Via Ben Shapiro, this broke yesterday but is still too good to pass up. Coming from a guy who, for 20 years, sat in a church run by the anti-Semite pastor Jeremiah Wright, this is incomprehensible.
On Tuesday, former Obama advisor David Axelrod informed an Israeli television channel that President Obama considers himself “the closet thing to a Jew that has ever sat in this office.” Obama’s deep and abiding connection to Jewish identity is obviously rooted in his ethnic background, connected to Jews via (?); his ideological ties to Jews, such as (?); and a profound connection with the state of Israel as evidenced by (?).
In actuality, Obama is about as Jewish as George Wallace was black.
But Obama spouted this drivel in order to whine about his treatment at the hands of commentators who, not having undergone full frontal lobotomies, can identify his animus for the Jewish state. “You know,” he allegedly told Axelrod, “I think I am the closest thing to a Jew that has ever sat in this office. For people to say that I am anti-Israel, or, even worse, anti-Semitic, it hurts.”
On the same day that President Obama’s former top advisor announced that Obama’s rabbinic degree could be expected in the mail any moment, he threatened Israel with abandonment at the United Nations. Obama then said that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s realistic assessment of the status of negotiations – Netanyahu said there could be no deal to create a Palestinian state with the current leadership of the Palestinian Arabs – created a threat to the “credibility” of Israel.
This is one of those times when words escape me, although I will posit a theory: Obama’s trying to outdo Biden and Pelosi in the “saying goofy things” competition that’s being waged in the Democrat Party. It’ll only take a couple more bizarre statements like this and those two will have to start looking over their shoulders. The big question then becomes “how will they react to the competition?” I can’t wait to find out.
Anyway… Last night on Fox News, Charles Krauthammer struggled mightily to figure out just what it is that Obama’s talking about.