A Jewish group on Tuesday, March 31 released a radio ad (click here to listen) asking voters to consider endorsing alleged ‘friend of Jew haters’ Jeb Bush for president. In the ad, played to zoomdune.com at the West Palm Beach offices of the group’s attorney, Jeb Bush’s association with controversial former Secretary of State James Baker, along with the alleged Nazi associations of Bush’s grandfather, Prescott Bush, are addressed.
The radio ad was released by ‘Never Again in the White House,’ a Jewish group dedicated to preventing “yet another anti-Semite” from being elected president. The group has accused President Barack Obama of “bringing U.S.-Israeli relations to its lowest point ever.”
Baker, Secretary of State under Jeb Bush’s father, George H.W. Bush, has long been known as a sharp critic of Israel. He is purported have told the late Sen. Jack Kemp during a private discussion, “F**k the Jews. They don’t vote for us anyway.”
The radio ad also alludes to a 1942 government seizure of a bank of which Jeb Bush’s grandfather, Prescott Bush, was one of seven directors. The bank was suspected of holding gold for the Nazis and was seized under the Trading with the Enemy Act. Some historians say Prescott Bush’s participation was purely commercial.
‘Never Again in the White House’ just last week issued a demand that Jeb Bush sever ties with James Baker, who the group views as “virulently anti-Semitic,” according to its website. A group spokesperson said its members won’t not mollified by a statement made by the Jeb Bush camp extolling Jeb Bush’s support for Israel.
“Governor Bush’s support for Israel and Prime Minister Netanyahu is unwavering, and he believes it’s critically important our two nations work seamlessly to achieve peace in the region,”said Kristy Campbell, Governor Bush spokeswoman when queried by zoomdune.com about the seeming Bush-Bake divergence of opinion on the issue of Israel.
‘Never Again in the White House’ volunteer, Elliott Radnor, who was in attendance at the attorney’s office when the radio ad was played to zoomdune.com, said the group is putting major resources into ensuring that Jeb Bush does not win the Republican nomination.
“Our group has targeted Florida, Bush’s home state and one into which Bush’s Right to Rise PAC is pouring huge amounts of money to lay claim to a primary victory, Radnor said. “We will stage rallies, run ads, and wage a strong social media marketing campaign targeting bi-partisan Jewish voters throughout the state. We will enlist the backing of Jewish businesses, religious organizations, Zionist groups, pro-Israel associations and other entities in this all-out effort to stop the Jeb Bush juggernaut.”
Radnor said the group has not ruled out lending support to other potential presidential candidates, among them Sen. Marco Rubio whose presumed entry into the presidential race could significantly influence the outcome of Florida’s Republican primary.