That smacking sound echoing from the halls of the White House this morning is the sound of President Obama receiving a response to his recent childish behavior toward Israel and its leader.
Despite the Democrats’ playground snub when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Congress, and despite the Obama-friendly media’s prediction of a close race and possible loss, Bibi pulled off a stunning victory in Israel’s elections yesterday.
The final count had the Likud Party winning 30 seats in the Knesset, with its nearest rival, the Zionist Union, winning 24. Israel’s is a coalition-style of government, so the victory means Netanyahu will remain as prime minister.
Obama can’t be happy to be shown up, yet again, by another world leader with more charisma, talent and intelligence than he has. Netanyahu, King Abdullah of Jordan, even the KGB master Vladimir Putin, have all demonstrated the manly art of leadership in the face of Obama’s pathetic fumbling and childish whining on the world stage.
When Obama was ready to go to war in Syria over alleged poison gas attacks, preparing to waste American lives and treasure for no clear gain, Putin resolved the international crisis with a single phone call.
While Obama was crowing about a handful of ineffective bombing runs against ISIS, King Abdullah retaliated to the burning alive of a Jordanian pilot by raining hell on the terrorists. While Obama was still clucking that ISIS isn’t Islamic, Abdullah didn’t care, vowing to Congress that “the only problem we’re going to have is running out of fuel and bullets.”
Then there was Netanyahu, who responded to an invitation from Speaker of the House John Boehner by coming to Washington and giving a thoughtful, impassioned and well reasoned speech. Meanwhile, Obama used the excuse of a minor breach of protocol to avoid attending, and Nancy Pelosi during the speech acted like a schoolgirl who couldn’t decide if she wanted to gossip with her friends or just really needed to use the bathroom.
A lot of anti-Israel rhetoric has been flying around lately, both in America and abroad. Much of it is a sign of how deeply Muslims have made inroads into Western culture. The Muslims and the world’s next generation of Nazis have commingled their respective poisons at this point to create a burgeoning global movement that, if the West and America in particular are not careful, could wind up making the Third Reich look like a warm-up act.
That is why it is a good thing for the world that Israel’s voters rejected the voices of those like Obama who favor a Chamberlainesque “peace for our time” and chose once again a strong leader.