Former Reps. Earl Hilliard (D-Ala.) and Cynthia McKinney (D-Ga.): Bad for Israel
News; Posted on: 2003-12-30 17:24:06
In a rare slip-up, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) published an article detailing how Jews manipulate American elections. The December 16 article discusses the significance -- for Jews of course -- of recent political campaign finance rule changes, adopted three weeks ago by Congress.
Here are some quotes from the article:
"Community officials say the new campaign finance laws will not change the way they do business or affect the Jewish community's influence in politics. Most Jewish groups were silent last week when the Supreme Court upheld a ban on unlimited contributions to political parties, known as soft money.
Jewish fund-raisers say they are not worried that Jewish influence in politics will wane because of the new regulations.
Morris Amitay, treasurer of Washington PAC, a pro-Israel fund-raising political action committee, said Jews largely support individual candidates, not political parties. Such direct donations to campaigns are known as hard money. The amount of hard money a candidate can receive from a donor was increased as part of the new campaign finance laws, to $2,000 from $1,000.
In 2002, the Jewish community played a large financial role in the defeat of two incumbent lawmakers, Earl Hilliard (D-Ala.) and Cynthia McKinney (D-Ga.), by giving large donations to their primary challengers, Arthur Davis and Denis Majette, respectively. Hilliard and McKinney had been among Israel's harshest critics in Congress. Those donations were almost entirely hard-money gifts." (www.jta.org, Dec. 16)
Incumbents are swept away as soon as they displease the Jews. When McKinney asked for an investigation into Israel's attack on the USS Liberty, she cut her own throat. Hilliard failed to support several pro-Israel initiatives.
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( http://www.nationalvanguard.org/story.php?id=1546 )
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