In an interview with Larry King, Hollywood director and leading liberal light Rob Reiner likened Hamas to the Tea Party:
Anytime you’re dealing with an extreme group, you cannot negotiate with them, and the way to do it is to eliminate it.
It is tempting to call Reiner a meathead, but that would be too easy. Aside from the fact the Tea Party isn't in the habit of using people as human shields nor building underground tunnels to smuggle weapons, it is apparent Reiner didn't get the memo from the White House. The Obama Administration is all too happy to negotiate with Hamas. It did, after all, recognize Hamas' entry into a coalition with Fatah last spring. And when the Arab world closed ranks against Hamas and backed an Egyptian brokered ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, John Kerry was busy conducting negotiations with Hamas' benefactors - Turkey and Qatar.