RB (@RBPundit) July 30, 2012
No, really. She disgustingly said that. Former Speaker Nancy Pelosi claims that Republican Jews are “being exploited,” and they don’t really care about Israel. What do they care about? Only tax breaks.
More from The Washington Post:
In a pot-stirring interview with Al Hunt, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said that Jews who oppose President Obama’s treatment of Israel are faking concern over the Jewish state. The comments are bound to stir anger among pro-Israel advocates. Pelosi argued that “many of the Republicans are using Israel as an excuse, what they really want are tax cuts for the wealthy.”
Contemptible. She then doubled-down on the offensive by saying that Republican Jews are being “exploited.” They can’t possibly think for themselves, you see.
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.
Smart people, yet so easily exploited by those nefarious Republicans! They can’t possibly choose to be Republican and support Israel. Nope; it’s exploitation, otherwise they wouldn’t stray from the leftist plantation. Know your place, Jewish people!
Twitter users who aren’t anti-Semites are rightly outraged by former Speaker Pelosi’s remarks.
Nancy Pelosi describing GOP-voting Jews as penny-pinching misers who dont really care about Israel shows us how Democratic Party is trending—
Starz and Strypz (@StarzandStrypz) July 30, 2012
Some, however, try to spin away her reprehensible comments in some sort of “above it all” ploy.
Exactly. Look, it’s not being “fair” and “above it all” when you give a pass to atrocious remarks like this. What Ms. Pelosi said, and what she believes, is wrong and needs to be addressed.
Yes, Truth Team. Where are you? A Pelosi aide tries to spin away the comments.
Is Nancy Pelosi an antisemite or just filled with such loathing of anyone Republican she'll say something antisemitic?—
Melissa Clouthier (@MelissaTweets) July 30, 2012
Embrace the power of “and.” Ms. Pelosi, like her fellow travelers, believes that everyone should be packaged up into little identity group boxes. And then blindly follow along with whatever their Democrat masters tell them to do, and think. They know best, you see. All “you people” should just think alike! It’s the same thing Senator Boxer (D-Calif.) did when she was flabbergasted that a black man disagreed with the NAACP. And when Harry Reid (D-Utah) sneered, “I don’t know how anyone of Hispanic heritage could be a Republican.” (Correction: Reid is from Nevada, not Utah.)
They are the racists, the sexists and the bigots, because they believe that some people aren’t individuals and cannot think for themselves. In Nancy Pelosi’s case, she also adds vile anti-Semitism to the mix. All “those people” care about is money.
This Twitter user sums it up.