Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The Rally That Wasn't, But Was...


I'm of course referring to the anti-Iran rally in New York City during Presidetn Ahmadinejad's address to the UN general assembly, the one Sarah Palin was rudely disinvited from because of pressure from Leftist Jewish Democrats within the organizing groups.


J Street, the NJDC and other Jewish Democrat groups were high-fiving each other over their 'victory', which supposedly involved threats to attack the tax exempt status of the Jewish organizations organizing the rally with lawsuits - but in reality likely had a lot more to do with threats from Jewish Leftists to cut off their donations if Governor Palin wasn't exorcized.

In reality, this was the rally that wasn't. Today's Anti-Ahmadinejad rally drew a whopping 2,000 (and that was with the Jewish day schools in attendance). Last year, by comparison, the same rally drew 25,000 people the last time Ahmadinaejad was here, and that's according to CBS, so it was probably more.


What's more, the Jewish Democrat shills for Obama may have vastly overplayed their hand. Directly the news of the offensive rudeness to Governor Palin got out, the blogosphere and Jewish groups went into action and called for a boycott, which was successful. And as we see even many of the people who attended turned the rally into a sort of anti-Obama rally as well...quite justified considering the Democrat candidates' stance on dealing with Iran.

In that way, today's rally was, oddly enough, a success, in that it showed these groups that the people most likely to support a pro-Israel agenda aren't willing to march in lockstep with the these people any more.The morally bankrupt so-called 'leadership' provided by groups like the UJA-Federation of New York, the Council of Presidents, the Union for Reform Judaism and others of their ilk simply are no longer relevant, for all their fancy offices, impressive letterheads and inflated salaries.And that will continue to be true until these groups make a decision to put their leftist Democrat bias behind them and concentrate on the tasks they were formed to do.

The proof of this will be on Thursday's rally, put together by groups who refused to attend the restricted one held today. That on ewill protest the dinner 'honoring' Mahmoud Ahmadinejad by The American Friends Service Committee, Mennonite Central Committee, Quaker UN Office, Religions for Peace, and the World Council of Churches-UN Liaison Office in front of New York City's Grand Hyatt Hotel.

That rally is sponsored by groups like Women United, the Jewish Action Alliance, Stand With Us, Center for Security Policy, the Catholic League, The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, the Alliance of Iranian Women and over 30 organizations of all faiths and political affiliations.

And Governor Sarah Palin has been invited to speak. So expect fireworks.




1 comment:

1921 C Drum said...

Talk about cutting off one's nose to spite one's face! Sarah Palin's appearance would have guaranteed 50k people and advanced their cause immeasurably. Not to mention that her speech would have absolutely scalded Dinnerjacket.