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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Adelson: A Plutocrat With The Power To Demand Appearances By All Jesters




Unable to locate a Google    
Image shot of Jeb Bush 
addressing the audience.

The GOP political climate took a bit of from over the weekend. Sheldon "I got money" Adelson summonsed top GOP "ring-kissers" to Las Vegas (and his private plane hangar) and other local environs to parade the crew in front of attendees at the Republican Jewish Coalition.  Of particular note were the "ring-kissers" who spoke at the event and those who were not present. Rand Paul stated he had family commitments. UUUUM, suspect he could not find a speech to plagiarize. More seriously, I wonder how Paul actually feels about the Jewish vote. Let's face it, his Dad has seedy and shadowy supporters who would not care for his cuddling up the Jewish supporters. 

The Nation and Adelson's personal primary.

Let's visit with something developed and keyboarded by "Friend of the TPI", Tracy Krauss.


As we speak, casino mogul, Sheldon Adelson, who made his fortune in the dark world of gambling, is entertaining Republican presidential hopefuls to see who meets his fancy and deserves his financial support. In other words, who will do what he wants if he pays their way to the top office. Adelson is currently under investigation by the Department of Justice for "bribing public officials" in China to get a monopoly in their only legal gambling establishment. He got his wish. Now he wants to eliminate online gambling in America which threatens his empire. He's greasing the palm of politicians like S.C. Senator Lindsey Graham who are now entertaining such legislation. And he needs someone in the White House to sign it into law. The U.S. Supreme Court, through its Citizens United decision, has given the wealthiest citizens and corporations the right to buy our government. Our right to vote is mere window dressing.

 As Albert Camus declared, "What better way to enslave a man than to give him a vote and tell him he is free."

Apparently, Christie's appearance before the "would be king" private court did not go as well as the groveling Christie might have liked. He used the words, "occupied territories" to a man who may consider those words comparable to mention of Germany 1935 - 1945. While immersed in major full bore groveling Christie played a card that was a serious dud. 

Speaking at the Republican Jewish Coalition event at Adelson's Venetian resort in Las Vegas, Christie used the controversial term to describe the West Bank and other areas where Israel has a military presence.
"I took a helicopter ride from the occupied territories across, and just felt personally how extraordinary that was, to understand the military risk that Israel faces every day," Christie said.
Christie has issued an apology. Question. Do you see the power of the mega wealthy? When have you seen or heard of Christie apologizing for anything that comes from his mouth? It is also important for Adelson to remember, "Freudian slips" are revealing things. 

And here you have a gambling mogul with an "Israel first" and "at all cost" mindset.   A mindset that simply put means war from obliging politicians who accept his political funding.

Conservative, GOP and Adelson jingoism is without question disgusting! And, to think he would select our next president.

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