“I think that the Israeli government recognizes that, as president of the United States, I don’t bluff….”
When I read this quote from Jeffrey Goldberg’s interview with president Obama I laughed out loud. For about five minutes.
First of all, let’s recognize that Goldberg was hand picked by the White House because Goldberg is a reliable democrat drone who will not challenge Obama on anything, much less Israel.
I laughed because Obama is heading into elections where some of his Jewish contributors have decided that supporting an implacable foe of the Jewish State might actually be suicidal.
I laughed because this was Obama’s prelude to his speech of lies to AIPAC.
And finally, I laughed because I’ve been writing and producing movies in Hollywood for over twenty-five years and each project comes out of some fairly tough if not brutal negotiations. And if there’s one lesson I’ve learned it’s this: when a studio solemnly informs my agent that this is the final offer, not one more concession because they
Well, you know they are bluffing.
Seriously, no one who is serious takes this ”I’m not bluffing line” seriously.
Especially in an election yeaar.