Skip to comments.Kerry on Rush and Israel
Posted on 07/22/2006 11:07:56 PM PDT by LdSentinal
Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., got a little hot under the collar about Rush Limbaugh's analysis today suggesting Republicans are better friends for Israel than Democrats.
"Rush Limbaugh s ignorance and willingness to divide Americans knows no bounds," Kerry said in a formal statement on his website just hours after the show ended. "His latest statement about Israel is beyond offensive to all of us who have fought to protect Israel in the face of enemies committed to its destruction."
What did Limbaugh say that got Kerry so bent out of shape?
Limbaugh said the most frequent guest in the Clinton White House, besides Monica Lewinsky and the campaign donors in the Lincoln bedroom, was Yasser Arafat. He called President Bush the best friend Israel ever had in the White House.
"Rush Limbaugh needs to pick up a history book instead of a doughnut," Kerry added. "It was a Democratic president who first recognized the State of Israel. It was a Democratic president who first sold Israel defensive weapons. And it was a Democratic president who first sold Israel offensive weapons."
Kerry continued: "The people of Israel and the Jewish community dont need Rush Limbaugh to tell them who stands with them, and no one has time for right wing trying to score cheap political points while Israel fights to defend its very existence."
Arafat all but endorsed Kerry in the 2004 presidential election.
Arafat deputy and chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat told WND in an exclusive interview that while "we do not involve ourselves in internal American politics," at the same time "our region has been sliding deeper and deeper into chaos because of certain policies over the past few years, and this needs to change."
While he would not directly endorse Kerry, it was clear Erekat was implying the PA wants a change in White House leadership: "If things continue the way they are, if certain policies toward our region are maintained in the years to come, there is going to be a lot of violence on both sides."
A prominent Arafat aide who asked that his name be withheld spoke to WorldNetDaily from Arafat's battered Ramallah compound.
"The president [Arafat] is frustrated with Bush's policies," he said. "The president [Arafat] thinks Kerry will be much better for the Palestinian cause and for the establishment of a Palestinian state."
Kerry coveted the Jewish vote during his race, but also made a point of going after the Arab-American vote telling each side what they wanted to hear.
In October 2003, he told the Arab American Institute in Michigan: "I know how disheartened Palestinians are by the Israeli government's decision to build the barrier off of the Green Line cutting deep into Palestinian areas. We don't need another barrier to peace. Provocative and counterproductive measures only harm Israelis' security over the long term, increase the hardships to the Palestinian people, and make the process of negotiating an eventual settlement that much harder."
But a week before the New York state primary, he told a Jewish group: "Israel's security fence is a legitimate act of self defense. No nation can stand by while its children are blown up at pizza parlors and on buses. While President Bush is rightly discussing with Israel the exact route of the fence to minimize the hardship it causes innocent Palestinians, Israel has a right and a duty to defend its citizens. The fence only exists in response to the wave of terror attacks against Israel."
Liberal Meltdown Mode!
Hey Kerry, have you checked out the anti-semitism from the Moonbats at Kos and Huff Post? The anti-war crowd wants to throw Isreal to the wolves. The equate Hezbollah with IDF. Thousands of young Jewish Dems are switching over to the GOP, and its not b/c of Rush, its because of weasels like you who refuse to stand for anything.
And once again, thanks for the tagline...
Ah, Kerry. Desperate to be back on the A list. Dead man walking.
And if the Democratic party had continued to live up to the foreign policy principles of Harry Truman, they would have won more than 3 of the last 10 presidential elections.
Pick up a doughnut? Is Kerry stuck in the mid '90s? Rush hasn't been overweight in a long time, you ass.
Uh, Kerry...Rush has lost weight.
"It was a Democratic president who first recognized the State of Israel. It was a Democratic president who first sold Israel defensive weapons. And it was a Democratic president who first sold Israel offensive weapons."
That was then, Ketchup Boy, when your POS political party used to stand firm with Republicans on national defense. If Israel today got nuked you and your fellow Rats would be breaking out the Cristal.
He's Jewish, you know.
Oy, the heat:
"Massachusetts' junior Senator"
Bad Jeff, Bad.
His paternal gramma was Jewish!
Can't wait for Rush on Monday. He'll tear Lurch another behind-hole.
Oh, please, not THAT one, John.
"Rush Limbaugh needs to pick up a history book instead of a doughnut," Kerry added.
What an a**hole.
LOL! Nice Tagline,You Beat Me
The Left's Eight Commandments
Thou shalt create an illusion of invulnerability shared by most members to foster excessive optimism and encourage extreme risks taking
Thou shall not allow any member to question the group's inherent morality, instead members shall be encouraged to ignore the ethical or moral consequences of their decisions
Thou shalt promote collective efforts to rationalize in order to discount warnings, or other information that might lead members to reconsider their assumptions before they recommit themselves to their assumptions
Thou shalt reinforce stereotyped views of enemy leaders as too evil to warrant genuine attempts to negotiate, or as too weak and stupid to counter whatever risky attempts are made to defeat their purpose
Thou shalt self-censor any deviation from the apparent group consensus, inclining each member to minimize the importance of their doubts and counterarguments
Thou shalt create and maintain a shared illusion of unanimity concerning judgement conforming to the majority view
Thou shalt apply direct pressure on any member who expresses strong arguments against any of the group's stereotypes, illusions, or commitments, making clear that this type of dissent is contrary to what is expected of all loyal members
Thou shalt appoint mindguards to protect the group from adverse information that might shatter their shared complacency about the effectiveness and morality of their decisions
(adapted from Janis '82)
what a donut hole!
Maybe we've got a genetic defect?
Israel's Political Comic Strip Since 1973
John Kerry cites historical Democrats' support of Israel as his defense of the Democrats/Liberal stance against Israel?
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