Super-Mandate 2014

Dr. Joseph Frager,

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Dr. Joseph Frager
The writer is a leading American pro-Israel activist who sponsors and coordinates many Zionist events. He is clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Gastroenterology & Liver Diseases) at the Einstein School of Medicine as well as a practicing physician.

The Republican Tsunami that took place on Nov.4th is not just a Mandate against the Policies of President Obama (the President himself said that the election would be a referendum on his Policies) but a Super-Mandate against not just the President's Policies but the President himself and the way he conducts business.

The Spin by the President,his allies in the Media, and his supporters, is that the Election was not a Mandate against the President or his Policies but against Gridlock in Washington. These are the very same Spin-Doctors at work who never saw reality from the get-go. Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Chuck Schumer both declared that the Senate would remain in the hands of the Democrats. The New York Times declared on its front page that the majority of the Senate would be decided by two Run-off Elections-one in Louisiana and one in Georgia.

They were right about a Run-off Election in Louisiana but wrong about the whole Election and the Tsunami that was coming. AS Apologists for the President they had no idea the degree of resentment, the anger, and the frustration the American People were manifesting. One could call it a Pendulum Swing but in reality it was the American People speaking loud and clear. The American People have lost trust in the President. His obfuscations, his hiding facts, his dictatorial style all brought the American People to the Polls against him. His mishandling of the Ebola Crisis was the straw that broke the camel's back. His Foreign Policy Blunders including his miscalculations of the ISIS threat added fuel to the fire.

His rush and push to make a Bad Deal with Iran even though "conveniently" postponed till after the Election is causing a great deal of fear and trepidation among the American People. North Korea's advance to the point of fitting a Nuclear Bomb on an ICBM which can reach the United States is also worrying people. With the security of America being threatened more than ever, the President's downsizing of America's Armed Forces also made the American People more afraid than ever. It did not help that the President continued to treat America's only reliable,consistent and friendly Ally in the Middle East, namely the State  of Israel, with disdain, with insults, and with foul language.

The maltreatment and lack of respect for Prime Minister Netanyahu by President Obama upset the Electorate. Israel as an Election Issue never assumed the importance that it did in this Election. Israel became one of the top Five Issues that mobilized the American People. The other four included: Ebola, ISIS, Terrorism, and the Economy. Israel became central to this Election and will no doubt remain so going into the Election of 2016. Although some Democrats have been very supportive of Israel, the President has treated Israel worse than any other President in American History.

This was not lost on the American People. If the President does not want to read the Mandate of 2014 this way then he will cause a mutiny in his own Party and guarantee that the next President will be a Republican.