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  •  Yeah.. I don't see that either (the legislation (4+ / 0-)

    angle).

    "'Touch it dude' - President Barack Obama"

    by volleyboy1 on Thu Jan 24, 2013 at 12:55:40 PM PST

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    •  Bibi looks to be playing Lapid. (1+ / 0-)
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      But that puts him & Likud at risk of losing out on defining a coalition. Trying to do the LibDem trick on Lapid is very risky here.

      Lapid gets verbal commitments, sure. Then the way to play it back is to insist on seeing Bibi's promises in writing. What else ???

      Bibi is like Dick Cheney.

      Greed with two legs.

      Also, putting it simply, he has cashed in on his brother for decades. If Entebbe hadn't happened, no way he would have become leader of Likud.

      Now if Bibi fails -- which will happen if Lapid insists on written assurances -- he is in big trouble.

      A center-left coalition with Labor is barely possible. Only if Bibi botches the negotiations. Plays Lapid, then can't back it up in writing.

      "Have you left no sense of decency, sir, at long last?" Army Attorney to Sen. McCarthy, 1954. "We have done nothing to be ashamed of. We have nothing to apologize for." NRA 12/14/2012.

      by bontemps2012 on Thu Jan 24, 2013 at 03:21:44 PM PST

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      •  I agree in general with this.... (1+ / 0-)
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        I totally agree with your "Put it in writing" commentary as well. I don't know if I would compare Netanyahu to Darth Cheney. Cheney is sort of an evil master mind... Bibi is more like Mittens or McCain.

        I agree he would be in big trouble if Lapid holds out for written assurances... at the same time, Labor and the Left can't pull together a coalition either.

        If Lapid plays this right... he can really effect change. The question is.. Can Lapid play this right or will he sink in the ever widening Bibi pool of bullshit and send Yesh Atid to rest on the bottom with the old Labor Party AND Kadima?

        "'Touch it dude' - President Barack Obama"

        by volleyboy1 on Thu Jan 24, 2013 at 03:52:04 PM PST

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        •  Mitt Romney is every bit as evil (0+ / 0-)

          as Cheney.

          Google [ romney leola anderson ]

          White Horse Prophecy madness....

          "Have you left no sense of decency, sir, at long last?" Army Attorney to Sen. McCarthy, 1954. "We have done nothing to be ashamed of. We have nothing to apologize for." NRA 12/14/2012.

          by bontemps2012 on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 05:57:24 AM PST

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