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Our Border And Israel’s Two Front War: With Hamas And The White House

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My Monday Washington Examiner column treats the latest round of Keystone Cop leadership within the House GOP on the border security bill.

Quick: Did the law passed by House authorize, fund and benchmark the construction of 1,000 miles of double-sided fencing with a road between the two sides?  5000 miles?  250?  50?  What did it do?  Do you know?  If you don’t the Caucus failed in its first job, which is to communicate what it is about.  It failed.  Again.  Thus the column.

The good news for the GOP is that the president is such bad news for Israel, America’s truest friend in the world and the only democracy in the world’s most volatile region.  Today President Obama took the eye off the GOP’s confusion by dispatching his last remaining “senior advisor” in any meaningful sense –Valerie Jarrett– to Sunday show land to hammer Israel with a comment that can only be understood to assert that Israel is intentionally killing innocent children.  Blood libel, in other words.  Is she unaware of what she did and the nature of her charge?  Perhaps.  She isn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer and this president is surrounded by dull blades of all sorts.  But to say the U.S. cannot “condone” killing of innocent children is to argue that Israel is killing innocent children in a way that could be avoided.  No other way to read it.  She slammed Israel as a war crimes-committing country as opposed to the terrorist organization Hamas which is using the children as shields and props.  Quick: Where is MSM that should be asking Hillary and every Democratic senator standing for re-election in November for a reaction to the most virulently anti-Israel blast coming out of a White House since, when, 1956?

Obama’s numbers are plummeting, a result of his politically lethal combination of hubris, endless gabbing about nonsense, a fourth string staff, a hapless Secretary of State and a risible SecDef, as well as a Vice President who must be kept on ice most of the time.  Ukraine is in flames, as is the Mideast, and Hillary’s the next big thing?  The November Republican wave is swelling.  Imagine how large it could be if the GOP articulated a plan for its two years in control of the Hill during the lamest of duck seasons?  More on that soon.

Mark Larson fills in for me Monday as I travel home from vacation.  Always good to let a Democrat have the mic on the day before I get back.  Thanks to him, Ed Morrissey, Jamie Weinstein and of course the A Team of non-producers who have held down the fort while I have been away.


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