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Palestinian Leader: Romney’s Israel Comments Were 'Racist': Agree?

Daryl 2012/07/30 20:00:00
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ABCNEWS.GO.COM reports:
GDANSK, Poland – A top Palestinian aide accused Mitt Romney today of making a “racist statement” when comparing the economic vitality of the Israelis and the Palestinians, but the Romney campaign said his remarks were “grossly mischaracterized.” Romney’s statement, the Palestinian said, appeared to credit Israel’s higher income to cultural differences. “It is a racist statement and this man doesn’t realize that the Palestinian economy cannot reach its potential because there is an Israeli occupation,” Saeb Erekat, a senior aide to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, told the Associated Press. “It seems to me this man (Romney) lacks information, knowledge, vision and understanding of this region and its people.
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  • Daryl 2012/07/30 17:10:16
    No, they weren't racist.
    Daryl
    +23
    Since both Jews and Arabs are Semites, I don't see a racial component.

    If the Palestinian Authority spent more time promoting the free market system and less time trying to kill people, then maybe the Arabs would have a better life.

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  • Master 2012/08/01 05:26:09
  • Israel Master 2012/08/01 09:04:20 (edited)
  • Zorkon Israel 2012/08/01 22:27:37
    Zorkon
    +2
    EXCELLENT COMMENT! BRAVISSIMISSIMO!

    Thank you for not being afraid to tell the TRUTH about what's REALLY going on in the Middle East, but the phrase "those countries will not take them in" implies that the Arabs (inaccurately referred to by the MSM as "Palestinians") have any desire to go back to their homelands, which I believe they do NOT, because they are too consumed with unjustifiable, bloodthirsty, genocidal hatred for the Jews to give a second thought to repatriating themselves.
  • Israel Zorkon 2012/08/02 08:57:55
  • Snowball 2012/08/01 04:18:37
    No, they weren't racist.
    Snowball
    +4
    A culture where women are restricted, would obviously have an impact on where they shop, if they can hold higher positions affecting income, and if they can run shops. That is just one aspect of it.
  • Ferηαηdo 夢 2012/08/01 03:37:01
    Yes, they were racist.
    Ferηαηdo 夢
    +2
    I'm remembering many conservatives saying Obama is embarrassing the United States overseas when we have Romney here making a complete fool of himself across the globe. It doesn't surprise me that Romney like so many other US politicians pander and ass kiss Israel.
  • Mike W Ferηαηdo 夢 2012/08/01 05:42:45
    Mike W
    +4
    While Obama panders to everyone else..... Truth hurts
  • Ferηαηdo 夢 Mike W 2012/08/01 19:06:09
    Ferηαηdo 夢
    Which is why your post far from hurts me.
  • mary E Mike W 2012/08/02 06:05:41
    mary E
    +2
    Absolutely.
  • Jay Theyme 2012/08/01 01:57:40
    No, they weren't racist.
    Jay Theyme
    +1
    What a dummy! no wonder the rest of the world hates us!
    Here is the Top 10 British Blunders, insults and oops from this dumb-dumb:
    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-...
  • ComeOnNow 2012/07/31 22:15:09
    No, they weren't racist.
    ComeOnNow
    +10
    Wow, the democrats sure are grasping for anything no matter how pathetic aren't they?
  • Karen J... ComeOnNow 2012/08/01 04:56:41
    Karen Jonsson
    You sir are a nimrod.... He said what he said, no democrat was pulling his strings, You are grapsing at strings trying to excuse everything this buffoon does. He is not going to win, There is no way that no matter how much money he raises cane change my vote and there are 10's of millions of people who feel the same way. I saw this same thing with McCain. When those Tax returns are realeased and he has committed tax fraud I wonder what you will say then. "Those Democrats should have minded their business, how dare they expect him to not cheat on his taxes?!! He is a God he doesn;t have to be judged like you and me his flatuence smells like roses!"
  • ComeOnNow Karen J... 2012/08/01 10:30:52
    ComeOnNow
    +6
    As you cry over Romney being successful and his tax returns and try to make things up, Obamas failed policies are killing out economy and delaying any recovery. I know Romney expects you to work an Obama promises to steal for you. But you are a big boy, you can work like everyone else.
  • johnqpu... Karen J... 2012/08/02 18:11:47
    johnqpublic
    LOL!!! And btw, All Cons flatuence smells like roses! (sic) LOL!!!
  • magus 2012/07/31 21:08:56
    No, they weren't racist.
    magus
    +7
    In today's politically correct world honesty is considered racist! There are cultural differences.
  • Rob 2012/07/31 20:23:05
    No, they weren't racist.
    Rob
    +4
    Not in the least.

    Here's why:

    http://joshuapundit.blogspot....
  • President Camacho 2012/07/31 20:18:25
    No, they weren't racist.
    President Camacho
    +5
    The so called Palestinians are poor because of their own leadership
  • FairLady Preside... 2012/08/01 00:56:03 (edited)
    FairLady
    +6
    Pres.Cam... they don't have any brain capacity to succeed. They are stuck in the 19th century by their mentality. Look how much Israel has achieved. Israelis are advanced in every area of life.

    Their goals are different - Pals and Israelis. ONLY Israel set a goal to prosper. Pals' only goal is KILL the Jews. .
  • Israel Preside... 2012/08/01 09:06:52
  • Trust Noone 2012/07/31 20:08:00
    No, they weren't racist.
    Trust Noone
    +5
    The Palestinian are just following the democratic pary talking points.
  • Israel Trust N... 2012/08/01 09:09:52
  • AC 2012/07/31 19:18:28
    Yes, they were racist.
    AC
    +1
    nothing is racist about poor little antichrist jewery
  • Israel AC 2012/08/01 09:11:38
  • Diddley Squat 2012/07/31 18:31:13
    Yes, they were racist.
    Diddley Squat
    +1
    ... But what else should we expect from this arrogant, deceitful, social darwinist guy?
  • ComeOnNow Diddley... 2012/07/31 22:18:36
    ComeOnNow
    +2
    Your baseless hate has you resorting to willingly looking like a moron.
  • Karen J... ComeOnNow 2012/08/01 05:11:46
    Karen Jonsson
    Moron is only one letter from Mormon. That letter is M, for Mitt Romney perhaps?
  • bob 2012/07/31 18:19:25
    Yes, they were racist.
    bob
    +1
    Yep every night Romney creams about being a war time president
  • mwg0735 bob 2012/08/01 04:16:28
  • Bunk11 2012/07/31 18:07:54
    No, they weren't racist.
    Bunk11
    +9
    Obviously Israel's culture are what give it a higher standard of living than the Palestinians. When Israel retreated from Gaza, what did the Palestinians do? They destroyed all the greenhouses, etc. that were now theirs. The Palestinians care only about death and teach their children to be suicide bombers and other types of terrorists. The Israelis teach their kids to be scientists and businessmen. Not hard to see which model works better.
  • Israel Bunk11 2012/08/01 09:15:13
  • Bunk11 Israel 2012/08/02 19:52:05
    Bunk11
    +1
    True. They didn't call themselves Palestinians until the 1960s.
  • Israel Bunk11 2012/08/02 19:58:05
  • Israel Bunk11 2012/08/02 09:00:06
  • Bunk11 Israel 2012/08/02 19:51:40
    Bunk11
    +1
    Thanks.
  • tncdel 2012/07/31 17:49:04
    No, they weren't racist.
    tncdel
    +11
    The PLO calling someone else racist is akin to Nancy Pelosi calling someone unethical.
  • The Bla... tncdel 2012/07/31 17:50:15
    The Black Dagger
    +3
    Beautiful.
  • Zorkon tncdel 2012/08/01 22:30:23
    Zorkon
    +2
    Or Obama calling someone a liar.
  • EDWARD G 2012/07/31 17:47:39
    No, they weren't racist.
    EDWARD G
    +5
    Oh no, we taught the Palestinians the "r" word. This could go on for decades now.
  • The Black Dagger 2012/07/31 17:43:40
    No, they weren't racist.
    The Black Dagger
    +9
    To hell with Palestine. It's not a real country anyway.

    It is, however, filled with Muslim child molesters and Muslim beaters, rapers and manglers of women.

    So their opinion already means little or nothing to me.
  • dragon88 2012/07/31 17:19:54
    No, they weren't racist.
    dragon88
    Everybody ignore the petition to stop Iran on the right. Israel's corrupt government must stop.

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