The president’s supporters complained about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech before a Joint Session of Congress being so close to an election while conveniently forgetting the fact Obama had a high-profile campaign rally in Berlin just prior to the 2008 presidential election.
Of course, THAT was entirely proper.
Considering how easy it is for Barack Obama to whine about anything involving pushback to his agenda, one can only imagine how much he’d be bitching if a foreign entity came to the United States in 2012 to help facilitate HIS defeat. Then again, we’re way past redundant when it comes to the hypocrisy oozing from this administration.
It wasn’t just Israel’s left-wing parties that lost big as part of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s dramatic victory yesterday. Team Obama, which pulled as many strings as it could to defeat Netanyahu, was embarrassed. It had dispatched Jeremy Bird, the architect of the grass-roots and online organizing efforts behind both of Obama’s presidential campaign, to Israel to work the same magic there with a group called Victory 15.
— Newsmax, 3/18/15
The possibly illegal meddling was flagged early on, resulting in the typical petulant, Obama-style mocking response.
V15 denied the charges, and said that “the Netanyahus and Likud gathered so many recycled bottles that they are convinced that they will be able to make imaginary genies come out of them… V15 activists will continue to capture the junctions and the street, while they continue to recycle and hallucinate.”
— Times of Israel, 2/1/15
Obama and his minions are really good at gloating when they win but are seldom gracious in defeat.
Among the most disappointed with the results of Tuesday’s elections are the activists of the V15 group – the organization that may or may not have been funded by American and European interests, but whose aim was to remove Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu from office. “A confusing night turned into a painful morning,” the group said in a statement. “It was painful not because we lost, but because we have no faith in the winners.”
— Israel National News, 3/18/15
We know the feeling.
As in anything involving the Obama administration, there are now questions as to the legality of what Victory 15 did, let alone the propriety.
A US Senate investigatory committee has launched a probe into an American nonprofit’s funding of efforts to oust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after the State Department of US President Barack Obama gave the nonprofit taxpayer-funded grants, Fox News reported on Saturday. According to the source, the probe is looking into “funding” by the OneVoice Movement – a Washington-based group that has received $350,000 in recent State Department grants, Fox News reported.
— Jerusalem Post, 3/14/15
So, of course, those possible improprieties can quickly be mended when you have the power of the top office behind you….
The American nonprofit OneVoice Movement – under scrutiny by a U.S. Senate panel over possible links to a campaign to oust Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – quietly filed paperwork that would allow it to engage in political activism after two leading Republican lawmakers questioned its use of government funds, FoxNews.com has learned.
— Fox News, 3/18/15
Like many other issues that have gone unanswered, it will probably take years after the anticipated departure of Obama and his cronies before we know just how many State Department (taxpayer) dollars went into the attempt to unseat yet another foreign leader; this time that of important ally in the Middle East.
Obama has taken it upon himself (and his superior intellect) to meddle in our lives just because he can.
Why should Israel be any different?