Dares to Speak Truth to Power
Lindsey Graham: "We are family. If elected, I may have the first all Jewish Cabinet.”
John Kasich: “My mother told me one time, I was a very young man, she said, ‘Johnny if you want to look for a very good friend, get somebody who’s Jewish.’”
Jim Gilmore: “Last night I was watching Schindler’s List! Everybody here has seen Schindler’s List.”
“Some in our own party actually question Israel’s commitment to peace,” Rubio said, referring to Trump. “Some in our own party actually call for more sacrifice from the Israeli people. They are dead wrong and don’t understand the enduring bond between Israel and America.”
Trump was asked to clarify his comments at the event and defended them as the audience watched on in silence – save for an audible gasp or two. “I don’t know that Israel has the commitment to make [a peace deal] and I don’t know the other side has the commitment to make it,” he said. Truth to Power.
Jeb Bush told the audience that his principal advisor on Israeli policy was his brother, George W. Bush, prompting a round of applause. He said he would put "no pressure on Israel."
Ben Carson? A characteristically tone-deaf recital--reading from notes--of historic Jewish grievances against Arabs.
Now just look at the MSM frenzy:
Here's another perspective:
Why So Much Jewish Fear And Loathing Of Donald Trump?
Meanwhile back at the MSM...
MSNBC: Can the GOP really sink Trump?
"TV ad money isn’t buying GOP establishment candidates love: The campaigns and allies for three establishment presidential candidates – Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and John Kasich – have spent a combined $47.5 million in TV ads in the 2016 race so far, according to ad-spending data from NBC News partner SMG Delta. By contrast, the campaigns and allies for the three Republicans who have been leading or surging in the most recent polls – Donald Trump, Ben Carson and Ted Cruz – have spent just $2.9 million. That’s a 16-to-1 advantage that these establishment candidates have over their outsider rivals. (And it’s more than 18-to-1 when you add another establishment Republican, Chris Christie, into the mix.)"
Total TV ad spending so far (through this week):
Team Bush: $28.9 million ($28.4M from Right to Rise Super PAC, $460K from campaign)
Team Rubio: $10.6 million ($8.5M from Conservative Solutions 501c4, $640K from Conservative Solutions Super PAC, $1.5M from campaign)
Team Clinton: $9.7 million ($9.5 million from campaign, $200K from Priorities USA Super PAC)
Team Kasich: $8 million (all from two outside groups)
Team Christie: $6.4 million ($6M from America Leads Super PAC, $400K from campaign)
Team Sanders: $4.9 million (all from campaign)
Team Carson: $2 million ($1.9M from campaign, $73K from 2016 Committee outside group)
Team Paul: $869,000 ($743K from America’s Liberty Super PAC, $125K from campaign)
Team Cruz: $665,000 ($462K from campaign, rest from Super PACs)
Team Trump: $217,000 (all from campaign)
TV ad spending for just this week (Nov. 29-Dec.5):
Team Bush: $4.3 million
Team Rubio: $1.8 million
Team Sanders: $858,000
Team Clinton: $598,000
Team Graham: $496,000
Team Christie: $470,000
Team Trump: $0
So guess who's leading?
“The power of the press in America is a primordial one. It sets the agenda of public discussion, and this sweeping political power is unrestrained by any law. It determines what people will talk and think about—an authority that in other nations is reserved for tyrants, priests, parties and mandarins.”
(The Making of the President 1972, Theodore White)
What say you?