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We Are All Bibi Netanyahu Now
Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion ^ | March 27, 2010 | William A. Jacobson

Posted on 03/27/2010 8:28:28 PM PDT by Ooh-Ah

The reaction to Obama's treatment of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin ("Bibi") Netanyahu was as strong if not stronger than I have seen in the comments here and elsewhere in the blogosphere on any other issue. (I didn't let through a number of over-the-top comments.)

Why this reaction? I bet a lot of the people having this reaction only had heard of Bibi Netanyahu in passing on the news.

Who would care if our President left a foreign leader to wait in the White House while the President supposedly went to have dinner with his family? Who would care if our President broke protocol by refusing to be photographed and hold a press conference with a foreign leader? Who would care if that foreign leader left tail tucked between his legs, humiliated at home at the treatment by the leader of the free world?

Part of it certainly is that the foreign leader in question was the leader of Israel, which is tremendously popular with Americans. In Israel the clear majority of Americans see a democratic nation surrounded by implacable enemies who also are our enemies, doing what it takes to survive and thrive. In so many historical, religious and political ways Israel is our kindred spirit, more than just one among many nations.

But that cannot explain the intensity of the reaction. Obama has shown disrespect for our British friends, with whom we share an even more intense historical relationship. There are very, very few countries in the world whose soldiers would die for us, and Britain is one of those countries. Yet the reaction to Obama's treatment of Britain has been muted.

I think the reaction to Obama's treatment of Bibi Netanyahu hits home because it was so personal in nature, and because it epitomized how the American people have been treated by Obama and the Democrats, with arrogance and disdain.

We have seen this attitude since the Inauguration, when Obama and the crowd treated George W. Bush with disrespect, in the smears by Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and other leading Democrats against health care protesters, in the daily attacks by the left-wing blogs and mainstream media against the Tea Party members, in the treatment of Sarah Palin and Trig Palin, in the bribes and budgetary chicanery used to pass a health care bill opposed by a significant majority of the population, and in the disgusting use of the race card to stifle legitimate political dissent.

In Bibi Netanyahu we see something we have lost in our leader, an unflinching sense of national destiny, an unapologetic pride in who we are and why we are, and a willingness to stand up to tyrants and neighborhood bullies regardless of the price.

To see a leader like Bibi Netanyahu treated so shabbily by someone who treats us the same way was too much to bear.

The story of how Obama treated Bibi Netanyahu at the White House was a familiar story, which is why it has caused such a strong reaction.


TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: bibinetanyahu; israel; netanyahu; obama
To see a leader like Bibi Netanyahu treated so shabbily by someone who treats us the same way was too much to bear.
1 posted on 03/27/2010 8:28:29 PM PDT by Ooh-Ah
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To: Ooh-Ah

Great title to the article. We are at the mercy of God, now. When America becomes an enemy of Israel then America will cease to be.


2 posted on 03/27/2010 8:30:45 PM PDT by rae4palin (RESIST--REPEAL--IMPEACH)
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To: SJackson

Ping


3 posted on 03/27/2010 8:33:01 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: Ooh-Ah

Netanyahu for President. Hell if Obama can be an unconstitutional president, why not Netanyahu? I am just praying for the day to come when we will be able to put Obama on trial.


4 posted on 03/27/2010 8:33:10 PM PDT by Jukeman
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To: Ooh-Ah

Prayers for us and our old allies.


5 posted on 03/27/2010 8:33:41 PM PDT by bgill (The framers of the US Constitution established an entire federal government in 18 pages.)
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To: Ooh-Ah

You can take the boy-muslim out of Kenya; but you can’t take the Kenya out of the boy-muslim.


6 posted on 03/27/2010 8:35:27 PM PDT by Bankroller
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To: Ooh-Ah

Shabbily? Cry us a river. Bibi’s government is one of the most expensive welfare clients of the U.S. in the world. Israel (and the Arab countries) need to start depending on themselves rather than living off the American dole. We can’t afford it.


7 posted on 03/27/2010 8:35:36 PM PDT by Captain Kirk
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To: Ooh-Ah
[Bibi] left tail tucked between his legs

Although Obama did indeed treat Netanyahu very rudely and disrespectfully, the latter didn't leave with his "tail tucked between his legs." He stood his ground at the meetings (the contruction in Jerusalem will continue), and he left proudly.

8 posted on 03/27/2010 8:38:42 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Ooh-Ah

Add classless to the list of 0bama descriptors....


9 posted on 03/27/2010 8:40:37 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: Captain Kirk
Israel's GDP is $200 billion/yr.

Our aid to Israel (most of which is in the form of loan guarantees that they always pay back in full) amounts to around $2.5 billion/yr.

They're FAR from dependent on American taxpayer dollars.

Personally, I find the billions of dollars we give to Egypt and other Islamic nations that is never repaid far more of a concern.

10 posted on 03/27/2010 8:43:37 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: rae4palin

...I posted this before, If this Republic keeps on the path it’s on, I am thinking about renouncing my citizenship and emigrating to Israel. I would rather be closer to a war zone, where they are prepared, than be in a place that lets the enemy run free to do murder on America...


11 posted on 03/27/2010 8:44:19 PM PDT by gargoyle (..."I have not yet begun to fight" John Paul Jones...)
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To: Ooh-Ah

You would think that such an upstanding Jew, as Rahm Emmanuel, could refocus the Muslim King Zer0 to at least agree to break bread with Bibi!


12 posted on 03/27/2010 8:44:58 PM PDT by Noob1999 (LOOSE LIPS, SINK SHIPS)
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To: gargoyle
I am thinking about renouncing my citizenship and emigrating to Israel

As long as you can persuade the Israelis to "renounce" their tax subsidies from the overburdened American taxpayer, I say more power to you.

13 posted on 03/27/2010 8:49:04 PM PDT by Captain Kirk
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To: Mr. Mojo
Our aid to Israel (most of which is in the form of loan guarantees that they always pay back in full) amounts to around $2.5 billion/yr.

This is the same excuse that politicians use to "defend" subsidies (errr below market rate loans) to farmers. It won't wash. If these subsidies are really so trivial, then they can be safely ended right?

14 posted on 03/27/2010 8:51:31 PM PDT by Captain Kirk
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To: Mr. Mojo
Personally, I find the billions of dollars we give to Egypt and other Islamic nations that is never repaid far more of a concern.

Are you saying that we should cut off subsidies to BOTH Israel and the Islamic nations? If so, we agree. If not, what are you saying?

15 posted on 03/27/2010 8:53:44 PM PDT by Captain Kirk
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To: Captain Kirk
Absolutely. But you know how it works -- once gov't starts tossing around taxpayer dollars, whether in the form of loans or not, whether the recipients are foreign or domestic, it's nearly impossible to stop.

As an aside, I find it ...interesting that most of those who complain the loudest about our aid to Israel don't have much to say about the far greater dollar amounts we give to (combined) Islamic nations. ...especially considering that a lot of that cash goes straight to funding terrorism.

16 posted on 03/27/2010 8:58:39 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Mr. Mojo
Our aid to Israel (most of which is in the form of loan guarantees that they always pay back in full) amounts to around $2.5 billion/yr.

It is aid, not loans, and none of it is repaid.

This year Israel will receive $2.5 billion, in 2010 - $2.775 billion, and in 2011 the sum will reach $3 billion.

17 posted on 03/27/2010 9:02:51 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: Mr. Mojo
BiBi/Joshua.Strong,Fearless,Shrewed
18 posted on 03/27/2010 9:04:42 PM PDT by hwkbeer (Socialism is like rust,it's ugly,destructive,and never sleeps)
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To: Ooh-Ah

It just means that some of us have developed more loyalty to Mr. Netanyahu than to the current Washington administration, even if we have no connection whatsoever with Israel or the Jewish people.


19 posted on 03/27/2010 9:07:03 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: Doe Eyes
not loans.

U.S. re-approves Israel loan guarantees program

20 posted on 03/27/2010 9:07:22 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Mr. Mojo
So in addition to giving Israel over 2.5 billion in foreign aid, we are also loaning them money.

I was not aware of this.

21 posted on 03/27/2010 9:16:46 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: Ooh-Ah

The only pass I would give to this shabby conduct by Zer0 is that this was a diversion tactic. Maybe Zer0 and Bibi were hatching out a plan to do a surprise attack on Iran’s nuke sites. You wouldn’t want Bibi and Zer0 coming out of such talks hugging and lovey dovey. It would put the Iranians on alert.


22 posted on 03/27/2010 9:43:26 PM PDT by jonrick46 (We're being water boarded with the sewage of Fascism.)
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To: Ooh-Ah

“Yet the reaction to Obama’s treatment of Britain has been muted.”

I can only think this is because it happened right at the start of his term. I think it was chalked up to beginner’s stupidity, although it was quite an amazing level of stupidity and made me wonder about our gov’t.

I mean, I always thought there were a bunch of people around to advise whatever dope might get elected pres. on how to behave. Maybe not.

But then again, maybe the big O just doesn’t listen.

Nevertheless I highlight this sentence so I can state for the record that I have called the WH on several occasions and each time I have complained about O’s treatment of PM Brown and Britain itself.

I’m probably going to call one more time, because I think this man is hopeless and I’m on the verge of thinking he’s dangerous.

So, I’m sort of waiting to see if they try and shove amnesty down our throats before I use that last call.

Of course the author is correct in his assessment.

Besides, it’s the Jewish democrats who should be calling. They voted for this nincompoop. I hope THEY’VE gotten the message, Obama hates Israel and he hates the middle class and he loves the Muslim world. But, perhaps it’s still eluding them.

I’m just annoyed with myself because I never really realized about how much damage one person could do in 4 years.

We’ve really got to work hard to win as many seats in November as we possibly can. Sorry third party people, we’re going to have to fight this next leg via the Republican machine. But we’ve got to take as much power away from Obama as fast as we can. If we’re lucky he’ll go all petulant and sit on his hands for the last 2 years of his unhappy term.

Sorry to go on and on.


23 posted on 03/27/2010 9:49:04 PM PDT by jocon307 (It's the spending, stupid.)
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To: Ooh-Ah

I’ve posted about Omoslem’s hatred of Jews, but then today I suddenly realized....

I don’t want to hear any American Jews whining about this MOSLEM for whom 78% of them voted.

If Israelis want to complain about HUSSEIN, that’s fine. But American Jews should just shut up and learn how to vote for NON-Moslems.

Giving them all sorts of attention after they vote a Hamas-endorsed MOSLEM into office just encourages them to do another idiotic stunt.


24 posted on 03/27/2010 9:51:55 PM PDT by StopObama2012 (CLICK ME to expose Osaudi)
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To: Ooh-Ah

This November, we can go down the road to end the abusive relationship with the democrats and then give them the boot in 2012. We the People are the victims of this abuse !

Treats friendly leader like crap and bows down to the leaders who hate us with a passion.


25 posted on 03/27/2010 10:07:51 PM PDT by CORedneck
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To: jocon307; Ooh-Ah
Remember this foreign policy idiocy? Only Obama could be so stupid, inept, egotistical, irresponsible, unwise......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbB_fhC8Ppk

It gets really interesting at about 3:15 into the video. Sarkozy is very worried at Obama’s leadership ability, or rather the lack thereof. Pray for America.

Another quote: “The International Community is beginning to become aware......that his ego gets in the way of him learning anything about why he is wrong on these things.”

26 posted on 03/27/2010 10:12:40 PM PDT by Chgogal (American Mugabe, get your arse out of my bank, my car, my doctor's office & my elec. utility.)
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To: Captain Kirk

My perception is that the US gives foreign aid to the Israelis to buy influence on its foreign policies. These grants and aid packages were agreed to during the Camp David Accords, partially as sop to the Israelis to convince them to give up the Sinai. In retrospect, I don’t think it worked out to be a good deal for us or the Israelis. Egypt made out OK.


27 posted on 03/27/2010 10:32:40 PM PDT by rightwingcrazy
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To: Bankroller

Or how about you can’t take the Muslim out of the Kenyan boy?


28 posted on 03/27/2010 10:39:14 PM PDT by ChrisInAR (Alright, tighten your shorts, Pilgrim, & sing like the Duke!)
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To: Captain Kirk

Good point. As much as I love Israel, the US needs to stop its unconstitutional doling out of our own $ in foreign aid. People who call themselves “conservative” may think I am anti-Semitic or Arab-friendly in saying that, but the fact of the matter is that foreign aid is illegal under the Constitution, PERIOD...regardless of where it goes or how good it is intended to be.


29 posted on 03/27/2010 10:47:55 PM PDT by ChrisInAR (Alright, tighten your shorts, Pilgrim, & sing like the Duke!)
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To: Mr. Mojo
Our aid to Israel (most of which is in the form of loan guarantees that they always pay back in full) amounts to around $2.5 billion/yr.

ONLY $2.5 billion, huh? At what point do we begin talking about REAL money?

Con you point out the clause in the Constitution that permits the fedgov to spemd taxpayer $ in the form of foreign aid?

30 posted on 03/27/2010 10:55:28 PM PDT by ChrisInAR (Alright, tighten your shorts, Pilgrim, & sing like the Duke!)
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To: ChrisInAR; Mr. Mojo

Con = Can. Sorry about the typo.


31 posted on 03/27/2010 11:11:06 PM PDT by ChrisInAR (Alright, tighten your shorts, Pilgrim, & sing like the Duke!)
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To: Ooh-Ah

Your post has attracted some paulbots. They forget there is a God in Heaven. He is not idle.


32 posted on 03/27/2010 11:23:32 PM PDT by rae4palin (RESIST--REPEAL--IMPEACH)
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To: ChrisInAR
ONLY $2.5 billion, huh? point out the clause in the Constitution that permits the fedgov to spemd taxpayer $ in the form of foreign aid?

You're letting your emotions get the better of you. First of all, I never said "only" $2.5 billion. I merely pointed out that the $2.5 bil is only tiny fraction of Israel's GDP, and that they'd survive just find without the aid. Secondly, I never advocated U.S. taxpayer dollars going anywhere.

33 posted on 03/27/2010 11:55:43 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: StopObama2012
I don’t want to hear any American Jews whining about this MOSLEM for whom 78% of them voted. American Jews should just shut up

How about the 22% who didn't vote for him. Do they, according to you, have a right to criticize the commie-in-chief? Should all the conservative, long-time GOP-voting Jews on FR (of whom there are many hundreds) and well-known conservative Jewish columnists and talk radio hosts just shut their pieholes and watch Obama & Co. destroy the country without speaking out in opposition?

And how about conservative blacks? As you probably know, well over 90% of blacks voted for Hussein-O. In your opinion, should the blacks who were brave, clear-headed, and principled enough to go against the grain and vote against Obama not speak out in opposition just because the vast majority of folks with similar skin pigmentation voted for him?

I'd take a deep breath and reconsider your position.

34 posted on 03/28/2010 12:30:16 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Mr. Mojo

I guess when I say “just shut up,” I really mean “Talk less, do more.”

I think any group that voted 78% (or 90%) for Omoslem needs to take a long hard look at themselves. Then take action like it’s DEFCON 1. Because for Israel, it is.

They need to get their own house in order.

If 78% of American Jews voted for Omoslem, and they did, the other 22% need to hit every retirement home in South Florida and knock some sense into their majority this election season.

Why? Because in October 2008, Jewish “Obama Zombies” flew to South Florida from Los Angeles, etc, and drummed the seniors until they forgot Omoslem was endorsed by Hamas. Then, they voted for him en masse.

Honestly, American Jews need to do more than make noise to other conservatives. 22% is cute, but it’s not making me feel warm or fuzzy.

Will they “swing the election” if they convince 100% of Jews? No, but they can affect fundraising and perhaps put the kibosh on this Israel bashing. Things have slid so far out of control, I cannot believe what I’m seeing.

As for the blacks, they’re hopeless. No, not every single one, but as a voting bloc, they’re a disaster. Look at Detroit — they keep voting for that. Look at DC — they voted for a known crackhead, Marion Barry. Such people are beyond reach.


35 posted on 03/28/2010 12:53:55 AM PDT by StopObama2012 (CLICK ME to expose Osaudi)
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36 posted on 03/28/2010 7:04:21 AM PDT by SJackson (Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel and it must remain undivided, Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: rae4palin
We are at the mercy of God, now. When America becomes an enemy of Israel then America will cease to be.

This is a matter of Daily prayer and has been my heart's cry.
Please God, let us not be numbered among the enemies of Israel!

37 posted on 03/28/2010 7:42:31 AM PDT by left that other site (Your Mi'KMaq Paddy Whacky Bass Playing Biker Buddy)
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To: Doe Eyes
I have no problem sending funding to Israel...Israel and our support of her is the only thing in the middle east preventing those nations from nuclear war...they would be on each other in a heart beat for land and oil the other one has. Iran has always wanted Iraq and to attain leadership over other middle east countries.

If they were ever successful using nuclear and otherwise chemical war between countries the USA and Europe would not be exempt from that fallout. It is in our interest to arm and send funding to Israel.

38 posted on 03/28/2010 11:37:04 AM PDT by caww
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To: Doe Eyes
I have no problem sending funding to Israel...Israel and our support of her is the only thing in the middle east preventing those nations from nuclear war...they would be on each other in a heart beat for land and oil the other one has. Iran has always wanted Iraq and to attain leadership over other middle east countries.

If they were ever successful using nuclear and otherwise chemical war between countries the USA and Europe would not be exempt from that fallout. It is in our interest to arm and send funding to Israel.

39 posted on 03/28/2010 11:37:32 AM PDT by caww
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To: caww
I have no problem sending funding to Israel...

Nor do I.

40 posted on 03/28/2010 1:20:11 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
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