- Democrat Assemblyman representing NY-48th district
- well respected among Orthodox Jews
“Florida. Pennsylvania. Wherever Romney needs need me, I’ll be there,” Hikind said.
Arguing that Obama has been a bad president, Hikind said he was particularly infuriated that the president couldn’t find the time to meet with Netanyahu during the UN conference but has schmoozed with celebrities at New York fund-raisers.
“Israel is under the gun. Israel is the target of Iran. Israel’s existence is being threatened. And Obama doesn’t have time to meet with the Israeli PM? It’s insulting. It’s degrading. This president scares me,” Hikind said.
“I’m a Democrat but not a knee-jerk Democrat. I’m only loyal to America and the survival of Israel.”
“I’m pissed,” he told me. “I’m not off the bus yet, but I’m pissed and I’m going to harangue them.”
Obama’s making America look like a paper tiger in the face of Islamic violence, and his policy toward Israel is wrong. Obama’s refusal to meet last week with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is “unacceptable.”
“There should be a certain courtesy involved,” Koch said. “You don’t just say we can’t fit him into our schedule.”
Koch is also upset that “nobody has adequately explained to me how the boos for God and Israel at the Democratic convention were louder than the cheers. How can that be?”