07 November 2016

American Jews and the Presidential Election

6 Marcheshvan 5777

This sums the situation up nicely for me and I completely and unreservedly agree with the conclusion. 

From Yeshiva World News...

Opinion: Why No One Should Vote for Hillary OR Trump

There is something called Kesher Shel Reshayim – a knot of evildoers. The Talmud tells us that when dealing with evil-doers, we should actually not be. We should have nothing to do with them.

And boy, as far as Kesher shel reshayim goes, boy does this election ever have it!

Both candidates embody the epitome of depravity – from out and out theft, to a woeful disregarding of human life, to lying, to blatant violation of the law.

We will start with Hillary. The DNC worked with her campaign to give her an edge against Sanders, not that Sanders was good for the country or for Israel, but this is just, well – no words. She also knowingly received the questions before the debate with Sanders from a CNN employee. The employee was fired. This is evil.

She also violated the Federal Records Act and the Espionage Act and evidence-tampering by destroying 33,000 emails. She was not indicted because of, well, “protektzia.”

Back in the nineties, the New York Times listed a litany of lies and crimes that was reprinted in the pro-Hillary Daily News: the $100,000 she claimed to have made trading in the cattle futures market; the abuse of presidential power in which she “induced a White House lawyer to assert flatly to investigators that Mrs. Clinton did not order the firing of White House travel aides, who were then harassed by the F.B.I. and Justice Department to justify patronage replacement by Mrs. Clinton’s cronies”; and her decision to hide incriminating records from the Rose Law Firm, which showed she had lied under oath “when she denied actively representing a criminal enterprise known as the Madison Guaranty Savings and Loan.”

And then there is the Clinton Foundation.

The State Department committee, cronies of the Clintons, agreed to allow the sale of 20% of the U.S. strategic uranium reserves held by a company called Uranium One (owned by a big Clinton donor) to the Russians – yes, the Russians.

The New York Times itself reported, “As the Russians gradually assumed control of Uranium One in three separate transactions from 2009 to 2013, Canadian records show a flow of cash made its way to the Clinton Foundation. Uranium One’s chairman used his family foundation to make four donations totaling $2.35 million. Those contributions were not publicly disclosed by the Clintons, despite an agreement Mrs. Clinton had struck with the Obama White House to publicly identify all donors. Other people with ties to the company made donations as well.”

The seller, Frank Giustra, has donated $31.3 million to the Clinton Foundation. Does anyone, for a moment, think that he did this out of the goodness of his heart?

She hugged and kissed Yassar Arafat’s wife and will certainly try to oversee the dismantling of Jerusalem.

And then there is the second Sept. 11th – that of 2012. Terrorists attacked and murdered our embassy in Benghazi. Mrs. Clinton had an opportunity to send aid. She didn’t, She ignored their request and four Americans died. Rather than protect American lives, she blamed it on a Youtube video, a very deceptive cover-up.

Trump is also a rasha merusha. For years he has boasted of the most vile actions and he has even been taped boasting about these actions. When victims of his came forward, corroborating his own boasts, he called them all liars.

Two victims told The New York Times that Trump had assaulted them in the 1980s and one in 2005. Indeed, until she recanted, his first wife even accused him of it.

There have been Mafia ties as well. Roy Cohn, Trump’s lawyer, also represented Tony Salerno, of the Genovese Crime family. Trump allegedly paid twice the market rate to a Mafia figure for the land that was under Trump Plaza in Atlantic City. Trump was also close to Robert LiButti, a John Gotti associate. He often invited him on his yacht and helicopter and his company bought LiButti nine luxury cars. Trump Plaza was even fined $200,000 for keeping black employees away from LiButti’s table.

Another reason not to vote for Trump involves the clear rip-off scam known as, “Trump University.” Victims paid as much as $35,000 to, “learn from Donald Trump’s handpicked instructors, and that participants would have access to Trump’s real estate ‘secrets.’”

Many of the “students” have since complained that Trump U. was a scam. At one time, it had some prestigious instructors, but over time the “faculty” became a bunch of nobodies. It was never a University and violated the law by being called that. The students sued, and so did New York State. He ripped them off to the tune of forty million dollars. Oh, and Trump countersued – which he does all the time.

In 1981, Trump engaged in tenant intimidation on a building on Central Park South which he wanted to take condo. Tenants said he cut off heat and hot water and refused to make repairs. He also placed newspaper ads offering to house homeless New Yorkers in empty units in the building. Trump also sued tenants for $150 million when they complained.

He also bilked people that he owed money to by declaring bankruptcy four times: 1991, 1992, 2004, and 2009.

He also has a habit of selling his name rights to developers—he gets a payoff, and then the developers rip off the investors. Buyers complain that they bought the properties as investments because of his name, only to realize he was barely involved.

He also has a serious record of not paying contractors, waiters, dishwashers, and plumbers who have worked at Trump projects. According to USA Today many of these contracts were for hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Also, he has hinted that he would cut off the lifeline of funding that America gives to Israel’s defense.

In short, both candidates are Reshayim. They are criminals that have engaged in lying, theft, and intimidation. They will both shaft Israel. No self-respecting Jew should have anything to do with having put either one of them in office.

Duvie Kravitz – Lakewood, NJ