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    Re: Israeli elections take dramatic turn as official tally gives Likud sweeping victo

    This is why I like political debates - no room for circle jerks.
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    Re: Israeli elections take dramatic turn as official tally gives Likud sweeping victo

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    To the bolded!!!!!!
    Better start learning then. US interference in Israeli elections far predates Obama.
    Sure thing.

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    Re: Israeli elections take dramatic turn as official tally gives Likud sweeping victo

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Figures you read as far as the Obama administration involvement and quit. Read on and you'll see tha-pt interference in Israeli election outcomes goes back to the first Bush administration, the article points out that there's been bi-partisan interference in Israeli elections. That's pro democracy.
    insults, propaganda and revised history....a steady diet that has become droll, pointless and boring.

    So what?

    One, it is not in any way democratic, telling foreigners how to vote is, to use your terminology, "imperialism"

    Again, so what that it has happened before, that is always your defense for the loser you love so much [non-partisan my pimpled ass] in pretty much every mis deed, even dating back to Eisenhower in one of your claims.

    And again I ask, so what? Because the country you hate can't change even when it is promised by a two-bit rock star community organizer who cannot tell the truth.

    And again I ask where is the CHANGE in hope and change....most Americans gave up hope after 2012...
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    Re: Israeli elections take dramatic turn as official tally gives Likud sweeping victo

    All this sound and fury over the result of an election in a small country thousands of miles from the US that serves no political, military or economic utility to it whatsoever ! Indeed the opposite could often be argued.

    Go figure

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    Re: Israeli elections take dramatic turn as official tally gives Likud sweeping victo

    Quote Originally Posted by flogger View Post
    All this sound and fury over the result of an election in a small country thousands of miles from the US that serves no political, military or economic utility to it whatsoever ! Indeed the opposite could often be argued.

    Go figure
    Obama and the US media essentially campaigned against Bibi over the last several months. I think it was for daring to publicly disagreeing with Obama.

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    Re: Israeli elections take dramatic turn as official tally gives Likud sweeping victo

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Obama and the US media essentially campaigned against Bibi over the last several months. I think it was for daring to publicly disagreeing with Obama.
    Why should any American much less its president be campaigning on behalf of anyone in elections in a small country on the other side of the world ?

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    Re: Israeli elections take dramatic turn as official tally gives Likud sweeping victo

    Quote Originally Posted by flogger View Post
    Why should any American much less its president be campaigning on behalf of anyone in elections in a small country on the other side of the world ?
    I don't really know. People keep talking about how Israel is such a strong ally....but what has the US gotten out of this relationship? Israel just comes running with its palm pointed to the sky looking for handouts, meanwhile it uses our carte blanche backing of them to bully everyone around them. There’s nothing we get from Israel that can’t easily be supplied from someone else.

    Time to let Israel go do what Israel wants to do, but without our involvement. They are a sovereign nation and free to make up their own minds, but I don’t want to fight their wars, I don’t want to fund their government any longer. There’s enough broken things in America to spend money on.
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    Re: Israeli elections take dramatic turn as official tally gives Likud sweeping victo

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Netanyahu came from behind to take the 2015 election, I say good. He will easily be able to lead a coalition with other right wing parties in Israel. Looks like his speech to the US didn't hurt him after all. Obama must be pissed.

    Here is the official Knesset tally (ie not exit polling):
    http://www.votes20.gov.il/
    Well, I saw a headline that read something like: The Hard Right Wins the Night.

    So, I'm guessing that in recent years - all of the nations whose citizens have voted in "High Office Right Wing Seats"...they see it's time to vote in a parent like authority to run their lives in a more controlling manner.

    In other words, in the process of voting for the Right Wings, voters knew it would also mean that their allowance would be cut, their curfews would become more strict, their behaviors more scrutinized, and punishments will be more severe.

    And when the voters get mad at their right wing parents they'll get a divorce from them and adopt new parent that are more lenient and liberal. That's world history in a nutshell.

    So in the end...business as usual.

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    Re: Israeli elections take dramatic turn as official tally gives Likud sweeping victo

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    insults, propaganda and revised history....a steady diet that has become droll, pointless and boring.

    So what?

    One, it is not in any way democratic, telling foreigners how to vote is, to use your terminology, "imperialism"

    Again, so what that it has happened before, that is always your defense for the loser you love so much [non-partisan my pimpled ass] in pretty much every mis deed, even dating back to Eisenhower in one of your claims.

    And again I ask, so what? Because the country you hate can't change even when it is promised by a two-bit rock star community organizer who cannot tell the truth.

    And again I ask where is the CHANGE in hope and change....most Americans gave up hope after 2012...
    It was sarcastic, the pro democracy statement! You should have known that. What do you mean, so what. It's my question to you concerning your opinion. Pay some attention to Canada, and what ails you.
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    Re: Israeli elections take dramatic turn as official tally gives Likud sweeping victo

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    It was sarcastic, the pro democracy statement! You should have known that. What do you mean, so what. It's my question to you concerning your opinion. Pay some attention to Canada, and what ails you.
    Your sarcasm always comes across so well, because your posts are known for their nuance.

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