News reports show all of the leading presidential republican candidates and a growning number of House GOP Representatives are Zionistis; the next presidential election will be awarded to Christian Zionist as Sherwood Ross writes Obama’s Re-election Chances May be Fading.
Tuesday’s September 13, 2011 Republican upset in New York’s Ninth Congressional District is a sign of bad things to come for Mr. Obama, the New York Times reports in article Policies Toward Isral May Hurt Democrats. The Republicans narrative is that Mr. Obama is hostile to Israel. Mr. Obama tends to blame Israel and the Palestinians equally for the impasse in the Middle East, an equivalence many Jewish voters find objectionable. Republican groups are determined to make Israel a wedge issue.
Michele Bachmann sees a divine mandate to support Israel. “We believe very strongly that nations also receive blessings as they bless Israel,” Bachmann said. In 2010 she warned that “if we reject Israel, then there is a curse that comes into play.”
Mitt Romney is critical of Obama. “President Obama has thrown Israel under the bus,” he said. “He has disrespected Israel and undermined its ability to negotiate peace. He has also violated a first principle of American foreign policy, which is to stand firm by our friends.”
According to Wikipedia, Rick Perry, while visiting Israel, in an interview with Abe Selig of the Jerusalem Post, on August 13, 2000, in article Texas Gov. Compares Gaza To Mexico … Masada To The Alamo”, stated “I’m a big believer that this country was given to the people of Israel a long time ago, by God, and that’s ordained.”
Richard A. Oppel in NYT print edition reports Taking On Rivals, Perry Trumpets Support For Israel and reports Perry Backs Full Israeli Control Over Jerusalem.
The NYT reports House G.O.P. Tightens Its Bond With Netanyahu
Financial Times reprts Palestinian Move Hits Obama Vote Base. At a time when Mr Obama is sweating on every vote he can muster for the 2012 poll, the Palestinian push for statehood is playing into the Republican narrative that he has let Israel and the US Jewish community down. A sliver of the electorate, making up a little under 3 per cent of voters, the Jewish community is nonetheless pivotal in the swing states of Florida and Ohio, and also important for fundraising.