There’s a super-PAC called Ready for Hillary that is preparing the ground for a possible run by Hillary Clinton for president: “Ready for Hillary is the vehicle through which Americans of all walks of life are expressing their support for a potential Hillary run.”
Hillary’s faith has remained a guiding light throughout her career — informing her public service and shaping her vision of a society where all people grow and prosper.
And now there’s a separate effort at the super-PAC aimed at Jews, called Jewish Americans Ready for Hillary. “Throughout her career, Hillary Clinton has fought for the issues that matter most to Jewish Americans.” The campaign announced its formation yesterday, and it’s led in part by “a former finance director for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)”, the leading Israel lobby organization.
Its press release indicates that Jews are the only religious group specifically targeted:
Jewish Americans Ready for Hillary joins other Ready for Hillary constituency groups, such as Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Ready for Hillary, Black Americans Ready for Hillary, Faith Ready for Hillary, Latinos Ready for Hillary, LGBT Ready for Hillary, Native Americans Ready for Hillary, Veterans Ready for Hillary, Women Ready for Hillary and Young Americans Ready for Hillary.
Sarah Posner reports, slyly, that Muslims, Christians and Buddhists are not singled out:
Here’s the best part [of the announcement]:
“This effort isn’t only about money,” says [Fran] Katz Watson, the Democratic political fundraiser and former finance director for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and the Democratic National Committee (DNC). “But it certainly includes money. We want your names, we want your time, we want your enthusiasm, but we also want a little of your money,” she says. “If it’s $20.16, $100.00, or Ready for Hillary’s $25,000 maximum contribution, we hope you will participate in every way you can.”
(Pro tip: if you’re going to put out a statement that your effort isn’t about fundraising, don’t quote a professional fundraiser, who then goes on to ask for money.)
Also, notice that Hillary’s profession of faith at the site does not mention Methodist background and worship, though she has spoken directly of this experience. Jews really are special. We are simply essential to Democratic aspirations, because of our presence in the Establishment; experts have suggested that anywhere from one-third to two-thirds of the money Democrats raise comes from Jews. And P.S. Money is the mother’s milk of politics.