"Schumer's screed gets to the edge of sounding as if he is more a Senator working in the Knesset than working in the United States Senate."Fortunately, that's the closest he gets to the dual loyalty accusation, but even the fact that he hinted at it is informative. If a senator was strongly against healthcare reform, would he be accused of being a secret insurance agent? He would probably be accused of a great many things, but I don't think that one would be one of them. In the later half of his article, Clemons quotes Schumer directly. Let's take a look, shall we?
"I told the President, I told Rahm Emanuel and others in the administration that I thought the policy they took to try to bring about negotiations is counter-productive, because when you give the Palestinians hope that the United States will do its negotiating for them, they are not going to sit down and talk," Schumer told Segal. "Palestinians don't really believe in a state of Israel. They, unlike a majority of Israelis, who have come to the conclusion that they can live with a two-state solution to be determined by the parties, the majority of Palestinians are still very reluctant, and they need to be pushed to get there."That's not exactly an extremist point of view, it may not be exactly correct, but it's a viewpoint that is held by a great many Israelis and Americans. To simply disagree with Obama's handling of the negotiations (especially in light of the poll I posted earlier) should not be enough to warrant an accusation of "traitor." And yet it does. Perhaps it is because Schumer is Jewish?
Speaking of Schumer, let's talk about him some more: He's a Democrat, and has been described as "hard left." He is pro-gun control, strongly pro-choice, supported the Iraq War but criticized Bush's strategy, he's also in favor of sanctions on Iran. He is strongly in favor of gay marriage and other LGBT issues. You can read some more about him if you like, but as far as liberal issues go, he is right up there with the best of them.
But when it comes to disagreeing with the President on Israel, the HPers are ready to brand him a traitor, denounce him, and give him all kinds of the usual insults. How informative. Click the link below to read the comments of note out of a 230 comment thread.