Yes, It is
No, it is not
Originally Posted by ChomskyOriginally Posted by OrphanSlug
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
I also can't stand Obama (I won't use the word hate) but I agree that it's not right for a foreigner to come into his house and criticize him. I was thinking about this last night. I'm a manager of a sales team. I realize that it would really, really bother me if my team went behind my back and invited someone to come speak to them and in the speech, that someone criticized me. I would be mad at my team for that. I think Obama should be mad.
That said, that doesn't mean I agree with the way Obama is handling Iran, and I don't agree with the people who say Israel should be left unprotected or whatever, but from Obama's POV, I'd be pretty pissed.
Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people. ~W.C. Fields
If that was done due to the hate towards Obama, I think there is some serious problems in USA poitics and among politicians; Moreover, Treason is not far away from the minds of many in the current congress.
That is the weakest point of USA noted after this event.
And even if what he was saying was new, surely Congress reads/listens to the news. They would have heard it when he said it in Israel. This is not 1915...politicians do not need to travel to Congress to state their cases...all they have to do is state it at home to the media and instantly it will be freely available to every politician.
I find it hard to believe that you honestly think that the number one reason why Boehner invited Netanyahu was not for political gain.
'What kind of sick and twisted toy factory is this?'
'We are all the sum of our tears. Too little and the ground is not fertile, and nothing can grow there. Too much, the best of us is washed away.'
"Better to be dead and cool, than alive and uncool."
PS: Why would anyone think that politicians would not do things for political gain? The whole political system is build on the assumption that they do. So where is the beef?