Soros-funded group feigns support for Israel to play word games on McCain

Think Progress, one of the leftist groups supported by George Soros, plays an incredibly stupid word game in order to score points against John McCain, and apparently believes that it can pose as an advocate for aid to Israel. From a  report by the group:

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has long portrayed himself as a staunch supporter of Israel. "Obvioiusly," McCain has said, "I have been a very strong proponent to the State of Israel." He recently told the Jewish Journal that if elected president, he would "hit the ground running" and immediately get involved in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

It is astounding then that McCain has essentially vowed to eliminate U.S. funding assistance for Israel. In a speech yesterday on the economy, McCain said that as president, he will eliminate pork barrel spending, otherwise known as "earmarks":

If that authority is entrusted to me, I will use the veto as needed, and as the Founders intended. I will veto every bill with earmarks, until the Congress stops sending bills with earmarks. I will seek a constitutionally valid line-item veto to end the practice once and for all. [....]

The problem is that the CRS [Congressional Research Service ... says that U.S. aid to Israel is considered an earmark.

The McCain campaign has responded  in an email to The Politico's Ben Smith:

Senator McCain will bring wasteful spending under control, and he will ensure America remains committed to the security of Israel, including maintaining America's assistance levels.

Obviously, if and when McCain is president, he can work to form the budget so that aid to Israel does not take the form of an earmark. Supporters of Israel have no reason whatsoever to question his commitment to supporting Israel's survival. On the other hand, Think Progress, a member in good standing of the Sorosphere, has no credibility at all as an advocate of Isarel.

How stupid do they think we are? Perhaps it is they who are stupid in believing that anyone cares about their gotcha word games.

Hat tip: Ed Lasky
Think Progress, one of the leftist groups supported by George Soros, plays an incredibly stupid word game in order to score points against John McCain, and apparently believes that it can pose as an advocate for aid to Israel. From a  report by the group:

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has long portrayed himself as a staunch supporter of Israel. "Obvioiusly," McCain has said, "I have been a very strong proponent to the State of Israel." He recently told the Jewish Journal that if elected president, he would "hit the ground running" and immediately get involved in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

It is astounding then that McCain has essentially vowed to eliminate U.S. funding assistance for Israel. In a speech yesterday on the economy, McCain said that as president, he will eliminate pork barrel spending, otherwise known as "earmarks":

If that authority is entrusted to me, I will use the veto as needed, and as the Founders intended. I will veto every bill with earmarks, until the Congress stops sending bills with earmarks. I will seek a constitutionally valid line-item veto to end the practice once and for all. [....]

The problem is that the CRS [Congressional Research Service ... says that U.S. aid to Israel is considered an earmark.

The McCain campaign has responded  in an email to The Politico's Ben Smith:

Senator McCain will bring wasteful spending under control, and he will ensure America remains committed to the security of Israel, including maintaining America's assistance levels.

Obviously, if and when McCain is president, he can work to form the budget so that aid to Israel does not take the form of an earmark. Supporters of Israel have no reason whatsoever to question his commitment to supporting Israel's survival. On the other hand, Think Progress, a member in good standing of the Sorosphere, has no credibility at all as an advocate of Isarel.

How stupid do they think we are? Perhaps it is they who are stupid in believing that anyone cares about their gotcha word games.

Hat tip: Ed Lasky