Thursday, May 26, 2011

Thou Shalt Not Lecture The Lecturer

Barack Obama, Lecturer-in-Chief, does not like being corrected by someone who also lectures, but actually knows what he's talking about. The Messiah Clan have faithfully taken up his cause, damning Benjamin Netanyahu for being "rude" and "disrespecful" to the greatest president ever. How dare Netanyahu publicly disagree with The One, both at the White House and later in Congress?

Just one day before the leader of Israel was set to arrive at the White House for a state visit, Hannibal Lecturer Obama announced that Israel must return to its prewar 1967 borders and accept a Palestinian state of Obama's defining. After a contentious private meeting the next day, the two appeared for a joint press conference. Obama blathered, but he was followed by a very firm, very direct, and very important head of state who was not going to allow his country to be treated like a third world backwater or himself as a child to be lectured by the all-wise president. Obama was simply incapable of seeing the rudeness in the ambush he had set for Netanyahu, and looked like he had swallowed battery acid as Netanyahu set the record straight.

On Tuesday, while Obama was away drinking Guinness in Ireland and talking over "God Save the Queen" in England, Netanyahu addressed Congress. He spoke in measured and concilatory tones, but firmly reiterated that the 1967 borders are indefensible, that Jerusalem is indivisible from Israel, that his country would be generous in giving up land to help create a Palestinian state, and that he would not negotiate with terrorist organizations running the current Palestine who are openly dedicated to the destruction of Israel.

The Democrats and mainstream media cheered when Mexican President Felipe Calderon stood in the well of Congress and told them and the American people that free and independent American states must give up their sovereignty and let the illegals in by the droves. Now, suddenly they march in lockstep about proper guest behavior. The same people who cheered Moammar Qaddafi's litany of insults at the UN in New York City hurled against George W. Bush are suddenly all about what they think is decorum. Ditto for Chomsky aficianado Hugo Chavez who called President Bush "a devil, and a Yankee terrorist." How dare a visiting head of state publicly disagree with the American head of state? In the White House and in Congress, no less. How rude. But for liberals, the rules of politeness only apply when courteously disagreeing on principle with Barack Hussein Obama.

Calderon, Qaddafi and Chavez all directly and vociferously insulted the American people and their president while guests on American soil. The liberals merely shrugged and even encouraged those guests. But now they're in high dudgeon over a head of state who merely stated and defended his own country's stance, without telling the president or Americans how they ought to run their government. At least Netanyahu didn't tell the president that America should give up California and the Southwest because the "right of return" demands that Mexico should have its old territories back.

An Atlantic Magazine writer headlined his article with: "Dear Mr. Netanyahu, please don't speak to my president that way." He then called Netanyahu's statement "a hissy fit." To quote the great political philosopher and analyst Julia Roberts: "He's not my president." But I digress. On NBC, Andrea Mitchell said she heard that "even some Israeli officials were uncomfortable with what they acknowledge was a lecturing tone by the prime minister." Objection, Andrea, hearsay. But even if Mitchell is right, so what? Don't sneak up on a tiger, grab it by the tail and expect not to get clawed.

Another commentator said: "And if you look at that picture [Obama and Netanyahu at the press conference], it was a stone-faced Barack Obama and Netanyahu basically treating him like a schoolboy." Well speaking of appropriateness, I think that comment was accurate, since Obama behaved like an ignorant schoolboy who thinks you invite guests to your home in order to threaten them and tell them how to run their own homes.

Jamie Gorelick, Bill Clinton spokesman and Democratic hack, said on CBS that it was "unfortunate for everyone that Obama isn't as popular in Israel as George Bush was." Gee, I wonder why the Israelis don't particularly care for Obama as he panders to Islamofascists, "Palestinians," and bows low to the Saudi King. It may be unfortunate for Obama, but it sure as hell isn't unfortunate for anyone with an IQ above that of a peanut butter sandwich. Gorelick and Katie Couric had made multiple favorable comments about local "patriots" who threw shoes at visiting guest George W. Bush in Iraq. But that's different, because it was Bush.

Netanyahu merely spoke his mind about what he wants for his own tiny nation of Israel. He is the representative of the only democratic ally America has in the Middle East. If such a simple and civil thing can cause outrage throughout the liberal world and the MSM, imagine what they're going to say when a Republican presidential candidate criticizes the infallible Barack Obama.

28 comments:

T-Rav said...

Thus the Left: Too confused and relativist to understand that Israel has bigger things to worry about than decorum.

Tehachapi Tom said...

Hawk
If only our democrats and bo could discuss points with the same civility and decorum as President Netanyahu.

If bo could be the LEADER that tiny Israel has we could be the leader of the world.

Enough dreaming I have to put my hat of disgust back on.

Tam said...

I am envious of Israel. If only there were more leaders like Netanyahu.

BevfromNYC said...

Because no one can twist words better than our MSM and the WH blog defenders, PM Netanyahu had his speech published in the papers under his name -

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/israel_wants_peace_OvYCO27IFLPms4My85uZ1O

Netanyahu means it. That is state-craft.

The Israelis like GWB because they new without a doubt that the US was fully behind their democracy. It has been apparent from the campaign that Obama does not give a fig and more dangerously, sees Israel as the roadblock to Peace. Obama still does not understand that the Palestinians want the destruction of Israel more than they want a homeland.

LL said...

I blogged about a parallel situation where Israel weighed in on an American issue.

http://symbolic-mirage.blogspot.com/2011/05/us-aggression-and-situation-in-mexico.html

But I digress. Obama reminds me a lot of Jimmy Carter in a lot of ways. And I'm still not sure who was the worst president. Since Obama has more presidential missteps ahead of him, he can either improve his legacy or confirm it.

T-Rav said...

So here's my question: Can we draft Netanyahu for the 2012 campaign? I mean, since it doesn't seem like the "natural-born citizen" thing is a big deal anymore... (snark snark snark)

LawHawkRFD said...

T_Rav: You mean that silly survival thing?

LawHawkRFD said...

Tam: Someone on another blog simply suggested that we trade leaders. Good idea, except for the damage it would do to Israel.

BevfromNYC said...

Yes, T-Rav and LawHawk - Dang that Israel. They just refuse to NOT exist. What is their problem??

LawHawkRFD said...

Bev: That's a good summary of Obama's views toward Israel. He wants to be the next president to bring "peace" to the region (like Carter and Clinton and the two subsequent Intifidas). Maybe he wants another Nobel Peace Prize. Whatever he really wants, Israel stands in the way of it. And he certainly doesn't understand the importance of the only real ally we have in that part of the world. The fact that Israel is the only genuine democracy in that part of the world also means nothing to him.

LawHawkRFD said...

LL: For now, I think Carter will have to settle for worst ex-president. Obama has already long since passed Carter for worst sitting president. But Obama is still young, so he has plenty of time to steal the title of worst ex-president from Carter as well.

LawHawkRFD said...

T-Rav: I'm sure Israeli security could fake a better birth certificate than Obama's. I also like the flow of Netanyahu's English better than that of Obama. Shall we form a presidential exploratory committee?

LawHawkRFD said...

Bev: It's the blood of Christian and Muslim children that they drink during their religious ceremonies that makes them eternal. It's true--I read it somewhere. Something about "protocols" and "elders."

BevfromNYC said...

I am all for Netanhayu for President. I mean, I know he was born in Israel, but then Golda Meir was born in the US. It could be a trade-off. We gave them Meir, so they can give us Netanyahu. OR, maybe Israel can be our 61st state. And his name would be great for catchy headlines like if he gets tough with the Russians "Nyet-anyahu" - or when he does something great then "NetanYAHOO!!" I like it, I like it...

LawHawkRFD said...

Bev: The campaign song would be an easy adaptation of Handel's Messiah. Just substitute "Netanyahu" for "Hallelujah." And it is only fair that Israel return the favor we did them with Golda.

Let's get that exploratory committee going. We'll call ourselves "Bebe's Babies."

BevfromNYC said...

LawHawk - I am not saying anymore. I've already said too much. ;-X

AndrewPrice said...

Yeah, as with everything else, Obama doesn't know what he's talking about and he just makes a mess of everything.

LawHawkRFD said...

Andrew: OK, I admit it. I've read the scriptures very carefully, and I've decided Obama is the Antichrist. "Beware the dolt in intellectual's clothing, for he shall spread mystification and confusion throughout the land" Lawhawk 4:27.

StanH said...

But Lawhawk, BiBi didn’t realize he was in the presence of the new (false) messiah. If he understood the brilliance of “Himself” he would have groveled at his feet, “oh save me Barry, save me!” I will harp again, these are wonderful object studies, so the American people can see the empty suit that we (they) elected president. Another club to pick up and pound our leftist about the face and shoulders, what was it the Joker in the Batman series called Robin, “the boy blunder,” works for me.

LawHawkRFD said...

Stan: Remember when Limbaugh and others used to call Clinton "the boy president?" It makes you all nostalgic. Clinton seems the very essence of maturity compared to this sophomoric loon we have in the White House now. I can't get the picture out of my mind of the gentlemanly and knowledgeable Netanyahu trying to explain reality to the sullen, uncomprehending schoolboy posing as President of the United States.

BevfromNYC said...

Actually, Netanyahu followed the opposite course of Obama. He was born in Israel, but his family moved to Pennsylvania when he was 8 or 9. So he essentially grew up in Pennysylvania, went to college at MIT - BA -Architecture, MIT MS 0 Management, Harvard Poli Sci. In between his high school and college he was in the IDF.

Obama born here, grew up in Indonesia...hmmmm. Maybe we can convince Indonesia they need him for THEIR Dear Leader.

Benjamin said...

Dear President Obama:


I am writing today with a somewhat unusual request. First and foremost, I will be asking that you return America to its August 20th, 1959 borders so that Hawaii is no longer a state and you are no longer a citizen.




Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

rlaWTX said...

Jamie Gorelick, Bill Clinton spokesman and Democratic hack, said on CBS that it was "unfortunate for everyone that Obama isn't as popular in Israel as George Bush was."
>> can he actually say that with a straight face?????


"Beware the dolt in intellectual's clothing, for he shall spread mystification and confusion throughout the land" Lawhawk 4:27.
>> Amen, brother!
and that would be the book immediately after 2nd Hezekiah, which is where my Baptist preacher father found his tongue-in-cheek quotes.

LawHawkRFD said...

Bev: I misremembered part of Benjamin's sojourn in the US. I thought he had spent part of his time in New York City, I do remember the rest. After you reminded me about Pennsylvania, I remembered that he's Amish, not Jewish--right? They both end in -ish.

BevfromNYC said...

Actually LawHawk, I think that Bebe is Joomish. He actually did spend time in NYC as Israel's representative to the UN.

Writer X said...

Obama looked ready to spit nails when Netanyahu spoke at that press conference. It was a beautiful thing. Obama handled that very poorly. Of course, it was everybody's fault except his.

LawHawkRFD said...

Bev: Do we dare hope that the most intelligent and highly-educated ethnic group in America will finally see the light and realize that the socially-conscious northern Democratic Party that they voted for six and seven decades ago has degenerated into the racially divisive and socially-unconscious party of today?

LawHawkRFD said...

WriterX: Obama had the hollow-eyed, tight-lipped look of an alcoholic in desperate need of a drink.

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