Thursday, June 14, 2012

Sheldon Adelson--A Primer

I can think of three good reasons why Sheldon Adelson has spent tens of millions of dollars supporting Republican presidential candidates.

Reason number 1: Mr. Adelson owns casinos in Las Vegas and Macau. The latter is much more profitable than the former and is under Federal investigation for a variety of alleged offenses, including bribery.  A Republican president would never allow a business owned by such a wealthy backer to be charged with anything--even if it is located in Communist China. So it is in Sheldon Adelson's best interest to defeat President Obama any way possible. Otherwise, he might end up in jail.

OK. That's reason number 1.

Reason  number 2 is that Sheldon Adelson is one of those Jewish Americans who puts the interests of Israel, real or imagined, ahead of the interests of the United States. I often wonder why the folks who love Israel that much don't just move to Israel. I'm sure they'd be happy to have you and your money, Shelly. In any case, since Obama has had the temerity to suggest that Palestinians are human beings and are entitled to some rights, and a state of their own, he is persona non grata with people who think like Adelson.

OK. That's reason number 2.

Reason number 3 is that Sheldon Adelson is just another billionaire asshole who doesn't want to pay taxes.

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