Obama did not snub Israeli PM: Axelrod

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cremer wrote:

Of course the dems will say that Obama did not snub the Isreali PM. It has to be George Bush who did it.

I used to be pro-Isreal until this week. If the jewish elected officials like Chuck Schumer, Jan Schakowsky, Barney Frank, Stewart Smiley, Barbara Boxer, Goldstein, Wasserman, etc are lock step with Obama, and Obama trashes Isreal at every opportunity, then I no longer care about Isreal either!

Mar 28, 2010 9:43am EDT  --  Report as abuse
FullTimer wrote:

“Israel captured in a 1967 war.”

The phrase glosses over the fact that this was captured in a defensive war against outside aggression.

What is also being ignored is that these are not new settlements, just expansion of existing ones needed for increased population.


Mar 28, 2010 9:53am EDT  --  Report as abuse
MediaScum wrote:

What David Azzholerod says means nothing. Any statement from Chicago thugs has zero credibility,none,zip, Nada.

Mar 28, 2010 9:54am EDT  --  Report as abuse
AlitoRAF wrote:

Obama, in his inane desire to cultivate the muslim world, is not a friend of Israel.

Mar 28, 2010 10:49am EDT  --  Report as abuse
JackTheBear wrote:

If we didn’t need the brain power of Israel, we could cut them loose. If we didn’t have most of our consumables made in China, we could cut them loose.
We have become a nation on life support, depending on other nations for our survival. If they pull the plug, we die. The USA is still hemorrhaging jobs and our kids can’t identify vegatables….sad. railroadingamerica.com

Mar 28, 2010 10:58am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Chazz wrote:


If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, guess what?…it’s a friggin’ duck

Mar 28, 2010 11:04am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Chazz wrote:

When axed if it was a snub Axelrod has only two possible answers: “Yes” it was a snub or “No” it was a ‘working meeting.’

The Pres was ‘working’ his mandible while Netanyahu was working his butt cheeks sitting alone in a room.

Mar 28, 2010 11:08am EDT  --  Report as abuse

Oh Please!!! Stop making excuses/lies…no one is buying it anymore!!!

Mar 28, 2010 11:42am EDT  --  Report as abuse
kbworkman wrote:

Talk about the arrogance of the United States Government.

Obama could rail about it on his appology tour, but he sure showed his true colors.

Dictating to another sovereign power?

I guess we know what he is. A dictator.

He could have at least gotten a picture bowing to Netanyahu to show respect.

Oh wait, Netanyahu isn’t a muslim. He doesn’t deserve the respect that Obama was taught as a child.

Mar 28, 2010 11:50am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Marinaman wrote:

Israel took back land seized by jordan in 1948. Only two countries, one was England, Ever recognized the land as Jordanian. The houses are being built in an area that was a buffer zone from 1948 to 1967. Treaties have authorized building bu Israel in this area. This is a Dispute manufactured by Obama and the White House to try to bring down the Israeli government. It is despicable.

Mar 28, 2010 11:53am EDT  --  Report as abuse

Well, POTUS can bow to all Arabs, but can not have his pic taken with a Jewish leader. So what do the jewish people who voted for Obama think of him now?

Mar 28, 2010 11:59am EDT  --  Report as abuse
ONTIME wrote:

If you believe Axelrod, then I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you……

Mar 28, 2010 12:02pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
JollyTrooper wrote:

Mr. Axelrod, you are just soooo wrong about this. Obama may not have thought it was a snub, but Obama does not consider others wishes or feelings in any matter.

The rest of the world, including Israel thought it was a snub. Besides, your intentions mean didly squat…it’s more to do with the other party’s opinion.

Mr. Axelrod is simply a puppet with Obama’s hand up his shirt.

Mar 28, 2010 12:13pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
welovetheUSA wrote:

Bull…..we love Israel, America is behind Netanyahu.

Mar 28, 2010 12:13pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
astralweeks wrote:

Amazing the percentage of Jews who voted for the man. He’s snubbing Israel left and right, sucking up to the Palestinians, and insulting the Jewish leadership. What will happen? Jewish leaders will bend over, grab their ankles, and say, “Thank you, President Obama, may I have another?”

Mar 28, 2010 12:15pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
vietvet wrote:

No, he just got up and ate dinner without him! Just like he let the Delhi Lama leave by the back door!! This guy is all class. He will be one hard act to follow?

Mar 28, 2010 12:23pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Musc1776 wrote:

How about a little truth in advertising there Axlerod, Gibbs, Obama, Pelosi et al. Frank Frazetta should be painting the presidential portrait for sure as this admin is pure fantasy. You people have your fingers in our cookie jars and then have the audacity to tell us via your media croonies that not only were you not stealing our cookies but that you were never there. Your [inclusive] fingerprints are all over this repetitious deception and immoral distortion of core American values. I applaude your determination but laugh hysterically at your idiocy. Keep your filthy, grubby, infected fingers off my Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Bill of Rights. You are going to lose, of that I have no doubt at all.

Mar 28, 2010 12:31pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Hey Axleweed, I was talking with Benny N. and he thinks you should stop all new construction in Chicago and also Washington DC because you are encroaching on primitive tribes living in squalor in that region.
Jerusalem is the capital of Israel you smelly anti-semite wads of trash. Israel can do as they please in their capital just as Lord Obama has done as he pleases with the constitution. Oldest toilet paper in the US.

Mar 28, 2010 12:41pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
vietvet wrote:

Do you only display liberal comments?

Mar 28, 2010 12:46pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Gamle-ged wrote:

If this was NOT a snub, but was a simple meeting of “friends,” then President Obama must truly LOVE the Dalai Lama, who, after ANOTHER “press not invited” private meeting with Obama, was directed to exit the White House through the trash collection portal…

Mar 28, 2010 12:50pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Miguel526 wrote:

Pres Obama,

Re: Israel: Israelis’ fingernail clippings have more cahones/I.Q. than Hillary Clinton and your measly lot of Academia-stupified White House advisers, those same advisers who support ‘Palistinian’/Iranian state-sponsored murder. However the aforementioned state murder may be MSM-sanitized, it is OK with you. You sub-textuyally hate the Jews much like your leftist friends in Euro-American Academia do.

‘Palistinians’ deserve nothing. In 1947 their grandparents left Israel in advance of their full expectation that their victorious Moslem armies would “kill all the Jews”, just like their friend Hitler had done during WWII in Europe. Those 1947 ‘Palistinians’ fully expected their easy ‘return’ to plunder the dead bodies of murdered Jews and steal Jewish land for themselves.

Now, these fake Palistinians want the world to push the ‘reset button’ their grandparents’ bad bet. Bitterly, they still want their ‘easy pickings’. All Arab lands have ostracized them. Remember Black September?. You, Obama, are in bed with murderers, people whose company you obviously prefer, more like those in your politically corrupt, high-homicide-rate, Chicago-land. You, Obama, are walking hand-in-hand with Hitler on this.

Mar 28, 2010 12:58pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
FloydDaBarber wrote:

So after trying to sell this as “Obama has finally grown some balls and so please clap politely for him for standing up to Israel because they hurt Crazy Joe Biden’s feelings”, and only to have that feeble spin angle fall flat with the American public and media, we now get “Oh, he never snubbed him the first place”.

Face it: Obama remains in over his head on the world stage. He has undone in one night what has been consistently supported by all predecessors as our policy toward Israel. Amateur hour continues. He’s at a loss because he can’t steal foreign policy wins like he can passage of dangerous domestic bloatware reform laws.

Mar 28, 2010 1:01pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
oldtroll wrote:

Nice spin, Dave, but no cigar. When you don’t invite a “friend” to dinner after an important meeting, it isn’t ignoring protocol.
It’s just plain rude!

Mar 28, 2010 1:02pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
2010wewin wrote:

Does David Axelrod really think he can just lie like that and people will say well yeah Obama really didn’t snub him!!

Mar 28, 2010 1:20pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
eRtwngr wrote:

Israel should have annexed the territories they captured when they defeated their attackers in 1967 and 1973. The world would have gotten over it by now and we wouldn’t need to hear the whining from the terror state.

Mar 28, 2010 1:24pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Axelrod has no credibility. None. Who are you going to believe — him and Obama or your lying eyes?

Mar 28, 2010 1:30pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Dryden01 wrote:

Could it be the strategy of the Obama Administration to attempt to endear the nation to our adversaries by undermining our allies? The readiness to talk with our enemies has not been availing and the naïveté of political correctness merely resolves into irrationality.

Mar 28, 2010 1:33pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Spider1942 wrote:

Axelrod is just passing on Obama’s spin.

It takes a real SNOB not to recognize SNUB.

Do you think ObamaCare will cover Obama’s narcissistic personality disorder?

Mar 28, 2010 1:50pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
TomGenin wrote:

Alxerod:”Obama didn’t snub Netanyahu, Obama snubbed All of Israel and Jewish people everywhere. Get it right.”

Mar 28, 2010 1:53pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Many American’s don’t trust politicians like Mr. Axelrod due to their disregard of the truth, and the arrogance continually displayed towards the American people. Given the history of this administration to follow through on it’s words, the term: “actions speak louder than words” is the best response to Mr. Axelrod.

Mar 28, 2010 2:03pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
intewedm wrote:

Who believes the denials from this closet Muslim? He will lose us our best and bravest Middle East ally!

Mar 28, 2010 2:06pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
mattymcd wrote:

When will the administration put equial pressure on the Palestinians to also make a peaceful gesture?

Mar 28, 2010 2:07pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
drjhuff8 wrote:

With “friends” like Obama, who needs enemies?

Mar 28, 2010 2:13pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Texas4Ever wrote:

A snub is a snub. Our allies had better realize we will no longer stand with them. No freedom-loving democracies will be friended by the Obamaites, only Communist countries will receive the bow and the face-to-face sit down. BEWARE!

Mar 28, 2010 2:14pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
weavo2 wrote:

Axelrod should realize that the American public is not stupid. His king Obama did snub the Israeli Prime Minister. Axelrod should realize that Chicago rhetoric does not work on the world stage. Obama purposefully and deliberately was rude and inconsiderate towards Israel. This is shown by the American demands to the Israeli government. Obama is pro muslim, in thought word and deed. Obama has sympathy with all Arabs. Should not be surprising from a president that says America is not a Christian nation, says that we will never be at war with Islam, promotes the US destruction by promoting Islam, bows to the King of a the Terrorst State of Saudi Arabia. Alxelrod had better get a clue, either that, or he can start to dress like the true Arab he is becoming.

America is at war with Islam. The Muslim world is doing their best to subvert all democrocies outside of their own filthy nations. Their silent jihad, promoted by Saudi Arabia, is taking place in a rampant pace in all towns, cities, states, and government offices as we silently witness Obama assist them in taking over our country.

Mar 28, 2010 2:19pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
teachable wrote:

O-bey-me is an antisemite

Mar 28, 2010 2:19pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Daisytoo wrote:

Obama did not snub Netanyahu. And Clinton did not have sex with that woman. Well, at least the Left is consistent.

Mar 28, 2010 2:29pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
weavo2 wrote:

Axelrod does not have a clue. Obama did snub the Israeli prime minister. It is documented and presented in the world media. Prior statements by Clinton, and Biden back up this thesis. Using Chicago sytle politics will not drop this issue. The simple fact remains that Obama is anti Israel simply because this president is pro muslim, in every core of his being. Obamas words, actions, and deeds proves that his interest lie in the muslim camp, not for the country which he supposedly represents.

Mar 28, 2010 2:30pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
welovetheUSA wrote:

Bull……..America is with Isreal..Obama and his communist merry men are not.

Mar 28, 2010 2:35pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
HBC wrote:

Didn’t, but should’ve. Netanyahu has notoriously appalling table manners.

Mar 28, 2010 2:35pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
BlueSpringsMo wrote:

No snub? Just a snob, to the dalai lama (out the back door), or the queen of England (I-pod with his speeches), British People (removing Churchill), The Israelis (sending Biden)Etc Etc… Come on this man has the political grace of a two legged donkey. He is in effect dragging our image down as if we were dragging our own ass across an imaginary border fence of barbed wire and land mines!
We thought the 9/11 guys were bad. Just look at what you can do if you do it from with in? Cool! (Not)

Mar 28, 2010 2:38pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
MSGATM wrote:

You have to admit that it’s kind of ironic. Early on President Obama went on his grand world apology tour apologizing to anyone who would listen for America’a arrocgance (his opinion not mine. Then he turns around and, arrogantly, or perhaps petulantly might be a better word, snubs one of our strongest allies, Israeli PM Natanyahu. Even the spin master, David Axelrod, in his weak attampt to justify it couldn’t spin this one.

Mar 28, 2010 2:42pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Ococker wrote:

Axelrod’s remark comes across as quite lame.
The reported details cannot be offset by his clearly, and logically, biased comment.

Mar 28, 2010 2:46pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Slam63 wrote:

Why should he meet with leader of any jewish organization? Obama doesn’t even like christians.

Mar 28, 2010 3:13pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

What a bunch of crock from the socialists loving politicians who are now running the White House.

President ‘Hussein’ most certainly DID snub our strong, pro-democratic Jewish friends. Is anyone really surprised, though?

Can’t wait for the November midterms to begin! A big whoop’in is coming for the Obama crowd.

Mar 28, 2010 3:16pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
bubba23 wrote:

Axelrod is a lier just like the rest of the staff in the White House.

Mar 28, 2010 3:17pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Serendipitous wrote:

OK, right.

Did he at least suggest a good restaurant?

Mar 28, 2010 3:18pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
xenotoxin wrote:

Axelrod is an infamous anti-Semitic Israel hater. Were he to say the sky was blue, be assured that it would be a downpour on par with hurricane Katrina. What a shame that Reuter’s does not call him on is past, and his current lies.

Mar 28, 2010 3:20pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

So, Axelrod claimed that this was a “working meeting among friends?” With friends like Obama, who needs enemies?

And, he said “there was no snub intended.” If anyone out there believes that, I’ve got swampland in Florida to sell ya!

Working meeting or not, there are certain courtesies that are extended whenever a head of state visits the U.S. Unless, of course (as we just learned last week) that head of state happens to be from Israel!

I am extremely embarrassed for the behavior of President Obama, VP Biden and Sec. Clinton over how they have treated Israel in general and Prime Minister Netanyahu in particular. Biden, imo, acted like a spoiled brat while in Israel.

For that matter, so did Clinton during her tirade against Netanyahu while on the phone. If I was in his shoes, I would have hung up on her. But President Obama should (and does) know better than to act like a little baby.

So he didn’t get what he wanted, picked up his toys and literally went home. I am very sorry I voted for the guy, and even more sorry that I volunteered on his campaign.

Israel is our one true ally in the region, and for the Obama Administration to behave like this is a very serious problem. It’s obvious that Obama doesn’t want Israel to strike Iran and is pulling out all the stops to prevent what I believe is an inevitable (and necessary) war.

Sanctions and diplomacy don’t work. Israel does have the right to build within its own God-given territory, and Israel does have the right to self defense.

If the shoe was on the other foot and Netanyahu told Obama not to build over here or to not defend the U.S. against an enemy, Obama would tell him where to go. And judging by the President’s behavior, I’d say the language would be pretty bad.

I am urging anyone out there who is as angry as I am over how the Obama Administration has been treating Israel to write to your elected representatives in the House and Senate. Heck, even flood the White House with calls and letters.

We the People don’t have to put up with this nonsense. Thankfully, the next Presidential election is in two years. If, in the meantime, we aren’t blown to smithereens in a nuclear war because the U.S. is allowing Iran to proceed with their nuclear program, I will vote for whoever opposed Obama.

Mar 28, 2010 3:22pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Brad1235 wrote:

I don’t believe anything Axelrod says. Obama has chosen to publicly disrespect and humiliate Israel in hopes of a few extra brownie points from countries that sponsor terrorism. It’s disgusting.

Mar 28, 2010 3:43pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Axelrod is a Jew in name only.

Mar 28, 2010 3:43pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Eddiesee wrote:

Ya gotta love these guys. Obama could drive a bus into a brick wall, jump out run to the video camera, state his full name and give a thumbs up. The very next minute his goons would be denying that he crashed the bus. Instead he gently parked the bust next to the wall.

Mar 28, 2010 3:48pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Serendipitous wrote:

Ok, right!

Did he, at least, recommend a good restaurant?

Mar 28, 2010 3:53pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
flyover1 wrote:

“not intended” but still a very successful snub. Congratulations, Mr. Axelrod, your boss is getting so good at his job that he is implementing his agenda without even trying. Even if that agenda alienates the only democracy in the region. I just wish Mr. Obama could show as much disdain for our enemies as he does for our friends.

Mar 28, 2010 3:58pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

david is a very funny person, no really I am LMFAO right now, Go Israel

Mar 28, 2010 3:59pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

For the second week in a row: the Obama regime seems to exhibit schizophrenia when it comes to Netanyahu. Condemnation one week; denial the next….

Mar 28, 2010 4:00pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Cogs wrote:

Hey Axelrod, you twirp; YOU LIE!

Mar 28, 2010 4:00pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
RRKen wrote:

Axelrod may try to whitewash the events that day, but other versions of those events tell a different story. When a head of state, especially one like Israel comes to Washington to talk, one does not treat them like a second class country.

Somewhere protocol and courtesy to our friends should be the order of the day.

Mar 28, 2010 4:02pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
no-trust wrote:

Let me get this straight…..They meet on Tuesday, the media immediately raises this issue, & the all-knowing anointed one waits 5-days to issue a denial???? Sounds like their internal polling results came in & made them answer… & they wonder why no-one believes or trusts them…..

Mar 28, 2010 4:09pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
gneubeck wrote:

What else would you expect from a “closet” Muslim who bows before a Saudi King and other despots; and, through his in-action encourages Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons. But, Israel aside, Obama is doing far more systemic damage to our once Constitutional Republic here in America, than he could ever do to a foreign entity. Greg Neubeck

Mar 28, 2010 4:09pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Serendipitous wrote:

Ok, right!

Did he, at least, recommend a good restaurant?

Mar 28, 2010 4:21pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
jsanderssr wrote:

Axlegrease is, of course, a filthy liar.

Mar 28, 2010 4:34pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
peteto1 wrote:

The Obama administration has snubbed the leaders of ALL of our best allies (e.g.- Brown, Merkel, Netanyahu) while simultaneously coddling/praising every dictator/despot (e.g.- Castro, Chavez)they’ve dealt with! Israel should NOT trust this Socialist-leaning administration!
Obama, Pelosi and Reid are hell-bent on having the Democrat Party seen 20 years from now in the same light as the Whig and Bull Moose parties: EXTINCT!! All patriotic Americans (especially young ones) NEED to go vote and throw out the LIBERTY-ROBBING, HIGH-TAXING, MORALLY BANKRUPT Democrats in 2010 and 2012!! Your freedom DEPENDS on it……

Mar 28, 2010 4:56pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
coach3rdbase wrote:

Our secretary of state accuses israel of undermining the process and the president doesn’t take a picture or have dinner with our strongest ally in the region. Then axlerod says “we” have better things to do than worry about protocol. All the israels’ have to do is see how ineffective the president is with domestic policy to know that he has no clue about foreign policy. But he does know how to apologize and bow to foreign dignataries while in their countries. How’s that for protocol?

Mar 28, 2010 4:58pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
lukuj wrote:

Axelrod might not call it a snub, but almost anyone else who has a brain in his/her head does – as do those in Israel. Just because he SAYS it wasn’t a snub doesn’t mean it wasn’t. Obama and his flunkies will SAY anything and assume that the public is dumb enough to believe them, and scold us when we don’t or assume we just don’t understand them.

Mar 28, 2010 5:19pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
paul1149 wrote:

Doesn’t lie as well as his boss.

Mar 28, 2010 5:21pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

How did this headline get published? “Obama did not snub Israeli prime minister: Axelrod”. Well I read the article and Axelrod’s quote is “and so there was no snub intended”. Frankly, this quote confirms that Obama did indeed snub Netanyahu, he just didn’t intend it – per the political director of the White House. That statement reeks right up there with “I apologize if anyone was offended…”. Whatever, Axelrod. Americans, both Jews and non-Jews can see exactly how the president feels about Israel. When we run your party out of office in November, and then run you bums out of the white house in 2012, rest assured we do intend for you to feel snubbed. Jerks.

Mar 28, 2010 5:26pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Mike50 wrote:

Who are you kidding??? Axelrod, no need to lie. It only adds to the insult. Hey, Obama wanted to send a message to Israel and he did. Why are you trying to water it down? We have a president who is on the side of the Palestinians. How about that Obama girl!

Mar 28, 2010 5:32pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
russ56441 wrote:

Obama is the most incompetent president I have ever known. Bush W. was bad but this president is childish. If he doesn’t get his way he stomps his feet and walks away.

Then it is the playground bully “I’ll take that fight.”

America is justly embarrassed by this dolt. Please, Please America vote this unqualified cretin out of office.

Mar 28, 2010 5:41pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
jerryatric wrote:

OH sure, no snub intended.
For the Muslim leaders he falls all over himself, including bowing to the leader of Saudi Arabia. For the democratically elected leader of Israel, hide him away.
Ashamed to be seen in public with a Jew!
Does not want to upset his Muslim allies.

Mar 28, 2010 5:44pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
behappy wrote:

The premise of your inane article leaves one bewildered. Are you ignorant, a front for Arab terrorists or just incapable of honesty?

As the premise, you comment from Axelrod, “This was a working meeting among friends. And so there was no snub intended.” In other words despite starting with the assumption that by denying Netanyahu a normal reception this is considered by many a snub, you unashamedly quote one malevolent or at least, biased source, as the refutation – while you do not have any reasoning behind the refutation but the platitudes of a biased politician.

Furthermore you lead the article with Mrs. Clinton’s statement that the building in Jerusalem undermines trust. Whose trust? The trust of people who don’t believe that even sitting down to a negotiating table, as Obama is their lackey, is a necessity.

You then continue with Alexorods inane statement that America is better positioned to understand what is in Israel’s security interest and hence implying a justification for the dismal reprehensible vulgar treatment of an Israeli Prime Minister.

Then to top it off, an icing of absolute whitewashing the notion that Palestinians whose charter calls for the destruction of Israel, whom indoctrinate and hero worship homicide bombers whom steal most of the money given by the United Statess and cannot even commit to stop inciting and murdering Jews as the ‘reasonable demanders’ but refer to Netanyahu, “leads a coalition government dominated by pro-settler parties, including his own.”

And then ignoring that three quarters of the House have called on Mrs. Clinton to tone the rhetoric of pro=Palestinian anti-Netanyahu bashing down, you conclude with the seeming just demand of the White House that “Israel to freeze settlement expansion as a goodwill gesture to the Palestinians.”

In other words your integrity as reporters matches both lawyers and politicians.

Mar 28, 2010 5:52pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Longdrycreek wrote:

Gibbs has caught the same disease as Barry: Both lie.

Mar 28, 2010 5:53pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
baydream wrote:

yea, right, and the check’s in the mail!

Mar 28, 2010 5:58pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
lou5 wrote:

Yah, and the Pope is not Catholic.


Mar 28, 2010 6:37pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Musc1776 wrote:

You bunch of bums are journalists? Have the spine to post reader comments, more commie b.s…….

Mar 28, 2010 6:37pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Jacobs wrote:

Witnesses to the meeting reported what Obama did and said. So who is more believable – people who were there, or Mr. Axelrod, a notorious PR guy who spins for a living? Obama’s words and actions show he’s more like Jeremiah Wright than Joe Lieberman on the well-being of Israel.

Mar 28, 2010 6:43pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
moronpolitics wrote:

There was a popular children’s host on radio when my dad was a little kid back the the 1930’s. After one show and before they turned of the microphone he was heard to say “That ought to keep the little B*****ds quiet for a while.” Funny I would think of that reading this news story……

Mar 28, 2010 7:03pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Czechbikr wrote:

My puppet did not snub your puppet, despite what your puppet feels. You people just have to play nice with those Islamofascists who want to kill you, just like we are doing. The world will then respect you and your memory and light a candle on the date of your demise. Do not fear, sharia law isn’t too bad, once that it all that you know and everybody is forced to comply.

Mar 28, 2010 7:16pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
CCPony wrote:

More lies. What else is new?

Mar 28, 2010 7:26pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
dencal26 wrote:

Gibbs is the most dishonest press secretary since Saddams “Baghdad Bob”. WHy does anyone bother to listen to this fool?

Mar 28, 2010 7:30pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
tstormpatriot wrote:

Interesting that the treatment of Netanyahu was not a snub. I that case, I must assume that the Obama administration is merely incompetent. They accidentally insulted the Israeli PM since no snub was intended. Somehow this news does not reassure me.

Mar 28, 2010 7:43pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Penelope75 wrote:

Oh come on, Axelrod, don’t pee on my leg and tell me it’s raining!!!!

Mar 28, 2010 7:55pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
lesechang wrote:

I have a proposal: Netanyahu will freeze settlements when Obama and Assolrod freeze socialism, government spending, tyranny, corruption, pay czars, taking over the entire private sector. Oh, and let’s freeze and abolish government housing nationwide while we’re at it.

Mar 28, 2010 8:01pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
ConnieG wrote:

Israel is our friend and you do not treat a friend that way. Americans realize this President does not care about protocol but it is wrong to treat a counter part rudely. This President is a bully and he is becoming a laughingstock around the world. Oh that’s right Castro likes him, soul mates.

Mar 28, 2010 8:18pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
no-trust wrote:

Obama meets him on Tuesday, imemdiately the media begins reporting the “snub”, & it takes 5 days to refute something that didn’t happen?????? We (the US) are becoming a joke in the international community….we eagerly meet with the leaders of nations that “hate” us (with all the pomp & circumstance included), then we embarrass & snub our allies. I hope we as a nation can weather this plague.

Mar 28, 2010 8:20pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
perseus317 wrote:

Once again, the staff at the White House is redefining terms. We’ve already been told that a bow is not a bow, and closed door negotiations are transparent. Now we are told that a snub is not a snub. Well, call it whatever you wish, Mr. Axelrod, it is still treating the head of state of our closest ally in the Mideast shamefully. It is shamefull how the lap-dog main street press allows the current administration to redefine or spin reality to the nth degree. At the rate we’re redefining reality, I fully expect to be told that everything’s fine, even though we have high unemployment and the prospect of ever-increasing debt for the forseeable future.

Mar 28, 2010 8:26pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
elskid wrote:

I would not believe a word anyone in this administration says.

Mar 28, 2010 8:29pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
waveonshore wrote:

I don’t think anyone wins by pursuing a strategy of obstruction. Obama has the country to run and was given a very strong mandate by Americans to make change happen. His popularity remains very high and with his vision and his intellect he is very formidable… a true president! My opinion is the Republicans will end up losers in the end! It doesn’t take much intelligence to see through all their actions!

Mar 28, 2010 8:35pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
RightStuff wrote:

Axelrod needs to get his head out of Obama’s hiney. Barack Obama wants a “regime change” in Israel. He snubbed Netanyahu, bigger than Dallas. Obama is a dreadful cur as a president.

Mar 28, 2010 9:20pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
UncleBuckeye wrote:

The democrats continue to think that the voter is stupid. Can’t wait until November. How do you tell a sovereign Nation they can’t build in their own Capitol city! It would seem that obama IS in fact a muslim.

Mar 28, 2010 9:23pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
luavuhlkidd wrote:

i guess barry told bibi “goin’ out ta dinner with momma” you can hang out in the looby while we’re out; want me to bring you anything? if axlerod actually believes that isn’t a snub he’s a moron. obama wouldn’t care of iran dropped a nuke on israel!

Mar 28, 2010 9:28pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Clinger wrote:

If there was a real American press they would be all over Axelrod for lying. This lack of critical reporting is the only reason Obama was elected. They are no longer the reporters they are the mouth piece for Left politics. In the spirit of Pravda. A lie that advances the Obama and the Dems cause is a truth.

Mar 28, 2010 9:30pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
vietvet wrote:

Why add a comment, you don’t post them anyway!

Mar 28, 2010 9:54pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
moronpolitics wrote:

There is no truth in this man. At least be honest about your shameful preference for our enemy.

Mar 28, 2010 10:02pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
dickn52 wrote:

Ok, then the Headline should read “Obama did not intentionally snub Netty”, but then again Barak Hussien Obama is a muslim, so what would you expect?

Mar 28, 2010 10:14pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Texamerican wrote:

If axelrod’s lips are moving, he’s lying. The only time he will tell the truth is when he says he is a socialist, anti-Semetic, demorat.

Mar 28, 2010 10:34pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Texamerican wrote:

Why, then, did scumbama divert munitions headed for Israel to Diego Garcia if not to put extereme pressure on Israel and to humiliate and embarass the Israeli Prime Minister?

Mar 28, 2010 10:36pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
redneckwoman wrote:

What has axelrod been smoking? If my friends treated me as the 0 treated the Israeli PM, I’d dump them and find new friends!

Mar 28, 2010 11:01pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
dennis1005 wrote:

Anyone with half a brain would not buy another axelrod spin job. Everything!!! is controlled to the public. Either this administration is stupid (I don’t think so) or using this to make Netanyahu (a great man) look stupid. We are in so much trouble and don’t even know it.

Mar 28, 2010 11:05pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
willjones wrote:

Whose trust does it undermine? Where does the US get the nerve to tell any nation what they should or should not do. Suppose a nation told us that we should not invade Afghan, Somalia, Kosovo, Panama, Iraq, Salvador, Granada and on and on. I think it would be easier to name the places we did not send troops to fight.

Mar 28, 2010 11:09pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Paperdragon wrote:

Obummer got 80% of the Jewish vote in ‘08. That will not happen again…

Mar 28, 2010 11:33pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
rbrumm wrote:

Axelrod, you boob.

A guest in your house, and you get up and leave him to go to your own dinner with the admonition to notify you if he “changes his mind” and goes along with you?

No snub?

I suppose for someone with the manners of a barn-thug that might be “no snub.”

The new Philistines.

Mar 28, 2010 11:44pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Who needs enemies when you have Obama as a “friend”? I’d hate to see what a snub looks like if this wasn’t one. Pure B.S. Axelrod.

Let’s see if Obama has the nads to tell the same lie with a straight face… no doubt as the truth is a stranger to him.

Mar 28, 2010 11:50pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Buckrol wrote:

Bull crap. Obama is giving all kinds of momentum to anti-Israel countries, and all because Jews want to build houses in Jerusalem?

Check out this funny parody on Obama’s radical ties: http://www.funnyconservatives.com/?p=397

Mar 28, 2010 11:54pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Dragon2114 wrote:

So, he tells the Israeli Prime Minister that he oughta do what Obama says (Stop building in the West Bank) – then trotting off to dinner after Netanyahu stands up to him, with a “I’ll be handy if you change your mind” invite…

How is that not a snub, again?

Our administration is Chock Full of fools.
I can’t wait until November.

Mar 28, 2010 12:03am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Izzzy wrote:

LMBO @ Axelrod. Another sad creature making excuses for the rude, egomaniac Obamao. Just like brown nose Gibbs. Ya’ll are a disgrace.

A “working meeting” and it is only 2 hrs long? “We have a deep, abiding interest in Israel’s security.” I just bet “the Muslim at heart” really gives a crap about Israel. So far, he has managed to tick off most of our allies. Who is next?

Mar 28, 2010 12:07am EDT  --  Report as abuse
ljfromkansas wrote:

If Obama thinks he can brow beat and run over PM Netanyahu over the East Jerusalem issue like he did the blue dog democrats over ObamaCare, he might get his eyes opened as I believe PM Netanyahu is better allied with someone not of this world than Obama is. I don’t care what Hot Rod Axelrod says on CNN.

Mar 28, 2010 12:35am EDT  --  Report as abuse

And while Palestinians are now jigging at Obama’s recent treatment of Bibi Net and the Jewish people they want to annihilate, lest we forget Russia is frothing at the mouth to cut off oil to and chomp on Eastern Europe cause the Bamster abandoned Poland/Czechs and wants to go nukeless – Putin can’t wait to b-slap our dear President… again.

China is emboldened by the Big O’s lack of conviction on Taiwan and by how he sent the Dalai Lama out with the trash.

Iran is on the verge of helping terrorists build nuclear testing sites in Manhattan because of the Holy One’s unwillingness to confront evil – yes GWB, we do miss you already.

And finally Kim Jong-il might trade in his Jack Lalane style pantsuit for a nuclear submariner’s uniform as he targets S. Korean ships, while our gutless wonder of a commander in chief stands idly by.

All because everyone knows Our Dear Leader, BHO the Great Premature Capitulator, can’t be trusted to stand with U.S. allies or protect our interests abroad, ever. No honor, no respect, no strength. The only time he shows any muscle is when he bends us over to shove a new fiasco down our unwilling

Like I said, with friends like Obama, who needs enemies?

Mar 28, 2010 12:37am EDT  --  Report as abuse

Good thing Michelle O is a fellow socialist or she might be flexing those shapely arms as the “shanty maid” in Barry’s uncle’s humble abode. No loyalty, no courage, no honor.

Mar 28, 2010 12:38am EDT  --  Report as abuse

If David said it, it must be true!

Mar 29, 2010 1:03am EDT  --  Report as abuse
GrannyRob wrote:

If Netanyahu is as smart as I think he is, he was the one doing the “snubbing!”

Mar 29, 2010 1:33am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Mahakala wrote:

Axlerod lies just like his boss. We have a bunch of anti-Semites in the white House.

Mar 29, 2010 1:50am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Moodybloo wrote:

Axelrod is a liar just like his boss

Mar 29, 2010 3:07am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Jim-in-HCMC wrote:

We can always count on Mr. Axelrod to tell the truth, and if he says that Obama did not “snub” Prime Minister Netanyahu, who am I to argue? Anyway, “snub” is too polite a term to describe the treatment Prime Minister Netanyahu received from the President. As the American voter has learned (to his/her dismay) President Obama does not “snub” people. He moons them.

Mar 29, 2010 3:17am EDT  --  Report as abuse
mickrussom wrote:

Axelrod, shut up you corpulent STUPID traitor rat. You will be jailed one day as the criminal treasonist you are. Rat commie vermin.

Mar 29, 2010 3:56am EDT  --  Report as abuse
rowley wrote:

Excuses, Excuses, Excuses don’t erase the facts.
Facts are facts.
Lies are Lies.
Excuses are unacceptable.
We are playing with the ignition of a nuclear reaction from a succession of proliferating nuclear nations.
Disarming ourselves to appease Russia and dispersing and engaging our Military thinly leaves us vulnerable.
Are we stripping ourselves defenseless, senseless with nothing to protect ourselves?
Are we alienating allies and encouraging foes?

Mar 29, 2010 5:01am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Cowboy1957 wrote:

Get the log out of your own eye before you get a splinter out of your neighbors. How about a settlement freeze in the occupied Native American tribal lands?

Mar 29, 2010 6:45am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Curmdugeon10 wrote:

In other news, Mr. Axelrod noted Mr. Obama had indeed cured cancer earlier in the year, but was waiting to announce his accomplishments until closer to the election. He also stated that there simply was no truth to the rumours that Mr. Obama continues to smoke cigarettes.

Mar 29, 2010 7:04am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Moodybloo wrote:

Axelrod lies just like his boss.

Mar 29, 2010 7:56am EDT  --  Report as abuse

Reuters – why are no comments showing? Many have been submitted.

Mar 29, 2010 8:08am EDT  --  Report as abuse


Let’s play a game of diplomatic politics. Where etiquette, finesse, well couched specific words and appearances are everything ~ No photo’s, no Rose garden meeting, and he leaves the dinner … it strongly appears’ he doesn’t know normal manners, diplomatic etiquette, and the finer points of getting to the bottom line of negotiations … not the first time for this naive bumbling leader …

Mar 29, 2010 8:26am EDT  --  Report as abuse
hempstead1944 wrote:

Axelrod needs to look up the definition of “snub”. Someone get scooter a dictionary…..

Mar 29, 2010 8:33am EDT  --  Report as abuse
heyrober wrote:

Mr. Axelrod, instead of trying to convince Americans that the Big O did not snub Prime Minister Netanyahu, you need to explain it to the Israelis. Israel and Prime Minister Netanyahu are the ones who felt like they were treated like distant relatives wanting to borrow the family car. We all believe you, the Big O and especially CNN when told that “This was a working meeting among friends” and how the Big O has a deep and abiding respect for Israel. LOL :-)

Mar 29, 2010 8:37am EDT  --  Report as abuse
theidel wrote:

Yeah, right…

After a few days of seeing how many people in the U.S. support Israel over the radical Arab (most all) countries, the Obama is attempting to reposition.

This guy needs to go and take all of his Chicago “hacks” with him. This country doesn’t need his brand of government or politics. The country has not be this divided in my memory and cannot be blamed on the mythical “right wing radicals”.

The attempt to brand the Tea Party activists as right-wing radical is popular to both Republican and Democrat professionals since the movement scares the hell out of them. It threatens their monopoly on the debate.

Mar 29, 2010 8:44am EDT  --  Report as abuse
RavviOli wrote:

If this is the way Obama treats friends, I sure don’t want to be one of his friends.

Mar 29, 2010 9:50am EDT  --  Report as abuse
msruth wrote:

This is a surprising article. Obama’s discourteous treatment of Prime Minister Netanyahu was reported here and abroad and Axelrod wants us to believe “Obama did not snub” him??? A head of state has never been treated so badly here. Does Alexrod guess we just don’t think and blindly agree to whatever he or the administration says?

Wow, this administration underestimates the amazing nature of the American people.

Mar 29, 2010 11:25am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Dan12345 wrote:

So what? they did it to the VP.

well if they are mad, they should turn down $3 billions in hand out, then we can talk about who snub whom!

Mar 29, 2010 4:37pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Earl1 wrote:

Hopefully we can STOP Osama before he does MORE damage to the USA !!!
Impeach the S*B !!1

Mar 29, 2010 5:57pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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