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August 27, 2015 7:51 pm

New York Assemblyman Vows to Send Rep Nadler a ‘Teddy Bear’ After Complaints of Verbal Abuse Over Iran Deal

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Congressman Jerry Nadler a the Hmaptons Synagogue. Photo: Jerry Nadler.

Congressman Jerry Nadler a the Hmaptons Synagogue. Photo: Jerry Nadler.

Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind chided New York Rep. Jerrold Nadler’s response to some of the criticism the Democratic lawmaker has received since coming out in favor of the Obama administration’s nuclear deal with Iran.

“I’m sending him a sympathy card. A big sympathy card with a little, what do you call it? A teddy bear,” Hikind told The New York Observer on Wednesday at a rally in Crown Heights. Nadler told Haaretz that the criticism has been “emotional” and “hurtful.”

The Brooklyn assemblyman said he believed there would be a challenger to Nadler’s seat in the next election (Nadler’s been the representative of the 8th district since 1993). “I believe there will be a challenger, someone to the left of me who can actually win and I think there will be tons of money to help that person,” he said.

He said Nadler’s decision to throw his weight behind President Obama’s Iran deal was the straw that broke the camel’s back: “This is the defining issue for me. I would never support him.”

The Anti-Defamation League condemned the tone of criticism leveled against Nadler since he announced his decision, calling it “hateful” and “viscous.”

“The comments section of Congressman Nadler’s Facebook page is replete with Nazi analogies, vulgarities and obscenities, including references to him as a ‘stinking kapo,’ a coward and traitor to the U.S. and Israel, and one particularly appalling statement that read, ‘When you die there no place for you on Jewish cemetery,'” said the ADL.

Nadler’s announcement came just a few days before another New York Democratic representative, Carolyn Maloney, broke with her party’s majority support for the deal and said she would vote against adopting the Iran deal. Maloney said she could not accept the deal as is “out of conscience.”

Maloney joined New York representatives Eliot L. Engel, Nita M. Lowey, Steve Israel, Grace Meng and and Kathleen Rice in opposing the deal.


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  • Howard Charles Yourow, S.J.D.

    What progress — if any — is being made in the creation of a viable primary challenge to Nadler, primarily, if not exclusively, over his bone-headed mistake in support of the Iran nuclear ‘ deal ‘ ?

  • Joel

    For Mr. Nadler, “Never Again” has turned into a rousing chorus of “One More Time”

  • Steven Wenick

    He’s toast!

    • Blasto

      Let’s hope that there are sensible people in Brooklyn who will kill this trash to the curb. No doubt he’ll get a high paying private sector job from an Obama lackey after he’s defeated.

  • ART

    Shame on Nadler How can one support a treaty when the most important part is a secret agreement between iran and iaea that even Sec Kerry and Pres Obama admit that they did not read. So much for transparency and honesty Obama demands that we take his word that a document that he has not read and is the keystone of the treaty is OK Why is the IAEA document secret from the US when the Iranians know it?
    Shame on Nadler for being weak. There is too much at stake, including the usurpation of Congress’ power over foreign treaties which this is. In addition Obama violated his agreement to let Congress vote Before he went to the UN. Obama has surrendered power to the UN over US treaties

  • John Train

    JCPOA :

    *    Gives Putin and Russia the free hand they have been seeking to dominate Eastern Europe{Ukraine, Latvia, Lithuania and Georgia and a major position relative to Poland}.{See Newsweek: http://www.newsweek.com/russias-european-neighbors-rattled-putins-expansionism-334616 }

    *     Allows Iran to expand the scope and depth  of its entire  global terror operations including  expanding its currently  active penetration and  terror networks in Central and South America.{ http://foreignaffairs.house.gov/hearing/joint-subcommittee-hearing-iran-and-hezbollah-western-hemisphere; http://albertonisman.org/documents/. Here is a summary of Nisman’s 500 page report }

    *    Exposes the East coast of the US {New York, Washington and Boston| to the direct threat  a nuclear attack and  the entire US to the direct  threat of an  EMP attack.”{ http://www.wsj.com/articles/james-woolsey-and-peter-vincent-pry-the-growing-threat-from-an-emp-attack-1407885281 ; http://ltgjcmilopsg3.blogspot.com/2015/08/jcpoa-is-direct-threat-to-united-states.html }

    US Army Maj. Gen. Sidney Shachnow, a Holocaust survivor, in his book “Hope and and Honor” issues the following warning: When they say they’re going to kill you…believe them.

    A Jewish prosecutor in the employ of a western government warns his nation and warns the Jews of the world of the systematic impending threat posed by Iran. The prosecutor is then murdered. The question remains: Will Jewish Americans bury the Nisman report and ignore the warnings of Alberto Nisman?

    Unfortunately, apparently “yes” since many Jews who live in theUS do not understand the nature of the threat posed by Iran……

    What Jewish Americans must understand is that Iran poses a direct and immediate threat to every Jew

    Ten lessons that Jewish Americans must understand.  David Bedein 8-20-15 
    1. Jewish Americans must understand: The Iranian deal is not only about Israel.
    2. Jewish Americans must understand: The Iranian deal is not only about nukes.
    3. Jewish Americans must understand: If Iran gets the $50 billion in its coffers; an Iranian killing machine will be launched around the world.
    4. Jewish Americans must understand: That Iranian killing machine will pose an undisguised threat to every Jew in the world, beginning in the US.
    5. Jewish Americans must understand: The American Jewish Committee commissioned a study of the Iranian curriculum and found that Iranian schools prepare their students for war against the “Great Satan”, the US. The report is found on the website of the AJC for all to examine.
    6. Jewish Americans must understand: Teheran sponsored launched a mass murder attack at the hub of Jewish life in Argentina – a sign of things to come.
    7. Jewish Americans must understand: Two years ago, The Argentinean prosecutor Alberto Nisman issued a massive 500 page report which documented the plans of an Iranian killer network in more than a dozen nations.
    8. Jewish Americans must understand: Alberto Nisman was assassinated this year, and the case has been closed. There will not be an investigation into his murder.
    9. Jewish Americans must understand: Massive cash in the hands of Teheran would allow a free hand for killer squads to pursue Jews. Everywhere,
    10. Jewish Americans must understand: The Nazis obfuscated their plans to murder Jews. Teheran is proud to proclaim its lethal intention.