When John Boehner invited Netanhahu to speak to Congress it stirred a flurry of criticism from the Left and the White House. How dare he, and without asking the Prez’s permission even?! It’s against protocol.
The excuse and reasons from the White House are usually as bad as their actions. So too with this. Obama does not want to meet with Bibi while here. They claim it is because it is an election season in Israel and they make a habit not to give even an appearance of interfering with elections.
This too gets very hairy when the truth comes out. I knew they had no love for Netanyahu, and they would not want to lend more credence to him or his electability. Assuming, as I will, that is a major reason they will not not deal with him when he comes.
Even that is worse and more erroneous. The hypocrisy just never ends with this crew of ideologues and miscreants. It turns out that Obama’s campaign gurus are actually working hard to oust Netanyahu. Oh, that’s rich at the same time they are claiming they don’t even want to give the appearance of meddling in Israeli politics. See
I knew they did not want to lend any legitimacy to Netanyahu’s leadership. But this is even more chutzpah than most people imagined. Though I can’t be surprised by anything they do. When Obama says things like all options are on the table, it is important to understand what that means, namely to him and his cohorts.
But then anyone should realize whenever Obama says something is a matter of “principle” — or law or Constitution — it is a complete ruse. (EO on Immigration)
Couple that with the intermingling of Obama operatives in Canada’s electoral process. That was highlighted in an excellent post by Blessed B at Nox and Friends.(article) Sure they are out to support opposition to leaders they don’t like. It’s clear.
Now what is also clear is that not only is their excuse about meeting with Bibi a ruse, but meddling in other countries’ politics is their forte. It’s a righteous liberal crusade to them. They pride themselves on politics. It’s like the Mafia, it is their thing. Remember the Arab Spring and Egypt, supporting the Muslim Brotherhood. There was the then Senator Obama campaigning in Africa for Raila Odinga.(which he denied)
So when they trot out that excuse of not giving the appearance of meddling in elections, know what that really means. I.e. Obama standing on a principle that doesn’t exist.
Dang that appearance
Ynet news: “As a matter of longstanding practice and principle, we do not see heads of state or candidates in close proximity to their elections, so as to avoid the appearance of influencing a democratic election in a foreign country,” National Security Council spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan said.
Yet having other leaders come to the White House and go to lobby Congress, even on national security matters, is perfectly acceptable to them. “Get over it!”
Can Obama restrain himself from casting a vote of influence? The question going forward: is his legacy and future applying his influence on elections?
During the midterms he tried to avoid having a negative impact on Democrats. And they didn’t want him around. Bad enough the ghost of Obama was everywhere. But then he made a pronouncement that all his policies or issues were very much on the ballot — right there between the lines — despite his ballot absence. He just couldn’t resist.
We saw how hard it was for him to stay out of the election process. He can’t. Is it just a sign of what’s to come: The Obama-Jarrett Roadshow? He just has special animosity for Netanyahu, Israel. Principle and Obama are not compatible.
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