The Elephant in the Room at the Last GOP Debate

Are the debates for the 2016 GOP primaries really about the candidates, their positions, the polls and the memorable statements that voters will connect with – or is it just about the one man they can’t ignore?

The 5th GOP debate was hosted by Sheldon Adelson at his Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas – and as every gambler knows, the House always wins. Adelson has bankrolled many of the candidates, and nearly all of them have met with the multi-billionaire to seek his favor and funds.

But that relationship comes with a price – whose interests will the Republican party serve? It will have little to nothing to do with the American people, despite the rhetoric, and much to do with Adelson’s priorities – which are pledged to Israel first. Adelson, who just purchased the Las Vegas Review Journal in secret and who owns the Israeli newspaper Israel Hayom – has a great deal of influence over U.S. foreign policy through its puppet candidates, and it will have great consequences for negotiations and developments regarding Syria, ISIS, Iran, Russia and the entire Middle East region.

As a result, every candidate on stage – with the exception of Rand Paul – demonstrated how high they could jump in heightening fears over ISIS and calling for war and bellicose strategies in the Middle East that guarantee the situation will only become further inflamed.

Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton is also heavily backed by another Israel-centric billionaire, Haim Saban, and is AT LEAST as much a war-monger as those in the GOP…

Who will serve America first? And why should the United States cater to the interests of any other nation but its own?

Perhaps one can give Donald Trump the benefit of the doubt, but he too has met with Adelson, considers him to be a friend, and may prove to be no more trustworthy than the rest of the lot. Only time will tell on that account.

Sheldon Adelson Is Ready to Buy the Presidency
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2015/09/sheldon-adelson-is-ready-to-buy-the-presidency.html

The Sheldon Adelson Suck-Up Fest
http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/04/the-sheldon-adelson-suck-up-fest/360028/

With Eye on 2016, Rand Paul Courts Sheldon Adelson
http://www.nytimes.com/politics/first-draft/2015/03/04/with-eye-on-2016-rand-paul-courts-adelson/

Trump meets with GOP mega-donor but says, ‘I don’t want his money’
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-to-meet-with-gop-mega-donor-but-says-i-dont-want-his-money/2015/12/15/6759fc90-a354-11e5-b53d-972e2751f433_story.html

Candidates to Sheldon Adelson: Hands Off Our Debate
http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/candidates-sheldon-adelson-hands-our-debate

‘NYT’ discovers elephant in living room: ‘Pro-Israel billionaires’ http://mondoweiss.net/2015/07/discovers-elephant-billionaires#sthash.rmV3u1fq.dpuf

Wolf Blitzer, AIPAC
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolf_Blitzer

“We are hostage to his fortune”: Sheldon Adelson, Benjamin Netanyahu and America’s dark money conspiracy
http://www.salon.com/2015/03/07/we_are_hostage_to_his_fortune_sheldon_anderson_benjamin_netanyahu_and_americas_dark_money_conspiracy_partner/

How 5 Countries Could Become 14
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/09/29/sunday-review/how-5-countries-could-become-14.html?ref=sunday

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