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Eric Cantor gets the Bibi Netanyahu treatment

Eric Cantor gets the Bibi Netanyahu treatment

March 25, 2010:

But Mr Obama was less inclined to be so conciliatory. He immediately presented Mr Netanyahu with a list of 13 demands designed both to the end the feud with his administration and to build Palestinian confidence ahead of the resumption of peace talks. Key among those demands was a previously-made call to halt all new settlement construction in east Jerusalem.

When the Israeli prime minister stalled, Mr Obama rose from his seat declaring: “I’m going to the residential wing to have dinner with Michelle and the girls.”

As he left, Mr Netanyahu was told to consider the error of his ways. “I’m still around,” Mr Obama is quoted by Israel’s Yediot Ahronot newspaper as having said. “Let me know if there is anything new.”

July 13, 2011:

“This may bring my presidency down, but I will not yield on this,” he said.

Then he stood up.

“Enough is enough,” the president insisted. “We have to be willing to compromise. It shouldn’t be about positioning and politics, and I’ll see you all tomorrow.”

Then he left the room.

Don’t say I didn’t warn you, We Are All Bibi Netanyahu Now.

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Again, House Republicans should stop talking to Obama on this issue. They should write up a bill that they can be proud of, pass it, and send it to the Senate.

The Senate Dems would then be hot seat, and they’d have to negotiate with Senate Repubs to get a bill passed. Senate Dems would be forced to write out their position in an actual bill, in legislative language, and put it to a vote. You’d have something to negotiate against: House bill vs Senate bill, haggle over them and reach a compromise. Obama refuses to state his position clearly, and keeps moving the goal posts. They’ll never make any progress negotiating with him.

    Naw, i think they should keep talking to him — and then sniping at him from their press conferences. Remember, the Republicans got tarred last shutdown because people thought Newt had made it personal, the more hissy fits out of Obumbler the better.

    When he was handing out Annenburg money people had to kiss his ass when he got mad. He doesn’t know how to react when the other side it holding card too. He’s loosing it.

He’s such an immature, posturing little man.

He reminds me of a washed up actor who walks around saying, “don’t you know who I am”?

CPT. Charles | July 13, 2011 at 10:50 pm

Putting dirty little jews in their place…

Rev. Wright would be so proud.

In Transcript form http://www.maggiesnotebook.com/2011/05/benjamin-netanyahu-at-us-congress-transcript-video/

..which in passing also aggravated our leader. So, has anyone found the real Netanyahu Certificate of Live Birth? [J/K]

Nothing has changed from the day “The Won” uttered those now infamous words .. “I won”

Obama has never displayed any ability to actually negotiate. He knows how to apply pressure, to bully, to issue ultimatums. He knows how to say, “I won.” He may not even understand that it is possible he won’t get his own way. His ego may not be able to process that scenario.

Scary, ain’t it?

If Eric Cantor can be half as tough as Bibi we will succeed.

I’m not a Jew but I like this—->”We Are All Bibi Netanyahu Now”

Bibi is an amazing man and one of my heroes. 🙂

LukeHandCool | July 14, 2011 at 1:32 am

“We are all Bibi Netanyahu now.”

Well, then, in my incarnation as Bibi, I’d like to be seated at some snazzy restaurant eating a $350 serving of Sabra and Tribe Special Reserve hummus when some snotty, overeducated, Rutgers professor thinks its a good idea to wax indignant on me. She wouldn’t receive the sweet Paul Ryan treatment.

Then I would relish receiving President Obama on an official visit to Israel and lavish him with the same respectful hospitality he had shown me.

LukeHandCool (who, if Bibi were president, would sleep a bit better… but who would definitely not fall asleep during presidential speeches).

Mixed metaphor alert:

If the Republicans find a contender who can land a punch, Obama’s glass jaw will be his thin skin. I can visualize Obama, provoked artfully, unraveling on national TV.

    Sanddog in reply to gs. | July 14, 2011 at 2:20 am

    If he could be goaded by pushing the right buttons, I can absolutely see him losing it on camera.

    blue star in reply to gs. | July 14, 2011 at 8:26 am

    I’ve been waiting for that moment for a few years. I think it’s getting close.

VetHusbandFather | July 14, 2011 at 1:55 am

“We have to be willing to compromise. It shouldn’t be about positioning and politics, and I’ll see you all tomorrow.”

We all know that leaving the discussion is the most expedient route to a compromise between two parties… right… right?

The One has spoken:

“I will not yield on this,” he said….“We have to be willing to compromise.”

He’s really saying “I won’t yield but YOU must be willing to compromise.”

There’s no “we” in Dictator, only “I.”

One more from an interesting source – Thomas Sowell http://frontpagemag.com/2011/05/31/understanding-obamas-disdain-for-israel/

DINORightMarie | July 14, 2011 at 6:27 am

“Don’t call my bluff,” the president said. “I am not afraid to veto and I will take it to the American people.

As he left, Mr Netanyahu was told to consider the error of his ways.

These are the ways of a dictator, one who sends down mandates, postures to demonstrate to the masses that he will “negotiate” – after all he is “civil”, but expects his mandates to be obeyed. A small, spoiled child. Little, little man. With his boot on our necks.

How hard it must be for Boehner and Cantor to put up with this nonsense. Boehner’s description of Jell-O was amusing, but I’m sure in private he has more choice words. And metaphors.

And I noticed, as did a few commenting above, that it is an interesting “co-incidence” that he did this to two men who are Jewish. That is the most disgusting of all, IMHO. The thuggery is expected, but such actions and treatment, though perhaps coincidental, are disturbing.

If they note that “coincidence” in the blogosphere, whew!! Wouldn’t THAT tweak them!

As to the words I bolded above…… Those words can be taken two ways. First meaning: “take it to the American people” – as in, present this to the American people to expose your inflexible Republican obstructionist ways. Which is how I first read this. Which is what he has been doing with all these faux press conferences.

But there’s another meaning, which, when coupled with “don’t call my bluff” and “it might take down my presidency” is more ominous. It could mean he is willing to sacrifice the American people, let elderly, the poor, the military, suffer – i.e. “take it” – to get his way. Which would get those stinking Dem leftists there tax hikes. H*ll or high water.

That is banana republic, people. This little, sniveling man will allow Americans to “take it” if he is shoveling it. Many would say he’s been “taking it” out on the American people since 2009. But to threaten that….

That’s evil.

Call his bluff. Don’t back down. Expose him for what he is.

Social Security Actuary Confirms: Withholding Checks Would be a Political Decision – July 13, 2011

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CatoRenasci | July 14, 2011 at 7:24 am

I guess the disciple of Rev. Wright just doesn’t like Jews….

[…] Eric Cantor gets the Bibi Netanyahu treatment Posted by William A. Jacobson    Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at 10:24pm March 25, 2010: But Mr Obama was less inclined to be so conciliatory. He immediately presented Mr Netanyahu with a list of 13 demands designed both to the end the feud with his administration and to build Palestinian confidence ahead of the resumption of peace talks. Key among those demands was a previously-made call to halt all new settlement construction in east Jerusalem. When the Israeli prime minister stalled, Mr Obama rose from his seat declaring: “I’m going to the residential wing to have dinner with Michelle and the girls.” […]

What do any of you expect from Obama? He is a petulant child who never had to run against an opponent until John McCain. David Axelrod always managed to smear his state office opponents so that they would drop out. Obama has been told all his life how great he is, getting into Columbia and Harvard on affirmative action (something he admitted in an article he wrote for the Harvard Law Record. He b/sed his way into being elected when the economy went south and people were tired of seeing the caskets come home (notice how we don’t see those anymore, seems dead soldiers are of no interest when there is a Democrat in the White House).

Now we are expecting a man to lead who has never had to lead anything, except training for ACORN, in his life. He thought that Americans gave him a mandate when he was elected, so he basically turned the job of POTUS over to those like Valerie Jarrett, et al, so he could continue to campaign. How dare the Republicans, like Eric Cantor, expect Obama to actually do the job he was elected to do.

One other point: isn’t it amazing how the Democrats are now the party who insists on “compromise” after two years where they were in total control of all three houses and the attitude was “We Won.” Can someone tell me where the “compromise” was when the Democrats locke the Republicans out of the health care bill discussions?

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He’s demonstrating Chicago South Side State street union/political/ward heeler/community activist ‘negotiation’ tecnique: intimidation, personal attacks, irrational, ill-informed/dis-informing tactics.

It’s also common in strong-man/tribal based organizations for might being right. The loudest voice wins.

For what it’s worth I submitted a contact form to the white house explaining that we know there’s money for SS and Medicare and that if they get cut off it will be because HE decided to do so. (a SS admin before Congress reiterated that the money comes from the Treasury)

I also said he should grow up. Please.

IF ONLY.

The problem with the Bibi metaphor is that Bibi talks a tough game, but folds the minute a bit of pressure is put on him. He’d make a great foreign minister for Israel but he’s a disaster as PM. Remember who gave away Hevron in the first place.

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