Schmidt Wrote: Jake Sherman, Politico, January 21, 2015: Boehner invites Netanyahu to speak to Congress"House Speaker John Boehner is setting up his most dramatic confrontation with President Barack Obama to date, inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak about Iran in front of a joint session of Congress on Feb. 11."“You may have seen that on Friday, the president warned us not to move ahead with sanctions on Iran, a state sponsor of terror,” Boehner said in the Republican meeting. “His exact message to us was, ‘Hold your fire.’ He expects us to stand idly by and do nothing while he cuts a bad deal with Iran. Two words: ‘Hell no!’ … We’re going to do no such thing.“I am specifically asking him to address Congress on the threats posed by radical Islam and Iran,” Boehner said in the meeting. “America and Israel have always stood together in shared cause and common ideals, and now we must rise to the moment again. Let’s send a clear message to the White House — and the world — about our commitment to Israel and our allies.”Boehner never consulted President Obama or anyone in the State Department beforehand, telling reporters, “Congress can make this decision on its own.” It would certainly appear to me that John Boehner is using Netanyahu to advance his own agenda, and that includes scuttling any kind of diplomatic efforts between the Obama administration and Iran. That would be appeasing the apocalyptic Christian evangelicals in his party.It's a dangerous game that Boehner is playing by inviting a foreign leader to address Congress for the sole purpose of undermining our elected president. How does that play with our hyper-patriotic Americans?
Schmidt Wrote: It's a dangerous game that Boehner is playing by inviting a foreign leader to address Congress for the sole purpose of undermining our elected president. How does that play with our hyper-patriotic Americans?
Schmidt Wrote: Does John Boehner even care about his legacy? It seems he is so blinded by his hate for Obama that he cannot recognize the hurt that he is causing to America, not only on this issue but a whole host of others. Power corrupts. Speaker Boehner will go down in history as perhaps one of the worst.
eternal flame Wrote: While we can sit here and dissect the various personalities of Speaker Boehner & other Republicans, --- & how much they "hate" President Obama, -- then we are missing the ENTIRE BIG PICTURE. None of this would be happening, without a concerted effort, for the last 57 years, to subvert our United States Govt, by the "right wing" Republican Party. It began in 1958, & many of you already know that story. The John Birch Society, which has grown in power, & now morphed into the Tea Party. By intense propaganda, infiltration of churches, & various undercover sabotages, including 2 assassinations, the GOP has increased its numbers & its strength politically. By grasping major control over our nation's broadcast media, & limitless hate speech, we have seen nothing but turmoil, in our Congress, & in foreign relations. It is hard to succeed with a viable home agenda, & an effective foreign policy, if HALF of our Govt is too busy trying to destroy the other Half. And the Republicans even publicly admit they "don't believe in Democracy".With full intentions on crippling & destroying our liberal Democratic wing of Govt, the smug corrupt Filthy RICH right wing Republican wing of govt, goes on gleefully sniping at our President, (one of the very best United States Presidents in the History of the World) & he is put into a position of being almost powerless, due to the unAmerican saboteurs & traitors, within the fascist conspiracy of the Republican Party, & its collaborator, the John Birch Society.And the JBS itself, has numerous internal allies, like the KKK, the neo-Nazi elements, and the "religious Evangelicals" which if you look very closely, you will see the total "falsehood" of their religion, which is only a money-making charade of False Preachers, who do not even know the Basics of the Bible.But a closer look will reveal that MOST of their Evangelical so-called Preachers, spend most of their time spewing the same false propaganda you will hear from the nutcase right-wing legislators & politicians. They do NOT preach "love & kindness & charity" -- like the REAL preachers do. All they ever talk about is how you can "plant seed money" to make some fat-cat preacher RICH, so he can own more broadcast stations, to Fund-Raise all over the world to spread their anti-American agenda. If you need a CLUE, as to which are True, or which are False preachers of the Gospel --- there are some very important signs that are pretty obvious.JESUS CHRIST came to earth as the PRINCE of PEACE. Matthew 5: 9 "Blessed are the peacemakers:for they shall be called the children of God." // Luke 2: 13-14 "And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: Glory to God in the highest, and on earth, peace, good will toward men." // Also this little Gem: Hebrews 13: 1-2 "Let brotherly love continue. Be not forgetful to entertain strangers, for thereby, some have entertained angels unawares." // (There have been a few "angels" in my life)...