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John Boehner trolls Obama with speech invite to Netanyahu

John Boehner trolls Obama with speech invite to Netanyahu

Big time trolling. And an election gift to Netanyahu.

Is there anyone who gets Obama more upset than Bibi Netanyahu?

It’s not for nothing that unnamed senior administration officials called Netanyahu “chickenshit” and mocked Israel’s failure to attack Iran.

There is no love lost in that relationship.

Remember when Bibi lectured Obama in front of reporters in 2011, setting off a furious reaction?

And Obama left Bibi in the White House to go have dinner with the family. And on, and on.

Oh, and when Bibi got more standing ovations during a speech to a joint session of Congress than Obama did in his State of the Union?

The way Netanyahu dealt with a heckler was classic:

It’s about to happen again:

House Speaker John Boehner is inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress on February 11.

The invitation comes as the Hill braces for a clash with the White House over sanctions on Iran. For Netanyahu, it will come about one month before Israel’s upcoming election.

In Tuesday night’s State of the Union speech, President Barack Obama told members of Congress that he will veto any new Iran sanctions bill, which he says would undermine the chance for a long-sought nuclear deal with the country.

Oh, and Boehner didn’t consult Obama:

Speaker John Boehner has invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to a joint session of Congress about Iran next month, a move sure to inflame the Obama administration, which is trying to negotiate a nuclear deal with the Islamic republic.

Boehner later told reporters he did not consult with the White House about the invitation….

After the closed GOP meeting Wednesday, Boehner told reporters he didn’t need to consult with the White House.
“Congress can make this decision on its own,” Boehner said. “I don’t believe I’m poking anyone in the eye. There is a serious threat that exists in the world, and the president last night kind of papered over it. And the fact is that there needs to be a more serious conversation in America about how serious the threat is from radical Islamic jihadists, and the threat posed by Iran.”

Boehner inviting Netanyahu is big-time trolling. But even bigger, it may help Netanyahu in the run up to the March Israeli elections, ensuring that Netanyahu will be around for the remainder of Obama’s final term in office.

Update: I was wondering if Netanyahu would accept the invite, since it could be perceived by Obama as another poke in the eye. Yes. He. Did.

UPDATE: The speech is postponed to March 3:


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Further, when the next major issue comes to a head between congress and obama, Boehner should invite obama to meet him and other congressional “leaders” on congress’ turf. There is no reason for congressional “leaders” to respond to obama’s summons.

Wonderful: lawless obama ignores the US Constitution and tramples on American traditions and institutions, and now complains about a supposed breach of protocol?

    MattMusson in reply to Rick. | January 21, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    The GOP invites one visiting head of State.

    The President invites 3 million illegals.

    eMVeeH in reply to Rick. | January 21, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    Ma Pelosi did worse as Speaker when she brazenly went to Syria in 2007 and met with the dictator Assad in blatant defiance of President Bush. As if she was POTUS.

    JackRussellTerrierist in reply to Rick. | January 22, 2015 at 2:57 am

    Breach of protocol? obola is nothing but a breach from his daddy’s britches. This is one of those serious things that’s also hilarious. Waawaawaa. obola uses rolled up copies of the constitution to light his blunts. Hoisted on his own petard. And Boehner. Who knew?

    I look forward to Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech. I’m delighted that he has accepted the invitation. I wonder if Boehner will send obola an invitation. 🙂

A breach of Protocol? Boehner’s two word response should be: We Won.

The congress doesn’t work for Obama and I hope they constantly remind him of that fact.

legacyrepublican | January 21, 2015 at 12:40 pm

Well, the POTUS was warned a long time ago.

You might shoot your eye out with a Bibi.

Henry Hawkins | January 21, 2015 at 1:41 pm

Breach of protocol, lol. That’s all they could come up with, a breach of protocol.

It will change nothing, Bibi will come, and Obama will have shone a light on breaches of protocol, which are like rules, which are like laws, which Obama breaches with impunity. Oh, the hypocrisy!

WH: “Oh, the horror! Bibi on the hill! Zips in the wire! Zips in the wire!”

In democrats’ minds:
Boehner inviting Netanyahu to Washington = bad because it shows up Bammer.
Pelosi meeting Assad in Syria in 2007 = good because it showed up Bush.

DINORightMarie | January 21, 2015 at 2:40 pm

Maybe they can talk about the Islamo-fascist massacre today, and the glaring silence of the MSM, Obama, and the West in general.

Am I the only one who worries about the optics of this in the long-term? Israel and US policy in the Middle East is too important to become a game of political football between Obama and Boehner. I agree that it is appropriate to invite the Israeli PM to address congress, but what about the importance of bi-partisan support for Israel?

    Andy in reply to RuthC. | January 21, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    It’s time to deal with reality. A portion of our country HATES Israel and clearly side with the terrorists… hell in Washington state the City of Olympia even went so far as to declare itself a sister city to Palestine (in honor of Rachel Corrie).

    Bibi knows there is no sacred cows when it comes to preserving Israel’s security and I fully expect him to come with a can of Red Bull and a flame thrower of facts. Hoo yah.

A lot of Republicans and Democrats support Israel, but our king, obama, does not. Israel may wonder if obama has green-lighted Iran to attack Israel. Iran likely would ask only if it has nuclear weapons.

    JackRussellTerrierist in reply to Rick. | January 22, 2015 at 3:02 am

    I think obola has been green-lighted to be the next ayatollah. “Ayatollah Obola”. That has a nice ring to it.

Henry Hawkins | January 21, 2015 at 5:28 pm

Expect a cable news blackout after Bibi’s speech. Can’t have America see so many Democrats applauding and standing o along with the majorities. Security will be tight, too. Yikes.

BB should punk Obama with a gift of a diamond plated IPAD with all of his speeches on it.

Stuxnet virus optional.

You watch, Obama is going to try to screw up Bibi’s reelection.

    JackRussellTerrierist in reply to Henry Hawkins. | January 22, 2015 at 3:09 am

    obola started that with his phony, stalled ‘negotiations’ with Iran quite some time ago.

    My biggest fear for some time has been the possibility of obola spilling all our State secrets, including nuclear arsenal locations and other weaponry to the islamo-fascists after he leaves office.

    Don’t say it’s not possible. You know it is.

We can only begin to wonder what screaming a-hole Obama will plant in Congress the day of Bibi’s speech.

Oh, that pesky separation of powers concept as outlined in the U.S. Constitution again!