Congressional Democrats who see their political lives passing before them are scorching Barack Obama for abstaining Friday during the UN Security Council vote demanding Israel stop building settlements in Israel, regions which the leftist media are calling the “occupied Palestinian territory.”
This abstention hurt the Democrats but that is all Obama has done since he took office. He has never cared about anyone or anything but his Marxist agenda. He brought his party so far left that he’s destroyed them. He’s cost them state houses, Congress, the presidency, and now he’s damaging them again.
Keep it up Obama! Better for Republicans!
Leading Democrats only said it was an improper venue for trying to rejuvenate the peace process for a two-state solution.
Barack Obama has always put the entire onus on Israel. They should have stopped him.
Incoming Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York said it was “extremely frustrating, disappointing and confounding” that the Obama administration failed to veto the UN’s vote.
Schumer called out the UN as a “fervently” anti-Israel body, since the days of “Zionism is racism.”
“Whatever one’s views are on settlements, the UN is the wrong forum to settle these issues,” Schumer said.
Schumer is a hypocrite who is supporting the anti-Israel Keith Ellison for DNC Chair.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat from Connecticut, called the US’s abstention from the vote “unconscionable.”
“A two-state solution must be negotiated directly between the Israelis and Palestinians, and this resolution flies in the face of this necessity,” Blumenthal said.
He also said support for Israel must remain “bipartisan,” and that he’ll work with colleagues on “both sides of the aisle” to advance “productive measures” that strengthen the US’s relationship with Israel.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina, said that he would work to form a bipartisan coalition to “suspend or significantly reduce United States assistance to the United Nations.”
PLEASE, yes! Why do we support these thug dictators? When they come into New York City, they are insufferably arrogant and obnoxious – exactly what you would expect.
Sen. Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat, said that he was “deeply disappointed” that the Obama administration allowed such a “one-sided” resolution to pass.
“Actions like this will only take us further from the peace we all want to see,” Wyden said.
Sen. Mark Warner, a Democrat from Virginia said “one-sided resolutions” at the UN are counterproductive to the peace process and “achieving a two-state solution.” I am dismayed that the administration departed from decades of U.S. policy by not vetoing the UN resolution regarding Israeli settlements,” Warner said.
Rep. Eliot L. Engel, a Democrat from New York and the ranking member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said he was “very disappointed” by the US’s “acquiescence to a one-sided, biased resolution at the United Nations Security Council.”
“I have always believed that Israel can’t get a fair shake at the UN, and that is why Israel has relied on the United States to protect it from the anti-Israel tendencies of some UN Security Council members,” Engel said.
Engel further said that the text of the resolution places the “blame” for the stalled peace process between the Israelis and the Palestinians “entirely on Israel.”
They are afraid they will lose their Jewish voting bloc and they deserve to lose them.
Why did they let Obama run amok for eight years? It’s a little late to finally buck him.