A trip to India and Israel is a good first step for a potential presidential candidate seeking acceptance on the world stage. Sarah Palin gave a very well received speech in India, and met with the Prime Minister Of Israel. Her trip overseas went very smoothly, and bolstered her foreign policy credentials. The experience should be considered a net positive for her.
But no – the left won’t give Palin that. She can’t even take a trip Israel without them sniping at her, ridiculing her with anti-Christian slurs, and sounding like frantic poor-sports freaking out because a longtime Dem constituency seems to be turning away from them. Everything about her is “weird” and scoff-worthy.
David Corn snidely argues that Evangelicals only like Israel because Armageddon is supposed to happen there – and… and –it’s not like they actually like Jews or Israelis…
I’m almost sorry to lay this on you – it’s hard to listen to grown men sounding like this:
Transcript via Newsbusters:
CHRIS MATTHEWS, HOST: This coalition between the Right and Israel, the evangelical right in the United States, is not founded on personal friendships or anything like that, or even values. It’s founded on some sort of weird, rightwing thing where you just high five each other there at the Western Wall and then that’s done, they’re trip.
DAVID CORN, MOTHER JONES: But there is a theological component which Gene was referring to…
CORN: …Which is there’s a certain brand of evangelical Christians who believe in Revelations, that Armageddon is coming, and that will happen in Israel basically.
MATTHEWS: If they hold the West Bank.
CORN: If they hold, well there’s a lot of different components to that, but that’s why they like Israel. That’s why they want Israel to be strong. It’s not because…
MATTHEWS: It’s not personal.
CORN: Right. It’s not because they like Jews or Israelis.
What insufferable jack-a$$es.
(Excuse my French).
Hat tip: The Blaze