Gene Simmons was interviewed by CNBC’s Jane Wells during his promotion of a website he’s involved in when the talk turned to politics.
Not widely known is the fact that Gene Simmons was born in Israel as Chaim Witz; (August 25, 1949). His mother and uncle were the only ones of his family from Poland to survive the Holocaust, so one might say Simmons is somewhat more opinionated with regard to Israel and the history of that country;
Jane Wells interviewed Simmons on CNBC and asked him what he thinks of President Obama, for whom Simmons voted and now regrets it. He answered, “If you have never been to the moon, you can’t issue policy about the moon. For the president to be sitting in Washington D.C. and saying, ‘Go back to your ‘67 borders in Israel’ – how abut you live there and try to defend an indefensible border – nine miles wide?”
“On one side, you got hundreds of millions of people who hate your guts. On the other side you got the Mediterranean. Unless you control the Golan Heights, it is an indefensible position. it is a nice idea, [but] when you grow up, you find out that life is not the way you imagine it.
“President Obama means well – I think he actually is a good guy, He has no idea of what the world is like because he does not have to live there.”
Possibly Simmons meant to say Obama doesn’t live in the real world as opposed to “the world” as highlighted above, which is true; he’s never had a real job where making a profit meant he could hire more people, so it’s easy for him to demonize companies who try to keep things in the black, rather than in the red.
Gene Simmons goes on to dis the United Nations, calling them a “paper tiger, and “The most pathetic body on the face of the planet.” True dat, too…