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Romney arrives, days after telling Israelis they deserve better than they get from Obama
timesofisrael.com ^

Posted on 07/28/2012 5:13:43 PM PDT by tsowellfan

Days after telling Israelis that they deserve better treatment than they have had from the United States during Barack Obama’s presidency, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney arrived in Israel on Saturday night for talks with Israeli leaders, a meeting with the Palestinian prime minister, and a fundraiser.

Just as candidate Obama did four years ago, challenger Romney is visiting Israel in good part to try to maximize support for his presidential campaign among American Jewish supporters. Sensitive bilateral issues will also be on the agenda, however, notably the shared US-Israel concern about how to thwart Iran’s nuclear drive.

Obama was a relatively unknown quantity to Israel at the time of his 2008 visit, but his Democratic Party has traditionally garnered the vast majority of US Jewish votes. Romney is a more familiar figure, but his Republican Party has found it difficult to change those US Jewish voting habits. Romney has promised that, if elected, he would visit Israel as his first overseas destination. Obama has not visited Israel as president.

A Gallup poll released Friday showed that American Jews support Obama over Romney by a margin of 68 to 25 percent. That’s a decline compared to the 78% support Obama won, according to exit polls, in the elections...

(Excerpt) Read more at timesofisrael.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bhomiddleeast; election2012; israel; jewishvote; proisrael; romney; romneyvisit
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1 posted on 07/28/2012 5:13:51 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: tsowellfan
Look... I think as Jim Robinson alludes to, Romney is a slippery character. However, he would not be as viscerally vicious to Israel as the Messiah is, Just as he does not lob excrement (verbal and otherwise) on Conservatives as John McCain did in 2008 and still does.

Small consolations -- yes! But it is something....

2 posted on 07/28/2012 5:24:59 PM PDT by Stepan12
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To: tsowellfan

First you don’t highlight your Billionaire status with a million dollar horsie in the Olympics and expect regular people to gasp in awe!! , Second you don’t bash the Brits for not being prepared at the Olympics. Third ,if you do bash the damned english ,stick to it!! Don’t beg for forgiveness and Fourth don’t pander to Israel after the defense act is signed by the communist obama.But finally, for God sake ,don’t go to POLAND??? Who the hell cares about Poland????You can’t make up what a fool this guy is!!!This campaign sucks and I will tell you right now ,this jack ass is going to blow a skillet shot.


3 posted on 07/28/2012 5:29:10 PM PDT by marygonzo
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To: marygonzo

I care about Poland.


4 posted on 07/28/2012 5:33:59 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: marygonzo
you don’t bash the Brits for not being prepared at the Olympics.

Uhhh, exactly what "bashing" did he do?

He said:
“It’s hard to know just how well it will turn out,” Romney said on the eve of the games. He said a controversy over the level of security staffing was “disconcerting.”

Impolitic? Perhaps.

Honest? Yes.

Bashing? Puhleeze.

5 posted on 07/28/2012 5:35:37 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: marygonzo

Have you been drinking all day, Mary?


6 posted on 07/28/2012 5:40:19 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: marygonzo

The Polish people know what oppression is about. They are some of the most freedom loving people in the world. I love Poland.

But you probably don’t know the history of Poland as you just signed up in June 2012. Stick around. You may learn something about world history.


7 posted on 07/28/2012 5:46:50 PM PDT by mplsconservative (Impeach Obama Now!)
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To: marygonzo

8 posted on 07/28/2012 5:53:26 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (Meow.)
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To: StAnDeliver

The horse complaining newbie, class warfare jerk deserves a zot. The most I herd is a fat Jack Russell terrier, but I don’t deny Romney his money.

People that try to extinguish the American dream truly stink, and probably in more ways than one. I smell an Obamaite living on one form of welfare or another.


9 posted on 07/28/2012 6:02:50 PM PDT by mplsconservative (Impeach Obama Now!)
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To: marygonzo

You’re out in the weeds.


10 posted on 07/28/2012 6:03:13 PM PDT by Magic Fingers (Political correctness mutates in order to remain virulent.)
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To: marygonzo
"But finally, for God sake ,don’t go to POLAND??? Who the hell cares about Poland????"

Poland is very pro-America. I care about them.

11 posted on 07/28/2012 6:05:45 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: marygonzo
It's frustrating to see Freepers one by one embraces reality of having Romney as the only alternative to 0bama, isn't it? But, then, truth is not always easy to handle. Two stubborn facts stay: (1) Romney, for all his problems, is better than 0bama. At least the probability of the country going straight to socialism is less than one. With four more years of zero, the probability is one. If he won, Romney would try to win a second term, which mean he probably will listen to a more conservative Congress. (2) Romney won the primaries. There are many reasons for this, including not-so honest attacks on Romney's campaign part, but the main reason is this: conservatives failed to come up with one candidate that with 30-40% Romney could emerge the winner. The way I see it, it's not the success of Romney campaign. It's the failure of conservatives.
12 posted on 07/28/2012 6:06:20 PM PDT by paudio (OTP: Why do people want to rehire a mechanic who clearly only made their car worse than before?)
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To: marygonzo

So profound, you sound like an obami voter.

ABO


13 posted on 07/28/2012 6:10:07 PM PDT by bfree (OBAMI IS THE ENEMY OF FREEDOM)
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To: marygonzo

It’s none of your business what working people do with their money. It’s their money, not yours. Leave the envy and class warfare to the liberals. I mentioned this to you yesterday but you still don’t get it.

BTW, I care about Poland.


14 posted on 07/28/2012 6:13:47 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: marygonzo

Newbie, huh?

Maybe you ought to take some time and get the lay of the land.


15 posted on 07/28/2012 6:33:53 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
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To: marygonzo; Darksheare

My targets have been bad lately, but this one stinks to high heaven.


16 posted on 07/28/2012 6:35:45 PM PDT by mplsconservative (Impeach Obama Now!)
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To: paudio

Well, you are the only one that deserves enlightenment from your well written but wrong answer. Romney was a socialist. Was and is. He is the father of socialized medicine and the insurance mandate. He sucks. He ran against 6 conservatives and because of liberals and cross over demorats he “won”. Well, he didn’t win me!! I will not vote and I did’nt vote for Mc Amnwsty and there are 2 million of us. So swallow this idiot. I assure you ,I will not.Either the Republicans— My Party will run off these socialist or they will continue to fade into oblivion.


17 posted on 07/28/2012 7:01:32 PM PDT by marygonzo
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To: mplsconservative

“My targets have been bad lately, but this one stinks to high heaven.”

If, by “this one”, you mean “marygonzo”, I believe you are right on target.

It is amazing how many things someone can get wrong in one short paragraph.

Without the freedom loving people of Poland, Reagan & Thatcher might not have succeeded in defeating the Evil Empire.

The world owes a debt to the Poles.


18 posted on 07/28/2012 7:06:56 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: BwanaNdege

This one woke me out of my FR commenting abstinence.

The Poles are a great ally. Who is this newbe to dis them?


19 posted on 07/28/2012 7:14:05 PM PDT by FMBass ("Now that I'm sober I watch a lot of news"- Garofalo from Coulter's "Treason")
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To: marygonzo

IBTZ nOOb


20 posted on 07/28/2012 7:26:40 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: StAnDeliver

Thought it was just me and then I saw yer kitties...


21 posted on 07/28/2012 7:28:04 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Vendome

ZOT!


22 posted on 07/28/2012 7:33:18 PM PDT by FMBass ("Now that I'm sober I watch a lot of news"- Garofalo from Coulter's "Treason")
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To: marygonzo

You are a treat. You have no grasp of history and the struggle for freedom in Poland. None.

Romney is not the ideal candidate on this forum, but you are less than real on this forum. Are you paid by Soros, because your English skills aren’t that believeabvle.

You suck and so does Soros. I hope he has a toasty time in Hell.


23 posted on 07/28/2012 7:37:08 PM PDT by mplsconservative (Impeach Obama Now!)
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To: marygonzo

I very much about Poland.


24 posted on 07/28/2012 7:48:21 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: marygonzo

I very much care about Poland.


25 posted on 07/28/2012 7:48:29 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: marygonzo

I care about Poland too!!!!!


26 posted on 07/28/2012 7:51:01 PM PDT by Lily4Jesus ( Jesus is LORD)
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To: 1035rep

Amen!!!!!


27 posted on 07/28/2012 7:52:23 PM PDT by Lily4Jesus ( Jesus is LORD)
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To: marygonzo

Romney is visiting three close and traditional US allies that have been treated shoddily by Obama, and he’s visiting them to make the point that they will be treated as allies again if he becomes president.

Obama really treated Poland badly by cancelling the ABM system that was to be installed there,

And, now the POS Obama is trying to back away from some of his past actions, with the WH lying and claiming that Obama didn’t send the bust of Churchill to the British embassy, when in fact he did and the WH lie was flushed out for a change.

Romney is visiting the right nations and making a very good point on this trip.


28 posted on 07/28/2012 8:01:06 PM PDT by Will88
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To: Will88

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ


29 posted on 07/28/2012 8:06:51 PM PDT by marygonzo
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To: marygonzo
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Lol, you're as clueless and incoherent as other posters have pointed out, or even more so.

30 posted on 07/28/2012 8:10:04 PM PDT by Will88
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To: marygonzo

I think your time is up. Bye bye


31 posted on 07/28/2012 8:11:34 PM PDT by bfree (OBAMI IS THE ENEMY OF FREEDOM)
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To: marygonzo

You purposely want Obama to win, so he can purposely keep my family in poverty by destroying the economy and thereby keeping engineering jobs from opening up, so I can support my family with my Geotechnical engineering skills.


32 posted on 07/28/2012 8:16:45 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Obama does not have the work ethic to be Anti-Christ.)
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To: marygonzo

Did you come from behind, or under that rock?


33 posted on 07/28/2012 8:19:34 PM PDT by Herodes
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To: All; marygonzo
I smell a troll.

Romney is a multimillionaire, a far cry from a billionaire but what's that matter to you? It's HIS money, HE EARNED IT. The horse thing is his wife's endeavor and part of her MS therapy.

Romney was asked a question about the buzz in the British press over problems with security preparations at the Olympics including the late firing of a firm hired to provide services. That's not "bashing," he answered honestly and forthrightly.

Hmm… attacking Israel? And the planned visit to Poland too?

34 posted on 07/28/2012 8:57:26 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Pontius Pilate 'voters' are arrogant, delusional, lilly-livered collaborators.)
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She doesn’t like Israel either.

“Good analyses.I pretty much agree with your realistic assessment.I might add that there seems to be no understanding of Sunni/Shia reality and a morphing of such things as suicide bombing over to Shia when none exists. Its like “we’ll just blame the Shia for everything the Sunnis do” (Wahhabi) and keep buying oil. Not one Shia was involved on the attack on our country— Iraq was in under control and people will tell you that Iraq had something to do with the attack on the US. It really is devoid of truth or recognition of the obvious.I grant you that Iran35 years ago siezed our embassy but they killed noone. Israel not only steals our state secrets with guys like Jonathan Pollard, who should have be executed. but Israel knowingly and willfully attacked the the USS Liberty in 1967 killing 31 and wounding 178 Americans!!! Why not bomb Israel now for that before we bomb Iran for not killing any of our embassy people before they let them go?? Seems like a double standard. But as far a Syria is concerned— internal matter. Stay the hell out of it.”


35 posted on 07/28/2012 9:41:25 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: marygonzo
You feign being anti-socialist yet you immediately bash a billionaire for his lifestyle. I believe you are a sockpuppet and deserve the VK treatment. IBTZ!
36 posted on 07/28/2012 9:49:55 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: marygonzo

For your leftist information - do you also knock Bill Maher’s wife who owns a lot of horses, and they just recently purchased a million dollar home in the Hamptoms. Hmmm? Inquiring minds want to know?

Of course not - and why not? Well, well, because.......because Bill Maher is a Marxist and golly gee- he earned his money doing what it is he does and you don’t extend that same courtesy to Mitt Romney - whose wife has horses.

I’m sick of this class warfare crap and all those who buy into it. None of the people who spew this crap ever knock or bash Hollywood for spending millions and millions on the luxuries of life. And, just what have these so-called celebrities contributed to society?

Take your rhetoric and class warfare elsewhere. You people make me sick.


37 posted on 07/29/2012 12:32:34 AM PDT by Catsrus
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To: paudio
This will be the last Republican President we will ever have if we beat Obama this time.

So all the freepers who don't support Romney will never get another chance to get a republican elected because in 3 years the blacks and Hispanic vote will overtake any republican vote.

I have warned anti-Romney freepers that Obama will take down this web sight down in his second term.

They can't see the future, we are all headed down to the californiacation of the USA.

It's easy for people who live California to help obama by not suuporting Romney. But I'm from Wisconsin and in the dairy state, Romney is 1000 times better than Zero.

It will be the last chance for a non democrat to be President.

38 posted on 07/29/2012 2:42:02 AM PDT by factmart
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To: factmart

I completely agree with you.


39 posted on 07/29/2012 3:08:09 AM PDT by paudio (OTP: Why do people want to rehire a mechanic who clearly only made their car worse than before?)
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To: factmart

Good point EXCEPT Mr. RomneyCARE IS A DEMOCRAT.

All the lies in the universe by Team Romney
do NOT make him conservative.

Nor has he been. EVER.


40 posted on 07/29/2012 4:10:36 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Catsrus

I dislike Bill Mahar with gusto. I don’t care what money he has, I’m talking about the worst display of arrogant wealth I have ever seen in politics at a time of 14% unemployment. You have the average American looking at romney’s million dollar horse in the “dressage”. Most could never even go to the Olympics much less buy their way into competition. I’m paraphrasing no other champion to conservatives but Charles Krauthammer who said the same thing on Thursday evening on FNN. It just looks bad.Republicans will differ and can differ. Maybe we will see it at the convention?


41 posted on 07/29/2012 8:02:16 AM PDT by marygonzo
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To: marygonzo
I care about Poland and I don't care about Romney's olympic horse (I have to admit, I have no idea what you are talking about on that one.)

And only people who read and believe the agenda-driven ultra-leftist British tabloids believe Romney "insulted" the Brits.

Can you tell me where the "insult" was in his statement?

42 posted on 07/29/2012 8:07:28 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead

He said their readiness was “disconcerting” . Then he said their readiness”was not disconcerting” A man of steel!!


43 posted on 07/29/2012 8:12:42 AM PDT by marygonzo
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To: marygonzo
I don’t care what money he has, I’m talking about the worst display of arrogant wealth

Class warfare leftist scum logic.

How many OWS protests have you been to?

44 posted on 07/29/2012 8:15:30 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: marygonzo
You didn't answer the question I asked, because you couldn't.

You're a leftist troll. Have you ever even had a real job? How much public assistance do you pull down each month?

45 posted on 07/29/2012 8:17:54 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: marygonzo
He ran against 6 conservatives and because of liberals and cross over demorats he “won”.

No he won because conservatives could not coalesce behind any one candidate.

Bachmann was the savior one week...not so good the next.

Cain was the savior one week...repudiated the next.

Perry was the savior one week...a dull speaker the next.

Gingrich was the savior one week...then an adulterer the next.

Also, your negative comment about Poland really speaks volumes.

46 posted on 07/29/2012 11:45:36 AM PDT by what's up
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To: Diogenesis; All
Yep, now it makes sense. The guy is an Obama shill who is having fun trying to disrupt this forum. This is more of the Obama community organizer tactics. He never completed an about page on FR. No one knows anything about him. We are going to see many more like Diogenesis before November. Obama is a master at this.


47 posted on 07/29/2012 11:55:01 AM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: doug from upland

"doug from upland, loyal he is to ME, watch him demean and backstab any man
who dares not support DEATH PANELS, TARP, and RomneyCARE, so bow and obey our spam."

48 posted on 07/29/2012 12:47:25 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: marygonzo

I B T Z,

But I don’t know why, this one is ripe.

Bring on the electric Arquebus!


49 posted on 07/29/2012 12:58:57 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they were.)
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To: Diogenesis
You are brain dead and all the rest of anti-ronmney freepers who think Obamacare is the same as romneycare and only obama people keep repeating the lie. Can't you tell the difference?

Romney believes in capitalizim. Zero does not.

I wanted Sarah Palin and she would have helped us win the women vote in the future by changing young women and girls hearts for future election. any republican man would only win this year and maybe in the next four years.

Romney also vetoed many tax bills puppy. Does that sound like a democrat?

He loves America, do you really think Zero does. Don't you think that Romney would be better for the miltary or Isreal? Hey, what state are you from?

Does your support of Cbama, really mean anything?

50 posted on 07/29/2012 5:32:09 PM PDT by factmart
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