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Triple Play! Obama Blows Off Congress, Funds Palestinians, Lies About PA Stance on Israel
National Review-The Corner ^ | 4-28-2012 | Andrew C. McCarthy

Posted on 04/28/2012 2:12:43 PM PDT by smoothsailing

April 28, 2012

Triple Play! Obama Blows Off Congress, Funds Palestinians, Lies About PA Stance on Israel

Andrew C. McCarthy

Friday night news dump: President Obama has decided to provide $192 million to the Palestinian Authority despite Congress’s freeze on PA funding after its president, Mahmoud Abbas, attempted to declare statehood unilaterally last September, in violation of the PA’s treaty commitments.

Obama’s “waiver” of the restrictions on Congress’s Palestinian Accountability Act was first reported in the foreign press (AFP), which is where Americans generally need to go to get news about what the U.S. administration is up to. A report from the Times of Israel is here. [Hat tip, Creeping Sharia.] The New York Times, evidently too busy reporting on how much Israel sucks, did not find this story fit to print.

White House spinmeister Tommy Vietor stated that President Obama made the decision to pour American taxpayer dollars into Palestinian coffers in order to ensure “the continued viability of the moderate PA government.” He added the claim that, as the report puts it, “the PA had fulfilled all its major obligations, such as recognizing Israel’s right to exist, renouncing violence and accepting the Road Map for Peace.”

In the real world, the very immoderate PA has reneged on all its commitments. In addition to violating its obligations by unilaterally declaring statehood, the PA has also agreed to form a unity government with Hamas, a terrorist organization that is the Palestinian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood. The PA continues to endorse terrorism against Israel as “resistance.” Moreover, the PA most certainly does not recognize Israel’s right to exist. Back in November, for example, Adil Sadeq, a PA official writing in the official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, declared that Israelis

have a common mistake, or misconception by which they fool themselves, assuming that Fatah accepts them and recognizes the right of their state to exist, and that it is Hamas alone that loathes them and does not recognize the right of this state to exist. They ignore the fact that this state, based on a fabricated [Zionist] enterprise, never had any shred of a right to exist…

In sum, everything Obama is saying about Palestinian compliance is a lie. Even if we were not broke, we should not be giving the PA a dime. To borrow money so we can give it to them is truly nuts.

Will Congress do anything about it? There is a very simple answer to this: slash the executive branch’s budget. That is the weapon the framers gave Congress to rein in a corrupt, spendaholic executive branch. You could start with a treble damages rule: Obama gives $192 million to the PA against Congress’s directive, Congress responds by slashing $600 million out of the State Department’s budget. That would be start — though State would still have $51 billion left over to fund the Muslim Brotherhood and its other favorite Islamic supremacists.


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: andymccarthy; executivebudget; imamincharge; impotentcongress; impotentconstitution; nodocumentation; obamalies; palestians; statedept

1 posted on 04/28/2012 2:12:46 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

weekend atrocity


2 posted on 04/28/2012 2:19:15 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: smoothsailing

Will this be in the New York Times?


3 posted on 04/28/2012 2:20:06 PM PDT by safetysign
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To: smoothsailing

Will Boehnhead even notice?


4 posted on 04/28/2012 2:26:19 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: safetysign
Will this be in the New York Times?

Absolutely. Let me show you what it shall look like:

COURAGEOUS OBAMA FOILS CONGRESS
Undertakes Peace Initiative In Middle East

Washington (NYT) -- In an end-run around a recalcitrant and combative Congress, President Obama sent much-needed funds to the Palestinian Authority on Friday.

This move, trumpeted by the White House as a peacemaking gesture intended to stabilize the nascent Palestinian government, comes amid shrieks of protest from right-wing Congressmen.

"How dare he," sputtered John Boehner, "This is unconstitutional and illegal!" Several professors and media pundits were quick to disagree, "Nothing Obama does is unconstitutional. Look at the Supreme Court! How often have they ruled against him?" said George Stephanopolous.

(Etcetera)

5 posted on 04/28/2012 2:35:30 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Admin Moderator refuses to let me hit it. -- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2875871/posts)
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To: smoothsailing

Zer0 is an Islamist? Who knew?


6 posted on 04/28/2012 2:46:00 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: smoothsailing

Its that hope and changeie kind of thing. Perhaps when we pay 10 bucks per gallon he will be handing out billion dollar obama bucks to his Muslim brethern.

Of course, to be fair, by then the billion dollar bills will hardly pay your rent.


7 posted on 04/28/2012 2:51:56 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: smoothsailing
And don't you ever call him a muslim!!!....../sarc
8 posted on 04/28/2012 2:59:24 PM PDT by wesagain (The God (Elohim) of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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To: smoothsailing

The egregious arrogance of this POS.


9 posted on 04/28/2012 3:03:53 PM PDT by lbryce (OMG. What have we done to deserve the likes of the miscreant Zero?)
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To: smoothsailing

The egregious arrogance of this POS.


10 posted on 04/28/2012 3:04:46 PM PDT by lbryce (OMG. What have we done to deserve the likes of the miscreant Zero?)
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To: Lazamataz
Little bammy is far too humble to allow any such fanfare over his defense of the downtrodden.

His actual response was low-key and quiet, reflecting his ongoing desire to not take credit for his great deeds of humanitarianism.

Section 3 of Congress’s Palestinian Accountability Act, which applies to 2012, stipulates that “no funds available to any United States Government department or agency … may be obligated or expended with respect to providing funds to the Palestinian Authority.” Obama has now signed a waiver, however, the White House said Friday,



Well GOLLY!

He signed a waver for himself.

That settles that.

.

11 posted on 04/28/2012 3:05:30 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Lazamataz

Sadly, a good possibility, yet I am starting to entertain hopes that the self-imposed, self-centered, condescending whores that consider themselves the elite are starting to wake up to fact that they have created a frigging monster.

Cuba is all very well, and an excellent destination for a Birkenstock romp with the peasantry, but one does not actually want to live in such a dreary place. They had no idea that the Socialist they invested with power was going to do exactly what he said he was going to do. They never considered, even remotely, is that somewhere along the line they would stop being the elite.

Now they are beginning to look with alarm at the reality of the force they set in motion. They see a wrecking ball that could upset their cozy lifestyles, their sinecures, and their power base, in numerous unpleasant ways.


12 posted on 04/28/2012 3:13:30 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and democrat is no way to go through life.)
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To: Ronin

Dude, leftwingers are so dedicated to their leftism that they will be swearing fealty to the Dems, even in the boxcars.


13 posted on 04/28/2012 3:16:28 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Admin Moderator refuses to let me hit it. -- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2875871/posts)
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To: Lazamataz

Some may, but there’s a lot of smart people out there too. They know, they have to know, that their positions of power and influence depend, absolutely depend on their place in the current system.

You think the ward-heelers and lobbyists in all the progressive-supportive industrial leaders really want an end to American power? Sure, they encourage the rabble to think they do, but they like their Georgetown cocktail parties, their fancy restaurants, their country clubs...

A lot of them, Republicans and Democrat, have been playing — have been allowed to play — with the political machinery without any real inkling of the real nature of those forces. Obama’s new “eat-the-rich” meme is getting uncomfortably close to their own carefully tended gardens.

I don’t see them all going down without a fight.


14 posted on 04/28/2012 3:30:28 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and democrat is no way to go through life.)
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To: Ronin
Man, I hope you are right.

History shows us a lot of mayhem is initially embraced, though: Russia, 1918. Germany, 1930's. Cuba, 1950's.

15 posted on 04/28/2012 3:31:44 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Admin Moderator refuses to let me hit it. -- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2875871/posts)
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To: smoothsailing
>"Obama Blows Off Congress"

Somebody has to take up the slack since Barney's retiring!

16 posted on 04/28/2012 3:36:59 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: Lazamataz

Someday this will occur, though I think the AC will come from Europe.

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Daniel%2011:37-39\\&version=KJV

Daniel 11:37-39

King James Version (KJV)

37 Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all.

38 But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things.

39 Thus shall he do in the most strong holds with a strange god, whom he shall acknowledge and increase with glory: and he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for gain.


17 posted on 04/28/2012 3:39:05 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Lazamataz

A “night of the long knives” is definitely possible. I’m sure there are a lot of serious radicals on the Obama team that are just waiting for a chance to strike out at their long-hated enemies — many of whom are also associated with the Progressive camp.

That’s also par for the course when the Socialists grab power.

Somewhere on another board, someone said something like “if worse comes to worse, we can at least enjoy the schadenfreude that comes from watching the Limo-libs get devoured by the animals they have unleashed.”


18 posted on 04/28/2012 3:47:35 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life -- Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: smoothsailing; All

THE AVERAGE AMERICAN HASN’T A CLUE AS TO THE BILLIONS OF AMERICAN TAX PAYER DOLLARS THAT OBAMA HAS THROWN DOWN MUSLIM SH*T HOLES WHILE THREATENING TO WITHHOLD SENIOR’S SS AND GUTTING THE MILITARY:

Obamas 2009 Supplemental Appropriations for Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Pandemic Flu was revised and passed by the full committee.
It gives billions http://creepingsharia.wordpress.com/2009/05/1...
of U.S. taxpayer dollars to countries and entities that support Sharia law and/or harbor, hide and support those who want to destroy the U.S. and our allies.
Read the summary from David Obeys office that was quietly released last week with nary a word from any media.

$3.6 billion, matching the request, to expand and improve capabilities of the Afghan security forces

$400 million, as requested, to build the counterinsurgency capabilities of the Pakistani security forces

Afghanistan:$1.52 billion,$86 million above the request

West Bank and Gaza:$665 million in bilateral economic, humanitarian, and security assistance for the West Bank and Gaza

Jordan:$250 million,$250 million above the request, including $100 million for economic and $150 million for security assistance

Egypt:$360 million,$310 million above the request, including $50 million for economic assistance,$50 million for border security, and $260 million for security assistance

Pakistan:$1.9 billion,$591 million above the request

Iraq:$968 million,$336 million above the request

Oversight:$20 million,$13 million above the request, to expand oversight capacity of the State Department, USAID, and the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan to review programs in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq
Lebanon:$74 million

International Food Assistance:$500 million,$200 million above the request, for PL 480 international food assistance to alleviate suffering during the global economic crisis

Refugee Assistance:$343 million,$50 million above the request, including humanitarian assistance for Gaza. Funding for the UN Relief and Works Agency programs in the West Bank and Gaza is limited to $119 million (Note: Gaza = Hamas)

Disaster Assistance:$200 million to avert famines and provide life-saving assistance during natural disasters and for internally displaced people around the world, including Somalia, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, the Middle East and South Asia

Peacekeeping:$837 million for United Nations
peacekeeping operations, including an expanded mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and a new mission in Chad and the Central African Republic

Department of Justice:$17 million, matching the request, for counter-terrorism activities and to provide training and assistance for the Iraqi criminal justice system
Obama gives your tax dollars to rebuild Muslim mosques around the world
http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/... #

ACCORDING TO THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION WILL GIVE AWAY NEARLY $6 MILLION OF AMERICAN TAX DOLLARS TO RESTORE 63 HISTORIC AND CULTURAL SITES, INCLUDING ISLAMIC MOSQUES AND MINARETS, IN 55 NATIONS. See the State Department document here.
http://exchanges.state.gov/media/pdfs/office-...

And THAT’S just the tip of the iceberg.
THIS will blow your mind!!

http://gbk.eads.usaidallnet.gov/
They should have 2010 up, but they don’t. That’s where you’ll find Obama’s largesse towards Muslim countries really go off the charts.
.
http://www.foreignassistance.gov/DataView.aspx

charts:

http://gbk.eads.usaidallnet.gov/data/fast-facts.html

.


19 posted on 04/28/2012 3:54:25 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: smoothsailing

Congress must confront this demon or perish in their complacency..The people must take away all funds from the federal government and return those decisions to the states, the states should have balanced budget requirements, and with monies left over states could grant to federal government for specific uses which would be overseen by the states..

If we no longer can keep the president from being a king, guess what, he already is..get fired up...if you want a free country..


20 posted on 04/28/2012 3:55:03 PM PDT by aces
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To: smoothsailing

Do you think this will cost him a single Jewish vote? It should, but it won’t.


21 posted on 04/28/2012 4:20:34 PM PDT by shortstop (It's too bad that stupidity isn't painful)
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To: smoothsailing

.


22 posted on 04/28/2012 5:41:01 PM PDT by Rj Snows
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To: smoothsailing

Send the 2ndMarDiv up I-95 to pack Buckwheat’s suitcase along with the mercenaries in the secret service who are protecting his criminal, commie azz for a weekly paycheck, free health care and streetwalkers in Brazil. Send them all to Kenya one-way.

I know more about setting up a perimeter than these secret service clowns, and I was only a sergeant.


23 posted on 04/28/2012 6:04:43 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: smoothsailing

24 posted on 04/28/2012 6:14:31 PM PDT by kanawa
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To: shortstop
Do you think this will cost him a single Jewish vote? It should, but it won’t.

Of all people to ignore the lessons of history, it's beyond reason. What in the world makes them so blind? I'll never understand it.

25 posted on 04/28/2012 7:00:10 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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