Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Obama Hasn't Congratulated Bibi...

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel was not congratulated by President Obama this morning after the Israeli election. Presidential aide David Simas congratulated the people of Israel on their elections however conspicuously avoided congratulating Bibi.

We all get that the President was miffed at not only the congressional republicans for their invite to Bibi but at the Prime Minister as well. Who can really blame the President for being taken aback, especially as he was not consulted by Speaker Boehner before the invite. However, openly holding a grudge against the leader of our only real Mid East ally really makes little to no sense.

President Obama, as president of these United States surely should be more magnanimous and offer his congratulations. It certainly would prove him to be the bigger and better man.

From PJ Tatler>

Benjamin Netanyahu for his sweeping victory yesterday. Weekly Standard reports:

On CNN this morning, White House aide David Simas avoided congratulating Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the Israeli elections. Instead, he would only congratulate the Israeli people on having an election.

“We want to congratulate the Israeli people for the democratic process for the election that they just engaged in with all the parties that engaged in that election. As you know now, the hard work of coalition building begins. Sometimes that takes a couple of weeks. And we’re going to give space to the formation of that coalition government and we’re not going to weigh in one way or another except to say that the United States and Israel have a historic and close relationship and that will continue going forward,” Simas said.

While Obama has had public differences with Netanyahu recently, in the past he has made efforts to congratulate leaders that have a much more adversarial relationship with the United States as well as shamefully undemocratic electoral processes.

The rest of the story and names of heads of state President Obama has congratulated continuesBELOW THE FOLD.

Via: Memeorandum

12 comments:

  1. When I get over the shock of Net-N-Yahoo's bigotry and demagoguery just to win election, I'll write a blog post about it. Right now, I am still seething with anger and disgust.

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  2. This comment, as well as the person that wrote it should win the Oscar for the Most Stupid Comment of the Year! What absolute rubbish!
    Who really gives a crap about what his stupid feelings are.
    And talking about “ anger and disgust”, to be brutally honest I think that I can easily get along without waiting for him to write a blog post about it .

    Its apparent that he ignored the part where nobody gives a crap about what he thinks..

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  3. TWISI: "Its apparent that he ignored the part where nobody gives a crap about what he thinks."

    Inasmuch as there ARE people who give a crap, such as the owner of this blog who is a member of my blogging community, YOU DON'T SPEAK FOR OTHER READERS. Indeed, there is a NOBODY, and that NOBODY is YOU!

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  4. What a FOOLISH Tool you are, ..And by the way, I AM watching my language when responding to you.

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  5. And What Part Of I Don't Give A Crap Don't You Understand?

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  6. TWISI: “What Part Of I Don't Give A Crap Don't You Understand?

    The part of you that doesn’t know how to discuss any issue as a civilized person without engaging in ad hominem attacks upon the person. I pause here to note your dreadful medical condition since your last vital organ transplant failed miserably: The asshole rejected you!

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  7. TWISI, I will be magnanimous in my response to your comment.

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  8. IMO, Netanyahu will increase settlements in the occupied territory and continue to use Iran as an
    excuse for banging the drum of war. That will further decrease dwindling support from most European
    countries, leaving the US its only strong ally. His actions test that alliance, IMO. Consider their estimated 80 nuclear weapons and our odd response:
    "By not declaring itself to be nuclear-armed, Israel gets round a US ban on funding countries that proliferate weapons of mass destruction. It can thus enjoy more than $2bn (£1.02bn) a year in military and other aid from Washington.". I caught a bit on BBC involving a discussion among Israeli and US
    Jewish experts: a Likud functionary noted 'the US does not interfere in Israeli foreign policy" and a
    US Jewish expert responded, 'then why try to interfere in US foreign policy?" We should hope the
    personal animosities in the leadership do not exacerbate an already tricky 'friendship'. For the present, we note that Bibi has receive congrats from numerous illustrious US politicians- Santorum,
    Palin, Cruz, Jeb, Jindal et. al.

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  9. To love Politics, and to debate Politics with sensible people who know how to debate without name-calling and other silly and stupidness is fine, it is something that I myself enjoy very much and something that I a probably obsessed with. But when you have the "Loon Platoon" like those group of clowns patrolling the forums. The rejects, and the retards who write without thought, just to get their slanted view across. That is when I draw the line anf go elsewhere.

    When you think about the people that are sitting behind their computers writing those stupid and idiotic comments, you say to yourself, “WHO am i dealing with? Why am I even answering them? What kind of person would call the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu “Net-N-Yahoo”? And why? Just because you are a leftist Democrat? Just because of your obsession with Obama? Does that mean you must have a Hate- filled obsession with anyone who disagrees with Obama? Does that mean you must spin your propaganda about Mr. Netanyahu? Who is only out for the preservation of his homeland? And his people! Because of that you prefer to side with a TERRORIST Nation!
    Politically speaking that to me speaks of being Communists. There is no other answer for it.
    There is a lesson we need to learn from that as well. If you see an American Tea Party member being attacked by terrorists, then HELP THEM. If you see a American Libertarian being attacked by Terrorists HELP THEM. We are Americans! Democrats, Republicans/Tea Party members, or Libertarians. We are all for the good of our country, or should be.

    But for some reason, the left can’t see it that way, and the reason for this is very simple. The "left" CANNOT post civil threads nor can they reply in civil fashion. It's NOT within their ability. Once you take away their ability to slight/smear or outright lie they have no content thus they rather find hatred in the people who love their country and it's something that they ALL have in common . In other word, You Can't Fix Stupid, your previous posting history is certainly proof of that!
    You ALL belong to the "Loon Platoon" You ALL go from one forum to another where you can write and re-write history and the rules of the left’s "Loon Platoon" and debate with each other about “how dumb and stupid the Rightwingers are” But, I won’t get caught up in your silliness, your foolishness, your stupidity, your idiocy, I will pass on the dishonesty of that for now anyway,

    But let me say this” the MAJORITY of hearts and minds of the members found in THIS forum, as well as in that “Progressive” Rag, have one of two choices.
    1, You can learn to debate like American who love America,
    2, You turn a blind eye to it and lose the unity that was hard fought for and won by our couragous Troops..

    Speaking for myself I have NO plans on giving ANY of you people any ground or any more of my precious time. After all, I myself am not a Communist, nor will I side with them when it comes to the love of God and my Country

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  10. By your own words you have described yourself.

    Thank you.

    And thanks for dropping by and leaving us with your thoughts.

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  11. "dropping" without the preposition clinches it.

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  12. Merely trying to be magnanimous (O)CT(O)PUS. But I'm not at all sure why I should have been. ;-)

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