Senate Democrats Block Urgent Israel Aid

 

Did you know this? Not if you get your news from NBCABCCBSNYTWAPOMSNBCCNN…

I have become a more and more frequent listener to Ted Cruz’s podcast “Verdict” and have just learned from that excellent source not only about a very important vote taken in the Senate Wednesday but also a good bit about the procedural hoops the Senate Republicans had to jump through to make it happen.

This post will briefly discuss that vote — on a House bill that afforded Israel much-needed emergency military funding, paid for by eliminating the lunatic Democrat plan to hire an additional 87,000 IRS agents to harass and intimidate the American people — but also the fact that not a single major media outlet reported on the vote as it was not part of the approved pro-Democrat narrative.

I refer you to the Cruz podcast for a detailed discussion of exactly how this vote went down. Discussions can also be found herehere, and here. The upshot is that, on the very day of the 300,000 strong showing in DC at the Stand with Israel rally, every single Democrat voted against the badly needed assistance apparently on orders from Schumer, that self-proclaimed champion of Israel in the Senate and, of course, Biden in one of his few sentient moments that day.

In other words, every single Democrat up for re-election voted against helping Israel in their time of need, proving how, to these Marxists who call themselves the political party formerly known as the Democrat Party, party always comes first, way ahead of their Nation and, especially at this time in history, way ahead of the survival of one of our two closest allies on the face of the Earth.

As if that was not despicable enough, as Cruz noted on his podcast, not one single major, “woke” corporate media outlet reported the vote, enabling all these Senators to cast that vote against Israel with full confidence that the news of that vote will never get to the mass of their voters and thus will not hurt their re-election prospects with their Jewish constituents. Which prompts the following question.

Just how stupid do they think the American electorate really is? We all know the depressing answer to that question and it is not a pretty sight. However, have they forgotten the pesky fact that many, if not most, citizens have access to enormous, solid, reliable sources of news other than NBCABCCBSNYTWAPOMSNBCCNN?

Thus, I am doing my tiny, nay infinitesimal, part to get the news out to just a few citizens so that perhaps, if enough citizens do this, some of those voters will be wise to this con game and send all those “Honourable” members of “The World’s Most Exclusive Club” back to trying to make an honest living for a change.

Incidentally, to prove that I did what I thought was my due diligence, I searched to see how many major media outlets had published news of this vote — two days ago. You will not be surprised that the result of my search was exactly: zero.

I will finish with the same question. I am starting to complete all my discussions these days — can our Republic survive another full year of this open, blatant Marxist “administration?”

The jury is definitely still out on that one.

God help us.

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  1. Bob Thompson Member
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    Jim George:

    As if that was not despicable enough, as Cruz noted on his podcast, not one single major, “woke”, corporate media outlet reported the vote, enabling all these Senators to cast that vote against Israel with full confidence that the news of that vote will never get to the mass of their voters and thus will not hurt their re-election prospects with their Jewish constituents. Which prompts the following question.

    Just how stupid do they think the American electorate really is?

    The Jewish constituents may not be as ill-informed as others in the electorate.

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  2. The Reticulator Member
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    Jim George: I will finish with the same question I am starting to complete all my discussions these days- can our Republic survive another full year of this open, blatant Marxist “administration”?

    I have no idea. Like the Soviet Union, it will keep on trucking until it ends.  So will I.  

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  3. DonG (CAGW is a Scam) Coolidge
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    What makes the aid urgent?   I have not anything about what is in the proposed aid package. 

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  4. Jim George Member
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    DonG (CAGW is a Scam) (View Comment):

    What makes the aid urgent? I have not anything about what is in the proposed aid package.

    Assuming you meant “I have not heard anything about what is in the proposed aid package”, that was one of the two main points I tried to make in the post– and the postscript to that is you’re not likely to hear anything about it either. It is spelled out in the NY Post article linked as well the other two sources linked. 

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  5. Jim George Member
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    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Jim George: I will finish with the same question I am starting to complete all my discussions these days- can our Republic survive another full year of this open, blatant Marxist “administration”?

    I have no idea. Like the Soviet Union, it will keep on trucking until it ends. So will I.

    “.. never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.” 

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  6. DonG (CAGW is a Scam) Coolidge
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    Jim George (View Comment):

    DonG (CAGW is a Scam) (View Comment):

    What makes the aid urgent? I have not anything about what is in the proposed aid package.

    Assuming you meant “I have not heard anything about what is in the proposed aid package”, that was one of the two main points I tried to make in the post– and the postscript to that is you’re not likely to hear anything about it either. It is spelled out in the NY Post article linked as well the other two sources linked.

    The second link had some details.  It mostly looks like giving “store credit” to various US weapons makers for defensive systems (40% offensive).   Anti-missile systems, while very expensive, are a good way to prevent escalation.

     

    Ensures American military readiness by providing $4.4 billion to replenish domestic defense stockpiles.
    Bolsters Israel’s defensive capabilities and stockpiles of munitions critical to its continued efforts, specifically by providing:

    $4 billion to replenish Iron Dome and David’s Sling missile defense systems.
    $3.5 billion in Foreign Military Financing for the procurement of advanced weapons systems and defense articles and services.
    $1.2 billion for the continued development of the Iron Beam system to counter short-range threats.
    $1 billion to support artillery and munitions production.

    Supports US personnel and citizens by providing:

    $150 million for an enhanced security presence at the US Embassy.
    $50 million for the evacuation of US citizens.

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  7. Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patriot) Member
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    I’m very happy about the funding bill passed by House Republicans, because I don’t want us funding Israel’s war, any more than I want us funding Ukraine’s war.  Thus, the action of the House Republicans in cutting IRS funding as a condition of providing war funds to Israel is favorable for my preferred policy outcome, as the IRS cut is a poison pill that the Democrats in the Senate are unlikely to pass, and that President Biden is unlikely to sign even if it did pass the Senate.

    You all do understand that the IRS cut was a poison pill for Democrats, right?

    It is fascinating, to me, to see people who are so very strongly pro-Israel objecting not to the Republicans in the House placing such a contentious condition on war funding for Israel, but rather objecting to the predictable action of the Democrat-controlled Senate in rejecting that House bill.

    My short-term optimism over the situation in Israel and Gaza is increasing.  The pressure on Israel to back off is becoming overwhelming, with a Security Council resolution passing last week calling for a humanitarian pause.  Political reality is asserting itself, and I suspect that Israel has another week or two to finish up its massacre of civilians in Gaza, and will then have to stop.

    If the funding bill is delayed until then, there’s a decent chance that it won’t be passed at all, as it will no longer be viewed as necessary.  This will be favorable from a fiscal point of view.

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  8. DonG (CAGW is a Scam) Coolidge
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    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):
    If the funding bill is delayed until then, there’s a decent chance that it won’t be passed at all, as it will no longer be viewed as necessary. 

    First, it is already unnecessary.  The items in the funding bill are for defense against Hezbollah, who seem to be sitting this one out.  However, it will eventually get passed, because lobbyists want it passed.  It will probably get lumped in with reconstruction money for Palestinian villages.

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  9. WI Con Member
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    I’m perfectly comfortable in attaching strings to this funding (reduction in IRS funding). If the Democrats want to play games or not compromise with the package the House passed, then so be it. 

    Happy to support/replenish Israeli efforts but that will require concessions with the Democrats in the Senate here. Our Jewish friends can lobby Leftist Senators for those concessions. 

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  10. TBA Coolidge
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    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):

    I’m very happy about the funding bill passed by House Republicans, because I don’t want us funding Israel’s war, any more than I want us funding Ukraine’s war. Thus, the action of the House Republicans in cutting IRS funding as a condition of providing war funds to Israel is favorable for my preferred policy outcome, as the IRS cut is a poison pill that the Democrats in the Senate are unlikely to pass, and that President Biden is unlikely to sign even if it did pass the Senate.

    You all do understand that the IRS cut was a poison pill for Democrats, right?

    It is fascinating, to me, to see people who are so very strongly pro-Israel objecting not to the Republicans in the House placing such a contentious condition on war funding for Israel, but rather objecting to the predictable action of the Democrat-controlled Senate in rejecting that House bill.

    My short-term optimism over the situation in Israel and Gaza is increasing. The pressure on Israel to back off is becoming overwhelming, with a Security Council resolution passing last week calling for a humanitarian pause. Political reality is asserting itself, and I suspect that Israel has another week or two to finish up its massacre of civilians in Gaza, and will then have to stop.

    If the funding bill is delayed until then, there’s a decent chance that it won’t be passed at all, as it will no longer be viewed as necessary. This will be favorable from a fiscal point of view.

    IRS cut? 

    You mean the removal of some of the IRS expansion? 

    The subtraction of an increase in government employees that the taxpayers have to fund? 

    A reduction in government? 

    That’s a ‘poison pill’? 

    I don’t think pills are sufficient, I think we need a massive injection into their IV line. 

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  11. DonG (CAGW is a Scam) Coolidge
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    TBA (View Comment):

    That’s a ‘poison pill’? 

    I don’t think pills are sufficient, I think we need a massive injection into their IV line. 

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