The new Owners: Mr & Mrs Sheldon Adelson
Money works! Reuters reported yesterday
Gingrich has opened seven Florida offices with two more in the works, hired 14 paid staff and signed up 5,000 volunteers in Florida, 500 of them since his upset of front-runner Mitt Romney in South Carolina's primary on Saturday.
By contrast, Romney's campaign had just five staffers and three offices in Florida by early this week….
Gingrich organization starts to gel in Florida by Patricia Zengerle Tue Jan 24 2012
More money works better!
A wealthy backer of Newt Gingrich will inject $5 million into a “super PAC” supporting his presidential bid, two people with knowledge of the contribution said on Monday… The supporter, Dr. Miriam Adelson, is the wife of Sheldon Adelson, a longtime Gingrich friend and a patron who this month contributed $5 million to the super PAC, Winning Our Future. Dr. Adelson’s check will bring the couple’s total contributions to Winning Our Future to $10 million...
Super PAC’ for Gingrich to Get $5 Million Infusion By Nicholas Confessore The New York Times January 23, 2012
And money can be decisive, as the NYT notes
Mr. Adelson’s initial check financed a barrage of negative ads against Mr. Romney in South Carolina, helping Mr. Gingrich to an upset victory in Saturday’s Republican primary there.
Sheldon Adelson, of course, has been Gingrich’s main paymaster for a number of years, as I noted in Why Would Anyone Pay Newt Gingrich $55 Million. He is also a piece of work, as President Bush has reported:
Not long after Bush’s encounter with Adelson last October, an Israeli government representative said that Bush, describing it to another Israeli official, had remarked wryly, “I had this crazy Jewish billionaire, yelling at me.”
A sense of the priorities of Adelson and his wife – an Israeli medical doctor who immigrated here in 1986 – emerges from
Who Is Gingrich-Backer Miriam Adelson? By Gabrielle Birkner The Jewish Daily Forward January 23, 2012
Her reported $5 million donation to a pro-Gingrich super PAC is dwarfed by some of her and her husband’s other recent donations, including $10 million to Taglit–Birthright Israel — the couple has given more than $100 million to that organization in the past five years — and $25 million to Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust memorial museum and education center.
Taglit Birthright Israel gives free Zionist indoctrination trips to Israel to young Jews from America and elsewhere.
Gingrich has responded by adopting the most warlike anti Iranian stance of any of the candidates, and espousing the historically crazy ultra-Zionist line that the Palestinians are fictitious, to Adelson’s applause:
Sheldon Adelson to Birthright group: Gingrich is right to call Palestinians 'invented people' By Revital Blumenfeld Haaretz.com 26.12.11
This horrifying situation is well summed up by Alex Kane at Mondoweiss: Adelson’s millions come tipped with missiles aimed at Iran January 23, 2012. This notes that as recently as 2002, Gingrich was making dovish noises:
…what happened between 2002 and now? Sheldon Adelson. Beginning in 2006, the wealthy Greater Israel advocate began to pour millions of dollars into a Gingrich PAC…Gingrich has followed Adelson's line on Israel and Iran after the cash the speaker received. Expect more of that hawkish line as the campaign rolls on and Adelson's millions continue to shape the outcome.
What does this mean for VDARE.com’s particular interest, preventing the destruction of the historic American nation by excessive immigration?
It looks bad. A Jewish employer of large quantities of low skilled labor – as Adelson is in his Nevada Casino operations – is very likely to be a blind open borders enthusiast (except for Israel). The Connie Bruck essay reports Shelly Berkley, the current Congresswoman from Las Vegas (previously employed and fired by Adelson) saying he told her he was determined to “break the back” of the long entrenched Culinary Union there. The probability is that Adelson is as solid a member of the Cheap Labor Lobby as he is the Israel Lobby.
Doubtless this explained the curious end to the Gingrich New Hampshire campaign as I suggested in Why Did Gingrich Return To Hispandering/Amnesty? Because Adelson Check Arrived!
Does America really deserve this?