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Ed Koch on Chuck Hagel Nomination: Obama's Reneging on His Conveyed Support for Israel Has Come Earlier Than I Thought
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Posted by Fred 2013-01-08 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [10799 views ]  Top

#1 Picked right up on the Jeremiah Wright thing did he? Eat your watery soup Ed and quityobitch'n. Champ says you're too old and someone else needs the matzo balls.

Kerry is fine, but Hagel is a no-go? Gotta be kiddin me.
Posted by Besoeker 2013-01-08 04:21||   2013-01-08 04:21|| Front Page Top

#2 I thought reneging was a policy of the Champ.
Posted by JohnQC 2013-01-08 09:19||   2013-01-08 09:19|| Front Page Top

#3 Koch voted for him twice thinking he was going to do something like this eventually, just later than this?
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2013-01-08 09:57||   2013-01-08 09:57|| Front Page Top

#4 Isn't "renege" a racist word?
Posted by Rob Crawford 2013-01-08 10:31||   2013-01-08 10:31|| Front Page Top

#5 Former Mayor Koch didn't merely vote twice for Mr. Obama. Both elections he campaigned hard for the man, touring the country speaking in front of Jewish groups and writing opinion pieces for newspapers as far away as the Jerusalem Post, selling the idea that this man is good for America, American Jews, and Israel. In between times he occasionally wrote a piece critical of this or that action, warning that it could be seen as undermining Israel -- I've posted some of them here over the years -- but in the end Mayor Koch is first and always a loyal member of the Democratic party machine that made him.
Posted by trailing wife 2013-01-08 11:05||   2013-01-08 11:05|| Front Page Top

#6 I have not been keeping tabs on him. Thanks for the information.
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2013-01-08 11:42||   2013-01-08 11:42|| Front Page Top

#7 So, Obama LIED again, so what, he's known for it.

And I'll repeat each lie.
Posted by Redneck Jim 2013-01-08 11:55||   2013-01-08 11:55|| Front Page Top

#8 Koch does give an explanation. His support for Obama was an act of appeasement and he believed Obama would win anyway.
“I did what I thought was warranted and intelligent,” he said, “He was going to win! There was no question about it. I thought it would be helpful to have a Jewish voice there, being able to communicate.”
Posted by Elmerert Hupens2660 2013-01-08 13:15||   2013-01-08 13:15|| Front Page Top

#9 Koch's explanation for why he became a useful idiot™ does not cut it. Others have tried this route in history and it worked out very badly for them.
Posted by Alaska Paul 2013-01-08 19:19||   2013-01-08 19:19|| Front Page Top

#10 The excuse is, Ed's lost it. Comes to all of us. He said he thought Obama would do the right thing because he's "an honorable man".
Lost it but good.
Posted by Richard Aubrey  2013-01-08 20:49||   2013-01-08 20:49|| Front Page Top

#11 "He said he thought Obama would do the right thing because he's "an honorable man"."

I want some of what he's been smoking drinking. :-(
Posted by Barbara 2013-01-08 21:39||   2013-01-08 21:39|| Front Page Top

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