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Billionaires Trump, Adelson, Meeting before Las Vegas Republican Debate

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

(JNi.media) Donald Trump, whose wealth is estimated at $4 billion, is meeting casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, estimated at just under $29 billion, before Tuesday night’s Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas, Politico reported. The debate, will be held at Adelson’s Venetian hotel.

Adelson, who leans towards Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), is meeting privately with several Republican candidates before the debate Tuesday. Adelson is yet to announce his final pick for support, and judging by the 2012 campaign, when he invested $100 million and received nothing in return, having Adelson’s support may not guarantee victory.

According to The Guardian and Politico, Adelson will eventually make a multi-million dollar donation to a Super PAC supporting Rubio. Trump has mocked the senator for not having as much money as he, and so having to sell himself out to the large donors. Trump called Rubio a “perfect little puppet” on Tweeter.

Trump might not receive a favorable response from Adelson, who absolutely loves Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Last week, after Netanyahu rejected Trump’s plan to visit him in Jerusalem—on account of his anti-Muslim stance—Trump complained that Bibi’s response was “inappropriate.”

Trump continues to reach for the ceiling in the polls, Muslims or no Muslims. An ABC News/Washington Post national poll on Tuesday gave him 38 points over Cruz with 15, Rubio 12, and Carson 12. Trump bested Cruz in Iowa, after having slipped to second place last week. The PPP (D) Iowa Republican poll released Tuesday shows Trump with 28 over Cruz with 25.

Trump-mania; Catch-It!

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

In Israel, there is arguably no greater fan of “The Donald” and his campaign for president than Seth Cogan. In his words, a view into the candidacy of Donald Trump:

A few points about Mr. Trump’s campaign that must be considered:

1. The reason Donald Trump resonates with the voter is that they know something is wrong with the way the US political system works and he is able to communicate that in a direct manner. No spin; No filter, Trump’s message is not rehearsed, it is not parsed over by handlers. Mr Trump simply says what he believes and the voter knows to be true.

2. Voters know that the media is not honest in the way they report the news.

3. Voters know that the political class is only interested in the next election and how they can enrich themselves.

4. Trump is funding his entire campaign himself and is not interested in being owned by the political class.

5. He continues to speak his mind and control the news cycle and his audience love him for it.

6. The Republican National Committee (RNC) does not want him, The RNC would even prefer Ted Cruz at this point and that is saying a lot. Ted Cruz is almost as hated as Trump. Cruz is labeled a Tea Party extremist, as if wanting to stand by the Constitution is a negative.

7. The problem is Cruz is not a celebrity, and can not control or dictate the narrative the way Trump can.

8. From the beginning, Trump has set the agenda starting with his salvo about illegal immigration, then saying that he would control ISIS by bombing their oil fields. He was heavily lampooned for this but has anyone notice that we are now bombing the oil. That is Obama who is doing that and Trump was the one who suggested it.

9. His latest comments about pausing our immigration policy until we get an understanding of  how we are vetting these refugees is spot on. He is taking a lot of heat for it but he is 100 percent correct. Our Secretary of Defense has said we are at War, most people agree, and no country takes in insurgents who have said they will exploit the weakness of the host country.

10. What will be needed by our next President, as Trump has pointed out, is competence- NOT being nice or politically correct. America can’t afford that at this time with too many issues that must be dealt with immediately. A national debt that is crippling the economy and diminishing American power in the world. A bankrupt nation cannot dictate or control events. No one will listen. Again I don’t know if anyone can fix this problem, it may be too late. But for sure business as usual as we have seen from new House Speaker  Paul Ryan or Hillary Clinton on the left will just be a continuation of what has not worked.

11. People are fearful that Trump is a  fear-mongering demagogue. Trump is not a true Republican nor a true Democrat. He could easily live out his years with his wealth and not be concerned with the posterity of the country. Like George Washington, the Founding Fathers and great Patriots before him, Trump is willing to risk reputation and treasure to try an make a difference.

12. If he is rebuffed it will be much more painful for the American people then it will be for Trump. We are at a crossroads in the nations history. We have kicked the can down the road as far as we can. We are out of road. It is business as usual or put someone in who has a chance to be different. Again in my opinion he is the only one. May not be every ones cup of tea but generally great leaders are not. I hope we have the courage to make the correct decision.

13. America must be BOLD.

With all that said, my opinions on the Republican Jewish Committee (RJC) statements by Trump stand as expressed below:

In one word it was Fantastic!

Let me tell you why. The RJC represents a moneyed class just as many other PACs that want to control their candidates.  Before Trump even got to the question and answer part of the speech, he already said as much. He said to the audience that he was the best candidate where Israel is concerned and I believe both by money and voice he has earned that title. And then he said to the audience “but you are not going to vote for me because I don’t want your money.” And I think that is the key to this whole election.

Trump has elegantly pointed out to the American voter that politicians are not looking out for their interests in the deals that they make. They serve the political class and those that give politicians money at the expense of the welfare of the country in general. This election can not be business as usual because the country is bankrupt. The US government owes $20 trillion in published debt and with unfunded liabilities that number is closer to a $100 trillion. We can not afford higher interest rates which are coming because of the reckless federal reserve printing trillions of dollars with no evidence that they are willing to stop. This is going to cause a collapse of the dollar and a dramatic drop in the standard of living for all Americans.

That is what is at stake in this election which is what Trump is attempting to mitigate. Frankly it may be to late, but Trump is our only hope in this election which makes it an important election for Israel. Because what is good for America is good for Israel. The problem in the US is not only of Obama’s making he had plenty of help from the economics of the Bush administration and the Federal Reserves easy money supply under Alan Greenspan.

So with that said and all the problems the US is facing the one that most threatens the free world and Israel is the game changer of a financial collapse in the US with a failing dollar. That event will plunge the US into an economic crisis that will make the Great Depression look small. Remember when the great Depression came the US debt was relatively small and the US was a nation of net savers. Now we are the biggest debtor nation in world history.

In summary, what we are have in this election is the opportunity to change the trajectory of the way the Political class spends our money in the US because they are mortgaging future generations on both sides of the isle. This is why Trump is receiving incoming from the right as well as the left. Frankly there is nothing left to mortgage and if that is not changed the US will have a collapse in the dollar.  The world will not continue to send the US its goods for worthless pieces of paper. We desperately need a President that will not be influenced by the Political class which includes the RJC. Our only choice is Trump.

Ahead of the Republican Field, Carson Claims Jewish Support on ‘Gun Control and the Holocaust’

Sunday, October 25th, 2015

(JNi.media) Appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Republican presidential candidate, retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson, many in the Jewish community have supported his point of view linking the Nazi gun control efforts and the ease with which they were able to round up Jews. After the October 1, 2015 mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, Carson said Hitler would not have attained his goals as easily if the Jews were armed. “There’s a reason these dictatorial people take the guns first,” Carson said, and caught much flak for it.

“Some people will try to take that and, you know, make it into an anti-Jewish thing, which is foolishness,” Carson said, adding that many in the Jewish community have told him he was exactly right.

Carson, who said he would “love” to see abortion becoming illegal nationwide with few exceptions, with the overturning of Roe vs. Wade, told NBC’s Chuck Todd: “I’m a reasonable person and if people can come up with a reasonable explanation of why they would like to kill a baby, I’ll listen.”

He did concede possibly allowing abortions to preserve the life of the mother, saying, “That’s an extraordinarily rare situation, but if in that very rare situation it occurred, I believe there’s room to discuss that.”

Carson is leading the Republican field in recent polling. A Friday Des Moines Regisiter/Bloomberg poll shows him with a nine-point lead in Iowa. A Quinnipiac University poll Thursday gives him an eight point lead over Donald Trump in Iowa.

Alluding to the hatchet job much of the media, as well as his chief rival in the race, billionaire Donald Trump, have done on him, Carson said: “As people get to know me, they know that I’m not a hateful, pathological person like some people try to make me out to be. And that will be self-evident. So I don’t really worry about that.”

As to the attack from Trump saying he has “super low energy,” Carson said, “I’m not sure that there’s anybody else running who has spent 18 or 20 hours intently operating on somebody.”

‘Draft Bloomberg’ Movement Gaining Momentum … On Wall Street

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

(JNi.media) ormer NY mayor Michael Bloomberg has been receiving phone calls from his Wall Street pals over the summer, according to the NY Times, asking him to run for president.

Bill Ackman, who’s been probed by the FBI for Herbalife stock manipulation (he allegedly tried to ruin the company’s name so he could short its stock), declared at a Bloomberg Markets conference, “He’s all the best of Trump without the worst of Trump,” and, “I would do everything in my power to get this guy elected,” plus a joke about how much the whole thing should cost: “It’s just one quarter’s dividend.”

In September, political consultant Ian Bremmer tweeted: “Word from those that know: Mike Bloomberg now seriously considering Independent run.” To which Bloomberg replied: “Not going to happen.”

“The more uncertain the electoral outlook grows, the more likely it is that people, particularly with money, are going to be talking about Mr Bloomberg running for the White House,” Gary Silverman wrote in the Financial Times. “It happened during the 2008 campaign season when the US was poised to replace a two-term president, George W. Bush, and it is happening again today as the race to succeed Barack Obama gains pace.”

According to Andrew Ross Sorkin, writing for the Times, fat cat Democrats are concerned that Hillary Clinton, egged on by her competitor, Socialist Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, is moving too far to the left on business, regulations and taxes. At the same time, fat cat Republicans are afraid their man, Jeb Bush, is not going anywhere, overshadowed as he is by Donald Trump.

Things have gotten so bad for the moneyed elite, that Rupert Murdoch, not a big fan of the former mayor, tweeted: “With Trump becoming very serious candidate, it’s time for next billionaire candidate, Mike Bloomberg to step into ring. Greatest mayor.”

In other words, the only possible contender who is both acceptable to Wall Street and can beat Trump is Michael Bloomberg.

Ross Sorkin cites one important source who doesn’t believes Bloomberg, 73, the “short, Jewish, divorced billionaire” can be president—Michael Bloomberg himself, who has told friends he can’t run as a Republican—he’s a sworn anti-gun and global warming believer, not the stuff the party of Lincoln is supporting these days. But he also doesn’t think he can run as a Democrat, on account of his being a billionaire—his wealth as of 2015 is estimated at $39 billion (Trump only has $4 billion). And he can’t run as an Independent because, in America, Independent candidates don’t win presidencies. That’s not what the experts are saying, it’s what Michael Bloomberg told New York Magazine in 2013: “I am 100 percent convinced that you cannot in this country win an election unless you are the nominee of one of the two major parties.”

John Fund noted in the National Review that all the hype surrounding the emerging “draft Bloomberg” efforts by the folks who really do “occupy Wall Street” has had “positive side effects. Without spending more than pocket change for polls and research, Bloomberg got magazine cover stories, TV news profiles, and an endless stream of media coverage.”

Bloomberg was the first recipient of the $1 million Genesis Prize, a.k.a. the “Jewish Nobel Prize.” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu presented him with the award at a ceremony in Jerusalem in May, 2013. The award, established by a charity founded by Russian Jewish billionaires, honors “exceptional people whose values and achievements will inspire the next generations of Jews.”

Pro-gun advocates who are also pro-Israel would have to choose between their two loves: Bloomberg is a great supporter of Israel and also has been the most outspoken leader of the movement to curb illegal gun use in America. If you thought President Obama was conspiring to take away your unregistered guns — with Bloomberg you can be sure. Bloomberg has been using his money to support two organizations: Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, which merged two years ago. He has been lobbying mayors and police chiefs across America.

“We started this movement as just 15 mayors committed to protecting our cities – and we’ve since been joined by more than 1,000 mayors and more than 1.5 million Americans from big cities, small towns, and all different walks of life,” Michael Bloomberg said in a statement back in 2013. “Gun violence is, unfortunately, an issue that affects every community, and coming together with Moms Demand Action today will strengthen our efforts to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous individuals and save lives.”

On the other hand, in the summer of 2014, just hours after the US Federal Aviation Administration prohibited domestic airlines from flying to Tel Aviv because of the Gaza war, Bloomberg hitched a flight to Ben Gurion and touted the security of visitors to the Jewish State. The FAA lifted its ban after Bloomberg published an article titled “Why I Flew to Israel.”

“Hamas would like nothing more than to close down Ben-Gurion, isolating Israel from the international community and seriously damaging its economy,” went Bloomberg’s piece. “By prohibiting US carriers from flying into Ben-Gurion, the FAA handed Hamas a significant victory — one that the group will undoubtedly attempt to repeat. The FAA has, regrettably, succeeded only in emboldening Hamas.”

The mayor added: “In times of crisis, acting out of an abundance of caution can be prudent. But closing down access to major infrastructure networks in the face of terrorist threats can be self-defeating.”

Which led, naturally to Bloomberg’s touting of one of his signature achievements, the recovery of the battered city he received from his predecessor, Rudy Giuliani. “This was something I learned as mayor of New York City. After terrorists tried to detonate a car bomb in Times Square, I went to a restaurant there the following evening for dinner — and invited the world to join me. When terrorist plots to attack the city’s subway emerged, as they would from time to time, I made sure to be seen riding it to work, as usual — and encouraged New Yorkers to keep doing so as well. And we responded to the devastating aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks by opening the streets of Lower Manhattan as quickly as we possibly could.”

All things considered, and given enough coaxing, nay, pleading, from his fellow billionaires, that last paragraph could be the foundation of a great presidential stump speech.

100 People Pay $33,000 To Meet Obama At Las Vegas Jews’ Home

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

President Barack Obama turned up at the home of Las Vegas Sun newspaper owners Brian and Myra Greenspun Monday night, where 104 people each shelled out $33,400 for the privilege.

Greenspun, who was a college classmate of Bill Clinton, is a longtime backer of President Obama and boosted the fundraiser for the state’s Democratic party, Politico reported.

Retiring Sen. Harry Reid asked the president to show up to help pump cash into the campaign for former Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto to replace Reid in the Senate.

Greenspun took over the paper from his father Hank, who  conducted secret missions to transport military equipment to Israel during the War for Independence.

Hillary, Bernie, Endorse Iran Deal as Republican Presidential Candidates Vow to Re-Impose Sanctions If Elected

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

(JNi.media) Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Tuesday announced the Iran nuclear deal “is worthy of support,” Reuters reported, citing House Democrats Earl Blumenauer and Brad Sherman. In fact, according to the sources, she believes “it puts us in a potentially stronger position.”

Politico’s Michael Crowley recalled Tuesday the 2008 presidential campaign, in which Obama said he would meet with Iran’s leader without preconditions, and Hillary called him “reckless and naïve.”

“I thought that was irresponsible and frankly naive,” Clinton the Iowa Quad-City Times in July, 2007.

In a debate in Charleston, SC, Obama was asked by a questioner via YouTube if he would be willing to meet without precondition, in his first year as president, with the leaders of Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba and North Korea.

“I would,” he responded.

Two down, three to go.

Clinton said she would not. “I don’t want to be used for propaganda purposes,” she said, adding that she would first send out envoys to test the waters.

What a difference eight years make—four of which Obama was her boss.

Hillary’s main competitor for the Democratic nomination, Bernie Sanders, twieeted:

“The #IranDeal is a victory for diplomacy over saber-rattling and could keep us from being drawn into another never-ending war.”

He’s actually right, should Iran attain its nuclear bombs behind the shield of this deal, the ensuing war would not be the never-ending, but the really-quickly-ending kind.

The Republican presidential candidates were busy competing who would vilify the deal more.

Lindsey Graham told Bloomberg:

“If the initial reports regarding the details of this deal hold true, there’s no way as president of the United States I would honor this deal. It’s incredibly dangerous for our national security, and it’s akin to declaring war on Sunni Arabs and Israel by the P5+1, because it ensures their primary antagonist, Iran, will become a nuclear power, and allows them to rearm conventionally.”

Say what you will, the man knows his Middle East politics.

A president who wants to kill the deal can use his or her (should Carly Fiorina win) executive authority to re-impose the suspended US sanctions on Iran and to withdraw from the organizations involved in implementing the agreement.

It would anger the entire world, naturally, and it’s likely no one would support such a move, leaving those renewed sanctions quite toothless.

Scott Walker released a statement that could have been written by the same guy who writes PM Netanyahu’s tweets:

“President Obama’s nuclear agreement with Iran will be remembered as one of America’s worst diplomatic failures … the deal rewards the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism with a massive financial windfall, which Iran will use to further threaten our interests and key allies, especially Israel.”

Chris Christie released a statement:

“The president is playing a dangerous game with our national security, and the deal as structured will lead to a nuclear Iran and, then, a nuclearized Middle East. The deal threatens Israel, it threatens the United States, and it turns 70 years of nuclear policy on its head.”

Mike Huckabee moralized on Twitter:

“Shame on the Obama admin for agreeing to a deal that empowers an evil Iranian regime to carry out its threat to ‘wipe Israel off the map.’”

And Marco Rubio said in a statement:

“I have said from the beginning of this process that I would not support a deal with Iran that allows the mullahs to retain the ability to develop nuclear weapons, threaten Israel, and continue their regional expansionism and support for terrorism.”

The deal also gives the mullahs a lot of mullah. $80 billion, give or take. They’ve already collected $19 billion in their assets abroad as incentives during the talks.

Ted Cruz Calls for Financial Boycott of Universities Backing BDS Israel

Saturday, May 30th, 2015

Ted Cruz has revved up his campaign to win the Republican nomination for the 2016 presidential elections with a speech calling for the government to cut off funds from universities supporting the Boycott Israel (BDS) movement.

He said at an event, attended by casino magnate and Republican party backer Sheldon Adelson and where he received the Defender of Israel Award at the Champions of Jewish Values International Awards Gala.

In 2017, we need a president who will stand up directly and confront the [Boycott, Divest, and Sanctions] movement. BDS is premised on a lie and it is anti-Semitism plain and simple. And we need a president of the United States who will stand up and say if a university in this country boycotts the nation of Israel than that university will forfeit federal taxpayer dollars.

Cruz’s tough talk may have jingled Adelson’s pockets, but it also is likely to scare moderate Republicans and drive down the drain any possible support from conservative-oriented Democrats.

BDS is a major threat to Israel, although so far it is more bark than bite, but trying to stop it with a Big Brother punishing universities for boycotting Israel would be a precedent to wholesale Big Brother thought control.

The Boycott Israel movement is a campaign of thoroughly twisted and hypocritical minds, but using the government to try to choke it to death could actual anger the bigots and give BDS more oxygen. The BDS’s general failure, despite its constant threat to Israel, leads it to self-asphyxiation.

Cruz is out in far right field in the crowded Republican campaign for the party’s nominee last year. Adelson may give Cruz lots of money, but the more than $100 million wasted to support Newt Gingrich for president in 2012 could have been better invested in a poker game.

As much as pro-Israel candidates delight most Orthodox Jewish voters and the Israeli right-wing, the election in 2016 is not going to be won and lost on the economy, the earn on terror and immigration.

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