Tuesday, August 07, 2012
Funny! ObamaBot Grasps At Straws To Try To Paint Romeny As 'Anti-Israel'
This one's so funny I just can't let it go by...here's the headline by BuzzFeed's Zeke Miller ( believe me, no relation) :
Romney: America Is No Kibbutz - His ties to Israel only extend so far.
The story? Here it is, in its entirety:
Mitt Romney bills himself as an ardent friend of Israel running against President Barack Obama who hasn't visited the American ally since taking the oath of office, but Romney's friendship only extends so far.
At a fundraiser today in Chicago — barely a week after visiting the Holy Land — Romney took a shot at the Israeli Kibbutz movement, a product of the early socialist zionist movement and integral to the story of the founding of the State of Israel.
“It’s individuals and their entrepreneurship which have driven America," Romney said. "What America is not a collective where we all work in a Kibbutz or all in some little entity, instead it’s individuals pursuing their dreams and building successful enterprises which employ others and they become inspired as they see what has happened in the place they work and go off and start their own enterprises.”
Whyat an absolute tool..
If Zeke Miller actually knew anything about Israel, he'd know that Israel is one of the most ardently entrepreneurial countries in the world, with more NASDAQ companies listed than anywhere else except the U.S.
Most Israelis regard the early, socialist kibbutzim as economic failures and a thing of the past, and the ones that are left have become increasingly involved in private enterprise,tourism, or even, in some cases, become mere housing arrangements where the members contribute all or part of the wages from their outside jobs to maintain common facilities and grounds.
America isn't a kibbutz and neither is Israel. So tell me, Zeke, how does this remark show distance by Mitt Romney from his friendship for Israel? The answer of course, is that it doesn't...except in the mind of an ObamaBot.
I say this again to my fellow Jews...if you absolutely can't pull the lever for a pro-Israel Republican, at least don't vote to put an anti-Israel president back in the White House.My Democrat-for-life parents did exactly that when Carter ran against Reagan...they voted, but just not for president.