J Street Learns to Play the Washington Money Game

In getting Joe Biden to speak at its conference, J Street has finally begun to figure out how to play the Washington game the way Aipac, and all effective lobbying groups, plays the Washington game.

Last week, in reference to the decision by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee to lobby on behalf of President Barack Obama 's let's-attack-Syria-except-actually-not plan, I wrote that if I were the type to believe in conspiracy theories I'd be tempted to think that the president, who has had a difficult relationship with Aipac, was roping Washington's leading pro-Israel advocacy group into his unpopular campaign in order to diminish its reputation.

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