Our crystal ball is still working and Chuck Schumer is still afraid and reacting to what we see. When on February 5, 2010 we wrote “No Dimocrat Is Safe” it was to congratulate the New York Times for catching up to us on the terror the New York Terror Trials held for Chuck Schumer. Almost immediately Chuck turned tail on the Terror Trials and left his dreamboat Barack Obama upriver without a paddle, on that issue.
Our crystal ball foresaw the current mess in foreign policy as well. In January 2009 we stated that Hillary Clinton as the leader of the United States Department Of State would be very successful, with one caveat:
“Hillary should make it clear that Obama will not interfere with his harebrained schemes and plots in foreign policy. Hillary Clinton should make it clear that Obama will be too busy making a mess in the U.S. to get in her way.”
Unfortunately, unlike a worm in an apple, Barack Obama decided to mess up the whole batch of both domestic and foreign policy apples. The Corrupt Bow To The Corrupt and Obama loved bowing to foreign potentates, insulting American allies, and smooching America’s opponents. Barack Obama took particular delight in snubs, insults, slaps and treacheries, told and untold, against American ally Israel.
The Barack Obama treacheries and plots against Israel are not perpetrated with Hillary’s complicity. Indeed, Hillary Clinton “praised Prime Minister Netanyahu” for his policy on construction in the eastern precincts of Jerusalem. Praise one day and condemnation the next – not quite the full story.
Little did Hillary Clinton know that her dress down phone call to Netanyahu, a phone call no doubt prompted from Biden (who felt personally treated like a buffoon when on his visit to Israel the announcement on Jerusalem building was made and therefore required a reprimand phone call from the Secretary of State – to protest Biden exposed publicly as a buffoon outside his usual habitats of buffoonery) and Barack Obama – was part of an Obama plot against Israel.
After snaring the Hillary Clinton phone call to Prime Minister Netanyahu, Obama proceeded to the second part of his plot – a public humiliation and snub of the Israeli Prime Minister and a “smell ya’ later” Simpsons cartoon style “Chicago diplomacy“. These vile treacheries by Barack Obama against Israel are part of Obama’s desire “to serve as the Arabs’ lawyer” due to his Arab and Muslim world tropism.
So toxic and nauseating are Barack Obama’s smears, slurs, and snubs against Israel that we recalled when our crystal ball glowed with this prediction:
“More nastiness from Barack Obama towards Israel and Chuck Schumer will have to do more than just merely distance himself from Obama. Chuck Schumer will have to take a 2×4 to Barack.”
As with the Terror Trial prediction by our trusty crystal ball, Chuck Schumer bowed yet again to its wisdom. By then we had already seen Hillary Clinton’s crafty moves to counter Obama’s earlier attempt to turn Hillary into an Obama cats-paw against Israel, when all she did was agree to defend American prestige and America’s image against even the slightest perceived slight.
But the full story is that Chuck Schumer smeared Hillary Clinton and protected Barack Obama. That’s typical 2×4 Hillary Hater Chuck Schumer behavior and it recalls exactly the secret “hit her with a 2×4” treachery of Chuck Schumer.
On the Nachum Segal radio show, Treacherous Chuck, attacked Hillary Clinton while the real culprit is Barack Obama. The gullible saw it as an attack on Obama, but the real target was Hillary. Here’s Politico’s gullible take:
“New York Senator Chuck Schumer harshly criticized the Obama Administration’s attempts to exert pressure on Israel today, making him the highest-ranking Democrat to object to Obama’s policies in such blunt terms.
Schumer, along with a majority of members of the House and Senate, signed on to letters politely suggesting the U.S. keep its disagreements with Israel private, a tacit objection to the administration’s very public rebuke of the Jewish State over construction in Jerusalem last month.
But Schumer dramatically sharpened his tone on the politically conservative Jewish Nachum Segal Show today, calling the White House stance to date “counter-productive” and describing his own threat to “blast” the Administration had the State Department not backed down from its “terrible” tough talk toward Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.”
Notice how the Obama treacheries became the problem of the State Department? Notice how the entire problem became a State Department problem? Yet Treacherous Chuck did not have a word to say about the personal Obama snub and slap at Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. Amazing isn’t it? Obama slaps the ally Israel’s Prime Minister but that is not a problem to Schumer but instead Treacherous Chuck demands an apology from a State Department spokesman. Here is the rest of the Politico story:
“Schumer, a hawkish ally of Israel since his days as a Brooklyn Congressman, described “a battle going on inside the administration” over Middle East policy.
“This has to stop,” he said of the administration’s policy of publicly pressuring Israel to end construction in Jerusalem.
“I told the President, I told Rahm Emanuel and others in the administration that I thought the policy they took to try to bring about negotiations is counter-productive, because when you give the Palestinians hope that the United States will do its negotiating for them, they are not going to sit down and talk,” Schumer told Segal. “Palestinians don’t really believe in a state of Israel. They, unlike a majority of Israelis, who have come to the conclusion that they can live with a two-state solution to be determined by the parties, the majority of Palestinians are still very reluctant, and they need to be pushed to get there.
“If the U.S. says certain things and takes certain stands the Palestinians say, ‘Why should we negotiate?‘” Schumer said.
Schumer described the recent confrontation over construction in Jerusalem as a “kerfuffle.”
“Israel apologized and when Biden left, and Biden is the best friend of Israel in the administration [and] everything was fine,” Schumer said. “But then what happened is the next day Hillary Clinton called up Netanyahu and talked very tough to him, and worse they made it public through this spokesperson, a guy named Crowley. And Crowley said something I have never heard before, which is, the relationship of Israel and the United States depends on the pace of the negotiations.”
Schumer was referring to State Department spokesman PJ Crowley’s description of Clinton’s conversation with Netanyahu, in which he said that Clinton “made clear that the Israeli government needed to demonstrate not just through words but through specific actions that they are committed to this relationship and to the peace process.”
“That is terrible,” Schumer said today. “That is the dagger because the relationship is much deeper than the disagreements on negotiations, and most Americans—Democrat, Republican, Jew, non-Jew–would feel that. So I called up Rahm Emanuel and I called up the White House and I said, ‘If you don’t retract that statement you are going to hear me publicly blast you on this,'” Schumer said.
Schumer said the White House had backed off that statement, but that now “many of us are pushing back, some of the Jewish members will be meeting with the President next week or the week after, and we are saying that this has to stop.”
“You have to show Israel that it’s not going to be forced to do things it doesn’t want to do and can’t do. At the same time you have to show the Palestinians that they are not going to get their way by just sitting back and not giving in, and not recognizing that there is a state of Israel,” Schumer said. “And right now there is a battle going on inside the administration, one side agrees with us, one side doesn’t, and we’re pushing hard to make sure the right side wins and if not we’ll have to take it to the next step.”
While it is clear (we know this because of the President Bill Clinton negotiations in which the Palestinians would have had a homeland but decided to persist in hatred of Israel) that the Palestinians leadership and most likely Palestinians too, do not want a two state solution. And while it is clear that the Arabs and Muslims and Palestinians want Barack Obama to be their lawyer and hammer against Israel, these are facts that Treacherous Chuck Schumer of the 2×4 does not publicly condemn. For Treacherous Chuck Schumer it’s “Hit Hillary, Protect Obama“. The conservative website Hot Air noticed the obvious in the Treacherous Chuck diatribe:
“He let The One off the hook a bit by not touching on his repulsive treatment of Netanyahu at the White House or his harebrained idea to propose a Palestinian state himself, but otherwise he’s on target — especially vis-a-vis the Palestinians’ willingness to adjust their demands to exploit disagreements between the U.S. and Israel. As Yossi Klein Halevi put it, “Obama is directly responsible for one of the most absurd turns in the history of Middle East negotiations. Though Palestinian leaders negotiated with Israeli governments that built extensively in the West Bank, they now refused to sit down with the first Israeli government to actually agree to a suspension of building. Obama’s demand for a building freeze in Jerusalem led to a freeze in negotiations.”
It’s not just Schumer who’s souring on Obama on this point either. According to Quinnipiac, his approval rating on the Israeli/Palestinian issue stands at a robust 35/44, with — wait for it — two-thirds of Jewish voters saying they disapprove, down from 55 percent approval last month. Good work, champ.
Not a word from Treacherous Chuck Schumer on the direct insult to the Israeli Prime Minister delivered first hand with a slap from Barack Obama. Instead Treacherous Chuck Schumer of the bloody 2×4 focuses on a second-hand statement from a press spokesman about a conversation he was not a party to. Something is very wrong with Chuck Schumer.
We noted (in Thanks For Nothing Barack!) the problem Treacherous Chuck Schumer of the 2×4 has: Ron Lauder.
For Treacherous Chuck Schumer the chickens are coming home to roost. Recall this quote from the book Game Change:
“More intriguing were the entreaties he was receiving from New York’s Chuck Schumer. Schumer’s relationship with Hillary had always been fraught with rivalry and tinged with jealousy; though she was technically the junior member of the New York team in the Senate, she had eclipsed him in terms of celebrity and influence from the moment she arrived on the Hill. [snip]
The political handicapper in Schumer was fascinated by Obama’s potential to redraw the electoral map, a capacity Clinton surely lacked. In conversations with other senators and strategists in 2006, Schumer would make these points over and over. He made them to Obama as well, and repeatedly; in one instance Schumer even double-teamed him with Reid. Although Schumer was careful to signal that home-state decorum would prohibit him from opposing Clinton publicly—“You understand my position,” he would say—he left no doubt as to where his head and heart were on the question.”
Jealous and Treacherous Chuck Schumer did not have our crystal ball or he would have seen that indeed it was and is Hillary Clinton who had and has the capacity to change the electoral map (exit polls demonstrated that Hillary Clinton would have beaten John McCain by 11 points compared to Obama’s 7 point margin; also 16 percent of McCain voters would have voted for Hillary) Today the New York Times echoes our No Dimocrat Is Safe article of February 5, with its version “Republicans Threatening Congressional Seats Long Held By Democrats”:
“Representative David R. Obey has won 21 straight races, easily prevailing through wars and economic crises that have spanned presidencies from Nixon’s to Obama’s. Yet the discontent with Washington surging through politics is now threatening not only his seat but also Democratic control of Congress.
Mr. Obey is one of nearly a dozen well-established House Democrats who are bracing for something they rarely face: serious competition. Their predicament is the latest sign of distress for their party and underlines why Republicans are confident of making big gains in November and perhaps even winning back the House.
The fight for the midterm elections is not confined to traditional battlegrounds, where Republicans and Democrats often swap seats every few cycles. In the Senate, Democrats are struggling to hold on to, among others, seats once held by President Obama and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.”
Chuck, you keep right on reading from our crystal ball. You’ll see how wrong you were and how catastrophic your blurred vision has been not only to the United States, but to the once great Democratic Party.
Keep on playing your games Chuck. The next 2×4 you see will be headed the Dimocrats way this November. Treachery will beget treachery.