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The Jerusalem Post: The White House is deeply disappointed in Benjamin Netanyahu’s reelection

March 18, 2015

 The Jerusalem Post has issued an analysis of the White House’s reaction to the news that Benjamin Netanyahu won his reelection bid. Here is part of the analysis from the article:

Privately, the White House is expressing deep disappointment with the result of Tuesday’s elections, which they believe reinforces some of the greatest points of tension inflaming the relationship between Washington and Jerusalem. Netanyahu’s comments on the eve of the polls, apparently backing away from his support of a Palestinian state, particularly irked the president’s team.

Senior US officials were caught by a genuine sense of surprise with word of Isaac Herzog’s trouncing, as they had been relying on the same local polling data available to the public, two such officials told The Jerusalem Post. Other officials declined to characterize the White House reaction, reinforcing a generally muted and controlled response.

  This of course could be nothing more than propaganda or an attempt to get back at the President for publicly questioning the Israeli leader however I think it is most likely true. There have been rumors that our government had been funneling money to an anti-Netanyahu group in order to help oust him from power in the election. This is an issue the Congress is going to delve into in the future.

  If nothing else, I think it is safe to say Barack Obama was at least routing for his defeat, so there is no real news here, but that is not what I found to be the most interesting aspect about this issue. What I found to be quite interesting was a quote White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest made about Benjamin Netanyahu’s tactics during the election cycle.

  Here is part of what he had to say:

“Rhetoric that seeks to marginalize one segment of their population is deeply concerning and it is divisive, and I can tell you that these are views the administration intends to communicate directly to the Israelis”

 Bibi I think you probably have figured out why I find this comment interesting. Barack Obama is upset that Benjamin  Netanyahu used rhetoric which “seeks to marginalize one segment of the population.” And of course he is because he would never use a derogatory sexual term to marginalize the Tea Party would he? Whoops, of course he would!

   And the Democrats have called the Tea Party every name in the book in an effort to demonize and marginalize them: to listen to the Democrats the Tea Party is nothing but a bunch of racist, homophobic, anti-woman, plebeians who only oppose the President because of the color of his skin.

  It seems to me Barack Obama should make sure his own party’s house is clean before he accuses another house of engaging in divisive rhetoric because it sure looks like Benjamin Netanyahu was simply using the same model the Democratic party created several years ago…

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  1. Bruce permalink
    March 18, 2015 7:23 pm

    Although it makes sense, I hadn’t heard about O-blame-a’s interference in the election until it was talked about on the Dennis Prager show this morning. And of course Oblabla is going to pander to his anti-Israel base, and I know he will try to spin this to his advantage.
    But even with all that, I am so happy Netanyahu won, and am even happier that the Emperor is pissed.

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    • March 18, 2015 7:25 pm

      I share your sentiments on the election 100%!!!

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    • lou222 permalink
      March 20, 2015 7:57 am

      Ever so often, Obama needs to be reminded that he is not a GOD! We should be so lucky to have a leader with the morals and ethics that Netanyahu has concerning his country. I am deeply disappointed that after Obama’s first term that more people did not see what he was doing to our country during that four years and then they reelect him??? I know that voter fraud had alot to do with it, but how could someone that had their eyes open vote a second time for him without having reservations?

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      • March 20, 2015 8:21 pm

        If we had a better candidate in 2008 we might have one but instead we nominated the perfect candidate for the Dems to run against. He represented the evil rich and because of Romneycare he took Obamacare off the table as an issue.

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      • lou222 permalink
        March 21, 2015 7:01 am

        I still do not feel that WE have the ability to nominate the candidate. I think that person is picked well ahead of time and they convince us that is the person we want. However, then there is US and we know that we did not pick that candidate, but as usual we are fighting a losing battle with the establishment. Funny how that works, there seems to be that certain person that is entitled to run. I do not see that as being the way to do it, but what do I know!

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      • March 21, 2015 2:58 pm

        I agree Lou. It is so frustrating to see what is happening and yet to be so helpless to do anything about it!

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      • Bruce permalink
        March 21, 2015 9:55 pm

        Lou, I think the emphasis in your first sentence needs to be on the word REMINDED!. I believe Oblabla thinks he is more important than God, like all the emperors before him. And I am willing to concede there have been many, maybe most presidents before him who thought the same. But there were many around to REMIND the leader he was just an elected representative. That was usually the press, thus refereed to as the 4th estate.
        But for the first time the press, along with the rest of the MSM is in lockstep with Oblabla. Add to that, the over centralized, and over controlling educational system, the courts, the unions, big business, the low information Kardasian watching voters, and the entertainment industry, there is no one left to step up and remind O-blame-a that NO, you aren’t God, or an Emperor or anything but a civil servant.

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      • March 22, 2015 6:48 am

        That is a good point Bruce, even when the Republicans try to remind him the press is there to back him up. For whatever reason nobody really is willing to challenges his authority so we really cannot blame him for trying to take as much power as he can.

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      • Bruce permalink
        March 22, 2015 12:01 pm

        Exactly! He is only doing what he is being allowed to do. His ego doesn’t allow any self restraint.

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  2. March 18, 2015 7:46 pm

    I was fascinated by this pseudo-story, the myth that US operatives were somehow “interfering” with the election. As if the US has the power to throw an Israeli election! These two men don’t like each other, that’s all. Netanyahu didn’t want Obama to win re-election, and now vice versa.

    Then there’s the nonsense rhetoric about “landslide” or a blowout. Likud won 30 seats. And the other Israeli parties won 90 seats. For every legislator already on his side, there are three that Bibi will have to soberly consider making deals with in order to rule.

    That’s one thing we could benefit from that other systems of government have. More parties. It forces the pols to form coalitions and compromise.

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    • March 18, 2015 7:54 pm

      If if we were funneling money to Israel then there is the possibility we could have affected the outcome at some level. I don’t know if we were doing this but I suppose time will tell.
      That is interesting information about the other parties which I did not know about.
      I do agree with you about having more parties here and in fact Laura and I were part of a group of people who tried to create another party. We actually finalized a platform but that is as far as it got. You can rest assured that if another party ever gained traction the Democrats and the Republicans would work together to bring it down in order to protect themselves.

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    • josiahe permalink
      March 19, 2015 1:09 pm

      Actually, it’s much more than they just don’t like each other! One can begin with jealousy but I think it’s much more base than that; I believe it’s the “GOOD” v. “evil” from the beginning of time …

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    • Bruce permalink
      March 19, 2015 7:50 pm

      I am sure the power of O-blame-a’s pen and phone would never extend past our borders. After all, if you like your Israeli leadership, you can keep it, just like you can keep your doctor. Period.
      And as a show of support for the democratic process in Israel Oblabla is running off to the U.N. like a baby to his mother about a brother who stole his Cheerios.
      Our country is extremely polarized, and I think the President is very comfortable with that situation. Unlike ISIS, we don’t cut the heads off people who disagree. We will see in less than 2 years who will win. Hillary is already prepared to conduct foreign policy, off the books, with a private email account, and some old server locked in some basement somewhere, so we shall see.

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      • March 19, 2015 8:05 pm

        LOL Bruce, but of course Obama did not want to keep his Israeli leader but unfortunately he did not have a say in the matter.
        I think you are right about Obama liking the choas because under the Hegelian dialectic it allows him to take advantage of a crisis, even if he created it. Ordo ab chao. (Order out of chaos)

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      • lou222 permalink
        March 20, 2015 8:00 am

        Bruce, I really believe that Obama thought he COULD control the vote over there. Why would he not? He did it here, twice! I also think he is pissed to high heaven that it did not work….he must be seething, right about now. After he leaves office, if he ever does, I also believe that he has his sights set on the head of the UN!

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      • March 20, 2015 8:22 pm

        I also believe his ultimate goal is heading the UN, the US is too small for him in his opinion…

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    • March 20, 2015 12:46 am

      It seems to me that any democratic system necessarily involves coalitions and compromise; it’s just that English-style multi-party systems leave more of those choices to the elected representatives, while the American two-party system leaves more of those choices in the hands of the voters.

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      • March 20, 2015 5:42 am

        And when the two parties only differ on the small aspects of many issues there really is not much of a choice at all.

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      • lou222 permalink
        March 20, 2015 8:06 am

        No, we really do not have much of a difference in the parties at this time, do we Steve? We can pull the lever for the Republican candidates, but what have we really gained with so many of them! They try and push out anyone that tries to save the party, they will be the downfall of the Republican Party, not the American people. We know what is necessary to keep our freedom, however, once some of those voted in get into office, they change their ways. I thought they were supposed to vote the way we want them to, apparently I was wrong with that assessment. What is it about the DC lifestyle that changes a person? Do they feel they are above the law once they get there? You have to question it.

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      • March 20, 2015 8:23 pm

        Yeah Lou, they seem to have forgotten they work for us and somehow we have become subservient to them!

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  3. March 19, 2015 9:08 am

    And a Hat Tip goes to Boehner for bringing over Bibi which showed Obama to be the little man that most of us already knew. A hard one to admit to 🙂

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    • lou222 permalink
      March 19, 2015 10:22 am

      Little man, indeed! He is a petty, childish little man that should not be in office. Correct me if I am wrong, but aren’t there protocols that need to be followed when it comes to the Administration? I fail to see that Obama and staff have lived up to what the Oval Office requires. We should be so lucky to have a “real” leader in office that cares about US and not talk badly about the USA every and any chance he gets. If it is true that Obama tried to influence the election, there should be hell to pay, but we know that will never happen….it will just be another day in the life of someone that is trying to take our country down and so far is getting away with it.

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      • March 19, 2015 10:32 am

        I doubt we would know any of this if not for Bibi coming over and putting this front and center. One big miscalculation on their part. Obama is starting to flail about and now becoming very dangerous.

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      • lou222 permalink
        March 19, 2015 10:41 am

        He doesn’t like being caught in a lie, there are so many lies, I am not sure where we would begin naming all of them. There are a number of times he lets the mask down from his face and you can see the seething anger and the evil that is inside. This will be a long 2 years unless he is taken out on some technicality, but who would be willing to do it and we know the media will have the excuses ready up front for whatever will be thrown at them. We can only hope that “someone” in this Administration sees that he is not “the One” and comes forward with evidence against Obama and his team. That will be the end of that person, but we know there are ones that know what is going on and hopefully have some morals and ethics left to do the right thing and save our country.

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      • March 19, 2015 8:07 pm

        Protocols, we don’t need no stinkin’ protocols. Unless he is talking about Boehner of course…

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    • March 19, 2015 8:06 pm

      And the left is still up in arms over that one, we have to give him credit for once.

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      • Bruce permalink
        March 19, 2015 8:12 pm

        As I have said, I have no love, and not that much respect for Boehner, but I know it is more likely that I will eat dinner on Mars than it would be for Pelosi to lift a finger in behalf of Israel.

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      • March 20, 2015 5:43 am

        That is very true!

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  4. March 20, 2015 12:43 am

    “And of course he is because he would never use a derogatory sexual term to marginalize the Tea Party would he?”

    Not just the Tea Party—marginalizing and dehumanizing the other half of the country was a big part of Obama’s campaign, which literally called Romeny “not one of us”.

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    • March 20, 2015 12:44 am

      Romney

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    • March 20, 2015 5:45 am

      Yeah, what happened to the whole these are no red states and blue states thing? That went out the window when he saw how well divide and conquer worked…

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      • Bruce permalink
        March 20, 2015 12:37 pm

        He was right, there aren’t red or blue states, there are only the United States of Obama. And if you don’t like it, get out.

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