If Democrats Could Only Practice What They Preach

In its  ”Notable & Quotable” feature on July 25, the Wall Street Journal quoted an excerpt from a New Republic article that quotes Secretary of State John Kerry (recall, he fought in Vietnam) lecturing to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

“When I fought in Vietnam, I used to look at the faces of the local population and the looks they gave us. I’ll never forget it. It gave me clarity that we saw the situation in completely different ways.”

“This isn’t Vietnam!” Netanyahu shouted. “No one understands Israel but Israel.”

Kerry tried explaining himself again: “No one is saying it’s Vietnam. But I’ve been coming here for thirty years, and I’m telling you, what’s building up in the Palestinians has only gotten worse. I’ve seen it. It doesn’t matter if it’s right or wrong; it just is. It can’t be solved if you can’t see it how they see it.”

Too bad the Democrats can’t regard Republicans with the same sensitivity they demand of Israelis regarding the Palestinians.

Of course, if it doesn’t matter if it’s right or wrong, there’s no good reason not to treat our democratic allies, who are right, as the aggressors against our terrorist enemies, who are wrong. Which is just about what the Obama administration is doing.

White House Humor

Valerie Jarrett is widely regarded as the power behind King Barack’s throne, but so far as I know no one has mentioned the comedic talents that are prominently displayed in a Wall Street Journal OpEd she recently authored with that other unsung comedian, Jason Furman, chairman of Obama’s Council of Economic Advisors.

Example 1:  Her ringing endorsement of “the fundamental American belief that hard work, and playing by the rules, are what matter most for anyone looking to get ahead in this nation’s 21st-century workforce.” Can someone please point out the rules this White House plays by? It’s certainly not the rule of law, since the president regards “laws” as but faint suggestions of what he’s supposed to execute.

But now comes the real howler, funny enough to land her a job as chief comedy writer on the TV show of her choice.

Example 2: “American workers should be judged by one thing only: their ability to get the job done.” Really? Who knew that Jarrett opposes affirmative action? When does she plan to tell the president?

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