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    If I Criticize Israel Should Trump Attack Me?

    Omar is one of 535 members of the House of Representatives, not a rival for Trump's office. If an Indiana legislator criticizes Israel should the President of The United States attack him? I used to be treasurer of my Democratic Town Committee? If I criticize Israel should the President of the United States attack me? Omar isn't the only political voice that has criticized Israel, just the only Muslim political voice, which makes her juicy, if you're Trump. So the answer is "yes" IF race or some other personal weak point, in his estimation, is in the equation because attacks against anyone he sees as a vulnerable target is the Trump brand of leadership. In that he is one of a kind among American Presidents.
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    Re: If I Criticize Israel Should Trump Attack Me?

    Quote Originally Posted by JackA View Post
    Omar is one of 535 members of the House of Representatives, not a rival for Trump's office. If an Indiana legislator criticizes Israel should the President of The United States attack him? I used to be treasurer of my Democratic Town Committee? If I criticize Israel should the President of the United States attack me? Omar isn't the only political voice that has criticized Israel, just the only Muslim political voice, which makes her juicy, if you're Trump. So the answer is "yes" IF race or some other personal weak point, in his estimation, is in the equation because attacks against anyone he sees as a vulnerable target is the Trump brand of leadership. In that he is one of a kind among American Presidents.
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    Re: If I Criticize Israel Should Trump Attack Me?

    He could start with criticizing the presidents of both parties who, before we became largely a client state to Israel's right wing, opposed Israeli policies on any number of things - from opposing their getting a nuclear bomb (Eisenhower and JFK), to opposing their policy in the Suez canal (Eisenhower), to opposing illegal Israeli settlements (many presidents, e.g., George H. W. Bush).

    "Bush, who was president from 1989 to 1993, forever changed American politics when he exerted his power to curtail the settlement enterprise and faced a vehement backlash.

    He made clear the cost of an American president waging a political fight against the vast coalition of pro-Israel lobbying groups. In doing so, he exposed the limits of what the world’s most powerful man can do when trying to solve the world’s seemingly most intractable conflict...

    Receiving 35% of the Jewish vote in 1988, Bush only got 11% in 1992, when he lost to Bill Clinton."

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    Re: If I Criticize Israel Should Trump Attack Me?

    Quote Originally Posted by JackA View Post
    Omar is one of 535 members of the House of Representatives, not a rival for Trump's office. If an Indiana legislator criticizes Israel should the President of The United States attack him? I used to be treasurer of my Democratic Town Committee? If I criticize Israel should the President of the United States attack me? Omar isn't the only political voice that has criticized Israel, just the only Muslim political voice, which makes her juicy, if you're Trump. So the answer is "yes" IF race or some other personal weak point, in his estimation, is in the equation because attacks against anyone he sees as a vulnerable target is the Trump brand of leadership. In that he is one of a kind among American Presidents.

    If the legislator introduces a resolution to boycott our only real ally in the middle east hotbed, then yeah, the president has a right to "attack" that legislator.
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    Re: If I Criticize Israel Should Trump Attack Me?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barnacle View Post
    If the legislator introduces a resolution to boycott our only real ally in the middle east hotbed, then yeah, the president has a right to "attack" that legislator.
    Omar co-sponsored the resolution, which does not mention Israel, with two other legislators who Trump for some reason has not similarly attacked. The resolution merely affirms the right of boycotts, and reads:



    "...affirms that all Americans have the right to participate in boycotts in pursuit of civil and human rights at home and abroad, as protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution;

    opposes unconstitutional legislative efforts to limit the use of boycotts to further civil rights at home and abroad; and

    urges Congress, states, and civil rights leaders from all communities to endeavor to preserve the freedom of advocacy for all by opposing anti-boycott resolutions and legislation."
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    Re: If I Criticize Israel Should Trump Attack Me?

    Quote Originally Posted by JackA View Post
    Omar is one of 535 members of the House of Representatives, not a rival for Trump's office. If an Indiana legislator criticizes Israel should the President of The United States attack him? I used to be treasurer of my Democratic Town Committee? If I criticize Israel should the President of the United States attack me? Omar isn't the only political voice that has criticized Israel, just the only Muslim political voice, which makes her juicy, if you're Trump. So the answer is "yes" IF race or some other personal weak point, in his estimation, is in the equation because attacks against anyone he sees as a vulnerable target is the Trump brand of leadership. In that he is one of a kind among American Presidents.
    The President has the right to attack anybody he wants, but it's his decision. There is no "should he" about it. He is the only person who can answer that question, based on his opinions, his objectives...and yes, his "feelings".

    You, of course, also have the right to attack the President based on your opinions, your objectives...and yes, your "feelings". Likewise, there is no "should you" about it. You are the only person who can answer that question.

    I'll say one thing, though...it appears that Trump had an objective in mind when he attacked Omar. It also appears that he was successful in achieving his objective. If he had targeted a relative nobody like you, I don't think he would have been successful in achieving his objective.
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    Re: If I Criticize Israel Should Trump Attack Me?

    Quote Originally Posted by JackA View Post
    Omar co-sponsored the resolution, which does not mention Israel, with two other legislators who Trump for some reason has not similarly attacked. The resolution merely affirms the right of boycotts, and reads:
    "...affirms that all Americans have the right to participate in boycotts in pursuit of civil and human rights at home and abroad, as protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution;
    opposes unconstitutional legislative efforts to limit the use of boycotts to further civil rights at home and abroad; and
    urges Congress, states, and civil rights leaders from all communities to endeavor to preserve the freedom of advocacy for all by opposing anti-boycott resolutions and legislation."

    From what I read, Omar introduced the resolution, Tliab is co-sponsor.

    I believe Tliab is the actual originator of said Israel boycott.
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    Re: If I Criticize Israel Should Trump Attack Me?

    Quote Originally Posted by JackA View Post
    Omar is one of 535 members of the House of Representatives, not a rival for Trump's office. If an Indiana legislator criticizes Israel should the President of The United States attack him? I used to be treasurer of my Democratic Town Committee? If I criticize Israel should the President of the United States attack me? Omar isn't the only political voice that has criticized Israel, just the only Muslim political voice, which makes her juicy, if you're Trump. So the answer is "yes" IF race or some other personal weak point, in his estimation, is in the equation because attacks against anyone he sees as a vulnerable target is the Trump brand of leadership. In that he is one of a kind among American Presidents.
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    Re: If I Criticize Israel Should Trump Attack Me?

    Quote Originally Posted by JackA View Post
    Omar is one of 535 members of the House of Representatives, not a rival for Trump's office. If an Indiana legislator criticizes Israel should the President of The United States attack him? I used to be treasurer of my Democratic Town Committee? If I criticize Israel should the President of the United States attack me? Omar isn't the only political voice that has criticized Israel, just the only Muslim political voice, which makes her juicy, if you're Trump. So the answer is "yes" IF race or some other personal weak point, in his estimation, is in the equation because attacks against anyone he sees as a vulnerable target is the Trump brand of leadership. In that he is one of a kind among American Presidents.
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