These two were made for each other. Yiddish describes them best. Netanyahu is a schnorrer, the perpetually uninvited guest that always wants more. Boehner is a schnook, the not-so-bright dupe. Skulking around in the shadows for six weeks, Boehner and Netanyahu hit upon a scheme to benefit each other individually and undermine American foreign policy.
NETANYAHU AND BOEHNER: THE UNCTUOUS MANIPULATOR AND THE USEFUL IDIOT
BARACK OBAMA: TWO YEARS TO GO
I liked Obama from the beginning. I thought he was, to use the words of the late Stuart Scott of ESPN, cool as the other side of the pillow. I still like him. I’m fascinated by the way he goes about the business of being President. Stylistically, he’s no drama Obama. In Obama’s world, things
IMPEACHMENT: OBAMA SHOULD BE SO LUCKY
With 36% of those eligible voting, an older, whiter, less-gay electorate than the one that re-elected Obama in 2012 delivered both houses of Congress to Republican control. In other words, the people who watch FOX beat the heck out of the people who watch MSNBC. The low turnout and the composition of the electorate are
BARACK OBAMA: NOT A NATURAL-BORN KILLER
There's no doubt about it, Barack Obama is a reluctant warrior. He's cautious about committing American forces to battle, and equally cautious about ordering military actions that are likely to result in substantial civilian casualties for the other side. In other words, he brings a pro-life point of view to the table when assessing the
OBAMA STOPS THE BLEEDING
In the wake of an assortment of self-inflicted wounds that left many wondering whether he was on top of the ISIS challenge, President Obama needed to communicate some clarity to the country. He did so last night in a 15-minute prime-time address. It was crisp, concise and compelling. It should leave the average American …
GAZA: WHO ARE THE TERRORISTS … ISRAEL OR HAMAS?
Before this, Israel's third slaughter operation in Gaza in six years, the average American accepted Israel's propaganda line that, “Hamas terrorists in Gaza are raining down missiles on Israel, which is only exercising its legitimate rights of self-defense.” They accepted this explanation because the pathetically timid American press was afraid to ask logical follow-up questions,
ISRAEL: SLOWLY BEATING A SICK DOG TO DEATH … AGAIN
In the summer of 1982, the Israeli Air Force pummeled the densely-populated and virtually defenseless city of Beirut, Lebanon for nine weeks. A Newsweek Magazine reporter on the scene cabled his New York office … “Watching the Israeli Air Force smashing Beirut was like having to stand and watch a man slowly beating a sick
ISRAEL: IT'S GETTING UGLY
On June 12, 2014, three Israeli teenagers were kidnapped while hitchhiking in the occupied territories about 40 miles from Gaza. They were found dead on June 30. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's immediate response: “Hamas is responsible, and Hamas will pay.” His evidence: None. Netanyahu's right-wing coalition partners want dead Palestinian bodies, and a lot of
THE TRADE FOR BOWE BERGDAHL: FOX'S LAST CHANCE TO BRING DOWN OBAMA
From Birtherism to Benghazi, Obamacare to American Exceptionalism, FOX has whiffed on every one of its efforts to do serious damage to the Obama presidency. Now, with President Obama's decision to exchange five Taliban detainees for one American soldier, FOX thinks they have the raw material that can be turned into a firestorm of outrage.
OBAMA: WE'RE LUCKY WE HAVE HIM
Yeah, I know his approval rating is only 44%, but that's a damn sight better than Regan's lowest of 35%, or Bush II at 25%. I'm familiar with Obamacare, and the website. But remember, he passed it and he hit the numbers he had to hit, and he stuck with Kathleen Sebelius all the way.