Alana Goodman reports at contentions that Republicans were a No-Show at the J Street Gala.
J Street doesn’t like to describe itself as a “left-wing” organization, but its gala dinner last night failed to attract a single Republican member of Congress. The only two GOP lawmakers listed as attendees at the gala — Rep. Marsha Blackburn and Rep. Jeffrey Fortenberry — have both clarified today that they didn’t actually go to the event.
The Washington Jewish Week’s Adam Kredo published a list earlier today of 56 members of Congress who attended...
You know how much I love a good List. And this one corresponds somewhat neatly with Sultan Knish's list of the 54 HAMAS Congressmen or HC (many of whom were left standing even after the Republican sweep in the midterms), as well as this list of politicians supported by CAIR.
-- with added notations by Yours Truly :)
-Representative Tammy Baldwin (WI-2) HC
-Representative Xavier Becerra (CA-31) - endorsed by CAIR-CA PAC
-Representative Howard Berman (CA-28)
-Representative Marsha Blackburn
-Representative Bruce Braley (IA-1) HC
-Senator Sherrod Brown (OH-13) hosted J Street's first (2009) gala
-Representative Lois Capps (CA-23) HC, CAIR, endorsed by CAIR-CA PAC
-*Representative Russ Carnahan (Couldn't attend)
-Representative Andre Carson (IN-7) HC, CAIR
-Representative Wm. Lacy Clay (MO-1)
-Representative Steve Cohen (TN-9) received over $35,000 from J Street, compared Obama to Jesus, Sarah Palin to Pontius Pilate and more recently, Republicans to Nazis. He also refused [or neglected] to sign the Cantor-Hoyer letter in support of Israel...
-Representative Gerry Connolly (VA-11 ) CAIR
[I haven't checked this out so cannot vouch for it, but you might want to read "Gerry Connolly - Saudi Bagman" ... especially if you live in Fairfax or Prince William Counties.]
-Representative John Conyers (MI-14) HC, CAIR #4
-Representative Jim Cooper (TN-5)
-Representative Danny Davis (IL-7) CAIR [too bad this video won't load]
-Representative Susan Davis (CA-53), endorsed by CAIR-CA PAC
-Representative John Dingell (MI-15) HC, CAIR #7 (tied)
-Representative Lloyd Doggett (TX-25)
-Representative Donna Edwards (MD-4) HC
-Representative Keith Ellison (MN-4) HC, CAIR - "The Islamists' Man on Capitol Hill"
-Representative Anna Eshoo (CA-14) CAIR, endorsed by CAIR-CA PAC
-Representative Sam Farr (CA-17) HC
-Representative Bob Filner (CA-51) HC, CAIR, endorsed by CAIR-CA PAC
-Representative Jeff Fortenberry
-Representative Charles Gonzalez (TX-20)
-Representative Raul Grijalva (AZ-7) HC
-Representative Martin Heinrich (NM-1)
-Representative Rush Holt (NJ-12)
-Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (TX- ) CAIR #9
-Representative Marcy Kaptur (OH-9) HC
-Senator Herbert Kohl (WI) [Daniel Kohl, J Street's Vice President of Political Affairs, is his nephew -- which might explain his attendance.]
-Representative Dennis Kucinich (OH-10 ) HC, CAIR #5
-Representative Barbara Lee (CA-9), HC, CAIR # 7, endorsed by CAIR-CA PAC
-Representative David Loebsack (IA-2) "has been a reliable friend to J Street in Congress."
-Representative Betty McCollum (MN-4) HC, CAIR
-Representative Jim McDermott (WA-7) HC, CAIR #10
-Representative Gregory Meeks (NY-6) CAIR
^ [See Yid with Lid: "Why Does NY Congressman Meeks Hire Terrorist-Linked Staffers? e.g. Jihad Saleh and Jameel Aalim-Johnson]
& Family Security Matters: Other U.S.-based MLT radicals include Jihad F. Saleh, a top congressional aid to U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY), helping fulfill the legislative goals established by CAIR founder and former chairman Omar Ahmad, who wanted increased Muslim “influence with Congress,” by using Muslims on Capitol Hill “to pressure Congress and the decision makers in America” to shift U.S. foreign policy. (P. David Gaubitz and Paul Sperry, The Muslim Mafia, p. 183) Saleh is not just a Congressional staff point man, though. He has been working closely with national CAIR official and convert Corey Saylor to increase the Muslim Congressional presence through the CAIR-backed Congressional Muslim Staffers Association.
-*Senator Jeff Merkley (Couldn't attend)
-Representative Brad Miller (NC-13)
-Representative Gwen Moore (WI-4) HC
-Representative James Moran (VA-8) HC, CAIR #2
-Representative Chris Murphy (CT-5)
-Representative Bill Owens (NY-23)
-Representative Bill Pascrell (NJ-8) HC, CAIR
-Representative Donald Payne (NJ-10) HC
-Representative Chellie Pingree (ME-1)
-Representative Jared Polis (CO-2)
-Representative David Price (NC-4) HC
-Representative Nick Rahall (WV-3) HC, CAIR #1
-Representative Jan Schakowsky (IL- ) CAIR
-Representative Jackie Speier (CA-12) HC, endorsed by CAIR-CA PAC
-Representative Chris Van Hollen (MD- ) CAIR
-Representative Maxine Waters (CA-35)
-Representative Peter Welch (VT-at large) HC
-Representative Lynn Woolsey (CA-6) HC, CAIR
-Representative John Yarmuth (KY-3) HC
-*Sen. Maria Cantwell (Didn't RSVP, but attended.)
-*Rep.Earl Blumenauer -Didn't RSVP, but attended. (OR-3) HC
-*Rep. Charlie Rangel -Didn't RSVP, but attended. (NY- ) CAIR
Next, I'll have to incorporate this list from Ted Belman of the 136 Congressman who voted against Israel 1-5 times during the 11th Congress.... but maybe not today.