Monday, October 30, 2023

Biden's "Israel Problem"

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President Biden loves to tell all who will listen about how he has been in public office for over "50 years." Thus implying that his political expertise is superior to all who would dare try to evict him from office---whether by election or otherwise.

Clearly, biblical morality has not been Biden's guiding light even though he has self-identified as a deeply devout Catholic.

Many leaders in his church have publicly denounced his lack of "devotion" while using his office to push everything from so-called "same-sex marriage" to rebranding abortion as "women's health care," to advocating for the despicable practice of public education indoctrinating little children causing them to question their gender and sex at birth, to supporting medical procedures that sexually mutilate their bodies---causing permanent and irreversible damage physically, with lingering emotional damage. 

Then, Hamas terrorists attack Israel killing innocent babies, young adults, and the elderly indiscriminately, shooting them, stabbing them, raping them, and beheading them.

The world reacts, so President Biden makes a series of statements in support of Israel. 

Now Democratic Rep. Pramila Jayapal of Washington State has issued a warning to President Biden over his response to the Israel-Hamas war.

Be informed, not misled.

During an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” the progressive “squad” member spoke about how the conflict could affect Biden's 2024 reelection chances. 

While emphasizing that she has supported Biden on numerous domestic policy issues, she said he may be “challenged to explain an issue of this moral significance to the American people.” 

"The American people are actually quite far away from where the president and even the majority of Congress has been on Israel and Gaza,” she argued. 

“[Americans] support the right for Israel to defend itself and to exist, but they do not support a war crime exchanged for another war crime, and I think the president has to be careful about that,” Jayapal continued. “I would call on bring us to a higher place.”

A higher place?  Joe Biden?

Jayapal may be in sync with her cohorts in downtown Seattle but she is clueless as to what a majority of the rest of the country believes about the attack on Israel.

She has said, "I feel like young people, more than anyone in the country, always have their moral compass on perfectly straight."

Here's a look at how our country really feels about the terrorist attack on Israel.

Public opinion.

Polling shows that Americans not only support Israel but also many of the countermeasures they're taking in the wake of the brutal Oct. 7 attack by Hamas.

 A YouGov/The Economist survey from Oct. 14-17 found that only 18 percent of Americans thought the Israeli government’s response has been too harsh; 32 percent thought it was about right, and 22 percent thought it was not harsh enough---at least 54% support Israel's response.

In a Quinnipiac University National Poll, voters (76 to 17 percent) think supporting Israel is in the national interest of the United States.

  • Republicans (84 - 12 percent), Democrats (76 - 17 percent), and independents (74 - 19 percent) think supporting Israel is in the national interest of the United States.
  • Voters (64 - 28 percent) approve of the United States sending weapons and military equipment to Israel in response to the Hamas terrorist attack.
  • Republicans (79 - 19 percent), Democrats (59 - 29 percent), and independents (61 - 32 percent) approve of the United States sending weapons and military equipment to Israel. 

It should be noted that voters 18 - 34 years old disapprove (51 - 39 percent) of the United States sending weapons and military equipment to Israel in response to the Hamas terrorist attack.

This is a direct result of this generation being indoctrinated on a number of moral issues to embrace the relativistic far Left---mostly Marxist worldview.

Legitimate polling shows otherwise.

These are generally the folks who turn out in mass for the demonstrations you see on television, which gives the impression that a majority support Hamas, not Israel. 

This same minority group is already calling for a "cease-fire." Those are the voices that Rep. Jayapal is attuned to because it reflects her own worldview.

 In conclusion, the Quinnipiac University Pollster says this:

"With young voters the exception, there is overwhelming support for making sure Israel has the arms it needs. Which side is to blame for the spiraling crisis? No ambivalence is Hamas, say, registered voters, who deeply worry the conflict could metastasize and consume the Middle East."

Jayapal's concern.

Rep. Jayapal has been "one of President Biden's biggest supporters."

However, she worries that his response to Israel will cost him support from Arab and Muslim voters. "I am certainly concerned about his approach."

Will he cave regarding his public support for Israel? 

I have not seen a moral challenge in which he did not cave.


Michelle Obama has said, "I have learned that as long as I hold fast to my beliefs and values - and follow my own moral compass - then the only expectations I need to live up to are my own."

That is the creed of the Leftist, so-called "progressive." The only belief system that matters is what I believe, they say. There is nothing or no one higher than me.

That's the problem. If our values structure and belief system---worldview--is based on nothing more than our own independent, usually transitory beliefs---we have nothing. We are lost at sea without a rudder. It is written that without a King, everyone does what is right in his own eyes.

Thomas Jefferson said, "In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock."  

Today's political theater is mostly style. Principle? Not so much.

Unfortunately, today's politicians mostly swim with the current.

There are exceptions. We must discern who they are before the coming transformational national presidential election.

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Engaged. Be Prayerful.