantics and spelling. This is not a third grade. This is a Blog and it has its own rules! As a Conservative, I am all the way for individualism as it is one of the bases of Capitalism. Also Collectivism and Zionism are not the same thing, but collectivism served early Zionists very well and had a crucial role in creation of the modern Israel. Liberals and liberal Jews suffer from the common sickness: you all have problem with definitions. You have bought modern Liberal fascism slogans hook line and sinker and never bothered to examine what it actually means.

        • MarcyFleming

          No, you still can't spell. Lose.
          Zionism is collectivism, racist-tribalism and statism to the core.
          As far 'liberal fascism' goes that fits Israeli Zionist policies to a T.
          See The Founding Myths Of Israel by Zeev Sternhell.
          Conservatism doesn't mean anything anymore, what are you
          'conserving' ? 'Liberalism' is not liberal, it has been statism-collectivism
          for over a century.
          The way words are used and misused is important.
          It's precisely the evil roots of the original Zionist collectivism that have created
          the mentality that runs Israel today.
          And how would you know what I have bothered to examine or not ?
          Romney ran a mediocre, listless campaign and most American Jews
          could care less where our Embassy in Israel is.
          Ron Paul was the only decent GOP candidate.
          So-called friends of Israel here are it's worst enemies.

      • gosha

        Here is a definition of Zionism for you:
        “The national movement for the return of the Jewish people to their homeland and the resumption of Jewish sovereignty in the Land of Israel. Has come to include the development of the State of Israel and the protection of the Jewish nation in Israel.
        Zionism avocated, from inception, tangible as well as spiritual aims. Jews of all persuasions – left and right, religious and secular – joined to form the Zionist movement and worked together toward these goals. Disagreements led to rifts, but ultimately, the common goal of a Jewish state in its ancient homeland was attained.
        The term “Zionism” was coined in 1890 by Nathan Birnbaum.”
        So, here it is: Zionism is nothing more or less than a movement and represents a right of a Jewish people to have their own home land and a right to protect it. Just like every other nation on the face of the earth does.

  • riverboatbill

    The Obamanation era feels a bit like Carthage,Troy,and 1939 France. Other historical phrases resound anew: divide and conquer, Vandals at the gates ;and of course : peace in our time.

  • Deshawn

    Happy shabbas picosong.com/wHAc

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Happy Eternal Nakba you dumb sack of SHlTler.

    • Mary Sue

      ahahaha whut?

    • Ghostwriter

      Oh great! DeCreep is back for more nonsense.

  • Western Spirit

    Caroline Glick is not only right but she in agreement with 'Biblical predictions of Israel's transcendence. Christian America has done it's bit in helping Israel to survive and now that America is no longer Christian Israel will have to learn to walk on its own and it will.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      If 90%+ of white people vote for the white candidate, it's RACISM.

      When 90%+ black people vote for the black candidate it's _________?

      • Western Spirit

        Your talking about one of the distortions of the Left. How anyone can believe any one of the Left's distortions is beyond my comprehension. All I know is it's a spiritual matter to be discerned spiritually.

        All I know is as long as people believe these distortions everything will continue to be distorted into a bizzarro world where nothing makes sense.

  • https://www.facebook.com/mike.villano.71 Mike Villano

    Ms. Glick is right on again.
    The points her critics raise are completely irrelevant and factually challenged as are most of the things that fly out of their mouths.
    And you can bet the farm as the consequences of Obama's twin policies of appeasement and sell out abroad and plunder at home become obvious for all to see, we can count on Obama and his followers to blame everyone else under the sun before they would ever even consider in the slightest their own idiocy is at fault. For them politics is their religion and facts and truth interfere with their unholy gospel.

  • Attila The Hun

    It is true The American demography is changing, but that isn't the reason that Romney lost. He lost because his base didn't trust him and did not show up on Nov 6. As for Israel, Natanyahu better start preparing his country for post America world order, During the next four years a lot of bad things will happen and Hussein O will be responsible for the end result. Specially when it comes to middle east. Unfortunately the American People made the worst mistake in U.S history.. I hope and pray The Israelis wont make similar mistake and they will stick with Bibi. I believe in this time in Jewish history Bibi is the best one to lead Israel.

  • Arlie

    The U.S. election results are a fraud. There are over 16 million missing votes. There are dozens of websites popping up with all these facts of different types of fraud. The election will not be certified until Dec 17. Until then activists in all the Swing States are busy getting to the truth. VA, WI, OH, PA and Alan West in FL and Mitt Romney needs to step up and request recounts in CO. All reports of the fraud are being collected at http://www.obamavoterfraud.blogspot.com and another story at http://www.gulagbound.com/35946/massive-voter-fraud-and-.... These are only 2 of the places. beforeitsnews and duffelblog.com – about one day late military absentee ballots – missing for 8 months. The ballots went to Afghanistan and back. I love Israel and I pray for Jerusalem. It is God's land, leased to the Jewish people FOREVER , Everlasting, and for 1000 generations and it is irrevocable signed by God. Because of the most Holy Bible I am grappeling with the depths to become Keva. I pray America will change it's course somehow. God works in mysterious ways so all will be Good. Shalom

  • Joel

    May G_d bless Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu and the State of Israel in these troubling times ahead. Righteousness will always triumph over evil. We have the promise in Revelation 2:10 that others do not have because of their chosen path of destruction over Life. G_d bless Israel and America forever!

    • G Velasquez

      You are right Joel ! BUT, as an American I fear our generation after the great generation (WWII generation) has failed our children and grandchildren to keep America as a God lead nation where it has been GOD, family, country in that order. Seems like it is all about "me, me, me" now….Abortion on demand, same sex marriage, free cell phones if you vote for me, socialism closer to becoming a reality in the USA now, with Islam lurking around the corner. I'm not all negative, just disappointed in my generation to do what it needed to do…I guess all that 60's pot smoking, drug induced stupors, flower child stuff just took over how people think…or in my opinion…NOT thinking…I am so sorry that America is not keeping Israel's back during this time of poor judgement by non-informed voters here in the USA.. May God bless and keep us all.

  • ben orr

    Caroline Glick is the antidote to Obama. Both went to the same schools-Columbia and Harvard, but parted paths thereafter, she to the IDF, Obama to become a community organizer. She is a first-class strategic thinker and writes with grace and precision. I never fail to read her column and to recommend it to all my friends and associates. But I wouldn’t write off the Americans so quickly. Someone once said that America couldn’t be destroyed because it was the embodiment of an eternal ideal. We are still experiencing growing pains. I’ve had the privilege to teach literature and writing to airmen and women at Eielson AFB in Fairbanks, Alaska. Two of my sons served in the infantry, two of them having done tours in the Middle East. I’ve felt the pulse of America and I can assure you that there is a lot of life still there. Just because we have been sold out at the top doesn’t mean the rest of us are following like bleating sheep.

  • Frank Livingston

    When will the world wake up to the vile Shariah/Islamic law Islamists, like the Muslim Brotherhood, CAIR, ISNA, MSA, and others form a global Caliphate and Obama is helping them with our tax dollars and military blood.
    His goal has never been to be just the president of the United States but a much grander title, a larger title in his mind and that is the UN Secretary-General. And, he is using the Muslim Brotherhood to accomplish it and our neutered RINO leadership/followership of the Republican Party is crawling in bed with them.
    Obama is using Cultural Marxism, a 1923 Marxist program started in Germany, moved to Columbia University in 1933 to avoid Hitler and then after the war, half returned to Frankfurt while the other half headed to Hollywood to make vile movies designed to destroy us. Go online and read Communist Goals 1963 – Congressional record or go to http://www.TheBlaze.com/TheProject and watch it. Down in the lower left corner to the webpage are three documents you need to look at to see how far the Muslim Brotherhood has gotten thus far.