Yesterday night, I was having dinner with my family when the phone rang. I could see it was some sort of telemarketing call based on Caller ID, but I picked up the receiver anyway. Turns out, it was the Republican Jewish Coalition calling with word of all the terrible things Chuck Hagel has done that make him unfit to be Secretary of State. Among those were his support for talking to the terrorist group, Hamas and his opposition to sanctions against Iran.
I knew from the NY Times that Sheldon Adelson was calling senators on behalf of the RJC and insisting that they vote No on Hagel. I presumed this meant he was sinking money into the Israel lobby attack on Hagel. But the robocall operation indicates that one of the Jewish plutocrats is funding such an operation.
I find it darkly ironic that Adelson earns his billions from bleeding gambling money from poor saps addicted to the action. Then he turns around and goes all in with the political racket, which is another form of gambling. Adelson is great at stealing gamblers money at the tables in Las Vegas and Macao, but he’s not good at gambling in the political realm. His track record in the last election was pretty awful. He only won one race, and that was because the Democratic senatorial candidate was embroiled in a scandal and lost.
Look at the very idea of robocalling Jewish voters in Washington State: we have two liberal Democratic senators who are not going to vote against Hagel. Why, if you were a smart tactician, would you waste your dollars calling liberal Jews in Seattle? But hey, if Adelson and the RJC want to waste their money on such mirages, be my guest.
Today, the Sunlight Foundation brings word that yet another Jewish 1%er is joining the fray against Hagel. A close political aide of billionaire cosmetics mogul, Ronald Lauder, has employed his PAC, Secure America Now, to campaign against the former Republican senator’s nomination. The group has created a petition campaign directed at Sen. Carl Levin, chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee. It has also compiled a “file” of useful information and a booklet that can be used in the effort to stop Hagel. There is, as yet, no smoking gun connecting Lauder directly to this effort, but the protegé, Allen Roth, has worked extraordinarily closely with Lauder is almost all his political ventures. It’s almost impossible to believe Lauder’s fingerprints aren’t all over this project.
Secure America Now is the same supposedly non-partisan group that released a poll during the presidential campaign that found only 43% of Jews were likely to vote for Obama. The poll, ostensibly prepared by Democratic (Pat Cadell) and Republican (John McLaughlin) pollsters, only turned out to be off by 26 points!
Jim Rutenberg has linked to this blog post in the NY Times Caucus blog.
Pathetic Elders-of-Zion wannabes.
I just have to wonder if there is some Jewish calling list, or does someone just go through the phone directory looking for Jewish-sounding names. I think it’s more likely that calls are strictly random.
I really don’t know why all the fuss about Hagel. He won’t be able to change US foreign policy and will only do what Obama tells him to do. Is this all just political theater, or what?
Fred Plester says
Marketing companies will sell mailing/calling lists which purport to be any sector of the population their customers might be interested in. Along the way, many of them are prepared to break all sorts of data protection laws to compile the list, and most of them are willing to sell lists with an awful lot of false positives on. So, possibly very nearly random in practice, but in theory the phone book and electoral register will have been fed through a few database “filters” to produce a list, which someone will have paid money for.
Anyone running a major gambling racket will have this kind of marketing company on speed-dial already.
It’s Secretary of Defense he’s going for not Secretary of State (first paragraph), John Kerry has already taken that one.
RE: “Pro-Israel Plutocrats Lauder, Adelson Funding Israel Lobby Assault on Hagel”
SEE: “The New McCarthyism of Jewish Organizations: Where Is Our Murrow?”, by Bernard Avishai, bernardavishai.blogspot.com, 12/26/12
ENTIRE ARTICLE – http://bernardavishai.blogspot.com/2012/12/the-new-mccarthyism-of-jewish.html
RE: “Which brings me to Sen. Hagel. I think it is time to acknowledge, bluntly, that certain major Jewish organizations, indeed, the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations—also, the ADL, AIPAC, the American Jewish Committee, political groups like the Republican Jewish Coalition, along with their various columnists, pundits, and list-serves—are among the most consistent purveyors of McCarthyite-style outrages in America today. Are there greater serial defamers of public officials in fake campaigns against defamation?” ~ by Bernard Avishai (from above)
SEE: “The Washington witch trial of Chuck Hagel”, By Larry Derfner, +972 Magazine, 2/01/13
Under pressure over the issues of Iran and Israel at his Senate confirmation hearing, Obama’s nominee for defense secretary caves in completely.
ENTIRE COMMENTARY – http://972mag.com/the-washington-witch-trial-of-chuck-hagel/65286/