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That Obama is more hostile to Israel than was Bush, is at this point, beside the point

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Submitted by Steve Klein (United States), May 17, 2009 at 12:46

Dr. Pipes is correct, "Republican support for Israel exceeds Democratic support....(Barack Hussein) Obama comes out of the Democratic party's intensely anti-Zionist left wing," etc..

Unfortunately this is nearly meaningless in political terms. Republican President George W. Bush fundamentally changed the political landscape when he announced his "vision" for a Muslim-terror state in Israel, early October 2001; when he codified it in our national Republican party platform, August 2004.

The Republican party's expressed vision or goal for the dissolution of Israel, espoused in its national party platform, differs little if any from the Democratic party's vision. As with the American Federalist party in the early nineteenth century, the Republican party "no longer provides a realistic alternative government." What sealed the doom of the Federalists (according to the historian) was a failure to develop a nationwide coherence which distinguished them from the Democratic-Republican party, later the Democratic party of President Andrew Jackson. If we can learn any lesson from our history, this failure may likewise seal the doom of today's Republican party; rendering the GOP incapable of organizing an effective national opposition to the Democrats. Time will tell.

See Daniel Walker Howe: "What Hath God Wrought.".

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