Chris Christie Goes to War. Panders to Rich Donors.

 It looks like Christie is taking up the neo-conservative cause. He makes another attempt at sucking up to racist and warmongering Sheldon Adelson.

“Courting powerful Jewish donors for the second time in two months, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie called Sunday for a more aggressive foreign policy that defends American values abroad — even in “in some very messy, difficult places.”

The appearance offered Christie a second chance to impress deep-pocketed Jewish donors after stumbling in a recent speech to the Republican Jewish Coalition. Sunday’s event also featured Gov. Rick Perry of Texas, Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey and major political donor Sheldon Adelson.

 

Interesting to see Booker there. One of the Democrats’ newest stars courting the “king maker” for the neo-con wing of the Republican party. Could it be that both parties deploy the same foreign policy? Shocking I know.

 “Christie did not talk about his own presidential prospects in a speech that offered aggressive rhetoric but few specifics. He didn’t mention Israel, but insisted that America’s leaders must send “clear and consistent signals” to those nations it supports and those it doesn’t while promoting America’s values.

 Christie was seated at the same table as Adelson, who figures to play a prominent role in the selection of the next Republican presidential nominee. It was their second meeting over the last two months.”

 The first meeting included a moment of truth by Christie that had the audience squirming in their seats.

 “I took a helicopter ride from occupied territories across … and just felt, personally, how extraordinary that was to understand the military risk that Israel faces every day,” Christie said.

 

The comment about “occupied territories” drew sharp criticism from some in the audience. The Israeli government and by extension most of Israel’s supporters in the U.S. don’t consider the West Bank and East Jerusalem to be occupied territory.

 

After the speech, Christie met privately with Adelson to explain that he misspoke.

 

With a net worth estimated at nearly $40 billion, Adelson may be the Republican Party’s most influential donor. He is known for his devotion to Israel, in addition to an aggressive American foreign policy.

 

Adelson donated more than $90 million to Republican candidates and their allies in the 2012 election.

 

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