March 3, 2009, - 10:47 am

Bush Was No Different: Barack & Europe’s Zillions for Gaza v. Zilch for Nations Who Threw Off Communism

By Debbie Schlussel
For a couple of weeks, I’ve been getting e-mails from readers and others upset over the $900 million Barack Obama is giving the Palestinians, with correspondents asking me why I haven’t written in protest about it.
To those readers and e-mailers I ask, where were you for the billions we gave them under Bush and Condi Clueless? This isn’t new. It’s more of the same. To be fair, many readers in the later Bush years (after two elections in which they voted for the guy and told me how great he was, but wasn’t) did finally realize that on this issue the Republicans in the White House weren’t different than the Democrats. But I notice that the cries and protests are louder now.
To those, I ask, “why”? Why was it okay to prop these people up for the last eight years? These barbarians, these savages. Why was it okay for Bush to hold Israel back from responding to the homicide bombings of 2001, while he sucked up to the Muslim compatriots here? Why was Israel pressured into giving up Gaza and many portions of Judea and Samaria? And where were your protests when Saint Sarahmessiah praised this baloney at the debate with Joe Biden? Did you hold her feet to the fire? No. Many of you blindly cheered her on and want her to become President.


Gazillions for Them: Hillary/Barack Continue the Condi/Bush Trend

And as long as you continue to do this, why do you ask more of the Democrats–ask from the Democrats that which you simply haven’t demanded from the Republicans? That’s one of the things I admire about American Muslims and liberals: they demand everything and whine and cajole whether it’s their guy in power or “our” guy. On our side of things, we often, instead, say, “Our guy, right or wrong.” I got a lot of this on Bush post-9/11, when I asked why we were in an “anti-terrorism” coalition with Sudan.
For daring to ask this, I had ignoramus Salem radio talk show host Mike Gallagher speak all day long on his show about how I’m a Jew and how I should be strapped to a missile into Afghanistan. For daring to ask this, Gallagher question my patriotism and that of my parents, whom he also stressed are Jews. Our patriotism? Mike Gallagher, who’s never done anything for this country but sit at a desk, eat, and talk through a microphone, versus my dad who was drafted and served during Vietnam and for several years in the U.S. military. Right after 9/11, this Gallagher cretin urged on his website for listeners to send me death threats. And with his show-long discussions of how I’m a Jew and how I should die, I got e-mails with the same anti-Semitic death threats.
That passed, and people woke up to the real Bush, eventually, though they didn’t do much to demand change from him on this issue.
For daring to ask and to criticize those on “our” side, I’ve now come under fire yet again with vile attacks, many of them obscene and anti-Semitic from the Sarahmessiah crowd. The same people are the ones who now ask why Obama is sending nearly $1 billion, when they didn’t ask so loudly or, many of them, even at all, for the last eight years, as George W. and Condi Clueless sent several billion and brought us to this point. They had eight years and they blew it. And now they’ve set the standard for Barack and Hillary to continue the downward spiralling course of amputating Israel and funding the cancer being amputated. You simply can’t expect from Obama that which you didn’t expect from Bush (and could have gotten, had you been as vocal with “your guy”).
Like George W-messiah worship passed, so too will this. But still, you must demand the same on aid to Gaza from ALL Presidents, as in “Don’t send it.” We gave gazillions to rebuild Gaza, and Hezbollah-conrolled South Lebanon–post-Hezbollah war, and to UNRWA . . . all under Bush, to the silence of most alleged conservatives. Do you recall the Bush corporations set up with hundreds of millions to bail out Palestinian mortgages and to help Palestinians start businesses? I complained about them here. Conservatives did . . . nothing.
Remember, Hillary and Barack didn’t invent the conferences to raise money for the Palestinians and other uncivilized Muslims. That was a trend started by Condi Clueless and the even more clueless George W. We could have protested louder to stop the trend then. Now, it’s too late. We are howling at the wind, a wind who campaigned on doing this and is now doing it.
And then there are the Eastern European nations who either fought or finally threw off the yoke of Communism. They are essentially our allies in the cold war and countries we should help now to avoid them being taken over by Islamic extremism (while we don’t try so hard to avoid the same, ourselves).
But instead, they are getting no money, while the Republicastan of Gaza and the related fiefdom of Munich Massacrestan, headed by Mahmoud Abbas in the Palestinian Authority, are getting $5.2 billion, far more than the $2.8 billion the Great Palestinian Unwashed sought.
The contrast is stark. As the Wall Street Journal reported yeseterday, European Union leaders rejected a call by Hungary to bailout the Eastern Europe Bloc.
But Angie Merkel and her fellow Eurotrash are joining Barack and Hillary in donating gazillions to barbarians nowhere near their borders.
And that’s the bottom line:
Throw off the yoke of Communism and become Westernized, zero bucks.
Throw off respective HAMAS and Fatah rivals off buildings and kill Jews and Westerners, priceless.
But we’ll give you $5.2 billion–including $900 million from the Bush/Condi-primed and Barack/Hillary-ready Americans–as a start.
Reward our enemies, screw our friends. Not the kind of thinking Machievelli was exactly rooting for.

24 Responses

Thank you for telling the truth.

rickster on March 3, 2009 at 11:27 am

Where oh where was every one when Billy the Rapist COKE HEAD Clinton gave the $80M to HAMAS – PLO – YASSAR ARAFAT ?

Johnny V on March 3, 2009 at 11:29 am

This Gallagher idiot cant be sued for defamation?
You are definitely a magnet for a–holes because of your pointed conservative opinions and ease with which you communicate them. Libtards and morons are always going to hate you. Your fans, however, love the honesty, integrity, passion and local flavor you bring. Stay strong.

samurai on March 3, 2009 at 11:32 am

I was wondering the same thing, Debbie. I’m also wondering why some Jewish leaders are surprised to see Hillary Clinton isn’t the friend of Israel she claimed to be.
I got a fine hint of the real Hillary Clinton last fall when President Ahmadinijad visited the UN. Jewish groups organized a protest. Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin were invited to speak to the rally.
Hillary Clinton canceled her appearance because Palin was invited.
Here six million Jews sit in the bullseye of nuclear annihilation from Iran and Hillary Clinton put her own political ambition and partisanship ahead of six million Jews. Now Jewish leaders are “shocked” at Sec. Clinton’s behavior.
You are correct of course to note that the present course of action is hardly different than the Bush Administration’s. Is there anyone left who thinks the Bush Administration’s pressuring Israel to leave Gaza in 2005 has been a diplomatic success?
While everybody was falling all over themselves to pledge aid to Gaza, HAMAS made sure to fire a few rockets and mortar rounds into Israel just to remind everyone who’s boss. The conference did not pause for a second.
I wonder if donor countries really think they’ll ever have to pay out the aid they’ve pledged knowing that whatever goes into Gaza will ultimately be destroyed by a war that won’t end.

There is NO Santa Claus on March 3, 2009 at 11:33 am

Excellent post.
As to “reward our enemies, screw our friends,” this has been US policy since FDR and probably earlier.
Bay of Pigs ring a bell?
Too bad that nothing on the political scene has changed much since Joe Stalin’s cult of personality. I must admit that it is a bit amusing to see all these “intellectuals” on the Left toady so incessantly to Obama.
In theory, they should have higher IQ’s than the Sarah-messiah folks. I would allow that Palin looked good compared to a fossil and political hack like McCain, but that’s about it. Maybe we can convince Frank Keating to get back into politics, or do a gravitas transplant on Jindal.

Red Ryder on March 3, 2009 at 11:34 am

Debbie, you’re right about it. The Democrats’ suckup to Islamists simply continues a Bush policy. Conservatives have lost the right to complain about it when they didn’t oppose it when they could have stopped it. Now its too little, too late. As for the West undermining its friends its been doing that for a long time. 9/11 which was supposed to have changed everything in reality changed nothing at all.

NormanF on March 3, 2009 at 11:52 am

Well said, Debbie, all of it.

arius on March 3, 2009 at 12:07 pm

What is Debbie is pointing out is blind partisan loyalty leads to hypocrisy. If a policy is wrong such as pressuring Israel to commit suicide and arming and funding the terrorists who seek to destroy her – it should be wrong no matter who is President.
Its not an issue of “our guy” vs “their guy.” It should be an issue of principle.
When people have the same standard of Republican and Democratic Presidents can they say we should support Israel and help her resist those who are sworn not just to destroy her but the West as well. Until they do, its just going to keep getting worse.

NormanF on March 3, 2009 at 12:11 pm

No doubt the 2nd term of the Bush adminstration
was a complete disaster (I voted for him b/c I feared Kerry more), however I predict that Obama is going to make Bush seem like Teddy Roosevelt/Abraham Lincoln/George Washington in comparison. Small comfort.

Ripper on March 3, 2009 at 12:22 pm

A sportswriter a few years ago (2001) named Mike Lupica of The New York Daily News wrote on the topic of eternal malcontent Gary Sheffield’s demand to be traded to the Mets from the Dodgers (after Sheffield threatened to not give his best effort for the Dodgers on the field, Sheff felt under paid and disrespected making $10 million a year from L.A.). He mentioned that Mets fans that applauded that were essentially hypocrites and referred to it as “their bum, our guy”. Lupica is way too liberal for me but he was spot-on with that one.

Ripper on March 3, 2009 at 12:27 pm

Thank you for remaining true to principles and truth. I’ve always loved your honesty.

Rocky on March 3, 2009 at 12:48 pm

This is especially poignant given the fact that some of these former communist regimes, including Poland (and given what happened to the Jews in Poland even after the holocaust I am usually not supportive of that country, I am here), sent troops to fight in Iraq when some of our supposed “allies” refused to.
I also have another comment on this (slightly off topic but I believe it is relevant). The aid being raised for Gaza (or what is left of it after it has been embezzled or used to support terrorism) will be a total waste if Israel goes in to Gaza again and destroys infrastructure this aid paid for.
Does anyone really think the Obama administration would be sponsoring this conference if there was a chance the money would be wasted? This despite the fact that missiles from Gaza into Israel have reached pre-Operation Cast Lead levels?

i_am_me on March 3, 2009 at 12:57 pm

Obama Signs Presidential Determination Allowing Palestinians Loyal to Hamas to Resettle In US ???
CRACK HEAD, MAC DADDY, Illegal President Barack Obama has signed an executive order presidential determination allowing hundreds of thousands of Palestinians to resettle in the United States. Sure, what can go wrong when we allow hundreds of thousands of people who have been, as Mark Steyn memorably described, “marinated” in a “sick death cult,” who voted for Hamas, and 55% of whom support suicide bombings live here and at the American taxpayers’ expense:
By executive order, President Barack Obama has ordered the expenditure of $20.3 million in migration assistance to the Palestinian refugees and conflict victims in Gaza.
The “presidential determination” which allows hundreds of thousands of Palestinians with ties to Hamas to resettle in the United States was signed on January 27 and appeared in the Federal Register on February 4. Obama’s decision, according to the Register, was necessitated by “the urgent refugee and migration needs” of the “victims.”
Few on Capitol Hill took note that the order provides a free ticket replete with housing and food allowances to individuals who have displayed their overwhelming support of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) in the parliamentary election of January 2006.
Let’s review some of Barack Obama’s most recent actions since he was inaugurated a little more than two weeks ago:
* His first call to any head of state as president was to Mahmoud Abbas, leader of Fatah party in the Palestinian territory.
* His first one on one interview with any news organization was with Al Arabia television.
* He ordered Guantanamo Bay closed and all military trials of detainees halted.
* He ordered all overseas CIA interrogation centers closed.
* He withdrew all charges against the masterminds behind the USS Cole and 9/11.
* Today we learn that he is allowing hundreds of thousands of Palestinian refuges to move to and live in the US at American taxpayer expense.
Anyone else see a pattern here?
Is he on drugs, well yes he is a crack pipe smoking user, who has been let loose with a blank check to do as he pleases. BHO, BHO needs to go.

Johnny V on March 3, 2009 at 1:55 pm

CRACK HEAD, MAC DADDY, Illegal President Barack Obama has signed an executive order presidential determination allowing hundreds of thousands of Palestinians to resettle in the United States.
Johnny, see Debbie’s story:

John Steele on March 3, 2009 at 3:46 pm

It seems like Eastern Europe always gets sacrificed by opportunistic ‘great’ powers eager to appease Communists and Muslim fanatics. It happened in WW II, and it is again happening. We learned today that the US (bi-partisan as far as I can tell) will give up the idea of a defense shield for Eastern Europe (against Muslims and Russians) if the Russians ‘help’ convince Iran not to go nuclear. This is a two-fer. The US helps weaken Eastern Europe by withdrawing the sheid and simultaneously helps Russia weaken Eastern Europe, among others, by aiding Iran in developing nuclear power.
Of course part of the reason they get away from this is the generational legacy of dumbing down, but it looks like the US and European elites have just decided to rely on short-term holding actions; they just want to preserve something of the status quo for the few years they’re around, and who cares about our country in a generation or two?
We are close to a tipping point, where the decline of Western civilization will become irreversable, and our great traditions will only be passed along through underground or semi-underground channels. We are close to this already in some media outlets and college campuses, and are drawing ever closer on a national basis.

c f on March 3, 2009 at 4:29 pm

Mike Gallagher urged readers to send you death threats? And this guy is still gainfully employed? Do you have any links? That’s incredible. I always thought Gallagher to be an inarticulate buffoon, an embarrassing lightweight for conservatives, but to think he’d stoop to promoting death threats is beyond the pale. Guess I can’t even think of him as a decent person now.

spiffo on March 3, 2009 at 5:46 pm

Debbie is absolutely right ! I am from “Eastern”
Europe ( Latvia ) and growing up always heard from my elders that we were screwed by FDR. But
it was hard to get the new generation to believe that. Now it has come back in the “Son of FDR”
Obama and another Raw Deal for Eastern Europe and
the USA !

Hawkins on March 3, 2009 at 7:06 pm

I did object to Bush’s actions. I did object to Condi Clueless. However:
1. Blogs didn’t exist at that time.
2. We weren’t in a recession/depression at that time.
3. Obama’s gift is part of a larger and more vicious anti-Israel policy.

barrypopik on March 3, 2009 at 8:10 pm

Ms Schlussel: You TOTALLY get it on this issue: Your “buddy” Sean Hannity and his buddy “Bill Bennett” always seem to want to cover up Bush’s sins while excoriating Obama for doing the exact same thing. (Okay: Obama always seems to trump Bush by being even worse, but, really, as you say, what is the difference, when it comes to principles? None.) In so many ways, as talk radio host Michael Savage often points out: Bush set things up for Obama. While Obama is an out and out leftist by the things that he actually SAYS and DOES, Bush on the other hand was more often than not a de facto Leftist in so many instances by the things which he FAILED to say and do — and basically loaded the bases for Obama to come in and bat clean-up.

gunjam on March 3, 2009 at 10:23 pm

Yes, you’re right. I hate to agree with the far left loons on anything, but George W. Bush made plenty of mistakes.
My man in 2008 (in 2000 and 2004 there was hardly a choice) was Duncan Hunter. His foreign policy experience is sorely needed now. He would have been great on the Middle East and Mexico trouble spots.

barrypopik on March 4, 2009 at 1:35 am

And of course there is a bipartisan consensus pressuring Israel to make concession after concession to terrorism. This consensus has existed back at least through 1948; before that, the dominant political opinion was anti-Zionism, but there were a few political Zionists, so it wasn’t quite a consensus. It got worse as the years developed.
Palin is part of this consensus, but she is very, very far from being alone. Maybe if someone like Tom Tancredo had won —
The lack of any politician of either party elected to high office consistently calling for us to leave the UN is another problem. The UN is symbolic of support to terrorism, dictatorship and repression all over the world. At least the League of Nations disbanded after a while; the League couldn’t oppose Germany, but the UN actually supports all the terrorists, and the US supports the UN.
Even if Hussein withdraws from Durban II — which hasn’t clearly happened yet; — the US is still part of the UN.

c f on March 4, 2009 at 2:55 am

From Rush Limbaugh (who will be silenced within one year, mark my words):
However, my friend, while they’re not happy in the UK they are ecstatic in Gaza as the Obama administration has announced $900 million in aid to Hamas. “No, Rush, it’s not Hamas, it’s people in Gaza that have been attacked unfairly.” By the way, where are we getting this $900 million for Gaza? What about Vallejo, California, they could use it. You think the terrorists that run that little strip of land are just going to be content with it showing up as rice cookers and so forth in the homes of citizens of Gaza? Mrs. Clinton comes out today and says we happen to believe that moving forward towards a two-state solution is in Israel’s best interests. No, it’s not. Wake up, folks.

barrypopik on March 4, 2009 at 3:38 am

Great article, many great comments, thanks for your unique and honest perspective, this blog is a treasure, too bad if people are offended by the truth…

Perfected Democrat on March 4, 2009 at 10:33 am

I may find the vast majority of your personal stances to be abominable, but I’m glad you’re in the 1% of Conservatives who recognize this kind of hypocrisy…or even understand how hypocrisy is defined or spelled.

scythemantis on March 28, 2009 at 5:26 am

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