Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Shmuley you ought to be ashamed....

Google Adelsongate read about the whole mess, lying in court, police raiding prostitutes in Adelson's casino. money laundering, demanding waivers on age restrictions for casino customers, the list is sordid.


Let me get this straight, a Rabbi is extolling the virtues of financial support by a man who makes his money in the gambling business?
Is this how far the Right has come?

I was a big fan of Rabbi Shmuley, this just killed it. He takes money from a guy who earns money off gambling? it doesn’t get any shadier than that. Very sad and disturbing when a man sells his soul for a social and political agenda

Associated Press
In this Sept. 29, 2009 file photo, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach is interviewed by NBC “Today” television program co-host Meredith Vieira in New York.
Billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, among the top donors to the Republican machine this election, is also now the top giver – along with his wife – to the New Jersey congressional race of the reality-TV rabbi, Shmuley Boteach.
Mr. Adelson, who runs the Las Vegas Sands international gaming empire, and his wife, Dr.Miriam Adelson, who runs the Adelson drug clinic, have each given $250,000, or $500,000 total,  to a new independent super PAC called the Patriot Prosperity PAC, according to people close to the Adelsons and the PAC.
Patriot Prosperity is supporting Mr. Boteach, who is running as a Republican, against eight-term Democratic Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. in a newly redrawn district in northern New Jersey.
Rabbi Shmuley, as his website calls him, is well-known in the New York-New Jersey area as the author of the book “Kosher Sex;” the host of the TV show “Shalom in the Home;” and a spiritual adviser to the late pop star Michael Jackson. Newsweek has named him one of the 50 most influential rabbis in the U.S.
“I treasure the Adelsons’ support. They are among the most generous and sophisticated political donors in the country,” said Mr. Boteach in a statement through his spokesman. The Adelsons previously have given directly to Mr. Boteach’s campaign. The $500,000 donation to the new super PAC “is a game-changer, and I suspect there will be many more like it,” said Mr. Boteach.
Mr. Boteach and Mr. Adelson, who are friends, are both acquaintances with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, according to people who know Mr. Boteach and Mr. Adelson. On New Jersey primary day in June, Mr. Boteach was in Israel for his sister in law’s wedding – where he had a private meeting with Mr. Netanyahu, according to an article Mr. Boteach wrote for Huffington Post.
Mr. Adelson, who owns a conservative newspaper in Israel, encouraged Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to go to Israel last month, where Mr. Romney met with Mr. Netanyahu.
The Adelsons have recently given $10 million to the super PAC Restore Our Future, which supports Mr. Romney. Mr. Adelson has told friends he will give $100 million to conservative causes and candidates this election and to defeat President Barack Obama.
Michael Glassner, who is the executive director of the Patriot Prosperity PAC, worked for Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole (R., Kan.) in the 1990s and for John McCain’s 2008 race. He confirmed the Adelsons’ donations.
Mr. Pascrell just won his own primary against another eight-term Democrat, his friend Rep.Steve Rothman of Hackensack, in June.