Report: Obama Planning to Illegally Meddle in Canadian Elections Next
As Israel’s most vocal defender in the West and a conservative to boot, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is now in Obama’s crosshairs.
Most likely displeased by Canada’s unwavering support for the Jewish State and persistent pursuit of the popular Keystone pipeline, Obama has set his sights on replacing the Harper government with one of a more liberal stripe. Reportedly, in a repeat performance of his anti-Netanyahu strategy in Israel, Obama’s campaign operatives are now working with Canadian Liberals to defeat Harper.
Shockingly, Obama is popular with Canadians; more so than Harper!
Let’s hope Obama fares as badly as he did recently in Israel!
One wonders if U.S. President Barack Obama will campaign as vigorously to defeat Prime Minister Stephen Harper this fall, as he did, unsuccessfully, to defeat Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in that country’s recent election.
It’s no secret Obama despises Netanyahu, who heads Israel’s right-wing Likud party and favoured Mitt Romney over Obama in the 2012 presidential race.
The U.S. president has also talked since the beginning of his administration about the need to “put some daylight” between the U.S. and Israel, so he would have more influence with Arab and Muslim countries in his pursuit of an Israel-Palestine peace deal.
During the Israeli election, the Obama administration and the president’s political advisers did everything they could to defeat Netanyahu, including anonymously leaking information to the media to damage him, a tactic they have continued following Netanyahu’s victory.
That’s to say nothing of the direct attacks Obama levelled at Netanyahu during the campaign — Netanyahu did the same to him — while Obama administration officials, both publicly and anonymously, warned America’s support of Israel would be undermined if Netanyahu won.
On top of all that, some of Obama’s senior campaign strategists were on the ground in Israel, working with the opposition parties to defeat Netanyahu.
(So were Republican operatives, working to re-elect Netanyahu. Ironically, in previous elections, some Obama strategists worked for the Israeli PM.)
But what Obama and his people failed to take into account was Obama’s huge unpopularity in Israel.
Polls during the election showed up to 75% of Israelis didn’t trust Obama’s negotiations with Iran to prevent it from obtaining nuclear weapons.
Almost 60% had an unfavourable opinion of Obama, compared to only 33% with a favourable one.
Despite that, it apparently never occurred to Team Obama that this meant his attacks on Netanyahu would backfire, helping the Israeli PM instead of hurting him.
Netanyahu campaigned on the theme he was the best candidate to protect Israel’s security compared to his more dovish opponents and used his invitation to address Congress by the Republicans to denounce Obama’s negotiations with Iran.
While it would be an exaggeration to claim it was Obama’s campaign against Netanyahu that assured the latter’s victory — voters choose political leaders for a variety of reasons, including their domestic economic policies — it’s not a stretch to say Obama’s anti-Netanyahu campaign was a factor in Netanyahu’s . . .
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