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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Why Is Bibi Saving Barak?

As I've written before, Ehud Barak is not very popular nowadays.  I was cynically joking when I wrote in a comment here that he'll end up joining the Likud, but now that seems to be the deal that he and Bibi have cooked up.
"...until it gets stuck without enough voters to make the minimum cut... unless he joins Likud as a faction before the next elections."
Hat tip:IMRA polls show that Barak really hasn't a chance to get elected on his own. 
26 [27] Likud
26 [28] Kadima
14 [15] Yisrael Beiteinu
10 [11] Shas
08 [13] Labor without Barak
02 [---] Ehud Barak Party

Bibi has been filling/stuffing Likud with all sorts of non-Likudniks to try to push out Moshe Feiglin's Manhigut Yehudit (Jewish Leadership) crowd and others who are more Right and pro-Land of Israel for Jews nationalist.  That's one of the reasons they haven't been pulling ahead of Kadima in the polls.  In actuality, Binyamin Netanyahu's Likud is just getting more and more similar to Kadima.  His bringing in all the opportunists has diluted what little ideology the Likud MK's once had.  There aren't too many Ruby Rivlins left in active Likud politics.  He just adds some symbolic flavoring, rather than dominating that once ideological party.

Now don't forget that the numbers in this poll only add up to sixty-six (66) Knesset seats, unless my addition is off.  That means that fifty-four (54) seats aren't listed.  I'd be curious as to the predictions for the religious and Right.  I'm also pretty sure that if Bibi adds Barak to Likud he'd lose more voters than he'd gain.


Rob Muchnick said...

Bibi is saving Barak because they both wish to rip out the biblical heart of Israel from the state of Israel and hand it to the enemy.

This is so because they are both globalists, and this is required of them by their masters.

This is why Bibi ripped Feiglin off the Likud's knesset list even though he knew it would cost Likud many seats, and almost cost Bibi the election.

Nothing else makes sense.

Hadassa said...

For decades the Likud has been stricken with a debilitating disease called leftwingitis. Apparently part of the cause is lack of adherence to the Torah and it appears to be incurable, although a cure may yet, be developed, G-d willing.

Batya said...

It's hard to accept.