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Monday, October 27, 2008

Tsippi is Glowing and The Country is Groaning

What came first the chicken or the egg?

Did Tsippi see a poll that her heading Kadima could do better than Bibi's Likud, and then she told Shas to $%$%&# it? Or did she
go up in the poll after she sent Shas home empty-handed?

I forced myself to watch the TV broadcast of the
Knesset session which declared that there will be elections this winter. It was nasty.

Peres, who's President was totally Loony-Left Political. He said that making peace should include painful sacrifices. He sounded like he was doing PR for some Sado-Masochist club. Sorry Charley, but peace isn't supposed to be painful. If it hurts, it's not peace!

Dalia Itzik claimed that "everyone" wants a National Unity Government. I don't. She didn't ask me. But then again, she doesn't care what I think.

Peres, Itzik and Tsippi were blaming these "unwanted elections" on everyone. They may not want elections, but I do, not that I have anyone to vote for.
Bibi playing for the "center," that empty hole in the bagel, mentioned that he would protect Jerusalem and didn't want to go back to the pre-1967 Six Days War borders, but the areas he mentioned as important for Israel didn't include Judea and Samaria.

It seems like it will be a two party (there aren't direct elections for Prime Minister) fight. Labor under Reign of Terror Barak isn't popular. I wonder if it's "him," or do people remember the terrorism during his term as PM or has Kadima taken over their constituency?

The worst of it all was that it was so clear from all of the words that nothing important to me is important to them. They all speak in their "everybody" language, but I'm not part of those groups.

Even though the Israeli Media and most politicians range from Radical Loony-Left to Meaning Well-Left and Faux Center-Leaning Left, I'm firmly in The People and Land of Israel First and Indivisible. I haven't heard any politician with that message. I'm not giving up and not giving in.

I honestly and firmly believe that the amcha, your typical Israeli, the Israeli version of "Middle America," actually relate more to what I believe. The problem is that many are vulnerable to the media and want to be like what the broadcasters tell them to be. I wish I had a way of talking to them.

We are a special people and have one small piece of Land. If we give parts of that Land to our enemies, they will attack us, but like the Arab terrorists who are now in Gush Katif. It's not like putting in the wrong number in your cell phone, you just erase and go back a step. Every time we gave the Arabs more sovereignty, guns and Land they've used it against us. It's idiotic (and possibly psychotic) to think that they're about to change.

I feel like I'm locked in an insane asylum, the only sane one, imprisoned by maniacs.

As much as I want new elections, I dread them, too.


goyisherebbe said...

The process of bringing the country back to sanity is going to take either time or the quick trauma of the eclipse of America. Tsippi will not win this election. Bibi will get in and blow it. Obama will get elected and, as Caroline Glick recently pointed out, be rapidly tested by the terrorists and terror states of the world. We'll have to see who is running and vote for whoever sends the message of Eretz Yisrael with no compromise. That includes even someone like Baruch Marzel even if he doesn't get in. Such a vote is not more "wasted" than a vote for someone who gets in and doesn't do what we wanted him to do, like the Likud (Licouldn't) or Mafdal (dal = poor).

Aaron K. said...

1. Re the poll that Livni has pulled ahead of Netanyahu, is this the same poll that reported her 8 points ahead of Mafuz? (Ms. Clean isn't so clean after all)

2. Re the establishment of an Arab state in the Land of Israel, in his comments made at this year's Azkara for Zeev Jabotinsky in NY, Mishe Aaron stated that unlike Kadimah, Israel under Likud will retain all of Y-m and not return to the '67 lines; Israel will determine where the border will be.
If one carefully reads between the lines, he is saying that Likud is not opposed to a reduced Palestinian state.

Batya said...

goyish' interesting. It looks like we'll need those bomb-proof umbrellas.

I don't know whom to vote for. Nobody is campaigning for my vote.

aaron k, It looks like tsippi cheated in the Kadima primary and Mofaz was bought off and didn't protest. He was probably reminded that it would destroy the party and give Bibi the country.

Who knows what tricks they have up their bloody sleeves.

Anonymous said...

1.I second goyisherebbe's proposition to vote for Baruch Marzel. Last time round he would have got in, if all those who were scared 'lest he does not make it' would have voted without fear.
2.Bibi is the most dangerous candidate in this election - 'Only the Likud can' (1) close Arutz 7 (2) expel Jews. Remember where Bibi 'the great orator' was up to two days before the expulsion from Gush Katif. Ironically a Barak government with a paper-thin majority obtained by slimy deals is better than a overconfident Bibi with a huge majority of 'our' votes, to do what he wants with them.
3. The most urgent task now is to tell 'our' public don't vote Bibi!

Batya said...

You mess up the Feiglin people by not voting Bibi, since it's party not personal.

Anonymous said...

Question is if there is any likelihood that Feiglin (whom I really like) will ever be given real power in a Likud government, or will he only be used to attract 'Eretz Israel' voters, so that Bibi (with a huge Likud vote) can then do what he wants - maybe even form a coalition government with Barak? Remember that it is Bibi and not Feiglin who calls the shots in the Likud, irrespective of whether Feiglin's ideology is closer to the'authentic Likud'.

Batya said...

So far Feiglin's being more abused than used by Likud. But considering how he insulted everyone when he joined instead of developing working relationships, building trust and "kiruv" on imporant matters... That's why I don't respect Feiglin.