• comment on a post Russ Feingold over 3 years ago

    I heard there was talk that Russ would run against Obama in a primary and than Feingold ruled it out.

    Someone needs to primary the president as a matter of principles a la 1968 if nothing gets done in the first half of the next congressional session.

  • comment on a post Sabato's Crystal Ball has final call over 3 years ago

    I still have faith that Jack can beat Rand.

  • comment on a post Obama & Dead Children in Gaza [Updated} over 5 years ago

    Obama's remarks on July 23:
    I don't think any country would find it acceptable to have missiles raining down on the heads of their citizens.

    The first job of any nation state is to protect its citizens. And so I can assure you that if -- I don't even care if I was a politician. If somebody was sending rockets into my house where my two daughters sleep at night, I'm going to do everything in my power to stop that. And I would expect Israelis to do the same thing.

    In terms of negotiations with Hamas, it is very hard to negotiate with a group that is not representative of a nation state, does not recognize your right to exist, has consistently used terror as a weapon, and is deeply influenced by other countries. I think that Hamas leadership will have to make a decision at some point as to whether it is a serious political party seeking to represent the aspirations of the Palestinian people. And, as a consequence, willing to recognize Israel's right to exist and renounce violence as a tool to achieve its aims. Or whether it wants to continue to operate as a terrorist organization. Until that point, it's hard for Israel, I think, to negotiate with a country that -- or with a group that doesn't recognize Israel's right to exist at a country -- OK.

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  • on a comment on Today's news in Gaza massacres over 5 years ago

    The land was historically Jewish...the Jews were exiled time and time again.

    G-d gave the land to the Jews in the covenant.

  • on a comment on Fighting for a Ceasefire over 5 years ago

    It was historically Jewish land!  We were exiled by many rulers over time.  It was only in 1948 that we were given a nation to move to after WW2

  • on a comment on Fighting for a Ceasefire over 5 years ago

    Most gov'ts refused to accept the election because Hamas' charter calls for the destruction of Israel

  • on a comment on Fighting for a Ceasefire over 5 years ago

    This battle will never be about peace, no matter what you read.  It's about the fact that Jews have a state in an area dominated by Arabs.

    As for Palestinian territories, they only called themselves Palestinians in 1967.  In fact, none of the Arab countries wanted to let in these "refugees."

    I can go on and on if I want.

  • on a comment on Heading to Israel over 5 years ago

    Define traditional media.  Most of the time it gets biased.  Honest Reporting is a good resource when it comes to debunking what is in the traditional media.

  • comment on a post Heading to Israel over 5 years ago

    Stay safe and may G-d be with you on your trip to the Promised Land.

  • comment on a post Policy Over Process over 5 years ago

    well said!

  • i've worked all my connections at this point.

  • it's rough...no matter how many resumes I send out, I'm getting very few interviews...and I did one year of national service as well!

  • On domestic issues, we need him there.

    I refuse to get into a heated debate right now...I'm already stressed out with a 3 month+ job search in Chicago.  Being unemployed, despite having a college education at a master's level, stinks.

  • This may come as a shock to me of you who know me...but I stayed silent on the matter for the most part this year.  I was disappointed in his endorsement of John McCain and his speaking at the RNC.  That said, I'm not one of those that is entirely trashing the Senator.  National security and military aside, he always voted with the Democrats on important domestic issues such as the environment, global warming, etc.

    That said, I can't defend his actions but the Democrats need him.

  • comment on a post CNN Reports: Obama/Clinton in Formal Talks For VP over 5 years ago

    This could help woo Dems tough on security issues with her stance on Iran being a polar opposite of his.  But honestly, this seems to be like Adams/Jefferson IMO.

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