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  •  When I see ten or more Democratic senators joining (7+ / 0-)

    with Republicans to undermine President Obama of national security and foreign policy matter, and a major last ditch effort to achieve peaceful diplomatic means rather than war to achieve a goal, it really distresses me and makes me angry.

    To then add insult to injury an attack DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Shultz, who has been about the strongest ally Israel has in the US, crosses a line where AIPAC has to be redefined as an enemy of the Democratic Party, peace, and American national security.

    I agree with your point that AIPAC extremism in this case not only damages their own reputation, and Israel's best interests, but also damages many other worthy causes. They now legitimize question of "dual loyality," and to certain extent their own efforts to define both this and ZOG as automatically antisemitic.

    What is increasingly clear is that extreme right-wing Likud efforts to define opposition to their their extremist view as equivalent to anti-Israeli bias, and both as automatically antisemitic as a strategy to manipulate domestic U.S. politics in a right wing direction has to be directly opposed by Democrats, those who favor diplomacy and peace over war, and those who believe foreign government and agencies should not meddle in U.S. national security.  

    I've been troubled about what to do about these Democrats that are undermining President Obama.  My first instinct is to work to get rid of all of them, but sadly, several have many redeeming virtues, and we need every senate seat we have.  What can we do?

    The means is the ends in the process of becoming. - Mahatma Gandhi

    by HoundDog on Sat Jan 25, 2014 at 03:37:42 PM PST

    •  Replace Menendez. (after Christie is gone. ) (2+ / 0-)
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      HoundDog, petral

      I'd say either get Barbara Buono in the governor's seat, and have her appoint Dawn Zimmer, or vice versa. Or maybe Weinberg.
      Send Gillebrand a strongly worded warning. Give her a second chance.
      Give the rest of them time to retire and get decent replacements lined up.

      You can't make this stuff up.

      by David54 on Sat Jan 25, 2014 at 03:49:35 PM PST

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    •  Its the big money in politics (3+ / 0-)
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      ratcityreprobate, HoundDog, Lepanto

      Especially in NY NJ and FL, the AIPAC threat among Jewish looms large over those Democratic senators.  This will not change until we break the hegemony of the AIPAC/neocon messaging on Israel.  This is why I am supporting JStreet and its PAC.

      "Anyone who believes exponential growth can go on forever in a finite world is either a madman or an economist."

      by oregonj on Sat Jan 25, 2014 at 04:00:35 PM PST

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