Sunday, February 8, 2015
Will Democrats Also Boycott the Pope's Presentation to Congress?
President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu have a frosty relationship. The President has no respect for the Prime Minister. He was caught on a live mike saying to then France leader Sarkozy: “You’re fed up with him? I have to deal with him every day.” The President is pursuing a foreign policy of appeasement: strategic patience; none dare call it “Islamic terrorism,” a weak agreement with Iran, MRE’s to the Ukrainians, pulling the missile defense out of Czechoslovakia and Poland. The President believes peace can be achieved in the Mid East by Israel recognizing the Palestinians, reverting to the 1967 borders, halting new settlements, and abandoning existing settlements. He believes in appeasement. Prime Minister Netanyahu believes in the security of Israel and the Jewish people. He knows Hamas and Hezbollah would exterminate the Jewish people if they could. He fears a nuclear Iran. President Barack Hussein Obama views Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as the problem. The President is petulant when he can’t get what he wants. It’s contagious with his assistants. A high level Obama assistant last October referred to Prime Minister Netanyahu as “Chicken Shit.” Republicans and many Democrats are seething at the President’s approach to Israel and Iran. The President has made it clear that he won and is free to do as he pleases. He is unfazed by the Republican landslide last November. House Speaker John Boehner on behalf of the House and Senate Republicans invited Prime Minister Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress on March 3, two weeks ahead of Israel’s elections.. The Speaker did not provide advance notice to the President. It’s called “Separation of Powers.” The Speaker runs the House. The petulant President Obama is throwing a “hissy fit.” He will not meet with the Prime Minister. His minions are telling the media that the Prime Minister’s speech could rupture the U.S. – Israel relationship. A team of five Obama campaign experts is in Israel to defeat Prime Minister Netanyahu. The President, whose Administration frequently violates the Constitution, claims a “Breach of Diplomatic Protocol.” This particular diplomatic protocol is newly created by the President. Vice President Biden presides over the Senate, but will be absent during Prime Minister Netanyahu’s presence. The Vice President will be traveling overseas, but doesn’t yet know where. Anti-Semitism is on the rise globally. President Obama is fanning the flames. Three Democratic House members have announced they will boycott the presentation. Others may follow. Speaker Boehner’s invitation is a brilliant political move. It shows widespread Congressional support for Israel, but more significantly it puts the Democrats on the horns of a dilemma. They can stand by their Israeli-hating President, out of party loyalty, or they can show their loyalty to Israel and AIPAC. Obama or Israel? They know they are caught on the horns of a dilemma. The choice is easy for most of us.. The Democrats are attempting to grab the bull by the horns through rhetorically forcing the Speaker or Prime Minister to cancel the invitation. The cacophony of voices in Israel emanate from his political opponents. Prime Minister Netanyahu will speak out against the Administration’s appeasement of Iran. His voice will not be silenced. So far no outcry has arisen over the Speaker’s invitation to Pope Francis to address a Joint Session of Congress on September 24 even though President Obama trashed Christianity at the National Prayer Breakfast last Friday.