J-Street claims to be the
sabotage component of the military wing of the "political arm" of something called a "pro-Israel, pro-peace movement." In other words, they constitute an army of Walt/Mearsheimer-ite emailers who favor Israel's slow and steady political disintegration over the more direct approach of Ahmadinejad.
"Elected in 2006, Cohen has already distinguished himself as a fresh new voice on Capitol Hill and the type of pro-Israel voice JStreetPAC is proud to support. A staunch opponent of the war in Iraq, he has championed other JStreetPAC priorities including increased US assistance to the Palestinian authority..."
You tell me if this sounds like "a fresh new voice" to you:
It may be "fresh," but it's certainly not new. See "The God Blog" at the Jewish Journal:
It appears U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen reads Politico.com. In the above video, in which Cohen—yeah, that Steve Cohen—compares Barack Obama to Jesus and vice-president hopeful Sarah Palin to Pontius Pilate.
Watch the video and tell me his statement doesn’t sound a lot like this comment from Jonathan Martin’s blog: “Mrs. Palin needs to be reminded that Jesus Christ was a community organizer and Pontius Pilate was a governor.”
I don't suppose it would do any good to point out the number (37%) of American presidents who were also governors, some even from Cohen's state of Tennessee.
Okay, if you insist.
Our 3rd President was the 2nd Governor of Virginia:
Our 5th President was the 16th Governor of Virginia:
Our 10th President was the 23rd Governor of Virginia:
John Tyler, Jr.
Our 8th President was the 9th Governor of New York:
Martin Van Buren
Our 11th President was also the 11th Governor of Tennessee:
James Knox Polk
Our 17th President was also the 17th Governor of Tennessee:
Our 19th President was the 32nd Governor of Ohio:
Rutherford Birchard Hayes
Our 22nd and 24th President was the 28th Governor of New York:
Stephen Grover Cleveland
Our 25th President was the 39th Governor of Ohio:
William McKinley, Jr.
Our 26th President was the 33rd Governor of New York:
Our 28th President was the 34th Governor of New Jersey:
Thomas Woodrow Wilson
Our 30th President was the 48th Governor of Massachusetts:
John Calvin Coolidge
Our 32nd President was the 44th Governor of New York:
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Our 39th President was the 76th Governor of Georgia:
James Earl Carter, Jr.
Our 40th President was the 33rd Governor of California:
Ronald Wilson Reagan
Our 42nd President was the 40th and 42nd Governor of Arkansas:
William Jefferson Clinton
Our 43rd and current President was the 46th Governor of Texas:
George Walker Bush
Thank Gd, the drumbeat of the left has yet to erase all of American history. I implore you to read something about each of these men, even if it's only Wikipedia. Get an idea of their various presidencies, what they encountered and how they performed. And then think very seriously -in that larger context- about J-Street and the army of 20,000+ emailers that they control. And I do mean control; every one of their 20,188 emails to the rally organizers said exactly the same thing, word for word. J-Street's words.
I beg you to ponder the concerted and malevolent effort they organized to censor the 11th Governor of Alaska. And consider... their "success."
J-Street is despicable in every way. It's relevant, though hardly shocking, to note - in light of their "victory" of preventing Sarah Palin from speaking at Monday's rally- that their invitation to an initial "hush-hush fundraiser" (prior to their public launch in April) claimed their intention was to become
"... the first and only lobby and PAC (political action committee) dedicated to ensuring Israel’s security, changing the direction of American policy in the Middle East and opening up American political debate about Israel and the Middle East.”
These hypocrites, liars and political saboteurs have the audacity to claim to represent the views of the "American Jewish community."
Not mine, oh Lord. Not me.