Skip to comments.Why Netanyahu's party hopes Obama stays angry
Posted on 03/01/2015 11:08:09 AM PST by Maelstorm
Senior members of the Likud party including, some say, even the most senior of them are keeping their fingers crossed for President Barack Obama. They hope that he wont fall ill, that he wont fly off to some distant continent, that a cat wont get his tongue, and that he wont become suddenly faint-hearted about the escalating confrontation with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
As in the well-known joke about the sadist and the masochist, the Likudniks are eager to continue being pummeled by Obama directly or by his secretary of state or by his national security adviser. Theyve reached the conclusion that every American slap in Netanyahus face only strengthens support for their partys leader among his electoral base. This week, a poll the Likudniks were shown revealed that Israelis support for Obama which had been unprecedentedly high during the period of Israel-U.S. security cooperation has plunged to a new low.
Obama is our best campaigner, one of those senior figures said this week, not for attribution. Hes our man. He threatens boycotts, hes keeping the most important issue for us the Iranian nuclear project and the prime ministers heroic efforts to scuttle it in the headlines. In the past, he added, the Palestinians did the work for us, with their terror attacks. Now its the president of the United States.
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This is pretty funny. They are using Obama as a campaign tool.
Why not, he’s been voted salesman of the year in
the firearms industry...
I don’t know about that ... Haaretz is not known for favoring either Likud or Netanyahu ... I wouldn’t accept any compliments from them ... LOL ...
They needn't worry. He's (1) consumed by Jew-hatred, (2) surrounded by advisors who are just as rabid Jew-haters as he is, or more so, and therefore (3) unable to stop himself.
What about that Drudge headline? Obama would shoot down Isralei jets going after Magic Mulla nukes? That should help Netanyahu too.
If a news publication can see it, then the White House should as well. They won’t though, because Obama’s aides cannot see issues objectively, only through the prism of how it supposedly ‘makes Obama look’. This is hysterical, and most likely true.
“Obama is our best campaigner, one of those senior figures said this week, not for attribution. Hes our man. He threatens boycotts, hes keeping the most important issue for us the Iranian nuclear project and the prime ministers heroic efforts to scuttle it in the headlines. In the past, he added, the Palestinians did the work for us, with their terror attacks. Now its the president of the United States.”
Liberals and their unintended consequences.
Just how Obama was voted gun salesman of the year in several shops I’ve seen.
I surely hope the people of Israel are smart enough not to throw out one of the best Prime Ministers they’ve had for some limp wristed leftist.
I see that Kerry is taking a softer tone on the visit.
Because if the House/Senate holds closed door intelligence hearings and this threat to the IAF is proven. It actually could be impeachment time.
Now, why should any one be upset if this LIAR IN CHIEF is angry? I’m glad that there is someone in this world that doesn’t COW-TOW to this LIAR IN CHIEF. Maybe, just maybe, Netanyahu will put some ball in our legislators. Who knows?
Well in that case I don’t think Bibi has to hold his breath...
Pretty effective for a guy who's main gig was Ambassador-at-Large for Planned Parenthood, while he moonlighted as POTUS.
It's now in red.
” It actually could be impeachment time.”
A fellow Freeper regularly posts Obama’s list of impeachable offenses. Congress could pick any one or a smorgasbord of one from each category. But, nothing will happen. For whatever reason, lack of fortitude, fear of the press, RINO-ism, a desire to go-along-to-get-along, the thought that Obama in office is better for their 2016 chances...whatever the reason, impeachment does not appear to be in the cards.
I’ll go along with the “tool” part.
The only time impeachment will occur is when the American people get angry enough to force the Democrat party to make Obama a scapegoat.
It may happen because of this speech if enough people are offended by what Netanyahu says; it might happen when enough people file their taxes and take the penalty hit.
I doubt the second one though - all you have to do is state that you have health care all year, so many people will simply lie.
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