Jewish Press Is Honest About Hillary’s Jewish Money ‘Cadre’. MSM Isn’t.

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The Jewish Daily Forward has openly identified "some of" Hillary Clinton’s biggest donors as a "cadre" of Jews with the power to "influence" the Democratic Party’s decision to prolong the fight between her and Obama until the convention, or not. Cadre and influence–aren’t those canards?

I welcome the honesty. The recent threatening letter to Nancy Pelosi on the subject of the super-delegates sticking by Hillary was signed by 20 giant donors, by my count about half of them Jews, including Haim Saban, the Zionist supporter of the Brookings Institution who gives millions in soft money to the Dems. Wait–here I see that the JTA reported that 12 of them are Jewish. And JTA has also been a leader in openly describing Freedom’s Watch, Bush’s angels, as an organ of rich Jewish Republicans.

The fascination here is that the Jewish press is being honest and helpful about something that all Jews and all people who follow politics know: wealth-generating Jews are major players, perhaps THE major players, in Democratic politics. They call the shots, or certainly help to. And Jewish issues have become a central wedge issue in the Obama/Hillary divide, in ways highly reminiscent of the Lamont/Lieberman fight of ’06. Look at the bubbling Merrill McPeak controversy, in which the retired general, an Obama adviser, has bravely stood by his comments about Jewish voters even as the Hillary campaign calls his views "troubling."

Meantime, the mainstream press tiptoes around the issue. Chris Matthews, scared of nothing when it comes to ethnic politics, is scared to bring this one up. The other day Linda Douglass of ABC spoke of all the "gender" and "racial" issues that are playing out between Obama and Hillary–true, but also something of an evasion. On MSNBC, discussing the donors’ threat earlier this week, Jonathan Alter said that Obama’s donations average about $110-odd each ($193 million collected from 165,000 people–wait, isn’t that $1,100 per, compared to about $1200 per for Hillary–actually not that big a difference), and offered it as evidence of Obama’s insurgent populist appeal against the "backbone" of the party. True and insightful; but again, not a word about the Jewish angle, which Alter, an old friend and associate of mine from Harvard days, knows as well as I do. The only guy I’ve heard talking about Jews and Hillary on MSNBC is the rebarbative Joe Scarborough.

This grand elision might be excusable if we were talking merely of sociology, the march of my people into the establishment through the Clinton years on–a great uncovered story. But we’re not talking just sociology. We’re talking about Middle East policy. A lot is at stake. Hearts and minds, heads and extremities, too. Let’s have the conversation.

P.S. Thanks to commenter Jim Haygood for pointing out the transparent role of money in the Chicago Global Affairs Council’s blacklisting of Walt and Mearsheimer.

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  1. jonathan ekman
    March 29, 2008, 12:38 pm

    The abject cowardice of the MSM is beyond
    belief. Who will write of the endless
    postponements of the AIPAC trial? Who will
    mention the case of David H. Brooks? Who
    will dare to investigate the Spinka trial
    or uncover the depths of corruption in the
    Diveroli case?

  2. bondo
    March 29, 2008, 1:50 pm

    the MSM is jewish. its objective is to deceive, lie to, confuse, keep ignorant the "others" especially about israeli agressions, atrocities, wars(iraq is an israeli/jewish war fought by americans), and jewish power and the jew's lobby. the MSM is also in place to support american imperial actions. this jewry loves.

  3. the Sword of Gideon
    March 29, 2008, 2:20 pm

    I really do love the Phil Weiss fan base. You guys forgot about the Jewish guy on the grassy knoll though.

  4. Bill
    March 29, 2008, 4:14 pm

    Money talks! When extremely rich citizens give large of money to a candidate it is a "you owe me" or in plain English, a bribe!How can a citizen subvert his country, it's unconscionable. I think dual loyalty is a misnomer. These people are "citizens" of convenience. They are traitors to this country. And to the politicians who accept these bribes, they are should be tared and feathered. Well, it would be expensive to have the population pay the election tab for these politicians, but a lot is needless waste, and can be regulated. It seems to me that the cost would be less that $16 billion/month and 4,000+ deaths to these brave young men and women, and lets not forget the Iraqi loss.

  5. todd
    March 29, 2008, 4:20 pm

    So the MSM isn't mainly Jewish? I thought that Phil's point all along has been that Jews do control the media.

  6. liberal white boy
    March 29, 2008, 4:26 pm

    Come on Phil you are not keeping up. Wealthy Democratic Zionist Contributors Demand Their Dollars Be Counted In Delegate Race
    link to homo-sapien-underground.blogspot.com
    Oh by the SOG JFK was sort of standing in the way of those Israeli Nuclear weapons. So we have motive. JFK was apparently the last Democrat with balls.

  7. liberal white boy
    March 29, 2008, 4:47 pm

    Oh crap and badge man on the knoll could have easily passed for an Israeli. Back then though Israeli Mossad spies were alot more professional. I bet there wasn't one of them flicking their cigarette lighters or shaking hands(back then it wasn't okay for white people to act like negroes) in front of their 8 millimeters, waiting for Oswald to shoot. Israeli kids, I swear if they just were not so damn cute you would have to beat them with a Palestinian stick.

  8. the Sword of Gideon
    March 29, 2008, 4:52 pm

    What does that mean, it wasn't ok for white people to act like negroes. Please enlighten me. Surely Oswald was a dupe of the ZOG. And what about the Jewess Lewinsky. What was her role in all this. And Chandra Levy, another mossad agent, was she not

  9. Todd
    March 29, 2008, 4:56 pm

    "And what about the Jewess Lewinsky. What was her role in all this. And Chandra Levy, another mossad agent, was she not"

    They were just dumb girls with loose morals.

  10. Charles Keating
    March 29, 2008, 7:02 pm

    Aw, come on–they were just girls gone wild, wanting a bit more than a t-shirt from our hero.

  11. liberal white boy
    March 29, 2008, 7:10 pm

    Okay SOG but I'm going to make this brief cause my girl friend is bitching that I'm wasting too much time on the Internet and not paying enough attention to her. We used to have this crazy idea in this country that the races needed to be segregated. Kinda like Israel and the Palestinians today. It just wasn't acceptable to be with or act like African Americans. That's what I meant. As for Lewinsky let me say that once I was a Clinton supporter. Monika as I later figured out however was no accident or simply a ho as Todd believes. Ken Star of course pointed this out in his report. A foreign country had been bugging our Presidents conversations and phone sex with Monika and that country was none other than Israel. While all of this was going on our right wing conspirators (our budding neocons and their Evangelical friends) were trying to get Bill impeached. During this time a bunch of Arabs were planning a terrorist attack on the good old USA. Remember Sog Clinton hate was the stepping stone for Zionist hate between the Communist USSR and Arabs/Terrorism (as if there is any difference right SOG?) Our number one ally of course had an army of spies here monitoring the future hijackers. They were living next door to them. I'll bet you anything that the Mossad dudes were buying shots for the hijackers the night before 9/11. You remember they were hanging out at titty bars don't you Sog. It is a wonder the hung over Mossad agents could even get up in time to see the fireworks from Liberty Park the next day. They were probably still drunk when the first plane hit don't you think SOG? I guess we will never know the tapes the Mossad terrorists took of themselves are now classified by our Government. Explain that one to me Sog. I bet you won't even try.

  12. Ed
    March 29, 2008, 7:20 pm

    What are "Sayanim"? A conspiracy theory? Not according to Wikipedia.
    link to en.wikipedia.org

    Here's a more inclusive definition:
    link to groups.google.com

    What percentage of the 12 Hillary donors are Sayanim, and of that percentage, how many received the money they donate to political causes from the Israeli government, which received it originally from the American taxpayers? In other words, how much of that "donor" money is laundered US taxpayer dough?

    The Zionists have been running this scam for years, but only in today’s political and economic climate are people starting to take notice.

    Scamming people on the margins is one thing, but when the entire two-party system becomes one huge shell game, the house of cards isn't long for this world.

    As the scam’s most egregious and blatant beneficiaries, the Zionists are sinking fast, despite the best efforts of Saynim-with-US-citizenship posing as Americans to divert attention away from the heart of the swindle.

  13. the Sword of Gideon
    March 29, 2008, 8:37 pm

    Ed, you really need to get back on medication

  14. Todd
    March 29, 2008, 8:42 pm

    I've heard the accusations that Israel blackmailed Clinton, and that the White House was bugged. Could that be true? I certainly believe that agents and supporters of Israel would do just that. What I don't understand is why Clinton would still be cozy with the Israel-first crowd. Both Bill and Hillary have the reputation of being vindictive. Where's the anger?

    I've heard Lewinsky speak, and she is either a good actress, or too dumb to be a spy. I'm willing to entertain the idea, though. Any links?

  15. samuel burke
    March 29, 2008, 11:24 pm

    Jewish press no.1 is honest and reports half of the untold story.
    Jewish press no.2 is silent.

  16. samuel burke
    March 29, 2008, 11:54 pm

    sword of gideon makes what i think is a funny remark.

    "You guys forgot about the Jewish guy on the grassy knoll though."

    the israel lobby is easily observable, the guy on the grassy knoll on the other hand wasnt recorded or seen because technology wasnt that ubiquitous back then, otherwise there would probably exist a picture or a recording somewhere. But because he wasnt recorded and captured in a still picture whether he existed or not is left twisting in the wind.

    the lobby or aipac or the israeli lobby, or however it is known among its friends is a known force, while the guy on the grassy knoll, well he may not even have existed.

    see the difference?

  17. Michael Blaine
    March 30, 2008, 3:12 am

    Phil, could you please start doing blog posts on the following issue?:

    ‘On 1 May 2007, the Center for Economic and Policy Research of Washington, DC, released a study prepared by the economic and political forecasting company Global Insight on the long-term economic impact of increased military spending. Guided by economist Dean Baker, this research showed that, after an initial demand stimulus, by about the sixth year the effect of increased military spending turns negative. The US economy has had to cope with growing defence spending for more than 60 years. Baker found that, after 10 years of higher defence spending, there would be 464,000 fewer jobs than in a scenario that involved lower defence spending.

    Baker concluded: “It is often believed that wars and military spending increases are good for the economy. In fact, most economic models show that military spending diverts resources from productive uses, such as consumption and investment, and ultimately slows economic growth and reduces employment.”’

  18. Rowan Berkeley
    March 30, 2008, 3:51 am

    If you want the common touch (such as when trolling on antizionist boards) use "sayanim" as a singular – "he's a sayanim"

  19. Richard Witty
    March 30, 2008, 6:52 am

    What is MSM?

    Any chance people can speak in English, rather than alphabet soup or code?

  20. Jim Haygood
    March 30, 2008, 10:00 am

    .

    Richard: MSM = MainStream Media. The post-MSM crowd calls it the LameStream Media. Pick your preferred neologism.

    "Meantime, the mainstream press tiptoes around the issue."

    All "campaign reform" is based on openness and transparency. The JTA's report about 12 of 20 Clinton backers being Jewish is basic investigative journalism. One regularly finds such reports in the Jewish press, where Jewish influence is celebrated, sometimes with cautions to the effect of "maybe we'd better tone this down a little; we're getting too prominent here."

    The MSM, however, discreetly follows the prevailing double standard: Jews may speak freely of Jewish influence, but gentiles may not without being suspected of anti-semitism. The sliming of Obama's advisor McPeak, whose comments seem both factual and innocuous, is an example of the career risks attendant on breaking this unwritten rule of American society. Otherwise, it would be broken more frequently.

    Yet, isn't it risky to suppress discussion in a free society? It can lead to the "beach ball effect" — after being held under water, the ball pops out with a surprisingly large splash. Walt and Mearsheimer were only a preview of the splash I'm talking about.

  21. Rowan Berkeley
    March 30, 2008, 10:11 am

    the liberals can be distinguished from the conservatives in the slimefest, in that they do not bring up McPeak's conviction for drunk driving.

  22. Protest II, Allied with S o Gideon
    March 30, 2008, 10:33 am

    =====================================
    I know Phil personally.
    It is a tragedy that he landed in the corner of anti-Zionism.
    In life, he looks like a very smart salesman, but he would deny it.
    He goes out to be the opposite of his image, and the result is this uneducated anti-Zionist.
    It is a tragic loss to intellectual America.

    PS. According to a friend who studied at Chicago University, and is familiar with the two anti-Israel Lobbyists, Mearsheimer is a decent man, who slipped like Phil.
    While Walt must have been hopeless all his life, a strange narrowminded bitter citizen.
    ==============================
    ==============================

  23. Todd
    March 30, 2008, 10:45 am

    So Phil is realy a sheister gone straight? Is that a bad thing?

  24. Charles Keating
    March 30, 2008, 11:13 am

    Let's see, the Palestinians are not a recognizable peoplehood, and Israel is not a recognizable state. Indeed, Israeli is not a recognizable national status. Who's the sheister?

  25. LAX
    March 30, 2008, 11:24 am

    Jews are a media market-dominant minority in the U.S.

  26. Andrew Sommers
    March 30, 2008, 1:25 pm

    Obama has millions of Jewish supporters and receives millions in Jewish donations for his campaign. His campaign manager is a Jew. Would someone please clue in these Jews that ZOG Headquarters has commanded that Jews support Hilary.

    My God people, the African-Americans are in lock step on this one and look at you pathetically diverse Jews. Why should anyone be afraid of you people?

    Philip – I'm sure AIPAC appreciates you bringing word to your people what their marching orders are. Good job. Sayanim of the Month perhaps?

    What I want to know is why the MSM has been silent about the incredible order and alignment of the African-American community and the complete disorder of the Jewish community on this election issue.

    My name is Andy Sommers. I'm Jewish. I'm voting for Obama, and I've approved this post.

  27. American
    March 30, 2008, 1:50 pm

    Of all the countries in the world that need a civil war to clean them up, we need one the most.

    Wake me when it starts, until then everyone is wasting their time nitpicking about all the cesspools that need cleaning out.

  28. Michael Blaine
    March 30, 2008, 4:29 pm

    'What percentage of the 12 Hillary donors are Sayanim, and of that percentage, how many received the money they donate to political causes from the Israeli government, which received it originally from the American taxpayers? In other words, how much of that "donor" money is laundered US taxpayer dough?'

    Good question.

    The Congressional Black Caucus used to receive US "aid" money to Haiti recycled via the Jean Bertrand Aristide regime as campaign donations.

    So, the phenomenon is real.

  29. Rowan Berkeley
    March 31, 2008, 1:44 am

    i love this do it yourself zionist psychoanalysis. I wonder who invented it, because it makes shmuley boteach (already not the brightest bulb) look brilliant by contrast – give it every possible prop and it still emerges something like this :

    "phil anti zionist. mummy drop phil on head as baby?"

  30. Rowan Berkeley
    March 31, 2008, 1:54 am

    oh my GOD . shmuley is Efraim Diveroli's maternal uncle.
    link to isteve.blogspot.com

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