The first comment one might make is that the proposal is easy for me to propose since I don’t give contributions to Democrats in partisan races. Let me be clear: if a Republican had made this highly questionable deal then I would be proposing the same strategy toward Republicans.
The second comment you may want to make is that I am out of my mind; that liberals Democrats will never do that. I tried this idea out on a couple of very involved individuals on the issue of Israel. One told me I was being Pollyannaish. That person said he felt liberal Jews were more concerned with abortion than the issue of Israel. Another stated his organization would never do it.
So tell me, do you have a better idea? What would happen if people charged with getting Democrats elected to the House (Steve Israel) and Senate (Chuck Schumer) started screaming that their fundraising has fallen through the floor and people were making their reasons very clear. It happened in 2010 and Obama changed course. We realize this President really cares only about his political position and is not really a team player, but a near collapse of Democratic fundraising would put extreme pressure on Obama and Kerry to do the right thing.
I have said repeatedly that you cannot possibly be a supporter of Barack Obama and of Israel. Someone may think they are, but it is politically impossible. Obama does not support Israel and this interim agreement is a testament to that fact. Some analysts have compared this agreement to the one Neville Chamberlain made with Hitler. There was no opportunity to reverse that agreement; and, by time action was taken, the world was in a crushing war that brought the man to power who called the agreement a disaster at the time it was signed. Churchill could do nothing but fight for the survival of his country by the time he became Prime Minister of Great Britain.
We all know how foolish this agreement will be if it is made permanent. We know it hastens war and further nuclear proliferation, as Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States who can fund it will start their own nuclear programs to protect themselves and also knowing no one will stop them.
We can do something. We can bring pressure on the party in power and force them to make the right decisions going forward. Don’t look back and wish you had done something that saved Israel from destruction. Words don’t count now -- actions do. So let them know; no money until we see a final agreement that secures our friends in the Middle East and stifles nuclear proliferation.
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