Remember when Obama took his overseas tour prior to his 2008 election? You’d think he walked on water to get there, the way the mainstream media covered him. The Marxist Media is showing it has fangs for everyone who doesn’t think exactly like they do by going after Mitt Romney with the most idiotic charges of “gaffes.”
So here’s the latest in the neverending world of the endless Two Minutes Hate of liberals for whoever the latest iteration of “Republican candidate Emmanuel Goldstein” is:
Monday, July 30, 2012
‘Palestinians’ seethe over Romney fundraiser comments
“As you come here and you see the GDP per capita, for instance, in Israel which is about $21,000, and compare that with the GDP per capita just across the areas managed by the Palestinian Authority, which is more like $10,000 per capita, you notice such a dramatically stark difference in economic vitality,” the Republican presidential candidate told about 40 wealthy donors who ate breakfast at the luxurious King David Hotel.
Romney said some economic histories have theorized that “culture makes all the difference.”
“And as I come here and I look out over this city and consider the accomplishments of the people of this nation, I recognize the power of at least culture and a few other things,” Romney said, citing an innovative business climate, the Jewish history of thriving in difficult circumstances and the “hand of providence.” He said similar disparity exists between neighboring countries, like Mexico and the United States.
The ‘Palestinians’ are seething in response.
“It is a racist statement and this man doesn’t realize that the Palestinian economy cannot reach its potential because there is an Israeli occupation,” said Saeb Erekat, a senior aide to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
“It seems to me this man lacks information, knowledge, vision and understanding of this region and its people,” Erekat added. “He also lacks knowledge about the Israelis themselves. I have not heard any Israeli official speak about cultural superiority.”
A few points. First, Romney understated the disparity. Israel’s GDP is $31,000 and the ‘Palestinians’ GDP is $1,500 per person.
Second, assuming that ‘Palestinian’ GDP is in fact restrained by Israel (an assertion I will challenge below), for an indication of what the ‘Palestinian’ GDP might be without that restraint, one only has to look at other countries in the region. Jordan’s is $5,900. Egypt’s is $6,324, Syria’s is $5,262 and Lebanon’s is $15,600, all far below Israel’s $30,975. It seems far more likely that an unrestrained ‘Palestinian’ economy would be closer to any of those other countries than to Israel.
Finally, with all the seething about Israeli restraints on the ‘Palestinian’ economy (backed up by the politically motivated World Bank), there are many restraints on the ‘Palestinian’ economy that are self-imposed. These include the highly centralized nature of the ‘Palestinian’ economy, the amount spent on several competing ‘security services,’ and the culture that values ‘martyrdom’ over economic achievement and education.
So no, Romney’s assertion was not unreasonable and it wasn’t ‘racist.’
But you all knew that.
The explanation for where I was in the last several hours will be in the overnight music video, which resumes tonight.
WHITE HOUSE (AP) – The White House says it appears that Mitt Romney’s comments today in Jerusalem left some people “scratching their heads a little bit.”
Romney told a group of Jewish donors that their culture was part of what allowed them to be more economically successful than the Palestinians are.
A Palestinian official called it a “racist statement,” and said Romney should know that the Palestinian economy is hampered by an Israeli occupation. […]
But the spokesman added that having comments like this one analyzed for “nuance” is “one of the challenges of being an actor on the international stage.”
The comment from the White House in direct response to the terrorist Palestinians being angry was:
“One of the challenges of being an actor on the international stage, particularly when you’re traveling to such a sensitive part of the world, is that your comments are very closely scrutinized for meaning, for nuance, for motivation,” Earnest said, adding, “and it is clear that there are some people who have taken a look at those comments and are scratching their heads a little bit.”
You know, I’m firmly in the Obama foreign policy camp that holds that the more blatantly evil a regime is and the more that regime hates America, the more we should value and credit their anger toward us. Our historic ally Israel should hate us, and our historic enemy the Palestinians (who fought World War I against us before siding with the Nazis in World War II before they started killing civilians in terrorist attacks) should love us.
It’s those damned miserable piss holes like Israel that have stood by us for the last sixty years that we ought to trivialize.
Oops. Please excuse me for a moment…
Okay, I’m back. I had to throw out my tinfoil hat and I’m rational again.
Let me put it this way: Mitt Romney just went to Israel and said that Jerusalem was the capital of Israel. That after White House spokesroach Jay Carney refused to answer direct questions as to what the capital of Israel was and before the Obama White House said Romney was wrong and that Jerusalem was in fact NOT the capital of Israel as far as all the terrorists and those who thought like them were concerned.
For some strange reason, Israelis are calling Mitt Romney “a true friend of Israel.” Obama being “a true enemy,” of course.
Obama thinks we should be thinking, “My gosh, if even Palestinian terrorist fascists don’t like Mitt Romney, we should all vote for our Barry Hussein!”
There’s an article with the title, “Romney likely to see warm welcome from Israelis, chilly reception from Palestinians.” And Obama is out there saying that it needs to be the other way around and the Palestinians ought to be happy with our president while the Israelis think he sucks.
We should all be agreeing with Democrat leader Nancy Pelosi: “Those Money Grubbing Jews Just Want Lower Taxes.” C’mon. Obama and Pelosi know what them damn Jews are really like. After all, Obama’s reverend Jeremiah Wright spent his entire preaching career warning us that the Jews were evil. And how could the man who spent twenty years mentoring messiah Obama possibly be wrong? (See here for more on what the reverend that the man who is now president of the United States chose as his mentor believes).
Sorry, Barry H. I’m with Mitt. And I’m very definitely with Israel.