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The Jews overwhelmingly supported former President Barack Obama, a Democrat and anti-America, anti-Israel anti-Semite.

The Jews overwhelmingly supported President Joseph Biden, a Democrat long known as a corrupt bigot willing to sell out the American people to our enemies.

The Jews overwhelmingly condemned former President Donald Trump, a Republican with an orthodox Jewish daughter, son-in-law, and grandchildren. The man who ignored the anti-Semites in the State Department to move our Embassy to Jerusalem. The man who ignored the anti-Semites and brought a measure of peace to the Middle East with his Abraham Accords. A man who defunded aid to terrorists and terrorist sympathizers and held Iran, a known state sponsor of anti-Jew terrorism in the world, in check.

And now, after one of the most horrific terrorist attacks against Jews and the largest loss of life in Israel’s history, we find the Democrat Party riddled with anti-Semites who refuse to vote for a resolution that would’ve backed Israel and condemned the militant group Hamas’ attack against Israel on October 7th.

H.Res.771 - Standing with Israel as it defends itself against the barbaric war launched by Hamas and other terrorists.


Standing with Israel as it defends itself against the barbaric war launched by Hamas and other terrorists.

Whereas on October 7th, 2023, Hamas terrorists launched a massive, unprovoked war on Israel by air, land, and sea, including firing thousands of rockets;

Whereas this heinous assault took place just after the 50th anniversary of the start of the multi-front 1973 Yom Kippur War against Israel;

Whereas Hamas terrorists crossed the land border and began slaughtering Israelis and abducting hostages in towns in southern Israel, including children and the elderly;

Whereas since October 7th, 2023, Hamas launched over 4,500 rockets into southern and central Israel;

Whereas since October 7th, 2023, Hamas terrorists have killed over 900 Israelis and injured more than 2,600 others;

Whereas at least 11 United States citizens in Israel are among those killed by Hamas since October 7th, 2023;

Whereas since October 7th, 2023, Hamas is directly responsible for the deaths of hundreds of Palestinians;

Whereas the expansion of this war to other fronts by Hezbollah, Iran, or others would create an even more devastating regional catastrophe;

Whereas Hamas is a United States-designated Foreign Terrorist Organization;

Whereas Iran has long provided support to Hamas and other terrorist groups and proxies, and prior United States Government unclassified assessments indicated that, Iran has historically provided up to $100 million annually in combined support to Palestinian terrorist groups, including Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command;

Whereas Hamas used rudimentary, civilian equipment, such as bulldozers, paragliders, and rubber boats in its assault on Israel, demonstrating the importance of fully enforcing tight controls on what materials go into the Gaza Strip, including through thorough vetting of assistance;

Whereas under the 2016 U.S.-Israel Memorandum of Understanding, the United States pledged to provide Israel $3.3 billion per year in Foreign Military Financing Program assistance and $500 million per year in missile defense for 10 years, which Congress has appropriated annually;

Whereas section 1273 of the William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 authorized not less than $3.3 billion in Foreign Military Financing Program assistance for Israel for each of the fiscal years 2021 through 2028, in accordance with the 2016 U.S.-Israel Memorandum of Understanding;

Whereas Congress has responded with additional appropriations beyond the terms of the 2016 U.S.-Israel Memorandum of Understanding as needed, including in March 2022 when Congress appropriated an additional $1 billion for Iron Dome defense system after the May 2021 conflict in which Hamas launched more than 4,400 rockets at Israel; and

Whereas Israel is a major non-NATO ally and Major Strategic Partner of the United States: Now, therefore, be it

That the House of Representatives—

  1. stands with Israel as it defends itself against the barbaric war launched by Hamas and other terrorists;
  2. reaffirms Israel’s right to self-defense;
  3. condemns Hamas’ brutal war against Israel;
  4. calls on all countries to unequivocally condemn Hamas’ brutal war against Israel;
  5. calls on Hamas to immediately cease these violent attacks and safely release all living hostages and return the bodies of deceased hostages;
  6. mourns the over 900 Israelis and 11 Americans killed and over 2,600 others wounded in Hamas’ unprovoked attack on Israel;
  7. reaffirms the United States’ commitment to Israel’s security, including through security assistance in accordance with the 2016 U.S.-Israel Memorandum of Understanding;
  8. urges full enforcement of the Taylor Force Act (title X of division S of Public Law 115–141; 132 Stat. 1143) and other restrictions in United States law to prevent United States foreign assistance from benefiting terrorists, directly or indirectly;
  9. condemns Iran’s support for terrorist groups and proxies, including Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad;
  10. urges full enforcement of United States sanctions against Iran to prevent Iran’s funding of terrorist groups, including Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad; and
  11. stands ready to assist Israel with emergency resupply and other security, diplomatic, and intelligence support.

It should come as no surprise that nine Democrats voted against the measure.

  • Rashida Tlaib (Michigan)
  • Cori Bush (Missouri)
  • Jamaal Bowman (New York)
  • Andre Carson (Indiana)
  • Al Green (Texas)
  • Summer Lee (Pennsylvania)
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (New York)
  • Ilhan Omar (Minnesota)
  • Delia Ramirez (Illinois)

And that six Democrats voted “Present.”

  • Gregorio Casar (Texas)
  • Joaquin Castro (Texas)
  • Jesús "Chuy" García (Illinois)
  • Pramila  Jayapal (Washington)
  • Ayanna Pressley (Massachusetts)
  • Nydia Velázquez (New York)

The sole Republican to vote against the measure was Thomas Massie (Kentucky), an anti-interventionist like Kentucky Senator Rand Paul.

I condemn the barbaric attack on Israel and I affirm Israel’s right to defend itself.

However, I will not be voting for House Resolution 771 today because: 1) It calls for sanctions on a sovereign country. Sanctions are a prelude to war and hurt the citizens of the country more than the government of the country that’s being sanctioned. And ultimately, sanctions create laws that will be used to prosecute American citizens (who engage in trade), not citizens of the sanctioned country. In short, sanctions do not achieve their stated purposes but do breed resentment of our country abroad. 2) It asserts the necessity of foreign aid commitments which I have voted against. Our country is going bankrupt and we can’t afford to borrow money to send overseas, yet this resolution states that we should. 3) It contains an open-ended promise of military support that is so broad that it could be interpreted to commit US soldiers to the conflict. US troops should not be engaged in this conflict. 4) It tends to broaden the conflict to other countries when it would be better to keep the war contained geographically. <Source>

Bottom line…

Modern-day terrorist sympathizers who highlight the moral bankruptcy of the Democrat Party.

Wake up!

The Democrat Party is both anti-America and anti-Israel.

We are so screwed.

-- Steve

“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



Let us recall that while former President Barack Obama’s history is sketchy and not well documented, we know for a fact that Obama’s decades-long spiritual mentor was the virulent and militant anti-America, anti-Semitic, black separatist Reverend Jeremiah Wright, who preached hate at the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago. Likewise, Obama was known to have a strong relationship with another virulent anti-Semite, Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam, a militant black separatist group. Obama’s inner circle members, such as CIA Director John Brennan and others, were openly pro-Islam and anti-Israel.

Therefore, what Obama says is deeply tainted…

Obama-hdrThoughts on Israel and Gaza

It’s been 17 days since Hamas launched its horrific attack against Israel, killing over 1,400 Israeli citizens, including defenseless women, children and the elderly. In the aftermath of such unspeakable brutality, the U.S. government and the American people have shared in the grief of families, prayed for the return of loved ones, and rightly declared solidarity with the Israeli people.

As I stated in an earlier post, Israel has a right to defend its citizens against such wanton violence, and I fully support President Biden’s call for the United States to support our long-time ally in going after Hamas, dismantling its military capabilities, and facilitating the safe return of hundreds of hostages to their families.

[OCS: After the perfunctory paragraphs condemning terror, comes the BIG “BUT…”  Notice he did not call for the destruction of Hamas – so it appears leaving the terrorists in charge of Gaza seems to be acceptable. Considering it would only be a matter of time before they strike again, this is an unacceptable option.]

But even as we support Israel, we should also be clear that how Israel prosecutes this fight against Hamas matters. In particular, it matters — as President Biden has repeatedly emphasized — that Israel’s military strategy abides by international law, including those laws that seek to avoid, to every extent possible, the death or suffering of civilian populations. Upholding these values is important for its own sake — because it is morally just and reflects our belief in the inherent value of every human life. Upholding these values is also vital for building alliances and shaping international opinion — all of which are critical for Israel’s long-term security.

[OCS: Israel has always abided by the international laws of war and bends over backward to protect civilian lives.

However, the onus is not on Israel to protect Gazans – it is on Hamas to cease using human hostages as shields, placing their weapons next to private homes, schools, hospitals, and Mosques, and not continuing to claim that Hamas fighters are innocent civilians caught in the middle.

It is up to Hamas to allow the civilian population to move toward safety, discontinue the indiscriminate firing of rockets into Israel’s civilian population, and cease promoting acts of terrorism that produce reprisals designed to degrade the Hamas terror machine.

If Obama were a serious individual, he would note that the first priority of Israel and the international community is the immediate destruction of Hamas, a terror group and one of the largest human rights violators in the world.]

This is an enormously difficult task. War is always tragic, and even the most carefully planned military operations often put civilians at risk. As President Biden noted during his recent visit to Israel, America itself has at times fallen short of our higher values when engaged in war, and in the aftermath of 9/11, the U.S. government wasn’t interested in heeding the advice of even our allies when it came to the steps we took to protect ourselves against Al Qaeda. Now, after the systematic massacre of Israeli citizens, a massacre that evokes some of the darkest memories of persecution against the Jewish people, it’s understandable that many Israelis have demanded that their government do whatever it takes to root out Hamas and make sure such attacks never happen again. Moreover, Hamas’ military operations are deeply embedded within Gaza — and its leadership seems to intentionally hide among civilians, thereby endangering the very people they claim to represent.

[OCS: Again, Obama disparages America while stating a self-evident truth. As if that gives him cover and the moral authority to lecture Israel.]

Still, the world is watching closely as events in the region unfold, and any Israeli military strategy that ignores the human costs could ultimately backfire. Already, thousands of Palestinians have been killed in the bombing of Gaza, many of them children. Hundreds of thousands have been forced from their homes. The Israeli government’s decision to cut off food, water and electricity to a captive civilian population threatens not only to worsen a growing humanitarian crisis; it could further harden Palestinian attitudes for generations, erode global support for Israel, play into the hands of Israel’s enemies, and undermine long term efforts to achieve peace and stability in the region.

[OCS: Another big but – the world is watching, so if you pursue Hamas to its death, it’s now Israel’s fault for civilian casualties. As we saw with the accidental Hamas attack on its own hospital, you cannot trust the number of people killed and injured because they deliberately lie – and include dead terrorists in the count. I

If there is a humanitarian crisis, it has long been in the making by the Hamas leadership who pockets humanitarian aid and lives in luxury outside Gaza in Qatar and elsewhere.

Even nearby Islamic nations, specifically Egypt and Jordan, have closed their borders to Palestinian asylum seekers, thus increasing Gaza's pressure-cooker atmosphere. You can’t further harden Palestinian attitudes – they already want Jews dead and Israel gone!]

It’s therefore important that those of us supporting Israel in its time of need encourage a strategy that can incapacitate Hamas while minimizing further civilian casualties. Israel’s recent shift to allow relief trucks into Gaza, prompted in part by the Biden administration’s behind-the-scenes diplomacy, is an encouraging step, but we need to continue to lead the international community in accelerating critical aid and supplies to an increasingly desperate Gaza population. And while the prospects of future peace may seem more distant than ever, we should call on all of the key actors in the region to engage with those Palestinian leaders and organizations that recognize Israel’s right to exist to begin articulating a viable pathway for Palestinians to achieve their legitimate aspirations for self-determination — because that is the best and perhaps only way to achieve the lasting peace and security most Israeli and Palestinian families yearn for.
Finally, in dealing with what is an extraordinarily complex situation where so many people are in pain and passions are understandably running high, all of us need to do our best to put our best values, rather than our worst fears, on display.

[OCS: Critical aid and humanitarian aid always flow to Hamas fighters who use any lull in the fighting to re-group and re-arm. The Hamas Charter demands the destruction of Israel, and the Arabs have rejected a two-state solution since the legitimate formation and recognition of Israel. Both Gaza and the West Bank already have self-determination and have chosen terrorist regimes to represent their people.]

That means actively opposing anti-Semitism in all its forms, everywhere. It means rejecting efforts to minimize the terrible tragedy that the Israeli people have just endured, as well as the morally-bankrupt suggestion that any cause can somehow justify the deliberate slaughter of innocent people.

[OCS: Wink-wink, nod-nod. No! There is no moral equivalence here. Some causes, like self-defense, justify the accidental killing of civilians – especially if they are being used as human shields. This was not a concern in WWII or later in Iraq.]

It means rejecting anti-Muslim, anti-Arab or anti-Palestinian sentiment. It means refusing to lump all Palestinians with Hamas or other terrorist groups. It means guarding against dehumanizing language towards the people of Gaza, or downplaying Palestinian suffering — whether in Gaza or the West Bank — as irrelevant or illegitimate.

[OCS: There can be no legal or moral defense of a terrorist state whose citizens have overwhelmingly voted to support Hamas and terrorism – Many openly and publicly celebrated the slaughter in Israel or participated in stepping over mutilated bodies to loot Israeli homes. ]

It means recognizing that Israel has every right to exist; that the Jewish people have claim to a secure homeland where they have ancient historical roots; and that there have been instances in which previous Israeli governments made meaningful efforts to resolve the dispute and provide a path for a two-state solution — efforts that were ultimately rebuffed by the other side.

It means acknowledging that Palestinians have also lived in disputed territories for generations; that many of them were not only displaced when Israel was formed but continue to be forcibly displaced by a settler movement that too often has received tacit or explicit support from the Israeli government; that Palestinian leaders who’ve been willing to make concessions for a two-state solution have too often had little to show for their efforts; and that it is possible for people of good will to champion Palestinian rights and oppose certain Israeli government policies in the West Bank and Gaza without being anti-Semitic.

[OCS: The land was historically inhabited by the Jewish people and nomadic Arabs. It is not possible for people of goodwill to champion Palestinian rights and oppose certain Israeli government policies in the West Bank and Gaza without being anti-Semitic. Primarily because Israel does not govern the West Bank or Gaza – and any border protection or goods embargo from the Israeli side is self-protective.]

Perhaps most of all, it means we should choose not to always assume the worst in those with whom we disagree. In an age of constant rancor, trolling and misinformation on social media, at a time when so many politicians and attention seekers see an advantage in shedding heat rather than light, it may be unrealistic to expect respectful dialogue on any issue — much less on an issue with such high stakes and after so much blood has been spilled. But if we care about keeping open the possibility of peace, security and dignity for future generations of Israeli and Palestinian children — as well as for our own children — then it falls upon all of us to at least make the effort to model, in our own words and actions, the kind of world we want them to inherit.

[OCS: Bullshit! You do not accept or negotiate with evil.

As for Palestinian children, when will their parents and educators stop teaching Jew-hatred and victimhood? When will the Palestinians reject terrorism and set about building out their territories?

Unlike Israel, who built communities in the desert, the Palestinians destroy much of what they touch. As for  constant rancor, trolling, and misinformation on social media, that is a product of the Palestinian propagandists and the progressive communist democrat media.]

Here are links to some useful perspectives and background on the conflict:

[OCS: Cherry-picked “Israel is to blame” screeds from hand-picked acolytes of Barack Obama and progressive communist democrats.]

Israel Is About to Make a Terrible Mistake by Thomas L. Friedman

‘I Love You. I Am Sorry’: One Jew, One Muslim and a Friendship Tested by War by Kurt Streeter

A Timeline of Israel and Palestine’s Complicated History by Nicole Narea

Gaza: The Cost of Escalation by Ben Rhodes


Bottom line…

There is no moral equivalency or complexity here. The Palestinians have brought the wrath of God upon their land. If the Palestinians lay down their arms, there will be peace. Please show me the Palestinian leaders who wanted a two-state solution while affirming Israel’s right to exist.

If anyone was ejected from Gaza, it was 8,000 Jews from 21 communities who were forced to leave their homes in 2005 to allow Gaza to be a Jew-free state.

Obama is the proximate cause of most of the racial animosity in the nation, the disintegrating American alliances with other nations, a disastrous foreign policy, and the criminal grifts of Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden – all of which occurred on his watch.

Obama was the Manchurian candidate, a puppet of a foreign communist ideology.

We are so screwed.

-- Steve

“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS