Reds Under Obama's Bed

Ron Radosh, whose blog is fast becoming a petri dish of aging neocon obsessions, fearlessly exposes that Barack Obama over a decade ago had interaction with and support from a group called the New Party, whose left-liberal views amounted to "full employment, a shorter work week and a guaranteed minimum income for all adults; a universal ’social wage’ to include such basic benefits as health care, child care, vacation time and lifelong access to education and training; a systematic phase-in of comparable worth and like programs to ensure gender equity.”

How they must love Obama now! But, of course, Radosh's main concern is Israel, and he joins the throng of Likudniks who want to get the scalp of one Hannah Rosenthal, Obama's appointee to combat global anti-Semitism. His conclusion?

Obama has put in a major position of influence a person from the left-wing of the political spectrum, who as an official whose office monitors anti-Semitism, is using her position to support J-Street, on whose Board she previously sat.

Rosenthal's crimes - apart from those of association - are that she was in an organization that was "highly critical of Israel’s policies." And that she took offense at Michael Oren's blatant attacks on J-Street. Remember what the neocons believe is a criterion for public office: no criticisms of any Israeli policies. Or you are a suspect Jew or a closet anti-Semite. And they believe this. Thank God the younger generations are less paranoid and less blinkered.