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Democratic Rep. Mike McMahon Fires Staffer for "Jewish Money" List
CBS ^ | 7/30/2010 | Stephanie Condon

Posted on 07/30/2010 11:40:37 AM PDT by HearMe

A Democratic representative from New York has fired his campaign spokesperson after she gave a newspaper a list of what she called "Jewish money" going to his Republican opponent.

In an effort to show that Republican challenger Mike Grimm has received most of his financial support from donors outside of New York's 13th district, Democratic Rep. Mike McMahon's re-election campaign gave the New York Observer a list of more than 80 Jewish donors to Grimm.

The list was entitled "Grimm Jewish Money Q2."

At least half a dozen of the donors on the list live on Staten Island, which is part of the 13th district.

"Where is Grimm's money coming from," Jennifer Nelson, McMahon's campaign spokesperson, asked the Observer. "There is a lot of Jewish money, a lot of money from people in Florida and Manhattan, retirees."

Nelson told the Observer she did not know how the campaign's finance team compiled the list, but she said that finance director Debra Solomon is Jewish and "knows a lot of people in that community."

Politico reports that McMahon has fired Nelson and apologized for her comments.

"These comments were entirely inappropriate and there is no place for this kind of behavior. I was outraged by these unfortunate remarks which were unauthorized and are in no way indicative of my beliefs or of my campaign," McMahon said. "I am proud to represent an incredibly diverse community and to enjoy an incredibly diverse base of support. Any comments that could serve to divide our community along religious or ethnic lines have no place in our community or my campaign. I sincerely apologize for her comments, and as she has since been terminated from our campaign, there will be no such incidents in the future."

Grimm said the list was an outrage.

"The fact that a U.S. Congressman would separate out any group by religion or even by ethnicity is nothing short of outrageous," he told the Observer. "This goes beyond politics."

The 13th district went to John McCain in the 2008 presidential election, and both McCain and his 2008 running mate Sarah Palin have endorsed Grimm, the blog RedState points out.


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: congress; giuliani; newyork; palin; paulestinians; paulistinians; ronpaul; teaparty; waronterror
Grimm is the considered a "Tea Party" Candidate.

Tells you a lot about the Tea Party movement

Grimm has the support of both Palin and Giuliani.... and his Democrat opponent is concerned that he gets too much Jewish financial support.

Tells you that Tea Party supporters can not be pigeon holed.

1 posted on 07/30/2010 11:40:40 AM PDT by HearMe
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To: HearMe

The jooos are contributing to a Republican and Dems leak this to the press? Wow, we are in the end times, Old Testament wrath, cats and dogs.


2 posted on 07/30/2010 11:45:11 AM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: HearMe

Just another Dum anti-semite.


3 posted on 07/30/2010 11:45:25 AM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: HearMe

Great news that Jews are donating to conservative causes.


4 posted on 07/30/2010 11:46:23 AM PDT by dennisw (Sarah McLachlan in 2012)
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To: HearMe

Oh yeah.

Like he’ll never work for a dim-bulb-crat again.

Gimme a break.


5 posted on 07/30/2010 11:47:34 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: HearMe

It sucks to get caught. And somebody has to go under the bus. I’m sure Nelson will get a cushy job somewhere in the democratic kingdom.


6 posted on 07/30/2010 11:52:41 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: HearMe

Oh. My. God.

They actually used the J-word?

HORRORS!


7 posted on 07/30/2010 11:54:43 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (PALIN/MCCAIN IN 2012 - barf alert? sarc tag? -- can't decide)
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To: HearMe

Hold it, I have it on good authority that the Tea Party is a bunch of anti-semetic basterds.

In fact, when I was at a Tea Party rally.. .

Oh, nevermind.


8 posted on 07/30/2010 11:58:04 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: HearMe
I trust this event will show the Jewish voter the true nature of the democraatic party and the direction it is going. Obama and his goons are throwing Jews and Israel under the bus.

This election matters. It is a challenge to the process of being dumbed down by the progressive left wing dictators.

9 posted on 07/30/2010 12:04:27 PM PDT by Armaggedon
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To: HearMe

I suppose McMahon doesn’t want any of that “Jewish” money. Jim Webb played the “Jew” card here in Virginia.


10 posted on 07/30/2010 12:05:40 PM PDT by Maelstorm (This country was not founded with the battle cry "give me liberty or give me a govt check!")
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To: HearMe

He fired the campaign spokesperson. No way was she the “brains” behind this list. She just communicates what is handed to her by people up the food chain.


11 posted on 07/30/2010 12:12:31 PM PDT by freespirited (There are a lot of bad Republicans but there are no good Democrats.--Ann Coulter)
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To: HearMe

It always starts with “It vas da Joooooooos!!” ...


12 posted on 07/30/2010 12:15:55 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Marty62
"Just another Dum anti-semite."

Outside of Pat Buchannen, it's virtually impossible to name a well-known and outspoken antisemite in the conservative movement, or the Republican party (yes, I'm excluding Ron Paul, because he's neither Republican nor conservative).

But, if you look at leftists and Democrats, the list of openly hostile and antisemitic "activists" is plentiful, and yet Jewish people still overwhelmingly support the Democrats.

13 posted on 07/30/2010 12:32:11 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: HearMe

How did the staffer know Grimm’s contributors were Jewish? Was she assuming that just because they lived in Manhattan or Florida, they were Jewish? Was she stereotyping their names?


14 posted on 07/30/2010 12:52:12 PM PDT by randita (Visit keyhouseraces.com for a list of vulnerable DEM and must hold GOP House seats.)
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To: OldDeckHand

That conundrum has drove me crazy for years.


15 posted on 07/30/2010 1:20:23 PM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Oh. My. God.

They actually used the J-word?

HORRORS!

They probably learned how to do that in J-School.

16 posted on 07/30/2010 2:27:41 PM PDT by Erasmus (Personal goal: Have a bigger carbon footprint than Tony Robbins.)
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To: HearMe
This is all because of Palin's endorsement of Grimm.

One of Grimm's primary opponents also panicked too.

17 posted on 07/30/2010 3:50:36 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Mexico is the U.S. version of Hamas)
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McMahon Campaign Hits Grimm For Taking "Jewish Money" (McMahon's the Democrat of course)
 
Democratic Rep. Mike McMahon Fires Staffer for "Jewish Money" List

 
 

 

18 posted on 08/01/2010 3:01:51 PM PDT by SJackson (most merciful thing that a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it, M Sanger)
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To: HearMe
Nelson told The Observer she did not know the campaign's finance team compiled the list, but she said that finance director Debra Solomon is Jewish and "knows a lot of people in that community."

A convenient "pass the blame" if I ever saw one. Fact is, except for some well-known local Jewish Democrat politicians circling the wagons, McMahon himself is considered to have approved this Grimm Jewish contributor list.

BTW, it's a bit unusual that a leftist organ like The Observer would cover this story so objectively as they did. Kudos to the writer.

19 posted on 08/01/2010 3:43:40 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: SJackson; LottieDah; SunkenCiv; Jbny; jacobny; Tolik; Amerisrael; rmlew; dennisw; firebrand; ...

Please see my post # 19.


20 posted on 08/01/2010 4:01:45 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: Da Coyote
Like he'll never work for a dim-bulb-crat again.

Actually, the assistant who was fired is a female, an ugly one I might add.

21 posted on 08/01/2010 4:04:30 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: freespirited
No way she was the "brains" behind this list.

Well, someone is responsible. And most people outside the local 'Rat circle think McMahon himself bears the responsibility. The buck has to stop somewhere.

22 posted on 08/01/2010 4:09:18 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93
Cindy McKinney used to make the same complaint. Interestingly you could check her opponents donor list and not see an abundance of "Jewish sounding" names, particularly from out of the district. You could check her donors and finds lots of middle eastern sounding names. From outside the district. And I'm not thinking middle eastern Jewish names.

McMahon seems to be doing fine, outraising both his Republican opponents combined. And with all the right names, Goldman Sachs at the top of his donor list.

 

Michael E McMahon (D) *

Contributor Total
Goldman Sachs $51,050
Jobs, Opportunities & Education PAC $12,500
Calcagno Construction $12,000
Laborers Union $11,000
Bank of America $10,250
American Assn for Justice $10,000
American Hospital Assn $10,000
AmeriPAC: The Fund for a Greater America $10,000
BRIDGE PAC $10,000
Honeywell International $10,000
Icap $10,000
Impact $10,000
International Assn of Fire Fighters $10,000
Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers $10,000
National Air Traffic Controllers Assn $10,000
New Democrat Coalition $10,000
New York Life Insurance $10,000
Operating Engineers Union $10,000
PAC to the Future $10,000
Turkish Coalition USA PAC $10,000

Michael Grimm (R)

Contributor Total
Sun Coast Resources $16,650
Goldberg & Rimberg $9,800
G&G Construction & Development $9,600
Greenscape Ventures $9,600
Satcom Corp $9,600
Centers for Specialty Care LLC $9,000
Chetrit Group $9,000
Kasowitz, Benson et al $8,400
Benchmark Co $7,800
McB Holdings $7,500
American Print Works $4,800
Barclays $4,800
CDS International Holdings $4,800
Cox Padmore Skolnik Llp $4,800
DC Government $4,800
Elmo Realty Co-Vice Pre $4,800
First American Corp $4,800
Heb Grocery Stores $4,800
Joshua A Rosenbaum PC $4,800
King Fuels $4,800
Quad Capital Management $4,800
Roy Moffitt Customized Fueling $4,800
Self-Waterbridge $4,800
Stonehenge Partner, Inc, $4,800
Stonehenge Partners $4,800
Surgical Management $4,800
Tri State Funding $4,800
Wubben Brothers $4,800
 

Interestingly neither the FEC nor opensecrets.org has a listing of donors for Grimm yet, so I can't play find the Jewish name.

23 posted on 08/01/2010 4:19:13 PM PDT by SJackson (most merciful thing that a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it, M Sanger)
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To: justiceseeker93; AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; ...
Thanks justiceseeker93.
In an effort to show that Republican challenger Mike Grimm has received most of his financial support from donors outside of New York's 13th district, Democratic Rep. Mike McMahon's re-election campaign gave the New York Observer a list of more than 80 Jewish donors to Grimm. The list was entitled "Grimm Jewish Money Q2."

24 posted on 08/01/2010 4:27:59 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: SJackson
Goldman Sachs was the largest single corporate donor to the Obama 2008 campaign, BTW, all corporations, all industries. And many former Goldman Sachs execs got top tier positions in the Obama administration, just as many had held high positions in the Bush administration.

I suppose that Goldman Sachs people laugh at the harsh rhetoric thrown around at them by the Obamatons in public, because they know that when they are really in trouble, they can come begging the federal government and get a bailout.

So Goldman Sachs generally prefers Democrats for good reason.

25 posted on 08/01/2010 5:15:36 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: SunkenCiv; HearMe

*Yawn*
Democrat slings mud, fires mud-backspattered lackey with a nice letter of recommendation.
*zzzz*

With McCain and Giuliani endorsements, Grimm is possible RINO material in spite of the TEA party support.


26 posted on 08/02/2010 5:25:14 AM PDT by TheOldLady (Pablo is very wily.)
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