like his Likud party did pretty well and he has the office of Prime Minister once again to go ahead do his thing in, as he has been doing.
And we can ask how it's been working, or what he plans, but I just want to focus on what he's done the last couple days, because I am not qualified to actually discuss Israeli politics, but as for politics in general, I know some desperate when I'm looking at it. Using the speech he made to the US Congress in an ad was probably to be expected. But a recorded spot from Chuck Norris is a little out-there.
Switching from supporting a two-state solution regarding Palestinians to being a one-state kind of guy was a pretty major thing, I would have thought. That looked like some really last-minute, grab the right wingers stuff, right there.
But this odd bit about thinking the Israeli-Arabs were messing with the vote by their lawful participation was just plain...racist? Would you call delegitimizing the votes of a bloc of people solely because you know they damn well won't vote for you and are of an ethnic and religious minority sort of racist? It's like he's saying that if he lost, it was because of some conspiracy--like ACORN in the Negev or something. But it looks like Israeli-Arabs didn't vote in a particularly above-par way. So that was some kind of...?
To me, he looked like a guy whose internal polling was saying "Are you sitting down?" But Likud did a little better than exit polling would have suggested. Not my country, so I know I don't understand everything, but will the kind of weird behavior he's displayed the past couple weeks leading up to the election pretty much negatively effect his current term? And overall, does it look like his coalition is a little weaker?
I guess this answer is still evolving.
(If not for the speech before Congress, I wouldn't have these questions at all.)