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Fri Sep 28, 2012, 10:28 PM

Obama Plays Netanyahu LIKE A FIDDLE, Romney Follows Behind









Obama and Netanyahu talked today, and agreed that Iran shouldn’t have nuclear weapons. Romney raised his hand to announce that he also talked to Netanyahu, but can’t tell us what was said and then reiterated Obama’s Iran policy as his own. This comes as no surprise, since Romney has repeatedly proven himself to be a foreign policy novice — to put it kindly — and Obama’s foreign policy approach is more popular, both at home and abroad. The media has been all atwitter with right wing talking points, why won’t Obama talk to Netanyahu? Somehow they missed that by schooling Netanyahu with the diplomatic but clear cold shoulder, Obama got everything he wanted.



On Tuesday at the UN, Netanyahu suddenly announced after relentless sabre-rattling that Israel would not attack Iran before the spring, taking off the table the pre-election strike that loomed behind his earlier words, when he falsely equated violence in Libya with the “regime” in Iran in an attempt to stoke the fires of war. Netanyahu also agreed with Obama that a diplomatic approach might work. This was a long walk from where he had been just days before. Whether Netanyahu started showing respect for Obama because, unlike most conservatives, he can read polls or whether Obama’s cold shoulder finally sank in as Bibi’s only option given Romney’s plunge, or some combination of the two — the end result is Obama got what he wanted and what was best for the United States.




Obama got Netanyahu to back off his threats to attack Iran and he got Netanyahu to stop meddling in US elections. Netanyahu gave Obama credit for leading the effort to impose sanctions on Iran. Netanyahu still did his best to tie himself to fellow conservative war hawk Mitt Romney, and if polls start to shift, I wouldn’t be surprised if he starts sabre-rattling even more furiously. For now, there’s no doubt Netanyahu read the writing on the wall, as papers around the world were blaming him for jeopardizing Israel over his treatment of the US President. He made a wise decision to least stop appearing to be playing election war games.




Romney said he and Netanyahu discussed where the “red line’ ought to be drawn, but Romney doesn’t feel comfortable discussing it. Romney then declared that he thinks we can handle Iran without military action, but he’s not taking it off the table. If those words sound familiar, it’s because they are President Obama’s standard reply. At the U.N., the President took on Iran, saying that while the U.S. remains committed to a diplomatic solution on Iran’s nuclear program, “time is not unlimited.” Romney has long criticized Obama for not taking a harder line against Iran, though there is no harder line than the tough sanctions Obama has already put into place, other than military action. Yet, Romney would not go there. So, how does his policy differ from Obama’s? He won’t say, other than to claim Obama’s position as his own and announce it as the correct one.





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http://www.politicususa.com/obama-plays-netanyahu-fiddle-romney.html


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Reply Obama Plays Netanyahu LIKE A FIDDLE, Romney Follows Behind (Original post)
Segami Sep 2012 OP
rsweets Sep 2012 #1
Pbs1914 Sep 2012 #6
bluestate10 Sep 2012 #2
MiniMe Sep 2012 #3
BlueStreak Sep 2012 #4
Brother Buzz Sep 2012 #5
BlueStreak Sep 2012 #9
Segami Sep 2012 #12
Rosa Luxemburg Sep 2012 #7
Hutzpa Sep 2012 #8
Cha Sep 2012 #10
Kablooie Sep 2012 #11
Hydra Sep 2012 #13

Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 11:11 PM

1. How come Obama looks like he's a day ahead of everyone else ..

Is he really a political genius or is everyone else
just that bad at the game.

Where did he learn this?
Chicago playing ball with da machine ?
downstate ... playing consolidator with both sides in Champaign?
Just listing to his advisers?

I don't know,

but he just keeps making the
right moves at the right time ... like getting all his legislation through
before the GOP won the House. He never makes political mistakes

and all the while

this he has pumped millions & millions of dollars into
the economy, by people trying to find some kink in his armor.

unreal ... i stand amazed

..and proud

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Response to rsweets (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 11:59 PM

6. +1

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 11:15 PM

2. That article pointed out how clueless Romney is.

We have our President, for now and for four more years. I don't understand how 45% of americans can support the jackass Romney. Romney is an empty suit that stands for nothing.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 11:40 PM

3. That pic looks too much like when Bushit flew over New Orleans

to check out the damage.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 11:45 PM

4. Wjhat the heck is a "red line" anyway

And what does it mean to drat a red line at the top of Bibi's bomb cartoon?

That is just gibberish. "Red line" has no meaning. Say what you mean, man. Don't talk in riddles and expect everybody to go along with that just because it sounds learned.

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Response to BlueStreak (Reply #4)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 11:52 PM

5. A theoretical line in the sand....

a point beyond which Iran will not be allowed to cross in producing a nuclear weapon.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #5)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 12:45 AM

9. Well OK. I get the concept of a line. But he has been babbling incoherently

for a couple of weeks about this mythical red line. Where does he want the line drawn? I can't make any sense out of what he is saying.

Is the line, no refinement beyond the level needed for power generation?

Is the line, not a single centrifuge in operation?

What is it? Words have meaning. Meaning is important.

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Response to BlueStreak (Reply #9)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 10:56 AM

12. Using universal images to communicated thought transgresses language barriers and education.

This simple method is similar to applying children's teaching flash cards. Images are associated with color, shape, size, subject, category....etc. The net result is that children's retention level is far greater than listening to someone talk about the same subjects for an hour.


Learning with Pictures (Experience in Visual Education)

Generally speaking, pictures, paintings, and other visuals constitute the most effective, most plentiful, and least expensive teaching medium. It is also the medium that is least utilized. There are good school-useful pictures in abundance, almost anywhere you look. Yet, we as teachers are underutilizing this eminently useful resource.

The old saying that a picture is worth a thousand words may or may not be true. What is true, however, is that one appropriate picture can be a catalyst giving rise to the production of thousands of words and a multitude of creative and analytical thoughts.

Used appropriately and sequentially, pictures can not only illustrate a topic but also can provide the experience base children require in order to profit from reading and writing and from numerous other learning experiences.


http://www.mun.ca/educ/faculty/mwatch/vol2/ryan2.html

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 12:08 AM

7. Red line LOL! Is that the best he can do?

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 12:10 AM

8. NuttyYahoo gets himself in a nut

by trying to be nutty.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 02:35 AM

10. Thanks, Segami, for bringing Sarah Jones' article

over from politicusUSA and presenting it so rivetingly.

This is an Important Reminder of who mitt is..no matter how he's trying to act like Pres Obama on this issue, now..

It was Mitt Romney who told rich supporters that he would do nothing about the Middle East because he didn’t think peace was possible. His big plan, he told them, was to kick the can down the field. “I look at the Palestinians not wanting to see peace anyway, for political purposes, committed to the destruction and elimination of Israel, and these thorny issues, and I say there’s just no way.” He continued, “You hope for some degree of stability, but you recognize that this is going to remain an unsolved problem… and we kick the ball down the field and hope that ultimately, somehow, something will happen and resolve it.”


This!..

Whether Netanyahu started showing respect for Obama because, unlike most conservatives, he can read polls or whether Obama’s cold shoulder finally sank in as Bibi’s only option given Romney’s plunge, or some combination of the two — the end result is Obama got what he wanted and what was best for the United States.


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Response to Segami (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 03:02 AM

11. Romney played him like a jaw harp.

Or a Jews harp but that sounds kind of offensive so I won't push it.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 04:09 PM

13. Netanyahu played his hand too strongly

I remember reading the other day that when he started to favor Romney for the greater freedom(Batshit Lunacy?) he would allow the RW in Israel, everyone in Israel about had a heart attack- what happens if(when) Romney loses? Obama is free to ignore Netanyahu?

Netanyahu did the impossible- he painted himself into a corner when almost all of the rules favor his side. PENALTY!!

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