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Monday, September 24, 2012

'Jewish Democrats' warning Bibi not to interfere

The Hill reports that 'Jewish Democrats' are warning Prime Minister Netanyahu not to 'interfere' in the US elections. Curiously, most of the comments come from Representative Barney Frank (D-Mass) (pictured), who is retiring, and who has not exactly been pro-Israel anyway. This is from the first link.
The White House has been on the defensive ever since Israeli officials publicly complained last week after Obama refused to adjust his schedule to meet with Netanyahu at the United Nations General Assembly in New York next week. Republicans quickly pounced, urging Obama to reconsider and inviting Netanyahu to meet with them at his convenience.
''I don't think it's necessary for the president to rearrange his schedule,'' Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), the top Democrat on the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee, told The Hill. ''I didn't think it was appropriate for the prime minister to publicly get into a dispute with the president of the United States, since we're both very closely working together to impose sanctions and to force Iran to stop its development of a nuclear weapon.''
Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), the ranking member on the House Financial Services Committee, blamed ''internal Israeli politics'' for the spat.
''Maybe Netanyahu's for (Republican candidate Mitt) Romney. And he's making a mistake if he is,'' Frank told The Hill when asked why he thought Israel had leaked the news of a perceived ''snub'' to the Reuters wire service.
''I think it was unwise for him to do as much,'' he said. ''I think they've pulled back a little bit.''
''I think Obama played it right,'' Frank added. ''The Israelis have to consider American public opinion; America's not ready to go to war until it's absolutely necessary.
''I think it's a mistake from Israel's standpoint if they give the impression they're trying to push us into going to war. I don't think any pressure's going to work.''
 I'm sure glad Barney is not going to be part of the next Congress. Unfortunately, unless Republican Sean Bielat can pull off a miracle, Frank's replacement isn't likely to be much better.

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At 7:59 PM, Blogger Captain.H said...

Barney Frank and his "husband" Jim Ready can now retire to Florida on Barney's gold-plated Congressional pension, so remarkably earned after all of Frank's years of disservice and malfeasance of office.

(At Frank's Wiki bio, read the sections "Scandal", "Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac" and "Subprime Mortgage Crisis".)

Now, after an all-too-short pleasant interlude of no Kennedys in Congress, Joseph P. "Tel Aviv is Israel's Capitol" Kennedy III is to inherit the Frank safe seat. Swell.

At 10:14 PM, Blogger Empress Trudy said...

Someone needs to remind this morons that the White House personally and un apologetically endorsed Kadima in the last general elections. If that isn't interference nothing is. And then someone should remind these morons that the White House personally intervened to send almost $300 million dollars to the 'secular moderate' parties in the first round of Egyptian elections and they may as well had set fire to their money for the high single digit votes they got.

Not interfere? Are they high?


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