Are all the Democratic leaders just gaffe-masters? At what point does the selling of Barack Obama to the pro-Israel community become just absurd and pathetic? Doesn't the absurdity in and of itself indicate their are serious and legitimate problems with his views on Israel?
Sharon knew how to make deals with enemies. But he also knew how to defend his people, how to fight a war.
Barack Obama could not even fight the corrupt political machine of Chicago; he could not even dissuade his Pastor from stopping the anti-American rhetoric or the claims that whites created AIDS to kill blacks.
The chairman of the Democratic National Committee compared Barack Obama to Ariel Sharon.
“Much as the United States needs the strong leadership Barack Obama gives us, Ariel Sharon turned out to be a strong leader,” Howard Dean said during a speech to the National Jewish Democratic Council on Wednesday.
Recalling a trip he took to the Jewish state just after Israel had pulled out of Gaza, Dean said: “In Israel and America, strong leaders make peace. Only leaders who have the confidence to do what's right, to make concessions if necessary” and “only leaders with strong self-confidence can do the things that need to be done.”
Dean also criticized the Republican Jewish Coalition's anti-Obama literature, calling it “despicable stuff” and telling the crowd that “you are the folks that can counteract” what he called “hate-based propaganda.”
Much of Dean's speech was devoted to making the argument that the proper home for Jewish voters is the Democratic Party. He said the “core of the relationship” between Democrats and Jews goes beyond just support for Israel to shared “humanitarian values.”