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March 23, 2015

Never Seen the Problem so Plainly Stated

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Often we hear about how people are surprised when an obviously conservative candidate wins an election where nobody has ever remembered reading a pro-conservative editorialist or especially a news columnist. Nobody knows of any conservatives where they work, at their country club or social club, nor are there any in their union, bowling league, classic car club etcetera, etcetera, etcetera. I found the problem which stands behind this situation described by Rabbi Professor Dov Fischer titled Conservative “Marranos” and the Absurd Charge of Racism. Below is the last part of the first paragraph which left me in shock and feeling a sharp pinch of sadness and emptiness as one might hope that such a respected Rabbi could hold conservative positions, especially on many social issues where Torah and the laws of Judaism would give him the backing and freedom to at least express such views with impunity and free from the affects others of us have suffered when speaking our minds similarly.

Throughout the West, we conservatives must be careful when we speak, toe political lines that are drawn for us, hide our true political beliefs and voting preferences, and basically live the life of political Marranos or Conversos. We must join unions that we do not wish to join, must advocate programs and leisure activities that we do not wish to advocate, and we must hide furtively until, once every two or four years, we can vote in secrecy.

 

Once my initial shock and sadness passed, I was left with a sense of anger as, oddly enough, I have always had the exact opposite reaction when presented with false boundaries and leftist expectations that, under peer pressures, all will wilt and obey the societal bounds and act as those self-labelled all-compassionate expect and enforce, lest one transgresses at risk of ostracization. I decided to read the remainder of Rabbi Fischer’s article where he described the reactions in the United States and especially in the great White House and around the world where Israel has become the great apartheid state replacing South Africa who having defeated the real apartheid now leads the anointing of Israel as the new enforcer of apartheid politics, after all did not the Bibi again win against the great reformers who accept the European credo and would blindly obey and follow their betters down the path to oblivion. The meat of the article went to explain how politics is a different animal in Israel than it is in the United States, Europe and other citadels of freedom of the Western world. There is the explanation that in Israel we allow a political party whose defined aim in their declarations of principles is to dissolve the Jewishness of Israel and expel or subjugate the Jews and put in place the very Palestinian Arab state which is at its very core not far distant from the same madness that engulfed the continent of Europe and almost the world in the last great conflagration. When at the end of a brilliant description explaining that the phrase Bibi utilized to rally any last vestiges of support from the Zionist, nationalist and right wing voting blocks to get out and vote as a measured grass roots effort financed and manned by leaders from outside of Israel were attempting to hijack the elections and seize power and influence in order to command Israeli obedience to their desires which would in short time mean the end of Israel as the one and only Jewish state, the last refuge the Jewish people have for a safe place, a refuge and blessed haven to which they will be able to escape as the world once again turns mad with red shot eyes and an inner rage for Jewish blood and from there who knows the next victim of the coming madness, perhaps religious Christians who remain dedicated to ancient and outdated parchments and even still believe that the Constitution and the Bible were written in stone and not living, breathing documents whose interpretations depend on the end desire to redefine all norms to fit their unholy societal demands. The article explains that there is a force in the darkness which does desire to squelch all opposition and extinguish the flames of freedom and compassion in the world and install in the place of liberating doctrines a religiously enforced straightjacket which will break the will and end the dreams of the millions who lead the assaults on the battlements of Israeli society as that is the identified instigator that has unsettled an old, dormant, expellent force which seeks dominance over all societal norms and the final implementation of their holy order, though which form is still being debated, by force of arms. The point was made that none of these paragons of all that is fare and knowledgeable were to expound their doctrines in any of the societies such as Syria, Saudi Arabia, Iran or many others of similar ilk that they would soon be meted out their just rewards for thinking beyond their canonical precepts meant to place all societies under its order. Then he relates how after expressing our honest desires we will again have returned to our basements and reassumed our placid facades we use in our daily excursions in the public eye.

 

It has always been my experience that it is best to exhibit those exact traits which best and most deeply depict standing on what is defined as the right wing, conservative or sometimes even Neanderthal behavior and risk the immediate recoil as if close proximity might cause them to be infected as if your political and societal beliefs are akin to a disease which one must quarantine for the health of their society. Does such an initial reaction make existence somewhat difficult initially, of course it does and must be expected. Once you have exhibited that you are quite comfortable existing within their space though an orbital radius is placed around you into which none initially and eventually only the brave dare be seen entering, let alone such trivialities as conversing or even sharing a joke or relating an anecdotal experience from the weekend as such interactions risk contamination. This cannot last indefinitely and slowly but inexorably your societal peers will find that you are not a monster and will not cause them contamination or other afflictions but that you actually share many of the beliefs they themselves accept as we are all raised in the same society which has rules which are universal, it is just that such rules are mostly about conduct and politeness which makes society possible. With extended exposure your fellow travelers will inevitably realize that what you consider right and just is very similar to those things they once believed but have since slid down that slippery slope which you have often warned about and upon realizing this some may even attempt to climb back from their proximity further down the slippery slope which actually will eventually be the death of their society as at the bottom of that slope nothing is worth defending and complete surrender to the great call of empty nothingness where every act no matter how perverse, iniquitous or reprehensible can be condemned lest you be condemned for the bottom of the slope is a society with no standards and nothing is enforced as being beyond acceptance. No society so defined can continue to exist as it becomes a society completely enthralled with self-indulgence to such an extent that even the idea of sacrifice of the self to raise the next generation becomes too burdensome that the idea that it takes a society to raise a child finally becomes simply the society must raise the child and children are given over to specially trained teams who know the best manner for raising the child and every child is molded or forced to obey the rules of inclusiveness and to abhor those who claim that some actions are beyond acceptable behavior as the self-indulgent new define morals and conduct such that nothing is too much or against acceptance except maybe having expectations that all have self-respect and a code of conduct which does limit behavior and set standards, real standards and not an anything goes unbounded limitless standards-free society. Those who are right wing are simply the morals which are necessary to restrain society from swinging so far from center that any hope of a return to those basic beliefs which once produced a society which was productive and functional believing in itself and the ideals which were worth extending to the next generation and knowing that it was the greatest of all accomplishments to raise children instilled with values which guided them to exceed the accomplishments you attained and built a better and more compassionate society which had structure worthy and even beyond what you might have hoped for. There is nothing more honorable than raising a child who exceeds your accomplishments and is making a better parent than you were when raising your child as they took those things that were right and true and took a different path avoiding many of the errors you committed and you realize they are in fact committed to doing what you had strove to do, be a better parent than your own parents and by producing a greater grandchild that they too can be proud and feel they too contributed to that wondrous hope for the future. Does such a society go off the rails, of course that is a possibility which is why as parents we never stop teaching and hopefully we never stop learning for learning is the first step to teaching.

 

The truth of being a right wing, religious and attempting to lead a righteous life is something which it is never too late to start. Many of us who are on the right were leaders of the charge down that slippery slope but had an epiphany and realized that the bottom of that slope was a waiting disaster and where we should be headed is back to the top of the hill. Of course we who have taken this path realize that the top of that hill awaits the fact that it is but a foothill and beyond is another slightly higher foothill and in the distance is a mountain that so very few of us ever even reach the bottom of its craggy and high cliffs which are seemingly impossible to scale. I am hopeful but unfortunately uncertain that there are those still alive today who are somewhere upon those stratospheric heights holding fast to those principles which all too many of us have little knowledge or understanding of such thoughts. The truth we do know is that to have such thoughts must be wondrous and fulfilling. It is that knowledge which guides those who hold conservative standards and believe in that higher truth which we have realized is atop the hill and not at the bottom of that grassy, wet, slippery slope no matter what the promises of ecstasy and unlimited freedom for even freedom must be limited by boundaries, even if the only boundary one recognizes is that their freedom stops at the next person’s nose. One can punch the air, punch the heavy bag, punch the light bag, but one may not punch the person next to them as that infringes on their freedom. Thomas Jefferson once stated about a neighbor’s religious beliefs but can be more generally applied very simple truism, “If it doesn’t break my arm or pick my pocket I don’t care which religion a person pursues.” If only everyone today could apply that to political beliefs instead of initially treating any conservative as a leper, a societal pariah, as for the most part it is all we would ask or expect as decent behavior of a group of people who pride themselves with their so-called acceptance of others with different beliefs for is that not exactly what a conservative is, a person who believes differently, or is it that we arise in you a twinge of conscience, a pang of guilt of something dear that is now misplaced or a hunger to be able to return to your lost values; whatever it may be, listen to that call and find a direction which leads more efficiently to that fulfilling satisfaction that you have a craving but have become lost in the direction to best for which to find it.

 

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February 11, 2015

Israeli Electorate Versus the World

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Exactly who is supposed to choose the next Prime Minister and Knesset, the Israeli voting public or the antagonistic worldwide media and governments? We have an American President who has decided that it is worth lying to the world’s peoples and medias claiming falsely that the Prime Minister of Israel and the Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives conspired to covertly bring Prime Minister Netanyahu and secret him into a combined meeting of Congress to talk and answer questions concerning Israeli intelligence which he might be permitted to share about the actual state and threat potentials of the Iranian nuclear weapons program all behind the Administrations back and without the knowledge of the Democrats in Congress. Even forgetting the fact that an Administration official has stated that Speaker Boehner had filed a report informing the White House and that Prime Minister Netanyahu did not accept the invitation until well after the invitation had been shared with the White House, but why should facts get in the way of a good public lynching.

 

The extreme leftist assimilated Jewish lobby J-Street, a George Soros production and an NGO completely sold out for anything President Obama supports and extremely anti-Zionist and anti-Netanyahu has come out so very publically claiming that Netanyahu approached the Speaker of the House with the whole idea for his appearance as a ploy to garner votes in Israel. This has also been a plot being sold by some leftist extremist post-Zionists in Israel and, needless to point out, also has been a mainstay talking point for Yitzhak Hertzog and Tzipi Livni when attacking Prime Minister Netanyahu claiming he is using the speech before Congress in order to pretend to importance and boost his presumably sagging image which is fading before their shining the light of their honest campaign which the people are simply flocking to despite the fact that the polls have barely changed since the beginning of the campaigns with understandable slight fluctuations for such events such as primaries or the announcement of presenting the party official lists before the public. Despite this the liberal and leftist media have talked up the centrist and leftist candidates and attacked the Zionist, nationalist and rightist party leaders and their candidates. But such is expected and what is surprisingly refreshing is a majority of Israelis in a recent poll revealed that they view the media in Israel to be slanted to the left either somewhat or very noticeably with a lesser number believing they are neutral and almost none suspecting them of being slanted to the right. Perhaps not everybody is asleep in Israel and that might be sufficient to allow an informed and fair election.

 

That brings us to the silent threat which has enjoyed sufficient media coverage that the fact it is still being referred to as a silent threat which may be revealed immediately after the elections in Israel. This silent threat has been not-so-silently repeated by the European Union and numerous leaders of numerous European nations. Sweden has been so silent about the threats that the new government wasted absolutely no time whatsoever in recognizing a Palestinian Arab state with Mahmoud Abbas as its leader. This was followed up this past weekend with the insistence by the Swedish leadership that Israel must respond to pressures and renew the peace talks with the Palestinian Authority towards establishing the very nation they already recognized. Immediately the start of the week you would never guess who arrived in Sweden with an entire entourage of media in tow. You guessed Mahmoud Abbas? How did you know, yes, Mahmoud Abbas arrived completely unannounced and apparently unexpected and without any formal invitation simply arrived and apparently he will be meeting with government officials and possibly holding a press meeting with Swedish government officials. Such a coincidence is just simply astounding.

 

The biggest insanity is the threat, the unspoken threat by the European union that if there is not a change in the Israeli government’s attitude towards having honest negotiations towards establishing a Palestinian state and ending the occupation and removing the illegal settlements from the West Bank, from beyond the Green Line then the European Union and all the member nations will embargo any Israeli business which does business with the settlements beyond the Green Line. There may even be a necessity for a complete embargo of all Israeli businesses. Could the European Union make their choice of who they demand be elected to lead Israel any clearer or make such threats on the Israeli public before they choose their new government just a month from now? What would happen if Israel had threatened Sweden before their recent election to cut off trade if they elected the leftist party? We all know exactly what would happen, the world’s media and leadership would come completely unglued. There would be a race to appear before the media cameras to denounce such a vile threat. The media would not stop denouncing such an uncouth and overly pretentious demand aiming to interfere with another democracy’s internal elections which must not be permitted or ever allowed to pass as such a threat is unacceptable in a free world where the people are to be free to choose their own governance. But if the interference is in the Israeli elections it is simply expected as otherwise the Israeli public might make a horrendous choice as they have proven to be easily fooled since they elected a right leaning nationalist government when left to their own decisions last elections. The world cannot allow such to be repeated in this election and the Israeli people have to be warned of the dire consequences of choosing those unacceptable Zionist and nationalist people to form the next government. The European Union is holding a democracy to ransom that unless they vote the way the European Union desires and then enter negotiations and surrender as the European Union expects they do in order to establish a terror state on the Judean hills and the rest of Judea and Samaria and surrender half of the Jewish Capital City of Jerusalem along with all the historic holy sites thus once again losing access to these sites and an assurance that they will once again be desecrated, vandalized and destroyed just as the Jordanians had done after the end of the 1949 armistice was put in effect making the Green Line the divide between Jordan and Israel until a peace agreement could be signed and a final border determined.

 

My disbelief is that it is almost understandable that there are people and powers in the world who desire to influence the politics of other nations. There have been politicians and parties who have received or elicited funding from foreign nations even against their national election laws. Israel is a lightning rod for controversies and foreign governments and people from outside of Israel to try and influence politics inside Israel. But no matter how far things may have gone before, and they have gone beyond what would be acceptable in other nations and would be an international scandal had Israelis ever attempted such interference in elections beyond Israeli borders. The closest Israeli politicians have come to the best of our knowledge was Prime Minister Netanyahu being accused of supporting Mitt Romney despite his refusal to voice any preference and when asked who he preferred to win the 2012 United States Presidential election he stated definitively every single time that he did not have a preference and was prepared to work with whoever the next President would be. When accused of actually supporting Romney after stating his neutrality he would vehemently deny any preference repeating his statement again just in case the media personality attempting to force a preference from him had not heard him the initial time. But the extent which the Western democratic world has gone to attempt to influence the Israeli election and their complete contempt for the Israeli electorate is profoundly disgusting. When one adds that the reason they desire to affect the coming Israeli elections is so that the United States Administration and the European Union and all too many of its member states overriding desire to dictate the complete surrender of the Israeli government to the demands of the Palestinian Arab forces such that the continued existence of the state of Israel as a Jewish homeland will be destroyed and the Jews living in Israel will either flee for their lives or be murdered, all roughly six million of them. Does that number ring a bell? Is it the plan to have a second Holocaust because the first one has slipped from the collective conscience of the world? Whatever the reason, the entire affair with its threats, lies, and completely nefarious, uncouth and uncomely actions across much of the western governments, media, NGOs and people in high standings interfering in the internal affairs of an election in another democracy is beyond belief and unacceptable. What makes it even worse is nobody in the commission of these crimes believes they are doing anything unacceptable because it is Israel so therefore they have some right to interfere because the Israelis do not know what they are doing when electing their leadership and like immature children they must be guided by better and more prudent minds. The efforts have been the greatest display of anti-Semitism we have ever witnessed and it is beyond disgusting, beyond revolting and beyond description by mere mortals. The media, foreign leftists, Israeli leftists, international secular humanist and extreme leftists working together from the far corners of the globe to the power at any cost leftists like Tzipi Livni, who in a short time went from Likud Party Knesset Minister to running on joint ticket with Labor Party just because it allowed her a path to power and her self-proclaimed destiny to be Prime Minister so she could repair Israel, all working for the singular goal to destroy Likud, Jewish Home and the right wing nationalist Zionists sacrificing them on the altar of Political Correctness even if this would result in the destruction of Israel from a nuclear armed Iran.

 

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January 25, 2015

President of the World or Just the United States?

 

Once again President Barack Hussein Obama has ordered an edict to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu demanding that he tone down any opposition to the White House, or was that opposition to those on Mount Olympus, on their deified position on the Iran nuclear program negotiations. The man on the throne in the Oval Office, or is that Ruler and Decider Over All the Obama Thinks to See from the Stretched Circle Temple Room on Capital Mount which rises majestically reaching into the heavens, has spoken and threatens with dire consequence, as to be struck down by the thunderbolts and lightning that emanate from the fingertips of the Obama when ire is aroused by mere mortals, should he speak ill of the Obama and his mastery of the Iran negotiations as the Prime Minister of the Vassal State of Israel Netanyahu is to address the Congress which itself is facing the dreaded foreboding of Obama’s formidable Pen and a Phone, a curse for which there can be only one recourse, the virtually unattainable bipartisan cooperation in case of formidable challenges, also referred to in the Constitution as the veto override. With some of the strongest of challenges and a solo knight of singularly heralded bravery in defiance of even Obama, the one that sits in the Stretched Circle Temple Room on Capital Mount, the one from the flatlands of New Jersey, where the pine forest spreads across the north, comes the Senator known as Robert Menendez who dares to legislate sanctions against Iran should the negotiations string on delayed once more. Fearless, the Senator Menendez stands against the blistering flames of chastisement intended to wilt his spirit but he dares still. With the support of one who had battled with Obama for entry to the Stretched Circle Temple Room on Capital Mount and lost, Menendez has John McCain riding by his side and Senator Mark Kirk from the Land of Lincoln, Illinois, and a width and depth of Senators which signals strength enough to overturn the Veto of the Pen on High. But the Senate, though great in stature, does not rule the Congress alone; there is also the House of Representatives where the voice of the people is said to be heard. There the former Voice of the Representatives Nancy Pelosi will be testing her mettle against an injured but still elected as Speaker and Voice of the House John Boehner as they try to sustain or overturn the Veto from the Pen on High to force by will of might the passage of the Bill of Sanctions on the Twelver Nation of Iran over the protestations of the Obama of the Stretched Circle Temple Room on Capital Mount. This promises to be the jousting contest of this new century and one to which all can watch and follow the initial debate and launch of the siege weapons upon the Great White House atop the Capital Mount soon answered with the Veto of the Pen on High sending torrents of inked blood which glows with the heat of magma and the venom of a thousand poisons which then will face the cleansing purge attempt of the most difficult of endeavors demanding unity of purpose beyond measure in both chambers, the Senate where austere men of oft exalted praise and deeds noble must first pass muster and even more, then the House where the people are rumored to be heard may this time hear the many but still almost silent screams that emanate across the lands and this may give the impetus necessary for the overwhelming vote despite the protestations so loud from Pelosi in horrific denial will surely stand firm straddling the gates trying to prevent the flood from bursting them open and making the scroll for sanctions the law which must be implemented as the last deed did prove necessary and was done, but will there be acclaim or simply the sounds of slumber as nobody really noted but for the few who toil to make note of such events that so grand and full of flourishes with the clash of steel from wits so clear and astonishing displays such as sparkling fireworks dazzle the few within sight to see but often go unnoticed by the slumbering masses resting between their hours of toil simply for the comforts they enjoy and the meals they provide, for they have not the time to consider these things and entrust those wizards, warlocks, knights, jesters and fools who they empower to do those necessary and oft unnecessary peculiarities which fall silent across the land with rare exception when the people actually do take note and rally together often simply to demand, “No more!”

 

Coming back to earth, President Barack Hussein Obama had made the observation in which he described himself as a citizen of the world and not merely a citizen of the United States. This has to lead one to wonder if as a citizen of the earth and not merely the United States, when he won the Presidency did it mean he was now president of the world or merely the one he was actually elected to, President of the United States. It must have been a sobering moment when in June of 2013 when he gave his second speech at the Brandenburg Gate and did not have anywhere near the enthusiasm or crowd size as he received in July 2008 when he was cheered by two-hundred-thousand people, a fair bit larger than the mere invited crowd of six-thousand he will speak to this time. The first time candidate Obama was the man of the world and, in his own mind even if not so much elsewhere, the candidate of the world and soon to be more than just the President of the United States, more than enough for other mere mortals, but he and his supporters were, as he put it, “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” Some might claim that President Obama was a disappointment; some always believed he was going to be far less than he promised. Some claimed he would make President Jimmy Carter look good, some still believe he was exactly the person he described that day in Colorado from where the above quote comes. It was claimed that President Obama would be the amalgamation of President Lincoln, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Lyndon Baines Johnson and a myriad of others depending on to whom you listened. Most of the people were attempting to praise the incoming President and ignored that there were qualities and actions by these Presidents of whom they spoke which were far less than exemplary. President Lincoln suspended Habeas Corpus, Arrested the Maryland legislature, and there are some, myself included, who also contend that President Lincoln swore out an arrest warrant for the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Franklin Delano Roosevelt was either the greatest Presidential economist in his guiding the United States through the Great Depression or the worst economist in recorded history as only in the United States did the Great Depression last a decade while in Europe where the governments were paralyzed and unable to react the same depression lasted a whole two and a half years. Lastly, the greatest quality Lyndon Baines Johnson could be credited with is he knew how to get legislation passed, but then knowing the dirty little secrets of the majority of people serving in the Congress and arm twisting to the point where ligaments snap and bones bend permanently may not be the kind of thing one might wish to have in one’s resume. This is not to claim that any of these qualities are present in President Obama, they are just to point out that even those who many believe are above reproach and amongst the greatest people to ever have lived, there are still some moth eaten clothes in their wardrobe. Sometimes one should be very careful choosing whom to model themselves after and research deeply for any darker sides of their chosen ideal role model.

 

What has motivated this exercise in blogging of the absurd is the recent hyperventilating gasps of hyperbole mixed with a touch of panicky, paranoid, pubescent proclamations all in reaction to the White House not being approached to receive their blessings before inviting Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to mostly give evidence and answer questions before Congress pertaining to Iran and possibly a few other minor items such as the collapse of Yemen and the death of the Saudi King, so all right, the Saudi King died subsequent to the actual invitation, I just hope that his death is not blamed on Congress and Netanyahu not calling the White House and asking, “Mother may I” before extending or accepting the Congressional invitation. Technically, Prime Minister Netanyahu is not being invited solely due to his being the Prime Minister of Israel or to give him a stage for the elections in Israel as most Israelis could not care one way or the other that Netanyahu is providing testimony and answering questions before the United States Congress, they pretty much know his views on Iran differ diametrically with those of President Obama and he holds that far more urgency needs to be applied to any attempts to prevent Iran from obtaining and building nuclear weapons and probably the reason for all the protestations over his invitation to witness before the United States Congress was more to garner headlines and make a big public protest within Israel that Netanyahu was cheating and was a no good louse and give his rivals, especially Labor Party Leader Yitzhak Hertzog and Hatnua Party Leader Tzipi Livni free campaign coverage and to make it appear that they are just as qualified and thus should also have been giving testimony if anybody should. Their arguments in the press were a red herring as both Hertzog and Livni are campaigning on the premise that Israel needs a friend of President Obama as Prime Minister and that if Israel does not select Barack Obama light then Israel will cease to be a nation and the world will turn against them. The supposed dustup about the invitation scandal appears to have received larger coverage in the world and Israeli media than it has inside the United States just as the fact that President Obama has declined to meet with Prime Minister Netanyahu nor allow his Secretary of State John Kerry which has received some media inside the United States but largely with very slanted coverage depending on the leanings of each media. Those supporting the Democrats mention that the President is reacting to a perceived snub by the Speaker of the House and that the Republicans broke protocols while the ones supporting the Republicans cast it as the President being spiteful and acting on hurt feelings for not being asked to the ball and having to stay home. Maybe there will be a Fairy Godmother and a glass loafer in the offing as long as he is back in the White House by midnight.

 

The President is not the only one whining and kvetching, there are Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid who reports have claimed have been very distressed by the fact they were not included on the invitation to the Prime Minister as cosponsors, or was their reason for complaining to assist the President, or what was it and how can one tell they were distressed, their facial features hardly ever change. The Israeli coverage of the reactions of former Senate Majority and present Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and former Speaker of the House and now Minority House Leader Nancy Pelosi reacted with immeasurable negative emotions was provided by Arutz Sheva as quoted below.
 
Democratic leaders in the Senate were livid over the invitation to Netanyahu, with Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid saying that Republican congressional leaders did not consult him on inviting Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress, but adding he would welcome the speech.

Nancy Pelosi, the leader of the House Democrats, used harsher language, blasting Boehner for failing to consult with Democrats.

“It’s out of the ordinary that the Speaker would decide that he would be inviting people to a joint session without any bipartisan consultation,” she said.

“It’s hubris to say ‘I rule, I’ll decide,’ without any sensitivity” to the upcoming Israeli elections, charged Pelosi.
 
This pretty much covers the enormity of the bruised egos out of the Congress but there were also some bruises up at the White House as can be noticed below from the same source.
 
The White House spokesman dismissed speculations that Obama’s refusal to meet Netanyahu is connected to troubled relations between the two.

“As you may have noticed, Obama has spent more time talking with Netanyahu than with any other leader in the world. The United States and Israel have a clear security interest, and our commitment to Israel’s national security remains unshakeable,” stressed Earnest.

“We have differences with the current prime minister of Israel, but it does not contradict our commitment to Israel’s security even for a moment,” he continued. “We would prefer if Netanyahu shared the same vision as Obama regarding the crisis with Iran, but he does not.”
And a small bit more about an earlier statement,
“We haven’t heard from the Israelis directly about the trip at all,” he said Wednesday, hours after House speaker John Boehner announced Netanyahu’s invitation. “The typical protocol would suggest that the leader of a country would contact the leader of another country when he is traveling there… So this particular event seems to be a departure from that protocol.”

 

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