Republicans' rising star visits Israel
Attila Somfalvi
Published: 19.02.13, 15:46
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1. Being a refugee from Cuba is not enough
Gunnar ,   Gothenburg, Sweden   (02.19.13)
Marco Rubio must, if he wants become a Republican presidential candidate, adopt the true characteristics of the GOP: racism, homophopia, paranoia, ignorance and total lack of respect for what other people think.
2. Forget Rubio
Brod ,   USA   (02.19.13)
The Leftist media-Time likes to invent a leader for the GOP. They think the GOP is stupid. Based on Empirical Data, leaders who have no experience in governance like Obama could pile up and bury America with 16.5 Trillion Dollars in National Debt/Deficit. Why should America vote another inexperienced young person to be President? Rubio should stop being ambitious and ending up with the same Obama track record. It is called Inexperience and Incompetence. Forget all the speech making. What is important is a man of experience and a proven solver. It is time the media stops making fools of themselves. The only genuine person who could save America is Dr. Benjamin Carson-a world renowned Neurosurgeon who knows how to solve the challenges and problems that America faces. This man knows the GOD of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob-the Creator of the Heavens and Universe-the GOD of the Bible-the Source of all Wisdom.
3. #1
mark ,   ca   (02.19.13)
You should worry about your medoicre country.Speaking about racism, many demorats was a members of kkk..
4. #2
mark. ,   ca   (02.19.13)
Carson is a great doctor.Let him do his job and not get into politics.
5. The son of an illegal alien who King Bibi will slobber on
miki ,   tampa   (02.19.13)
6. #1 Never thought that bacteria in Swedish burgers
could cause permanent brain damage. I am fully convinced after your demented post.
7. I have one question for potential Republican nominees.
Steve Klein   (02.19.13)
As a better than forty year registered (conservative) Republic here is my question: Where do you stand on current Republican party policy which envisions a Palestinian state in Israel's heartland, side by side the rump of what remains of the Jewish state? "We envision two democratic states—Israel..." (a Jewish state side by side a Palestinian Arab state) reads the current GOP platform. It was former President George W. Bush who was the first American president to make the establishment of a Palestinian state in Israel "a formal goal of U.S. policy," early October 2001, only days after 9/11. I cannot say I know any Republican who rejects this mortal threat to Israel. Gingrich, perhaps Bachmann came close. Mitt Romney fought for the Palestinian cause against conservatives. Where does Senator Rubio stand?
8. Steve #7
Brod ,   USA   (02.19.13)
The bandwagon that harps on 2-state crap that will pose a mortal danger to Israel-whether Democrat or Republican are Idiots who got their manipulation from the dark forces. Rubio may well be in the bandwagon. Only those who know the GOD of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and the Land of Israel since Ancient Time will stand by Israel and not allow such mortal dangers. Dr. Benjamin Carson will be the best for America, Israel and the Free World.
9. "White" Rubio leads Republican party, a perfect fit
Steve Benassi ,   Silver Bay, MN USA   (02.19.13)
10. Brod: #8
Steve   (02.19.13)
After I watched Dr. Carson dress-down Barack Obama at the Washington Prayer Breakfast, I bought and listened to his book on audio; "America The Beautiful.". He is an impressive and an accomplished man who is blessed with an ability to give his opinion without intentionally giving offense as I am wont to do. I can see Dr. Carson is well-disposed toward the Jewish people and that he believes in Bible-based morality but he did not comment specifically about Israel or the jihad against Israel. I agreed with Carson on almost everything he wrote with the exception that he conveyed politically correct (political correctness is something Carson abhors) notions about Islam similar to the misleading stuff Bush put out after the 9/11 attacks. The "terrorists" are not traitors to their faith. "Radicals" are not distorting the teachings of Muhammad. I hope Dr. Carson takes the time to study the texts and the teachings of Islam, especially the Qur'an. I hope Dr. Carson finds a good scholar on Islam like Robert Spencer and other good scholars and authors.
11. Democrat description
joemichaelac ,   Denver USA   (02.19.13)
Gunnar, racism, homophobia and the rest of what you described are Democrat talking points and describe them perfectly. The Democrat party is all about accuusing the Republicans about what THEY are! They can't defend socialism, that you have and does not work or ever has worked anywhere, but rather you and they resort to name calling. The Democrats know that if they repeat a lie long enough people will eventually think it is true. Well, it will only work for a short period of time before people will know they're all lies! BTW Rubio was born in Florida.
12. To: No. 1
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (02.19.13)
Get your facts straight. Marco Rubio was born in the United States.
13. Steve #10
Brod ,   USA   (02.19.13)
He is right. The Islamist-Jihadists/Radicals are following Muhammad's teachings to the letter. Mosab Hassan Youssef in a Youtube interview reveals who Muhammad is. Watch it.
14. Brod #13: I think you misunderstood me.
Steve   (02.19.13)
I have the audio version. I do not have the Kindle version of Dr. Carson's book. I got the distinct impression (though I cannot quote him unless, I buy the Kindle version), he believe like the other two great monotheistic religions, Islam's basic teachings are peace and justice toward one's neighbor. Carson that the radicals have perverted the just and pacific teachings of Islam. That was my impression.
15. Brod: George W. Bush and Dr. Carson
Steve   (02.19.13)
You may recall, former president George W. Bush mislead the public after the 9/11 attacks. Bush assured the American people, the "terrorists" hijacked a peaceful religion. He said the "terrorists" are traitors to their faith. Bush said they blaspheme Allah. How else could Bush justify a Muslim state in Israel's heartland? Do you remember Bush said Palestinian Authority President / Chairman of the PLO, Mahmoud Abbas (who is a Holocaust denier that celebrates suicide martyrdom) is a "man of vision; a man of peace." Dr. Carson on the one hand says he rejects political correctness but he embraced Bush's politically correct version of Islam.
16. Steve #14 #15
Brod ,   USA   (02.20.13)
I have not read his book on the subject. However, if he has said that Islam is "teaching peace and justice" or what Bush said "peaceful religion," he is wrong. And he needs to read alot more literature on the subject. He should read books and listen to Youtube interviews by Experts on Islam such as Mark A. Gabriel, PhD, Robert Spencer, Mosab Hassan Youssef, Walid Shoebat, Walid Phares, PhD, Brigitte Gabriel, Dr. Wafa Sultan, Geert Wilders, Sam Solomon, Ibn Warraq, Steven Emerson, Kenneth R. Timmerman, Serge Trifkovic, PhD, etc. In addition, he should read what eminent historical figures such as Alexis de Tocqueville, Winston Churchill, John Wesley, etc had said about Islam which he could googled out. One fact stands out is that the Allah of Islam is NOT the GOD of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. In a Youtube interview Islam Expert Mosab Hassan Youssef reveals the Allah of Islam. "Peaceful religion" and "teaching peace and justice" are definitely pure crap. Mark A. Gabriel, PhD, former Islamist Imam at a Mosque in Giza and former Professor of Islamic History at Al Azhar University, Egypt, says, "Islam is full of discrimination--against women, against non-Muslims, against Christians and most especially against Jews. Hatred is built into the religion. The history of Islam, which was my special area of study could only be characterized as a river of blood." (p.5, "Islam and Terrorism" [2002] by Mark A. Gabriel, PhD) On p. 24 of the same book, Mark A. Gabriel quotes a statement made by his former Professor in Quranic Interpretations at Al Azhar University, Omar Abdel Rahman, who says, "there is whole surah [chapter] called 'Spoils of War.' There is no surah called 'Peace.' Jihad and killing are the head of Islam. If you take them out, you cut off the head of Islam." Sean Hannity of Foxnews should reinterview Dr. Ben Carson on this. To be fair, however, Dr. Carson should first read these books by Experts on Islam before such interview.
17. Republican Social Conscience
Zechariah   (02.20.13)
The Republicans ought represent the Three Pillars Hard Work Compassion and Iron Clad Security.The extremists have hijacked the Party causing it to be rejection even by Red neck Automobile Workers .
18. ;))) ,...
split ,   US   (02.20.13)
Another ass-kissing trip and with an unanticipated results at home as Romney's ,... Serving as an office doormat for Ileana Ros-Lehtinen may earn him a few points at AIPAC (they ain't picky this days) but not as a Republican candidate for President ,...
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