I’ve noted the anti-Semitic themes and canards on which President Obama has unsubtly drawn in promoting the deal with Iran. He’s injected anti-Semitism into the mainstream of the Democratic Party. He hasn’t been reticent and he’s hardly been called on it. He is a true believer with a true believer’s lack of scruples or other inhibitions.
Despite its liberalism and its Democratic tilt, the organized Jewish community has to a substantial extent come out against Obama’s Iran deal. AIPAC is lobbying against it. The Anti-Defamation League has come out against it. The American Jewish Committee has come out against it. The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations has come out against it. To say the least, opposing Obama does not come naturally to these organizations.
I should think that the opposition of these groups is little more than an inconvenience to Obama, yet that’s not how he’s treating it. He’s treating it as though it matters. He’s treating it as though it is an offense to him personally. He’s treating it as though he doesn’t care about the damage he’s doing. Who ya gonna call?
You’re gonna call someone who can pit blacks against Jews. You’re gonna call Al Sharpton. The Hill’s Mark Hensch reports:
Rev. Al Sharpton will push America’s black churches to lobby in favor of the Iran nuclear deal, a new report says.
Sharpton is launching his push backing President Obama’s pact with Tehran this weekend, according to The Huffington Post.
“I am calling on ministers in black churches nationwide to go to their pulpits Sunday and have their parishioners call their senators and congressmen to vote yes on the Iran nuclear plan,” he said Friday.
“We have a disproportionate interest, being that if there is a war, our community is always disproportionately part of the armed services, and that a lot of the debate is by people who will not have family members who will be at risk,” Sharpton added.
He also argued Friday that his efforts would counter a coordinated national effort against Obama’s historic diplomatic achievement.
“There needs to be a balance in this,” he said. “Clearly lobbyists and others like AIPAC are pushing on their side, and there needs to be an organized effort on the other side.”
“A lot of Democrats, I think, should have to consider how their voters will feel in their base vote,” the reverend added.
As for me, I’m gonna call NR’s Jay Nordlinger. Jay has been a student of Al Sharpton and his works since his 2000 NR profile “Al Sharpton: Power Dem.”
Glenn Reynolds links to, and briefly comments on, the Hill story here. Our friend Richard Samuelson drew my attention to Glenn’s post and the implications of Sharpton’s mission.
UPDATE: In response to my call for emergency assistance, Jay Nordlinger provides a quick response addressed to the substance of Sharpton’s mission.