“Literally, not one new idea,” the official told CNN. “Not one single concrete alternative. All rhetoric, no action.”
...The White House expressed its displeasure with the appearance by word and deed, dispatching Vice President Joe Biden on an overseas trip that meant he did not fill his customary seat behind the House rostrum during the speech. Nor did Netanyahu meet at the White House with Obama on his trip to the United States.
Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel was among those in attendance for Netanyahu’s speech.
The dessicated oligarch known as Nancy Pelosi also stormed out in a huff after a perceived affront, with her face following closely behind.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) made her lack of enthusiasm for Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech apparent throughout the remarks, applauding half-heartedly and then quickly exiting the chamber after the speech, before Netanyahu did.
.@Nancypelosi has appeared distressed in body language and facial expressions for extended time during this speech.— Kelly O'Donnell (@KellyO) March 3, 2015
According to Greta Van Susteren, who was in attendance, Pelosi actually turned her back on the Israeli Prime Minister on multiple occasions. Pelosi issued a statement following the speech asserting that Netanyahu's speech was insulting.
That is why, as one who values the U.S. – Israel relationship, and loves Israel, I was near tears throughout the Prime Minister’s speech – saddened by the insult to the intelligence of the United States as part of the P5 +1 nations, and saddened by the condescension toward our knowledge of the threat posed by Iran and our broader commitment to preventing nuclear proliferation.
No, Nancy: it's not an insult to the intelligence of the United States. It was an insult to Obama, John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, you and the same pro-terror Democrats who called ISIS "the Jay-Vee Team" and set the Middle East afire.
Any rational human being is right to question the judgment of a bunch of feckless weaklings -- you may know them as progressives -- who have a track record of catastrophic failure at home and abroad.
And then there's the Golfer-Community Organizer-Divider-in-Chief. Over at CNN, posted just moments ago, the following gem was posted: "Bad relationship gets worse for Obama, Netanyahu:"
...[Obama] dismissed the Israeli leader's speech -- possibly the signature moment of his long political career -- as "nothing new" and castigated him for not laying out a viable alternative to the intricate talks between world powers and Tehran to stop Iran from getting the bomb.
...Israel's suspicion has been simmering for years, following the president's vow to forge a "new beginning" with the Muslim world in Cairo at the beginning of his presidency, the administration's pursuit of a secret U.S. diplomatic track with Tehran and Obama's decision to break 30 years of silence in U.S.-Iran relations by calling President Hassan Rouhani and writing letters to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
The implication of Netanyahu's speech was stunning. Here was an Israeli prime minister, effectively accusing the president of signing up to a deal that would not eradicate Iran's nuclear program but that could allow Iran to press ahead for a nuclear arsenal it could use to make good on its threats to destroy the Jewish state.
Iran has stated for years that it intends to annihilate the state of Israel and the United States.
Why would an administration not take this rogue regime -- which has been at war with the U.S. since its birth in 1979 -- at its word?
Hat tip: BadBlue News