The Republic Jewish Coalition and their newsletter on January 16, 2015
From the RJC newsletter I get in my e-mail and on the RJCwebsite
there is this article entitled: What exactly did President Obama mean by that?: "According to today's [Friday] New York Times, at the Democratic Senate retreat yesterday President Obama urged Democratic lawmakers to resist sanctions against Iran and that "he understood the pressures that senators face from donors and others".
According to the article one of the Democrat Senators who is a stalwart strong supporter of Israel, Robert Menendez of NJ "stood up and took personal offense at the presidents assertion."
Thank you Senator Menendez. I am wondering just what was the response by the president after Senator Menendez stood up to him.
The Republican Jewish Coalition newsletter continues:
"What exactly was President Obama suggesting when he said opposition to his Iran policy is due to "donors"? No one would say opposition to his Russia policy is due to "donors", or his Cuba policy is due to "donors", or his general foreign policy is due to "donors". So why did President Obama single out those who seek tougher sanctions on Iran and say their viewpoints are based on "donors"?"
I have a question that goes further than that...what donors does the president exactly mean? Conservative donors? Tea Party donors? Donors from groups who support Israel? Or could he be talking about Jewish donors?
What do you think he meant? More importantly, what do you think he meant ADL and AIPAC? Was he talking about donors from your organizations?
I would hope you, like Democrat Senator Menendez did, would take offense at what the president said and ask him to explain himself, if not also ask him to apologize. While I am not holding my breath that you will, hope springs eternal.
I've got an idea ADL and AIPAC, just pretend that Pat Buchanan made the same exact comment as Obama [something that he very well could have] and react the same way to Obama as you would have to Pat Buchanan.
To read the full article on the RJC website please click here.