White House spokesman: Obama told Netanyahu during their phone call that he objects to his “divisive” election tactics

posted at 6:41 pm on March 20, 2015 by Allahpundit

The “divisive” tactic he’s alluding to is the one the left’s been whining about for three days, i.e. Netanyahu warning Likud voters on election day that turnout among Arab voters was high thanks in part to left-wing groups busing them to the polls. Supposedly that was Bibi’s version of a “southern strategy,” never mind whether it was actually true, never mind that he did nothing to try to prevent Israeli Arabs from voting, never mind that his administration has made strides in integrating the country’s Arab citizens economically. Liberals like whining about his “southern strategy” because it’s a way for them to delegitimize his huge win and the stinging rebuke to Obama that it implies. And Obama likes whining about it because it’s a fig leaf for him to play hardball with Netanyahu and Israel at the UN. Surely he can’t be expected to partner with a man who’d stoop to that, should we? This is the same guy, mind you, who tried to hold back the giant GOP midterm wave in 2010 by arguing out of his ass that shady foreigners were indirectly bankrolling the Republican Party via secret donations to the Chamber of Commerce. Not 24 hours after the Israeli vote, his pal Dick Durbin was on the floor of the Senate claiming that Republican opposition to Loretta Lynch on amnesty grounds was actually secretly motivated by Jim Crow racial attitudes. How the fark did Netanyahu not hang up on him in disgust at the hypocrisy? Or did he?

Just to make this extra cynical, here’s how White House Democrats are already gaming out the coming cold war with Israel for 2016. On the one hand, they want to punish Netanyahu; on the other hand, they need to keep pro-Israel Democrats happy. What’s a party to do? How about a game of good cop/bad cop with the presumptive Democratic nominee?

Administration officials don’t expect anything to happen at the UN until the Iran negotiations, which may themselves require Security Council action, play out. But Obama staffers know they must act in 2015 to avoid undermining Hillary Clinton in an election year. They’re not sure an Obama-Bibi confrontation hurts her anyway. The worse relations between the White House and Israel get, one administration official suggests, the more Hillary can appease the American Jewish establishment by running to Obama’s right, and promising to repair the rift. Administration allies suggest that if there is a UN resolution laying out parameters for a final status deal, it will come this summer or fall.

Obama can spend the next year wrecking the country’s relationship with Israel in pursuit of a quixotic peace deal, splitting Democrats and deepening the rift over Iran, because Hillary’s going to promise to put it all back together again. Good thing we don’t have a divisive leader like Israel does.

I want to know: Has Obama ever — ever — scolded a foreign leader about the manner in which he won an election during a “congratulatory” phone call? He routinely phones scumbags like Putin and Hassan Rouhani after their “victories,” ignoring the fact that those elections are rigged because it would complicate U.S. diplomatic business to dwell on it. But when it comes to Netanyahu drumming up right-wing turnout by warning — not incorrectly — that high turnout among Israeli Arabs would have meant fewer seats in the Knesset for Likud, he’s so troubled that he can’t resist raising the issue during what’s supposed to be a goodwill gesture. Exit question: What was more “divisive,” what Netanyahu said or this? July 30, 2008: “[T]he only way they figure they’re going to win this election is if they make you scared of me. So what they’re saying is, ‘Well, we know we’re not very good but you can’t risk electing Obama. You know, he’s new, he’s… doesn’t look like the other presidents on the currency, you know, he’s got a, he’s got a funny name.’” What an A-hole.


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“If you like your 2-state solution, you can keep it.”

Choke on it, Obots.

Good Lt on March 20, 2015 at 6:45 PM

I embarrassed for my ‘leader’.

LilyBart on March 20, 2015 at 6:46 PM

Now that is funny coming from this administration. Obama has been lying to be elected for so many years he has lost touch with the facts and truth.

tej on March 20, 2015 at 6:46 PM

= I’m embarrassed for my ‘leader’

LilyBart on March 20, 2015 at 6:46 PM

I hope Bibi told Obama to pound sand.
I hate that douchebag represents us in the world.

RovesChins on March 20, 2015 at 6:46 PM

The horse can’t get any deader.

corona79 on March 20, 2015 at 6:47 PM

“divisive” election tactics=LANDSLIDE VICTORY.

MaiDee on March 20, 2015 at 6:48 PM

Well, Obama knows all about divisive election tactics.

Pot, kettle.

jersey taxpayer on March 20, 2015 at 6:49 PM

jersey taxpayer on March 20, 2015 at 6:49 PM

Yep

LilyBart on March 20, 2015 at 6:50 PM

Hopefully Bibi responded in kind – that he didn’t appreciate DNC/WH tying to meddle in the election.

katiejane on March 20, 2015 at 6:52 PM

Bwahahaha, Neener Neener, lmao, LOL, in your face [email protected]!

bernzright777 on March 20, 2015 at 6:55 PM

Is the American Jewish Community paying attention to this?

wren on March 20, 2015 at 6:56 PM

I hope Bibi put Barry on speaker phone and then mocked him in front of anyone that might be nearby. Our President is a mental case; His narcissism has reached an all time high, and the shame is heavy.

BettyRuth on March 20, 2015 at 6:56 PM

So, what if?

Obama thinks of himself as a trans-formative leader of Islam and is willing to be a martyr for Mohammad?

Some of us grew up with the old men of the family (we are non-reservation Apache) talking about the time when the “ghost dancers” had many of the plains tribes believing the white mans bullets would not harm them if they were pure enough. Their parents had to deal with that about the time the family left the tribe, moved into American life, and left the old way behind.

Islam has the same type of martyr believe system at its core of the warrior cult that Mohammad wrote his book to inspire.

We have a very, very dangerous person as a leader, and it looks like even France is catching on to this problem.

Our MSM will have to take a long hard look and see if they too want to follow this man into deaths door just to prove up his point with their and millions of others lives.

A time to choose is here.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on March 20, 2015 at 6:56 PM

“divisive” election tactics=LANDSLIDE VICTORY.

MaiDee on March 20, 2015 at 6:48 PM

Unless the leftists win, in which case it’s “a mandate” and “the will of the people.”

CurtZHP on March 20, 2015 at 6:56 PM

the greasey stick of pepperoni is the most divisive preznit in history.

SpongePuppy on March 20, 2015 at 6:58 PM

The horse can’t get any deader.

corona79 on March 20, 2015 at 6:47 PM

Your stupid whines are very gratifying. You’re a wonderful gauge – thank you for your service! :D

Anti-ControI on March 20, 2015 at 6:58 PM

Obama’s words are bad enough standing alone, add in his actions and you have the thing clear if you have any judgement at all.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on March 20, 2015 at 7:00 PM

Our preznit acted stupidly. Time for a Zima summit to talk about proper tire inflation to stop the Christians.

SpongePuppy on March 20, 2015 at 7:00 PM

Under Divisive standards, Bibi is a complete amateur compared to Obama.

DAT60A3 on March 20, 2015 at 7:01 PM

Obama is much more than just high headed, he does not know himself now nor will he ever.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on March 20, 2015 at 7:02 PM

Divisiveness…says the spokesman for the man who treats those in mere political opposition to him as enemies.

There isn’t a piece of lumber long enough to cover this nose expansion.

ajacksonian on March 20, 2015 at 7:03 PM

The audacity of this dope.

rbj on March 20, 2015 at 7:03 PM

LOL at Dear Leader accusing someone else of being “divisive”. He gives new meaning to the word.

cat_owner on March 20, 2015 at 7:05 PM

It would appear that King Barack the Hypocrite projects too much.

GarandFan on March 20, 2015 at 7:07 PM

Bibi to obama…I Won.

jaywemm on March 20, 2015 at 7:12 PM

Obama has more nerve than brains.

Cindy Munford on March 20, 2015 at 7:14 PM

Bibi to obama…I Won.

jaywemm on March 20, 2015 at 7:12 PM

+2

And to add…this from the person who sent a team to try to alter the election results in Israel?

ProfShadow on March 20, 2015 at 7:14 PM

Like the old saying “liberalism is a mental disease”
Get the F..K off my back Obama

Privatize It on March 20, 2015 at 7:14 PM

White House spokesman: Obama told Netanyahu during their phone call that he objects to his “divisive” election tactics

Oh man that is too funny! Sad yes, in how hypocritical our most arrogant Dear Leader fails to see the absurdity, but it is so ridiculous I’m having trouble not falling out of my chair. LMAO

I think the real problem is that Obama is angry that Netanyahu is using Obama’s trademark campaign methodology.

s1im on March 20, 2015 at 7:15 PM

People in glass houses are well advised to not throw stones.

warmairfan on March 20, 2015 at 7:17 PM

remember that 1975 NY Daily News Headline “Ford top NYC: Drop Dead”
in 2015, it’s “Obama to Israel: Drop Dead”

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/28/nyregion/28veto.html?_r=0

wholefoodsrepublican on March 20, 2015 at 7:17 PM

Obama has less time to go in office than Netanyahu….

albill on March 20, 2015 at 7:19 PM

LMAO

/Ohama said.

We an stop there and move along.

/Visions of toilet bowl in a rest stop.

Key West Reader on March 20, 2015 at 7:20 PM

Obama’s projection has reached the level of madness and he belongs in a mental institution.

VorDaj on March 20, 2015 at 7:22 PM

It would be interesting if the Israelis released a tape or transcript of the conversation.

rokemronnie on March 20, 2015 at 7:33 PM

Not unexpected. Obama’s buddy Al Sharpton does not like them Hymies much either.

coldwarrior on March 20, 2015 at 7:38 PM

Saying his mythical “son” would have looked like Treyvon Martin was soooooo inclusive, though.

profitsbeard on March 20, 2015 at 7:43 PM

Get off our lawn!

We planted it, we watered it,we kept it mowed, now you get off our lawn.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on March 20, 2015 at 7:47 PM

obama, the horse can’t get any deader.

corona79 on March 20, 2015 at 6:47 PM

A+

Schadenfreude on March 20, 2015 at 7:50 PM

It’s like we have a college student body president as our President. Got to get “revenge” and play “hardball” and “go to the mattresses” to show what a skilled politician he is.

Sackett on March 20, 2015 at 7:52 PM

obama addressed the thugs of Iran today.

Yemen, 140 dead, in his “model”.

But this tops his idiocies, and he remains silent, proving that leftism is terrorism.

Schadenfreude on March 20, 2015 at 7:52 PM

obama has always hated the Jews.

He’s just now showing his unleashed colors.

Schadenfreude on March 20, 2015 at 7:55 PM

Obama is the most racist prez ever…a this is total bullshit…Obama is a Jew racist Jew hater

georgealbert on March 20, 2015 at 8:00 PM

White House spokesman: Obama told Netanyahu during their phone call that he objects to his “divisive” election tactics

And that students is what we call “projection.”

Dr. Charles G. Waugh on March 20, 2015 at 8:00 PM

The greatest divider telling Bibi that???? I absolutely detest this man,,, you think obama would have enough nerve to tell any other leader this???. This bastard needs to see a shrink.

garydt on March 20, 2015 at 8:02 PM

Who is hypocritical a-hole Barak Ebola to be chiding ANYONE else about “divisive election tactics?” “Punish your enemies.” “If they bring a knife, you bring a gun.” Sound familiar? Direct campaign quotes from Ebola himself. He is a petty,childish wimp, throwing a nasty temper tantrum because despite his manipulations and interference he didn’t get the result he wanted in ANOTHER SOVEREIGN COUNTRY’S ELECTIONS. I’m laughing at the scum sucker.

MadVlad on March 20, 2015 at 8:16 PM

Suck it Obama. Nobody cares what you think. And I’m pretty sure you’re the anti-Christ.

magicbeans on March 20, 2015 at 8:16 PM

This friggin’ guy!

RedNewEnglander on March 20, 2015 at 8:18 PM

“What an A-hole.”

Welcome to the party, pal.

Mike from NC on March 20, 2015 at 8:25 PM

Yeah, it was awful when Netanyahu said nothing as his supporters accused the opposition of allowing a woman to die from cancer.

Barry wrote the book on divisive rhetoric and campaign tactics, and continues to add chapters on a daily basis.

Great post. Nothing like a couple of well-placed uses of the A-word to enhance a scathing piece of commentary.

Meredith on March 20, 2015 at 8:26 PM

Precious little snowflake grew up with his white grandparents doing everything they could to prove they didn’t hold it against him that thier daughter “dated” black commumist exclusively.

And here we are

wolly4321 on March 20, 2015 at 8:29 PM

It would be interesting if the Israelis released a tape or transcript of the conversation.

rokemronnie on March 20, 2015 at 7:33 PM

Wouldn’t it, though. I seriously doubt if Mr. Mom-jeans really told a former Israeli commando that he objects to anything he does.

This is White House spin for his Muslim supporters.

Cleombrotus on March 20, 2015 at 8:39 PM

Barry: “I object to your divisive tactics.”

Bibi: “Kiss my ass.”

myiq2xu on March 20, 2015 at 8:46 PM

Remember after the 2004 election when all the leftists started a “I’m sorry” web campaign for electing Bush?

I think it’s time we did one for Obama.

On topic:

1> Why is this being made public? It’s high-school politics (yeah, I know) unprofessional and completely unbecoming of the office of the President of the United States. (yeah… I KNOW why it’s being made public – “Reginald, you tell them I told him he was pooh-pooh head! Ooh burn!”

2> Obama has said worse and DONE worse in all of HIS elections.

The sooner this twit gets off the world stage the better.

Skywise on March 20, 2015 at 8:47 PM

Barry: “I object to your divisive tactics.”

Bibi: “Kiss my ass.”

myiq2xu on March 20, 2015 at 8:46 PM

Barry: Kerry, get in here and take the phone, I can’t talk to this guy no more.

Skywise on March 20, 2015 at 8:48 PM

So, the same guy who said that maybe voting should be required of all citizens scolded Netanyahu for getting out the vote?

No, can’t be.

Clemence on March 20, 2015 at 8:59 PM

Hey Barry!

‘Race Together!’

Thought I would remind ya.

Limerick on March 20, 2015 at 9:02 PM

Haha! The classic “I know I am but what are you” defense.

If it weren’t for hypocrisy and double standards this administration would be out of a job.

antipc on March 20, 2015 at 9:19 PM

Does anyone know why Dear Leader dislikes Israel and Netanyahu?
He jerked Israel around for the first four years of his presidency, but then quit hiding it once you got reelected.

Is it what I think it is?

Tard on March 20, 2015 at 9:28 PM

White House spokesman: Obama told Netanyahu during their phone call that he objects to his “divisive” election tactics.


I’m embarrassed by this President.

#notworthytoholdbibi’sshoes

#hesamullahman

#loveshimsomeiranianayatollahs

#wewillbecleaninguphismessesfordecades

#jan202017pleasecomesoon

PappyD61 on March 20, 2015 at 9:29 PM

And to add…this from the person who sent a team to try to alter the election results in Israel?

ProfShadow on March 20, 2015 at 7:14 PM

This after claiming not to want to influence elections in Israel as an excuse not to meet with Bibi.
For a man in such an important and elevated position to so obviously and pathetically lack self-awareness is stunning. This sorry excuse of a president is revealing his complete lack of character and insight in a very public way.
Obama placing his personal dislike for an individual above the national security interests of this nation which he took a sacred oath to protect, and using his office to exact revenge against said individual, is a blatant abuse of his office.
Just when I think Obama has sunk to new lows which cannot be outdone, he manages to outdo himself in demonstrating a complete lack of integrity.
He is detestable.

bobthm3 on March 20, 2015 at 9:33 PM

obama has always hated the Jews.

He’s just now showing his unleashed colors.

Schadenfreude on March 20, 2015 at 7:55 PM

Proving, once and for all, he DID listen to Rev Wright those 20 years.

NJ Red on March 20, 2015 at 10:25 PM

Dear Leader: “I object to your divisive election tactics.”

Netanyahu: “I’m a decorated Israeli General, and I could give a s**t about your objections.
Now, p**s off, before I force you on your knees and give you a mouthful of ‘divisive’, you mincing little schwartzer.”

Well, it probably didn’t go exactly that way. But, it shoulda.

orangemtl on March 20, 2015 at 10:27 PM

This after claiming not to want to influence elections in Israel as an excuse not to meet with Bibi.
For a man in such an important and elevated position to so obviously and pathetically lack self-awareness is stunning. This sorry excuse of a president is revealing his complete lack of character and insight in a very public way.
Obama placing his personal dislike for an individual above the national security interests of this nation which he took a sacred oath to protect, and using his office to exact revenge against said individual, is a blatant abuse of his office.
Just when I think Obama has sunk to new lows which cannot be outdone, he manages to outdo himself in demonstrating a complete lack of integrity.
He is detestable.

bobthm3 on March 20, 2015 at 9:33 PM

Scary, isn’t it? Revenge is his MO. There’s nothing else there…there.

NJ Red on March 20, 2015 at 10:27 PM

You know, I’m thinking even the First Lady (LOL) doesn’t like him…when are they ever together? Why do they always take separate planes to their destinations? What’s up with all that? She’s getting as mortified by his “leadership” as we are it would appear.

NJ Red on March 20, 2015 at 10:30 PM

Lets not forget how Obama won his first two elections: mysteriously unsealed information that damaged his opponents.
Obama is the epitome of progressive projection: anything he accuses his opponents of he’s actually guilty of.

What a petulant child.

gwelf on March 20, 2015 at 10:35 PM

Obama wants BiBi to agree to a 2 state with palestine (not gonna happen as long as Hamas is calling the shots). Remember it was Hamas who LAST YEAR was tunneling and firing missiles into Israel! dumb liberals need to google that FACT. Obama needs to just back off! GOP/Jews needs to do some infomercials on Hamas role with palestenians and remind folks how they attacked Israel.

soapyjeans on March 20, 2015 at 10:35 PM

Lets ask the American Jews how comfortable they are with Obama wanting to turn Israel into a 2 state with Israel/Palestine (hamas), lol… I wonder how comfortable they’d be vacationing in Israel when Hamas controls palestine??? I mean its not like American Jews care about Israel, look how they keep kissing obamas butttt!!! While Obama bends over backwards to appease muslims/arab countries! When, not if, but when iran gets its nukes, the only thing that will appease them is world domination!

soapyjeans on March 20, 2015 at 10:39 PM

Obama wants BiBi to agree to a 2 state with palestine (not gonna happen as long as Hamas is calling the shots). Remember it was Hamas who LAST YEAR was tunneling and firing missiles into Israel! dumb liberals need to google that FACT. Obama needs to just back off! GOP/Jews needs to do some infomercials on Hamas role with palestenians and remind folks how they attacked Israel.

soapyjeans on March 20, 2015 at 10:35 PM

Hamas’ very charter calls for the destruction and eradication of Israel…what doesn’t anyone get about that? I guess Obama would think it would fine if Iran just dropped shells on us all the time..what’s the difference?

NJ Red on March 20, 2015 at 10:40 PM

Oh, and Obama wants to facilitate Iran’s ability to do just that. Drop bombs…what’s it matter…he won’t be in Washington when it happens. But he’ll have a LEGACY. It’s all about HIM.

NJ Red on March 20, 2015 at 10:42 PM

I hope Bibi just paused… and said, I Won.

Wendya on March 20, 2015 at 11:16 PM

magicbeans on March 20, 2015 at 8:16 PM

No. The Anti-Christ would be smarter and have actual charisma, unlike the fragile and transparant media meme built up for 0bama.

That however does not preclude him being a high level minion, or perhaps a precursor to the a-C; Satan probably figures that if a fragile vessel such as 0bama can succeed, the world’s people have become ignorant and debauched enough to bring out the real thing.

LegendHasIt on March 20, 2015 at 11:36 PM

I’d say something about the pot calling the kettle ‘black,’ but I don’t want to be branded a racist…

dpduq on March 21, 2015 at 1:01 AM

Jewish vote for Obama 2008 and 2012, 69%.

Welcome to our hell. Just survive it, that’s what we have to do.

Hog Wild on March 21, 2015 at 3:26 AM

I’m persuaded that this entire flap was engineered by people in the Administration. Accusing people of bigotry is the only thing liberals know how to do.

grumpyank on March 21, 2015 at 6:07 AM

So Bibi’s efforts to get his voters out is “divisive”, but the efforts of Barry’s former advisers and various NGOs to get the anti-Bibi vote out is not? We all know that the Administration wanted Netanyahu to lose in the worst way. The Preezy’s lecturing him is another mediocre and fruitless gesture on Obama’s part. Someone please explain the workings of the left/liberal mind.

grumpyank on March 21, 2015 at 6:14 AM

I hope Bibi put Barry BAAAAAAMMMMMMMMSTTTTTTTTAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU DA MANNNNNNNNNNNNNNBAMMMMY BABBYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!! LOVE YA BARRY OL BUDDY OL PALLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!YYYYYEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ruth on March 15 at 6 PM

cableguy615 on March 21, 2015 at 8:02 AM

Good thing we don’t have a divisive leader like Israel does.

The man is the most divisive president this country has ever seen…yet he doesn’t even know it. That’s because he’s a narcissist A hole. He’s not concerned about what is best for the US or Israel, he’s all about his legacy as a president, and he’s running out of time. You think he’s an A hole now, just wait until his Iran deal crumbles.

scalleywag on March 21, 2015 at 8:24 AM

White House spokesman: Obama told Netanyahu during their phone call that he objects to his “divisive” election tactics

That takes some real balls after they sent over campaign staff to teach his opposition how to do exactly that.

John Deaux on March 21, 2015 at 8:55 AM

I see, Obama, the master of divisive election tactics is now complaining about their use by others. Obama is the most disgusting hypocrite in the known universe.

rplat on March 21, 2015 at 9:40 AM

Page one of the Democrat playbook: whatever I am doing I’ll accuse you of and shake my fist with righteous indignation.

ghostwalker1 on March 21, 2015 at 10:29 AM

I hope Bibi just paused… and said, I Won.

Wendya on March 20, 2015 at 11:16 PM

I hope he just paused and said… “Elections have consequences.”

Skywise on March 21, 2015 at 11:10 AM

Let us poll BO’s opponents, from his first race in IL to his last; about the ies, character assassinatioms, get out the fraud efforts, and voter intimidation.

But I am sure BO didn’t really lower himself that far, given his administration’s active roles against Bibi in the election.

ha_tspc on March 21, 2015 at 11:21 AM

” Obama told Netanyahu during their phone call that he objects to his “divisive” election tactics.”

ROTFLMAO. Isn’t that like the pot calling the kettle black………or is that a racist thing to say now.

kjatexas on March 21, 2015 at 11:44 AM

The Nation Of Israel has stood up to the likes of Nasser, Arafat, and a host of others and never backed down from any of them! Compared to heavyweights like Nasser and Arafat, Obama is more like a wet fart in the wind as far as Israel is concerned.

Obama is also a very poor student of history when it comes to Israel, in that every enemy the nation ever had met his comeuppance in one way or another. Obama should pay careful attention to that fact of history before trying to meddle with Israel any more than he already has.

pilamaye on March 21, 2015 at 1:43 PM

I’m sure Bibi sees Obama as the whiney punk that the rest of the world does. I hope he laughed at Obama.

Ellis on March 21, 2015 at 3:10 PM

Here’s Bibi’s exact quote on March 17 (elections’ eve):

“There’s an indication that the Left voters and the Arab voters supported by foreign money are coming in much better proportion, so we have to make sure that we come out.”

He was denouncing the GOTV financed by foreign money.

Under (link) are two videos of March 17th. The one I’ve quoted (an interview with i24) and the second one where he adresses his constituency and adds: “We don’t have V15”.

In both cases the onus is on the GOTV financed by foreign money, not at all on the fact that the Arabs are voting. The Arabs have the right to vote in Israel since the foundation of the State (1948) and it won’t change anytime soon.

Here’s the link:

http://www.therightscoop.com/netanyahu-arab-voters-supported-by-foreign-money-are-coming-out-in-droves

Obozo is lying through his teeth with his race-baiting. Typical Alinsky.

BabyGrace on March 21, 2015 at 8:33 PM

So let’s see… Obama sending his goons to Israel to throw their elections isn’t “divisive”… but Bibi warning people that it’s happening IS “divisive”….

Ewkay….

GrumpyOldFart on March 22, 2015 at 9:26 AM