Protocol: The official procedure or system of rules governing affairs of state or diplomatic occasions.
John Boehner has invited Prime Minister Netanyahu to speak before a joint Congress. Obama and his administration are screaming Netanyahu and Boehner are breaking protocol.
Obama rules are the often quoted: “Do as I say, not as I do!”…..that is how he (choke) governs. You have a president that has no respect for the Constitution (the ultimate doctrine of protocol; yeah I know someone would argue that). It is ironic, laughable that Obama expects everyone else to follow the rules. But is it really about that? Obama, could care less about protocol.
Obama does not like Netanyahu, that is obvious. It may be he isn’t so concerned about what Congress will hear from the Prime Minister as it is the American public. Obama does not want Netanyahu to outshine him on his own turf. That is how tyrants think. Tyrants, dictators seldom allow foreign leaders to speak to the public within their boundaries. Also, which probably hurts Bobo as well, Boehner has outsmarted him.
If Obama fears losing credibility to Netanyahu he shouldn’t; he has none.
This won’t happen, but can you just picture, Netanyahu speaking to Congress with Obama sitting in the back roll or in the balcony?