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Bibi Speaks, Pelosi Weeps

Posted on | March 3, 2015 | 21 Comments

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to a joint session of the U.S. Congress today, over the objections of Democrats who said . . . Well, what, exactly? The basis of their objection was something like, “The Republicans didn’t ask nice and Bibi’s just two weeks away from re-election.” And I’m like, “So?” It is no secret the Obama administration is actively backing Netanyahu’s opposition in the Israeli elections, but this weird entanglement between our politicians (Left and Right) with their politicians is just a logical consequence of the Obama Age.

Welcome to kabuki democracy or, as Ace of Spades calls it, Failure Theater. We have elections, but the people we elect don’t seem to realize they are supposed to represent us. Instead, it seems that all the really important decisions have been made in advance. It’s as if there were a secret cabal of billionaires, gathered in an Aspen chalet, who reach a consensus on an issue — a nuclear deal with Iran or a mini-amnesty tucked into the DHS budget — and then send out orders to their minions in the media and other key institutions: “Make this happen.”

Everybody then pretends that the outcome (which is always exactly what the cabal ordered) was arrived at through the normal governing process. There’s a wink-and-a-nod among the insiders, but cynical observers suspect that what we’re watching on the TV news is a scripted charade. Nancy Pelosi issues a statement, and then emerges before the cameras for her performance:

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) hammered Benjamin Netanyahu Tuesday, saying the Israeli prime minister’s speech to Congress was an “insult” to the country.
“The unbreakable bonds between the United States and Israel are rooted in our shared values, our common ideals and mutual interests,” Pelosi said in a statement just after the speech.
“That is why, as one who values the U.S.-Israel relationship, and loves Israel, I was near tears throughout the Prime Minister’s speech — saddened by the insult to the intelligence of the United States as part of the P5 +1 nations, and saddened by the condescension toward our knowledge of the threat posed by Iran and our broader commitment to preventing nuclear proliferation.” . . .
Pelosi made a point of declining to join several of the standing ovations during Netanyahu’s speech and often took longer than other lawmakers to rise from her seat. She also kept commenting to her seat-mate, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), using forceful gestures.

“Forceful gestures”! Yeah, I got your gesture right here, Nancy.

Allahpundit has a long memory:

Here’s how seriously you should take her alleged outrage over Netanyahu’s “Bibi knows best” attitude. Back in 2007, while George W. Bush was warning people that Bashar Assad might not be the cuddly would-be “reformer” that Democrats like Hillary Clinton were convinced he was, one prominent liberal flew all the way to Damascus to sit down with Assad and pose for photos. Bush wanted to isolate him; the Democrat in question, convinced that she and her party knew best, had other ideas. Guess who.

Chickens coming home to roost much? Obama also had some things to say about Netanyahu’s speech to Congress.

No comment from the cabal of Aspen billionaires.



21 Responses to “Bibi Speaks, Pelosi Weeps”

  1. RichFader
    March 3rd, 2015 @ 6:53 pm

    Oh, I’d hope not. That would mean the evil plutocratic cabals were idiots, too.

  2. trangbang68
    March 3rd, 2015 @ 6:55 pm

    Nancy Lugosi is clinically insane, there can be no other explanation. Our shared values? Nobody but a gaggle of degenerates, Code Stink members and other leftist loons shares your values, you shriveled up pile of dung.

  3. Adobe_Walls
    March 3rd, 2015 @ 7:04 pm

    ” a secret cabal of billionaires, ……, who reach a consensus on an issue …..Everybody then pretends that the outcome……was arrived at through the normal governing process.”
    Add and the clerisy who work for them and that currently is the ”normal governing process”

  4. Dianna Deeley
    March 3rd, 2015 @ 7:25 pm

    Frightening, but true. They – if they exist – clearly are blithering idiots.

  5. Quartermaster
    March 3rd, 2015 @ 8:27 pm

    As I told the troll that followed from “The Atlantic,” leftist=idiot. That’s not an hypothesis, or a theory. It’s an axiom.

  6. Quartermaster
    March 3rd, 2015 @ 8:29 pm

    Alas, they exist. Bloomberg is just one example.

  7. Matt_SE
    March 3rd, 2015 @ 11:24 pm

    Normally, this would be a moderately big story. But I’m afraid it’s overshadowed in importance by the total capitulation of Congressional Republicans to Obama’s illegal amnesty.
    Now, the douchebag is threatening to raise taxes by executive order.
    Don’t we already have a term for that? One that rhymes with “Blaxation without representation?”

  8. DeadMessenger
    March 4th, 2015 @ 12:06 am

    “It’s as if there were a secret cabal of billionaires, gathered in an Aspen chalet, who reach a consensus on an issue…”

    Actually, the Bilderbergers met in Copenhagen last year. Hmmm…let’s see…let’s look at the list of “official attendees” and see if anything grabs us…

    The US sent, among others:

    Think Tanks, Nothing To See Here: Brookings Institution, Hudson Institute, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, American Enterprise Institute

    Vile, Unethical Social Media Pukes: LinkedIn, Hearsay Social, Google (reasonably sure that this is the same Google that is in the process of implementing software to “fact check” webpages…what could possibly go wrong?)

    Investment Bankers/Economy Ruiners: Lazard, KKR Global Institute, Goldman Sachs (of course, and a second guy from Ireland)

    Equity/VCs/Hedge Funds, Because Rich Guys Gotta Get Richer: 2 guys from Johnson Capital Partners, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Thiel Capital, Wolfensohn and Company

    Commercial Property, Because You Don’t Need That House, You Racist: ACE Group

    Evil Liberal Academicians Needed To Develop Mind Control Experiments, Etc.: Professor of Economics Harvard, President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (private research university…huh), MIT (BOGO), NY University, Stanford University

    Overpriced Software Pukes: Palantir Technologies (specializing in data integration, oh my, if you knew what I know about that), and also Microsoft’s resident lickspittle

    Guys Needed To Provide Poisonous Stuff To Get The Peeps To Ingest, Those Losers: Alcoa

    International Law Reptiles: O’Melveny and Myers (one of their clients was Fannie Mae)

    CFR: ’nuff said

    Also Starring: Henry Kissinger, David H. Petraeus (I wonder if he’s related to the David H. Petraeus who resigned in disgrace from the CIA, and who was alleged to have provided classified information to his mistress?), Richard Perle, Keith Alexander (U.S. Cyber Command/NSA…nope, nothing suspicious there), Larry Summers (breath of fresh air in comparison to everyone else), Kasim Reed (that would be Mohammed Kasim Reed, Mayor of Atlanta, aka the guy who fired Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran for having the unmitigated gall to write a book that included his opinions, that was published with the permission of the City of Atlanta’s “Ethics” Officer)

    Icing On The Cake: Michael Gfoeller/Chertoff Group (Check out the cool pic at the top of their webpage! And their sweet logo!

  9. DeadMessenger
    March 4th, 2015 @ 12:15 am

    Would that be “Asphyxiation without representation”?

  10. Daniel Freeman
    March 4th, 2015 @ 12:23 am

    Wow. Wasn’t Larry Summers the one who interrupted a talk by someone explaining how the housing bubble was going to collapse, by yelling at him that he didn’t know what he was talking about? And then it happened? That is one sick list, if that guy is the “breath of fresh air.”

  11. DeadMessenger
    March 4th, 2015 @ 12:41 am

    I know, right? Of course, he did mitigate that by suggesting that the under representation of women in math & engineering might be due to “different availability of aptitude at the high end”, and the Harvard faculty “no confidence” vote against him over the Cornel West affair (I’ll let you guess which side he was on).

  12. Michael Alford
    March 4th, 2015 @ 7:36 am

    As a Bible-believing Christian, I support Israel’s right to the land, but as a father and a vet, I worry that Bibi’s speech yesterday was just one more step towards more war; a war that my sons will probably have to fight. I think there is an element to Israeli politics that is more than willing to manipulate American sentiment towards Israel and cash in on that sympathy in order to get us to fight their battles for them.

  13. Wraith
    March 4th, 2015 @ 10:20 am

    This whole cabal stuff is nothing but absolute paranoid crazy talk. If that were true, then the Republican party would be doing everything their opposition demanded on every matter of importance…
    …let me get back to you.

  14. Finrod Felagund
    March 4th, 2015 @ 10:25 am

    I’d rather have a war than risk a nuke going off inside Israel’s or our borders.

  15. Michael Alford
    March 4th, 2015 @ 10:29 am

    I understand your sentiment, but I don’t think it’s an ‘either-or’ proposition. One doesn’t preclude the other. I think , rather , than Iran is the latest boogeyman trotted out by the insiders who have no problem sending other men off to die.

  16. Finrod Felagund
    March 4th, 2015 @ 10:37 am

    Iran has been a serious problem since 1979. The fact that you would discount their danger means that I will no longer take your opinions seriously.

  17. Michael Alford
    March 4th, 2015 @ 10:48 am

    If its true that they have been a serious problem since 1979, don’t you think it odd that we are waiting until now to do anything about it?
    But assuming your correct, then consistency on your part would demand than you be on the front lines when this finally happens, wouldn’t it? As General Butler famously said “War is a racket.”

  18. Finrod Felagund
    March 4th, 2015 @ 10:59 am

    In case you just woke up like Rip van Winkle, we’ve had more than one serious international problem to deal with since 1979:

    USSR (through 1989)
    Russia (1990-present)
    Iraq (through 2003)
    al Qaeda (2001-present)
    ISIS (2014-present)
    North Korea (before 1979-present)

    There’s only so much we can do internationally at any one time.

    Oh, and you can take your chickenhawk argument and shove it up your ass. You prove your cowardly ignorance by making that argument. Furthermore, it’s completely irrelevant in my case because I’m too old to enlist.

  19. Michael Alford
    March 4th, 2015 @ 11:23 am

    I was in uniform for some of those problems.

  20. Michael Alford
    March 4th, 2015 @ 11:27 am

    I do think you make a good point here though, that there is only so much we can do internationally at any one time. So let’s see, we have troops in Europe, troops in Asia, troops in Africa, troops in Iraq, troops in Libya, troops in Afghanistan.. we have a military presence in upwards of 100 countries.
    So while Iran may certainly be a problem, I think our plate is full. Israel on the other hand, has a world-class military ( that we helped build AND nuclear weapons) and they aren’t particularly bogged down in any other conflicts around the globe.

  21. Finrod Felagund
    March 4th, 2015 @ 3:23 pm

    I thank you for your service, but I still question your present-day judgement.