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Video: Keith Ellison explains his vote against Iron Dome
Hot Air ^ | 8/3/14 | Jazz Shaw

Posted on 08/03/2014 4:32:45 PM PDT by Nachum

You may recall that on Friday, in what would have been a Christmas Miracle were it not several months early, Congress actually got something done. It was the passage of a bill approving $225M in funding for Israel’s Iron Dome defensive missile system. It was quite the bipartisan effort in retrospect, garnering an overwhelming 395 votes in the House with only eight in opposition. One of those eight was Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison, and as The Corner reports, he went out on the weekend gab circuit to explain why he didn’t support the measure.

“Because a cease-fire is what we should prioritize now,” he said when asked to explain his vote on Meet the Press. “A cease-fire protects civilians on both sides — it doesn’t just say, ‘We’re only concerned about people on one side.’”

He pointed to the devastation he witnessed during his trips to Gaza.

Let’s go to the brief video, and then we’ll carry on below that.

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


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1 posted on 08/03/2014 4:32:45 PM PDT by Nachum
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"..only Spartan women give birth to real men"




Thank God for the real men who founded this country,
and for the real men who continue to sustain it

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2 posted on 08/03/2014 4:33:05 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

He’s a muzzie


3 posted on 08/03/2014 4:33:59 PM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: Nachum

Why again are US taxpayers paying for this? The IDF can afford something like this.


4 posted on 08/03/2014 4:35:09 PM PDT by robertwalker62
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To: Nachum

Iron Dome is haram.


5 posted on 08/03/2014 4:35:22 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: ronnie raygun

What can be expected from the voters of Minnesota, and also Massachusetts. Enemys of Freedom?


7 posted on 08/03/2014 4:36:34 PM PDT by Rider on the Rain
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To: ronnie raygun

Yep, he is Muslim. Is his Muslim faith overriding what should be his better judgement as an American congressman??? Just asking.


8 posted on 08/03/2014 4:36:53 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: Nachum

Paraphrasing: “I like cease fires because they let Muslims sneak up and kill more Jews.”


9 posted on 08/03/2014 4:39:27 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: robertwalker62

It’s not like we are not getting anything out of the deal. The funds come right back to the U.S. because they are used to buy American products.


10 posted on 08/03/2014 4:40:25 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

He ain’t trying too hard to hide his anti-semitism, is he?


11 posted on 08/03/2014 4:42:45 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Please $upport Free Republic.)
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To: Rider on the Rain

“”””What can be expected from the voters of Minnesota, and also Massachusetts. Enemys of Freedom?””””

Don’t blame the Minnesota. Ellison is from New Somalia formerly known as Minneapolis.


12 posted on 08/03/2014 4:44:05 PM PDT by shelterguy
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Thanks Nachum.
You may recall that on Friday, in what would have been a Christmas Miracle were it not several months early, Congress actually got something done. It was the passage of a bill approving $225M in funding for Israel’s Iron Dome defensive missile system. It was quite the bipartisan effort in retrospect, garnering an overwhelming 395 votes in the House with only eight in opposition. One of those eight was Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison...
Beto O'Rourke, D-El Paso, was another of the eight, and "Issa Khlyel, a board member for the Islamic Center of El Paso, approved of O'Rourke's vote", claiming to have been one of the "Palestinians" kicked out by Israelis in 1948. The others were Zoe Lofgren (D-Ca), Jim Moran (D-Va), Justin Amash (R-Mi), Walter Jones (R-NC), Thomas Massie (R-Ky), and Mark Sanford (R-SC).
13 posted on 08/03/2014 4:59:44 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Nachum

Posted earlier from a different source...

Still worth reading.


14 posted on 08/03/2014 5:02:29 PM PDT by BlueNgold (Have we crossed the line from Govt. in righteous fear of the People - to a People in fear of Govt??)
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To: Nachum

“it’s preventing my muslim brothers engaged in jihad against killing the jews.”

that is the bottom line and we all know it.


15 posted on 08/03/2014 5:08:47 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Nachum

“Because my voodoo religion requires it”


16 posted on 08/03/2014 5:11:30 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: robertwalker62
Why are U.S. Tax Payer paying for this? It might have something to do with the people Israel is fighting...


17 posted on 08/03/2014 5:15:02 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: robertwalker62

We are getting technology out of it. They developed it from the tech side, and we paid for a lot of the R & D. We also get contracts for our workers and companies.


18 posted on 08/03/2014 5:16:48 PM PDT by Ancesthntr ("The right to buy weapons is the right to be free." A. E. van Vogt)
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To: robertwalker62
Why again are US taxpayers paying for this?

It is a joint venture. US taxpayers want to support Israel's right to exist, and especially for a defensive anti-missile system that works. The US may need to use it to defend against missile attacks on us or other allies. There is a real and present danger that allows the system to be tested, improved, and retested.

The right question for you to ask is why are other nations not paying for this?

19 posted on 08/03/2014 5:20:30 PM PDT by af_vet_1981 (The bus came by and I got on, That's when it all began)
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To: SunkenCiv

I expect that from Dems, nor Pubbies. Very surprising.


20 posted on 08/03/2014 5:20:34 PM PDT by Ancesthntr ("The right to buy weapons is the right to be free." A. E. van Vogt)
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To: trisham

I think that Israel should demand that Hamas supply northern Israel with a proportionate number of volunteers for suicide bombings in Gaza, as well as rockets and crews that can be fired indiscriminately into Gaza City.


21 posted on 08/03/2014 5:20:51 PM PDT by Kenton
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To: robertwalker62
Why again are US taxpayers paying for this? The IDF can afford something like this.

Call me old school, but Hamas and the people of Gaza should be paying for this. Israel, should crush Gaza and extract every single once of wealth (yeah, I know there isn't much, Muslims like to live in filth). The new norm in warfare is going back in history when spoils went to the victor. We should have done it in Iraq and Afghanistan.

As for Ellison, he is the poster child for Muslims in America. Note: I did not write Muslim Americans, because there isn't such a thing. Remember Ellison the next time you encounter a Muslim.

22 posted on 08/03/2014 5:37:43 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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To: Nachum

It’s obvious that kid on the left is being choked to DEATH! Look how his tongue is sticking out. That’s a severe choking reflex. What bastards!


23 posted on 08/03/2014 5:42:43 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Nachum

What else do you expect from a Muslim?


24 posted on 08/03/2014 5:45:00 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: robertwalker62

I think the technology was developed by Israel and it is something we want to have and will probably need in the near future. Not necessarily for North America but if I was still a troop overseas in a hot zone I’d sleep a lot better knowing we had an Iron Dome!

So we’re helping with research and development costs and will expect to reap them back to our advantage.

When your base or town doesn’t get ripped to shreds by Islamonuts with missiles you tend to not have to spend so much rebuilding and paying death insurance & benefits out to survivors.


25 posted on 08/03/2014 5:46:28 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Nachum

The vote that needs explaining is how Minnesotans could send a person like this to congress in the first place. Gawd!!!!!!


26 posted on 08/03/2014 5:47:35 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: Nachum

I’d read on another thread that Hamass Cowards were doing this....hanging kids from buildings ...to prevent IDF from attacking.

There needs to be a separate thread about this.....it is horrendous what they are doing to their own kids. Of course, our LSM will probably say these pics are fakes.


27 posted on 08/03/2014 5:48:38 PM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: ronnie raygun

He’s a muzzie plus other things.


28 posted on 08/03/2014 5:48:57 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps. And they're all stupid.)
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To: af_vet_1981

Why isn’t Israel paying for it? We should be spending money to defend our borders, not theirs.


29 posted on 08/03/2014 5:49:21 PM PDT by grania
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To: Nachum

We’ve gotten more out of our investment in IronDome than we ever got out of Solyndra.


30 posted on 08/03/2014 5:49:40 PM PDT by tacticalogic
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To: Nachum

I get emails from KE.

Addressed to: “Dear Communist”.


31 posted on 08/03/2014 5:51:26 PM PDT by TexasGator
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To: TexasGator

I’d like to see that.


32 posted on 08/03/2014 5:52:25 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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Don't let FR fade away! .

33 posted on 08/03/2014 5:54:44 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: F15Eagle
Another brilliant job in Minnesota. Just like Jesse Ventura.

And Stuart Smalley
34 posted on 08/03/2014 6:03:46 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Truth is the enemy of our dysfunctional government.)
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To: Nachum

Well he obviously wants Israelis Jews blown to smithereens by his Hamas buddies.

America needs a thorough disinfecting.


35 posted on 08/03/2014 6:07:53 PM PDT by chris37 (heartless)
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To: Nachum; All

..and the Pali-Arabs Cheer, what else can we
expect from these Mad-Mo-savages?
and their execrable supporters in the USA.

36 posted on 08/03/2014 6:10:35 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a weapon...0'Mullah / "Rustler" 0'Reid? d8-)
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To: Nachum

Vermin.


38 posted on 08/03/2014 6:13:39 PM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: Nachum

A ceasefire protects the criminal Moslems, not the decent people.


39 posted on 08/03/2014 6:16:12 PM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: Nachum

So would I.


40 posted on 08/03/2014 6:21:36 PM PDT by lafroste (matthewharbert.wix.com/matthew-harbert)
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To: grania
We should be spending money to defend our borders, not and theirs.

Fixed it.

41 posted on 08/03/2014 6:30:48 PM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: Nachum

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42 posted on 08/03/2014 6:33:21 PM PDT by TexasGator
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To: ronnie raygun

Yes he is a Muslim and is probably afraid they will have a fatwa against him if he actually voted approval of funding Israel’s Iron Dome program. Although that is giving hi an ‘out’.

Ellison is not a likely vote to approve anything that is even remotely neutral on Israel and the Jews. He is an anti-Semite.


43 posted on 08/03/2014 6:47:29 PM PDT by Gumdrop (~)
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To: Old Yeller

And Al Franken


44 posted on 08/03/2014 6:48:14 PM PDT by getarope (Jesus is coming soon, and boy is he PISSED!)
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To: trisham
Dipshit best hope his nose is clean.

His homeboy at DOJ won't be there forever.

45 posted on 08/03/2014 6:52:35 PM PDT by Rome2000 (General Dictator gives the Law, Get outta line, Neck on the block)
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To: TexasGator
Is that for real? Can we get a scan of the letter so it can be posted and published?
46 posted on 08/03/2014 6:54:20 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Gumdrop

OH, and one more thing - if you want to help the conservatives in Minnesota, you ought to help us elect some more conservatives to the US congress.

I am sick and tired of some Freepers here making broad, stupid comments about my state. Keith Ellison represents his district which is in Minneapolis and largely minority of a certain race, which shall not be mentioned. My representative is Michelle Bachmann. Do you have a problem with her too?

We curently have 2 races in Minnesota’s 7th and 8th congressional districts that are trending against the incumbent Democrats. The Republican candidates would appreciate some funding. These Democrats get lots of money from California liberals. The candidates are: Stuart Mills (MN 8th District) against Rick Nolan; and Torrey Westrum (MN 7th District) against Collin Peterson.

I have donated to both of these candidates. It would be nice if some of you complainers about MN politicians would help us out here.


47 posted on 08/03/2014 7:02:24 PM PDT by Gumdrop (~)
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To: Nachum

Ellison didn’t vote for funding the iron dome because he is in league with the Hamas terrorists - plain and simple.


48 posted on 08/03/2014 7:05:28 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Nachum

omg


49 posted on 08/03/2014 7:09:12 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: SunkenCiv

Justin Amash voted against?? (And Mark Sanford??) Jeez.


50 posted on 08/03/2014 7:11:41 PM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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