Schumer in March 2010 Speech: "I am the guardian of Israel..."
ORIGINAL POST FOLLOWS THIS QUICK ADDED LATE - 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 he is a guardian of anything as he says, need I remind him that he is a guardian of and for America and all Americans, and not for Israel and all Jews. 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 was offended by those remarks and implication of his words. It must be always: America and Americans first, the rest follows that imperative!!..
The way he is now backstabbing the President at this early stage of the Iranian nuclear framework talk the way he is underscores my contention that maybe he needs to leave the Senate along with Harry Reid.