When it comes to protocol . . . Obama, thy name is boor

That Speaker Boehner has invited Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress without checking with them first has caused the Obama Administration to go into high dudgeon, referring to it as a breach of protocol. Wow, if even remotely pertinent, may we suggest . . . black, meet kettle.

Gary Bauer writing at Campaign for Working Families, reminds us:

The core argument the Obama White House is making against Netanyahu’s accepting the invitation from Speaker Boehner is that it violated protocol. But Obama has ignored protocol and the separation of powers time and time again.

March 2010 — Obama walked out of a White House meeting and refused to have his picture taken with Prime Minister Netanyahu.
May 2011 — Obama delivers a speech demanding Israel return to its pre-1967 borders, which many believe to be indefensible. In fact, they are sometimes referred to as “Auschwitz borders.”
September 2012 — Obama refuses to meet with Netanyahu in New York during a U.N. conference.

During last summer’s war with Hamas, Obama’s FAA accomplished what Hamas could not — stopping flights into Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport

The Obama White House also delayed shipments of desperately needed weapons to Israel.

Last October, high-level administration officials referred to Netanyahu as a “chickensh*t” and a “coward.”

How about the president’s protocol with Congress? When Obama traded five Taliban leaders for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, he not only violated protocol, he broke the law.

The president changed decades of established policy toward communist Cuba without even consulting Congress. In spite of repeated expressions of congressional will to keep the terrorist detention facility at Guantanamo Bay open, Obama continues his efforts to shut it down by freeing accused jihadists.

In spite of the Constitution’s clear delineation of powers between the three branches of government — executive, legislative and judicial — Obama routinely demands that Congress bend to his will or he will act on his own, as he has done repeatedly on immigration and Obamacare. Legislating from the Oval Office is a clear violation of protocol.

We could add a few profound protocols, virtual taboos that Obama has broken, but enough has been presented on point.


Obama’s infamous crotch salute

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2 Responses to When it comes to protocol . . . Obama, thy name is boor

  1. phil silverman says:

    nice biased garbage…..Obama NEVER suggested an immediate return to pre-’67 borders. he said that if Israel could be guaranteed its’ security then such a discussion makes sense.
    re. “snubbing” Netanyahu…what a joke. A President meets w a President on HIS schedule, not on the schedule of a highly partisan Speaker.
    R U kidding? 🙂

  2. phil silverman says:

    why should the resident feel obligated to satisfy the schedule of a [very partisan] House Speaker? A President meets with another Leader on HIS own schedule. plus, if he did show up, you guyz would say it was for a photo op., only.

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