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At the Jerusalem Embassy opening ceremony: 15 GOP office-holders, 0 Democrats
May 15th, 2018 at 2:48pm
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At the Jerusalem Embassy opening ceremony: 15 GOP office-holders, 0 Democrats

By: Richard Baehr
May 15, 2018

Ten Republican congressmen, four Republican senators, and one Republican governor flew to Jerusalem for the ceremony opening the American embassy.  There were no elected officials representing the Democratic Party.  They could have come if they had chosen to, but they either opposed the embassy move or thought they would face backlash from progressive Israel-haters who now have all the energy in the party and would go after them for supporting any Trump decision.

Joe Lieberman nailed it about the lack of elected Democrats at the event: "That's a mistake. [Alan] Dershowitz and I are representing the real Democratic Party."

He is right.  Many of us did not leave the Democratic Party.  The party left us.


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Re: At the Jerusalem Embassy opening ceremony: 15 GOP office-holders, 0 Democrats
Reply #1 - May 15th, 2018 at 3:17pm
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At least one democrat is on record saying he asked to be included in the official US delegation, and was turned down.

Nice bit of PR work there -- 86 the democrats and then take a photo op, blinking in the sun and asking "where are all the democrats?"
  

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Reply #2 - May 15th, 2018 at 7:12pm
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At least one democrat is on record saying he asked to be included in the official US delegation, and was turned down.

Nice bit of PR work there -- 86 the democrats and then take a photo op, blinking in the sun and asking "where are all the democrats?"


Who was it?
  



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Reply #3 - May 15th, 2018 at 7:34pm
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Republicans scolded Democrats for their absence; Democrats said they weren’t invited. “I would have loved to have participated in this historic and moving embassy dedication,” Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.), who supported the embassy move, said in a statement. “Despite reaching out to the administration, I was not invited to be a part of the official American delegation.”

https://www.sltrib.com/opinion/commentary/2018/05/15/dana-milbank-nothing-says-p...

  

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forgotten centrist wrote on May 15th, 2018 at 7:34pm:
Republicans scolded Democrats for their absence; Democrats said they weren’t invited. “I would have loved to have participated in this historic and moving embassy dedication,” Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.), who supported the embassy move, said in a statement. “Despite reaching out to the administration, I was not invited to be a part of the official American delegation.”

https://www.sltrib.com/opinion/commentary/2018/05/15/dana-milbank-nothing-says-p...



That's a bit vague though, isn't it? "Reaching out to the administration" can mean many things. Did he actually ask someone with the power to grant his request, "May I please go with this delegation?" As far as that goes, did he reach out to the Israelis? If not, why not?
  



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Reply #5 - May 15th, 2018 at 7:58pm
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Lot of disagreement about who was or was not invited - see here.

All this really points to is that - as I stated in the other thread - this was and is about nothing more than US domestic politics. Nothing else (such as the peace process, impact on the region generally) mattered.
  
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At the Jerusalem Embassy opening ceremony: 15 GOP office-holders, 0 Democrats, 60 dead Palestinians

Trump's got blood on his tiny hands
  

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Ulysses wrote on May 15th, 2018 at 8:51pm:
At the Jerusalem Embassy opening ceremony: 15 GOP office-holders, 0 Democrats, 60 dead Palestinians

Trump's got blood on his tiny hands


And Ivanka and Jared standing there with plastic grins on their faces.  Why wasn't Trump there, or at least his secretary of state?

The optics are bad.  Usually Kushner is cagy enough to avoid dangerous optics like this and go hit the ski slopes with the wife and kids.  60 dead in rioting just as we announce a big "peace" move.  Basically, we are giving up on being an honest broker in the arab-israeli dispute.  Though it is arguable that we haven't played that role since Clinton and Rabin did their thing.
  

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Ulysses wrote on May 15th, 2018 at 8:51pm:
At the Jerusalem Embassy opening ceremony: 15 GOP office-holders, 0 Democrats, 60 dead Palestinians

Trump's got blood on his tiny hands

60 dead for being punks. That wasn't a peaceful protest. Plus some dumb bitch brought her baby to the violent protest and is now dead. She should be brought up on charges.
Whats done is done, and the embassy isn't going to run away.

Just like here. Get a life, protesters.
  

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Re: At the Jerusalem Embassy opening ceremony: 15 GOP office-holders, 0 Democrats
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Ulysses wrote on May 15th, 2018 at 8:51pm:
At the Jerusalem Embassy opening ceremony: 15 GOP office-holders, 0 Democrats, 60 dead Palestinians

Trump's got blood on his tiny hands


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You are wrong, wrong, and wrong. The Muslim savages brought it on themselves, so, .. don't blame it on the move to Jerusalem!   Sad   

There is NO such thing as a Palestinian. They are either Jordanians, Syrians, or Lebanese.  Cheesy

Get it, .. or continue to believe Yasser Arafat's 50 year-old lie!
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