Roger L. Simon, over at Pajamas Media makes the argument that what we are seeing today is history repeating itself and he places the blame squarely on the Obama administration’s foreign policy choices:

“Yes, I know people have said things even more bigoted and stupid than dotty old Helen Thomas did the other day (not that she was any brighter before she got dotty), but I can’t help but thinking Ms. Helen felt freer to express her rancid anti-Semitism because of the times in which we live. I mean — to be blunt – the era of Barack Obama.

Consciously or not, our President — with his increased, and pompously self-righteous, pressure on Israel — has sent a message to the world. It’s time to blame the Jews. And the world, in economic extremis, is all too eager to find someone to blame.”

I found this quote from his article to be particularly apt: “I am not the first to observe that Jews are the canaries in the coal mine when it comes to the preservation of Western civilization. And these are nervous times with those canaries getting quickly blackened.” Go read the rest and check out the other articles and news on Pajamas and cast your vote on whether you think the White House should revoke Helen Thomas’ press credentials at the White House.