Romney says “confusing and troubling” that Obama refusing to meet with Netanyahu

I’m glad Romney is stepping up on this and I suspect Obama will change his mind and meet with Netanyahu in a highly publicized setting:

TIMES OF ISRAEL – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney criticized US President Barack Obama Friday for not planning to meet in person with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu next week, calling the decision “confusing and troubling.”

Romney said at a New York fundraiser that Israel is America’s “closest ally” and “best friend in the Middle East.” He urged Obama to meet with Netanyahu surrounding the start of United Nations General Assembly meetings later this month.

The White House has denied published reports that Obama had rejected Netanyahu’s request for a meeting with the president in Washington next week, saying no such request was made or rejected.

The White House said Obama and Netanyahu spoke for an hour Tuesday night and reaffirmed their countries’ commitment to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.

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  • FreeManWalking

    Romney should say it is NO BIG DEAL this is just 0b0 holding true to the party platform.

  • AlCashier

    the WH is spinning and lying, obama flatly rejected Bibi because he hates him, obama will be partying with rappers and sitting on letterman’s lap instead, but what else is new.

    • Army_Pilot1967

      And don’t forget that obama is meeting with the president of the muslim brotherhood at the UN Headquarters!!!! Let’s see, he snubs Netanyahu, but makes time to meet with the muslim brotherhood. obama has his priorities all scewed up!!!!!! Man, if that doesn’t bother Jews around the world, nothing will. How did we end up with such a loser as president???? Oh, never mind.

      • Sober_Thinking

        Spot on with that observation… that alone should scare the snot out of freedom-loving Americans everywhere.

      • WordsFailMe

        I didn’t think it was an actual meeting. I thought Obama was dating the egyptian guy.

        • Army_Pilot1967

          LOL……thanks for the chuckle! I needed that.

  • Romney: “confusing and troubling.” I think “a National disgrace and completely disrespectful to the leadership and people of one of our major allies” would have been better. He needs to ramp it up now. Also suggesting he meet with Netanyahu should he desire it wouldn’t hurt him whatsoever. Show leadership, and shame the pretender in empty suit is the order of the day. Romney needs to stop being “Mr. Nice Guy” or he’s going to nice guy himself and this country into a lost election.

    • las1

      Agreed. Romney’s milquetoast responses are a real turn off. Like you say he needs to ramp it up into the red zone and dog Obama’s every act and statement like white on rice and contrast zero with truth straight up… no rocks.

      Gotta tell you… Romney’s pseudo-presidential nice guy squinting into the headlights is a real turn off. What’s it going to take for him to really get a fire under his ass, and wake up and realize America is on fire and all hands are needed on deck. Aargh… so frustrating.

      • I think he’s so scared of putting his foot in his mouth, that his staff have pretty much told him to say as little as possible.

        In these times! It’s ok for him to get angry and show some genuine emotion. Leave the “looking presidential” to the actors on TV.. Just BE Presidential!

    • E. Lee Zimmerman

      Amen, Whitewolf. Mitt’s gotta take the gloves off. Couldn’t agree more.

      • tvlgds

        Mittens needs to take his cues from Allen West and say it like it is, no matter how “offended” terrorist/liberal groups might be! The PC crap is what’s destroying our country!

  • wodiej

    Of course the WH is lying about it. Just long enough for obama to set up a quick meeting.

  • MiketheMarine

    Wanna know why I believe Maobama is a muslim?

    • wodiej

      because he said he is?

      • MiketheMarine

        Taqqiya, my Brother. He is bound by his faith to lie to us.

        • E. Lee Zimmerman

          And that’s a great debate point, Mike. Everyone knows Showbama’s been lying about [email protected] near everything.

    • las1

      I’m waiting there Mike… let us have it.

      [edit] Bingo… you said it.

      • MiketheMarine

        Plus, Mao said, in Cairo in 09 that he would stand with the muslims and, every year during ramadan Mao wears no jewelry as evidenced by television. Muslim are forbidden from wearing jewelry during ramadan and because Mao was schooled in a madrassa most of his life and he won’t meet with Netenyahu and he has invited the muslim brotherhood to the white house and he no longer posts Marines at embassies in the caliphate.

        Did I get most of the salient points, Brother?

        • ding! ding! ding! ding! ding!

          We have a WINNER!

        • E. Lee Zimmerman

          Semper Fi, you brave conspiracist, you. I’ll stand with you when the masses come for you. It’ll be our own li’l Alamo.

          • MiketheMarine

            I’d have you stand by me in a NY second, my Friend. Most, anybody here, that goes for you too.

        • Nukeman60

          Now, now Mike. You know Obama has to clean his jewelry once a year. It just happens to fall on Ramadan. Nothing to see here, folks. Just move along (refer to his birth certificate for confirmation, lol).

        • las1


          More than close… plus a cigar.

          • MiketheMarine


  • Romney should of came out more forcefully here.

  • tvlgds

    Fortunately, Bibi knows Obummer will just try to feed him a crap sandwich!

  • poljunkie

    Yep, by the time the dust settles there will be a meeting, and the White House will say it was all just a big misunderstanding.

    • E. Lee Zimmerman

      I’m sure Jay Carney will have it all spelled out shortly, the li’l ginger douche. (I’ve heard that’s Jay’s Secret Service codename: Ginger Douche.)

  • E. Lee Zimmerman

    Garbage, Mitt. It’s called “cowardly.” Man up, dude. You’re on the way to the White House if this keeps up.

  • Sober_Thinking

    This is good and should be pounded home.

    Obama is an absolute liar… and no friend to Israel.

  • Nukeman60

    This is a win-win for Romney. If Obama refuses to meet with Bibi, there is a major ad coming out on that. If he finally does meets with Netanyahu, then it just looks political, the same as it did with New Orleans – a day late and a dollar short.

    Ya gotta love this. We can’t make this stuff up.

  • WordsFailMe

    Does Romney receive political consulting fees from Obama. Stop with the constructive criticism! You’re making Valerie The Wet Nurse look bad.

    (As if anything could worsen the look of that humpback troll.)

    • Jay

      That’s an insult to trolls. The mythical ones, not the interwebz pests.

  • Conservator1

    Has Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu or anyone in his administration publicly state that Obama hadn’t rejected a meeting? If so, I haven’t read it. My bet is this is just another lie by an Administration, unlike any prior, to continue its assault on Israel.

  • If I were Romney I would get Paul Ryan and hold a press conference and just blow my stack about this whole mess with the ME and the treatment of Netanyahu. It would electrify the electorate and tap into the energy, anger, and frustration people are feeling currently. We have dumped a lot of blood and treasure into the sh**hole known as the ME and it has been for naught.

  • What I wouldn’t give if Netanyahu opened up and said: “Obama and I have never spoken to me on the phone. The Administration has once again lied to us all”

    I don’t believe it one ioda that those two have ever talked earlier, since Obama spent most of his time bowing and kissing the feet of Morsi. And I agree, have Romney meet up with Netanyahu instead, he can get a fresh early start on what should be a nice, strong road back to alliance with Isreal.

  • Well I have said before….The Marxist hates Israel and identifies with the Arabs and Islamists!! But some dumb American Jews are clueless until they see Tehran the new capital of Israel!! Just pathetic!

  • I just can’t see friends of Israel really believing that Obama has Israel’s best interests at heart. I think Obama always saw Israel as the problem in the Middle East and never as the solution. We’ve seen this with Obama trying to suck up to every Islamist there is, hoping they would love him in return. So now we have the arab world in flames AND Israel doesn’t trust our own president. Now THAT is a hard trick to achieve, but Obama managed to do it. And this guy deserves another four years? No rational person should think so.

  • keyesforpres

    It’s not confusing Mitt….O hates Israel as much as he hates the US.

    • Jay

      Exactly what I was going to say. If we can see it, why can’t Mittens? This is scary.

  • hongryhawg

    Confusing and troubling? Confusing and troubling? If you plan to win this election, Mitt, get off the waahh waahh. You’re confusing and troubling if you stick to this line of attack. Wait a minute. That wasn’t a line of attack. It was merely confusing and troubling. WAKE UP!!!

  • Another nail in Obamas coffin. This is another example of Obama throwing Israel under the bus.

  • LiberalBoycotter

    Don’t let Romney try and disparage Barry, keep Romney out of the fray, keep on looking and being Presidential. No holds barred for the Super PACS they should blast Barry with as many negative ads as possible against Barry. Barry, is an easy target, as he has no records except what he has done to try and destroy America. I would go with who is Barry, and show the people he has been associated with his entire life, cause many people don’t know who he is, as he has spent millions of dollars trying to keep his life a secret.

  • kong1967

    It’s disgusting how we have such an incompetent President that it takes his challenger to tell him how to do his job before he jumps and does it. But I don’t think Obama’s going to jump this time. No matter what he says it’s obvious he hates Israel and I think he’s just trying to squeak by until the elections without it blowing up in his face. He’s not going to make it. Netanyahu will push his buttons.

    “Excuse me, jackass. We do have a world crisis over here so put your damned golf clubs away and park the tour bus”.

    Of course, he won’t say it exactly like that.