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Congressman Urges Arafat (Dead) and Sharon (in Coma) to Restart Middle East Peace Talks
Algemeiner ^ | May 16, 2012

Posted on 05/17/2012 4:13:44 PM PDT by SJackson

Congressman Joe Pitts, a republican from Pennsylvania recently told a constituent that former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and former Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat, should try to to “restart a peace process that has collapsed”

Arafat has been deceased since 2004 while Sharon has been in a coma for over 5 years now.

“With the global war against terrorism, it is now incumbent on Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Yasir Arafat to clamp down on Palestinian extremists that have perpetuated violence and to restart a peace process that has collapsed,” Pitts wrote to the father of Ian Rhodewalt in a letter dated April 20th, 2012.

Rhodewalt is a writer for Mondoweiss, which covers Middle East affairs as well as Israeli-Palestinian related issues.

“Apparently, my congressman believes that the solution for peace in the Middle East will be reached by encouraging negotiations between a vegetable and a dead man,” Rhodewalt wrote earlier this week.


TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
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1 posted on 05/17/2012 4:13:48 PM PDT by SJackson
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Read the headline, knew it was Sheila Jackson Lee. Oh well.

2 posted on 05/17/2012 4:16:16 PM PDT by SJackson (As a black man, you know, Barack could get shot going to the gas station, M Obama)
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To: SJackson

3 posted on 05/17/2012 4:17:48 PM PDT by CougarGA7 ("History is politics projected into the past" - Michael Pokrovski)
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To: SJackson

Wow. Reminds me of the one who thought too many people on Guam would cause it to “tip over and capsize”.


4 posted on 05/17/2012 4:18:46 PM PDT 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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To: SJackson

Arafat’s not dead enough. They should dig him up and put a few rounds in him.


5 posted on 05/17/2012 4:18:50 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

Hopefully the AIDS is still gnawing on his remains.


6 posted on 05/17/2012 4:20:50 PM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out
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To: F15Eagle
Reminds me of the one who thought too many people on Guam would cause it to “tip over and capsize”.

Reminds me of the literary agent that thought Barack Obama was born in Kenya.

7 posted on 05/17/2012 4:21:10 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ROCKLOBSTER
Don't forget to add the


8 posted on 05/17/2012 4:21:28 PM PDT 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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To: F15Eagle

Adm. Willard: We don’t ...anticipate ...that.


9 posted on 05/17/2012 4:22:50 PM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out
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To: SJackson

AH buleave it’s incumban on thu JEWs an the MUSLIMS to wok thangs out in a Christian manner!

(Apologies to the movie, whatever it was.)

Seriously. Take this guy out back and beat him to a pulp with baseball bats.

We do not need this kind of stupidity associated with the Republican brand.


10 posted on 05/17/2012 4:23:48 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: SJackson

Congressman Joe Pitts — poster boy for term limits.


11 posted on 05/17/2012 4:24:08 PM PDT by kevao
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To: dfwgator

The literary agent was probably told either a) a true story or b) yet another fabrication by the poser or one of his lemmings.


12 posted on 05/17/2012 4:24:08 PM PDT 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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To: F15Eagle

I meant that more tongue-in-cheek.


13 posted on 05/17/2012 4:25:55 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SJackson

This where we say, “bless his soul” and move quietly on.


14 posted on 05/17/2012 4:26:33 PM PDT by x
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To: Ronin

That quote is from the movie, “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.” It was said by Charles Durning, who was the Governor of Texas in the movie.


15 posted on 05/17/2012 4:26:33 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (The TEA Party is my cup of tea.)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

He obviously had a hard time keeping a straight face. I’m afraid I would have burst out laughing, and perhaps rotflol.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxF4AmsgaYE


16 posted on 05/17/2012 4:27:05 PM PDT 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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To: SJackson

Methinks it’s time for Congressman Pitts to have a chat with his neurologist.


17 posted on 05/17/2012 4:27:58 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: dfwgator

:)

Yeah, ain’t it amazing all these “mistakes” about Barry out there?

Incredible.


18 posted on 05/17/2012 4:28:51 PM PDT 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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To: SJackson

19 posted on 05/17/2012 4:30:59 PM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: SJackson

5 YEARS IN A COMA? THAT’S STAMINA!


20 posted on 05/17/2012 4:31:51 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: SJackson

http://www.pottsmerc.com/article/20120517/NEWS03/120519546/congressman-joe-pitts-spokesman-blames-staff-for-mideast-gaffe

Pitts is blaming his staff for the letter. It does show all politicians how closely they must monitor things that go out under their name.


21 posted on 05/17/2012 4:36:10 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: F15Eagle

And what was the axcue given for the congressman by the media now? I forget. Some kind of racial disease?


22 posted on 05/17/2012 4:38:16 PM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out
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To: F15Eagle

And what was the excuse given for the congressman by the media now? I forget. Some kind of racial disease?


23 posted on 05/17/2012 4:38:27 PM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out
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To: SJackson

http://www.pottsmerc.com/article/20120517/NEWS03/120519546/congressman-joe-pitts-spokesman-blames-staff-for-mideast-gaffe

“...his spokesman, Andrew Wimer, said it was Pitts’ staff that made the mistake.
“Rep. Pitts certainly knows who currently leads the Israeli and Palestinian governments,” Wimer said. “Congressman Pitts responds to tens of thousands of constituent inquiries a year. Because it is impossible to draft a unique reply to each inquiry, language is often reused for similar responses. In this case, a double mistake was made. Language that should have been archived was included in a draft response.
“Responding to tens of thousands of letters a year is a complicated process. Mistakes are both few and rare, but do sometimes occur. This one was particularly embarrassing. We have apologized to the constituent and are reviewing our internal process to make sure this sort of thing can’t happen again.”
Tom Nale of Kennett said he recently saw Pitts and said he is certainly up on current events.
“I know he visited Israel quite a few times recently,” Nale said.”

A good conservative, so the media will probably pound on this mistake every day.


24 posted on 05/17/2012 4:39:33 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: mrsmith

Yeah, I was just about to write a post saying I doubt there are any Congressmen in the House who have written a single letter to a constituent in years. That’s just not done anymore. Form letter are the rule of thmb. I something needs to be written to address a specific person’s question aids write the letters. The Representative probably never sees most of what is written in his/her name.


25 posted on 05/17/2012 4:48:07 PM PDT by RavenATB ("Destroy the family and you destroy the country!" ~Vladimir Lenin)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

He did suffer from some sort of illness at the time.

However, he appears, also, to not understand the concept of an “island”.

No doubt he has been corrected but it’s a comment on the very sad state of affairs of American government. And how these individuals get voted in.


26 posted on 05/17/2012 4:48:11 PM PDT 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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To: SJackson

They have a better chance than the living and the awake...


27 posted on 05/17/2012 4:50:17 PM PDT by Ingtar ("As the light begins to fade in the city on the hill")
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To: F15Eagle

Island: a big boat that they made, like they made cars and stuff. Give me mo money na.


28 posted on 05/17/2012 4:50:44 PM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out
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To: mrsmith; Impy; randita; Tribune7; Daveinyork; ml/nj; Nachum; Yaelle; chicagolady; ...
A good conservative, so the media will probably pound on this mistake every day.

I was thinking along the same lines. Fortunately, I haven't heard anything on it in the MSM since it broke.

Could Congressman Pitts have lucked out? The lefty MSM is now obsessed with Facebook and its IPO - and isn't saying much about the much more significant recent stock market declines and the European socialist economic disasters that are precipitating them. Today, I was in a brokerage office after a brutal day for investors, and MSNBC's financial coverage, eminating from a large screen TV, was wall-to-wall Facebook. Could Obama's running for re-election possibly have something to do with their perverse priorities?

29 posted on 05/17/2012 5:49:09 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: SJackson

It is really hard to believe this man could be so dumb. And, darn it, he’s a Republican. How could he not know this about the two men? If he was my Rep., I’d never vote for him again - he is too dumb to live.

There are religious people who, using certain scripture, believe the rapture will happen when Sharon dies. I don’t diss these people because they are Bible scholars, not kooks. If they are right, then Sharon needs to move on so Christians can get out of here before the Nov. election.

That would leave Hussein and Romney to fight it out for the non-Christian voters left. Think about that...


30 posted on 05/17/2012 6:09:11 PM PDT by Marcella (Romney: for abortion, homosexuality, gay adoption of children - No to Romney)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation
Ooh, I love to dance the little sidestep...
31 posted on 05/17/2012 7:30:48 PM PDT by moovova (OBAMA: The first US President to come out of the closet.)
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To: SJackson

ENJOY THE ARAFAT SING ALONG

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKB4u6FNK6I&feature=results_main&playnext=1&list=PLE637094F24A394A0


32 posted on 05/17/2012 10:57:03 PM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: SJackson
It would seem; ‘grounds for recall’. But such incompetency is irrelevant; if she can just bring ‘home’ the bacon. Which, no doubt; she does. Or, they think she does. . .
33 posted on 05/18/2012 1:47:40 AM PDT by cricket (Calling Marco Rubio; Allen West. . .because they are NOT afraid. And neither was/is Newt. . .)
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To: justiceseeker93; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks justiceseeker93.


34 posted on 05/18/2012 9:03:52 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Wow, embarrassing.

This was in response to a constituent letter. Staff handles writing those replies, and Pitts’ spokesmen has blamed them.


35 posted on 05/20/2012 4:23:04 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy; All

I heard that Joe Stalin, FDR and Winston and were getting together for tea...


36 posted on 05/20/2012 4:30:46 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (We may die, but DISCO LIVES FOREVER!!!)
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To: Impy

Thanks Impy.


37 posted on 05/20/2012 6:54:19 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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