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A friend sent this photo today. It was taken at the intersection of Biscayne Blvd and 110 Street in Miami Beach, Florida.

The ad was placed by the American Principles Super Pac. Here is another ad the organization is running in south Florida:

Obama gasolinebillboard

Here’s the Sunlight Foundation on the American Principles Super Pac:

It’s one of a number of pop up super PACs that are emerging just before the November election, barraging voters with advertisements before having to reveal any information about financial backers. American Principles will release its first list of donors by Oct. 20. The treasurer for another such super PAC aimed at Florida voters, Treasure Coast Jobs Coalition, declined to comment for this article. 

American Principles Super PAC’s spokesman, Eytan Laor, declined to name the group’s donors, but conceded that most are pro-Israel Republicans. He characterized them as “concerned individuals” and “small business corporations.” Spending decisions are made by a small group of people, including Laor, and no one person is in charge, he said.

The group believes in “American exceptionalism,” a foreign policy that distinguishes enemies from allies, conservative monetary and fiscal policies, and limited government intervention in the private sector, according to a press release.

Laor is also raising money for pro-Israel Republicans in Congress though a traditional PAC—which must abide by contribution limits unlike super PACs. It is also called American Principles PAC and has raised raised close to $200,000 this election cycle, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Despite the identical names and the fact that both committees share donors and Laor’s labor, he insisted there is a clear distinction between the PAC and super PAC. The super PAC is about opposing Obama and electing select Republicans in 2012 and is not about Israel, Laor maintained. They have “no connection,” he said.

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  1. Dan Crowther on October 13, 2012, 2:38 pm

    And it looks like Romney will take Florida, so I guess it works.

  2. Bumblebye on October 13, 2012, 5:21 pm

    Definitely part of the Borg Collective, whether or not he’s dual-nat.
    email and phone number as contact details on the bottom of this piece:

  3. ColinWright on October 13, 2012, 6:32 pm

    …and you guys keep wanting to play nice.

    Nice guys finish last.

  4. mjordan on October 13, 2012, 6:48 pm

    It’s ironic how the ad is trying to show that Israel is the victim of Iranian aggression while using an image that shows Israel has wiped Palestine off the map.

  5. Citizen on October 13, 2012, 8:30 pm

    Actually, there’s no difference between Mitt and Obama on Israel. Beiden said it all, asking Ryan, “Do you want war?” When it comes to self interest, either will bomb Iran ; it’s just self-interest and finger to the winds. Same as Truman when he recognized Israel against all consensus of US interests. US is plutocracy; Zionists have the most focused big bucks.

  6. ColinWright on October 14, 2012, 1:47 am

    Citizen says: “Actually, there’s no difference between Mitt and Obama on Israel.”

    I only wish that were so. I think very little of Obama — and I would be happy not to vote for him.

    Sadly, I do think it makes a difference, and so I don’t want Romney to win, and so I am going to vote for Obama.

  7. Abuadam on October 14, 2012, 10:21 am

    Living in South Florida, I see the second billboard all the time, and I cannot but help that is what ignorant White America believes, never mind most of the foreign oil comes from Canada, Mexico and Venezuela. And as for that oil they want pumped out of the Gulf of Mexico, by British Petroleum, that goes on the open market to the highest bidder not necessarily to the USA.
    Oh well sooner than later White America will lose its political power, now that they lost their population edge that is why they are afraid of OBAMA, not that they care about a Jewish State.
    And yes COLIN WRIGHT I will vote for OBAMA also.

  8. yourstruly on October 14, 2012, 1:27 pm

    Obama could regain the momentum during Tuesday’s debate by challenging Romney on his statement (re: a war against Iran) to the effect that he (Romney) would follow Netanyahu’s lead in attacking iran (ie the tail will be allowed to wag to dog), thus forcing the republican candidate to reaffirm or disavow his prior statement. Either way, he’d lost support, since reaffirming would scare off some followers who fear the consequences of yet another war, and disavowing would chase away some of the gung-ho warhawk supporters. Unfortunately for Obama, his own committment to the Zionist entity might preclude his making such a challenge, especially since it would force him to seriously consider the impact of his expressing publicly that at least on this one issue there is daylight between the U.S. & Israel? Depends, perhaps, on how far he’s willing to go in order to win a second term. Far enough to risk weakening the special relationship, if that’s what it’ll take?

    • ColinWright on October 14, 2012, 3:44 pm

      Hammering Romney on getting Americans into another war is a good one. Americans don’t want to have another war at the moment. We’ve been put off our feed on that one.

      …But keep it simple. Just pound on how Romney wants another war. Make it ‘vote Romney if you want to repeat Iraq.’ Americans may not know much — but they know they didn’t enjoy Iraq.

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