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Obama vs. Netanyahu… the real story.

Posted in Politics by alangustin on May 21, 2011

I heard about the meeting today between US President Barak Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu while eating lunch and listening to the Rush Limbaugh radio program. Rush was watching a live television feed of the meeting, but couldn’t hear the audio. He was doing his best to relay what was taking place at the meeting by reading the closed-captioning.

At one point, Limbaugh became quite giddy and I thought he would jump out of his skin as he told his radio audience that Netanyahu just told Obama that Israel could not go back to the pre 1967 border configuration and that those borders would be “indefensible”.

For details about the meeting between Obama and Netanyahu, I suggest checking out some of the big-boy news outlets, or watch the exchange on YouTube.

There is a lot of gab about the meeting, the worst of which can be found at The Young Turks video blog.

The general opinion among conservatives (and even some lefties), is that Obama got his butt handed to him by Netanyahu. And I must say it was rather refreshing to hear someone stand up to this lame of a president. Everyone seems to be so afraid of Obama, or afraid of offending a politically correct sensibility that runs rampant through the American political arena these days that I think even Obama himself was taken aback by the snub.

Limbaugh assumed that the US president’s angry glare was directed at Netanyahu, when the Israeli PM was “schooling” Obama. But I believe it was directed at whoever gave Obama the advice that prompted him to give the speech about the Mideast on Thursday night, which resulted in today’s presidential embarrassment. I believe that person was Hillary Clinton. Think about it. I believe there’s no-one who carries a stronger resentment toward Obama than Hillary. Oh, she would never admit it, but Obama did steal away her chance to be the first female president, right? Maybe she thinks that by sabotaging Obama’s chance for re-election, she might position herself for higher office down the road.

Silly? Maybe. And I would hate to admit that Hillary might be that devious (snicker), or that smart.

I’ll leave it there for you all to ponder.

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  1. Brandon said, on May 21, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    The Clinton Political Machine is the only family/group large enough and strong enough to go head to head with Obama behind closed doors. That family doesn’t want him to succeed. We actually just had this conversation at work, because we couldn’t figure out which knuckle head adviser told him to give this speech. It’s like getting a lead in the political game only to have a turn over and give it right back to the republicans. Hopefully, one of these republicans pulls their heads out and actually puts together a campaign. So far, not impressed.

  2. alangustin said, on May 21, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    It’s funny… the Clinton theory is the first thing that popped into my head when I heard Limbaugh describing Obama’s “staring daggers at Netanyahu”. The fact that Obama simply walked away from the meeting like a spoiled child taking his ball and going home speaks volumes. It tells me that Obama expected Netanyahu to simply roll over and cooperate. When that didn’t happen, Obama had nothing. He was totally unprepared for this response from the Israeli leader. Which indicates what I’ve believed all along – that Obama is an empty suit without any ideas of his own, especially in the area of foreign policy. Obama is a puppet, with a variety of advisors and ‘czars’ pulling the strings.

    I’m hoping that there is a surprise coming from the GOP down the road. If someone is being ‘groomed’ to be the repulican nominee, it would be wise of them to wait a while before jumping in. If there is someone out there that can challenge Obama on the ‘charisma scale’ and yet present their platform in a cogent and honest way, we would have a winner. But the sooner that candidate jumps in, the more time the liberal press goons would have to manufacture negative-spin messages about said candidate. This thought keeps me hopeful – along with the way Obama keeps shooting himself in the foot.

  3. Paul said, on May 21, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    Alan, I hope you’re right. If there is a candidate that is being kept behind closed doors, then I’m ok with the nimrods that are already running. They’ve got nothing but lame words to back their campaigns. Hopefully it’s just the GOP’s tactic to keep the President feeling like he doesn’t have to build his campaign.

  4. alangustin said, on May 21, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    Hey, Paul…
    Unfortunately, no republican tactic will keep Obama from spending all of his campaign money (which is reported to be the biggest war chest in campaign history), especially now that he’s in ‘damage control’ mode. It will be interesting to see what Obama’s administration screws up next.

    I do hope that some of the lesser republican candidates drop out, if and when the ‘mystery candidate’ is revealed and starts his/her campaign. Too many people in the mix would just distract (votes) from the best candidate. I believe our best chance of beating Obama in 2012 is to have a viable candidate who is focused on issues – not distracted by mud slinging from other republican candidates. If the republican candidates all campaign on smearing each other, then the republican party will simply come off like a bunch of bozos and no-one will vote for any of them.

  5. Paul said, on May 21, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    That’s been the problem since the last election, there is no cooperation within the conservative movement. The GOP needs to tell their minions to just drop out so that they can find someone who can actually captivate a crowd with a decent speech. Listening to these folks makes me feel stupid. It’s almost as bad as watching rednecks on Southpark crying “Derr Dey Took R Jobs” The GOP needs to draw up a list of issues that are important to WE THE PEOPLE, and develop a strategy to fix those issues. Then give that list to an intelligent candidate with respectable speaking skills who could dominate the incumbant, no matter how much money he dumps into his campaign.

    • alangustin said, on May 21, 2011 at 6:02 pm

      “…an intelligent candidate with respectable speaking skills who could dominate the incumbant, no matter how much money he dumps into his campaign.”

      Well put. I would add that the candidate you refer to must also be as charismatic – if not more – than Obama was in 2008. I believe 90% of the people who voted for Obama in 2008 did so because of his charismatic way of speaking. If a GOP candidate could wow voters with that charisma along with having substance and boldness (like Netanyahu?), I think Obama would be defeated.

  6. Paul said, on May 21, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    You can add one more victory for the right today. President Obama just lost the moral high ground today by violating the War Powers Act, which if my memory serves, was one of his campaign points against President Bush when he was running.

    • alangustin said, on May 21, 2011 at 5:54 pm

      I heard last night that time had run out on the Libya assault. Yep… just give Obama enough rope and he’ll hang himself. (it’s an old phrase – no racist pun intended)

  7. Paul said, on May 21, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    His administration is saying that the law is unconstitutional, but that they are willing to negotiate with congress……even they aren’t very good at manipulating the English language. Hopefully enough people will read right through it. I’m just happy I have one more thing under my belt to use against his worshipers when they accuse me of being a war criminal.

  8. Paul said, on May 21, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    Back on the subject, I think President Obama has successfully alienated any Jewish constituents this week.

  9. alangustin said, on May 21, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    It helps to have a little recent history on the relationship between Netanyahu and Obama…

    Just more evidence of Obama’s lack of experience in foreign affairs and his exhibition of child-like immaturity.

  10. Paul said, on May 21, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    I have a feeling that President Obama has been more negative towards PM Netanyahu more than the press is going to say. And I think PM Netanyahu let the world know exactly who the President was dealing with on Friday. This is going to be interesting to watch play out. The only foreign policy victory for the President was killing Bin Laden. Somehow I doubt he learned anything since then.

  11. John Steyer said, on May 21, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    Posted this blog below I wrote on the subject. I would go as far as saying Obama makes deals with Arab leaders to secure his reelection (OBL dead for Palestinian State).

    Psychopaths in Power or Psychopaths that Vote?

    Zogby reports that as of now 41% of Americans will
    vote to re-elect Obama. Of those, three million
    Muslim-Americans are now favoring Obama 10 to 1.
    An unwavering 75% of Jewish-Americans will Vote
    for Obama despite his anti-Israel stance.
    Obama also recently traveled to El Paso, Texas to
    deliver a comprehensive immigration reform speech
    to millions of potential Latino voters, while mocking
    those who desire secure borders.
    Of course, Obama is asking his clean green voters
    for more support while purposely driving up prices
    at that pump and shutting down oil exploration. In
    fact, Obama is pulling hard from all his left wing
    base and it should not be that hard to predict
    what he is going to do next.
    Looks like our great unifier broke all his promises
    and kept them at the same time. Our fate as a
    nation will most likely once again be in the hands
    of Americas’ 10% undecided voters. The ultimate
    test will prove once and for all in 2012 if we are
    a really just a nation of Psychopaths…. or not.

    • alangustin said, on May 21, 2011 at 8:19 pm

      Just spent a half hour typing a reply to your post at your blog, John. It got lost when I tried to submit it. Too tired to retype it. I should learn to type posts in a Word document then copy and paste. Oh well. Maybe tomorrow. Blessings, brother.

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