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These Americans wish Israel’s Netanyahu would replace Obama

Bibi is the conservative leader Republicans have longed for.


Dell Cameron


Posted on Mar 3, 2015   Updated on May 29, 2021, 9:54 am CDT

Just how much do the Internet’s conservatives support Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who gave a “partisan” speech to Congress Tuesday?

They go much farther than just using the Twitter hashtag #IStandWithBibi.

For many on the far right, taking sides on the issue of whether Netanyahu should even be speaking at Capitol Hill has more to do with being anti-President Obama than it does being pro-Israel.

Using Twitter, they’ve made one thing clear: they really, really wish Netanyahu would extend his Washington trip for about, say, four to eight years.

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Ironically, the beginning of Obama’s presidency was filled with accusations from the far right questioning his American citizenship. For some, the idea of having a foreigner president isn’t such a bad idea after all.

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*First Published: Mar 3, 2015, 1:42 pm CST