Video: Netanyahu rocks Congress

posted at 4:46 pm on May 24, 2011 by Allahpundit

In case you missed the speech this morning, the Right Scoop has complete video and Netanyahu’s Facebook page has a transcript. I’m stealing the headline from Philip Klein, but only because his metaphor is so apt: Given the crowd’s enthusiasm, all that was missing here were glow sticks.

David Frum makes a smart point. This speech was a message to Obama — not from Bibi, but from Congress:

That wasn’t Benjamin Netanyahu speaking. That was Congress speaking.

Mahmoud Abbas had a plan. Ignore Netanyahu. Go to the UN General Assembly [in September]. Get a vote purportedly recognizing a Palestinian state. Then use that vote to leverage international pressure on Israel.

The iffy bit of the Abbas plan was always that fourth step. There have been no shortage of anti-Israel UN General Assembly votes over the years, most famously the 1974 “Zionism is racism” vote. But those votes did not cause the US or the Europeans or other important players to change their policy to Israel. Why would one such vote more?…

So September was always a mind-game against the US. The vote would matter only if the US agreed that it mattered…

Congress’ reception of Netanyahu doused the Obama speech with ice-water realism.

Indeed, which is also why none other than Harry Reid went out of his way to stomp The One last night at AIPAC. If Obama wants to risk Jewish voters’ support for Democrats by making major concessions to the Palestinians the year before a crucial election, he’s not getting cover from either party to do it. I actually doubt there would be any tidal electoral shifts if he did make those concessions, but you wouldn’t need them to be tidal to swing a close presidential election — or, more realistically, close Senate and House races. You’re on your own, champ. Good luck with those negotiations.

Two clips for you, one of Netanyahu’s (already famous) response to a heckler in the gallery and the other of him addressing the border issue. Note how he gives Obama some cover by citing him for the proposition that the eventual border won’t be the same as the 1967 lines; O grumbled about that misperception of his position in his own speech to AIPAC. Exit question: You guys sure you want to keep that “Natural Born Citizen” clause in the Constitution? If Bibi jumped into the GOP primary tomorrow, I’m guessing he’d start at around 65 percent in the polls.


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Exit question: You guys sure you want to keep that “Natural Born Citizen” clause in the Constitution? If Bibi jumped into the GOP primary tomorrow, I’m guessing he’d start at around 65 percent in the polls.

We’re all Likudniks now.

KingGold on May 24, 2011 at 4:51 PM

Always my favorite Prime Minister. Like him even more than Sharon.

John the Libertarian on May 24, 2011 at 4:51 PM

Exit question: You guys sure you want to keep that “Natural Born Citizen” clause in the Constitution? If Bibi jumped into the GOP primary tomorrow, I’m guessing he’d start at around 65 percent in the polls.

He looked far more Presidential than what we’ve currently got in the White House. And by “currently”, I mean 2011, not 2008.

Doughboy on May 24, 2011 at 4:51 PM

We don’t need Netanyahu. What we need is an American Netanyahu.

pedestrian on May 24, 2011 at 4:52 PM

American politicians of all stripes were taken to school today by an old school true statesman and orator, no teleprompter required.

meci on May 24, 2011 at 4:52 PM

You just know PBHO is fuming about Netanyahu after getting his face stomped by pretty much everyone for his stupid remarks.

There will be some petty payback in the future against Israel, some stupid game where critical F-16 replacement parts are denied export or something.

Bishop on May 24, 2011 at 4:54 PM

“This is real Democracy”…over to you, BHO.

d1carter on May 24, 2011 at 4:56 PM

This was, indeed, Congress and the American people taking Obama’s Mid East policy away from him. Netanyahu put a bow on it. It was remarkably similar to Churchill’s address to Congress in 1942 (link).

Chris Matthews won’t like it. I can imagine him tonight being outraged that “Republicans are going against our President in favor of a foreign government”.

SteveMG on May 24, 2011 at 4:56 PM

Exit question: You guys sure you want to keep that “Natural Born Citizen” clause in the Constitution? If Bibi jumped into the GOP primary tomorrow, I’m guessing he’d start at around 65 percent in the polls.

Probably. Even so, though, I’d tell him to go back to Israel where he’s most needed. They are teetering far closer to the brink of destruction than we are.

MadisonConservative on May 24, 2011 at 4:56 PM

That wasn’t Benjamin Netanyahu speaking. That was Congress speaking.

Because a lot of congressmen know how bad their chances are next year.

jeffn21 on May 24, 2011 at 4:56 PM

2008 in the Middle East. I remember when Netanyahu wasnt PM.

signed/OBAMA

William Amos on May 24, 2011 at 4:57 PM

There will be some petty payback in the future against Israel, some stupid game where critical F-16 replacement parts are denied export or something.

Bishop on May 24, 2011 at 4:54 PM

I suspect that Charles Bolden of NASA will be getting some more Muslim Outreach money.

KingGold on May 24, 2011 at 4:57 PM

When will the Netanyanhu is a racist response emerge?

“He would never talk like this to a white President.”

Just wait.

SteveMG on May 24, 2011 at 4:57 PM

Chris Matthews won’t like it. I can imagine him tonight being outraged that “Republicans are going against our President in favor of a foreign government”.
SteveMG on May 24, 2011 at 4:56 PM

With a barely shaded jab against “those people” over in Israel and their cohorts here in America.

Bishop on May 24, 2011 at 4:59 PM

Obama’s Ego will not tolerate this kind of showboating by Netanyahu.

Obama to install trap door behind House Podium ASAP.

portlandon on May 24, 2011 at 4:59 PM

Netanyahu’s idea of compromise: “You will continue to be occupied, and you will like it.”

ernesto on May 24, 2011 at 5:00 PM

Benjamin Netanyahu has shown Republicans how to be Presidential and how to deal with Obama. Netanyahu acts with dignity; he has command of the facts and speaks with clarity; he demonstrates strength, courage and firmness. A military man with a strategic diplomatic sense. Outstanding.

Phil Byler on May 24, 2011 at 5:00 PM

If Bibi jumped into the GOP primary tomorrow, I’m guessing he’d start at around 65 percent in the polls.

Bibi loves Israel and he was born to defend her. We have men of this caliber, they have yet to emerge….

ted c on May 24, 2011 at 5:01 PM

You guys sure you want to keep that “Natural Born Citizen” clause in the Constitution?

Absolutely …… you just know the demonrats would dig up zombie Schicklegruber and the GOP would counter that with a zombie Chamberlain.

Jerome Horwitz on May 24, 2011 at 5:01 PM

Bibi loves Israel and he was born to defend her. We have men of this caliber, they have yet to emerge….
ted c on May 24, 2011 at 5:01 PM

Al Franken comes to mind.

Bishop on May 24, 2011 at 5:02 PM

It’s funny, really, that it took Obama’s idiotic Arab butt-kissing to make our relationship with Israel stronger than ever before.

Wonder when he’ll take credit for it?

KingGold on May 24, 2011 at 5:03 PM

Palestine’s idea of peace: Complete eradication of the Israeli state.

If Israel’s choices are between occupation of territory and annihilation, then yes, Netanyahu is going to choose occupation.

Who wouldn’t?

Scott H on May 24, 2011 at 5:04 PM

A country has a gun to its head, missiles pointed at her children, and its back to the sea while being surrounded by enemies for decades, yet manages to produce men of such courage and character as this. There is something to be said of hardship. For hardship breeds hard men of character. Ease breeds men who lack courage and conviction to stand for anything. If there is any good that will come out of these Obama-years, it will be a winnowing of the talentless and useless individuals of low morals that merely occupy space.

ted c on May 24, 2011 at 5:04 PM

A lousy Freeper troll just posted this at the DU thread I cited in the other thread here:

Israel, like every other country, has the right to defend itself. I am and always have been a liberal and have been a member of democratic underground almost from the beginning of the site. The constant negativity against Israel here is repulsive. Israel is the only democracy in that part of the world. They are surrounded by countries who would be overjoyed by their destruction. Israel is a very small country. Giving up more of what they have will make it harder for them to defend themselves. Don’t you think the Palestinians will be building up an arsenal against Israel from the time they have their own state? There would be a very bloody war between them eventually. The job of the Israeli government is to protect their people(of all different religions and ethnic backgrounds), not to play games with political correctness.

Response:

Ya missed a few talking points but otherwise, yeah, standard bullsh*t.

Enjoy your long time DU’er status.

Del Dolemonte on May 24, 2011 at 5:06 PM

Bishop on May 24, 2011 at 4:54 PM

I am afraid you are right but praying you are wrong.

fourdeucer on May 24, 2011 at 5:07 PM

What exactly are the Israelis occupying, the ancient hereditary lands of the Palestinian Nation? Uhhh…NO.

Bishop on May 24, 2011 at 5:08 PM

Del Dolemonte on May 24, 2011 at 5:06 PM

Great posts on the original thread earlier.

fourdeucer on May 24, 2011 at 5:10 PM

Wethal on May 24, 2011 at 5:07 PM

“I’d see Benjamin everyday in class,” says Zelda. ” He was my friend. And then one day in 1967, he just wasn’t there anymore. No messages, nothing. I asked everybody where’s Benjamin. And then I started reading about troop movements in Sinai.”

a man who has trained for battle his entire life. He knows the meaning of duty, honor, country and where his priorities lie. Good for you, Mr. Netanyahu, Israel is a blessed country to have you as a leader today.

ted c on May 24, 2011 at 5:12 PM

When will the Netanyanhu is a racist response emerge?

“He would never talk like this to a white President.”

Just wait.

SteveMG on May 24, 2011 at 4:57 PM

And Netanyahu couldn’t care less. As Limbaugh pointed out, THIS is how you beat Obama.

pseudoforce on May 24, 2011 at 5:12 PM

No teleprompter…

… Bibi/West 2012!!!

Seven Percent Solution on May 24, 2011 at 5:12 PM

ted c on May 24, 2011 at 5:04 PM

Amen.

ucantbserious on May 24, 2011 at 5:12 PM

Netanyahu’s idea of compromise: “You will continue to be occupied, and you will like it.”

ernesto on May 24, 2011 at 5:00 PM

As long as palestinians vote for and support those who want to destroy Israel it’s morally sound.

the_nile on May 24, 2011 at 5:15 PM

Del Dolemonte on May 24, 2011 at 5:06 PM

Great posts on the original thread earlier.

fourdeucer on May 24, 2011 at 5:10 PM

Someone has to expose these kids. Here’s another from the same thread.

I was wondering when George W. Netanyahu would stop yakking.

Del Dolemonte on May 24, 2011 at 5:15 PM

If Bibi jumped into the GOP primary tomorrow, I’m guessing he’d start at around 65 percent in the polls.

Well of COURSE! He’s more concerned with the survival of Israel than getting re-elected. That makes him strong.

If only some Republican (who is willing to run in 2012) felt the same way about his country, I would be very happy!

disa on May 24, 2011 at 5:15 PM

If Bibi jumped into the GOP primary tomorrow, I’m guessing he’d start at around 65 percent in the polls.

Easily.

He’s a staunch defender of freedom, the western way of life, and both his country and ours. He’s a breath of fresh air.

amerpundit on May 24, 2011 at 5:16 PM

Netanyahu’s idea of compromise: “You will continue to be occupied, and you will like it.”

ernesto on May 24, 2011 at 5:00 PM

Ernesto’s idea of compromise: of course you go back to Auschwitz borders and take all your filthy Joooos with you. So we can start firing rockets on every city and town within 10 miles of Green Line.

ProfessorMiao on May 24, 2011 at 5:17 PM

Netanyahu’s idea of compromise: “You will continue to be occupied, and you will like it.”

As long as they want to drive Jewish people into the Mediterranean they’ll have to put up with it.

All they have to do is stop killing Jews. They do that, they can have a homeland.

It’s not too much to ask.

SteveMG on May 24, 2011 at 5:17 PM

Netanyahu’s idea of compromise: “You will continue to be occupied, and you will like it.”

ernesto on May 24, 2011 at 5:00 PM

Actually, he’s called leaders to the table and they’ve refused.

Even today Hamas rejected the 1967 borders. Because they don’t want just a state. They want to eradicate Israel. It’s in their charter.

And as long as Palestinians support and elect individuals who seek openly the destruction of Israel, I will support Israel continuing to do what it’s doing.

amerpundit on May 24, 2011 at 5:17 PM

Netanyahu’s idea of compromise: “You will continue to be occupied, and you will like it.”

ernesto on May 24, 2011 at 5:00 PM

And you’re the one who sits back and calls everyone else a fringe fruitcake.

pseudoforce on May 24, 2011 at 5:19 PM

SteveMG on May 24, 2011 at 4:57 PM

No, no, no. Get your meme straight. The left is calling him a terrorist, not a racist.

Jon Fezzik on May 24, 2011 at 5:20 PM

As long as they want to drive Jewish people into the Mediterranean they’ll have to put up with it.

All they have to do is stop killing Jews. They do that, they can have a homeland.

It’s not too much to ask.

SteveMG on May 24, 2011 at 5:17 PM

In fact, that offer has been on the table since 1947.

pseudoforce on May 24, 2011 at 5:20 PM

In the immortal words of Parker and Stone: f–k YEAH. I would be happy to help Bibi get started with his American political career by having his love child.

ThanksMo on May 24, 2011 at 5:21 PM

We heart Bibi. It’s much more difficult for the left wing to get America to hate him now. He speaks from the heart with courage and conviction. Bibi has need for teleprompters.

As long as the Palestinians allow themselves to be governed by an al Qaeda splinter cell and an Iranian terrorist wing who repeatedly assert that they want all Jews dead, they have no chance of this nation rallying behind them.

Like Bibi says, they need to be governed by a true democracy instead of a bunch of murderers who take their orders from Yemen and Tehran.

Philly on May 24, 2011 at 5:21 PM

has no need for teleprompters, I meant.

Philly on May 24, 2011 at 5:22 PM

Another Poor Soul at Democrat Underground anxiously asks:

I didn’t hear the speech, but………..
did they cheer him more than they cheered President Obama in his last speech to congress???

ABC News:

President Obama got 25 standing ovations from Congress during his 2011 State of the Union address. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu got 29 today. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech before a joint meeting of Congress had all trappings of a State of the Union address by a president with sky-high approval ratings. Speaking to a packed House chamber with Speaker Boehner and Vice President Biden over his shoulders, Netanyahu was repeatedly interrupted by applause – including more than 20 standing ovations.

Ouch!

Del Dolemonte on May 24, 2011 at 5:24 PM

has no need for teleprompters, I meant.

Philly on May 24, 2011 at 5:22 PM

If you believe what you’re saying and saying what you believe, I don’t think it’s much of a problem.

pseudoforce on May 24, 2011 at 5:27 PM

Someone has to expose these kids. Here’s another from the same thread.

I was wondering when George W. Netanyahu would stop yakking.
Del Dolemonte on May 24, 2011 at 5:15 PM

It’s just mind-boggling, the willful hateful ignorance of the left.

disa on May 24, 2011 at 5:29 PM

President Obama got 25 standing ovations from Congress during his 2011 State of the Union address

From Democrats. And I’ll assume Bibi’s were from Republicans. I’ll be eager to see some video showing the various members of Congress and their reactions.

disa on May 24, 2011 at 5:30 PM

You know what I love about this speech—it’s a strong embodiment of what “patriotism” is all about. A love of your country, a desire to see her prosper, and be safe. A place for your children, and your family to grow, learn and thrive. Bibi’s speech brought that heartfelt love of Israel forward. It wasn’t flag waving and chest thumping, it was a man yearning to be free and to have a country to call his own. A man who deeply desires peace, yet will wreak havoc amongst those that desire to disturb him. That is what the Obamas, and the Abbas’ and the Assads don’t get about Israel. Bibi threw down the gauntlet today, if Israel is going to be forced into war, then she will stand, and she’ll stand with or without the United States and for all of the right reasons.

Mr. Netanyahu is not a man to be messed with. He is like a lion who can only be provoked so far. The best term I can use to describe him is “Davidic.

ted c on May 24, 2011 at 5:30 PM

Netanyahu: Israel ready for painful compromises (AP) “- 4 hours ago”

Funny, AP must have heard a different speech….

sandee on May 24, 2011 at 5:30 PM

The A$$ociated Press already has a “rebuttal” of sorts to Netanyahu’s speech.

vcferlita on May 24, 2011 at 5:32 PM

When will the Netanyanhu is a racist response emerge?

“He would never talk like this to a white President.”

Just wait.

SteveMG on May 24, 2011 at 4:57 PM

OT: You didn’t happen to be listening to Rush this afternoon when the guy called in to chastise him for being so avowedly anti-Obama? When Rush asked him for specific reasons why he thought Obama was doing such a terrific job as president, the man’s reply was ‘because he is black’. I thought I misheard what the man said but he repeated himself.

I loathe the very existence of Barack Obama, but it has nothing whatsoever to do with his skin color. It is because I do not believe in his warped political poison and I detest his smarmy, condescending, holier-than-thou attitude. He is the very epitome of the progressive metrosexual, and to a Christian Conservative Originalist Patriot, that is nails on the blackboard dry erase board.

Even three years on from the dawn of the age of Obama, I am still shocked at the shallowness of those who support the man. He is like a Randian Dystopic Amalgamated Villan – from Tinky Holloway to Cuffy Meigs and everyone in between – made flesh and they follow him without any idea of the consequences of his presidency.

Which brings me to Bibi (you were probably wondering…). Here we have a statesman, a man who understands that it is his job to protect his nation from its enemies, a man who knows that what he says and how he says it means the difference between life and death for his nation.

And may we thank God that he is where he is when he is. Can you imagine another person at the helm in Israel right now, given the mess in the Islamic nations and the Capitulator-in-Chief kissing our enemies booties all over the globe?

I just hope and pray that we can hang in there until January 20, 2013 when we can offer up a Reagan to go along with Netanyahu’s Thatcher.

turfmann on May 24, 2011 at 5:34 PM

Netanyahu’s idea of compromise: “You will continue to be occupied, and you will like it.”

ernesto on May 24, 2011 at 5:00 PM
Ernesto’s idea of compromise: of course you go back to Auschwitz borders and take all your filthy Joooos with you. So we can start firing rockets on every city and town within 10 miles of Green Line.

ProfessorMiao on May 24, 2011 at 5:17 PM

+10

It’s very easy for ernesto to ignore Hamas’ charter.
Or maybe he doesn’t.
Maybe he really is OK with the desire of Palestinians to murder Jews wherever they find them.
Maybe he is OK with their eradication.
News flash: They have a right to a homeland.
Bcs the entire world has made them a whipping post.

Badger40 on May 24, 2011 at 5:34 PM

“You will continue to be occupied a brain dead idiot, and you will like relish it.”

ernesto on May 24, 2011 at 5:00 PM

FIFY, you moron.

Gothguy on May 24, 2011 at 5:35 PM

From Democrats. And I’ll assume Bibi’s were from Republicans. I’ll be eager to see some video showing the various members of Congress and their reactions

It was pretty bipartisan. Both sides were standing and cheering but the Republican side was clearly more vocal and animated.

But both sides cheered him.

The entire speech can be seen here: Link.

SteveMG on May 24, 2011 at 5:36 PM

From Democrats. And I’ll assume Bibi’s were from Republicans. I’ll be eager to see some video showing the various members of Congress and their reactions.

disa on May 24, 2011 at 5:30 PM

Here ya go: Joke Biden Refuses to Applaud When Netanyahu Says Jerusalem Must Never Be Divided

slickwillie2001 on May 24, 2011 at 5:38 PM

OT: You didn’t happen to be listening to Rush this afternoon when the guy called in to chastise him for being so avowedly anti-Obama

No, sorry I was at work and didn’t.

I’m not a Rush fan, to be honest. I think liberals are wrong not evil. The are often well intended (again, for the most part) but terribly misguided.

Now if you want to talk about leftists and leftwingers? The Michael Moore types? Those are bad folks. I have no sympathy for them at all.

SteveMG on May 24, 2011 at 5:39 PM

I just hope and pray that we can hang in there until January 20, 2013 when we can offer up a Reagan to go along with Netanyahu’s Thatcher.

turfmann on May 24, 2011 at 5:34 PM

Maybe we could offer up a Thatcher to Bibi’s Reagan.

davidk on May 24, 2011 at 5:40 PM

Exit question: You guys sure you want to keep that “Natural Born Citizen” clause in the Constitution? If Bibi jumped into the GOP primary tomorrow, I’m guessing he’d start at around 65 percent in the polls.

First of all, what’s up with the “you guys?” Are you simply directing the question to your readers or are you suggesting that you yourself don’t support the “Natural Born Citizen” clause?

Secondly, “Natural Born Citizen” is a good clause and further, not sure Netanyahu is all that great on the American Constitutional Conservative stuff (correct me if I’m wrong).

MeatHeadinCA on May 24, 2011 at 5:41 PM

While they’re at it, they should take back the whole temple mount.
I’d personally find it interesting to see the hole in the ground that muh@mmad crawled out from the depths of hell to slither across this sacred place & defile it.

Badger40 on May 24, 2011 at 5:42 PM

I think liberals are wrong not evil. The are often well intended (again, for the most part) but terribly misguided.

Now if you want to talk about leftists and leftwingers? The Michael Moore types? Those are bad folks. I have no sympathy for them at all.

SteveMG on May 24, 2011 at 5:39 PM

Some of course. Both sides has their evil-doers.
I prefer to give them the benefit of the doubt, until they prove me wrong.
I work with many liberals at the HS.
They may be monumental morons, but sometimes they can be very nice people.

Badger40 on May 24, 2011 at 5:43 PM

…and Rand Paul sat this out despicably, pitching a childish hissy fit and showing his true colors in regards to this issue and where he’s headed.

jp on May 24, 2011 at 5:45 PM

Badger40 on May 24, 2011 at 5:34 PM

I do think a large percentage of the left is fine with anti-Semitic discourse. They have the racist nature, they have the mentality of the entitled and the disdain for order.

fourdeucer on May 24, 2011 at 5:47 PM

Netanyahu’s idea of compromise: “You will continue to be occupied, and you will like it.”

ernesto on May 24, 2011 at 5:00 PM

That will make two of us.

heshtesh on May 24, 2011 at 5:47 PM

…and Rand Paul sat this out despicably, pitching a childish hissy fit and showing his true colors in regards to this issue and where he’s headed.

jp on May 24, 2011 at 5:45 PM

really?

I just don’t understand why Rand Paul does not get this …

ted c on May 24, 2011 at 5:48 PM

Moral clarity is such a breathe of fresh air with our current batch of American politicians.

terryannonline on May 24, 2011 at 5:49 PM

It is so refreshing to hear the central core issue and not continued verbal brinksmanship followed by clarification (because you serfs are too stupid to understand).

Obama understands “audacity” and will keep using the executive branch to side step the will of the people until he gets his hand slapped.

AE on May 24, 2011 at 5:49 PM

turfmann on May 24, 2011 at 5:34 PM

I heard it. I was so close to turning off the radio for a few minutes because it was making my head hurt having to listen to someone that stupid. I can’t begin to imagine how Rush deals with it.

CurtZHP on May 24, 2011 at 5:50 PM

Netanyahu’s idea of compromise: “You will continue to be occupied, and you will like it.”

ernesto on May 24, 2011 at 5:00 PM

How is saying “Hey, you can have your own state, just don’t kill us” occupation?

terryannonline on May 24, 2011 at 5:51 PM

really?

I just don’t understand why Rand Paul does not get this …

ted c on May 24, 2011 at 5:48 PM

Only member of Congress I believe who did not show, he sat in his office pissed off fumbling through papers instead and blaming harry reid over the Patriot Act or something.

jp on May 24, 2011 at 5:54 PM

Exit question: You guys sure you want to keep that “Natural Born Citizen” clause in the Constitution?

The Road to hell is paved with good intentions, Every law, every violation of the constitution was done “for the good” of all….

For every 1 “good” president the clause keeps out of office, 100 or more “bad” or worse treasonous presidents are kept out…..

the_ancient on May 24, 2011 at 5:54 PM

There will be some petty payback in the future against Israel, some stupid game where critical F-16 replacement parts are denied export or something.

Bishop on May 24, 2011 at 4:54 PM

The Israelis have the capability to make every part on an emergency basis… not as cheap as they can get it from Lockheed-Martin, but they’ve got the CNC programs ready if need be… Good thing too given the lame Mick we have in the WH…

phreshone on May 24, 2011 at 5:56 PM

How is saying “Hey, you can have your own state, just don’t kill us” occupation?

terryannonline on May 24, 2011 at 5:51 PM

Because he’s not actually offering a state. He’s offering an autonomous territory, with Israeli military guarding all borders (particularly the international eastern border of the West Bank). That’s not 2 states.

ernesto on May 24, 2011 at 5:58 PM

If Obama wants to risk Jewish voters’ support for Democrats…

LOL.
In the US they are not “Israeli Jews”, but rather “Democrat Jews”.
Come November 2012 the majority of the Jewish vote will go to the Democratic party.

albill on May 24, 2011 at 5:59 PM

…and Rand Paul sat this out despicably, pitching a childish hissy fit and showing his true colors in regards to this issue and where he’s headed.

jp on May 24, 2011 at 5:45 PM

really?

I just don’t understand why Rand Paul does not get this …

ted c on May 24, 2011 at 5:48 PM

Rand is a lot closer to the old man’s beliefs and policies than he lets on. He has learned from watching the reaction his father gets when he spouts that isolationist and borderline anti-Semitic garbage. So he keeps the real Rand under wraps.

I agree with Rand on some things, but I don’t trust him.

novaculus on May 24, 2011 at 6:02 PM

Netanyahu: Israel ready for painful compromises (AP) “- 4 hours ago”

Funny, AP must have heard a different speech….

sandee on May 24, 2011 at 5:30 PM

(I’m assuming you mean The Associated Press.)

Rush said they’d do precisely that. Amazing, isn’t it?

Bee on May 24, 2011 at 6:03 PM

and Rand Paul sat this out despicably, pitching a childish hissy fit and showing his true colors in regards to this issue and where he’s headed.

jp on May 24, 2011 at 5:45 PM

Bad move. I wish it was just a rookie mistake, but he’s burning up his credibility pretty fast. Hunting for the limelight a little too often, imo.

a capella on May 24, 2011 at 6:04 PM

Because he’s not actually offering a state. He’s offering an autonomous territory, with Israeli military guarding all borders (particularly the international eastern border of the West Bank). That’s not 2 states.

ernesto on May 24, 2011 at 5:58 PM

Well, Israel has seen how well those UN neutral observers worked out in preventing Hezbollah from rearming.

a capella on May 24, 2011 at 6:08 PM

odds are Rand is about to be campaigning and of course endorsing his dad, which now that he’s Senator should bring focus on him on key issues and put it on the record. Possibly killing his political future in the process.

jp on May 24, 2011 at 6:08 PM

really?

I just don’t understand why Rand Paul does not get this …

ted c on May 24, 2011 at 5:48 PM

Careful, Ted. JP is a nasty Paul-troll. He’ll link whatever the MSM gives him as fuel.

http://reason.com/blog/2011/05/24/rand-paul-was-protesting-harry

MeatHeadinCA on May 24, 2011 at 6:08 PM

As long as palestinians vote for and support those who want to destroy Israel it’s morally sound.

the_nile on May 24, 2011 at 5:15 PM

Preach it!
Am Yisrael Chai-and Phuck the Falistinians!

annoyinglittletwerp on May 24, 2011 at 6:10 PM

Rand Paul pouts on Senate Floor during Netanyahu Speech

jp on May 24, 2011 at 5:56 PM

Ah hah! So you’re a Lisa Graas fan… that explains a lot. She’s posted some pretty creepy stuff on here.

MeatHeadinCA on May 24, 2011 at 6:11 PM

Careful, Ted. JP is a nasty Paul-troll. He’ll link whatever the MSM gives him as fuel.

http://reason.com/blog/2011/05/24/rand-paul-was-protesting-harry

MeatHeadinCA on May 24, 2011 at 6:08 PM

umm, there is zero excuse for skipping a speech from a key ally and Head of State…. and he can spin all he wants as to why.

Frankly whining about the Patriot Act should worry conservatives.

btw, the Grass link is from Politico. Not a Catholic, though she does have some good info.

jp on May 24, 2011 at 6:16 PM

MeatHeadinCA on May 24, 2011 at 6:11 PM

Like what? I just clicked the link, read her article. First time I’ve ever heard of her, actually.

Bee on May 24, 2011 at 6:18 PM

btw, the Grass link is from Politico. Not a Catholic, though she does have some good info.

jp on May 24, 2011 at 6:16 PM

Lisa Graas is one of my FB friends-and she’s VERY Catholic.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 24, 2011 at 6:18 PM

umm, there is zero excuse for skipping a speech from a key ally and Head of State…. and he can spin all he wants as to why.

jp on May 24, 2011 at 6:16 PM

Do you have anything that shows why he skipped the speech?

sharrukin on May 24, 2011 at 6:19 PM

Netanyahu’s idea of compromise: “You will continue to be occupied, and you will like it.”

ernesto on May 24, 2011 at 5:00 PM

Don’t lose the war, and you don’t lose your land. #Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo #Six-Day War

jcrue on May 24, 2011 at 6:19 PM

Let’s recap: The 1967 armistice lines to be the start point for border negotiations, the Palestinian refugee problem to be resolved outside the borders of Israel, a demilitarized Palestinian state and Jerusalem the undivided capital of Israel. And that’s just to start. You go, Bibi!

My favorite line? “When we say never again, we mean never again,” of course.

SukieTawdry on May 24, 2011 at 6:20 PM

Well, Israel has seen how well those UN neutral observers worked out in preventing Hezbollah from rearming.

a capella on May 24, 2011 at 6:08 PM

Then you acknowledge that Bibi’s promise is as empty as that of the UN’s?

ernesto on May 24, 2011 at 6:21 PM

A true barnburner of a speech.

Too bad Mr. Netanyahu can’t run for President here. But wait, why can’t he?

Mr. Grump on May 24, 2011 at 6:21 PM

umm, there is zero excuse for skipping a speech from a key ally and Head of State…. and he can spin all he wants as to why.

Are you going to tell that to Mark Kirk? And your assertion is wrong. There are sometimes good reasons for procedural things.

Frankly whining about the Patriot Act should worry conservatives.

The Patriot Act should be debated and not mindlessly extended. That would be the true conservative thing to do.

btw, the Grass link is from Politico.

Wow, JP. Heavy hitting. If you want, I can link to some Slate.

Not a Catholic, though she does have some good info.

jp on May 24, 2011 at 6:16 PM

Yeah, it’s just when she starts talking about all women staying home and raising their children and not running for political office when my creep-meter goes up.

MeatHeadinCA on May 24, 2011 at 6:21 PM

Lisa Graas is one of my FB friends-and she’s VERY Catholic.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 24, 2011 at 6:18 PM

meant I’m not a Catholic, yes she’s worth reading on some issues.

Do you have anything that shows why he skipped the speech?

sharrukin on May 24, 2011 at 6:19 PM

check the links, Paul’s people are claiming he skipped in protest to harry reid not allowing votes on his Patriot Act killing measures and was ‘very upset’ about it.

jp on May 24, 2011 at 6:23 PM

Like what? I just clicked the link, read her article. First time I’ve ever heard of her, actually.

Bee on May 24, 2011 at 6:18 PM

She has posted here as gocatholic I believe. She seems to be of the impression that good mothers shouldn’t run for political office. Remember the Santorum/Palin knuckledragging post? Yeah, she said some strange stuff there.

Plus her and gary have some weird history, I guess.

MeatHeadinCA on May 24, 2011 at 6:24 PM

Yeah, it’s just when she starts talking about all women staying home and raising their children and not running for political office when my creep-meter goes up.

MeatHeadinCA on May 24, 2011 at 6:21 PM

I disagree with her on that-but she’s basically a good egg and she knows her Catholicism.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 24, 2011 at 6:25 PM

I disagree with her on that-but she’s basically a good egg and she knows her Catholicism.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 24, 2011 at 6:25 PM

*shrugs

I don’t see it that way and there is a double standard here.

MeatHeadinCA on May 24, 2011 at 6:27 PM

check the links, Paul’s people are claiming he skipped in protest to harry reid not allowing votes on his Patriot Act killing measures and was ‘very upset’ about it.

jp on May 24, 2011 at 6:23 PM

Then it has nothing to do with Netanyahu?

A lot of us are not happy with the Patriot Act or the TSA.

sharrukin on May 24, 2011 at 6:28 PM

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