Did Jewish GOP Donors Buy Romney`s Immigration Wimp-Out?
RJC`s Matt Brooks – Calling the tune?
Back in June in I asked Has Romney Sold Immigration Policy To Sheldon Adelson? Subsequently I took note of a Politico article which directly attributed Romney’s Chick-fil-A wimp out to the influence of a group of pro-gay Jewish donors.
Now corroboration of my fears on immigration policy has appeared: On the morning after, Jewish Republicans advise the party By Ron Kampeas JTA.org November 12, 2012
WASHINGTON (JTA) – Think immigration through — again. Forget about gay marriage…
The Republican Party as a whole is having the morning-afters…“There will be a lot of very frank conversations between our organization and its leadership and the leadership within the party,” Matt Brooks, the director of the Republican Jewish Coalition, said last week in a conference call…
A number of Romney’s financial backers — including Fred Zeidman of Texas, Mel Sembler of Florida and Sheldon Adelson — are among the RJC’s leadership, and Brooks made clear that their voices would be heard.
Fred Zeidman is quoted:
Zeidman, the fundraiser, said Jewish Republicans had a special role in making the case for immigration reform.
“The rest of the party has to understand what we as Jews have always understood — that this is a nation of immigrants and to ignore them is to end up losing,” he said.
The JTA article did find one sensible man:
“There`s no point in two Democratic parties,” said Jeff Ballabon, a Republican activist from New York. “Any such victory would be pyrrhic.”