Does Shep owe Joe the Plumber an apology?
posted at 9:55 pm on November 18, 2009 by Laura
Shep Smith was astonished that Joe the Plumber said a vote for Obama is a vote for the death of Israel. After all, Shep insisted, “Barack Obama has said repeatedly, time after time that there is nothing more important than the United States’ friendship with Israel and that the United States will back up Israel every moment of every day if and when he becomes President of the United States.”
Joe expressed skepticism based on Obama’s past anti-Israel associations, and his willingness to meet unconditionally with Israel’s enemies and let them dictate terms to him, and encouraged people to look into it themselves instead of taking his word for it.
Shep wrapped up the interview with this statement:
I just want to make this 100% perfectly clear. Barack Obama has said repeatedly and demonstrated repeatedly that Israel will always be a friend of the United States no matter what happens once he becomes President of the United States. His words. The rest of it… man… some things, it just gets frightening sometimes.
Thanks for clearing that up for us, Shep. It’s pretty scary stuff, telling people to go do some research for themselves. And hey, Shep’s concerns about hateful things spread out over the internet have certainly been borne out.
Like Obama giving Palestinian snipers a moral victory by labeling half of Israel’s capital a “settlement.”
Nominating Chas Freeman to chair the National Intelligence Council.
Awarding Mary Robinson, who served as Secretary-General at the wildly anti-Semitic World Conference Against Racism, the Medal of Freedom.
Planning to appoint an anti-semitism czar who has been criticized by the Anti-Defamation League.
Letting Iran walk all over him on the path to nuclear capability.
That Joe, what a nut! I can certainly see why Shep was so frightened.
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