Skip to comments.Obama Turns Down Netanyahu; Meets ‘The Pimp with the Limp’
Posted on 09/11/2012 1:53:19 PM PDT by smoothsailing
September 11, 2012
The White House declined Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s request on Tuesday to meet U.S. President Barack Obama during a UN conference in New York at the end of the month.
An official in Jerusalem said that the prime minister’s office sent the White House a message stating that although Netanyahu will spend only two and a half days on U.S. soil, he is interested in meeting Obama and is willing to travel to the U.S. capital specifically for that purpose. The official added that the White House rejected the request and said that at this time Obama’s schedule does not allow for a meeting.
The White House’s response marks a new low in relations between Netanyahu and Obama, underscored by the fact that this is the first time Netanyahu will visit the U.S. as prime minister without meeting the president.
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak reportedly tried smoothing things over, but Bibi is having none of it.
“The world tells Israel ‘wait, there’s still time’. And I say, ‘Wait for what? Wait until when?’ Those in the international community who refuse to put red lines before Iran don’t have a moral right to place a red light before Israel,” Netanyahu told reporters on Tuesday.
“Now if Iran knows that there is no red line. If Iran knows that there is no deadline, what will it do? Exactly what it’s doing. It’s continuing, without any interference, towards obtaining nuclear weapons capability and from there, nuclear bombs,” he said.
Relations between the US and Israel have been strained during the entire Obama term. Obama’s call for Israel to retreat to its 1967 borders was widely seen as a slap to our ally. Obama’s support for ousting the late Hosni Mubarak from the Egyptian presidency paved the way for what now looks like an Islamist takeover in Cairo, endangering the longstanding peace treaty between Israel and Egypt.
President Obama also has not visited Israel during his presidency. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney visited Israel in July 2012.
Update: President Obama may not have time to meet with the Prime Minister of Israel, but today he had time to meet with some other notable figures.
President Obama continues reaching out to non-traditional media to spread the campaign word, appearing this morning on 106.7 FM with DJ Laz AKA the pimp with the limp, who tweeted that he was getting REAL Answers from @BarackObama.
Obama is basically giving a gift to Romeny. Romeny needs to run with this with ads as well as the embassy in Egypt. If Romeny passes on these golden opportunities, then the fix is in.
So Romney and Obama make some kind of “Gentleman’s agreement” not to do any campaigning today because of the 9/11 anniversary and what does Obama do, he goes on some idiotic talk show to trash Romney..what a shock, now we know why Obama was “Too busy” to talk to our closest ally
Either Obama knows that people are too stupid not to vote for him or something else is going on. Everything Obama has done today, for anyone else he would be down 20 points in the polls, either he wants to lose or knows that dumb asses will always vote for the guy who gives them free goodies. That and the media will ALWAYS have his back
However, it does demonstrate Obama's disdain for Israel. I'm sure that Netanyahu is worried that Obama's passivity in confronting Iran's quest to develop nuclear weapons will trigger a nuclear strike on Israel while the Arab-friendly Barack Hussein Obama is still president. One hopes that Israel can find a way to at least slow down Iran's development of nuclear weapons until Romney is in office (4 months). Of course, Romney had better have a plan in place to deal with Iran and not just more tough talk with little substance, as Obama has given us. We'll see.
I agree entirely. An ad with Obama refusing to meet with Netenyahu at the same time he goes on a show called, “The Pimp with the Limp” should be devestating. Of course with today’s electorate Obama might get a bump.
Regardless, there are many Jews who will still vote for Obama apparently not caring or ignorant that Obama may cause another holocaust.
New Christian Science Monitor poll has Jewish support for obama down to 59% compared to 78% in 2008
He KNOWS there are enough stupid people to re-elect him. There were enough in 2008.
I don’t understand it. I sure don’t understand how a Christian or a Jew can vote for him.
Pimp With a Limp = Gimp?
Or would that be offensive?
I caught a glimpse of TV news earlier today. O had apparently just visited either Arlington or the Pentagon, I’m not sure which, but I think Arlington. Anyway, he and his entourage were leaving wherever they were and he was standing around signing autographs for the onlookers. SIGNING AUTOGRAPHS! It was shameful, in that sacred place, on this day, or any day.
I bet if some Muslim goat-humper wanted to meet with Zero, he’d magically find time in his schedule.
What’s wrong with the 59%? Jewish support for Obama ought to be zero!
What the hell is wrong with the other 39%?
Are they crazy?
Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Chuck Schumer disagree.
Romney should meet with Netanyahu.
Maybe he is, how would we know?
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