In Nancy Pelosi’s interview with Bloomberg’s Albert Hunt, Pelosi purported to explain Republican support of Israel, with an assist from Hunt himself:
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….
Videotruffle has posted the video of this enlightening exchange here. Please check it out.
As Hunt takes the tag from Pelosi and jumps off the top turnbuckle onto the mat, this should result in automatic disqualification and termination of the bout under AWA rules. Yet the match continues with Pelosi lending an outstretched hand. The bout seems to be rigged.
I happen to agree with Pelosi, in part. Obama will win the Jewish vote, if not by the same proportion he did in 2008, because the liberalism of American Jews is dearer to them than Israel and because the capacity for willful blindness runs deep. But Pelosi’s explanation of GOP support for Israel is ludicrous and and Albert Hunt’s contribution is disgusting. That Pelosi concurred with Hunt’s defamation of Jewish Republicans simply adds to the disgrace here.