Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Trump wows rank and file at AIPAC …

… but established leadership doesn’t know why.

Tuesday morning, AIPAC President Lillian Pinkus claimed: “’Last evening, something occurred which has the potential to drive us apart, to divide us,’ Pinkus told delegates, stressing that she spoke on behalf of AIPAC’s leadership, professional staff and board of directors. ‘We say unequivocally that we do not countenance ad hominem attacks and we take great offense at those that are levied against the president of the United States of America from our stage,' she added in a voice shaking with emotion.’”

And yet: “On Monday night, many of the 18,000 delegates cheered enthusiastically when Trump proclaimed that ‘President Obama [is] in his final year — yay!’

“’He may be the worst thing that ever happened to Israel,’ he continued.”


Pinkus made sure the audience understood she “spoke on behalf of AIPAC’s leadership, professional staff and board of directors.” Isn’t that the very reason Trump has won so many Republican delegates, because GOP leadership, professional staff and Congress have lost the message from voters?

Pinkus must not have witnessed the same speech as David Horovitz: “Yet he (Trump) won steadily growing applause because of the sheer unceasing flow of unabashedly pro-Israel rhetoric, before an audience more acutely conscious than almost any other of the rarity of such no-holds-barred support.”

While billionaire Trump spoke to AIPAC, Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders castigated Israel in a speech in Salt Lake City. Sanders “lambasted Israel for its ostensible ‘disproportionate responses to being attacked,’ criticized its ‘bombing of hospitals, schools and refugee camps’ in the 2014 war with Hamas, and demanded an end to Israel’s ‘blockade of Gaza’ (with no acknowledgment of why the blockade is maintained, to prevent the importation of weapons by a terror group declaredly intent on wiping Israel out).”


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