Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Tsippi Cried For Kadima, But Didn't Care About Israeli Citizens Who Lost Their Homes, Businesses and Jobs Due to her Disengagement Policy

Sorry about the overlong title, but I'm too tired to think of a short clever one at this time of the night.

Many of the Israeli political parties have long histories that even predate the State.  Kadima is not in the hallowed club.  Actually Kadima has one of the most pathetic and embarrassing histories of any party in Israel's political history.  It was established by Likud MK's, led by Ariel Sharon and Ehud Olmert who had gone against the platform they were elected on, bulldozed Disengagement on Israel's shocked citizens and then established Kadima.

Nothing held them together more than blind ambition.  Tzachi Hanegbi proudly declared that it was a "supermarket" of opinions, offering whatever anyone wants to hear.

A year and a half ago, when Bibi Netanyahu spoke at the first International Jewish Bloggers Convention, he told us that his aim was to bring the Kadima MK's back to Likud, and now it seems like he's succeeding.  Tsippi Livne hasn't displayed the leadership skills needed to hold Kadima MK's.  Right, Left and Center, Kadima is falling apart at the seams.

Easy come, easy go.  Tsippi is stuck, having painted herself into a corner.  Let her stay there, all by her lonesome.

8 comments:

Keli Ata said...

Tzippi comes across as a heartless ice princess...at least in that 60 Minutes episode a while back. She had an "oh well" attitude when it came to the settlers being evicted. Even in a terribly biased program she didn't even make an attempt to show any concern.

Most politicians will at least pretend.

Not her, though.

JDL London Canada said...

Tzippi is like a little bird ... Let's hope she flies away ....

Batya said...

keli, jdl, yes she's some strange lady, no passion for anything but herself and Kadima.

Keli Ata said...

BTW JDL, I went to your blog page. Great to see there's a JDL presence in Ontario, just across the border from me.

Unknown said...

Tzippi is like Obama - It's all about me.

Batya said...

Sabba, good point.

Sammy Finkelman said...

Tsippy was able to hold Kadima together. Seven had to leave at the same time in order to take the money with them (An official faction requires 9 Knesset members, or 1/3 of a part whichever is less)

Netanyahu made an offer to have Kadima join the coalition but Tzippy was able to persuade her party to reject it because he didn't offer enough positions. they are holding out for more. Tzippy probably doesn't want to see this happen at all because in opposition Kadima would get more votes in the next election.

Batya said...

On one hand it was surprising that she pulled it off, but on the other it could be that they realized that they'd fail miserably in the next Likud primaries and their careers as MK's would be over. They prefer their sinking ship.