Schumer in March 2010 Speech: "I am the guardian of Israel..."
Second Update: More on the Schumer backstabbing of the President and his undermining of the Iranian nuclear framework process from Talking Points Memo here:
However, the bigger and more key question is "… how hard Schumer will push his Democratic colleagues to stand with him against the White House on a grave matter encompassing war and peace.”
The Coker proposed legislation right now has 66 Senate supporters — which is one vote shy of a veto-proof 67 majority — including 12 Democrats, some of whom have qualified their support. Schumer's office wouldn't discuss his internal role in the matter but other Senate Democratic aides close to the Iran debate said he could be important.
One DEM aide said about Schumer: “I think he votes for the tough Iran measures that the White House won't love. A no vote would be a really hard for him.”
Another DEM aide said: “It's just counter to who he represents and to his history. And I don't think being the Democratic leader-in-waiting changes that, but I think he's crafty enough that if there were Democrats on the fence, will he make them feel like they can vote no if he's voting yes? Maybe. I think it'll come down to how close you are to 67.”
His “history of who he support?” - ha … well, let’s review for he has said repeatedly that he is (in his words, not mine): “[….] a Guardian of Israel as long as I’m in the Senate.”
That is a direct slap in the face of Mr. Obama plus a dangerous path for him to be on. Schumer is a United States senator from New York, not a guardian of Israel.
It is painfully obvious to anyone that Schumer is defending Israel at all costs, no matter the outcome or reason to include potentially world peace in the ME if in fact Iran can be stopped from producing a nuclear weapon of any kind... defending Israel in time of war or turmoil it right and just - this approach by Schumer is wrong and unjust!!
If Schumer persists in this stance by being a "Guardian of Israel" and to hell with diplomacy, then he deserves to be challenged for reelection and in fact, deserves to lose his seat on this paramount important issue, plus a few other key issues. That challenger might very well be me since I feel so strongly about this issue and his very demeaning and simply wrong approach.
In short, the way Schumer is backstabbing the President at this early stage of the Iranian nuclear framework talk the way he is underscores my contention that he needs to leave the Senate along with Harry Reid, and the sooner the better.
First UPDATE: Clip here from MSNBC (about 10 minutes) .... folks this is getting serious and I think not in a positive direction ... decide for yourself (link is here). And, also here from MSNBC (later clip specifically about Mr. Schumer)
Original post starts from here: I know his intent in the March 2010 AIPAC speech, but Mr. Schumer: You are not the guardian of Israel ... you are the guardian of the United States and New York State.
At that AIPAC conference on March 23, 2010 in New York, in his concluding remarks:
He addressed the AIPAC crowd and he did not disappoint the crowd, urging backing for legislation that would immediately impose sanctions on
Iran. He the noted that his name is a derivative of the Hebrew “shomer - or guardian of Israel,” and then he concluded by pledging to guard the security of the Jews and Israel as the while he was in the Senate.
He also said that God, himself, had deputized him to be
's man in the Senate and concluding in his own words: “You know, my name comes from the word Shomer: Guardian, watcher. My ancestors were guardians of the ghetto wall in Chortkov. And I believe Hashem [Orthodox word for God] actually gave me that name for that reason. One of my roles, very important in the United States senate, is to be a Shomer -- to be the “Shomer Yisrael” GUARDIAN OF ISRAEL, and I will continue to be that with every bone in my body ... as long as I’m the United States Senate.” Israel
President Obama view, has stated congress has a role, adding: “My hope is that we can find something that allows Congress to express itself but does not encroach on traditional presidential prerogatives.”
Schumer released a statement saying that Congress should get behind legislation proposed by Republican Bob Corker that would give Congress approval power on a deal.
He said in part: “This is a very serious issue that deserves careful consideration, and I expect to have a classified briefing in the near future. I strongly believe Congress should have the right to disapprove any agreement and I support the Corker bill which would allow that to occur.”
Flashback to 2013: Schumer expressed his disappointment in a deal reached then about their nuclear program. At the time, he said, “The disproportionately of this agreement makes it more likely that Democrats and Republicans will join together and pass additional sanctions when we return in December.”
Three points: (1) Schumer is a media hog and will attack any topic with or with rational thought and who stays in office with a ton of Wall Street money, (2) he does not deserve to be the Senate DEM leader, period, and (3) if the final agreement were a treaty, then yes, the Senate would be involved to ratify it or not, but not this type of a deal. Schumer should know better.
Finally, if Schumer is a guardian of anything as he says, then need I remind him that he is a guardian of and for the United States and all Americans and all of New York, and not for Israel. He surely can support them, yes as our main ally in the ME, but that he is not his primary duty to be a guardian for them the way he described his role in the Senate.
I have been offended by those remarks and implications of his words.
No matter what, it must always be: America and Americans first, then rest of the world. That is 100% imperative!!..
Related Topics: The situation from the BBC