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#1 >Mitt Romney was accused of racism after he appeared to suggest that Israelis were richer than Palestinians because of their cultural and religious superiority.
Struggling to regain momentum after a troubled trip to London, where he criticised Olympic preparations, the Republican presidential candidate has stirred up further ill-feeling.
He's just what America needs. A politician who tells the truth.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2012-07-30 18:23||
#2 "As you come here and you see the GDP per capita, for instance, in Israel which is about $21,000 (£13,300), and compare that with the GDP per capital just across the areas managed by the Palestinian Authority, which is more like $10,000 per capita, you notice such a dramatically stark difference in economic vitality."
It did not help that Mr Romney's figures were also way off the mark. Israel's per capita GDP stands at $31,000, while the figure for the Palestinians is just over $1,500.
Posted by tipper 2012-07-30 18:29||
#3 Senior Palestinian figures reacted angrily.
No gun sex? Is ammo in short supply this time of the year?
Posted by Raj 2012-07-30 19:30||
#4 No gun sex? Is ammo in short supply this time of the year?
Well, yeah, with the low GDP per capita, they have to do bench reloading, and they're still trying to build back up from Ramadan.
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2012-07-30 19:39||
#5 I'll say it again - in short, iff not for their hatred of the state of Israel, the Paleos Arab-Muslim neighbors wouldn't care anything about 'em.
IMO GREAT IRONY IN THE ISRAELI-PALEO STRUGGLE IS THAT THE PALEOS ARE FIGHTING + ATTEMPTING TO DESTROY THE VERY ISRAELI PEOPLE THEY NEED TO SURVIVE + PROSPER AS A SOVEREIGN NATION.
Undoubtedly some this region's Leaders need to have their ears seriously + painfully bopped by their Mothers or Grandmothers.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-07-30 19:40||
#6 I must say I disagree with Romney on this one.
The Israelis are richer because they work hard and invent useful things.
The Arabs who mislabel themselves as paleos have less because they're lazy whiners who expect everyone else to support them while they're busy murdering Joooos rather than actually doing any real work. They live in a sewer of their own making, and - judging from their behavior - deserve to.
Posted by Barbara 2012-07-30 20:41||
#7 I was wondering how they would smear Romney and not credit dissinting Israelis..they reached into the toolbox and pulled out the Paleo Angle.
Posted by swksvolFF 2012-07-30 21:33||