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The Republican Jewish Coalition on Tuesday launched an online campaign focusing on Prof. Cornel West, Congressman Keith Ellison, and pollster and Arab American leader James Zogby as the “face of the new Democratic party.” The first video, depicting a West vehement anti-Netanyahu speech, associates him with Hillary Clinton. It’s unfair, but effective. All three individuals, who are, indeed, members of the Democratic platform committee, represent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, and it is expected that their anti-Israel views would be quashed by the majority of platform committee members picked by Clinton and by DNC Chair Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Nevertheless, an unfair blow is a blow, and this one is delivered expertly.

“Radical Democrat. Stridently anti-Israel. Hand selected to be a member of the twenty sixteen Democrat Platform Committee,” goes the voice over in the three separate ads, each dedicated to one of Sanders’ three anti-Israel picks.


All three ads conclude with an unflattering portrait of Hillary Clinton and the slogan, “Sadly this isn’t the old Democratic Party. It’s today’s Democratic Party.”

The three ads are a masterpiece in terms of ideas and execution. They are visually rich, poignant, and real, in terms of the three anti-Israeli gentlemen they attack. The ads will run only online, which should be a relief for the Clinton campaign, because these ads kill.

According to Jacob Kornbluh, reporting for the Jewish Insider, there have already been strong disagreements between the three Bernie men and the rest of the platform committee. When representatives of the committee met in Washington, DC, this month for a public hearing, West said: “For too long the Democratic Party has been beholden to AIPAC.” He also suggested that “for so long the US has been so biased toward Israeli security.” These are third-rail kind of words, guaranteed to drive away Jewish voters and donors alike, should they ever see the light of day. West, who, unfortunately, has a great sense of humor, also asked how the Democratic Party would have responded if there were “a Palestinian occupation of our precious Jewish brothers and sisters.”

Zogby in his turn insisted that the word “occupation” be included in the platform, because, let’s face it, “it has been recognized by every US administration that there is an occupation. Would you not feel that it is more important to include the word ‘occupation’ which our president, this current president has mentioned and every previous president has mentioned, as a way simply of clarifying that to get to two states an occupation has to end?”

Yes, especially if you’re hoping for one Donald J. Trump to take the Oval office come January.

The National Jewish Democratic Council accused the RJC ads of attacking “the only consistently pro-Israel nominee in this race.” The NJDC also predicted that “this is going to be a tough year for RJC – all while more and more of their people are standing with Israel and strengthening the US-Israel relationship by abandoning Trump.”

Perhaps. It’s possible that many Jewish voters who are traditionally inclined to vote Democrat know the difference between Sanders’ and Clinton’s proxies on the platform committee, and since there is no way in the world any of the West-Zogby-Ellison claptrap will ever make it into the Democratic platform, the damage from the ads would likely be minimal.

But they are killer ads nonetheless.


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  1. Get this out soon, He is Edward “Ed” Mezvinsky, born January 17, 1937.
    Then you’ll probably say, “Who is Ed Mezvinsky?”
    Well, he is a former Democrat congressman who represented Iowa ’s 1st congressional district in the United States House of Representatives for two terms, from 1973 to 1977.
    He sat on the House Judiciary Committee that decided the fate of Richard Nixon.
    He was outspoken saying that Nixon was a crook and a disgrace to politics and the nation and should be impeached.
    He and the Clintons were friends and very politically
    intertwined for many years.
    Ed Mezvinsky had an affair with NBC News reporter Marjorie Sue Margolies and later married her after his wife divorced him.
    In 1993, Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky, then a freshman Democrat in Congress, cast the deciding vote that got President Bill Clinton’s controversial tax package through the House of Representatives.
    In March 2001, Mezvinsky was indicted and later pleaded guilty to 31 of 69 counts of bank fraud, mail fraud, and wire fraud.
    Ed Mezvinsky embezzled more than $10 million dollars from people via both a Ponzi scheme and the notorious Nigerian e-mail scams.
    He was found guilty and sentenced to 80 months in federal prison.
    After serving less than five years in federal prison, he was released in April 2008 and remains on federal probation.
    To this day, he still owes $9.4 million in restitution to his victims.
    About now you are saying, “So what!”
    Well, this is Marc and Chelsea Mezvinsky:
    That’s right; Ed Mezvinsky is Chelsea Clinton’s father-in-law.
    Now Marc and Chelsea are in their early thirties and purchased a 10.5 million dollar NYC apartment
    Has anyone heard mention of any of this in any of the media?
    If this guy was Jenna or Barbara Bush’s, or better yet, Sarah Palin’s daughter’s father-in- law, the news would be an everyday headline and every detail would be reported over and over.
    Yet they say there are no double standards in political reporting.
    People are already talking about Hillarious as our next President!
    And then there is possibly Chelsea for President in our future!
    The cycle never ends!
    Lying and corruption seem to make Democrat candidates more popular.

  2. Wonderful. Finally we acknowledge the left as 5 column

  3. Good ads. I hope that they change a few minds. Actually I hope that they change a lot of minds. American Jews have been voting consistently and foolishly for the anti-Jewish Democrat party since their grandparents fell hook, line, and sinker for the vile anti-Semite Franklin D. Roosevelt.

    Democrats — the party of slavery, secession, segregation, and socialism. Let's free ourselves from their plantation once and for all!

  4. The anti Jewish Left has control of the Democratic Party and it's leaders now feel free to give free rein to the Jew hatred and their loathing of Israel. A Jew who votes for Hillary is no different from a Jew who would vote for Adolf!

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