MAJOR Democratic donor Haim Saban breaks with Barack Obama.
I understand that the White House is now spending my tax money to fund a hack whose explicit job description is to troll important sites on the Internet – including RedState – in order to do instant push-back on various posts. I suggest that said hack cease doing that for a moment, and instead call somebody higher up the food chain right now and let them know that President Barack Obama has a problem.
A real problem.
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.
“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 [Haim] Saban.
We’ll let the actually-not-proven assertion that the President will be raising amounts of money in 2012 that will compare to 2008 pass on by without further comment, for the moment. The important thing here is that Mr. Saban is a very powerful, very influential, and very, very rich individual* whose generosity towards the Democratic party is no less real for being largely unreported. Mr. Saban will still be contributing to Democrats, mind you; just not the President. Then again, Democrats are falling all over themselves to distance their party from their party leader’s gaffe over the status of Jerusalem, so it’s not too surprising that the billionaire’s ire is as specific as it is. In other words… if you were still wondering whether President Obama mucked up selling his Israel policy, stop wondering: he did. To the point where his re-election funding is going to take a hit… which is why the DNC is trying to spin this one to a fare-thee-well.
It’s a lovely day where I am; how about you?
Moe Lane (crosspost)
*How powerful and influential? Enough to keep me polite.