|President Obama demanding that Israel return to 1967 borders|
First, he publicly and loudly affirmed his support for a Palestinian state, even going so far as to state that Israel should return to their pre 1967 borders!
As would be expected, this had the effect of encouraging the Palestinians to seek their own separate state, even if it meant getting one via a UN Mandate.
Then, he discovered he was rapidly losing support from liberal Jewish voters at home.
This is an ethnic voting block that overwhelmingly votes for Democrats, and supplies a disproportionate number of campaign workers and campaign contributions to Democrats. In the last election President Obama got 78% of the Jewish vote. Jews are the second most reliable Democrat voters, after African-Americans. This is significant because Jewish voters are concentrated in five states with high electoral college numbers (NY, NJ, PA, FL and IL).
A full blown panic set in when the Democrats lost Anthony Weiner's seat in NYC, a seat they had held continuously since 1920. It was starting to look like President Obama was losing his support among Jewish voters, and these are votes he will desperately need if next year's election is as close and competitive as most people think it will be.
Now, he has painted himself into a corner, and he had to order his Ambassador to the UN, Susan Rice, to veto any UN resolution that might create an actual Palestinian State, in order to salvage the Jewish.
|Barack Obama, pretending he respects Jews|
We can probably expect another round of oil price hikes when President Obama blocks the very same Palestinian State that he proposed!
Either we end up offending an ally, or we end up offending a major oil supplier. The term "Hobson's Choice" may have to be renamed "Obama's Choice" for use whenever we describe a no win situation.
This is exactly what happens when you put amateurs in charge. Barack Hussein Obama has created his own mess.
Lets see if he blames it on Bush... or the Japanese earthquake this time....