In an interview with Al Hunt of Bloomberg Television’s Political Capital yesterday, former speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi was asked about Israel and the Jewish vote.
I am not quite sure whether she is saying those money grubbing rich Republican Jews don’t really care about Israel, all they care about is lowering their tax rates, or she is saying that Republican Jews are so dumb, that we allowed ourselves to be convinced that by those rich non-Jewish Republicans that Obama is bad for Israel even though he is wonderful simply so those non-Jewish Republicans can lower their tax rates.
Money grubbing or stupid, either way Pelosi’s comment was full of bigotry but other than Jennifer Rubin’s column at WAPO you wont find anything about it in the mainstream media.
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HUNT: One more foreign policy question, though. He’s going to Israel, and your Republican — the Republican majority in the House, one of your counterparts, Eric Cantor, said Republicans have a golden opportunity with the Jewish vote this year because there’s a, quote, “real cloud over Obama’s chilliness with Israel.”
PELOSI: Well, you know what? That’s maybe his characterization, but that, in fact, this president — and hopefully during this campaign, it will become — this president has been a staunch supporter of Israel. Many of the things that he has done, in terms of Israel’s qualitative edge in terms of how we have — have supported Israel in that regard, for them to defend themselves, A, B, is two issues that relate to Iran. No president has done more —
HUNT: Do you think he’ll do as well with the Jewish vote this time as he did last time?
PELOSI: The election will tell us that.
HUNT: What do you think?
PELOSI: But I — I think that he will. I think that he will, because the fact is when the facts get out. You know, as many of the Republicans are using Israel as an excuse, what they really want are tax cuts for the wealthy. So Israel, that can be one reason they put forth.
HUNT: That’s why some of the Republican Jewish supporters are really active.
PELOSI: Well, that’s how they’re being exploited. And they’re smart people. They follow these issues. But they have to know the facts. And the fact is that President Obama has been the strongest person in terms of sanctions on Iran, which is important to Israel. He’s been the strongest person on whether it’s Iron Dome, David’s Sling, any of these weapons systems and initiatives that relate to Israel. He has been there over and over again.