Caroline Glick, Senior Contributing Editor of the Jerusalem Post said the Israeli people consider President Obama "a hostile president overall," on "Mornings on the Mall" on WMAL-FM in Washington DC. Appearing with Brian Wilson and myself Wednesday morning, Glick said the Israeli people "can´t figure out what he´s doing here," when asked about the mood in Jerusalem as the President´s plane touched down for the first time in his presidency. "Essentially his goal is to empower the un-electable, incredibly radical left in Israel to put pressure on the Israeli government for whatever concessions he Link repaired by Staff
Ditto #10. Obama could not find Jerusalem if it was listed on a map. Oh wait, it wasn´t listed on a map. The Obama map had Jerusalem listed as belonging to the Palestinians. The only map Obama could find was the one where he visited 57 states with only three more to go. (2008)
Quick, somebody take a picture so I can get out of here.
The question is: Why would he go to Israel? With sequestration it is getting harder for Obama to find a legitimate excuse to take the jet for a spin. Instead of buzzing the Statue of Liberty, he put on his bomber jacket and decided to buzz Israel?
Usher Obama and his gang of 600 out the backdoor passed the garbage bags and dumpsters back to his plane. Israel needs to get a grip and realize Obama is a muslim brother and wants Israel´s demise. This is all for a photo Op and nothing else.
Humbly might I suggest that all of the above are missing the target. Obama is in Israel to posit the predicate for another expensive deserved vacation. When he returns, an exhausted chief executive, he will be off quickly for some exotic golfing to recharge. /s
Past is a clue. He is voting ´present´ for the sake of shoring up his Jewish votes for Congress next election and in Congress itself which has Jewish members and he needs their vote to get his agenda passed. Easy to figure out this president, "it is politics all the time".
Even the Democrats were getting restless about him playing golf instead of working, so he needed a presidential photo op. After the boneheaded stunt with the tree, and the presidential GM limo breakdown, he seems to be failing miserably.
Lucianne shut down my lat post because I used a bad word to describe Obama. there aren´t enough "bad words t desibe the most naive, unintelliegent, ill informed pro-muslim presidnet in our nation´s history. Okay, I´ll try again: Lakerman, there is another yiddish word that better describes our leader from behind, and the at would be SCH..CK. How is that Israeli journalists know this president better than our own lame stream media?
We all know that nothing but trouble follows Obama whenever he makes a trip overseas and now he sticks his nose in Israel. Look what happened after he "visited" Egypt and made some speeches? A year or two later America´s best friend and ally in Egypt Hosni Mubarak was under house arrest and the Muslim Brotherhood had stolen power and their leader was making speeches that Israelis were descended from Monkies? Obama only helps Radical Leftists and America´s enemies. Look who is in control of Libya now? He is a pox on the world stage and he is evil, like Jimmy Carter and Bill Klintoon before him.
He came in his guise as Community agitator ---opps er -- Organizer. The big question is how many food tasters were bribed to make the trip. if the Won is that scared his mental condition should be adequate to impose the removal due to insanity clause. That shouldn´t required vote in the Senate.
I truly feel sympathy for the Obama secret service detail. Maybe the One is too conceited to appreciate the "accidental " breakdown of his limousine, but I am sure his protectors know that someone is rubbing our nose in the display of just how easily someone got to his precious ride. Accidental fuel mixup?? Suuuurre.
The government assault on J.P Morgan Chase is an injustice for many reasons, but the case has now reached tragicomic heights with the bank´s agreement on Friday to pay $5.1 billion for supposedly conning Fannie Mae FNMA +13.40% and Freddie Mac. FMCC +11.89% So the government-favored mortgage giants that did as much as anyone to foment the housing bubble and bust are now presented as victims. The premise of the allegations settled on Friday is that while it may appear that Fan and Fred were recklessly gambling on the housing market for years before the crisis, they were duped by Morgan
WASHINGTON — Dick Cheney said Sunday that Republicans need to look to a new generation of leaders as the party deals with poor approval ratings following the government shutdown. The former vice president said Republicans have faced challenges before and it’s healthy for the party to work to rebuild. The GOP “got whipped” in the 2012 presidential campaign, when President Barack Obama won re-election over Mitt Romney, and the party needs to build its base of supporters and find “first-class” candidates and turn to a new generation of leaders, Cheney told ABC’s “This Week.” “It’s not the first time we have had to
Maybe the leaders of the European Union should have issued a communique at their summit in Brussels Friday, publicly thanking Edward Snowden for stealing U.S. secrets and thus giving them something to talk about other than their own economies. The euro zone´s unemployment rate hit a near-record 12% in August, up from 11.5% a year ago, and the trumpeted European recovery is clocking in at 0.3% after 18 months of recession. But why call too much attention to that unpleasantness when, OMG, the Americans might be eavesdropping? The latest fit of European pique comes from further Snowden disclosures about the scale of
Seventy-five years ago, it was lawyers, doctors, and shop owners; today, it´s insurance companies. These free-enterprise for-profits are the main obstacle to instituting a single-payer health care system in the U.S. They must be removed from the equation if Obama is to realize his dream. While everyone focuses on the latest ObamaCare IT screw-up, the ongoing abolition of for-profit insurance companies continues. Consider this timeline. In June 2003, Obama made his future intentions clear. From an Illinois AFL-CIO speech: I happen to be a proponent of a single payer universal health care program. [Applause.] I see no reason why the United States of America,
During a recent PBS panel on Washington politics, This Town author Mark Leibowitz said our Founding Fathers were like the patricians of ancient Rome -- prosperous landowners who returned home as soon as their civic duties ended. Unlike the Founders, Leibowitz warned, our elected leaders in Washington today "have no intention of going back to the farm." There´s too much money to be made in the halls of political power. Washington has long been a honeycomb for career politicians. Since 2006, however, that phenomenon has spawned a city state completely separated from the rest of the country. No matter how important
"You didn´t build that" Well, now we know he didn´t build it either! The most significant thing about that remark when Obama made it was not its ignorance, nor its political posturing, but its disrespect. Libs have no respect for the achievements of other people. They cruise at 70,000 feet. They think things come into existence by fiat. "Let´s have insurance." "What´s for lunch?" One thing that Marx and Marxists have never understood is that behind every business is passion. The grocer has a passion for grocery selling. One reason we know this is because if he doesn´t have that passion, he isn´t in the
Despite official statements in recent days, the problems at the federal and state health insurance exchanges are far from merely "technical." Based on my experience trying to navigate the utter confusion at the "Cover Oregon" health exchange over something as simple as determining one´s income and eligibility for tax credits, I wonder if they´ll ever get ObamaCare working. And I´m someone who would love to sign up for one of the plans. Consider, for example, that under the Affordable Care Act, income for self-employed people like myself is supposed to be determined by one´s estimated 2014 modified adjusted gross income, or MAGI.
A former Guantanamo Bay detainee with Al Qaeda ties was in Benghazi the night of the Sept. 11 attack, according to a source on the ground in Libya. The source told Fox News that ex-detainee Sufian bin Qumu, who is suspected of running camps in eastern Libya where some of the assailants trained, is also a "respected member" of Ansar al-Sharia -- one of the Islamist groups identified in State Department email traffic two hours after the attack. Two sources familiar with the investigation, when asked about bin Qumu´s whereabouts the night of the attack, did not dispute the claim he was
How do you solve a problem if you refuse to admit you have one — or if you delude yourself into thinking it´s not as bad as it actually is? The answer: You don´t. You might minimize symptoms and make some progress. But unless you address the root cause, you will not find a real long-term solution. Unfortunately, far too many politicians in Washington refuse to acknowledge — and as a result, never accurately describe — the challenges currently facing America. I´m not sure why so many choose to keep their heads in the sand, but their state of denial is proving
One huge political question surrounds the catastrophic launch of ObamaCare: Will the administration double-talk, canceled insurance contracts for millions, terminated doctor-patient relationships, sticker shock from higher premiums and deductibility, and damage to job hiring and economic growth get the GOP off the shutdown hook for the 2014 midterm elections? That is the question. Donald Rumsfeld would call it a known unknown. And right now nobody knows the answer. But Christopher Ruddy, founder and CEO of Newsmax, makes an interesting point about this: "The key to stopping ObamaCare is for its opponents to win in congressional elections in 2014. Delaying ObamaCare only helps
Dependency: "Is Welfare The New Normal?" we wondered in an editorial last Thursday, and we didn´t have long to wait for an answer. On Friday an answer came back in depressing new data from the Census Bureau. CNSNews.com´s indefatigable data hound, Terence P. Jeffrey, dug into a few routine Census releases recently and discovered something shocking: More people in America today are on welfare than have full-time jobs. No, that´s not a misprint. At the end of 2011, the last year for which data are available, some 108.6 million people received one or more means-tested government benefit programs — bureaucratese for welfare. Meanwhile,
RUSH: Toby, Idaho Falls. Great to have you, sir. Hello. CALLER: How´s it going, Rush? RUSH: Good. Good. Good. Great to have you here. CALLER: The reason for my call was back in 1990 when I started listening -- this might help out some of the younger, newer listeners -- I was trying to figure out whether I was liberal or conservative, and I had it all lumped into one thing. Once I figured that, on your show you´re talking about government, when you´re talking about liberal versus conservative, that´s when I figured out that I was conservative. And I was wondering if
New York voters, in all their wisdom, are on the verge of electing a Left-wing extremist named Bill de Blasio. Recent polls by the firm Penn Schoen Berland show that de Blasio maintains a commanding lead, which he’s enjoyed for quite some time. What a shame. New York City is one of the most important economies in the United States, and it will certainly suffer under this man’s vague and childish populism.[Snip] Earlier this year, we learned that in his youth (described by the New York Times, of course, as “idealist”) de Blasio was an ardent supporter of the Sandinistas
On Tuesday, 79-year old Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), now serving his seventh term in the Senate, signaled that he and other members of the Republican establishment are likely to encourage a primary challenge to first term Senator Mike Lee (R-UT). Lee upset former Senator Robert Bennett (R-UT) in the 2010 Utah Republican primary convention in the Tea Party´s first major primary win over a Republican establishment politician. Hatch told the Deseret News and KSL NewsRadio that "[i]t´s time now... for Lee and other tea party Republicans to be ´rehabilitated´ for refusing to pass a budget bill needed to keep the government operating
WASHINGTON — Whether miffed over spying revelations or feeling sold out by U.S. moves in the Middle East, some of the United States’ closest allies are so upset that the Obama administration has gone into damage-control mode to ensure the rifts don’t widen and threaten critical partnerships. The quarrels differ in their causes and degrees of seriousness. As a whole, however, they pose a new foreign policy headache for an administration whose overseas track record is seen in many quarters at home and abroad as reactive and lacking direction. In Europe and the Middle East, rifts that once would’ve been quietly smoothed
President Obama blasted GOP opponents of his healthcare law as hypocrites after Republicans expressed concerns about the rocky rollout of HealthCare.gov. In his weekly address, Obama suggested that the GOP´s focus on the issue was in bad faith because Republicans have pushed for years to repeal, defund or dismantle ObamaCare. Republicans "spent the last few years so obsessed with denying … people access to health insurance that they just shut down the government and threatened default over it," Obama said. "It´s well past the time for folks to stop rooting for [the law´s] failure." Obama´s comments come after a tough
My wife, the syndicated San Francisco Chronicle columnist Debra J. Saunders, has learned that at least 500,000 Californians may lose their health insurance next year — and that’s a conservative estimate. From her Token Conservative blog: According to this link as of December 2012, there were 491,977 covered lives in individual health care plans regulated by the state Department Insurance that are not grandfathered under the Affordable Care Act. (If they bought a plan after March 2010, their coverage is not grandfathered.) This is a 2012 number, but if the number of people with private coverage hasn’t changed much in the
By the time President Obama acknowledged on Monday that his signature health-care program had serious problems, it was clear that the political stakes had escalated for the White House. And so that evening, Obama gathered some of the top political advisers from his first term for a strategy session on a range of topics. The president himself spent little time on how to handle the political fallout, arguing that fixing the problems of HealthCare.gov, the Web site at the heart of the troubles, would take care of that challenge. Not everyone agreed that it was so simple. In a separate
Sarah Palin found a novel way to turn down an interview request from Piers Morgan on Friday, posting a picture on Facebook of a bear she had shot dead and a note saying she was busy. The former Alaska governor thanked chat show host Morgan for inviting her on his ´shambolic show´ but added she was ´kind of busy right now´. The Facebook message, which had been liked by nearly 3,000 of Palin´s supporters within two hours of it being posted, is part of an online spat between the pair after Morgan poked fun at her intellect. Earlier in the
McDonalds will end its 40-year, ketchup-based relationship with Heinz, the company announced on Friday, because Heinz´s new CEO, Bernardo Hees, is the former CEO of Burger King. He´s also still on Burger King´s board of directors. Now McDonalds is currently looking for a new ketchup maker to partner with once it phases Heinz out of its stores. Heinz supplies ketchup to both McDonalds (for now!) and Burger King, and to Wendy’s and Chick-fil-A. For McDonalds, at least, it seems that the new Burger King connection at Heinz was one step too far. McDonalds has taken a stand on ketchup. Except most
President Barack Obama--who oversees both the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security--said in a speech at the White House on Thursday that it does not make sense to have 11 million people in the United States “illegally.” The president said that the people "illegally" in the United States need to be given an “incentive” to stay here and become what he called “legalized citizens.” “It doesn’t make sense to have 11 million people who are in this country illegally without any incentive or any way for them to come out of the shadows, get right with the law,
Whether as the brave youth striding forward to face the giant Goliath, the wise older king composing the immortal Psalms, or the ancestor and model for the messiah, the legend of David has been recited and burnished for nearly three thousand years. Politically, ethnically, religiously—David is central to the story Jews and Christians tell about themselves. This is, after all, the king against which all other kings were measured, the ancestor of Jesus, the person described by God as “a man after my own heart.” Even in his failings—the affair with Bathsheba, most famously—David has become the prototype of repentance and
President Obama and his family attended Sunday services at St. John´s Episcopal Church, which is across Lafayette Park from the White House. It is a day for reflection, not politics. When a pool reporter asked if the Obamacare website can be fixed by the end of November, Obama responded: "C´mon guys. I´m going to church." During the service, seminarian Sarah Taylor offered prayers "for Barack, our president, the leaders of Congress, the Supreme Court, and all who are in authority, for Afghanistan, and the Middle East, for this community, the nation and the world." After church, in the afternoon, Obama took