Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has never been a friend to Israel. Today, speaking at the 2012 Saban Forum on US-Israel Relations, a liberal organization, she railed against Israel for supposed insensitivity, lack of empathy, and lack of generosity with regard to the Palestinians – even as the Palestinians unilaterally violated all agreements with Israel and attempted to declare statehood, and within days of Hamas firing rockets on Israeli population centers and bombing a bus. Here’s what she said: So, look, I’m not making excuses for the missed opportunities of the Israelis, or the lack of generosity,
We´re you trying to show empathy and generosity in Benghazi that got our ambassador killed, Shrill? When people are constantly lobbing bombs at up or blowing your people up on buses, etc, it is a little hard to feel any empathy!
All she has to offer is photo op foreign policy - nothing has changed since she has been S of S , in fact everything is worse and now this cockup over Benghazi, covering up gun running on behalf of Saudis to get weapons into Syria - all because of oil that has Russian and Chinese fingers in the pie.
And Israel is supposed to embrace the terrorists shooting at it? I want to see the business plan Palestine has for economic growth- wait.. They are a welfare state? Supported by Hamas, the UN, and Iran,
Those countries that wish Israel didnt exist? And Hillary says Israel has no empathy? She can go pound sand..
OK, Mrs. Secretary..... if Canada should announce that New York should not exist, and that they want to occupy your nice little community after you leave (or they kill you), and if they start shooting missles at you, just how generous would YOU feel?
I think the Israelis should respond to the Palestinian generosity and share about 800 rockets with the Palestinians. Just aim them at the cities and let Allah decide who is spared. This would show empathy with the Palestinian desire to become martyrs.
Hillary´s big mouth spouting things against Israel that are getting this nation in big big trouble. The Bible could not be more serious about the consequences of going against the apple of God´s eye. It does not matter how ignorantly it may be done.
Not to mention that the arabs always, and I mean always, indiscriminately target innocent civilians while using their own women and children as human shields because they know the Israelis are civil enough to only target the enemy terrorists, not civilians. But Noooooooooooooooo, the Hillbag wouldn´t dare mention that niggling little fact!!
The Israelis have bent backwards giving to the Palestinians and have gotten nothing in return. The only thing that has happened is that while the Israelis have bent backwards giving land, it has facilitated Hamas shoveling rockets up the Israelis rear.
Tonight House Republicans offered a series of measures to restore funding to the national parks, District of Columbia operations and veterans’ services. But House Democrats voted against all three measures, sending them down to defeat. So the Democrats’ hypocrisy is revealed: they wring their hands over those poor Americans who want to visit the parks, but when they have the opportunity to fund the parks, they turn it down. Of course, the Republicans could have passed these measures without any Democratic votes, but they followed a procedure that required a two-thirds majority, hoping either to pressure Democrats into voting for
In Fresno County, California, some hundreds of workers have walked away from their jobs at Gerawan Farming in protest at the United Farm Workers, a union that the workers have been forced to join by the state of California. The union has attempted to seize some three percent of each worker’s paycheck based on a union vote two decades ago. The union has been completely inactive at Gerawan Farming since it was established. Workers at Gerawan make $10 per hour and receive health benefits. That is significantly higher than industry standard, and the union simply wants employee cash based on
WASHINGTON- A growing number of members of the U.S. Congress said they would give up their pay or donate it to charity during the government shutdown that began Tuesday. Among those saying they will be forgoing a paycheck during the shutdown was Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., the Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, reported. A spokesman for the 2012 GOP vice presidential nominee said he will donate his paycheck to an unspecified charity. "Ryan donates any salary increase provided to members of Congress to charity," spokesman Kevin Seifert wrote in an email. "He plans to do the same during a government shutdown
An estimated 8,000 federal employees in Massachusetts stayed home this morning on unpaid furlough as the first government shutdown in nearly 20 years took effect. The shutdown also shuttered Massachusetts tourist attractions — among them, Minuteman National Park in Concord, the USS Constitution in Charlestown and JFK Library in Dorchester. “Our beaches are closed,” George Price, superintendent of the 44,000-acre Cape Cod National Seashore, told the Herald this morning as he was packing up to go home, leaving a “skeleton staff” of nine park rangers and two maintenance workers to cover six towns and
NEW YORK– The online insurance marketplaces that are at the heart of President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul struggled to handle the wave of new consumers Tuesday, the first day of a six-month open enrollment period. A combination of high demand and technical glitches seemed to overwhelm the online system early in the day. Federal and state officials were working to address the problems, which led to long waits on government websites and a federal call center. Speaking Tuesday from the Rose Garden, Obama blamed some of the website slowdown on the fact that more than 1 million people visited Healthcare.gov before
On the day the Obamacare insurance exchanges opened with glitches galore, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin blistered and ridiculed President Barack Obama´s distortions in his Tuesday Rose Garden address to hail his own healthcare law. "I don’t believe America has ever seen such a thing," Palin said of Obama´s speech in which Obama compared Obamacare to the iPhone. In a Facebook post, Palin said Obama "just recorded essentially an infomercial on the disastrous Obamacare rollout" in a speech that was "full of unserious claims and low-level false accusations against those who disagree with his liberal, unworkable policies." "This president engaged in
After serving eleven terms in Congress, Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-AL) announced on Monday he will not seek reelection. “It is time for someone else,” said Bachus. After chairing the powerful House Financial Services Committee for six years, Bachus gave up his chairmanship in 2012 following a Office of Congressional Ethics investigation. In my book, Throw Them All Out, I, along with subsequent reporting by Breitbart News, uncovered evidence of insider trading. 60 Minutes and I partnered together on an investigation that uncovered insider trading by Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Bachus. Congress then passed the Stop Trading On Congressional Knowledge (STOCK)
As the federal government shuts down for the first time in nearly two decades, Republicans have a resonant message to share with the American people. Democrats must now defend subsidies within the Affordable Care Act for their well-compensated staffers, an onerous medical device tax, and the reviled individual mandate. The GOP has robbed the Democrats of a winning issue, the notion that the ACA should not be wholly defunded through a budget process. The problem for the GOP is that they settled on this message late last night when a shutdown had already become unavoidable. For the last week, the
The Obama administration offered few details Tuesday about the technical problems that locked consumers out of new health insurance marketplaces. Officials from the Health and Human Services Department would not say how many people enrolled in coverage through healthcare.gov, the website for federally run insurance exchanges in 36 states. The website was unavailable for most of the day, and technical issues also forced some state-based exchanges offline shortly after they launched Tuesday morning. President Obama and HHS officials generally attributed the glitches to the volume of traffic healthcare.gov received. As of Tuesday afternoon, the site had recorded 2.8 million visitors
Federal employees who have been furloughed could lose their jobs if they check their work email during the government shutdown. The prohibition comes from an obscure law known as the Antideficiency Act that was first passed in 1884, the Washington Post reports. Federal agencies say a violation of the law could result in a termination of employment.The law bars the government from funding certain services during a shutdown, which includes government-issued email addresses. Agencies could go so far as to take away staff BlackBerrys, but most have instructed employees to power off their phones, instead. ´Due to legal requirements, working
Republican insiders have told MailOnline that the House of Representatives will vote Tuesday night on a package of three bills designed to chip away at the White House´s complaints about services shuttered following the Monday night government-wide shutdown. The narrow budget resolutions will focus on funding for veterans´ programs, the 401 U.S. national parks system and the continuing operation of Washington, D.C.´s local government. ´The president and Senate Dems won´t be able to complain about the national parks being closed much longer,´ the well-placed House aide said. ´By tomorrow we´ll have that ball in Harry Reid´s court, and God help him
Government workers circulated scores of memos and thick procedurals around Capitol Hill last week in an effort to chart the steps to an orderly government shutdown, but no amount of planning could prevent a handful of surprises on an eventful first day. The Department of Defense released a statement early Tuesday that shocked college sports fans. The department said that all athletic competitions at the Army, Navy and Air Force academies would be postponed for as long as the government remained closed. The Air Force and Navy are scheduled to square off in a sold-out, nationally televised football
The federal government lost its checkbook at midnight, and it may not find it for days or weeks. As the zero-hour drew closer on Monday, with other avenues exhausted, the White House´s Office of Management and Budget told federal agencies that they ´should now execute plans for an orderly shutdown due to the absence of appropriations.´ House Republican leaders on the Rules Committee had discussed the procedures for both parties to appoint ´conferees´--negotiating representatives--for a joint House-Senate conference committee empowered to hash out a compromise of the budget battle that has consumed Washington for days. The House GOP scrambled all
Like most members of the Congress that passed it and, undoubtedly, the president of the United States who signed it, I have not read the entirety of the ill-named Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Yet there is one aspect concerning that legislation of which I am certain: I will not comply. I will not comply because I am a free citizen of the United States, not a subject of its government. I consider non-compliance with this monstrosity and the tens of thousands of pages of regulations that are to be enforced by an unelected bureaucracy, and that have left a
Perhaps no historical figure is more deeply mired in legend and myth than Jesus of Nazareth. Outside of the Gospels — which are not so much factual accounts of Jesus but arguments about His religious significance — there is almost no trace of this simple Galilean peasant who inspired the world’s largest religion. But there’s enough biblical scholarship about the historical Jesus to raise questions about some of the myths that have formed around Him over the past 2,000 years. 1. Jesus was born in Bethlehem. The first Christians seem to have had little interest in Jesus’s early years. Stories about His
Today, more than three and a half years after the Democrats passed Obamacare into law, the overhaul’s exchanges — its East German–like government marketplaces — will finally, sort of, open for business. The Democrats fully expect their fellow Americans to be so excited about buying government-approved insurance through these government-run exchanges that they’re choosing to shut down the government rather than delay the individual mandate for a year. Better to shut down the government, it would seem, than let Americans freely decide — even for a year — whether or not to buy Obamacare-based insurance. Alas, the individual mandate’s penalties
Democrats and their media allies have spent the past week labeling Republicans “anarchists,” “fanatics,” “radicals,” and “terrorists” who are wholly to blame for the situation that we are told will soon lead to a government shutdown. (Snip)For three consecutive years — 2010, 2011, and 2012 — the Democrat-controlled Senate did not pass a budget bill because Reid knew that it would be a political liability to do so. Passing a budget that detailed the Democrats’ plans for spending and revenue as official policy would have exposed the “something for nothing” swindle that Reid and his colleagues are perpetrating on the
First lady Michelle Obama tweeted on Tuesday afternoon that her Twitter account will see fewer updates due to the government shutdown. Due to Congress’s failure to pass legislation to fund the government, updates to this account will be limited. #Shutdown 12:55 PM - 1 Oct 2013. In 2009, FactCheck.org found that the first lady had a staff of 24 people. It is unclear whether any of the first lady’s staff have been furloughed as a result of the government shutdown.
“We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” — Barack Obama, October 30, 2008 “We are going to have to change our conversation; we’re going to have to change our traditions, our history; we’re going to have to move into a different place as a nation.” — Michelle Obama, May 14, 2008 There certainly is no question that Barack Obama wants to change the United States. And there clearly is no doubt that such fundamental transformation is difficult, given our tripartite system of government — even though Obama entered office with large Democratic majorities in
If President Obama were really clever, he’d jump at the Republicans’ proposal in the continuing resolution to delay Obamacare for one year. A one-year delay is perhaps the only chance to prevent the Obamacare exchanges from becoming a disaster. Don’t take my word for it. Here’s Kevin Counihan, chief executive of Connecticut’s exchange, Access Health CT: “It is highly complex , it’s unprecedented and it’s not going to be smooth…. This is a two- to three-year implementation we’re doing in 10 months. I wish we had one more year.” The problem is that the test runs have revealed the exchange websites aren’t
The Washington region, home to the largest concentration of federal workers and contractors in the nation, could lose an estimated $200?million a day and could see more than 700,000 jobs take a financial hit if the federal government shuts down Monday night, according to a local economist’s projections. And that’s not counting the blow to tourism, one of the region’s economic mainstays, if the Smithsonian museums, the National Zoo, Civil War battlefields and other federally funded attractions are shuttered, said Stephen Fuller, director of George Mason University’s Center for Regional Analysis. “This is serious,” Fuller said. “The national economy may
A group of World War II veterans in an Honor Flight group Tuesday knocked over barriers imposed during the government shutdown at the WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C., to get inside. As part of the federal government shutdown, national parks are closed. But the group of veterans continued to the monument Tuesday, as reported by Stars and Stripes.
The White House and the Department of the Interior rejected a request from Rep. Steven Palazzo’s office to have World War II veterans visit the World War II memorial in Washington, the Mississippi Republican told The Daily Caller Tuesday. Palazzo helped the veterans commit an act of civil disobedience against the Park Service Tuesday, when the heroes stormed through barricades around the closed memorial. The veterans were visiting the memorial as part of Honor Flight, a non-profit that provides veterans free transport to the nation’s capital to visit the memorials to the wars they fought in. “We got the heads up
So far, so good. Just checked the backyard. No pieces of fallen sky yet. Hours into the partial federal government shutdown and it´s difficult to tell there is one. Save for the humorous desperation of TV folks trying to find something, anything that could be labeled calamity and blamed on those political toads in D.C.. So far, the great partial government shutdown of 2013 looks like a full bust. Like that Y2K apocalypse that didn´t happen. Or President Obama´s dire sequester warnings that went Poof! This faux crisis really has little to do with spending.