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Dick Morris: Obama Punishing Israel for Daring to Re-elect Bibi

By    |   Friday, 20 Mar 2015 12:44 PM

President Barack Obama's "absurd" statement that the U.S. may reassess its relationship with Israel was a punitive reaction to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's re-election, political pundit Dick Morris said Friday on Newsmax TV's "America's Forum."

"It's the only democracy in the Middle East, it's been our strongest and most loyal ally, and it's like the cancer doctor saying he's going to reassess whether he's going to continue to handle this patient," said Morris.

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"Israel needs us, they're in the middle of a very difficult situation, and this is totally an act of ego on Obama's part. How dare Netanyahu get re-elected after I sent my campaign team to savage him, after I got the Democratic Party to not go to Congress to insult him as hard as I could and after I refused to meet with him when he came to Washington, and you have the audacity to re-elect him? I'm going to punish you, Israel. The wrath of the Old Testament God is going to descend on you, named Obama."

On the eve of the Israeli elections, Netanyahu said he opposed a two-state solution with the Palestinians, though he has since clarified that he would favor it if the Palestinians stop attacking the Jewish state.

The two-state solution was "imposed" on Israel at the Oslo conference in 1992, Morris said.

"A nation at the border should not be hands on your throat, and it's the same thing with Iran," he said. "When you behave yourself, you can have a bomb if you need it. When you behave yourself, you can have your own state. But every inch that Israel has ever given, the Arabs in Gaza or in the West Bank has just become a sight for rocket launchers."

Morris, author of the book "Power Grab," also weighed in on remarks by the president this week that the U.S. should consider mandatory voting.

"They've tried the carrot, now they're going to try the stick, but they realize that they'll never control Congress unless they can get their people to vote and the fact that their people could care less about it," he said, referring to Democrats. "They've tried to have early voting, mail voting, online voting, now they're looking at mandatory voting. How about offering them something which impels them to vote?"

A long-time political consultant, Morris offered some advice to 2016 presidential candidates who may have skeletons in the closet: put them in the public domain now.

He was specifically referring to Florida Sen. Marco Rubio's ties to former Florida Rep. David Rivera, who has been the subject of an investigation into a campaign finance scheme, as well as reports that when he was speaker of the Florida House of Representatives, Rubio charged a lot of personal expenses on a credit card issued by the Republican Party.

"He should be given the benefit of the doubt … but voters should know about that and consider it," Morris said.

Ditto for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the scandal over her use of a private email server to conduct official government business.

"What she needs to do is turn over the damn server," advised Morris. "Eventually, every single email of those is going to be in the public domain, and she should've known that when she wrote them. You can't erase them, you can't obliterate them from the ultimate company that sent it, and a congressional subpoena will produce it."

If classified material is discovered in the emails, Clinton could face criminal charges, leaving the Democrats without a presidential candidate, Morris said.

"What's going to happen to the Democratic Party five months before the election? Their presidential candidate gets indicted? The Democrats are nuts not to have an understudy warming up."

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President Barack Obama's "absurd" statement that the U.S. may reassess its relationship with Israel was a punitive reaction to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's re-election, political pundit Dick Morris said Friday on Newsmax TV's "America's Forum."
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