President Obama's speech on the Middle East included a call for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that should be negotiated around the 1967 borders. The new position (which may or may not be all that new) was quickly decried as anti-Israel by candidates for the Republican presidential nomination.
In his speech, Obama said, "We believe the borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps, so that secure and recognized borders are established for both states. The Palestinian people must have the right to govern themselves and reach their full potential in a sovereign and contiguous state."
The reaction to the statement was swift among the GOP's presidential hopefuls. Mitt Romney said "President Obama has thrown Israel under the bus." Tim Pawlenty called Obama's statement "a mistaken and very dangerous demand."
But perhaps the quickest move came from possible nominee Michelle Bachman conducted 150,000 robocalls into Iowa and ...1