He should have asked Florida Congresswoman Brown why the Hell she even bothered to run for the US Congress if she insists on not doing her job, AND allowing Obama to do it for her.
Oh boy, Johnny boy, there had better be one Hell of an ace up your snot-covered sleeve…
(FOX News) – The House voted Tuesday to fund the Homeland Security Department through the end of the budget year, ending a protracted standoff that centered on objections to President Obama’s controversial immigration actions.
The House voted 257-167 for the legislation, sending it to Obama’s desk. The final legislation includes no immigration provisions, and was carried over the finish line with mostly Democratic votes.
The result is a victory for the Obama administration. Republicans had tried to use the DHS funding bill as the vehicle to reverse Obama’s immigration executive actions. But Democrats repeatedly blocked the move, insisting they pass the spending bill with no riders attached.
House Speaker John Boehner, faced with diminishing options, earlier in the day told fellow Republican lawmakers he would drop the immigration demands.
“I am as outraged and frustrated as you at the lawless and unconstitutional actions of this president,” Boehner told his caucus on Tuesday morning, according to a source.
But he said he believed the decision to vote on a “clean” bill, “considering where we are — is the right one for this team, and the right one for this country.”
Boehner’s move could lead to a backlash in the party, especially since House GOP leaders repeatedly denied claims that he struck a deal with Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi last week to hold such a vote.
“This is the signal of capitulation,” said Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, earlier. “The mood of this thing is such that to bring it back from the abyss is very difficult.”
But other Republicans welcomed Boehner’s decision.
“Sanity is prevailing. I do give John Boehner credit,” said Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y.
Short-term funding for the department was set to expire on Friday at midnight. Those voting for the final bill Tuesday included 182 Democrats and just 75 Republicans.
God help us.
Here is something nobody is saying: Ask yourself, and especially the Obama administration, why it is that they ‘trust’ the rulers/despots/dictators/regimes of these highly oppressive Muslim countries that have more than loudly voiced their hate and deadly goals for America and the rest of the Western World, including Israel, more than they trust the leadership of Israel that physically deals with those hateful regimes for their own safety and survival on a daily basis for decades and decades?
The Obama White House is in full war mode against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, leader of our best ally in the Middle East, for accepting House Speaker John Boehner’s invitation to speak before Congress, while it mollycoddles that region’s most dangerous nation, Iran.
No one crosses Obama without facing his wrath. No one dares. He is the president.
All the administration’s long knives are out. National security adviser Susan Rice is front and center. You would think she would be more circumspect after embarrassing herself on the Sunday talk show circuit peddling the administration’s lie that the terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was prompted by an anti-Islam Internet video. But you would be wrong.
Rice told Charlie Rose on PBS that Netanyahu’s speech before Congress will be “destructive of the fabric of the relationship” between the United States and Israel — as if the Obama administration hasn’t been damaging that special relationship for years.
Secretary of State John Kerry weighed in on the subject on ABC’s “This Week.” Kerry said he doesn’t want Netanyahu’s speech to become “some great political football. Obviously, it was odd, if not unique, that we learned of it from the speaker of the House and that an administration (official) was not included in this process. But the administration is not seeking to politicize this.” Kerry also said, “We have a closer relationship with Israel right now in terms of security than at any time in history.”
White House spokesman Josh Earnest said, “The president has said the relationship between the U.S. and Israel can’t just be reduced to a relationship between the Republican Party and the Likud Party.”
Do these people hear themselves? They are like windup toys, always on message, always in sync and always the ones politicizing everything.
Obama is refusing to meet with Netanyahu while he is in Washington, bogusly citing his policy against meeting with foreign leaders close to their elections. This is absurd. Obama intervenes in foreign elections anytime he pleases, and he is doing so overtly and covertly in the Israeli elections.
But the howler is Kerry’s claim that we have a closer relationship with Israel than ever before on security. If that were true, Netanyahu surely wouldn’t have accepted Boehner’s invitation to address Congress. Netanyahu is deeply worried that Obama’s furtive negotiations with Iran are enabling, rather than impeding, its effort to acquire nuclear weapons. What could be more important to preserving Israel’s national security (and ours) than keeping nuclear weapons out of Iran’s hands?
***New McNaughton Painting****
“Obama Foreign Policy,” by Jon McNaughton
Is the world a safer place since Obama was made President of the United States?
I felt a need to paint a new image to capture the delicate situation we face as Americans.
What has happened since he’s been in office? Where is the stability and peace in Egypt, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Crimea, Ukraine, Russia, Iran, Israel, Palestine, China and North Korea? How are our veterans doing? Are American citizens safer as they travel abroad?
When the balance of the world seems to stand on the edge of a knife, where is our President?
I hope this painting will not become prophetic in its meaning.
Since Obama has been President he has played over 200 rounds of golf.
THIS is not a game.
This is Obama’s Foreign Policy.”
What has he done?
· Weakened Egypt and the rise of the Arab spring. http://solutions.heritage.org/middle-east/ http://foreignpolicy.com/2013/04/02/why-obama-failed-in-the-middle-east/
· Toppled Libya, which led to the emboldening of Al Qaida and the Benghazi Massacre. http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/marc-thiessen-where-was-obama-during-benghazi-ask-the-white-house- http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2014/05/02/the-6-biggest-lies-about-benghazi/
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While on ABC’s “This Week” this Sunday morning Secretary of State John Kerry actually said this…
(Breitbart) – “We have a closer relationship with Israel right now, in terms of security, than at anytime in history. I was reviewing the record the other day. We have intervened on Israel’s behalf in the last two years, more than several hundred, a couple of hundred times, in over 75 different different fora in order to protect Israel. I talk to the prime minister regularly, including yesterday. We are not — we don’t want to see this [Netanyahu’s speech before Congress] turned into some great political football. Obviously, it was odd, if not unique that we learned of it from the Speaker of the House and the administration was not included in this process. But the administration is not seeking to politicize this. We want to recognize the main goal here is to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon, and on that, Israel and the United States agree” he stated.
Given the fact Obama and the democrats in the US Congress are snubbing Netanyahu’s speech before Congress, some members of the CBC (Congressional Black Caucus) with a nasty plan of their own Kerry’s declaration of the closeness of the U.S.-Israel relationship rolls off his tongue and hits the floor like complete bullshit.
Yet, I came across this interesting (unconfirmed) story on Drudge just a bit ago:
The Bethlehem-based news agency Ma’an has cited a Kuwaiti newspaper report Saturday, that US President Barack Obama thwarted an Israeli military attack against Iran’s nuclear facilities in 2014 by threatening to shoot down Israeli jets before they could reach their targets in Iran.
Following Obama’s threat, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was reportedly forced to abort the planned Iran attack.
According to Al-Jarida, the Netanyahu government took the decision to strike Iran some time in 2014 soon after Israel had discovered the United States and Iran had been involved in secret talks over Iran’s nuclear program and were about to sign an agreement in that regard behind Israel’s back.
The report claimed that an unnamed Israeli minister who has good ties with the US administration revealed the attack plan to Secretary of State John Kerry, and that Obama then threatened to shoot down the Israeli jets before they could reach their targets in Iran.
Al-Jarida quoted “well-placed” sources as saying that Netanyahu, along with Minister of Defense Moshe Yaalon, and then-Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman, had decided to carry out airstrikes against Iran’s nuclear program after consultations with top security commanders.
According to the report, “Netanyahu and his commanders agreed after four nights of deliberations to task the Israeli army’s chief of staff, Benny Gantz, to prepare a qualitative operation against Iran’s nuclear program. In addition, Netanyahu and his ministers decided to do whatever they could do to thwart a possible agreement between Iran and the White House because such an agreement is, allegedly, a threat to Israel’s security.”
The sources added that Gantz and his commanders prepared the requested plan and that Israeli fighter jets trained for several weeks in order to make sure the plans would work successfully. Israeli fighter jets reportedly even carried out experimental flights in Iran’s airspace after they managed to break through radars.
Former US diplomat Zbigniew Brzezinski, who enthusiastically campaigned for Obama in 2008, called on him to shoot down Israeli planes if they attack Iran. “They have to fly over our airspace in Iraq. Are we just going to sit there and watch?” said the former national security advisor to former President Jimmy Carter in an interview with the Daily Beast.
Former US secretary: Netanyahu speech ‘poisoning’ ties: Robert Reich, who headed Department of Labor under Clinton, says Tuesday’s Congress address pitting Jews against Israel … You mean JINOs, Bobby.
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