Wednesday, May 25, 2011

And so it begins: one of DNC's largest contributors, billionaire Haim Saban, breaks with Obama over his antipathy towards Israel

Even uber-liberals were hit by the clue bat last week after President Obama's outrageous call for Israel to return to its 1967 borders.

One of the most important Democratic donors in the past two decades, whose generous contributions helped pay for the DNC headquarters in Washington, D.C., has indicated that he will not contribute to President Obama’s reelection campaign in 2012, because of the administration’s stance on Israel.

Billionaire financier Haim Saban told CNBC last night that Obama hasn’t done enough to show support for Israel. He also said that he has no plans to contribute to the president’s campaign.

“President Obama has raised so much money and will raise so much money through the Internet, more than anybody before him. And he frankly doesn’t, I believe, need any of my donations,” said Saban.

“I’m very perplexed as to why the president, who's been to Cairo, to Saudi Arabia, to Turkey, has not made a stop in Israel and spoken to the Israeli people,” he continued. “I believe that the president can clarify to the Israeli people what his positions are on Israel and calm them down. Because they are not calm right now.”

There have been reports that Obama is losing Jewish support after his clash with Prime Minister Netanyahu last week, but this development is the most significant so far. If a key donor like Saban has decided to break with the president, then there are likely others who will follow suit.

We were warning people about President Obama's bizarre ties to crackpots and extremists well before the 2008 election.

We welcome Saban and others who were finally hit by the clue train. Better late than never.

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Anonymous said...

Thank G-D people are finally realizing the truth about zero.

Georg Felis said...

Go, Go, Go Away Power Rangers....

Lightwave said...

Haim Saban was actually smart enough never to donate to Obama in the first place. He backed Hillary from the beginning in 2008.

Now if Saban wanted to donate to any of the GOP candidates, that would be something else. I think he will.

Anonymous said...

Who cares...he never gave to Obama, so declaring that he is going to continue to give nothing only serves to get him a news bite to feed his ego.

Frank AK said...

So he's broken with Obama in the same way he's broken with Sarah Palin.
Fantastic story. Just top notch.