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Monday, December 12, 2011

Republican candidates on the 'Palestinians'

Newt Gingrich's remarks about the 'Palestinians' were fodder for debate in Iowa on Saturday.

Let's go to the videotape.



Professor Jacobson adds (Hat Tip: Memeorandum):

Newt was absolutely correct to say enough already with the falsehood. If it upset the Palestinians, well too bad. It’s about time a prominent political figure in the United States didn’t just voice support for Israel but did so in a historically accurate manner which addressed the false Palestinian narrative of perpetual victimization.

The Palestinian issue also gave Newt what may turn out to be his most important moment in any debate, aligning himself with Ronald Reagan in refusing to be timid in the politically correct propaganda war being waged against us.

Dave Weigel saw what ensued as the winning moment for Newt:
His last full-on grapple with Romney came when the former governor attacked him, in a sort of more-in-sorrow-than-anger way, for saying that the Palestinians were an “invented people.” That, said Romney, was complicating things for Israelis.

“The Israelis are getting rocketed every day,” snorted Gingrich. “We’re not making life more difficult. The Obama administration is making life more difficult.” Plus, he was right on the facts. “Palestinian did not become a common term until after 1977.” That’s the sort of knowledge-bomb that Republicans dream of dropping on Obama—they feel like this is right, but here’s a candidate who can say so.

And then Gingrich closed the loop.

“I’m a Reaganite,” he said. “I’m proud to be a Reaganite. Even at the point of causing some confusion with the timid.”

Who was “the timid?” Whoever viewers thought it should be. Obama. Romney. The media. All of them, as far as they’re concerned, would lose in a showdown with Newt Gingrich. And this is how he won the debate.
I'm with Gingrich on this. But I have to wonder what would happen if Romney called Netanyahu tomorrow morning, and Netanyahu said, "yes, we want you to speak the truth." Would Romney echo Gingrich's remarks?

Read the whole thing.

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5 Comments:

At 11:37 AM, Blogger Brett_McS said...

Newt has sown up the evangelical vote - the biggest voting segment supporting Israel - with those comments, and probably therefore the nomination (and hence the Presidency. Obama has no chance).

Won't it be something to have the American President call out one of the biggest open lies of the modern era? There are plenty of signs that 'political correctness' is on the way out, but this would be the knock-out blow.

 
At 6:46 PM, Blogger Moriah said...

I'm sorry to say you have completely underestimated the man in the White House. He will be POTUS again because they do not play by the rules and do not intend to play by the rules in the upcoming election. They play The Chicago Way -- whatever it takes to win will be done..

 
At 6:49 PM, Blogger Moriah said...

WTH does anyone have to ask to tell the truth? This is why rampant, poison propaganda by the PA is regarded as truth. Because tip-toeing, weak mind people have to ask, "do you want me to tell the truth?" Is everyone insane?

 
At 8:21 PM, Blogger Sunlight said...

I agree with Moriah... the Obama posse's intimidation squad and cheater vote is in place. A bunch of us in the field will try to overcome by getting the "sit at home because not conservative enough" out to vote for whoever the most conservative person standing (Republican, for this time, 3rd party will mean Obama), rather than sitting out to "send a message." Because the message is marxist caliphate enforced by gangbangers with ObamaIssuedGuns for the foreseeable future. Get over it, people. VOTE THEM OUT. Run for something yourself or find non-marxist people who will run. If we overwhelm the cheater Dem vote, we may be able to overcome the CHEAT. If we can't, then I hope the attorneys who haven't caved altogether yet will be ready to do their thing.

 
At 10:51 PM, Blogger Nomadic100 said...

Would Romney echo Gingrich's remarks?

Most assuredly not!

 

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