Poll: Should Netanyahu Address Congress?

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Should Netanyahu Address Congress About Iran

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  1. BethSucks

    BethSucks Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    Barry seems pissed about it......



    ‘There will be a price’: Obama team reportedly fuming over Netanyahu visit
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    The Obama administration reportedly is fuming over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plans to address Congress in March regarding the Iranian threat, with one unnamed official telling an Israeli newspaper he will pay “a price” for the snub.

    House Speaker John Boehner invited Netanyahu -- and the Israeli leader accepted – without any involvement from the White House.

    In public, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest politely describes this as a “departure” from protocol. He also says the president will not meet with Netanyahu when he visits in early March, but has attributed that decision only to a desire not to influence Israel’s upcoming elections.

    But in private, Obama’s team is livid with the Israeli leader, according to Haaretz.

    "We thought we've seen everything," a source identified as a senior American official was quoted as saying. "But Bibi managed to surprise even us. There are things you simply don't do.

    “He spat in our face publicly and that's no way to behave. Netanyahu ought to remember that President Obama has a year and a half left to his presidency, and that there will be a price."

    The anonymous quote was a throwback to when, last year, Atlantic magazine quoted another unnamed senior administration official calling Netanyahu a “chickenshit.”

    Administration officials, including Earnest, did not deny the quote at the time, though the White House stressed the criticism did not reflect how the rest of the administration views Netanyahu.

    On Friday, Earnest once again was asked about tensions with the Israeli government. Asked if the decision to speak to Congress was a slap at the Obama administration, he said, “I certainly didn’t interpret it that way.”

    As for the decision for Obama not to meet with his Israeli counterpart, he stood by the earlier explanation.

    “This administration goes to great lengths to ensure that we don’t give even the appearance of interfering or attempting to influence the outcome” of democratic elections abroad, he said.

    Meanwhile, Haaretz also reported that Obama had directly warned Netanyahu to stop urging U.S. lawmakers to back legislation teeing up new sanctions against Iran.

    Obama has threatened to veto such a bill, saying it could derail delicate talks over Iran’s nuclear program – and Netanyahu’s visit to Washington could give him an opportunity to further encourage sanctions legislation.

    Haaretz reported that Israel’s ambassador already has been urging members of Congress to support the measures. The newspaper reported that Obama told Netanyahu to stop during a Jan. 12 phone call.

    On Friday, Earnest acknowledged that Obama and Netanyahu have a “fundamental disagreement” about the diplomatic talks with Iran.

    “He doesn’t share [the administration’s] view,” he said. But Earnest also said the “differences of opinion” do not undermine America’s commitment to Israel’s security.

    As Obama officials often do, he described that commitment as “unshakable.”
     
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  2. Sickboy

    Sickboy Latverian Monarch

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    i understand some foreign dignitary addressing the U.N., but why is he allowed to address the U.S. congress?
     
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  3. crazypreacher

    crazypreacher Not followin whitey's rules

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    I'm very anti-goatfucker, but foreigners shouldn't address congress.
     
  4. Butt Trumpet

    Butt Trumpet Rimming aint easy.

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    Amelica needs Islael. Let heem speak.
     
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  5. PI Nate

    PI Nate Disenfranchised since 1984... Gold POTY Politics

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    Of course the Beast would be against the leader of the Chosen People...:coffee:
     
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  6. Turtle Man

    Turtle Man Hello Darling

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    I think it's the other way around
    They need us to fight their wars .. And give them billions annually
     
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  7. Uncle Larry

    Uncle Larry Well-Known Member VIP

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    Not in favor of foreign leaders addressing Congress, but it's ironic that a commander in chief who likes to engage in wars without the approval of Congress feels like he got snubbed by not being involved in this invitation.
     
  8. sstressed

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    sharpton should threaten to march on israel. :coffee:
     
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    I haven't seen a Hustler magazine for many years, but I remember a feature they used to run called 'Asshole of the Month.' If they still do it, I have to assume that John Boehner wins it on a pretty consistent basis.
     
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    Fuck no. Discarded Halloween Jack O' Lantern, John Boehner, really overstepped his bounds in doing this. Miserable little shit. He looked like me on a plane ride home from Vegas during the State of the Union speech - miserable, jaundiced, and ready the throw up at the slightest movement.
     
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    whats the difference :dontknow:


    beetlejuice could speak before congress for all i care
     
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  12. PI Nate

    PI Nate Disenfranchised since 1984... Gold POTY Politics

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    Our government is set up in such a way (rightfully so) that Obama, while president and leader, is not the end all and be all of political discourse. It's a system, without a king. Even if he thinks he is.
     
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    JameGumb We're all out of toner!

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    I dont really care for the whole involvement with Israel. But if this has the black guy in the white house is pissed off, So be it.
     
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    Turtle Man Hello Darling

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    Can we throw him down a well?
     
  16. j shmuck

    j shmuck Well-Known Member

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    He's already address congress once

    So have the British Prime Minister and I believe the Canadian Prime Minister also.

    Since when has Obama cared about congress?
     
  17. I invented that

    I invented that VIP Extreme Gold

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    obama's gotta obama:nojj:
     
  18. Araxen

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    If the Republicans could have their way Netanyahu would be POTUS.
     
  19. mape

    mape Well-Known Member

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    The Congress should ignore Barry for the rest of his term and go forward with their own agenda. Act like he doesn't exist. He has displayed no interest in working through Congress for the past six year. Fuck him.
     
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    They can't ignore Obama. He's the one that can veto their shit and they don't have enough to override the veto.