Nancy Pelosi argued Friday that Republican Jews are being “exploited” as an excuse for “tax cuts for the wealthy” during a Bloomberg News interview.
In one of the more difficult-to-follow cases of logic put forth by a politician, Pelosi began by explaining why she thinks president Obama will win in November, before explaining her rationale.
Bloomberg News relates:
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. They follow these issues. But they have to know the facts. And the fact is that President Obama has been the strongest person in terms of sanctions on Iran, which is important to Israel…
So– Republicans just support Israel as a sneaky way to reduce taxes?
Here is a clip of the interview:
Interviewer Al Hunt later speculated that what Pelosi really meant to say was that Republicans “tap” wealthy Jewish fund-raisers by putting forth Israel as a policy issue, when all they really want is a tax cut for themselves.
Hot Air explained Pelosi’s logic another way: “Ah, yes — groups of like-minded people coming together to spend their own money supporting a candidate who isn’t a Democrat. A certifiable case of ‘exploitation’ if ever there was one, eh?”