Op-Ed: Op-Ed Series on Obama: Part I
Arlene PeckArlene Peck, an internationally syndicated columnist and television talk show hostess ("WOW! It's Arlene Peck"), is a weekly commentator on ShalomTV and a guest commentator on the Middle East for radio station KABC. Listed as one of the 100 most influential Jewish women, Arlene has been featured in magazines such as Lifestyles, where she was described as "Politicallly Incorrect and Loving it."
I don't consider myself a Democrat. Nor am I a Republican. When it comes to political elections, I am an independent. And, when the next election comes around, I'm voting for the "other one."
Yet, for those Americans still in a self imposed trance of "Obama is the man and going to
The man was elected on personality, not policies.
bring change" attitude, I want to talk about 'buyer's remorse."
Our President compares the "suffering of the Palestinians" with the Nazi's murder of 6 million Jews during the Holocaust.
The Obama administration is systemically changing our culture. In fact, when I watched a recent television show, I saw a class of Kindergarten children reciting the phrases of their "leader" and it reminded me of Chinese children marching in lock-step for Mao when I was a child. Then it was considered brain washing. Is that the "change" he meant?
When anyone dares criticize the President, it's a race issue. The man was elected on personality, not policies. He also is a master speech maker and realized early the power of words.
The president with the good old wholesome American name of Barak Hussein Obama has created a government sub-culture of Czars who are not checked on or responsible to anyone. Now he has appointed two devout Muslims to sensitive positions, this after the “Allahu akbar” massacre at Fort Hood.
His men say they want to '"share the wealth." Have you noticed that they don't plan on giving up the ''perks" that they get from their job related health care policies in the House
The US was so dissatisfied at that time with the "same old, same old" it would have elected "Jack the Ripper."
This president came out of nowhere and ran on the wave of resentment created by Bush. The country was so dissatisfied at that time with the "same old, same old" it would have elected "Jack the Ripper."
And, that folks, is what we got. Even the Christian community seems concerned that Obama, while talking to the United Nations, spoke at length about the need for Israel to fulfill Palestinian claims and rights. He also used his favorite word "refugees" in hopes of "returning" millions of Arabs to the Jewish State.
When he awarded two of the most virulent anti-Israel and Jewish people today, Mary Robinson of Ireland and Desmond Tuto of South Africa, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, that was terrible, but Norway outdid that with the Noble Peace Prize. Once I took pride in the large number of Jews who joined this exclusive body of men. Then came Arafat and Jimmy Carter. Arafat left his legacy as being the "Father of Terrorism" and the damage he did will be felt for decades to come. Carter? Never a man of peace, but an anti-Semite who when he was governor of my state of Georgia, was the most incompetent in memory. Obama's entrance into this group completes my loss of faith in the value of this award.
Obama made the settlement freeze a condition for negotiations. His envoy just tried to prevent building in Gilo. However, the "conflict" in the Middle East isn't, nor has it ever been, about land. It's about the reality that none of the Arab states can bring themselves to state that they recognize the right of Israel to exist as a Jewish State.
Land is NOT the issue. It's obvious for those who might take the time to look at a map. Israel is a speck surrounded by twenty-hostile nations with huge land and oil reserves. Picture a pack of matches on a football field with Israel being the matchbook. Obama can’t admit that.
So for Obama to "sneak" in not only how Israel must give up more of it's "occupied" land, but also settle the "refugee" problem, is a major move against the Jewish state. Bibi managed to stand strong on that while Obama backed down. His comments on "refugees" means, "Lets move millions of displaced into the Jewish state."
What I can't understand or tolerate is how so many of my Jewish brethren in the USA
Obama is making little effort to hide his disdain for the Jews.
continue to have trust in this man or his policies. It does warm my heart to see that the ones who are actually in the Jewish State think the opposite.
Amazingly, like Ahmadenijad in Iran, Obama is making little effort to hide his disdain for the Jews. He gives out a Muslim holiday greeting while leaving the Jews in the cold. It is obvious that his roots and heritage and sympathies are Muslim.
In the recent "giveaways" another little known gift from Obama and Company has quietly, with little fan-fare, given three hundred million dollars of our tax payer money to "re-build" Gaza and its perpetual refugees from what he considers the war of aggression from Israel. So my question, while he's getting ready to pressure Israel to open the jails and let the the terrorists out to roam the streets, is why doesn't someone pressure the White House to tie that tainted money to the release of captured Gilat Shalit and gain his freedom?