Tzipi Livni, the Labor party’s latest actor posing as a politician, swept the sewers Saturday night to trash Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in unprecedented terms, calling him “impotent”, “garbage” and a ”zero.”
Tzipi Livni has been a bad actor ever since she went into politics. She comes across as a phony, an intelligent woman who has tried to fool everybody by talking like a diplomat, talking like a politician and talking like a prime minister, a position she held for three months when Ehud Olmert was forced to quit because of criminal accusations and which she had to leave because couldn’t form a coalition government.
Talk about impotence!
Saturday night, she decided to act like a low-brow stand-up comedian on the satirical show called Matzav HaUma, the State of the Nation.
She won guffaws form the audience, shocked faces from the hosts and arguably lost thousands of voters for her performance that made gutter politics look respectable.
Her HaTnua party, which was able to elect only six people to the disbanded Knesset, merged with the Labor party last week in an agreement that would make its chairman Yitzchak Herzog and Livni prime ministers on a rotational basis if they can form a government after the elections.
Livni explained on the satirical show, “Two prime ministers with potential are better than one prime minister who is impotent.”
That is hitting below the belt, pardon the expression, even if Netanyahu were not prime minister.
Then she played Dracula and went for the jugular vein but missed and went back for the groin, apparently her favorite target, to wit:”[Herzog and I] will take out the garbage together.”
Her next shot also was beyond the pale.
Referring to the “Zero Value Added Tax” for new homes, which was promoted by Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid and which never was encouraged by Netanyahu, she told the audience, “The truth is that Bibi said he is going to elections on the Zero VAT proposal. I thought that there is one zero in this story but it is not VAT,” meaning it is Netanyahu.
She was so thrilled with herself that she had a hard time to stop laughing.
Livni showed that she can be disgusting. She may have pleased her hardcore supporters who chuckle at the put-downs, but even the show’s hosts were shocked.
One of them asked Livni why she didn’t use such language when she was dismissed by Netanyahu as Justice Minister by Netanyahu.
Her answer was so crude and ugly that it cannot be hinted at with even a single letter without offending readers.
It was a disgusting gutter remark that is used only by the crudest of the crude, and Livni herself apologized immediately after spitting out the expression.
Hillary Clinton, who has trouble speaking a single sentence without the infamous four-letter “F” word, should get along well with Livni if both of them are elected.
Even more shocking than Livni’s remarks was the absolute silence by Israel’s establishment anti-Netanyahu media.
If Netanyahu had used language, he would have been nailed to the Star of David.
The media did permit itself to quote Likud ministers who attacked Livni for her degrading and insulting remarks.
“Is she on drugs?” asked Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz, who may be appointed temporary Finance Minister before the elections.
He added, “Yesterday, we saw a disgusting and unprecedented sight of trashing the Prime Minister…. Since her [diplomatic] relations with Abu Mazen [Mahmoud Abbas] have been cut off, she has gone off the deep end. She is addicted to ties with the Palestinians, and she cannot get along without them..”