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Romney Is Not the Ideal Candidate for the U.S. and Its Ally Israel

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Submitted by Rex Bouvier (United States), Jul 30, 2012 at 15:50

Romney is essentially a lost cause. Most Jews -- both American Jews and Israeli Jews -- are concerned with socioeconomic issues. It is a given that the United States will always support Israel militarily, which Obama has consistently done. In fact, Obama gave a much wanted missile weapons system to Israel upon his election to office, which the George W. Bush administration for eight years refused to give to the IDF. When Obama tried to naively open negotiations, he did not mention anything not previously mentioned by the various Republican administrations. Obama learned fast that the two-state solution was an extremely premature option, if not a viable option, especially considering the environment in the Middle East today.

Obama just approved a massive, very generous package to the IDF, the day before Romney suddenly decided to rush to Israel from the Olympics in England, where his wife's multi-million-dollar horse is competing. Many of Pipes's readers fail to remember how the infamously disastrous Oslo Agreements came about. Most of Mr. Pipes's readers fail to remember the infamously disastrous Madrid Conference and how it came about.

As one should remember, it was Secretary Shultz under the Republican Reagan administration, which opened up a direct dialogue with the PLO and Arafat. It was the Republican Baker Boys, who initiated the Madrid Conference. It was a Republican administration, which attached the necessary funds to facilitate over one million Russian Jews to immigrate to Israel in the early 1990s with the Madrid Conference and the Israeli promise to engage directly with the Palestinian Arabs in peace negotiations -- and to stop building settlements! It was always the Republicans who attached military weapons systems and loan guarantees to settlement building and to funding the Russian Jews.

As one should recall, it was the Reagan and Bush Sr. and Bush Jr. administrations, which held up much needed weapons systems and loan grants to Israel. Doesn't anyone remember what happened during the Reagan years? Let's go back even further, the infamous Dulles Clique consisted of all Republicans. The American bankers and industrialists, who literally financed and fueled the Third Reich, were all Republicans. If it were not for these Republican Party businessmen and bankers, there would not have been a Holocaust. And this is why most American and Israeli Jews will never vote for a Republican Party candidate to sit in the White House. History speaks the truth.

Most importantly, the Jewish people are a socially conscious people, who do not believe in withholding care for the elderly, the infirm, and disabled. Jews believe in universal healthcare and giving everyone an equal opportunity in this world through public education and universal healthcare. Jews have always been a generous, socially conscious people with a few odd balls. Like everyone else, we also have our demented, who lose sight of the reality. Most Jews in Israel do not support Netanyahu's agenda. As you might recall, Netanyahu caused a massive student strike in the fall of 1998. Initially, he directed the police and military to beat the Jewish students of Israel to a bloody pulp. When there was a massive outcry from the Israeli public, Netanyahu changed course, going as far as delivering hundreds of pizza pies to the striking students. The public joked that Netanyahu was so cheap and stingy that he couldn't afford to provide any toppings on the pizza pies. Ironically, this university student strike's leader was an American Jewish expatriate, who was a graduate student at the Hebrew University.

So what has followed the massive student strikes under Netanyahu? We've witnessed the massive tent city demonstrations, involving millions of Israeli citizens literally camping out on the streets in shifts with family and friends. We've recently witnessed an Israeli citizen lighting himself on fire in the hope of causing a revolution similar to the one in Tunisia. Wake up! Those Russian Jews, who have immigrated to the U.S., are complaining that the GOP is turning the U.S. into another Soviet Russia: "I didn't immigrate to the U.S. to watch the conservative Americans turn this country into another USSR." "Back in the U.S., back in the U.S., back in the USSR!" (John Lennon of the Beatles).

As a final note, most Israeli Jews today resent the American Jews. It is not unusual today to witness hostility from one's brothers and sisters in Israel. Back in the 1970s to 1980s, one would expect to only experience such hostilities from the Palestinian Arabs. Now both the Israelis and the Palestinians are equally expressive in their hostilities toward Americans. That's not how I define equal opportunity. Ask the Israeli people what they think of Romeny and whether they can better identify with the American people, if Romney is elected. Remember Romney is the person, who referred to Russia as "an enemy state," even though the cold war has been over for twenty years -- and American business men and American corporations have trillions-upon-trillions-of-dollars invested in Russia. Romney lost to George W. Bush for a reason. As for those of you, who don't like Obama due to his skin color, too bad. If one were a geneticist, one would realize that at least 50% of Obama's DNA is derived from White European Christians.

Most of the anti-Obama people are actually white supremacists, who are using the Jews to accomplish their agenda. This Jew will not be used; this Jew will maintain her Jewish integrity and maintain to set an example to the world on socioeconomic issues, where the Jews actually care about whether people starve and go without medical treatment. We care about the poor, the indigent, the elderly, and the infirm. If you think withholding medical care to the seriously infirm is morally correct and definitively right, then you have nothing in common with the Jewish people. One should note that the Israeli government and the Israeli Jewish people do not withhold medical treatment from the Palestinian Arabs. Thanks to the Hebrew University-Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem, the Palestinian Arabs receive the very same superior healthcare as the Jewish people of Israel. Palestinian Arabs also receive social security and many other social benefits from the Israeli Jewish people and government. Israelis have very little in common with the conservative Americans.


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Title Commenter Date Thread
senior citizen [25 words]Jo Ann GillSep 9, 2012 15:26198474
Seniors Voting For Romney/Ryan Ticket [259 words]Rex BouvierSep 9, 2012 19:33198474
Israel Foreign Policy [14 words]JSK1108Sep 6, 2012 22:16198418
We see a friend of Israel in Mr. Romney. [98 words]Phil GreendSep 4, 2012 23:48198350
1Romney for President [7 words]k2680Aug 12, 2012 06:27197851
Romney and the VP Ryan [53 words]StasAug 12, 2012 01:38197837
What Romney said was just as true in 1930 as today, according to Will Durant [4 words]Solomon2Aug 8, 2012 13:42197752
Policy change or more living on change? [382 words]trans-parereAug 7, 2012 19:41197740
A Love Affair With GOP Romney/Ryan [241 words]Rex BouvierAug 11, 2012 17:24197740
Way To Represent [309 words]trans-parereAug 11, 2012 23:49197740
Trojan Horse [74 words]KatscapeAug 26, 2012 14:22197740
Politics are getting worse [70 words]stranchanAug 4, 2012 18:19197672
Romney the candidate [109 words]stryver1Aug 4, 2012 01:48197658
6The Moral Dimension [90 words]Edward HalperAug 1, 2012 12:21197620
1Morality of supporting Israel [73 words]StasAug 2, 2012 07:21197620
Romney's speeches [90 words]stranchanAug 1, 2012 01:42197614
President Obama's Naivete [70 words]HerschelAug 1, 2012 00:10197613
112 out of 3 is not good enough [41 words]Michael Hanni MorcosAug 2, 2012 06:55197613
1ROMNEY ON ISRAEL [58 words]JACQUES HADIDAJul 31, 2012 15:56197604
2Unfortunately, the operative word is 'IF" [84 words]saraJul 31, 2012 16:39197604
Obama is not anti-Israel [180 words]AnonAug 12, 2012 02:07197604
can they the liberals think for themselves? [77 words]alice ramosAug 26, 2012 01:32197604
2Rousing speech; won't mean beans if he can't win [235 words]john w mcginleyJul 31, 2012 11:25197598
4Yea, rousing speeches do win... [183 words]stanley bJul 31, 2012 17:37197598
1You seem to have the answer [268 words]stryver1Aug 3, 2012 00:41197598
You might be right [4 words]john w mcginleyAug 6, 2012 11:00197598
Who Will Vote For Obama? [217 words]Rex BouvierAug 11, 2012 17:05197598
1Who will vote for Romney/Ryan? Not the senior citizens [120 words]dhimmi no moreAug 12, 2012 08:24197598
1Who discriminates and compartmentalizes? [193 words]saraAug 12, 2012 19:58197598
1They would vote for Romney anyway [88 words]salkeyJul 31, 2012 02:53197593
15Excellent speech-----Why are we being masochistic? [108 words]Michael Hanni MorcosJul 31, 2012 00:00197590
Romney vist to Israel [63 words]stranchanJul 30, 2012 23:31197589
4Who do you trust? [424 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
Sigmund DermanJul 30, 2012 23:11197586
5Trust? [119 words]saraJul 31, 2012 17:10197586
Response to Daniel Pipes [40 words]saraAug 2, 2012 18:27197586
1Why I trust Obama [420 words]Sigmund DermanAug 3, 2012 20:39197586
4My, what rose colored glasses you have! [61 words]stanley bAug 4, 2012 16:40197586
3What the...... [367 words]DEBORAH THE JUDGEAug 12, 2012 02:29197586
Trust an American Politician? Really? [37 words]M. ToveyAug 15, 2012 15:10197586
Obama's accomplishments [628 words]Sigmund DermanAug 16, 2012 13:30197586
My error [217 words]Sigmund DermanAug 17, 2012 00:22197586
1Is Obama Trustworthy? [108 words]KatscapeAug 25, 2012 00:38197586
Expectation on Presidential election [49 words]KatscapeAug 25, 2012 21:42197586
Hope you are right [55 words]saraAug 27, 2012 19:30197586
1Romney has no backbone [131 words]Rebecca MouldsJul 30, 2012 19:51197581
Apathy and the fall of empires [193 words]saraAug 4, 2012 17:32197581
12Romney Is Not the Ideal Candidate for the U.S. and Its Ally Israel [1036 words]Rex BouvierJul 30, 2012 15:50197574
5Great post! [35 words]Hal MozerJul 30, 2012 19:26197574
1Spot On! [251 words]Sigmund DermanJul 30, 2012 23:30197574
The Point Is? [362 words]PhyllisJul 31, 2012 12:28197574
The Point is: Israel's Destiny is Already Set -Neither Obama nor Romney Will Get It Right... [196 words]M. ToveyAug 1, 2012 19:30197574
A Better Alternative For Israelis and Palestinians [108 words]Rex BouvierAug 11, 2012 16:05197574
Great post [124 words]AnonAug 12, 2012 02:42197574
Comment on "A Better Alternative..." [374 words]Sigmund DermanAug 16, 2012 12:43197574
2Scary Responses [194 words]Jules PostenJul 30, 2012 13:46197570
The current trend of anti-semitism [119 words]KatscapeAug 25, 2012 00:56197570
2Romney's Remarkable speech in Jerusalem. It is real leadership. [121 words]AnneJul 30, 2012 12:01197568
4How will American Jews respond? [109 words]Richard B.Jul 30, 2012 11:33197565
2My answer to your question [240 words]MiltonJul 31, 2012 09:36197565
1How Will The Majority of Jews Vote: Will They Vote For A Tea Party GOP Candidate Like Romney With All of His Gaffes? [828 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
Rex BouvierJul 31, 2012 15:23197565
It's easy, RIchard [166 words]stanley bJul 31, 2012 15:49197565
Does History Speak Louder than Right-Wing Extremist Propaganda [169 words]Rex BouvierAug 11, 2012 16:32197565
2America is safe enough! [203 words]AnnatJul 30, 2012 10:51197564
2Romney's Visit to Israel [42 words]Margy PezdirtzJul 30, 2012 10:47197563
6The net effect: No change in US Policy [139 words]
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There is NO Santa ClausJul 30, 2012 08:21197560
1Agree with you wholeheartedly [15 words]saraJul 30, 2012 18:07197560
2Romney's future speech in Riyadh [97 words]IanusJul 30, 2012 18:37197560
1Bush's speech at the Knesset [126 words]There is NO Santa ClausJul 31, 2012 07:54197560
Is that so important? [183 words]StasJul 31, 2012 17:33197560
the US-Saudi Pact [36 words]There is NO Santa ClausAug 18, 2012 23:24197560
Dear Dr. Pipes [59 words]There is NO Santa ClausAug 18, 2012 23:35197560
The US-Saudi Axis [803 words]IanusAug 20, 2012 05:21197560
3to Dr. Pipes - thank you [14 words]lgJul 30, 2012 06:42197558
Politicians are big talkers [125 words]StasJul 30, 2012 02:59197554
2The Ties That Bind [122 words]Arlinda DeAngelisJul 30, 2012 02:45197552
2ISRAEL KNOWS WHO ITS FRIEND IS !!! [21 words]Jake JACOBSONJul 29, 2012 22:30197546
1Romney's visit to Israel [30 words]DanJul 29, 2012 22:25197545
1Romeny's Remarkable Speech in Jerusalem [117 words]JudithJul 29, 2012 21:32197544
1what you expect from Obama ? [36 words]goergeJul 29, 2012 21:11197543
4MITT ROMNEY IN ISRAEL [66 words]samirJul 29, 2012 19:58197540
May bhe God of Kolob bless and protect the Nation of Israel [22 words]TJ ParkerJul 29, 2012 18:51197537
4November cannot come fast enough [78 words]NuritGJul 29, 2012 18:47197536
But he didn't, Dr. Pipes! [60 words]Abu NudnikJul 29, 2012 18:09197530
Abu, "and" is a Conjunction [48 words]DallasJul 29, 2012 19:51197530
Read what you wrote [2 words]ChrisJul 30, 2012 01:56197530
9Romney speech [2 words]Steven LJul 29, 2012 17:59197528
7Romney's speech in Jerusalem EXCELLENT [15 words]M.D.Jul 29, 2012 18:34197528
2Bush's speech to the Knesset [129 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
saraJul 29, 2012 17:54197527
An unexpectedly strong speech [212 words]Ron ThompsonJul 29, 2012 17:00197524
8May he bless and protect the Nation of Israel [30 words]
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Zion SquareJul 29, 2012 16:40197523
1Politician speak [63 words]saraJul 29, 2012 18:52197523
2Let us not forget [42 words]Janet SmithJul 30, 2012 01:02197523
Don't think so [44 words]ChrisJul 30, 2012 02:07197523
3Nation vs State of Israel [74 words]saraJul 30, 2012 16:39197523
5Hooray [10 words]Judi SchlossJul 29, 2012 16:29197522
3Why ? [26 words]Henry StockJul 29, 2012 16:18197521
1Alliances [184 words]PhyllisJul 29, 2012 15:57197520
17Romney in Jerusalem, The Eternal Capitol Of Israel!!!! [66 words]Michael GorinskyJul 29, 2012 15:46197518
3Forgetting our main allies [100 words]
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AlexJul 29, 2012 15:35197517
8He's not running for Israeli PM [86 words]The voice of reasonJul 29, 2012 18:19197517
The State Department strikes again [43 words]ShishirJul 30, 2012 07:21197517
I Think Israel IS a Better Ally than Great Britain! [22 words]AlexJul 30, 2012 11:53197517
Well said - hope you are correct. [82 words]Hal MozerJul 30, 2012 20:02197517
Choosing Allies Requires Discernment [615 words]M. ToveyAug 15, 2012 16:07197517
Israel's choice [235 words]Kathleen LeontitsisAug 28, 2012 11:23197517
Romney is looking better [118 words]stranchanJul 29, 2012 01:23197508
Josh [157 words]SJoshJul 27, 2012 23:14197476

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