The left will say anything to win in 2012, even if it is verifiably false. The latest example comes from the attempts by the left to woo the Jewish vote, even after embracing a disastrous foreign policy that has left anti-Israel coalitions in charge of Egypt and threatening to take over Syria. Nancy Pelosi, when asked about the Jewish vote claimed that Republicans were exploiting them and that President Obama has “visited Israel over and over”. This, of course, is not true. In fact, as President, Obama has never visited Israel.
The administration has embraced a strategy of generally influencing public opinion. They have no policies to run on and facts are not on their side. However, they have written off both. Obama’s claims regarding Romney’s tenure at Bain Capital have been proven to be false. Yet, Obama continues to follow that line of attack with hopes that the negativity towards Romney will influence and control public sentiment.
Obama has also predictably tried to convince people that he is a tax cutter and Romney would increase taxes. This is laughable considering simply the taxes in Obamacare alone. Nevermind that Obama wants to raise taxes for people making over $200,000 by letting the Bush tax cuts expire, and the Democrat party has signaled they are ready to raise taxes across the board if that’s what it would take to get the tax hikes they want. Obama is running as a tax cutter because the tax hikes he has already passed don’t go into effect until next year. These include a poor tax on people who can’t afford health insurance.
Obama has fought furiously to backtrack and redo what he said about business owners not building their own businesses. He claims that his words were taken out of context and what he really meant is that he wants to help business owners build their businesses. Again, verifiably false but he says it anyway in order to influence public sentiment.
At times, Obama is even contradicting himself. After the Colorado shooting, Obama told the Urban League that he would leave no stone unturned in finding ways to prevent another incident like this and suggested “common sense” gun control measures. At the same time, fearing 2nd amendment supporters, the Whitehouse swore that they would not be pushing new gun control laws. Incidentally, the Democrats then attempted to stick gun control measures into a cyber security bill. Obama should take a lesson from John Kerry: pandering can backfire when both sides find out about it.
Pelosi and Obama are sure to discover this as they try to pander to Jewish voters while working on their anti-Israel base. It’s going to be difficult to keep playing both sides of the fence, especially when gestures like increasing funding to Israel right before Romney’s visit come across as merely political.