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Did Ed Koch really say that about Obama?
http://www.foxnews.com ^ | 1/10/2013 | Michael Goodwin

Posted on 01/14/2013 11:33:37 AM PST by RoosterRedux

Notwithstanding Ed Koch’s reputation for candor, I didn’t believe my eyes when I read that Koch said he knew President Obama would “renege” on his support of Israel. Koch said his only shock was that it happened so soon, citing Obama’s nomination of former Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel to be defense secretary, according to The Algemeiner newspaper.

Is it true? Did Koch really say that?

“I did say it,” he told me Tuesday, adding he was making a point about why he had endorsed Obama, despite such misgivings.

“People don’t really change when you get to his age,” the former mayor said of Obama. “So I had no doubt that with the course of time, his new strength would weaken.”

Still, he insists, “I don’t regret supporting him. I believe it bought time . . . I’m just sorry it was so short-lived.”

Now it was my turn to be shocked. Not over the fact that Koch thinks Hagel is a disaster for America and Israel. I agree. Rather, I’m shocked that Koch is shocked at Obama.

How could he not see that the betrayal would be instant?

Except during his two campaigns, Obama consistently tilted away from Israel and toward its enemies. His uncertain policy toward Iran, which has threatened to wipe Israel off the map, has unnerved many Israelis and Americans, and his antagonistic attitude toward Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sealed the impression of hostility.

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1 posted on 01/14/2013 11:33:40 AM PST by RoosterRedux
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Koch is a jackass anyway that cannot speak. He wants ALL guns seized except for law enforcement and military.


2 posted on 01/14/2013 11:36:59 AM PST by frogjerk (Obama Claus is coming to town!)
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Still, he insists, “I don’t regret supporting him. I believe it bought time . . . I’m just sorry it was so short-lived.”

Bought time? Obama hasn't even been sworn in for his second term. What time did your support buy? Koch is a moron.

3 posted on 01/14/2013 11:40:20 AM PST by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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Obama consistently tilted away from Israel

O's puppeteers see Muslim Brotherhood as a natural ally. He, they, consistently back them.

He is a politician, so he walks a line between what he says and what he does. If you follow every little zig and zag you'll be occasionally confused about who he is. Follow the general thrust, though, and its all pretty clear.

I don't think anyone has any legitimate excuse for being surprised at anything he does.

4 posted on 01/14/2013 11:40:31 AM PST by marron
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"Now it was my turn to be shocked. Not over the fact that Koch thinks Hagel is a disaster for America and Israel. I agree. Rather, I’m shocked that Koch is shocked at Obama.
How could he not see that the betrayal would be instant? "


5 posted on 01/14/2013 11:41:28 AM PST by wesagain (The God (Elohim) of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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"“I did say it,” he told me Tuesday, adding he was making a point about why he had endorsed Obama, despite such misgivings."

If he had such misgivings, why did he vote for him? He had to know, like just about everyone, that Obama was/is no friend of Israel.

So, how's that working out for you now, Mr. Mayor?/sarc

Thanks for nothing, Mayor Idiot.

6 posted on 01/14/2013 11:43:56 AM PST by hummingbird
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"Now it was my turn to be shocked. Not over the fact that Koch thinks Hagel is a disaster for America and Israel. I agree. Rather, I’m shocked that Koch is shocked at Obama.
How could he not see that the betrayal would be instant? "


7 posted on 01/14/2013 11:44:23 AM PST by wesagain (The God (Elohim) of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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Americans reneged on their responsibilities on 11/6/12


8 posted on 01/14/2013 11:44:59 AM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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Still, he insists, “I don’t regret supporting him.

Ed Koch, stuck on incredibly stupid in a whole lotta ways.
9 posted on 01/14/2013 11:52:10 AM PST 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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There’s no fool like an old fool.


10 posted on 01/14/2013 12:10:18 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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Let me summarize: I, Ed Koch, am an asshole. Never, ever, listen to me again, about anything.

There was a *crystal* clear choice, a friend of Israel or an enemy. The Jews voted for their enemy. Ed Koch is the new head of the Judenrat. Maybe they’ll gas him last, after he’s lead the rest of his people into the ovens.


11 posted on 01/14/2013 12:11:05 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Please, don't tell Obama what comes after a trillion.)
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Has Israel protested the nomination of Hagel?


12 posted on 01/14/2013 12:15:08 PM PST by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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Per Ed Koch, that would make Obama, a reneger!
13 posted on 01/14/2013 12:35:49 PM PST by TexasCajun
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Notwithstanding Ed Koch’s reputation for candor, I didn’t believe my eyes when I read that Koch said he knew President Obama would “renege” on his support of Israel.

I guess that would make Obama a reneger.

14 posted on 01/14/2013 12:40:54 PM PST by SC DOC
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