Voters Overwhelmingly Say Boehner Shouldn’t Have Invited Netanyahu Without Telling Obama

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The displease with the way Republicans invited Netanyahu without consulting President Obama has not diminished. A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll found that by a margin of 48%-30% American voters disapproved of Republicans inviting a foreign leader to speak without telling the president.

According to The Wall Street Journal:

Nearly half of American voters think that Republican lawmakers should not have invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to a joint session of Congress without first notifying President Barack Obama, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News survey finds.

Some 48% of registered voters said they disapproved of inviting another leader to speak without first checking with the president, while 30% said congressional Republicans should have done so. Just over a fifth said they didn’t know enough to say.

Netanyahu tried to spin his way out of the conspiracy with Boehner gone wrong during his AIPAC speech today, “My speech is not intended to show any disrespect to President Obama or the esteemed office that he holds. I have great respect for both.”

If the Israeli Prime Minister respected the president, he would have consulted Obama before he accepted the invitation to address Congress. The Netanyahu visit was so poorly handled by both the Prime Minister and Speaker of the House John Boehner that they have turned his speech into a purely partisan affair. Voters aren’t buying what Boehner and Netanyahu are selling.

The speech is an issue that is not blowing over. Democrats who will be attending Netanyahu’s speech to Congress have been working under the assumption that the controversy would quickly forgotten, but years of Republican disrespect of this president were embodied by Boehner’s invitation to Netanyahu.

Voters are correctly blaming Boehner and the Republicans for disrespecting the president. By playing partisan politics with a U.S./Israel relationship, Boehner and Netanyahu took a moment that they hoped would be a humiliating defeat for the president and turned into another self-inflicted wound for the Republican Party.

Netanyahu’s speech is another Republican failure in their perpetual campaign to disrespect President Obama.

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58 Replies to “Voters Overwhelmingly Say Boehner Shouldn’t Have Invited Netanyahu Without Telling Obama”

  1. Americans need to stand together in insisting on punishment for Jon Boehner as a traitor to America and its allies and overreach of the position he holds.

  2. I once again asked Senator Casey to walk out when Mr. Netanyahu steps to the podium. Mr. Boehner will most likely go down as the worst Speaker Of The House in history. I would hope the Israelis vote him out in two weeks. Instead of looking for peace, he instead builds more settlements showing he has no interest in peace with the Palestinians.

  3. Republicans have proven overwhelmingly that they don’t give a rat’s ass about what voters want…even those who are gullible enough to vote for them. I hope Bebe loses his bid for king of Israel.

  4. The Justice Department really should investigate Boehner for violating the Logan Act. I’m sure they would be successful in prosecuting, and convicting Boehner for it.

  5. We expect Orange Guy to act like a petulant brat.
    It is his way.

    But we expect Bebe to act like an adult.
    He has the bomb, you know.
    Still, his intrusion tells us that he, too, is petulant…
    …but a petulant, arrogant ingrate.

    Bebe is not welcome in my country.
    I will accord Israel neither respect, nor good will,
    until Israel, as a nation, apologizes to my president,
    and to me and my fellow countrymen.

  6. I absolutely think we should initiate prosecution of Boehner. He has gotten away practically of treason thus far.

  7. Stfu bebe, Americans don’t need to stand together to bring down another American trying to bring peace and strength. There is a bigger picture here which John wants to help Netanyahu to send out to Congress, which is the nuclear threat of Iran. This worries me more than all this blatant and empty criticism of our politicians. Americans need to stand together to help each other. People should understand that Israel is one our best allies. With that being said we should support this speech also, hear what he has to tell us. People are so blind.

  8. Actions speak louder than words BiBi Netanyahu! Reporters need to communicate to the public a side by side comparison of what politicians say/or not say (Scott Walker) then do/or have done. Create a list, expose them through their actions.
    Action: BiBi- planned and excepted a invitation to speak to Congress behind Pres. Obamas back,( Breaking protocol ) therefore disrespecting the office and the people of United States, trying to interfere in US foreign-policy, disrupting talks with Iran.
    Words: BiBi- ” My speech is not intended to show any disrespect to President Obama or the esteemed office that he holds. I have great respect for both”.
    Well, not by your actions…..

  9. NO YOU STFU you ignorant little man. If you knew anything you would know that MOSSAD called that yahoo a liar about the so called nuclear threat from Iran. In the future read sometimes instead watching bullshit propaganda shows

  10. What do you expect from a coward who has to come in through the back door of diplomacy instead of the front? He is too much of a chicken shit to ask to talk to congress through proper channels because he knows he will get told to pack sand up his ass, as he should be considering what he did the last time he pulled this stunt.
    Imagine for one second the treatment our president (any of them) would get if he or she did this? Sneak in a country, disparage the head of that country, and get shunned by them on top of it. He or she would be vilified back home and rightly so.

  11. How do we know that the Mossads findings regarding an Iranian nuclear threat haven’t been fabricated? Mossad didn’t come out itself with such a report. I do read, I just don’t believe everything I read.

  12. Trying to bring down an American “trying to bring peace and strength”? Who do you think you are kidding.

    Boehner wants nothing more than to interrupt the talks between the U.S. and Iran. Why do you think he and “BiBi”, between themselves, cooked up this farce. It was done with malice aforethought.

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/24/obama-binyamin-netanyahu-congress-speech-boehner-leaks

    You need to pull your head out into the light and actually do some research before shooting off your comments.

  13. These spiteful Republicans have thrown the proverbial “Kitchen Sink” at Obama over the past six years in an attempt to discredit him, embarrass him, defeat him, demoralize him, and to piss him off, nothing worked…..now they intend to throw their “Friend” Republican Prime Minister from Israel at him. My bet is that this too will fail. The backlash will cost Netanyahu his position in Israel and Boehner will sink to lower lows and disrespect himself for this despicable display of Anti-Obamaism. He’s the PRESIDENT FOR GOD’S SAKE! Enough is enough fellas! Show some respect, don’t be fawning over other world leaders while giving your backs to our PRESIDENT. doesn’t LOOK GOOD WORLDWIDE.

  14. Good point Tony…. so many people don’t believe what they read, they only believe what they want and the truth has little purpose.

  15. Tony, boehner and netanyahu are trying to bring about peace and strength? That is laughable. Netanyahu want to bomb Iranian nuclear facilities. Does that sound like peaceful resolution to this situation?

    Can you imagine the outcome? It would not be peace.

    Everyone agrees that Israel is our ally, what is not agreed is how to deal with Iran.

  16. Of all the low-down dirty tricks and actions against this President that have never in history been done; aside from the obvious and blatant attempts to sabotage his presidency, nothing has been as disrespectful as Bohner inviting Netanyahu to lobby Congress to take action against Iran, undermining current talks and completely circumventing the president.
    Now, Bibi says he meant no disrespect to President Obama. B/S. He knows now and he is continuing with his goal to gut his peaceful Iran policy attempt. John Bohner definitely knew he was disrespecting the president; something the rephuglicans take great pleasure in.

  17. Israel is no ally of the United States. In the 80s it was caught spying and stealing military technology. With friends like Israel, who needs enemies.

  18. If by ‘our closest ally’, you mean ‘the one who bleeds us dry the most’ then yes, that is Israel. All Israel wants from us is support for its terrorist activities and money to fund its terrorist activities. And here we are welcoming this maniac onto our soil with open arms and letting him speak in front of our congress as if he’s not a war mongering psychopath. Of course he’s catering to the GOP – they’re the ones who would love to fund his baseless wars and killing sprees against the Palestinians, because they’re just as delusional and psychotic as he is.

  19. Boehner, this politician continues to be voted in by his constituents. He’s a trader, he’s on the Zionist payroll. He should be dragged down the capitol steps by his ankles and yes with his damn head bumping every step, by the US Marshalls for treason!!

  20. Jonathan Pollard, a Jewish US citizen who spied for Israel and caused the greatest damage to our intelligence agencies in history, including deaths and hundreds of billions of dollars in damaged systems which had to be replaced. That detestable spy remains in prison with a life sentence which Israel tries with every new President to have released but not even the most right wing Republican will do it because of the seriousness of the damage Jonathan Pollard caused to this country.

  21. In a way, it’s America’s fault for being submissive to this nanny state, Israel. America gives this country 3billion a year while her citizens are homeless. American Vets needing help, both medical and employment are left to fend for themselves while Israel get first priority. Israel is no friend of America yet America bend over backwards to kiss Israel’s ass at the expense of their own security and citizens.
    America has alienated the Arab world by their devotion to Israel.

  22. You have to take into account who those reporters you think should tell us the truth works for. And what so many of them are themselves. Do you think Chuck Todd who is Jewish and works for NBC has any interest in telling anything even close to the truth? Andrea Mitchell Greenspan cares about the truth? Look up each of the reporters one by one.
    Before any anti-Semitic nonsense. Jon Stewart is one of the few people on TV I would trust as far as I could throw one of ISRAEL’S nukes. And I like Rachael. I think she does a good job in the little hole she has. As does some of the others in the evenings. NBC is still their boss and we have seen what happens if they don’t do exactly what they are told. The whole phoney network finally just got too much for me to watch.
    In fact trying to think of a single News source I feel I can read an occasional truth is The Guardian.

  23. The New York Times
    Obama Meets With Israeli and Palestinian Leaders
    By JEFF ZELENY
    Published: July 24, 2008

    SDEROT, Israel — With a fanfare typically orchestrated for a visiting head of state, Senator Barack Obama dashed through a series of meetings with leaders on both sides of the Middle East conflict on Wednesday, pledging to protect Israel and prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons.

  24. Even if there’s a chance that talking would work, the chance that it wouldn’t is still too significant to risk. Not sure how you jumped straight to war or meth? The whole point is to avoid war (NUCLEAR war…not good for anyone, or the earth).
    PS-No one likes war. It’s an insulting cop out to enjoy the freedom/security that many died for (and many still risk their lives for) but then shirk the accompanying heavy heart that comes with that freedom/security (i.e. the knowledge of how much suffering went into obtaining it) by just saying you are anti-war (who isn’t). And if you don’t get that, let me spell it out for you: You wouldn’t be sitting around posting to websites and not worrying about getting shot for it if not for war (you probably wouldn’t even have a computer). Or maybe you agree with then IRANIAN President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad when in 2005 he said the Holocaust was a myth? Well I guess if it was real, Churchill could have just sat down with the Nazis and worked e…

  25. Even if there’s a chance that talking would work, the chance that it wouldn’t is still too significant to risk. Not sure how you jumped straight to war or meth? The whole point is to avoid war (NUCLEAR war…not good for anyone, or the earth).
    PS-No one likes war. It’s an insulting cop out to enjoy the freedom/security that many died for (and many still risk their lives for) but then shirk the accompanying heavy heart that comes with that freedom/security (i.e. the knowledge of how much suffering went into obtaining it) by just saying you are anti-war (who isn’t). And if you don’t get that, let me spell it out for you: You wouldn’t be sitting around posting to websites and not worrying about getting shot for it if not for war (you probably wouldn’t even have a computer). Or maybe you agree with then IRANIAN President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad when in 2005 he said the Holocaust was a myth? Well I guess if it was real, Churchill could have just sat down with the Nazis and worked e…

  26. Dummy I am a disabled veteran and for that bullshit about Mahmoud Ahmadinejad he was voted out of office. Yeah Iran do have elections and guess what? Even Jews are guaranteed a seat in their Parliament

  27. Get freaking real! The only thing Boehner wants to bring is Obama down. He couldn’t care about anything else. His number one goal is to make Obama a failure as president.

    Guess what. He’s failing. Miserably.

  28. You said: “People should understand that Israel is one our best allies,” why don’t you try to explain that to the families of the USS Liberty I’m sure they will find great comfort in your knowledge or lack of in Israel.

  29. Liars spread lies! Everyone knew what was taking place just those liberal progressive dems against anything but muzzism want to spread their heathenous evil lies [Snipped for pointless invective]

  30. Patricia Wrote: “Boehner wants nothing more than to interrupt the talks between the U.S. and Iran”

    There’s a word for that you know… It starts with a T and rhymes with “reason.”

  31. If the Israelis want someone to bomb Iran, then they should do it and see where it gets them. At least quit trying to get us to do their dirty work. For $9 million per DAY in U.S. aid, I think they can afford it.

  32. It’s just so appalling how some people in this country continues to so disrespect our President. They can do all of these things towards he and his family, but they could not do anything about him being elected twice. In all of my 55 years that I’ve been on this earth, have I witnessed so much blatant disrespect. This brings me to something that has always been taught to me, “What God has for you it is for you…” and there’s nothing or nobody can do about it.

  33. In truth, we are justified in asking if John Boehner loves our country. In fact, Ohio, which is the state he represents in Congress, has one of the worse unemployment rates in the nation. The debt owed by the state is one of the highest, and Ohio continues to lose large numbers of manufacturing jobs to outsourcing. Boehner has shown more respect to this foreign leader (Netanyahu), than he has to the duly elected President of the United States. How many jobs bills has Boehner and his band of thugs in congress written and passed? What are they doing to improve education, safety, and what are they doing to ensure the rights of the American People are protected? We all know the answers to those questions – and that’s why I do not believe Boehner is a patriot and in fact, just the opposite. No supposition, just based on his actions and lack of action on behalf of his constituents and our nation. He’s a disgrace as is the egomaniac Netanyahu. I didn’t vote for either of them!

  34. That would be great if someone would ask him that but do you really think the gobshites of bovine excrement would do it?

  35. I am a liberal and your comment does not define me in any way. I have no respect for those who lie to support their positions or who question the patriotism of citizens who don’t deserve it.

  36. Your comparisons do not apply to this issue. And, by the way, Republican President George Bush and his VP and cabinet seemed to like war because they embroiled our country into a war based on lies and greed. We know this without a doubt. Their deceit and destruction of Iraq’s government (for oil – we know now that they knew they were not involved with 9/11) opened up the way for the extremists to take a foothold and for maniac groups like ISIS to be emboldened. This is fact. Is there any doubt that if a world leader were invited to speak in the Knesset and laid down the path for Israel to follow regarding Palestine and bypassed a talk with Netanyahu that Netanyahu would be outraged. But, he has no problem disrespecting the President of OUR country. We should ALL be offended at the incompetent Boehner as well as the foreign leader who dictated to the USA what we should be doing. It’s a disgrace and I sincerely question the patriotism of any American who disagrees.

  37. why? why do the dirty work when they’ve always had America do the dirty work.
    America’s always itching to test out new weapons so why not do it?
    They muscled their way into our government and will probably force us to get into this war that has no benefit to us. Like all wars have no benefit to us.
    By us i mean the American people not Wall Street. Wall Street loves wars because the Zionists and their puppets own Wall Street and they love wars.

  38. Obama should place an executive ordered moratorium on sending annual financial aid to the tune of billions of dollars to Israel since as Netanyahu says they can now stand on their own and go it alone. Why after 66 years of the US financing the welfare of Israel do they require further financing. Maybe if some of that money were returned to the US then conservatives could find something worthwhile to do with it to benefit the American people.

  39. How exactly does not following protocol in order to deliberately embarrass the President of the United States so that a foreign leader can effectively sabotage and hijack US foreign policy in order to convince the US to go and invade Iran and bring “lasting peace” to the Middle East in the exact same way invading Iraq did?

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