Rabbi Michael LernerEditor of Tikkun magazine :
Absolutely yes. We at Tikkun had to buy a full page ad in the New York Times to make a point that should have been made by all the media: Obama's so-called courageous stand against Netanyahu about Iran was a figment of the media's going soft on Obama. The real story is that the man who had run against Hillary Clinton on the basis of his opposition (and her lack of it) to Bush's preemptive war against Iraq was now (that is, last week) accepting publicly the legitimacy of preemptive first strikes by Israel and by the U.S. and only disagreeing with Netanyahu on the timing of that attack (Obama wanting to wait till sanctions had been tried; Netanyahu arguing that the strikes should come much sooner). Nary a word from the media about Obama's double standard.
That's the second time the Rebbi's said something especially noteworthy. I need to pay more attention to him in Arena and also in terms of his own writing.
Meanwhile POLITICO reports, "Barack Obama probably can’t win if the 2012 election is strictly a referendum on Barack Obama."
It would be so wonderful if Barack wasn't re-elected. Then we could focus on things that matter again and not pretending like the Obamas are this wonderful family and looking the other way about the mustache on the oldest. You know what I'm saying, come on.
The emperor has no clothes on and his leaving the White House could force him to finally get dressed. The flasher could at last be sent back to Chicago.
Barack just ruins everything.
He's like a really cool sounding movie. Like the first time you'd heard the buzz on Iron Man, for example. Then you go into the theater, the lights go down, you're munching your popcorn and Gwyneth Paltrow's name crawls acrosss the screen and you mutter, "Oh, s**t." That's what seeing Barack's like.
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"