[S]o far, only Haim Saban, the billionaire entertainment executive, has publicly declared that he was finished donating to the president. There was just one problem, though: Mr. Saban was a staunch supporter of Hillary Clinton and had never given money to Mr. Obama. Furthermore, Mr. Saban pledged to keep supporting down-ticket Democrats.Via Greg Sargent, who adds:
I get that the campaign to paint Obama as anti-Israel is also about feeding a larger storyline, in which the Kenyan Muslim Marxist in the White House is hostile to a fellow western-style democracy struggling to survive against existential threats from Arab and Muslim foes.Excellent point. I do think there's a bit more to it...as Freelander reports, there's probably an ever-widening gap between "professional Jews" and the rest of the politically active Jewish community, and the possibility that some of the reason that the press buys GOP spin on this is that a subset of Jews who think of themselves as mainstream and nonpartisan really have become part of the Republican party network. But I also think Greg's point is a good one.
And, great catch!