"Christie made clear “that he misspoke when he referred to the ‘occupied territories.’ And he conveyed that he is an unwavering friend and committed supporter of Israel, and was sorry for any confusion that came across as a result of the misstatement.” Adelson accepted Christie’s explanation, the source said. The mini-controversy and quick apology highlight both the importance of Adelson as the reigning mega-donor in GOP politics, as well as the tricky terrain that Middle East politics can pose for American politicians courting Jewish donors and voters. Before the meeting, Adelson ally Morton Klein, president of the hawkish Zionist Organization of America, had confronted Christie about his use of the term, telling POLITICO he explained to the New Jersey governor that “at minimum you should call it disputed territories.” " Politico
Well, there you have it A President Christie, at least in his first term, would be as abject in his obedience to Zionist organizers and donors as any president we have thus far seen. Someone named Klein, head of the Zionist Organization of America, observed that if Christie thought of the West Bank as occupied territiry, then he is "hostile to Israel."
So, Christie groveled before Adelson and assured him of his "corpse like" devotion to the Zionist cause. "Unwavering" love, "unwavering love," this must be a New Jersey tradition.
Adelson is IMO the king of Israel Firsters. He once observed that he would have preferred to have served in the IDF rather than the US Army as he did.
The Republican hopefuls flocked to the castration party in Las Vegas. Rand Paul declined his invitation. He is looking better and better. pl
Rand Paul will be tolerated and even slyly promoted for awhile. In order to keep us provincials under the delusion,that we actually have a choice in the matter of who is the new Emperor/President.
However, in the end the controlling elites will in one way or the other destroy Paul’s candidacy, and the Bush crime family’s second son will miraculously emerge to claim the nomination.
Then we will have a choice between rolly poly Jeb and massively butted Hillary, both just flip sides of the same coin. After all it is late in the day in the empire, and Zion will be served.
A bit off topic, but… I’m not saying that John Kerry losing was not altogether a bad thing, as the man is a complete dud, but as much as the Democrats loathed the Swiftboating technique used on him, they are certainly quick to use it on Chris Christie.
Republicans had better come up with about a dozen candidates in secret and make them all public at once, because “outing them” one by one is resulting in a Democratic death machine that has learned its task well.
ALL: Whatever your politics. whether your Presidential candidate’s most recent experience was Congress or Statehouse the quality of their staff selections in those jobs is IMO a crucial predictor of possible [probable?] success in the Presidency.
If Bush had been impeached for serious high crimes and misdemeanors (along with Cheney so there was no danger of a Cheney presidency) we would not be stuck with the Obama disaster and honest and decent people might be contemplating a run for the highest office in the land. Obama certainly has crossed the line by promoting an even more vicious unitary executive rule-by-decree government. Some in Congress are beginning to stand up for the Constitution and a few have even dared broach the issue of impeachment. The Founders envisioned an impeachment of a president once every generation, because they were aware of the awesome powers they were giving the Executive even with the Congressional and Judicial checks and balances. They feared tyranny and dictatorship as much as they also feared the tyranny of democracy and pure majority rule. The system is the best ever conceived, but it is dependent on the men and women who hold elected office and the citizens that give them that responsibility to live up to the standards of constitutional rule. The failure to use the weapon of impeachment has been a grave failure and it leaves us in the current predicament. It is a sorry state of affairs, three years before the next presidential election, for decent and well-informed people to be writing it off as a pre-ordained contest between Jeb and Hillary. A little more impeachment and a little less family dynastic politics would be one sure fire cure for what ails our political system.
I am sure that with a bit of time even Rand Paul will discover his grandma’ was Golda Meir and that Jerusalem is the capital of the western world.
I have been on the lookout for recent photos of Jeb. Figure the outward and mainfest sign of his being selected for the POTUS Otiosus pageant, will be a makeover [weight loss and a face lift].
Are we beginning to see the demise of America? I feel sad beyond belief at what I am seeing.
At least China is governed by Chinese!
likewise family dynamic: cringing wives, meek offspring, and obedient dogs.
The power of the “unitary executive” and
the subsequent abuses has proceeded at an
exponential rate since the lapsing of the
special prosecuter IMO. Of course it was
politicized more and more toward the end
of its usage think Clinton ” I did not have
sex with that woman.” It did perform as in-
tended during Watergate and a lesser extent
during Iran-Contra. Bush 2 used signing
statements to abrogate or minimize the impact
of legislation he was not in total agreement.
Agree Obama has made it worse with his executive
order threats. Do you think the special pros-
ecutor should be revisited or is the political
climate such it would never be re-enacted?
“Get your Xss off the Beach?”
“Get your Xss out of the West Bank?”
not from the fat boy.
Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.
Sir Winston Churchill, Speech in November 1942
The sorry state of judiciary is the biggest problem today. This is such a painful example: http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/fighting_the_militarized_state_20140330
Judge Katherine Forrest stood courageously for the Constitution (in contrast to the servile, actually treasonous 2nd Circle), but there is very little hope that formalization into the Soviet-era-kind judiciary is going to be postponed
Funny how the television news media described the Republican Jewish Conference sponsors as major Republican power brokers and glanced over Christie’s “occupied territories” gaffe…..
would have loved to hear his private meeting with Adelson…..
If you are still around for the final curtain call, your sadness will rapidly become exquisite pain of several different types.
Here we go…. http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/31/us-israel-palestinian-talks-idUSBREA2U17L20140331
The problem is that the returns on intelligent investing in American politicians are so stratospherically high. For a few billion dollars, Israel dominates Americas Middle East policy space.
We should not be surprised. Tony Judt observeed that Jewish communities have a very long history of seeking the protection of monarchs. The question then becomes, if not America, who?
Harper! Thanks for this comment! ALL should know that the “incumbency” party rules no matter party affiliation. No rocking the boat they all swim in IMO!
Stanley! Perhaps a pre-revolutionary stage? Or as I believe PL once suggested perhaps just a melting away of coherency in the American system. NOT WITH A BANG BUT A WHIMPER?
“Impeachment is off the table.”
You need to go back to Nixon. That’s when the legislative branch dropped the ball.
That began in 1984. If you were paying attention.
Sorry my math was wrong. 1981 with Reagan.
Adelson is the king of the gambler-losers. He bet 90 million dollars on Gingrich and Romney in the last election. They are now American “non-persons”. Republicans and Zionists would do well to not be one of Adelsons favorites with a track record like that.
I think we should all take Rand seriously.
AM! Thanks for the link! See also Lawfare.com blog!
All. Western media now omits important information such as American support for the coup in Kiev or that the Turkish tapes indicate that John Kerry dropped off an updated plan for a no fly zone over Syria this month; after the bombing campaign was rejected by UK Parliament and Americans last August. Israel and its supporters control America’s foreign policy and Governor Chris Christie.
A Clinton Bush presidential race insures that the forever wars continue and it documents that government by and for the people is dead. An elite dynasty rules. All Empires are similar, they rise and fall; except, ours has not required actual Eunuchs, yet, as it falls apart.
It was a $7B election. I doubt it was a bet – more likely an investment.
Her butt is not that big. Since when have we chosen our presidents by the size of their asses?
Is that really what is important to you?
Ah yes a prescribed burn to take away the dead wood and renew our ‘political ecosystem ” as our Founders intended ..
The question is: does America “have” an Empire?
Or is America “is” an Empire? If America “is” an Empire then we have a problem. How to return America to a pre-Empire state?
It’s a bit disconcerting that Christie seems unaware “it’s over.” What’s he going to run on? The best review his administration of NJ can now hope to attain is “hot mess”.
Great Man Syndrome?
Yes, the returns are sky high:
Time for me to officially leave the democratic party. I wonder what wonderful BS the president is going to spew out in Ann Arbor Wednesday.
What’s their plan? To add 4900 million from taxpayer money to those 100 million from Adelson and use it all in a montypythonesque plan to give back Alaska to Russia?
What makes you think the costs are in the billions. My guess is the low millions. The dumb asses in DC sell themselves (and us)for peanuts.
I don’t know about us lacking Eunuchs.
I would say the legislative and judicial branches of the US government have more than their fair share.
Perhaps he already has.
Ol Sheldon is a big pusher of the amnesty treason as well.
Can’t turn your back for one second on these fools before they’re trying to sell the Republic for a few more shekels.
Yeah cause Carter was such a joy to behold.
If you were paying attention instead of knee jerking RETHUGLICAN BAAAAD you’d realize the beginning of the end was Wilson. If only the preacher had stayed in Princeton.
On a more serious note, have you noticed the corporate MSM’s almost suicidal adherence to the sometimes standard story lines, which are obviously far off the mark, plus their common habit of omitting key facts, if those facts don’t agree with their version of the truth.
But they never the less, adhere to this common formula, even when they are losing buckets of money because of it. CNN.NYT,or the Atlanta Newspaper on a regional base come immediately to mind. All of this goes against standard capitalist theory of running a business, even a news oriented business.
Kind of makes an old propagandist like myself, wonder at this point who really owns these news organizations, and if their first goal is even making a profit.Guess, I am just an old paranoid.
But as of now – and they don’t mind you watching or turning your back – they’re buying the Rs and Ds for a lot of Shekels. The ritual chastising of Christie underlines the extent of their influence.
Three words: Campaign finance reform.
Mr Adelson losing 90 million dollars on MR Gingrinch was chump change for Mr Adelson . The Macau gamblimg operation literally prints money .
You are absolutely right Nancy.
We have already had several presidents, who were huge asses.
Hillary would probably turn out to be a twofer. Although if it comes down to her are the Bush crime family….who knows?
Emperor quality control, just goes to hell at the end. What’s a former republic to do?
They forego these profits in the name of public service — and they really do service the public.
Chris Christie – pensions are “entitlement” Just like Detroit is gettting screwed in a ‘bi-partisan’ effort to eliminate obligations to those who have already fullfilled their obligation of years of work for a pension. American in New Jersey arenext, because there are millionaires to whom obligations are owed. In Detroit pensions are getting cut – so that the ‘Emergency’ financial manger, who has been appointed by the Governor to rule over the elected city council members, can ensure that oligarch billionaire Michael Illych recieves 180,000,000 in taxes for his hockey arena – because surely that tax revenue can’t pay ‘entitlements’, it is the Oligarch to whom we owe ‘obligations’, not retirees.
It really is remarkable how thin skinned those donors are, isn’t it? Christie used the wrong phrase -one phrase- and they jumped on his neck.
Vile people are sensitive to the truth, it exposes their self made mask.
I only speak about my history. Try speaking to yours.
I didn’t realize you spoke Hebrew.
I think the “they”s just exposed the ignorance of Christie. He can’t even beg correctly.
Fred: I find consolation in history. In 594 B.C. the poor in Athens were getting similarly screwed. At a certain point, the debts were and/or will be repudiated.
The rot is too far gone.
If one has a pension you’re not poor, but soon will be. All in the name of our economic aristocracy.
I thought you got banned.
As Gore Vidal said: There is only one party in the United States, the Property Party … and it has two right wings: Republican and Democrat. Republicans are a bit stupider, more rigid, more doctrinaire in their laissez-faire capitalism than the Democrats, who are cuter, prettier, a bit more corrupt—until recently … and more willing than the Republicans to make small adjustments when the poor, the black, the anti-imperialists get out of hand. But, essentially, there is no difference between the two parties
What a pathetic dodge. Of course the history of previous administrations is my history in this country
Its best to know something of the occupying powers controlling this nation.
Wait until all those pensions get nationalized for our own good!
I thought you died.
Thanks. That one made me laugh out loud. I am tired of both the Clinton family and the Bush family.
This just in: http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2014/04/budget-story/81676/
He will come after the military retirements next, IMHO.
It would seem that Christie lost all of the bravado that he showed at public forums when he cowed the teacher’s union representatives. Perhaps he should have been a better student of The Bard:
Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Macbeth Act 5, scene 5
Me thinks that his time of strutting and fretting is in the past.
Thats why there’s such an effort to outlaw gun ownership.
They will be after everyone’s money – except the billionaires.
Funny, I was about to say the same thing about you.
One of many reasons why there is such an effort.
No self-respecting, well-informed American would vote for any of these worms who pledge allegiance to Israel or any other foreign entity. Unfortunately, too many people lack either one or both of these requirements for good citizenry, no becomes a presidential candidate without first being vetted by the Israeli Firsters.
Rand with a Democratic Congress is our best bet. He could reign in our foreign policy while Congress blocked his Austrian economic impulses.
Your youthfulness is apparent. You grew up in the Reagan Gulag. Your knowledge of anything is highly questionable
Please define Reagan Gulag . And be careful with our friend Tyler , in your judgements about him . Tyler is quite knowledgeable about many things- but like you I often disagree with him . But please what is the Reagan Gulag – exactly ..
Though we vehemently disagree about whether my best friends Jenny & May could be wed as ‘two girls ” – we do find fundamental agreement on all of our absolute 2nd amendment rights .
Makes me miss President Reagan & House Speaker O’Neil.
And SCOTUS with its ruling yesterday demolished & destroyed any restraint on the Oligarchs ability to buy our elections. No limits to the amount of money that can be donated .