Norman Podhoretz: It’s Not Rush Limbaugh Who Should Apologize – Commentary

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In my new book, Why Are Jews Liberals?, I argue that it no longer makes any sense for so many of my fellow Jews to go on aligning themselves with the forces of the Left. I also try to show that our interests and our ideals, both as Americans and as Jews, have come in recent decades to be better served by the forces of the Right. In the course of describing and agreeing with the book the other day, Rush Limbaugh cited a few of the numerous reasons for the widespread puzzlement over the persistence of liberalism within the American Jewish community. And while discussing those reasons, he pointed to the undeniable fact that for “a lot of people” — prejudiced people, as he called them twice — the words “banker” and “Wall Street” are code words for “Jewish.” Was it possible, he wondered, that Obama’s attacks on bankers and Wall Street were triggering a certain amount of buyer’s remorse within the American Jewish community, which gave him 78 percent of its vote?

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  • Don

    Liberals are Idiots.
    But
    it is simplistic articles like this which serve to validate the Conservatives are Morons corollary.
    Better a Moron than an Idiot, I will give you that. but some of us have to bare the burden of eternal reason.

  • JAS

    Well, I've been trying to figure out for years why Jews are predisposed to communism . As borne out by the empirical evidence of the declassified record of the last 75 years.