Obama vs. Netanyahu; “Wake Up, America!” *Open Thread*


Friday brings us the Day of Competing Videos. One is from Obama speaking to, oh no, no to those of us who are US citizens, but to the Iranian people (h\/t Facebook friend).

Oh, it begins innocuously enough, with a Happy Norwuz to everyone (Iranian New Year). And it goes down hill from there, at least from my perspective:

It really begs the question why, WHY, Obama is pushing this “treaty” with Iran so much, why he is SO hell-bent on them coming to an agreement. But it also begs the question why he is ignoring the REALITIES that have existed, and continue to exist, between our two countries, the violence Iran has directed at us, and the threat of destruction they pose to Israel.

But rather than threaten IRAN for their stated desire to obliterate Israel, the United States under President Barack Obama, is threatening ISRAEL. From the Weekly Standard:

The U.S. government might impose sanctions on Israel or allow its greatest ally in the Middle East to be tried in the International Criminal Court, according to Politico. Michael Crowley reports:

Obama officials must now decide whether more international pressure on Israel can help bring a conservative Netanyahu-led government back to the negotiating table with the Palestinians — or whether such pressure would simply provoke a defiant reaction, as some fear.

Obama has other diplomatic options. He could expend less political capital to oppose growing momentum within the European Union to impose sanctions on Israel for its settlement activity.

More provocative to Israel would be any softening of Obama’s opposition to Palestinian efforts to join the International Criminal Court, which the Palestinian Authority will formally join on April 1. Under a law passed by Congress, any Palestinian bid to bring war crimes charges against Israel at the court will automatically sever America’s $400 million in annual aid to the Palestinian Authority, although some experts suggested Obama could find indirect ways to continue some funding — even if only to prevent a dangerous collapse of the Palestinian governing body.

Meanwhile, in other news, the U.S. government is making excuses for Iran’s testing of its nuclear program. Bloomberg reports:

When nuclear monitors said Iran had started testing a single advanced centrifuge last year, some U.S. politicians and analysts jumped on the report as proof the Islamic Republic can’t be trusted. […] (Click here to read the rest.)

How is this happening? WHY is this happening? It is truly disturbing to see the way Obama and his Administration are acting toward those who have aimed so much hatred and violence toward us while treating our ALLY like pure-t CRAP.

And speaking of our ally, Megyn Kelly was able to sit down with PM Netanyahu after his big win, and it was a big win regardless of all the attempts by outside forces to change the outcome. Below is the entire interview. If you have time to watch it, I highly recommend it:

Now, see, that is a leader. While Obama is placating and appeasing those who wish us harm, Netanyahu stands up for the protection and security of his country. He is not going to give away ANYTHING that could potentially damage Israel and her people. That is how a world leader SHOULD act. Maybe that is why Obama is being such a petulant, immature, adolescent about it all. Because he is incapable or unwilling to act so boldly and intentionally on the behalf of US citizens. Because he cares more about his own personal agenda, or his own legacy, than he does the safety of our nation, and that of a critical ally in the Middle East.

Once again, this Branco cartoon at Legal Insurrection sums it up perfectly:


Yeah, that looks about right.

And while I am talking about the security of our nation, it naturally raises the issue of Immigration, and the de facto amnesty Obama has proffered. One young woman taking up this issue is a Russian immigrant who is urging Americans to “Wake Up!” From BizPacReview:

[…] Rita Makrusina and her parents immigrated to the U.S. when Rita was 11-years-old.

“We did it 100 percent legally,” she told The College Fix.

Rita’s family had little money, and the spare earnings her parents did muster while living in Russia were spent on English lessons for their daughter. Her family knew a much better life awaited them within the wide wings of freedom that existed in America.

When the opportunity to come to the U.S. finally arrived they needed to borrow money from a friend to pay for the citizenship process.

“To us at the time, $2,000 was like $2 million. We did not have it all. We borrowed from a friend,” Rita said.

The small family moved into a hotel and her parents got busy starting their own businesses. As for Rita, she worked diligently at school and eventually earned a full scholarship to the University of Southern California.

“I am very grateful to this country to get a higher education,” Rita said. “I believe I am the perfect example of the American Dream.”

No doubt, it will likely be a lonely road for this young Californian who lives in a sea of liberalism – but every noble cause must begin somewhere.

Rita said she’s seeing the American Dream fleeting fast under the Obama administration. She believes that America is starting to resemble the communist country that is all too uncomfortably familiar to her family.

“He is implementing programs that scream ‘big government, big government, let me help the masses, everybody should have this, everybody should do this, everybody needs to be this,’” Rita said.

“Excuse me. This is not a dictatorship, this is a democracy.” […] (Click here to read the rest.)

Or it used to be anyway. Not so much these days, it seems. Heck, now you even have the President of the United States floating the idea of mandatory voting, a direct affront to a number of our rights. But hey, what else is new, huh?

But as for this brave young woman, I am glad she is speaking out, and doing so with such conviction. And I hope her message is heard. It is time for us to wake the hell up already.

At least that’s what I think. How about you? This is an Open Thread.


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51 Responses to “Obama vs. Netanyahu; “Wake Up, America!” *Open Thread*”

  1. HELENK3 Says:

    for those of us who did not see it

  2. HELENK3 Says:

    US House Speaker Boehner announces plans to travel to Israel during Congress’ recess later this month – @AP
    End of alert

    this will drive backtrack nuts

    • foxyladi14 Says:

      I love it. Go John!!! 😆

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      I am not much of a Boehner fan but this, along with inviting Bibi to speak in front of congress are two things he’s done, or going to do of which I do approve. He may not be the speaker we want but he’s the speaker we’ve got.

      Perhaps the best we can do is support him when we agree and let him know, vehemently, when we don’t. Crash the phones with our outrage sounds fine to me.

      Ditto McConnell. By the way I do approve whole-heartedly of McConnell reaching our to Governors to stop the over-reach of the EPA – another arm of the corrupt Obama Administration.

      • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

        Glad he is doing this. Like you, Marge, Boehner is not my favorite person. He has made a lot of missteps. But this is not one of them, and good on him for doing it!

        Same for McConnell and the EPA. The EPA have lost their freakin’ minds – if they ever had them…

    • kinthenorthwest Says:

      Tony Perkins, Joel Rosenberg, Rick Santorum, Governor Jindal, Todd Starnes, are going to Israel in October and if you want to go with you can.

      • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

        I so want to go to Israel. A couple of dear friends (like sisters, really) and I have been discussing it. I know that the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews go, and I would love to go with them some day (we are members). I think that would be an amazing experience…

        • kinthenorthwest Says:

          I would love to do that. Looking at the cost with everything included its not bad…
          Maybe next year…

  3. HELENK3 Says:


    this did not get the attention that it merits

  4. foxyladi14 Says:

    Thanks Helen. 😀

  5. foxyladi14 Says:

    Fantastic post Amy Thanks. 🙂

  6. kenoshamarge Says:

    Any “bad” news for MSNBC is “good” news for honest journalism. CNN is biased but not quite as bad. The lagging of the two biased and dishonest liberal channels behind FOX News tells us that the public isn’t fooled by their demagoguery. Perhaps there’s more hope for the public than I have thought in spite of their electing Obama twice.

    Politico: NBC Source Calls Current MSNBC Lineup ‘A Death Wish’

    Its primetime ratings are down 24 percent overall and 42 percent in the coveted 25-54 demographic year-to-date, and its daytime ratings are down 21 and 41 percent respectively.


    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Well, what the hell took them so long is my question! But I guess better later than never, huh? Thanks for this, Marge. And I hope you are right abt the public!

      • kenoshamarge Says:

        I hope I am too. Sometimes it takes people a long time to wake up, especially with the media filling the air waves with lies, half-truths and opinion instead of “news.” Once people wake up many of them are angry at those who tried to pull the wool over their eyes and never trust the same way again. I’m hoping this is the first sign of that.

        • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

          From your keyboard, Marge, that’s all I can say.

          Oh, heck – you know I always have more to say! Yes, once people can finally admit they have been had, rather than digging in out of embarrassment, that anger can certainly be productive. Let’s hope that is the case now…

  7. kenoshamarge Says:

    President petty-pants learns, from television of course, that Bibi won

  8. HELENK3 Says:


    the will upset the new feminists

  9. foxyladi14 Says:

  10. foxyladi14 Says:

    fwiw I agree. 😀

  11. foxyladi14 Says:


  12. foxyladi14 Says:


    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Abt time, huh? Fortunately, we had a ton of rain yesterday and last night, which rinsed a lot of the green pollen off of everything. And our azaleas are already blooming – love this time of year!

  13. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    A friend had this disturbing piece at Facebook, a timeline of Obama’s behavior toward Israel. It is truly shocking: http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2015/03/20/a-complete-timeline-of-obamas-anti-israel-hatred/

  14. kinthenorthwest Says:

    Great Article…I used to say that Obama and his people want to destroy and then control America, but I have come to realize that I am wrong. Obama and his people want to Destroy Everything Peaceful in the World and Control the World.
    I have been on cloud 9 since Netanyahu won…To me it is one step the right direction for our country and world..
    This song keeps going through my head since Netanyahu won. I do believe that Netanyahu is His brother’s keeper and in the end Love Will Hold Us Together.

    “This is the first day of the rest of your life
    This is the first day of the rest of your life
    ‘Cause even in the dark you can still see the light
    It’s gonna be alright, it’s gonna be alright
    Love will hold us together
    Make us a shelter to weather the storm
    And I’ll be my brother’s keeper
    So the whole world would know that we’re not alone”

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Thanks, Kin – appreciate it! Thanks for the comment and video, too.

      I know exactly what you mean abt being on cloud 9 after Netanyahu’s win. Talk abt some good news for a change, huh? 🙂

      • kinthenorthwest Says:

        For Once Obama did NOT get his way. Its looking like quite a few things are NOT going Obama’s way. The Judge in Texas is really PO’d cause he feels that the Obama attorneys have been lying to him.

        • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

          Indeed – and isn’t it ASTONISHING how childishly he behaves when he doesn’t get his way? Just pathetic.

          Yeah, this judge was pretty unhappy abt it last week when it appeared that was the case, and his comment recently that he was an “idiot” for believing them is telling. I heard Judge Alex say on “Outnumbered” that he would rather have God mad at him than a Federal Judge since God was forgiving. 🙂

  15. foxyladi14 Says:

    Woot!!!! 😀


  16. HELENK3 Says:


    by the time the backtrack bunch get done screwing up freedom from government interference we will not have a free country.

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      You have got to be kidding me. What is this, Communist Russia or something? This is sheer insanity…

  17. kenoshamarge Says:

    Another article that shows why John Hawkins is one of my favorite opinion writers.

    Liberalism Is Your Crotchety, Judgmental Aunt Wagging Her Finger At You

    Liberals have become the equivalent of your b*tchy spinster aunt, but the worst offenders are young, their self-righteous whining is incessant and they never seem to go away.

    Don’t believe it? Well, you already do if you’re not a liberal because you’ve long since gotten tired of their nagging.

    “The Redskins’ name is unfair to Indians! It must be changed!” “How dare you refuse to bake a cake for a gay wedding! We’re going to run you out of business!” “You disagree with a black man! That means you’re rraacccisssst!”


  18. HELENK3 Says:


    never going to happen. we can not impeach valjar

  19. HELENK3 Says:



  20. HELENK3 Says:


    media created narrative

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      They most definitely did, and now Capehart, whom I still think should not be thought of as courageous, is getting attacked by some for telling the TRUTH. He’s being accused of turning against his people for not continuing to perpetuate a lie to support a narrative they want to push.

      Huh – maybe it took more courage than I realized. See, I was always raised to believe that honesty is the best policy, and the truth shall set you free. Evidently not.

      That is where we are in this country now. Thanks to Obama and the Democrats, that is. WOW.

  21. HELENK3 Says:


    another one bites the dust

  22. HELENK3 Says:


    quite a list here

  23. HELENK3 Says:


    363 congressmen finally get a little bit of backbone

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