DNC chairwoman seeks to outflank Perry and Romney on the right– on aid to Israel
(Mondoweiss) -- by Philip Weiss --
Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Democratic congresswoman from Florida, was appointed to the Democratic National Committee chair in part to reach out to Jewish donors. And true to the job description, she has leaped on the Republican debate of last weekend at which Rick Perry and Mitt Romney suggested they would start all countries at zero in foreign aid.
Wasserman Schultz yesterday sent out a craven email fundraising appeal that bashed the Republicans and called on about backing Israel, below. The letter directs you to a site where the Republicans are characterized as "extreme" isolationists.
Here's something I never thought I'd hear an American presidential candidate pledge to do:
Cut all foreign aid for Israel to zero.
But that's exactly what happened at the Republican debate on Saturday, when Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, and Rick Perry raced each other to the extremes of Tea Party isolationism, saying they'd "start everything at zero" in the foreign aid budget and force Israel and every other ally to make their case for receiving American assistance.
It's outrageous and dangerous -- and it shows a critical ignorance of how a president needs to act. It is never responsible to raise doubts about our commitment to the security of a key ally like Israel.
Stand up to the extreme elements of the Republican Party -- join the call to reject "zeroing out" our foreign aid to Israel.
Zionist DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz hopes to sink her teeth into plenty of filthy campaign lucre for Democratic candidates with nationalistic, right-wing appeals to her fellow Diaspora Jewish nationalists
Chris Moore comments:
Given that the "liberal" Democrat "opposition" to the neoconned GOP is dominated by crypto right-wing, Diaspora Jewish nationalists, why do people wonder how and why America has so quickly become a warmongering, neo-fascist nation that steals ever more wealth and resources from its own people and others around the world, and transfers it to government-connected elites and their cronies?
I mean, is it any wonder that government fascism is on the rise when both parties are dominated by right-wing extremists?
Here's a nice rundown of the extent to which right-wing Diaspora Jewish nationalists dominate the Democratic Party "opposition" to the right-wing, neoconned GOP, from Newsweek's Daily Beast:
"Jews are less than 2 percent of the American population, but they are major players in the Democratic Party. Debbie Wasserman Schultz is the chairwoman of the national committee. Steve Israel heads the House reelection committee. The party’s intelligentsia and pundit class have a higher bar mitzvah quotient than the average B’nai Brith bowling team. Three of the four Supreme Court justices appointed by Democratic presidents are Jews. So are a quarter of the members of the Democratic Senate Caucus and 45 congressmen (all but one, Eric Cantor, are Democrats).
"The Washington Post has estimated that Jews provide 60 percent of the party’s major individual contributions. The actual stat, according to a Democratic insider privy to unreleased research, puts the figure closer to 80 percent. In 2004, when so-called 527 organizations provided the biggest contributions, four Democratic donors—George Soros, Peter Lewis, Steven Bing, and the Sandler family—coughed up $73 million, more than the next 20 contributors, Republican and Democratic, combined. Jews are not simply supporters of the Democratic Party. They are stakeholders.
"Like all stakeholders, Jews—and their interests—are taken seriously. Some are professional: academia, the entertainment industry (which depends on a good U.S. image abroad for much of its income), the high-tech sector, the legal establishment, financial institutions, teachers' unions, and liberal NGOs are all disproportionately run and staffed by Jews..."