Jews in America have been liberal. Let’s take that as a given, without going into the whys and wherefores. Let us turn to Henry Waxman as he explains why Jewish voters in NY-9 voted Republican:
Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), a prominent Jewish congressman, said the Jewish vote is a concern for his party.
“I think Jewish voters will be Democratic and be for Obama in 2012, especially if you get a Republican candidate like [Texas] Gov. [Rick] Perry,” he said. “But there’s no question the Jewish community is much more bipartisan than it has been in previous years. There are Jews who are trending toward the Republican Party, some of it because of their misunderstanding of Obama’s policies in the Middle East, and some of it, quite frankly, for economic reasons. They feel they want to protect their wealth, which is why a lot of well-off voters vote for Republicans.”
The district has been represented previously by some of the most prominent names in national politics: Weiner and now-Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.).
You can’t make this stuff up. He stereotypes Jews as people wanting to protect their wealth. I have news for Mr. Waxman. Any sane person will do anything they can to protect their wealth from the likes of Mr. Waxman. Business people look at the Obama administration and all they see is incompetents throwing borrowed money away on worthless projects. Jewish business people see it, too.
Oh, and just maybe, Mr Waxman, Jews have noticed all of President Obama’s insults to Israel’s democratically elected leader. They may not like his pro-Muslim speeches and policies.
Conservatives have long wondered why Jews voted Democrat. At long last, Jews are also wondering why.