Follow the money

The Wall Street Journal reports:

Jewish donors and fund-raisers are warning the Obama re-election campaign that the president is at risk of losing financial support because of concerns about his handling of Israel.

The complaints began early in President Barack Obama’s term, centered on a perception that Mr. Obama has been too tough on Israel.

Some Jewish donors say Mr. Obama has pushed Israeli leaders too hard to halt construction of housing settlements in disputed territory, a longstanding element of U.S. policy. Some also worry that Mr. Obama is putting more pressure on the Israelis than the Palestinians to enter peace negotiations, and say they are disappointed Mr. Obama has not visited Israel yet.

One top Democratic fund-raiser, Miami developer Michael Adler, said he urged Obama campaign manager Jim Messina to be “extremely proactive” in countering the perception in the Jewish community that Mr. Obama is too critical of Israel.

He said his conversations with Mr. Messina were aimed at addressing the problems up front. “This was going around finding out what our weaknesses are so we can run the best campaign,” said Mr. Adler, who hosted a fund-raiser at his home for Mr. Obama earlier this year.

“Good friends tell you how you can improve. They don’t tell you ‘everything’s great’ and then you find out nobody buys the food in your restaurants,” he said.

It is difficult to assess how widespread the complaints are. Many Jews support Mr. Obama’s approach to the Middle East, and his domestic agenda. But Jewish fund-raisers for Mr. Obama say they regularly hear discontent among some supporters.

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3 thoughts on “Follow the money

  1. Norman

    So now we rename this country as the United States of Zionism. “O” sold out to the Israeli’s and their militant wing. He should be exposed for being an agent of a foreign power, for condoning this latest slap at the Palestinians.

  2. DE Teodoru

    The Republican Convention will be held at the Bronx Zoo. So Obama is the only homo sapiens choice we get. But no matter what he does, America is in the “down” elevator– going from feast to more famine– and Israel is nothing but a tape worm in its gun. We don’t eat, it doesn’t eat. I can only hope that the Israel issue doesn’t become the Jewish issue because most Jews– those many Democrat voters– feel as remote from Israel as anyone else. There’s a trend ahead: shedding leaches. Netanyahu can get Obama to talk crap without substance but then he can’t get Obama to cough up the cash either once we get really desperate. The Jews will then NOT line up when Israelis yells “you owe me!” because, in the final analysis, they’re Americans, not Israelis. So, Bibi, go get your money back from the neocons you paid at taxpayers’ expense to get us into Iraq, the $trillon war!

  3. joetote

    The majority of Jews in America according to the talking heads and pools will still vote for this clown, something as to which I scratch my head about every day. Can it really be true? Is the Jewish American population completely brain dead? Are they so completely screwed up in their heads that they believe for one moment that the atrocities we see aimed day after day at Israel will not be aimed at them once Israel is destroyed? Do they think for one moment a President that openly embraces a radical element bent on the elimination of the Jewish people will even try to stop the insurrection that is already making itself evident around the country? This same slow creeping cancer that is the Anti-Jewish sentiment is exactly the same as Nazi Germany. The similarities are there for all to see. Of course, I and others will be vilified for even having the audacity to compare our President to Hitler, yet he is allowing this to happen. Between his perceived hate for the Jews (again, this is how I see it!) and his Chaimberlain like stance of “I believe they’ll negotiate in good faith” belief in the radical Muslims who are now apparently running things (this clown really does believe in his heart radicals can be reasoned with. I’ve never figured this out, yet year after year morons think one can deal with hateful radicals. Can’t be done!) Israel, All Jews and if someone will finally get their heads out of their asses and realize, Western civilization as we know it are in deep danger!

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