A roughly 20-minute YouTube video analyzing President Obama’s relationship with Israel, narrated by a 23-year-old former Obama supporter, has gone viral. In just three days, the little-reported on video “Absolutely Uncertain” has logged roughly 650,000 hits.
Irina, the 23-year-old “Jewish New Yorker” who narrates much of the documentary, explains that she has always seen American-Israeli relations as a cornerstone of American politics, reaching into both parties.
“So when it was time for me to vote for the first time in 2008, I didn’t doubt for a moment that the strong relationship would continue, no matter who won,” she states.
The short film features clips from longtime Democratic supporters including, Harvard Professor Alan Dershowitz, former NYC Mayor Ed Koch, Senator Joseph Lieberman (I-CT), Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), and Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY).
Rep. Peter King told CNN Ambassador Susan Rice should resign for what he says was misleading comments about the Libya attack.
Huckabee: Obama In Denial Of Holy War:
Paul Ryan on Cavuto: This is Not What a Real Recovery Looks Like – Fox News 9/28/2012:
Another great video by Bullet People,(especially because ND is featured this time!):
The Republican Jewish Coalition presents “Perilous Times,” a mini-documentary in which Israeli experts and everyday citizens candidly discuss their concerns about the U.S.-Israel relationship under Obama.
Among the notable experts consulted for this film are :
• Zalman Shoval, former Israeli ambassador to the U.S. and a highly-respected diplomat;
• Oren Kessler, foreign affairs correspondent at the Jerusalem Post;
• Barry Rubin, an expert on terrorism and Middle East affairs;
• Jacob Levy, Israel’s leading pollster and founder of Gallup Israel;
• Itamar Marcus, founder and director of Palestinian Media Watch; and
• Yair Shamir, leading Israeli businessman; former chair of El Al and Israel Aerospace; son of former PM Yitzhak Shamir.
PJTV: Terrorists Winning? Ivy League Professor Calls for Censorship of YouTube:
No Description Columbia law professor Tim Wu thinks YouTube should censor videos that could offend people in the Middle East. Is the liberal establishment raising the white flag to Islamic extremists? Are academics willing to sacrifice free speech and the First Amendment to satisfy the demands of radical Muslim terrorists? Find out.
Netanyahu Brings Visual Aid “Bomb Drawing” To UN General Assembly Speech:
That Wiley Coyote prop was insurance. Bibi drew the red line right under the 90% and made a reasonable case. Now everyone knows HIS red line, including Iran. Even if Obama didn’t like the bomb, his campaign will undoubtedly use the Prime Minister’s words for his next ads in Florida (don’t worry fellow Republicans it wont work–more people will remember Obama picked Whoopie Goldberg over Bibi).
What is most important is that Netanyahu gave a detailed explanation of his position before Obama could do the same with his. If his talks with Obama break down, or (God forbid!) if Obama wins a second term and puts the screws on Israel, Bibi has outlined the point of no return AND the timing to the American people. That was the brilliance of what the Israeli PM did today. If Obama does not come through and Israel has to act on her own, that cartoonish picture will be remembered by the American People as the rationale for acting. His simple and reasonable presentation will move Americans to ask why Obama is not backing Israel in what seems to be a fair demand.
In mid-September 2008, Lehman Brothers collapsed and the bottom fell out of the financial system. Barack Obama handled it coolly. John McCain did not. Obama won the presidency. (Given the country’s condition, he would have won anyway. But this sealed it.)
Four years later, mid-September 2012, the U.S. mission in Benghazi went up in flames, as did Obama’s entire Middle East policy of apology and accommodation. Obama once again played it cool, effectively ignoring the attack and the regionwide American humiliation. “Bumps in the road,” he said. Nodding tamely were the mainstream media, who would have rained a week of vitriol on Mitt Romney had he so casually dismissed the murder of a U.S. ambassador, the raising of the black Salafist flag over four U.S. embassies and the epidemic of virulent anti-American demonstrations from Tunisia to Sri Lanka (!) to Indonesia.
Obama seems not even to understand what happened. He responded with a groveling address to the U.N. General Assembly that contained no less than six denunciations of a crackpot video, while offering cringe-worthy platitudes about the need for governments to live up to the ideals of the U.N.
The U.N. being an institution of surpassing cynicism and mendacity, the speech was so naive it would have made a fine middle-school commencement address. Instead, it was a plaintive plea by the world’s alleged superpower to be treated nicely by a roomful of the most corrupt, repressive, tin-pot regimes on earth.
Read on as Charles hammers Romney for his missed opportunities in all this.
Romney has accumulated tons of cash for 30-second ads. But unless they’re placed on the scaffolding of serious speeches making the larger argument, they will be treated as nothing more than tit for tat.
Make the case. Go large. About a foreign policy in ruins. About an archaic, 20th-century welfare state model that guarantees 21st-century insolvency. And about an alternate vision of an unapologetically assertive America abroad unafraid of fundamental structural change at home.
It might just work. And it’s not too late.
Via AIM:Pat Caddell’ speech at “The Audacity of Corruption” media conference 9/21/2012:
But I want to talk about this Libyan thing, because we crossed some lines here. It’s not about politics. When the—if any President of the United States—First of all we’ve had nine day of lies over what happened because they can’t dare say it’s a terrorist attack, and the press won’t push this. Yesterday there was not a single piece in The New York Times over the question of Libya. Twenty Americans embassies, yesterday, are under attack. None of that is on the national news. None of it is being pressed in the papers. If a President of either party—I don’t care whether it was Jimmy Carter or Bill Clinton or George Bush or Ronald Reagan or George H. W. Bush—had a terrorist incident, and got on an airplane after saying something, and flown off to a fundraiser in Las Vegas, they would have been crucified! It would have been—it should have been the equivalent, for Barack Obama, of George Bush’s “flying over Katrina” moment. But nothing was said at all, and nothing will be said.
It is one thing to bias the news, or have a biased view. It is another thing to specifically decide that you will not tell the American people information they have a right to know…
So there you have it. The Truth Teamhas spoken – so it is written, so it shall be done.
Because let’s face it, who can match this most transparent administration in American history when it comes to their commitment to the truth.
John Sexton of Big Governmentreported back in June of the “Free Obamaphone” program:
A program called Lifeline provides free phones and free monthly minutes to anyone on food stamps, WIC, Medicaid, Head Start, and several other government programs. And just like food stamps, Lifeline (aka “phone stamps”) has been growing by leaps and bounds since 2008, at significant cost to taxpayers.
Lifeline was started in the mid-’80s to reduce the cost of phone service to rural and needy customers. The program’s costs are covered by a tax included on every monthly phone bill called the Universal Service Charge. The program eventually grew to include discounted cell service but took off in 2009, partly because TracFone announced a new program whereby eligible individuals could get a free phone and free monthly minutes. As a result, participation in the program (and costs) skyrocketed:
Program participation was stable from 2005 to 2008, from 6.9 million to 7.1 million participants, but increased to 8.6 million in 2009. Likewise, support payments were relatively stable from 2005 to 2008, from $802 million to $823 million annually, before increasing to approximately $1 billion in 2009.
LITTLE ROCK (KTHV) – Tim Griffin, a Republican Congressman from Arkansas, said he wants to end government issued cell phone program due to rampant abuse of the program.
“Some people are getting two, three, four,10, 20, 30, 40 cell phones.” said Congressman Griffin.
He says a few years back the government extended the program to provide not just land lines, but cell phone service.
The congressman said the program is being abused and people are even selling the phones. “I have a four year old that goes to a school here in Little Rock. She came home with an advertisement for a free cell phone in her backpack.” said Congressman Griffin.
Via Ace of Spades HQ, Uncle Sam’s Unlimited Plan: Learn more about this costly government giveaway:
It’s a another costly government giveaway that spiked under Obama that our grandchildren get to pay for.
The U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., Susan Rice, who found time to go on five different Sunday talk shows a week ago to lie about the Benghazi attack, blew off the Israeli Ambassador Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday at the U.N. General Assembly in New York City. She decided to have lunch with Hillary and some foreign ministers rather than listen to his boring ol’ speech about containing Iranian nukes..
Greta van Susteren had John Bolton on her show, On the Record, last night to discuss the slight.
President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will separately speak on the phone with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday.
The conversations come one day after the Israeli leader made a definitive statement at the United Nations General Assembly Thursday, urging the international community to draw a “clear red line” with Iran over its suspected nuclear development program.
Obama could easily have made room in his schedule to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, yesterday, as he only had one campaign event in Virginia Beach, Virginia, scheduled.
Keith Kofflerreported yesterday, that the trip would only take a few hours out of his day, but he delegated the meeting with Netanyahu to Clinton instead.
Others who have found room in their schedule to meet with Netanyahu are Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper – who recently threw all of Iran’s diplomats out of his country – and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
The White House, which has been under fire for ducking Netanyahu, has not ruled out a meeting, and may in the end bow to pressure to schedule one. Netanyahu is in the United States until Saturday night.
Well, at least the Prime Minister, whose country may soon be going to war with Iran, rates a phone call from the busy campaigner in Chief. But I strongly suspect he only scheduled the phone call after he heard Romney would be speaking to him by phone.
So this is the same protest near Cleveland Ohio, where those two Mensa recipients were caught on tape gushing about Obama’s free phones, and saying that our Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens deserved what he got. I said that guy looked like a union goon, didn’t I?
This video should go viral because it exposes the type of astroturf in which the organized left specializes. The Community Organizer in Chief”s partner in political thuggery, the SEIU actually pays people to protest Mitt Romney at his appearances.
Does America want these repulsive people to win in November?