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  • Presidential Malpractice

    09/12/2014 9:14:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 12, 2014 | Mona Charen
    NBC's Chuck Todd got a good deal of attention for warning that "(Obama's) on the precipice of doing Jimmy Carter-like damage to the Democratic brand on foreign policy." As distasteful as it is to defend Jimmy Carter, this isn't fair to him. Carter, it's true, earned a reputation for weakness, but he wasn't blind to reality. Carter entered office urging the nation to get over its "inordinate fear of communism," and he did his best to alienate friends and coddle enemies. But when the Soviet Union's tanks rumbled into Kabul in 1979, he said, "The action of the Soviets made...
  • Four Years Hence And It’s Still The Same As It’s Ever Been

    09/01/2014 7:02:34 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-1-2014 | MOTUS
    I was Inspired by Bijou’s posting of Doktor Zoom’s tweet yesterday:So because I’m feeling lazy this Labor Day, and because it’s been nearly 4 years to the day that I originally posted “Once in a Lifetime”  I decided to repost this classic from my vault. Be sure to turn the music player on, it’s way more fun that way: “Once in a Lifetime”Originally posted August 30, 2010. I think you’ll remember the occasion: This is so-ooo embarrassing. Here I am, thinking that the strange dress that looks like it’s already been caught in the rain was my biggest problem. So...
  • Jimmy Carter Tells Islamic Conference: “Principles of Allah” Are Key to Peace

    08/31/2014 8:14:00 AM PDT · by NCjim · 124 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 31, 2014
    Former President Jimmy Carter told attendees at the Islamic Society of North America that “the principles of Allah” are the key to peace in the Middle East. Carter spoke to the group on Saturday.
  • JIMMY CARTER TO HEADLINE FUNDRAISER FOR HAMAS FRONT GROUP

    08/28/2014 6:42:26 AM PDT · by lbryce · 16 replies
    Breibart ^ | August 27, 2014 | Thomas Rose
    Former President Jimmy Carter is the featured keynote speaker at this weekend’s Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) convention at Detroit’s Cobo Hall. The Justice Department recently implicated ISNA, which claims to be America’s largest Muslim organization, as the lead conduit in a scheme to illegally pass on $12 million to Hamas, the Palestinian terror group established to annihilate the State of Israel. Hamas is officially designated a terrorist group by the US government. The Justice Department officially designated ISNA as an un-indicted co-conspirator as part of its successful 2007 trial of those accused of coordinating fundraising efforts for Hamas...
  • President Jimmy Carter to be keynote speaker at Muslim convention in Detroit

    08/23/2014 7:07:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 76 replies
    Toledo Blade ^ | 8/23/2014 | TK BARGER
    The Islamic Society of North America or ISNA, the nation's largest Muslim group, will hold its 51st annual convention in Detroit's Cobo Center Friday through Sept. 1, and will feature former President Jimmy Carter as the keynote speaker. ... A “secret special guest” is also on the bill. The convention‘‍s opening session Friday will include words from Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, the national leader of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), the first Muslim member of Congress,
  • Carter: 'Nutcases' are stopping climate action (funny)

    08/13/2014 9:08:45 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 13, 2014 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    Former President Carter says climate skeptics are the "biggest handicap" for the U.S. when it comes to acting on global warming. “I would say the biggest handicap we have right now is some nutcases in our country that don’t believe in global warming,” Carter said Tuesday during the American Renewable Energy Day summit in Aspen, Colo. “I think they are going to change their position because of pressure from individuals, because the evidence of the ravages of global warming is already there," he added. The 39th president expressed frustration with the administration and Congress on their lack of efforts to...
  • Jason Carter’s delicate dance on his grandfather’s Hamas position

    08/11/2014 7:43:11 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 12 replies
    AJC.com ^ | Monday, August 11th, 2014 | Greg Bluestein
    You could almost hear the groans from Democrat Jason Carter’s camp last week when his grandfather, former President Jimmy Carter, co-authored an op-ed arguing that Hamas should be recognized as a legitimate political actor. Gov. Nathan Deal has since tried to tie his November opponent to his grandpa’s views of Hamas, the militant faction which the U.S. considers a terrorist group. Others, including some Democratic supporters, have questioned why Carter didn’t come out strongly against his grandfather’s position. Carter’s strategists don’t want the campaign to answer for his grandfather every time he says something controversial. They also recognize Deal and...
  • Jimmy Carter leads the Democrat charge for anti-Semitism

    08/06/2014 6:13:15 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 17 replies
    Allen B. West ^ | 8/6/14 | Allen West
    As you all know, I am Georgia-born and raised and very proud of that. I love my home state and it’s the place where my parents were laid to rest. However, there is one thing that causes me utmost embarrassment from my home state: former President Jimmy Carter. And his recent incoherent ranting about Hamas and Israel further proves that sentiment. Jimmy Carter is an anti-Semite. As reported by Fox News, “Former President Jimmy Carter once again is getting way out in front of the U.S. government on the Middle East, co-authoring an op-ed in which he calls for Washington...
  • Jimmy Carter pushes US to recognize Hamas, slams Israel in op-ed

    08/05/2014 3:01:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 05, 2014
    Former President Jimmy Carter once again is getting way out in front of the U.S. government on the Middle East, co-authoring an op-ed in which he calls for Washington to recognize designated terror group Hamas as a legitimate “political actor”—while blasting Israel for its military campaign in the Gaza Strip. The scathing column on ForeignPolicy.com was written by Carter and Ireland’s former president Mary Robinson. The article called the current conflict a “humanitarian catastrophe,” and while acknowledging Hamas’ “indiscriminate targeting” of Israelis, focused its criticism on Israel. …
  • Jimmy Carter: Hamas is a legitimate political actor (Calls for investigation of Israel)

    08/06/2014 2:32:11 AM PDT · by Fenhalls555 · 29 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 08/06/2014 | JPost.com Staff
    Former US President Jimmy Carter, in an analysis he wrote for Foreign Policy (FP), stated that "Hamas cannot be wished away, nor will it cooperate in its own demise. Only by recognizing its legitimacy as a political actor - one that represents a substantial portion of the Palestinian people - can the West begin to provide the right incentives for Hamas to lay down its weapons." In the article, Carter praised Hamas for making a "major concession" in April when it entered into a reconciliation agreement with the Palestinian Authority's President Mahmoud Abbas. In the reconciliation agreement, Hamas gave up...
  • Hamas Propagandist Jimmy Carter Calls For Israel To Surrender To Terrorists

    08/06/2014 3:40:45 AM PDT · by markomalley · 28 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 8/5/2014 | Ben Barrack
    Before deconstructing Jimmy Carter’s pro-Hamas screed in Foreign Policy, it’s worth putting into context exactly who he’s defending. In 1978, Carter proudly brokered the Camp David Peace Accords that granted the Sinai Peninsula to Egypt. The Muslim Brotherhood vehemently rejected the treaty, ultimately assassinating Egyptian President Anwar Sadat for signing it AND for abandoning efforts to form a Palestinian state.(video at link)Before his death, Sadat issued several warnings about the Muslim Brotherhood, saying that the “most dangerous thing about them are the ideas that they put into the minds of the youth and also for the other political parties that...
  • President Carter Aligns Himself With Terrorists

    08/08/2014 2:13:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 8, 2014 | Michael Brown
    Former President Jimmy Carter, who once accused Israel of being an “apartheid state” worse than South Africa, has gone even further, rebuking the Jewish State for the way it has waged war with Hamas while actually siding with the terrorists. Writing together with former Irish president Mary Robinson in Foreign Policy magazine, Mr. Carter stated that, “There is no humane or legal justification for the way the Israeli Defense Forces are conducting this war,” calling on Israel and the West to recognize Hamas’s “legitimacy as a political actor.” Mr. Carter claims that Hamas, by recently joining together with the Palestinian...
  • Jimmy Carter thinks Hamas Should be Legitimized

    08/07/2014 11:25:42 PM PDT · by ConvictionsofFaith · 19 replies
    News Ninja ^ | August 7, 2014 | Alyssa Lafage
    It’s hard to wrap ones head around the idea that giving more power to a terrorist regime would somehow lead to temperance and peace, yet that’s exactly the advice being given by former president Jimmy Carter when it comes to how the world treats Hamas. He had this to say: "…the United States and EU should recognize that Hamas is not just a military but also a political force. Hamas cannot be wished away, nor will it cooperate in its own demise." Only by recognizing its legitimacy as a political actor — one that represents a substantial portion of the...
  • 'Death to Israel, America' Should Warrant Death Sentence

    08/07/2014 11:21:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 7, 2014 | John Ransom
    Your first mistake is that you didn’t bring a MAN with you. The second is that you didn’t come in the dark and bring your masks to hide behind.-- Mark Twain, Huckleberry Finn Jimmy Carter made me do it. I couldn’t help myself, and neither could you. The peacenik Democrat, (1st) Nobel Prize winner, Nuclear Know-Nothing and general Know-it-All reminded me today why I became a conservative in the first place. “Former president Jimmy Carter called on the West to recognize the U.S.-designated terrorist group Hamas as a legitimate ‘political actor’, that represents the bulk of the Palestinian population,” said...
  • Carter and Robinson: The Hamas Jihad’s Useful Idiots

    08/07/2014 6:26:01 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 7,2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Jimmy Carter and Mary Robinson have jointly penned a characteristically appalling op-ed in Foreign Policy magazine assigning primary blame to Israel for the war in the Middle East. The key to ending the violence, they contend, is for the United States and the European Union to recognize the Hamas terrorist organization as a legitimate “political force.” Equally laughable is Carter and Robinson’s contention that, by its agreement to the unity government, Hamas should be vicariously understood as assenting to the “technocratic” government’s agreement to the three Quartet conditions: “nonviolence, recognition of Israel, and adherence to past agreements.” In reality, as...
  • Jimmy Carter: The Only Way to Fix Gaza is by Giving Hamas Everything It Wants

    08/06/2014 9:24:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 08/05/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Jimmy Carter just can’t seem to stop reminding everyone of why he was a one-term president. In an op-ed with Mary Robinson, the disgraced former leader drags out the same old line about dealing with Hamas. The op-ed is entitled “How to Fix It”. The solution involves lifting the blockade, paying Hamas salaries and generally giving the terrorist group everything it wants including diplomatic recognition. Carter blames Israel (shocker) for the current conflict, accusing Israel of sabotaging the PLO-Hamas Unity agreement which he calls “a promising move toward peace in the region”. It’s not surprising that Carter’s vision of peace...
  • Jimmy Carter: Hamas a 'Legitimate Political Actor'

    08/05/2014 12:12:49 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 59 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 8/5/2014 | JERYL BIER
    Nobel Peace Prize recipient Jimmy Carter takes to ForeignPolicy.com to argue that the key to ending the current war in Gaza is "recognizing Hamas as a legitimate political actor." Writing along with fellow "Elder" Mary Robinson (part of an "international group of elder statesmen"), the former president pins the blame for the current conflict on Israel's refusal to appreciate a "major concession" made by Hamas in April and to recognize the new Palestinian government formed by the Hamas-Fatah "reconciliation": This tragedy results from the deliberate obstruction of a promising move toward peace in the region, when a reconciliation agreement among...
  • Jimmy Carter speaks - How To Fix It

    08/05/2014 11:41:16 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 26 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | August 4 , 2014 | Jimmy Carter
    Ending this war in Gaza begins with recognizing Hamas as a legitimate political actor. [snip] There is no humane or legal justification for the way the Israeli Defense Forces are conducting this war.
  • How to Fix It: Ending this war in Gaza begins with recognizing Hamas as a legitimate political actor

    08/05/2014 5:38:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 08/05/2014 | Jimmy Carter and Mary Robinson
    Israelis and Palestinians are still burying their loved ones as Gaza's third war in six years continues. Since July 8, when this war began, more than 1,600 Palestinian and 65 Israeli lives have been sacrificed. Many in the world are heartbroken in the powerless certainty that more will die, that more are being killed every hour. This tragedy results from the deliberate obstruction of a promising move toward peace in the region, when a reconciliation agreement among the Palestinian factions was announced in April. This was a major concession by Hamas, in opening Gaza to joint control under a technocratic...
  • THE WORST PRESIDENT?

    07/13/2014 5:27:06 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 49 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 7/12/2014 | David M. Shribman
    Wow. A reputable poll shows that the public believes Barack Obama is the worst president since World War II. Worse than Richard M. Nixon, driven from the presidency by Watergate? Much. Worse than Jimmy Carter, for decades the very symbol of the feckless chief executive? Loads. Worse than George W. Bush, still a lightning rod on the left and a symbol of disappointment on the right? Definitely. These startling poll results set loose the predictable reaction: A flurry of told-you-so nods on the right and a fusillade of this-tells-us-nothing assertions on the left. For once, they're both right. Obama is...
  • Zbigniew Brzezinski Blames Netanyahu for Conflict with Hamas

    07/11/2014 2:39:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 07/11/2014 | Jeff Dunetz
    CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Friday's Morning Joe program featured a discussion about the ongoing Israel and Hamas conflict. Joe Scarborough spoke with Zbigniew Brzezinkski the National Security Adviser for Jimmy Carter, famous for helping to create the Taliban, inventing anti-Israel conspiracy theories, and spewing anti-Semitic rhetoric. For viewers who are anti-Israel Brzezinski did not disappoint. He blamed the present conflict on Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu; a right-winger who is "determined to prompt, to precipitate a direct military collision with Gaza." Brzezinski also presented Hamas as a terrorist group that has moderated. It was a tough interview for...
  • Legacy of the Shah haunts the Carter Administration

    07/11/2014 9:29:11 AM PDT · by freedom44 · 8 replies
    FSM ^ | 7/11/2014 | Slater Bakhtavar
    Truth be told, it was principally the Republican party in the United States that saw the value of Mohammad Reza as an ally and treated him with warmth, respect, and friendship. Prominent Republican President Ronald Reagan, who held office from 1980 to 1988, spoke favorably of the Shah, calling him "a stalwart ally" and criticizing Jimmy Carter's attitudes towards him. Another Republican President, the well-known Richard Nixon, who sat from 1969 until 1974, openly praised the Shah. Hosting the Shah at a dinner at the White House, Nixon referenced a visit he had made to Iran in the aftermath of...
  • Same-sex marriage ban in its final moments (Florida)

    07/05/2014 3:33:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel ^ | July 5, 2014 | Randy Schultz
    Here's a safe prediction: Florida's same-sex marriage ban is going down. The end could come soon if a Miami-Dade County judge sides with six couples who claim that the ban is unconstitutional. On Wednesday their attorney asked Judge Sarah Zabel to award the plaintiffs summary judgment, meaning they would win without a trial because the facts are clear. Zabel will rule in a few weeks. Based on what has happened in the year since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, however, the six couples should be optimistic. Nearly two dozen consecutive judicial rulings have gone...
  • Iraq Agonistes

    06/24/2014 5:41:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | June 24, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    "The greatest evil is not now done in those sordid 'dens of crime' that Dickens loved to paint. It is not even done in concentration camps and labor camps. In those we see (evil's) final result. But it is conceived and ordered (moved, seconded, carried, and minuted) in clean, carpeted, warmed and well-lighted offices, by quiet men with white collars and cut fingernails and smooth-shaven cheeks who do not need to raise their voices."--C.S. Lewis, "The Screwtape Letters" Call it déjŕ vu, the feeling that we've been here before, that events in the news are happening again, only with a...
  • Our Future Is 1979

    06/03/2014 7:29:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/03/2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The final acts of the Obama foreign policy will play out in the next two years. Unfortunately, bad things happen when the world concludes that the American president has become weakened, distracted, or diffident about foreign policy. As Richard Nixon became increasingly paralyzed by Watergate in late 1973, the enemies of Israel felt that it was an opportune time to launch their so-called Yom Kippur War. The next year, the negotiated armistice in the Vietnam War collapsed, and the North Vietnamese seized the Mekong Delta and prepared for a final offensive against South Vietnam. In 1979, after two full years...
  • EPIC FAIL: Now JIMMY CARTER is calling Obama an incompetent loser

    05/27/2014 12:28:29 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 119 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/26/14 | Eric Owens
    t’s been a disastrous couple of weeks for President Barack Obama. His signature legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, is a slow-motion train wreck. His poll numbers have tanked. Now, things have gotten so bad for Obama that former president Jimmy Carter has called President Obama incompetent in the family-friendly pages of Parade magazine. “He’s done the best he could under the circumstances,” Carter said of Obama in an interviewed published on Thursday. “His major accomplishment was Obamacare, and the implementation of it now is questionable at best.” (RELATED: Jimmy Carter: America no longer has a functioning democracy)...
  • Carter: Obama couldn't stop Russia

    03/24/2014 2:22:07 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 24,2014 | Rebecca Shabad
    Former President Jimmy Carter said President Obama couldn’t have done anything to prevent Russian President Vladimir Putin from annexing Crimea. “I think that was a foregone conclusion,” Carter said on MSNBC. “He was going to do it regardless of the consequences. I think now, that’s far enough.” In comments Monday on "Morning Joe," Carter compared Obama's response to his own decisions at the White House in 1979, when he decided to boycott Moscow's Summer Olympics after the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan.
  • Former US President Carter ‘concerned’ over Egypt

    05/17/2014 9:11:09 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 17, 2014 11:23 AM EDT | Mariam Rizk
    Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is warning Egypt that its transition to democracy after years of political turmoil is faltering ahead of presidential elections later this month. His Carter Center won’t be sending observers for Egypt’s May 26-27 election, which many believe retired Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi handily will win following the overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi last year that he led. However, the center will be sending a small team of experts. In a statement Friday, the center warned that “Egypt’s political transition has stalled and stands on the precipice of total reversal.” The center said Morsi’s overthrow...
  • Jimmy Carter hails Palestinian unity deal as opportunity for Israel to forge peace

    05/13/2014 5:50:25 AM PDT · by SJackson · 33 replies
    "It would be impossible to implement any peace agreement between Israel and just one portion of the Palestinians,” the former president wrote in the "Washington Post." The Palestinian unity agreement between Hamas and Fatah offers Israel an opportunity to move the peace process forward since any future agreement would incorporate all of the West Bank and Gaza, former president Jimmy Carter argues in an op-ed he wrote for The Washington Post on Tuesday. “This reconciliation of Palestinian factions and formation of a national unity government is necessary because it would be impossible to implement any peace agreement between Israel and...
  • Rand Paul Doesna t Know Much about Reagana s Budgets

    04/29/2014 12:45:39 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 7 replies
    National Review Online ^ | Patrick Brennan
    Ramesh and Reason’s Nick Gillespie have been going back and forth over Rand Paul’s claim (from a number of years ago) that Jimmy Carter was a more fiscally conservative president than Ronald Reagan. Mother Jones collected a series of appearances over the years in which the Kentuckian argues that Reagan’s budget performance, compared with Carter’s, is evidence Republicans don’t really mean it when they claim the mantle of fiscal conservatism. Gillespie argues that Reagan’s deficits means he wasn’t a fiscal conservative, while Ramesh argues (and Nick seems to agree to some extent) that probably a better measure is rate of increases in spending...
  • John Kerry’s Jewish Best Friends

    04/29/2014 8:57:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 29, 2014 | Caroline Glick
    Anti-Semitism is not a simple bigotry. It is a complex neurosis. It involves assigning malign intent to Jews where none exists on the one hand, and rejecting reason as a basis for understanding the world and operating within it on the other hand. John Kerry’s recent use of the term “Apartheid” in reference to Israel’s future was an anti-Semitic act. In remarks before the Trilateral Commission a few days after PLO chief Mahmoud Abbas signed a unity deal with the Hamas and Islamic Jihad terror groups, Kerry said that if Israel doesn’t cut a deal with the Palestinians soon, it...
  • Kerry: 'Partisan Politics' Motivates Critics of My 'Apartheid' Comment

    04/29/2014 9:32:16 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 29 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/29/14 | John Nolte
    <p>A quick glance at this morning's news coverage makes clear that the media is more than a little eager to let Secretary of State John Kerry off the hook for accusing Israel of devolving into an "apartheid state" if it doesn't make peace with the Palestinians. The media is also going to let Kerry get away with claiming that those who criticized his reprehensible remark are motivated only by "partisan politics."</p>
  • The need for loud, swift action in response to John Kerry’s libelous statements about Israel

    04/28/2014 1:53:48 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 34 replies
    Bookwormroom.com ^ | 4-28-2014 | Bookworm
    Today is Yom Hashoah — Holocaust Remembrance Day — a day on which Jews and all civilized people around the globe commemorate the 6 million who died at the hands of virulent antisemites. Israel takes this day very seriously. For those unclear on the whole Israel concept (Obama, Kerry, and State Department, I’m speaking to you), Israel is the only liberal democracy within the Middle East. It’s the only nation in that region that allows all people to worship freely, that accords full rights to women, and that protects all minorities, including sexual and racial minorities, from discrimination, even while...
  • ‘If I Could Rewind the Tape…’ Kerry Issues Statement on Apartheid Comment

    04/28/2014 8:48:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 54 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 4/28/14 | Josh Feldman
    Secretary of State John Kerry has issued a statement on his controversial remark about Israel and apartheid that led Senator Ted Cruz to call for his resignation today, saying he “would have chosen a different word” if he had a second chance at saying it. Kerry says that during his service at the State Department and in the U.S. Senate, he’s “walked the walk” and shown repeated support for the state of Israel, reiterating his desire for a two-state solution “that results in a secure Jewish state and a prosperous Palestinian state.” He defiantly declares, “I will not allow my
  • Stupid Administration Talking Head of the Day

    04/29/2014 6:50:28 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-29-2014 | MOTUS
    Reporting for Duty, unfit as ever.Not since Jimmy Carter wrote the widely unread book, Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid, has a higher ranking know-it-all suggested that Israel might become an apartheid state. For the record, “apartheid” is a term appropriated from the racist regime of South Africa and applied to Israel because it always elicits the desired outrage. As far as emotional college slogan campaigns go, it’s right up there with “Free Palestine.” The Apartheid accusation is false at every level, and was a deliberate propaganda strategy devised at the anti-Semitic Durban NGO conference in 2001. In other words it works...
  • Kerry backs off Israel ‘apartheid’ remark (not really)

    04/29/2014 12:34:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 29, 2014 3:25 AM EDT | Matthew Lee
    Secretary of State John Kerry says he chose the wrong word in describing Israel’s potential future after coming under withering criticism for saying the Jewish state could become an “apartheid state” if it doesn't reach a peace deal with the Palestinians. In a statement released by the State Department Monday, Kerry lashed out against “partisan political” attacks against him, but acknowledged his comments last week to a closed international forum could have been misinterpreted. While he pointedly did not apologize for the remarks, he stressed he was, and is, a strong supporter of Israel, which he called a “vibrant democracy.”...
  • The Peace Process Is the Process of Blaming Israel

    04/29/2014 4:51:00 AM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 29, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Big lies don’t always start out big. They don’t even always start out as lies. They only grow big in the cover-up when the truth has to be beaten off with a stick made out of even bigger lies. A brief read of the daily newspapers, a quick flick through the cable news networks and an ear cocked to the drive time news minute might give you the idea that Israel is isolated and besieged. Israel is indeed a small country. It’s always been isolated in a Muslim region that is willing to kill even fellow Arab Christians and fellow...
  • John Kerry backs away from Israel ´apartheid´ comment after he is hit by furious backlash - but

    04/29/2014 7:19:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 4/29/14 | Associated Press, by Staff
    Secretary of State John Kerry has said he chose the wrong word in describing Israel´s potential future after being criticised for saying the Jewish state could become an ´apartheid state´ if it does not reach a peace deal with the Palestinians. In a statement released yesterday by the State Department, Kerry lashed out against ´partisan political´ attacks against him, but acknowledged his comments last week to a closed international forum could have been misinterpreted. He pointedly did not apologize for the remarks, but stressed he was, and is, a strong supporter of Israel, which he called a ´vibrant democracy.´
  • Heilemann Defends Kerry: Claim That Israel Could Become 'Apartheid State' Was 'Not Unreasonable'

    04/29/2014 5:21:45 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 8 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Demonstrating once again that Israel remains a favorite whipping boy of the liberal media, there was John Heilemann of New York magazine on today's Morning Joe defending John Kerry's grotesque claim that Israel risked becoming an "apartheid state." According to Heilemann, Kerry's ugly accusation was "not actually an unreasonable statement." To his credit, Joe Scarborough promptly riposted, saying "I couldn't disagree with you more." View the video here.
  • John Kerry (Almost) Apologizes for Israel Apartheid Comment (Blames Politics)

    04/29/2014 7:17:32 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 8 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | April 29 2014 | Jeff Dunetz
    onday night Secretary of State John Kerry issued an almost apology for warning that if Israel did not make peace it would become an apartheid state. In the statement he issued (below) he never says he is sorry, simply that he has always loved Israel, the criticism he received for his statement was political, and if he could say it again he would change the words he used. For more than thirty years in the United States Senate, I didn’t just speak words in support of Israel, I walked the walk when it came time to vote and when it...
  • Exclusive: Kerry Warns Israel Could Become ‘An Apartheid State’

    04/28/2014 10:34:53 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 53 replies
    DailyBeast ^ | April 27 2014 | DailyBeast
    The secretary of state said that if Israel doesn’t make peace soon, it could become ‘an apartheid state,’ like the old South Africa. Jewish leaders are fuming over the comparison Kerry also said that at some point, he might unveil his own peace deal and tell both sides to “take it or leave it.”
  • Ted Cruz: John Kerry Should Resign Over Israel 'Apartheid' Comment

    04/28/2014 3:54:11 PM PDT · by Typical_Whitey · 20 replies
    national journal online ^ | 4/28/14 | Elahi Izadi
    Sen. Ted Cruz wants Secretary of State John Kerry to resign over his comment that without a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Israel risks becoming an "apartheid state." The Texas Republican, who's possibly running for president in 2016, took to the Senate floor Monday to call for Kerry to step down.
  • Kerry: If Talks Fail, Israel Could Become an Apartheid State

    04/27/2014 11:24:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    INN ^ | 4/28/2014, 4:15 AM | Elad Benari
    In what may be a sign of his frustration over the failure of his peace efforts, The Daily Beast revealed on Sunday that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has said that if Israel doesn’t make peace soon, it could become “an apartheid state,” like the old South Africa. […] According to the report, Kerry’s use of the loaded term is already rankling Jewish leaders in America. The “apartheid” comment wasn’t the only controversial comment on the Middle East that Kerry made during his remarks to the Trilateral Commission, according to The Daily Beast. The website further reported that Kerry...
  • Secretary of State John Kerry Compares Israel to South African Apartheid State

    04/28/2014 5:44:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies
    Towhnhall.com ^ | 4/28/2014 | Katie Pavlich
    The secretary of state said that if Israel doesn’t make peace soon, it could become ‘an apartheid state,’ like the old South Africa. Jewish leaders are fuming over the comparison.
  • Cruz Calls on Kerry to Resign After ‘Apartheid’ Remark

    04/28/2014 3:19:15 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 30 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4-28-2014 | Adam Kredo
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) demanded on the Senate floor Monday that Secretary of State John Kerry resign from his post following highly controversial remarks about the state of Israel. Kerry came under fire from lawmakers and a variety of pro-Israel organizations after he told world leaders in a closed door meeting that Israel risks becoming “an apartheid state” if it fails to reach peace with the Palestinians. Israel cut off peace talks late last week after Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas formed a unity government with the terror group Hamas, which announced that it would not renounce violence or recognize...
  • Ted Cruz: John Kerry should step down

    04/28/2014 3:08:03 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 18 replies
    politico.com ^ | 4/28/14 | Burgess Everett
    Sen. Ted Cruz called for the resignation of Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday afternoon, criticizing Kerry for reportedly telling world leaders that he fears Israel could become an “apartheid state.” The secretary said in a closed door meeting last week that Israel might transform into an “apartheid state” without a two-state solution to the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine, according to the Daily Beast. The Texas GOP senator said he read Kerry’s comments with “great sadness” but that those type of remarks are precisely why he voted against the former Massachusetts senator’s nomination last year. “I was...
  • State Department Cites Daily Kos, Think Progress While Defending Kerry Apartheid Statement

    04/28/2014 2:41:26 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 15 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 4/28/14 | Aurelius
    In one of the clearest statements by the White House that they are completely engulfed in their own worldview, the State Department on Sunday cited both Daily Kos and Think Progress while defending Secretary of State John Kerry's offensive apartheid statement. This previous Friday, Mr. Kerry stated that Israel risked becoming an "apartheid state" if they did not give in to Palestinian demands during peach talks between the two groups. The State Department quickly went on defense to protect the asinine statements. Jen Psaki, spokeswoman for the State Department, tweeted out two articles in which other people had warned that...
  • Reason Magazine: Rand Paul Is Right, Carter Was Thriftier Than Reagan

    04/25/2014 7:04:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    REASON ^ | 04/25/2014 | Nick Gillespie
    Mother Jones does love found footage, doesn't it? The progressive mag's airing of Mitt Romney's "47 percent" comments at a fundraiser definitely hurt the former Massachusetts governor in his attempt to boot President Obama in 2012. Now Mojo is back with the vid above, which the mag must hope will discombobulate Republicans and help put the brakes on a libertarian-leaning senator whose anti-war and anti-NSA stances draw long looks from disaffected liberals and lefties."Rand Paul: Jimmy Carter was better on the budget than Ronald Reagan" is how the vid begins. It shows the Kentucky senator in a variety of settings...
  • Master Cut: Rand Paul Suggests Jimmy Carter Better Than Ronald REAGAN On Budget

    04/23/2014 1:06:25 PM PDT · by Josh Painter · 92 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 2014/04/23 | Breitbart Staff
    David Corn of Mother Jones has assembled a number of clips from Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) over the years criticizing former President Ronald Reagan for the budgets he signed into law. In some cases, Paul declared Reagan worse on budgetary issue than his predecessor, former President Jimmy Carter.
  • Under Russia, Life in Crimea Grows Chaotic

    04/23/2014 6:16:03 AM PDT · by No One Special · 10 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 21, 2014 | Neil MacFarquhar
    SIMFEROPOL, Crimea — After Russia annexed Crimea practically overnight, the Russian bureaucrats handling passports and residence permits inhabited the building of their Ukrainian predecessors, where Roman Nikolayev now waits daily with a seemingly mundane question. His daughter and granddaughter were newly arrived from Ukraine when they suddenly found themselves in a different country, so he wonders if they can become legal residents. But he cannot get inside to ask because he is No. 4,475 on the waiting list for passports. At most, 200 people are admitted each day from the crowd churning around the tall, rusty iron gate. “They set...