If a Republican said this, the media would rightfully brand it anti-SemitismIf a Republican accused Jews of voting for a Democrat because they're rich people and want a tax cut, what do you think the reaction would be? I think that Republican would rightfully be branded an anti-Semite. But when a Democrat makes a comment like that, it slips right under the media's radar range. Especially when the Democrat is none other than Queen Nancy Pelosi.
Let's go to the videotape. The part I want you to see is between 6:00 and 7:50. More below the fold.
So there it is. Queen Nancy says that Jews are using Israel as an excuse to vote Republican because what they really want is a tax cut.
Jennifer Rubin talks to Matt Brooks, head of the Republican Jewish Coalition, about Pelosi's statement (Hat Tip: Ricky G).
Matt Brooks of the Republican Jewish Coalition reacted to Pelosi’s remarks in an e-mail to Right Turn. He told me: “The one thing I can agree with Nancy Pelosi on is that Jewish Republicans are ‘smart people.’ We’re smart enough to know that when it comes to Israel we can do a lot better then Barack Obama. Obama has publicly called for ‘daylight’ between the US and Israel, called for Israel to return to the indefensible ‘67 lines as a precondition for peace talks, and condemned Israel for building in . . . Jerusalem.” He then took strong exception to Pelosi’s claims of “exploitation”: “So, sadly, while I appreciate Pelosi saying Jewish Republicans are smart, we most certainly are not being “exploited.” Given the facts and I only wish that when it comes to Israel Nancy Pelosi and other defenders of Obama’s failed Israel policies were as smart as us Jewish Republicans.”Pelosi tried to walk the statement back on Saturday. Mitt Romney, who is overseas (in Israel, in fact) won't comment right now.
Hmmm. Definitely sounds anti-Semitic to me.