In New Memoir, Obama Accuses Netanyahu of Engaging in ‘Orchestrated’ Push Against His Administration
It's the Jews! It's always the Jews! Whatever failures you have in your life, it's the fault of the Jews. Or Israel. Or Netanyahu. But it's never your fault - if you are one of those individuals who can't take responsibility for your own failures.
Obama said that he was the subject of a “whisper campaign” that sought to portray him as “insufficiently supportive — or even hostile toward — Israel” during the 2008 presidential race.
Of course, AIPAC too, was guilty of not showing enough support.
“On Election Day, I’d end up getting more than 70 percent of the Jewish vote, but as far as many AIPAC board members were concerned, I remained suspect, a man of divided loyalties; someone whose support for Israel, as one of [campaign manager David Axelrod’s] friends colorfully put it, wasn’t ‘felt in his kishkes’ — ‘guts,’ in Yiddish,” Obama wrote.
But in the end, it's the Jews.
He lamented that politicians who “criticized Israel policy too loudly risked being tagged as ‘anti-Israel’ (and possibly antisemitic) and [were] confronted with a well-funded opponent in the next election.”
Because Jews are in control, right? Even though Obama received over 70% of the Jewish vote, it wasn't enough. The fact that some Jews were not in his corner, especially when it came to his alleged support for Israel, has kept Obama's hostility alive. Obama has joined anti-Semites on the Right and on the Left in his false claim of critics of Israel being labeled as anti-Semites.
Recommended reading: ALLY, by Michael B. Oren. Oren was Israel's ambassador to the United States during Obama's presidency. He was there for Netanayu's meetings with Obama. Since he no longer has to be "diplomatic," he is able to tell the story of Israel and the United States under Obama's presidency as they faced the issues of the day.
Obama is still carrying a grudge.