Monday, May 23, 2011

Michael Cantor trumps Obama at AIPAC

Rep. Michael Cantor (R-PA), the House majority leader, appeared last night at AIPAC to follow on the speech by President Obama on Saturday.  Cantor’s remarks “received a huge ovation that far exceeded anything received by President Barack Obama, although a large part of AIPAC’s delegates are undoubtedly registered Democrats”.

Cantor didn’t call out the president by name, but he clearly was referring to his recently articulated policies on the Palestinian question (& previous statements leading up to them) when he said:
In order for us to win this great struggle, we must have the courage to see the world not as we wish it to be, but as it truly is. It is not morally equivalent when the offenses of terrorists are equated with the defenses of Israel.
It still bewilders me that so many Jewish voters would rather vote Democrat  (the second-largest bloc behind Blacks), despite the now clear direction that the party is taking in reference to the Jewish nation-state.   Perhaps we are finally seeing a trend away from that sense of self-loathing.

(H/T to Ron Radosh, Pajamas Media)

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