18 November, 2008

AIPAC’s Man in the Obama Camp

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by Philip Giraldi: [Here].

  • 12 Responses to “AIPAC’s Man in the Obama Camp”

    1. ZipZap McGee Says:

      AIPAC is just one tentacle of the beast. The Global Jewish Nation annointed Obama early on. In fact, they’ve been grooming him for decades.

      Yes, Rahm Emanuel is in a critically important position. But notice that Obama is virtually reconstituting the kosher Clinton Administration. There are stories of the Clinton era where people telephoned offices in the U.S. State Department and the phones were answered — in Hebrew. It was Clinton’s Jewish economic wrecking crew that collapsed Russia and created the Jew oligarchs who nowadays work hand in hand with Wall Street. Virtually every consequential Ambassadorial position was filled by a Jew. And Madeleine Albright — SHE’S back!

      Like I said, this is much bigger than AIPAC, and it’s bigger than just Rahm Emanuel.

      They’re putting in place an entire kosher government for when Rahm’s Mossad buddies light off some nukes in St. Louis and Kansas City, triggering martial law and turning the PATRIOT Act into a living, breathing beast.

      If you haven’t started some major lifestyle changes, like diverting your Jew-cable funds into building personal and White infrastructure, then there is dwindling hope for you, and us.

    2. ZipZap McGee Says:

      Almost forgot.

      THIS is the future that Rahm Emanuel has in store for you:

    3. Matt Says:

      Obama is as kosher as a rabbi sucking a circumcised baby dick and giving it herpes to boot. They’re already calling him the ‘first jew president’. Check it out:

      OBAMA AND THE JEWS: A look at why some Jews love him and some don’t trust him; and at the key role Chicago Jews played in getting him to where he is
      By Pauline Dubkin Yearwood (10/24/2008)
      Abner Mikva, the former Chicago congressman, federal judge and White House counsel to President Bill Clinton, puts a 21st-century twist on the notion that Clinton was “the nation’s first black president.”
      “I think when this is all over, people are going to say that Barack Obama is the first Jewish president,” he said.

      Mikva, a powerful figure in local and national Democratic politics for decades, was one of Sen. Obama’s early admirers, beginning in 1990 when he tried to hire the brilliant student and first black president of the Harvard Law Review for a coveted clerkship. (Obama turned him down, saying he was going to move to Chicago and run for public office. “I thought that showed a lot of chutzpah on his part,” Mikva says with a laugh.)

      Since then, Mikva’s support for and nurturance of the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee has never wavered. He is one of many influential Chicago Jews who have been among Obama’s earliest and most ardent backers.

      One longtime Jewish observer of the political scene, who did not want to be identified, said admiringly that “Jews made him. Wherever you look, there is a Jewish presence.”


      Obama is “baffled” by the resistance to him from some Jews, a key advisor, former California Rep. Mel Levine, said recently, and has stepped up outreach efforts to the Jewish community, including making a well-publicized trip to Israel earlier this summer, his second visit to the Jewish state. Washington correspondent James Besser, writing in The New York Jewish Week, declares that the senator “is acting as if Jews hold the keys to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.”

      In a way, they do. “The Jewish vote is important because of the states (Jews) are in,” Paul Green, a Roosevelt University professor and longtime political maven, said. While Jews make up only about three percent of the national voting public, they vote in greater proportion to their numbers than almost any other group and are gathered in key states, particularly Florida, a swing state with 27 electoral votes, he said.

      “That’s the most interesting and important. The Jewish vote will matter the most there,” Green said. “New York, Illinois, California – they’ll go for Obama. But my guess is right now he has some work do with (Jews in) South Florida.”

      Levine, the Obama advisor, says that more than anything, the nominee-to-be “wants people to realize what his record is and his closeness to the Jewish community in Chicago.”

      That closeness can hardly be exaggerated.

      Obama’s Chicago Jewish roots
      “Some of my earliest and most ardent supporters came from the Jewish community in Chicago,” Obama told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency in 2004, just after his keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention had galvanized the party and made his name a household word overnight.

      That was not hyperbole.

      Typical Obama first came to Chicago in 1985, after he graduated from Columbia University, and spent three years in the city as a community organizer. In 1988, he left for Harvard Law School, and in the same year met Newton Minow, a Jew and a longtime Democratic powerbroker who served as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission under President John F. Kennedy. He is currently senior counsel at the Loop law firm of Sidley Austin.

      Minow’s daughter Martha (“She’s not just Jewish, she’s very very Jewish,” her father said) was a professor at Harvard Law School at the time. “She called me in 1988 to say that the best student she ever had wanted to spend the summer in Chicago and she wanted me to meet him,” Minow relates. “I said what’s his name, and when she said ‘Barack Obama,’ I said, you gotta spell that.”

      Minow asked a partner in his firm to look up Obama when he visited the law school. “He started to laugh,” Minow said. “He said, we hired him already.”

      Obama worked at Sidley Austin as an intern that summer; the firm is where he met attorney Michelle Robinson, and they married in 1992. Minow later offered him a second internship followed by a permanent job, but Obama turned it down because, he said, he was planning to go into public service or politics.

      Minow and his wife have remained friends with the couple and supporters of Obama’s political career. “We introduced him to a lot of our friends and held fund-raisers for him,” Minow said. “We find him to be truly outstanding. If you just look around, you can see he’s got many many Jewish friends. He is very much at home with Jewish people, their values and interests.”

      Minow continues to actively support Obama’s candidacy; a nephew serves as one of his speechwriters.


      In Chicago, meanwhile, the Obamas settled in Hyde Park and Obama became a popular lecturer at the University of Chicago law school. Abner Mikva, whom Obama already knew from Washington, also taught there, and the two renewed their acquaintance and became close. “We would have lunch and breakfast together and talk about a lot of things, different issues,” Mikva said.

      Through Project Vote, a voter registration drive that Obama worked on in 1992, he met two key future supporters, both Jewish. One was David Axelrod, a former Chicago Tribune reporter and chief consultant to Chicago mayors Harold Washington and Richard M. Daley who has been Obama’s chief strategist since 2002.

      The other is a largely behind-the-scenes champion who has been there since the beginning of Obama’s political career and played a quietly crucial – perhaps the most crucial – role in it. She is Bettylu Saltzman, a longtime liberal activist whose father, Philip Klutznick, was a legendary Chicago developer, Jewish leader and statesman who served as secretary of commerce in the Carter administration and played a leading role in the development of the State of Israel.

      Saltzman recalled that when she first met the 30-year-old Obama, “I don’t know what I saw, but others saw it too. I’m impressed by the numbers of people who said the same thing. He was clearly brilliant and articulate. I don’t know what it was, but there was something about him that was clearly destined to be something very special.”

      She was working in Bill Clinton’s presidential campaign at the time and, perhaps because she was thinking in presidential mode, “I immediately thought, he’s going to be president some day. I said to my husband and to a lot of other people, he is going to be our first black president. Why I don’t know, but I will never ever forget it.”

      Later, she said, as she got to know Obama, “I would sort of tease him about it. I always said to him, this is what I think is going to happen, and I think in his own mind he always thought that was what he was going to be, too.”

      While Saltzman said she “never thought about (her support) Jewishly,” she added that “obviously I’m not going to support someone who is opposed to Israel and what it stands for. He’s right on all the issues when it comes to Israel. He’s in exactly the same place (Hillary) Clinton is, maybe even stronger. He’s a clearer thinker.”

      She was also impressed with Michelle Obama and says that “we could have two great people in the White House.”

      Saltzman supported Obama during his campaign for the state Senate, which he won in 1996, and in his failed bid for Congress against Bobby Rush in 2000. And when Obama was contemplating a U.S. Senate run in 2002, she introduced him to a group of powerful Chicago women who call themselves the Ladies Who Lunch. Many became his supporters.

      The following year, Saltzman may have played an even more crucial role in Obama’s political rise when she asked him to speak at a downtown Chicago rally against the Iraq war that she was organizing. The speech he gave there became famous, and Obama’s early opposition to the war served as a centerpiece of his primary campaign for president.

      Saltzman has remained a supporter and now devotes her time to Obama’s presidential campaign. “What he did in his early life in Chicago proved that he has a great commitment to people who are less well off,” she said, adding that she is encouraged by how many young people are working to get out the vote for him. “People don’t always understand the fact that he thinks so clearly,” she said. “He is deliberative but not indecisive.” And as for Israel, “I think his (recent) trip to the Middle East proved how well accepted he was there.”

      Meanwhile, after he finished his work with Project Vote, Obama took a job at a civil rights law firm, Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland, led by Judson Miner, a well-known Chicago civil rights attorney and Mayor Harold Washington’s former counsel. Miner said he met Obama when he read an article in the paper about Obama’s wanting to join “a silk stocking law firm.” He called Obama, Obama called him back and Miner’s young son answered the phone. “He said a guy called me with a very funny name,” Miner related. “I had forgotten all about him, but just by chance I called him back.”

      They agreed to meet and have lunch. Afterwards, “I called my wife and told her I just had lunch with the most impressive person I’ve ever met,” Miner said. “He was truly extraordinary in all sorts of ways. He had a unique comfort with who he was and no pretenses. He was not trying to impress you with who he was. He had a lot of questions and wanted to talk seriously about things he was giving a lot of thought to.”

      Obama worked for Miner’s firm for close to 10 years in two different stretches. When he decided to take time off to run for the state Senate, Miner said, a telling incident occurred. Under a fairly common arrangement, Obama planned to work for the firm part-time while serving in the Senate, considered by many to be a part-time job, and Miner agreed to pay him.


      Working at Miner’s firm introduced Obama to many in the city’s liberal community, and during his state Senate tenure, he gained other supporters, including Illinois Sen. Ira Silverstein, an Orthodox Jew who shared an office with him in Springfield. They also shared carpooling duties when both their children attended the secular pre-nursery at Akiba-Schechter Jewish Day School.

      When they first met, Obama “never knew what an Orthodox Jew was,” Silverstein said. Although his Hyde Park district had a large Jewish community, there were few Orthodox Jews. “Down there (in Springfield) on the Sabbath, he didn’t understand my restrictions at first but he offered to help if I needed anything. He was very respectful and curious to find out. We talked about religion a lot. He is a very religious person,” he said.

      Silverstein continues to support Obama and said he is disturbed that “there is lot of bad information out there, a lot of miscommunication, misinformation that has been proved false” about the senator. He said he and Obama often shared their pro-Israel feelings and that when Silverstein sponsored numerous resolutions condemning PLO bombings, Obama eagerly signed on as a co-sponsor.

      “I know him,” he said. “People can read what they want to in the press, but I know him personally and I can testify to” his pro-Israel views. “That’s different than hitting a blog,” he said. “If people don’t want to listen to me they don’t have to, but there’s a lot of hearsay out there.”

      In the state Senate, he said, Obama impressed him by his ability to work with the Republicans when the Democrats were the minority party, and by his ability to “bring people together.”

      Rabbi Arnold Jacob Wolf, rabbi emeritus of KAM Isaiah Israel Congregation and a legendary Hyde Park liberal, is Obama’s neighbor and longtime supporter. When Obama was running for the state Senate, Wolf held a fund-raiser for him and told him that “some day you will be the vice president of the United States. He said, why vice president, then he laughed. But we were all thinking this guy isn’t going to stay in the state Senate.”

      “He moved across the street from a synagogue,” KAM, he said. “He didn’t have to do that.”

      In fact, Obama even has a Jew in his mishpocheh, albeit on his wife’s side. Rabbi Capers Funnye, the spiritual leader of Beth Shalom B’nai Zaken-Agudath Achim Congregation on Chicago’s South Side is Michelle Obama’s cousin – her grandfather and the rabbi’s mother were sister and brother.

      Funnye, an enthusiastic supporter of Obama’s presidential bid, said he met him before the couple married and “thought it was a good match.” Later he worked with Obama when he was in the state Senate and Funnye was the director of a South Side youth services center and found him helpful and “always reachable.”

      “Despite some of the things that have been said, I certainly believe (Obama) has a genuine affinity for the State of Israel and the Jewish people,” Rabbi Funnye said. “I’m hopeful that the broader Jewish community and the rest of the country will simply grow to understand they have nothing to fear from Obama on the State of Israel and Jewish issues in general.”

      Another longtime Chicago supporter, philanthropist, community leader and member of one of Chicago’s Jewish royal families, Lester Crown, has known Obama since his first days in Chicago, when Minow called Crown and “said we have in our office a young man who I think is really going places, and I’d like you to meet him.” Crown has been a supporter ever since; his son James heads Obama’s Illinois financial campaign.

      Crown said that despite Obama’s “rock-star, amazing popularity,” he has not changed fundamentally in all the years they have known each other. “He’s the same person, even though there are tremendous pressures on him. In the last six or eight months, he hasn’t gotten a swelled head. If he ever got a little bit of one, his wife would bring him back in two minutes.” Michelle Obama, he said, is “absolutely brilliant.”

      Crown said he is “bothered” by portions of the Jewish community that express concerns, particularly, about Obama’s position on Israel. “From the time I met him, the times we talked about Israel, and we talked about it several times, he has been an ardent backer of Israel’s defense position, Israel’s security position,” he said. “He has been a proponent of the two-state solution, but only on the hopes that you will have a demilitarized peaceful Palestinian entity, which you do not have now.”

      Most important, Crown said, is that “knowing him long before he got into politics, I know he is completely supportive, without any question or equivocation, of Israel’s security. He is only interested (in a two-state solution) if Israel’s security is absolutely assured, and that was his position long before he ever went into politics. His speeches to AIPAC are not new positions, merely the vocalization of what he has always believed,” he said.

      One, former Chicagoan Gidon “Doni” Remba, president and co-founder of the Jewish Alliance for Change, which advocates for Obama in the Jewish community, has dedicated his Web site and newsletter to rebutting what he calls “lies that are spreading virally. A lot of Jews are getting concerned on the basis of a fear and smear campaign, and they’re not looking at the facts. This is politics at its worst,” he said in a recent conversation

      One of Obama’s most ardent Chicago supporters is Jack S. Levin, an attorney practicing international law and a longtime community activist who said he is not a Democrat but an independent who “supports candidates I think are superior. I am not a down-the-line Democrat or Republican and I don’t support mediocre candidates. I support Barack because I think he would be best for our country,” he said.

      Levin has known Obama for more than 15 years, since Levin served on the Harvard Law School Visiting Committee and met the young law student. “Members of the Visiting Committee don’t typically take much note of students, but he was outstanding, an absolutely standout student,” he said.

      He became reacquainted with Obama when he served in the Illinois Senate and sponsored legislation that would help to create jobs by bringing more private equity and venture capital to the state, one of Levin’s areas of expertise. He continued to be so impressed with Obama that now he serves on his campaign finance, tax policy, Jewish community and Middle East committees.

      Levin said he has worked with Obama for years on many issues and that the senator has always been a strong supporter of Israel.

      As for Jewish community support, he said that “here in Chicago, people know him better than other places, and the vast majority of the Jewish leadership of Chicago support him wholeheartedly. We know he would be best for Israel and for the United States. I think it is an issue of Obama getting better known in Florida, New York and other places where the Jewish community hasn’t yet had the opportunity to touch hands with him and realize how wise and capable he is and how strongly he supports Israel.”

      Still most of Obama’s Jewish supporters believe it is the Israel issue, not racial politics, that may be keeping some Jews from endorsing him. Alan Solow, a Chicago attorney, community leader and former chair of the Jewish Community Relations Council who has known Obama for many years, said he would like to put those fears to rest.

      He has known Obama since both lived in Hyde Park and began actively supporting him during his U.S. Senate bid. “Working on his behalf, I had the opportunity to have many discussions with him on a wide range of issues,” he said. “I have always been delighted with the way he approaches problems and I’ve become more impressed as time has gone on.”

      On the Israel question, Solow said Obama’s entire public policy approach, statements and votes “all consistently point to a position that is very helpful to strengthening the relationship between the U.S. and Israel. There isn’t one single action or vote that anyone can point to that would cast any doubt on what his position would be,” he said.

      On the question of inexperience, Obama’s old friend Ira Silverstein said, “Look, McCain has been around longer, but we’ve had President Bush in there and he was a governor, the head of a major league baseball team, and look at our economy. I’ve seen (Obama) work in the Senate. I’ve seen him. He can bring people together. I know him personally. Leadership? I can testify to it.”

      Another old friend, Rabbi Wolf, gives another kind of testimony. Obama, he says, is “embedded in the Jewish world.”


      And rabbis do suck baby dicks and give them herpes. Google it. NYT did a ‘splendid’ piece on it a couple years ago. Hell, it was worked into an ER plot or whatever show. Saw it myself.

    4. zoomcopter Says:

      Obama sounds more Jewish than Black.

    5. gw Says:

      “The Global Jewish Nation annointed Obama early on. In fact, they’ve been grooming him for decades…Virtually every consequential Ambassadorial position was filled by a Jew. And Madeleine Albright — SHE’S back! Like I said, this is much bigger than AIPAC, and it’s bigger than just Rahm Emanuel. They’re putting in place an entire kosher government…”

      It appears that we’ve transited out of one Jewish administration and right into another one! So much for the illusion of a two-party system. It’s just two branches of the same party. And the American sheep were sold on the notion that they were voting for “Change”. What change?

    6. gw Says:

      “And rabbis do suck baby dicks and give them herpes.”

      There was an article about that in the NY Daily News just yesterday. It was about some rabbi in Brookyn who has been convicted for spreading herpes in just that manner, even though he knew that he was carrying the disease.

      When I went back to look for it, just now, IT IS COMPLETELY GONE!

      Well, here are two other stories that are still there. Catch them while you can, before they disappear too.

      “A Torah scholar accused of fondling an elderly man lying in a Manhattan hospital bed first asked his frail victim whether he was Jewish before grabbing his genitals, prosecutors said Thursday. When the 72-year-old senior replied that he was an atheist, Yakov Kramer allegedly lifted the man’s gown and molested him Wednesday afternoon at New York-Presbyterian Hospital Columbia, prosecutors said.

      The 27-year-old was arraigned Thursday at Manhattan Criminal Court on charges of sexual abuse and burglary as a sexually motivated felony. He posted a $50,000 bond, and is due back in court Tuesday.

      After the hearing, Kramer’s lawyer, Israel Fried, told The Daily News that the biblical expert was merely trying to help the old man after hearing his pleas for help. “



      Perv-Fighting Rabbi:

    7. Zarathustra Says:

      I tell anyone who will listen that true liberals (as opposed to Establishment liberals like the NY Times or even Rolling Stone Magazine), as obnoxious and immature as they can be, are more honest when it comes to dealing with the issue of Zionism than the cowardly, neo-con controlled Right wing is. Case in point is antiwar.com.

      It seems that Supernigger is just as much under Jew control as every other President since Truman and that dark, ugly, evil-looking Jew Emmanuel is proof of that. Larry Summers, Robert Rubin, Robert Reich, Madeline Albright……..they are all coming out of their crypts once again now that another Democrat is in the Dark House.

      Now that we know who and what the problem is, what do we do next? If we try to start another NSDAP, ZOG will infiltrate it and the Jewsmedia will villify it endlessly. I suppose some kind of Al Qaeda network of underground resistance cells or units is needed. To hell with trying to curry favor with the cowardly masses, they will sheepishly follow whoever is in charge.

    8. zoomcopter Says:

      It should come as no surprise to anyone posting here, that Jews control both parties. They give vast sums of money to both parties, and as everyone knows, they always demand their pound of flesh. No candidate, on a state or national level, can make it past the primaries, without being certified “kosher” that is, “good for the Jews” The scary part is that Rahm Emanuel is Mossad connected, therefore, they have access to all our secrets. That Rahm-bo, an obvious security risk, was vetted by our own security, shows that the dividing line between Israel and America, no longer exists.

    9. shabbos s. shabazz Says:

      A show on the History channel about the counting rooms under the hotels in Vegas- Homeland Security is there, as is Israeli Security.

    10. ZipZap McGee Says:

      @Shabbos s. Shabazz
      I wonder how many WN/RAW’s booked Vegas trips this year? There’s where your money goes; that money will be used to buy anti-White Senators. I’ll keep saying it: Jewish power comes from YOUR wallet. (*RAW=RaciallyAwareWhite)
      Would you consider using just a link when referencing a sizable article, posting the whole thing here makes the entire web page unwieldy to navigate. Thank you.
      I submitted the first post in this thread (going on about Clinton & the State Department): This was BEFORE I heard that Hillary has just been appointed to run it.
      Thank you. Thank you. Thank you, all very much. I’ll be peforming here all week. There’s a tip jar by the door.

      BTW, (re: State Dept) if you’re an “ecstasy” user, take heart: Those diplomatic pouches from Tel Aviv are going to be chockfull-brimming with your favorite confection.

    11. shabbos s. shabazz Says:

      You using jewish monetary instruments?

    12. xerexs Says:

      ” When I pass from this mortal world and stand before the Almighty Father awaitng His Judgement, I have but one question and one question alone to ask Him. What did we do to deserve this pest ?”

      Adolph Hitler’s Mein Kampf