Every Tuesday, the Council nominates some of the slimiest, most despicable characters in public life for some deed of evil, cowardice or corruption they’ve performed. Then we vote to single out one particular Weasel for special mention, to whom we award the statuette of shame, our special, 100% plastic Golden Weasel. This week’s nominees were all truly slime-worthy and disgusting, but in the end the unanimous winner was… the envelope please…
White House Chief Of Staff And Israel Basher Denis McDonough!
JoshuaPundit: Well, yah gets yer orders and yah follows ‘em, but even cops and football players say ‘no’ sometimes. But not at the Obama White House, nossir!
McDonough’s orders were to front for the president and amplify his childish tantrum after all those millions of dollars and ACORN-style campaigning complete with Chicago-style vote buying by his favorite operatives wasn’t enough to defeat Benyamin Netanyahu in the Israeli elections.
Obama and his friends even tried to pull the race card on Bibi because he had the temerity to tell the Israeli public what was going on, that Arab voters known to belong to factions hostile to Israel (the Parties on the so-called Arab List) were being bussed in to vote Labor for lunch and a hundred shekels funded by foreign sources.
And to be realistic about saying that there was no possibility now of a two-state solution with Abbas’s rejectionism and Fatah’s alliance with Hamas in the mix.
So what was McDonough’s assignment? To be President Obama’s surrogate at the far left group J-Street’s national conference and bash Israel as part of Obama’s amen chorus, McDonough followed through like a real champ, denouncing Netanyahu, what he called ‘Israel’s 50-year occupation’ and pimped for that mythical two state solution along the indefensible pre-67 lines, including dividing Jerusalem.
And he also did a fair amount of pimping for the president’s non-existent, non-binding super dooper Iran Nukes deal and of course spent some time bashing Republicans. It all got a big standing O from the Jay Streeters, After all, why wouldn’t they? The group was formed and funded by Obama and George Soros to provide cover for the Regime’s anti-Israel stance.
I really don’t mind folks like McDonough or even our president spouting this bilge. What annoys me most is when they try to insist they’re ‘pro-Israel’ and that ‘they’re only interested in Israel ‘s security,’ that making a nukes deal with people like the Iranians is anything but appeasement and an invitation to another Holocaust.
That’s where the weaselness comes in, the outright lies and pretending. Anyone with any common sense knows that they know they’re lying. McDonough wasn’t alone, but he did his bit for the Regime this week, and I think he ought to be commended for it.
As I’ve said before, this award condemns weaselness. Denis McDonough started on his path to this award many years ago.
He came to public life as an adviser to the far Left senator and tax cheat Tom Daschele, who was, shall we say, not exactly pro-Israel. Understandable of course since Daschele himself was a protege’ of vociferously anti-Israel Senator James Abourezk. Afterwards, Daschele went to work for the radical Left wing Soros funded think tank, The Center For American Progress. Daschele hired McDonough at the CAP as a ‘senior fellow.’
McDonough actually became involved as part of Obama’s minions as a senior foreign policy adviser during the Bamster’s first term, so obviously his views and those of the president really jibed on Israel. His promotion to White House Chief of Staff isn’t exactly a foreign policy post, but no doubt McDonough was happy to help bash Israel for his boss.
Again, the weaselness comes not from whatever he believes, but from the deliberate lies, the repetition of things he has to know are untrue. And his avid willingness to do so.
Here’s your weasel, sir. Oh, the engraving on the Weasel? That’s Hebrew and we had it done especially for you. אידיוט is a well known Hebrew phrase of endearment and respect, they tell me…
Well, there it is!
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