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Shocker: UNESCO Thumbs Its Nose At American Interests

Posted on | October 31, 2011 | 9 Comments

by Smitty (via Atlas Shrugs)

The ‘Stache reports:

UNESCO, true to form, has voted today to admit the Palestinian Authority as a member. So ineffective was Obama administration diplomacy that France voted in favor of Palestinian membership, and Britain and Japan abstained. U.S. statutes, dating from 1990, now require a full cutoff of U.S. funding, which Congress should insist occur immediately. Should the administration seek changes in the applicable statutory provisions that would eliminate or weaken the funding cutoff, Congress should reject them.

I expect Boehner to be all over that and really turn the screws on the Administration. . .real soon now.


9 Responses to “Shocker: UNESCO Thumbs Its Nose At American Interests”

  1. Anonymous
    October 31st, 2011 @ 6:13 pm

    Which demonstrates how out of touch Speaker McClellan is. The UN is one of the first examples people give as to where we should cut foreign aid spending and is unpopular in general. Making a big stink about UNESCO while also highlighting that Obama has increased funding to the UN, Hamas for example would get the base fired up and would be a good example of how skewed this regimes priorities are. Going after Obama on this would be good policy as well as good politics.

  2. Brian D Paasch
    October 31st, 2011 @ 6:38 pm

    The GOP elite will throw us peasants a bit of “deeply concerned” rhetoric and then flounce off to their next cocktail party with their dear, dear friends from the UN.

  3. Leftbankofthecharles
    October 31st, 2011 @ 7:49 pm

    Are there any other UN or other international organizations Palestine can join so we can cut off U.S. funding?

  4. jwallin
    October 31st, 2011 @ 8:18 pm

    yeah, any. time. now. {tick tock tick tock}

    The weeping orange Boner hasn’t seen fit to schedule any votes on the repeal of Obamacare or his mightiness’ executive orders or any other mundane use of his office.

    Can’t we have a revote? Despite having their ass kicked in 2006 and 2008 and skeeved back in because there was no one else to vote for in 2010 STILL haven’t figured out that the conservative MAJORITY wants them to stop “reaching around across the aisle to Democrats” and kick some progressive liberal ass.

    2012 better be a stellar year in reigning in RINOS and progressives John or you’ll be getting that tan on the beach 24/7.

  5. SignPainterGuy
    November 1st, 2011 @ 12:10 am

    First saw this elsewhere and thought (didn`t read it there) wow, Obumble actually cut funding to a UN agency. Pinch me quick ! I see now that it is written US policy that works automatically (ish). Yeah, I should`a known better and NO, I don`t expect Weepy Bonehead to be all over this !

  6. Adjoran
    November 1st, 2011 @ 3:56 am

    Sorry to rain on your rant, but the House voted to repeal ObamaCare in January, only two weeks after Boehner was elected Speaker.  It would do no good at all to vote it again, it is up to the Senate to act until the end of the session.

    Boehner was elected by a majority of the House Republicans.

  7. Adjoran
    November 1st, 2011 @ 3:58 am

    Obama followed the law in this case not because it is the law – he laughs at bourgeois concerns like that – but because he is playing catch-up with Jewish voters and donors, who have finally realized he would just as soon see Israel turned over to the Palestinians.

  8. Anonymous
    November 1st, 2011 @ 12:01 pm

    Of course the inevitable firestorm if  he hadn’t placed no part in this decision.

  9. Bob Belvedere
    November 1st, 2011 @ 1:48 pm

    Going after Obama on this would be good policy as well as good politics.

    That’s exactly why Cryin’ John won’t do it!