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  •  I saw Stony Hoyer.. (4+ / 0-)

    Going off on the Palestinian's, and I wish he would shut up. There has to be another way to lie, without being as offensive. The images coming out of Gaza destroy the narrative that has worked so well for years. For me the result is I believe nothing...well, live pictures are hard to rationalize.

    •  Yep, trying to confirm this new tweet (5+ / 0-)
      Facing criticism Sec Kerry defends his senate record saying he had "a 100% voting record pro-Israel" & he's 2nd to none in defending Israel
      No doubt whose's in charge of the narrative, is there?

      "Lets show the rascals what Citizens United really means."

      by smiley7 on Tue Jul 29, 2014 at 10:01:40 AM PDT

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      •  I have no idea.. (3+ / 0-)
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        Who is crafting the PR. Seems reasonable...or I would 'assume' Kerry is trying to counter whatever he said that pissed off the Israeli's. Standard, no?

        •  you are correct (3+ / 0-)
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          July 28, 2014 1:27 PM EDT — In response to a question at the White House briefing about criticism Secretary of State John Kerry has faced in recent days, Deputy National Security Adviser Antony Blinken said whoever had been leaking information was purposely leaking misinformation "or was just misinformed." (Associated Press)

          Blinken: 'Israel has no better friend' than Sec. Kerry

          "Lets show the rascals what Citizens United really means."

          by smiley7 on Tue Jul 29, 2014 at 10:22:20 AM PDT

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          •  Israel is to Dems like Limbaugh is to Republicans (5+ / 0-)

            Dem politicians may privately sympathize with the Palestinians and hate what Israel is doing, and recognize how damaging and expensive this unconditional support is to American interests. BUT they will still fall all over themselves to genuflect to Bibi - because they are afraid of the political damage that would come from not toeing the line exactly. Moral cowardice is a winning strategy in Washington,  don't you know?

            "Tell the truth and run." -- Yugoslav proverb

            by quill on Tue Jul 29, 2014 at 11:27:46 AM PDT

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            •  According to Bibi, Iran was less than a year away (3+ / 0-)
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              from having an atomic bomb twenty years ago. Bibi cheered us into Iraq, and now Bibi...

              I do not think this will end well.

              "Lets show the rascals what Citizens United really means."

              by smiley7 on Tue Jul 29, 2014 at 11:58:17 AM PDT

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            •  They say no one can get elected by (3+ / 0-)
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              opposing Israel. Has anyone ever tried?

              •  Don't recall or know, good question. (2+ / 0-)
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                "Lets show the rascals what Citizens United really means."

                by smiley7 on Tue Jul 29, 2014 at 12:13:07 PM PDT

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              •  Marcy Winograd? (1+ / 0-)
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                That's one that comes to mind, and is documented pretty well here on DKos.

                I think that be able to win, a strong critic of Israel would have to run in a very progressive district that doesn't have a large Jewish community. Anywhere else, they'd be hammered by conservatives to moderates and Jewish voters, donors, and activists. It's a given the local and national party establishment would treat them as radioactive and be deemed "unelectable". They would also need to be Jewish themselves, to counter charges of anti-Semitism (and then they'd still be smeared as self-hating Jews). I suppose another survival prospect would be a well regarded long term Dem incumbent in a safe deep blue district who changed their position and become a critic...

                "Tell the truth and run." -- Yugoslav proverb

                by quill on Tue Jul 29, 2014 at 04:00:20 PM PDT

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              •  Cynthia McKinney (3+ / 0-)
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                She lost twice because of her Arabist positions, though she was also crazy in other ways. But no question her 2002 loss was because of her Arabism.

                I don't know how I'm meant to act with all of you lot. Sometimes I don't try, I just na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na

                by Zornorph on Tue Jul 29, 2014 at 05:41:26 PM PDT

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