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"Former New York mayor Ed Koch backs President Obama"
NY Daily News ^ | March 13, 2012 | Alison Gendar

Posted on 03/16/2012 9:46:46 PM PDT by Politics4US

"Former Mayor Ed Koch is back on President Obama’s side and will be by his side during a fancy White House bash Wednesday with British Prime Minister David Cameron.

Koch said he scored an invite to the swanky soiree in honor of Cameron and his wife, Samantha.

Koch, a Democrat, raised eyebrows and ire last year when he backed Republican Bob Turner over Democrat David Weprin in the special election to replace disgraced ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner in a Queens-Brooklyn district.

Koch said the cross-party endorsement was to send a message to Obama to be a better friend to Israel — and to not to take Jewish support for granted.

“Apparently, President Obama got the message and I am back on the reelection bus . . . and he invited me to attend tomorrow night’s state dinner for Cameron,” he said.

In September, Koch formally reendorsed Obama, saying the President’s United Nations’ speech against the Palestinian push for statehood had repaired the breach.

A White House spokesman could not confirm the invite."


TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: anthonyweiner; bobturner; davidcameron; davidweprin; edkoch; israel; newyork; samanthacameron

1 posted on 03/16/2012 9:46:53 PM PDT by Politics4US
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To: Politics4US
This entire election is rigged.

It's Romney running against Obama. Obama gets 4 more years. This right here proves it.

2 posted on 03/16/2012 9:48:47 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: Politics4US

Another American Jew who hates Jews.


3 posted on 03/16/2012 9:51:58 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: Politics4US

Koch is a pro-abortion lib. Why would anyone be surprised by this?


4 posted on 03/16/2012 9:54:57 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: Politics4US

Ed Koch is “shameless.” Period.


5 posted on 03/16/2012 9:55:06 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: ReformationFan

Exactly. I can’t understand why anyone would think this is news. It’s like saying that the sky is blue.


6 posted on 03/16/2012 9:56:49 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The first lesson you learn as a pollster is that people are stupid. - Dem pollster, Tom Jensen)
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To: Politics4US

I am not too surprised. Disgusted with another secular Jew tossing Israel under the bus while paying lip service to it, but not surprised.


7 posted on 03/16/2012 10:00:07 PM PDT by Ancesthntr (Bibi to Odumbo: Its not going to happen.)
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To: Politics4US
Apparently, President Obama got the message

Just like the guys at Nuremberg.

8 posted on 03/16/2012 10:00:56 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: Politics4US
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9 posted on 03/16/2012 10:08:39 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: Politics4US

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUs-DoeqI5U&feature=youtu.be


10 posted on 03/16/2012 10:16:37 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Politics4US

Koch formally re-endorsed Obama.

Guess he’s easily bought.

Koch must approve of Obama OK-ing the use of aborted babies’ brains in lab tests.

Koch not only hates fellow Jews, he hates babies in the womb.


11 posted on 03/16/2012 10:21:40 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: doc1019

About 75-85% depending on the election. Go figure!


12 posted on 03/16/2012 10:57:47 PM PDT by packrat35 (When will we admit we are now almost a police state?)
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To: Politics4US

No fool like an old fool. We’ll see how Ed feels about it when Tel Aviv is a smoking crater and 0bama issues a ‘stern statement’ to those Islamofascists in Tehran who are responsible.


13 posted on 03/16/2012 10:58:05 PM PDT by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front!)
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To: doc1019

“Another American Jew who hates Jews.”

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Another American Jew who hates America.


14 posted on 03/16/2012 11:01:47 PM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: EyeGuy

Ed is senile or he has a persecution complex.


15 posted on 03/17/2012 12:41:28 AM PDT by ChiMark (chewed up his body for a decade)
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To: Politics4US

Does it walk like a duck? Does it quack like a duck?


16 posted on 03/17/2012 1:32:47 AM PDT by Bullish
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Why vote for a pseudo commie when you can have the real thing?


17 posted on 03/17/2012 1:35:46 AM PDT by Bullish
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To: Politics4US

Ed Koch - stupid liberal yankee


18 posted on 03/17/2012 1:58:32 AM PDT by lwoodham (I am Andrew Breitbart. Don't doubt me on this.)
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To: Politics4US; mickie
The White House has fallen on pathetic times when Ed Krotch and George Looney are on the A-List for State Dinners.

Leni

19 posted on 03/17/2012 2:07:50 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: MinuteGal

Does anybody really care what Ed Koch does?

Does he have a following?

Is that following not already committed to Obama?


20 posted on 03/17/2012 2:31:41 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: FlingWingFlyer

21 posted on 03/17/2012 3:11:23 AM PDT by sr4402
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To: ReformationFan

I’m surprised, not terribly of course, but if you had asked me, I would have thought that this would be one of those times that he left the reservation, especially since he probably assumes that the moderate Romney will be be the nominee for the GOP.


22 posted on 03/17/2012 3:21:52 AM PDT by ansel12 ( Romney is a Mormon Bishop, as was his father, his uncle was in line to be the Mormon Prophet. Pope))
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To: Politics4US
Some Blacks have cycle cell disease and lots of Jews have Hammer and cycle cell disease - what else is there to say?
23 posted on 03/17/2012 5:46:54 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Christie at the beach

Ed Koch still living. Who knew?!


24 posted on 03/17/2012 6:49:06 AM PDT by LeonardFMason
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To: Politics4US

Absolutely no surprise here. I predicted it back in 2010 when he supported Bob Turner. Koch always teases the voting public with an out of the box endorsement, when it will not have an impact in a big way. He picks his moments to seem above the fray. It is like a Democrat in Congress from a conservative leaning district who votes against Pelosi only after the Dems do not need his vote. Koch will always stand by the Left when they need him. When they do not need him, he will play his games with us.


25 posted on 03/17/2012 7:57:18 AM PDT by gusty
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
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This should come as no surprise. Like voting, political support is based on many issues, and Israel is down the list. Isral or free birth control and abortions, Israel loses, it's a moral issue.

26 posted on 03/18/2012 8:10:31 AM PDT by SJackson (The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement)
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To: Politics4US; firebrand; SJackson; juliej; redpoll; Netz; eddiespaghetti; jjotto; Fenhalls555; ...
Koch is a senile phony, and, contrary to what he and other Jewish lefties think, is not a spokesman for the Jewish community of the United States.

If he thinks Obama has turned around on Israel merely because of a speech to the UN, he's grasping for straws in order to justify his partisanship to the 'Rat cause.

The main reason for Koch's support of Obama is that they both love big government domestically, which is a core principle (if there is such a thing) of their party of tyranny. There is no way that Koch can endorse Obama for re-election and at the same time claim that the security and survival of Israel is of paramount importance to him.

27 posted on 03/18/2012 10:55:51 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93
Ed Koch is not a happy man. A little gay perhaps, but not happy.

Rabbi Meir Kahane, zt"l

28 posted on 03/18/2012 2:05:49 PM PDT by Stepan12
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To: packrat35

Not this election.


29 posted on 03/18/2012 2:41:40 PM PDT by Hildy ("When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - SocratesHill not text while dri)
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To: Hildy

I hear that every single election and every single time its the same. Jews vote overwhelmingly for democrats. I would really be surprised to see it change in my lifetime.


30 posted on 03/18/2012 3:11:00 PM PDT by packrat35 (When will we admit we are now almost a police state?)
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To: Stepan12

Thanks for the interesting link.

Koch has long been befuddled and long been someone who says x one day and y the next.

A group of young Turks are using him and his name and his face to push the Marxist economic and homosexual agenda. He’s so flattered to think that he is “still relevant.” Just when something in him says, “Israel’s not being treated fairly and is in danger,” his Leftist advisors reign him in and set him back on their Obaminable track.

This link and the comments there sum up the harm Koch is doing.

http://www.debbieschlussel.com/36892/ed-koch-has-lost-it-sides-w-jew-hater-calls-for-pro-israel-college-trustees-removal/


31 posted on 03/18/2012 5:55:04 PM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: Stepan12
A little gay perhaps, but not happy.

LOL!!!

32 posted on 03/18/2012 6:03:32 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: Seeing More Clearly Now; ml/nj; NYC GOP Chick; juliej; firebrand; Hildy; left that other site; ...
Thanks for linking me to the Debbie Schlussel piece from last May. Wow, I've never seen anyone skewer him that hard, particularly from the right.

Yet I agree with her completely. I pointed out in my post # 27 that Koch is senile - yet the MSM still treats him as if he is the big power who reflects the views of the American Jewish community.

At this stage of his life, Koch is only a legend in his own mind.

33 posted on 03/18/2012 6:39:54 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: Seeing More Clearly Now; All
A group of young Turks are using [Koch] and his name and his face to push the Marxist economic and homosexual agenda.

I'm not disputing you on that, but do you have in mind any specific names or groups who are part of those "young Turks"?

34 posted on 03/18/2012 6:47:40 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: Politics4US

old fool.


35 posted on 03/18/2012 6:51:22 PM PDT by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: ReformationFan
I'm an idiot I guess. I'm surprised. I thought Koch was smart, loved America & loved Israel. Where did I get it wrong?
36 posted on 03/18/2012 8:09:02 PM PDT by outofstyle (Down All the Days)
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To: outofstyle
I thought Koch was smart, loved America & loved Israel.
Where did I get it wrong?

rem: a liberal, is alway a liberal first...
(never :) ever else is more important; its a cr@zy-@$$ religion...
like Islam / Liberalism (Moronism :).

37 posted on 03/18/2012 8:32:13 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Simple: Kill the terrorists, Protect (all) the borders, ridicule all the (surviving) Liberals :^)
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To: outofstyle

Yes, some days he does love America and Israel. For example, he wrote the following open letter to the New York Times a few months ago:

To the New York Times: calling for the murder of Jews by those capable of having their incitement taken seriously isn’t news

http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0112/koch.php3


38 posted on 03/19/2012 12:12:30 AM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: justiceseeker93

But, he’s not sitting at home. Koch is featured as head of www.nyuprising.org/ I wonder who chose the name....


39 posted on 03/19/2012 12:31:59 AM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: skinkinthegrass

He’s a case study in inconsistency. Alan Dershowitz also suffers from the syndrome.


40 posted on 03/19/2012 12:36:47 AM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: EyeGuy

He doesn’t hate Jews or America. I don’t believe that claim. He just can’t follow his very own logic to its clear conclusion. He’s tethered to the Democratic Party and retreats back home every time he dares venture outside those walls.


41 posted on 03/19/2012 12:44:34 AM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: justiceseeker93
I pointed out in my post # 27 that Koch is senile

"Senile" is a bit strong. I don't recall exactly when now, but I'm sure I have heard Koch on the radio (probably with Mark Simone) within the past three months; and he didn't sound any different to me than he did 30 years ago. Was he "senile" when he backed the Republican in the not-so-distant-past, post-Weiner by-election?

ML/NJ

42 posted on 03/19/2012 6:55:52 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: Seeing More Clearly Now; ml/nj; juliej; All
He's tethered to the Democratic Party and retreats back home he dares venture outside those walls.

Very well put, so typical for too many Jews of his generation, Jews who are smart enough to know better. The 'Rat party is their addiction that they find impossible to break.

43 posted on 03/19/2012 7:24:11 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93

Ed Koch, it should be noted, was the former Clown Prince of Fun City.....


44 posted on 03/19/2012 11:23:34 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Politics4US
Koch said the cross-party endorsement was to send a message to Obama to be a better friend to Israel — and to not to take Jewish support for granted.

Meanwhile he can destroy Amerika right Mr Koch?

long as he's good for Israel then who cares about USA right?

what an asshat

45 posted on 03/19/2012 11:57:19 PM PDT by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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