• Conservatives, radicals, centrists, birthers, Zionists join to challenge president
By Michael Collins Piper
Barack Obama’s fight to win reelection just got tougher. One of his biggest critics, one of the world’s richest, most powerful women—Lady Lynn de Rothschild of New York and London—has not only endorsed Republican Mitt Romney, but she also pulled the plug on Americans Elect (AE), the proposed “centrist” third party of which she was one of the chief sponsors.
Although the establishment media loudly noted in recent reports that AE folded up shop after having spent at least $35M in Wall Street-financed organizing efforts, those reports did not mention that the primary reason AE collapsed was because Lady de Rothschild—the American-born wife of Sir Evelyn Rothschild of the international banking dynasty and a key figure in the global elite in her own right—had decided Romney was acceptable as the GOP’s nominee.
While AE postured as a “grass-roots” effort to break partisan gridlock in America, the truth is that Lady de Rothschild and a clique of elite figures from the Rothschild sphere of influence on Wall Street and in the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)—of which she is a member—had set AE in motion in the first place.
The intent of such a centrist party at the time was to defeat Obama and any potential GOP nominee, who did not meet the standards of the Rothschild family and its circles.
While Lady de Rothschild had backed former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman—a fervent internationalist—for the GOP nomination, his campaign was fading well before the first primary battle. As far back as Dec. 19—while both promoting Huntsman’s aspirations and providing pivotal support for AE’s centrist party efforts—Lady de Rothschild publicly told the popular news website the Huffington Post she would back Romney if Huntsman eventually withdrew.
Not a month later, while holding a fundraiser for Huntsman at her apartment in Manhattan, she told The Washington Post she would support Romney if he did win the GOP nomination, which, at that point, was still not assured.
On Jan. 13, the Post—owned by investors such as Warren Buffett and the Graham family who have long been closely intertwined with the Rothschilds—reported Lady de Rothschild’s endorsement of Romney, describing Lady de Rothschild as “a glamorous and die hard Hillary Rodham Clinton supporter whose antagonism toward Barack Obama has led her across the partisan aisle.”
Romney, in fact, prevailed over his challengers, and Lady de Rothschild and her allies decided to pull the plug on the centrist third party they were holding in reserve. Their big aim now is to deny Obama a second term, and Romney is clearly their chosen candidate to do it.
Lady de Rothschild had supported Mrs. Clinton for the 2008 Democratic nomination. She then vocally endorsed Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain over Obama, who she said was too “ideological” (that is, too liberal). This surprised many who perceived Obama as the Rothschilds’ golden boy.
As president, Obama confirmed Lady de Rothschild’s worst suspicions. As early as Feb. 28, 2010, writing on the Daily Beast, Lady de Rothschild said that “After watching President Obama in office for more than a year, it is clear to me that . . . we already knew what kind of president he would become. . . . Perhaps the biggest fabrication of the Obama candidacy was his claim of being a centrist.” Accusing Obama of being “beholden to the left,” Lady de Rothschild said he had “misled” the American people during the 2008 campaign about his “real plans for America.” She added that “his cynical use of centrist language as a tool to get elected does not change the fact of his true objectives.”
In the wake of her attacks on Obama, Lady de Rothschild began publicly promoting the AE centrist movement—along with a host of other influential figures, including veteran Democratic Party pollster Doug Schoen. They saw AE as both a tool to remove Obama from the White House and to prevent the rise of a serious populist and nationalist challenger from GOP ranks.
As recently as Dec. 5, the billionaire aristocrat published a screed at The Huffington Post, hailing AE, actually suggesting the new party—representing what she called “the radical center”—would “take on all the vested interests and the extremists in the political parties, in the media, in the streets and in the guts of Washington.”
Now that the power elite have thrown AE to the side, a remarkable coalition including the Rothschilds, the “birther” movement led by former Israeli Orly Taitz, white separatists joined with hardline Zionists, as well as many self-styled “patriots” and “conservatives” and others—are joining behind Romney—long seen as a “moderate” and “centrist” and even as a “liberal”—to put Obama out of the White House.
Michael Collins Piper is an author, journalist, lecturer and radio show host. He has spoken in Russia, Malaysia, Iran, Abu Dhabi, Japan, Canada and the U.S.