Being called one of the most asinine comparisons a person could make, Hollywood actor and director Rob Reiner likened the persons of the political Tea Party persuasion to persons of the Hamas political persuasion. The incredible ultra-liberal bashing of conservatives came from Reiner as he appeared on Larry King’s program – “Politicking with Larry King.” According to a Breitbart report on Friday morning, the host of the show – Larry King – asked Reiner, “What’s to do about the Gaza situation – and Israel?”
The typically outspoken progressive arrogantly spoke as a knowing-all, seeing-all political expert – which, of course, he isn’t. He asserted that there is a horrible situation over in Gaza and Israel where there is an extreme faction – the Hamas – that controls Gaza – which is written into their playbook as the destruction of Israel. He suggested that the destruction of every Jew on the planet is their goal.
According to Reiner, one cannot negotiate with that as one has to say either Hamas goes away and the Palestinian authority takes over all that region and deals with some kind of honest broker – and creates the two state solution. He stated, historically, that Palestinians turned down the ability to have their own state in 1948 when Israel was formed, so clearly, Hamas, and again, the virulent faction of a really strong fundamental group can control everything. While spewing his knowledge of the historical timeline may be fine, it was extremely laborious since it is well-known already. The tremendous concern is that Reiner didn’t stop there.
Reiner went on to say, “You look at the congress right now in the United States. You’ve got a strong Tea Party group controlling the whole country because they have a gridlock… stranglehold on <House Speaker John> Boehner.” He claims that Boehner can’t make a move and therefore nothing gets brought up in congress. Quite incredibly offensive, considering the inhumane actions Hamas is casting upon persons in the Gaza region at present, Reiner said that anytime you are dealing with an extreme group, you cannot negotiate with them. He suggests that the way to do it is to eliminate them. He self-lamented that one has to go through political processes and therefore wait until 2020 to redistrict and, he claims, “That is really tough stuff.” He clearly believes – and wants others to believe - that the Tea Party political faction in the United States is presently synonymous with Hamas in Gaza.
Besides shocking with his comparison of the United States' conservative group to Hamas, he spoke about Robin Williams and the suicide. According to the New York Daily News, Reiner said that the news about Williams hit him at a very deep level. Reiner, best known as portraying Meathead on the 1970s television program “All in the Family,” said that he has wrestled with depression his entire life. Believing that conservatives in the U.S. are like Hamas would tend to get anyone down.