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Elizabeth Warren has gone on her first foreign trip to… Israel. Palestine and Jordan are thrown in as the fixins. Reported first by the Boston Globe, Warren’s jaunt took her to the rightwing prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whom she met Monday– even as the prime minister was doing his utmost to undermine any American deal with Iran. What kind of signal does that send to our State Department?

The road to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue runs through Jerusalem. Politico plays down the presidential speculation, but not the Jerusalem Post:

While there are two full years before the 2016 US presidential race, the parade of possible candidates to Israel began Monday afternoon in Jerusalem with a meeting between Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

You may remember that Warren refused to criticize Israel during the Gaza slaughter last summer. Progressives protested her hawkish views at an event she had in September. And watch Warren running away from a reporter at Netroots July 18 in the video below when he sought to ask her about all the civilians dying. What power does Israel have over Elizabeth Warren? This is a strict case of the power of the lobby, the big donors inside the Democratic Party, many of them liberal Zionists whom Obama also relied upon when he launched his coracle on the sea of national politics. Obama jokingly referred to three big J Street-affiliated donors as his “cabal.” 
For more on donors, read Anshel Pfeffer on that meeting of Haim Saban and Sheldon Adelson recently where they talked about buying the New York Times.

It was like a scene out of “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.” Two immensely wealthy Jews, key financiers of the main political parties of the world’s superpower, discussing how to wage war on the enemies of the Jews, and control the media and presidents. Only, instead of taking place at the dead of night in a Jewish cemetery in Prague, they were sitting on stage in a Washington, D.C. hotel conference room, in full view and making no attempt to hide their intentions.

You’d never see that in an American publication. No; here the emperor is fully clad. As William McGowan pointed out before I did.

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  1. pabelmont on November 25, 2014, 11:56 am

    Sickening. But as is often said, politics is the art of the possible.

    • Horizontal on November 25, 2014, 8:38 pm

      I think that’s been revised to the art of getting elected.

    • Ellen on November 26, 2014, 2:41 am

      Yes, it is sickening. But (and am so sorry to start with. “But…”) this is how the sad game of national US politics must be played. She entered this game and these are the rules.

      If she does not play this hand, the machine will destroy her with a viciousness of a rabid dog. And when it goes against a woman, they prey is just a bit easier.

      Face it: anyone on the national political stage must prostrate itself to the Zionist project. She knows that and has no problem with the dishonesty needed, and the long term damage to US interests.

      And underneath her fighting exterior, she is still a lightweight. A one trick pony. She knows banking and finance law. That is all. Unlike the rest of Congress and Senate she can duel with the thieving financial industry and their enablers. But that is all.

      The Zio machine is working hard to capture her first. Before she gets any ideas, or starts to think on her own, that is.

      And our government does not work in the interest of its citizens, but for the interests that capture the US government .

      • Horizontal on November 26, 2014, 9:04 am

        I’m thinking that if she could actually stand up and say what needs to be said about Israel, that lots of Americans, feed up with the usual BS, would be able to fund her campaign directly, the way that Dean was able to do when he largely circumvented the democratic machine back in 2004. He was torpedoed by the media, that fed into his “he’s crazy” meme with one tape and crowd noise-cancelling microphone. That got us the safe Kerry, who couldn’t even win, at that.

        If we take the need for Zionist money off the table, that still leaves the Zionist media that would do anything possible to portray Warren in the worst possible light. Could this, too, be overcome?

        With all the changes happening on campuses combined with the larger numbers of Americans who seem finally fed up with Israel’s non-stop wars and kvetching, I have to feel that the time is right for that one special person to step forward. That person may not be Warren, and maybe 2016 is a cycle too soon, but I could at least see this happening eventually, especially if the amount of money thrown away down the Zionist black whole could be highlighted in the campaign. That, most Americans could understand and sympathize with.

      • lysias on November 26, 2014, 10:26 am

        Aren’t the Zio machine and the corrupt financial industry closely related? If she is captured by the Zio machine, will she be able to do anything against the corrupt financial industry?

        I find it hard to believe that any influence group, however powerful, can defeat Warren in any re-election campaign in Massachusetts for her Senate seat. And, as for any presidential ambitions, those are probably pretty quixotic anyway, therefore hardly worth the surrender of any principles.

  2. Kay24 on November 25, 2014, 12:06 pm

    Warren is a huge disappointment. I expected much better from her, so did some of my family members, but it is now obvious that she is just another zio loving politician, who knows the path to the White House, is through those illegal settlements, and then through Telaviv.

    No politician can ever win without the support and blessing of Israel.
    Kissing up to the zios is now a top priority for those who seek to reside in the WH.

    Warren is selling her soul to you know who.

    • Marnie on November 25, 2014, 2:39 pm

      Hi Kay24 –
      A disappointment for sure. How can someone who seemed so honest, down-to-earth and a no-nonsense attitude be such a tool? Money talks, bullshit walks.

      • Ellen on November 26, 2014, 2:50 am

        How can she be such a tool? She is a politician, this is what they do. She wants to be elected.

        When there is as much political capital to be had examining the logic of holding Israel up at the expense of US interests, as there is examining the banking industry as it now operates, she will go for that.

        Face it, questioning Israel is a death knell in the US. Israel is the 51 st state, but with no borders and no constitution.

      • Kay24 on November 26, 2014, 10:27 am

        Marnie and Ellen, Very good points. It is a shame that a great nation like the US has to bow down and get the blessings of one of the most disliked nations in the world. If the Congress would get a spine, and reject this ridiculous pattern of having to kiss up to Israel to run for any election, things could change dramatically. It seems they like to be abused by that pariah nation.

    • Horizontal on November 25, 2014, 8:18 pm

      Warren is a huge disappointment.

      She’s just trying to follow Obama’s footsteps.

  3. Blownaway on November 25, 2014, 12:23 pm

    It’s almost quaint to think that any politician will be honest about Israel/Palestine while they aspire to or wish to stay in politics. The honest ones all have the title ex or former. The best that can be done is to ask awkward question that make them squirm trying to square the round peg of their stated beliefs

    • seafoid on November 25, 2014, 12:39 pm

      Warren is going through a process akin to when newly arrived good looking prisoners in certain prisons have their front teeth removed so they can serve others more pleasurefully,

      • Horizontal on November 25, 2014, 8:37 pm

        At least that serves a purpose. I can’t say that Warren’s actions do.

    • Kay24 on November 25, 2014, 12:46 pm

      Sad that the US has had it’s political system contaminated by zionist interference, and control.
      Incredible that a mighty nation like our is beholden to zionists from a parasitic nation like Israel.

      • Horizontal on November 25, 2014, 8:28 pm

        It is indeed disgusting. You’d think an expose would be in the offing. Americans might like to know where their tax money is going as their infrastructure crumbles and their kids’ schools have to do without textbooks.

        Israel is a very dirty secret inside Washington.

      • Blownaway on November 25, 2014, 11:08 pm

        As if Hagel wasn’t deferential enough, the new Sec Def will be vetted for pro Israel bona fides prior to confirmation from Haaretz “Of course it will be hard to muster the kind of nasty opposition that Hagel was subjected to in late 2012, especially at a time of severe defense challenges around the globe. Former Under Secretary of Defense Michelle Flournoy, who many consider to be the leading candidate to replace Hagel, was the favorite of many Republican conservatives as well as the pro-Israel lobby last time around as well. Her appointment, as well as that of some of the other candidates who are being mentioned, could elicit pressures on GOP senators to make an exception in the name of honor and country and to quickly approve Flournoy’s appointment – providing ample fodder, if any is needed, to those who believe that Israel controls Congress in the first place.

      • Horizontal on November 26, 2014, 9:12 am

        . . . providing ample fodder, if any is needed, to those who believe that Israel controls Congress in the first place.

        The wording here is just too precious. “To those who believe . . .”

        “To those who believe that lobbies exert influence on politicians.”

        “To those who believe that American Zionists donate massively to political campaigns.”

        “To those who believe that to criticize Israel is to commit political suicide.”

        To those who believe that a campaign visit to AIPAC is required in order to be taken seriously as a presidential contender.

        These aren’t beliefs; they’re realities. Pretending they don’t exist is one more reality we’re not supposed to acknowledge.

  4. Whizdom on November 25, 2014, 12:33 pm

    That proves Elizabeth is running

    • just on November 25, 2014, 8:22 pm

      So am I. Away from her.

      Unless and until she has something to say about Israel’s violence, intransigence, and ethnocracy.

      • just on November 25, 2014, 8:54 pm

        This comes as no surprise. All US Congress/Senate pay homage to Israel~ no matter what.

        What is disgusting is that instead of conferring with the US President and the State Department, they feel the need to be vetted by the King of Israel, and kiss his ring…and more.

      • Kay24 on November 26, 2014, 10:31 am

        Unless she states that she is not going to be one of Israel’s slaves, she will never get my vote too.
        Since finding a candidate that will refuse to toe the zio line is going to be difficult in the US, I think I will stay home.

      • annie on November 26, 2014, 11:48 am

        my sentiments exactly kay. i’m not much of an organizer but i wish there was a campaign, ‘bring us a leader not affiliated with the lobby or were staying home on election day!’ or something like that. who could lead a campaign like that? this is so disgusting, these anointment trips to israel just to be able to run an american campaign. it’s a permanent stain for warren and i won’t forget.

  5. Chu on November 25, 2014, 1:07 pm

    Way to go Warren. Show us your principled stance by heading to Israel after you were mum about this summer’s Gaza slaughter 3.0. Washington leaders have no principles, only their self preservation in mind.

  6. DaBakr on November 25, 2014, 3:10 pm

    publishing the following:

    “It was like a scene out of “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.” Two immensely wealthy Jews, key financiers of the main political parties of the world’s superpower, discussing how to wage war on the enemies of the Jews, and control the media and presidents…..”

    is exactly like publishing an account of two Black guys seen eating watermelon and writing, “it was exactly like a scene out of Uncle Tom’s Cabin.” or if you want to get even more technical, “seeing those Sioux at Pine Bluffs with rifles was like a scene right out of a John Ford western.

    Author seems to be confused about how racist stereotypes get spread around the globe. The analogy to the ‘Protocols’ is exactly the kind of stupidity and ignorance that has contributed to stereotypes being used by racists all over the world to justify their hatred of certain individuals. The Russian Police could not have been more apt in predicting mediocre human reasoning.

    • annie on November 25, 2014, 11:09 pm

      The analogy to the ‘Protocols’ is exactly the kind of stupidity and ignorance that has contributed to stereotypes being used by racists all over the world

      that’s funny, because i thought adelson and saban were exactly the kind of stupidity and ignorance that has contributed to stereotypes being used by racists all over the world .

      • just on November 26, 2014, 9:08 am

        +1!

    • Walid on November 26, 2014, 12:48 am

      Now you know how Arabs feel when the millions of Israelis refer to them collectively as terrorists. Looks like you’re not enjoying the feeling.

      • seafoid on November 26, 2014, 3:31 am

        More fowda on the way, Walid

        http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/.premium-1.628538

        The Public Security Ministry and other branches of Israel’s defense establishment are advancing a bill to outlaw the organization of Palestinian guards stationed on the Temple Mount to block entry by Jews. The guard corps, staffed by Muslim men and women, has often been at the center of clashes with Jewish worshippers during the past year.

      • Walid on November 26, 2014, 4:38 am

        seafood, this is more of Israel’s burning of its own bridges. Legislating away Aqsa’s security people is another way of declaring open season on the Haram. And when Palestinians will begin defending their sites and violence ensues, Israel will again blame the Palestinians for having started it.

      • Walid on November 26, 2014, 4:42 am

        *seafoid.

        Sorry for the typo, seafoid and sorry there’s no edit button to correct such errors.

      • seafoid on November 26, 2014, 5:57 am

        Walid

        I just ignore it.

        This Mourabitoun development looks really dangerous. Highly provocative.
        Jews have no place up there as long as the occupation continues and while Palestinian refugees are denied the right of return .

        and I would just add that Jewish prayers in Jerusalem since 1967 seem to have been pretty worthless given how things have turned out.

      • just on November 26, 2014, 9:07 am

        +1 !

      • just on November 26, 2014, 9:08 am

        and another, +1!

  7. wondering jew on November 25, 2014, 6:31 pm

    Netanyahu would love to be able to kibosh the negotiations with just a few words. What role the Republican Congress will have in Obama’s negotiations over the next 7 months is not clear. But as reported in the press, there is a very real gap between the US position and the Iranian position on two issues: timing of the ending of the sanctions and primarily the number and types of centrifuges that Iran will keep under the agreement. A very real gap. This headline “as netanyahu seeks to undermine” is just an added extraneous inaccurate twist. It seems as if Weiss cannot write a sentence with Netanyahu in it, that does not include some blame. It seems almost out of habit. It certainly does not reflect the reality of the negotiations.

  8. just on November 25, 2014, 6:35 pm

    Oh yonah, stop it!!!

    All Netanyahu does is “seek(s) to undermine” the United States~ especially this President and his Secretary of State.

    Get Netanyahu to declare his nukes and sign the NPT ~ then you have a leg to stand on! btw, do you pledge your allegiance to the US first or not?

    • wondering jew on November 25, 2014, 8:54 pm

      just- I am a dual citizen, and my closest relatives live in Israel. i have US citizenship and Israeli citizenship. If Israel and the US get into a shooting war I would probably stay on the sidelines. just- where do you live? are you a US citizen? btw- what right do you have to ask me if I pledge allegiance. Is there a US law that requires me to pledge allegiance? Are you in the employ of the US FBI or some other agency. Or does commenting in the MW comments section give you the right to pose questions of loyalty? Have we ever had a discussion that got beyond name calling?

      • amigo on November 25, 2014, 9:07 pm

        ” If Israel and the US get into a shooting war I would probably stay on the sidelines. “yonah.

        How convenient and how cowardly.

      • just on November 25, 2014, 10:07 pm

        I think I have a right to ask a question. You are under no obligation to answer.

        Seems to me that you spend the bulk of your time here defending the indefensible policies and practices of the GoI and its fans.

        Yes, you do call people names. Are your ‘168 hours’ up yet so that you can begin to try to make sense?

      • annie on November 25, 2014, 10:57 pm

        does commenting in the MW comments section give you the right to pose questions

        i’ll remember this response the next time you ask me a question. don’t get all sanctimonious on us yonah. any american has the right to ask that question. and as just pointed out you are under no obligation to answer.

        It seems as if Weiss cannot write a sentence with Netanyahu in it, that does not include some blame.

        maybe you have not noticed the PM of a certain country w/a “special” access to oodles of press and congress critters keeps blathering his ptv and imposing his opinions where they do not belong dogging obama and the american public at every friggin turn. from his red lines demand that garnered headlines everywhere, prior to the last election (numerous times dominating pre election coverage) to friggin 20 years plus hammering the US to bomb iran i think we got the message if you do not mind. so when netanyahu and the munchkins in israel quit shoveling blame at obama 24/7 and bribing our politicians w/their billionaire’s pressuring ‘bomb iran!”stronger sanctions!’ then your nagging lecturing might have some value, until then it really doesn’t as far as i am concerned.

        so we get it, “closest relatives live in Israel”. that’s the closet thing you came to uttering support for the US any reason whatsoever for taking a side in this crap. so do us all a favor, “stay on the sidelines” now why don’t you, instead of hunkering down here in perpetual complaining peanut gallery oversight mode. or do you only plan on staying on the sidelines when the gun are blasting? btw, i don’t believe you. you are not on the sidelines now, why should i believe you would be if push came to shove. you’re a partisan yonah, definitely not the voice of an american patriot, so don’t pretend otherwise.

      • Walid on November 25, 2014, 11:04 pm

        Hi, amigo, it’s more about being honest with oneself than about it being cowardly, and Yonah can’t make the distinction when he hides behind a hypothetical shooting war that could never happen between his 2 nationalities. I recognize this perplexing situation from personal feelings although there has never been a shooting war involved. My situation is even harsher since 3 countries come into play, the 3rd being not where I have a citizenship but where I spent much time and where many members of my close family live, but this doesn’t prevent me from being critical of any of them whenever I feel one of them is out of line. Yonah is defending Israel at every vicious turn it takes even though he knows it’s wrong and is harming the US. He criticizes Israel’s occupation at rare times but does it very superficially when he feels the settlement enterprise is hurting his beloved Israel, not because it’s wrong for its inhuman treatment of the Palestinians. I’m not questioning his loyalty but I’m questioning his stated honesty.

      • Blownaway on November 25, 2014, 11:12 pm

        Yonah I’m an Americancitizen and a Palestinian. I too have lots of family in Palestine, yet I cannot maintain dual citizenship. Must be nice to be so privileged

      • Walid on November 25, 2014, 11:50 pm

        Blownaway, what says you can’t?

      • Horizontal on November 26, 2014, 9:23 am

        In a shooting war between Israel and the United States — the mind reels at even the idea of that happening considering how the parasite can’t benefit from the host dying — I couldn’t imagine there even being any sidelines, could you?

        BTW, I have dual American/Irish citizenship, I’m left-handed and my favorite color is a rusty brown.

      • mariapalestina on November 26, 2014, 1:12 pm

        @Yonah “Is there a US law that requires me to pledge allegiance?”

        Maybe that depends on whether you were an American before you were Israeli. When I became a U.S. citizen many years ago I was required to pledge allegiance to the United States. Had I responded that should the U.S. and Britain ever get into a shooting war I would “probably stay on the sidelines” I doubt very much I would have been granted citizenship.

      • wondering jew on November 26, 2014, 8:38 pm

        i’ve been following the israel arab conflict (as it was then called) quite closely since february 3, 1972, the first time i landed in israel. I spent two and a half years in a yeshiva located in the west bank. those years included the yom kippur war which was as traumatic for israel as the second intifada, if not a little worse.

        If i can sum up my opinion in a few words it would be that i don’t decide the future, i react to the situation. I’m sorry if i am not as radical or as silent as you wish i would be. i really don’t think the comments section of mondoweiss makes two farts worth of difference. mondoweiss, itself does make a difference, but some zionist mouthing off in a peter beinart supporting role on an antizionist web site, not much difference. and by the way. the amen chorus, not much difference either. i like to have a place where i can attempt to clarify my position on the issues. and if i fall short of your images of what a good person should be or what a good anti zionist should be or what an american should be, then tough luck, the US has lived for 238 years or so, and only about 150 years since the civil war, in a way the second birth of this country, and in a way it was born again as a result of the movement against jim crow of the 60’s. the Jewish people in one form or another has existed over two thousand years and even if zionism is not the answer to the continuity of the jewish people, the existence of the jewish people is certainly a major factor in my life and i will not apologize for that.

        i was fortunate enough to be born in the us. my pla

      • wondering jew on November 26, 2014, 8:40 pm

        i was fortunate enough to be born in the us. my citizenship cannot be revoked.

      • Mooser on November 30, 2014, 2:09 pm

        “i was fortunate enough to be born in the us. my citizenship cannot be revoked.”

        No, but you can disown it.
        Wouldn’t that be more honest than taking advantage of American rights (separation of church and state, equality of citizens) you are adamantly against?
        If you disowned your US citizen ship all your dual-loyalty problems would disappear, and you would be free to live where your beliefs hold sway, as a real prisoner of Zionism, instead of the psuedo-Zionist, and traitor to American principles you are now.
        I should think you would find your present situation well-nigh unbearable, and would wish to do something about it.
        After all Yonah, you live in a country which has no protection for Jews at all. Go where you’ll be safe, Israel, if you can find it.

  9. RoHa on November 25, 2014, 7:22 pm

    Closest neighbours to the US: Canada, Mexico

    Allies who turn up just about every time they are needed: Australia, Britain, Canada

    Most powerful country with which fence mending is desperately needed: Russia

    Biggest economies in Asia: China, Japan, South Korea

    Strongest economy in Europe: Germany

    Country which holds 1.3 trillion US debt: China

    Largest oil producers outside the US: Russia, Saudi Arabia

    Second largest army in NATO: Turkey,

    Governments recently insulted by the President and First Lady: Russian, Australian, Chinese

    Countries in which US has troops and military bases: too many to list, but includes Britain and Australia.

    Countries where US forces are actively fighting: Afghanistan, Iraq, etc.

    So, when you think about the best interests of the US, and take into account the necessity for strong ties with dependable allies, the economic and military considerations, it’s obvious where she has to go on that diplomatically important first trip, isn’t it?

    • Walid on November 26, 2014, 12:24 am

      “… it’s obvious where she has to go on that diplomatically important first trip, isn’t it?”

      The US keeps going on and on how far-away puny Israel is its most important ally while as you noted, Canada and Mexico are its immediate neighbours. They are on the top of the list of America’s most important trading partners.

      America’s trade with its largest trading partner, Canada (more than the combined trade with EU): $600 billion with a trade balance of -$31 billion

      Trade with Mexico $494 billion with a trade balance of -$61 billion

      Trade with China $536 billion with a trade balance of -$315 billion

      Trade with Israel $35 billion with a trade balance of -$9 billion.

      But Israel is the only one that rewards handsomely America’s Congress people. Money talks.

      • Horizontal on November 26, 2014, 9:28 am

        That Jew = Money taboo is a really strong one, especially for those times when it’s true.

      • Mooser on November 30, 2014, 2:12 pm

        “That Jew = Money taboo is a really strong one,”

        I’ve noticed that, it never wants get anywhere near me.

    • eljay on November 26, 2014, 7:25 am

      >> RoHa: So, when you think about the best interests of the US, and take into account the necessity for strong ties with dependable allies, the economic and military considerations, it’s obvious where she has to go on that diplomatically important first trip, isn’t it?

      Sure. But when you think about the best interests of Elizabeth Warren and of Jewish supremacism in a supremacist “Jewish State”, there’s only one place in the world that matters.

      To go elsewhere would, at the very least, be anti-Semitic.

    • just on November 26, 2014, 7:29 am

      Stellar!

  10. Horizontal on November 25, 2014, 8:35 pm

    Some progressive.

    I will not vote for any candidate who places the welfare of a foreign country above our own. When that foreign country is a rouge state like Israel, that goes double.

    (I’m sure Warren will stay up nights agonizing at not getting my one vote.)

    At the very least, I hope that she continues to be routinely shamed for her moral dwarfism.

    • Sibiriak on November 26, 2014, 5:50 am

      Horizontal: “I will not vote for any candidate who places the welfare of a foreign country above our own. “I”

      ——-

      Unfortunately, they all do. That “foreign country?”– transnational capital.

      • Keith on November 26, 2014, 7:19 pm

        SIBIRIAK- “Unfortunately, they all do.”

        While the elected officials do, some of the Third Party and independent candidates offer promise of change. It is primarily for this reason that the majority of the electorate does not vote for them. The average voter is psychologically incapable of revolting at the polls, or of discharging the duties of responsible citizenship. In fact, a government of the people may be inconsistent with hereditary hierarchical tribal instincts. Most social science is, in reality, mostly rationalizations justifying current power relationships. But you are quite correct that transnational capital is more or less calling the shots, our vaunted democracy primarily a marketing tool for manufacturing consent.

    • seafoid on November 26, 2014, 9:57 am

      Anyone who gets anywhere near to power has to drop the progressive mask and bend prostrate before Jewish power.

      And that is as close to the Elders as anyone in the Middle East needs, frankly. And it’s very unfortunate if certain people feel very uncomfortable about that. Because it is a car crash.

  11. GJB on November 25, 2014, 10:47 pm

    Now I’m thoroughly depressed. Is there anyone at all in either house of Congress that doesn’t kowtow to Netanyahu and his ilk, save maybe for Keith Ellison?

    • marc b. on November 26, 2014, 8:37 am

      don’t be depressed. she may represent the tipping point, when ‘progressives’ in numbers realize that a ‘progressive’ won’t come forth from the Democratic party. it’s a crude measure, but anyone with ivy links should be presumed to be corrupt.

      • Keith on November 27, 2014, 12:13 pm

        MARC B- “…it’s a crude measure, but anyone with ivy links should be presumed to be corrupt.”

        Shall we include Phil? Well, at least he is not a lawyer!

    • Horizontal on November 26, 2014, 9:34 am

      Your depression is well-informed and valid.

      Congress Passes $225 Million in Extra Military Aid to Israel. Which 8 Had the Courage to Vote No?

      Anyway, the bill, of course, passed the Senate by unanimous consent.

      The House, however, took a vote on it. It passed easily but not unanimously: 395 to 8. Only 4 Democrats and 4 Republicans voted against it.

      The four Democrats were Keith Ellison (MN-05), Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), Jim Moran (VA-08, and Beto O’Rourke (TX-16).

      The four Republicans are Justin Amash (MI-03), Walter Jones (NC-03), Tom Massie (KY-04), and Mark Sanford (SC-01).

      The four Republicans are all hardliners when it comes to spending, especially on foreign aid.

      DailyKos.com

      • lysias on November 26, 2014, 10:21 am

        Mark Sanford! Who would have thought? I wonder if he resents the people who tried to destroy his political career earlier after his scandal.

        Justin Amash is of course well-known as the author of the amendment limiting NSA snooping that almost passed the House a little over a year ago.

        Walter Jones has been well-known as a war skeptic since he changed his mind about the Iraq War about ten years ago.

  12. Whizdom on November 26, 2014, 8:21 am

    Maybe Elizabeth is getting tips from the Israeli PM on how to quash domestic unrest from these annoying popular movements protesting income inequality and concentrations of wealth? The housing crisis protests led by Daphne Leef? Quaint history now.

    or maybe she is getting advice on how to sustain the shadow economy/money laundering enterprise in Israel that represents 26% of Israel’s GDP?
    http://www.haaretz.com/business/1.628479

    Or maybe she is negotiating relief for the renewed IRS enforcement on American citizens living abroad filing tax returns and paying US taxes?

  13. CigarGod on November 26, 2014, 11:20 am

    The left has to have women of the right to win the wh. Women of the right were never going to vote for hillary. Cherry on top, is a woman who supports israel. Let the packaging begin…

  14. 666 on November 26, 2014, 1:00 pm

    fantastic news finally a supporter of israel, now that makes 3 of us.strong we shall stand, a mighty band ready to march to the promised land.

  15. tumblin_tom on November 27, 2014, 4:09 pm

    Despite my most fervent hopes, the 1/32 Cherokee “Native American” Elizabeth Warren has turned out to be just another ‘useful fool.’

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