So Netanyahu spoke to Congress, and he actually got more standing ovations in his speech than Obama did in his last State of the Union. So why does a foreigner seem more popular than the American president? I guess Americans have a special place in there heart for Israel. Israel has real evil on all sides trying to destroy them plus most of the world against them — they’re basically America as we like to see ourselves: the scrappy underdog trying to take on evil. And Obama is certainly a poor representation of that. He’s a guy who spent most of his life in made up jobs like “community organizer” and sees being the leader of the free world as a time to enforce social change on everyone such as his health care plan. When people are being murdered by tyrants, he only reluctantly lifts a finger. That’s not what we want to be at all.
Anyway, we have a lot of focus on the economy — and rightfully so — but we still have to remember that we are the leader of the free world and that entails a lot more than just being financially successful. The struggles of Israel remind us what are the important things we need to stick up for because no one (other than Israel) will.