Because anybody with a mind of their own is being “used” by somebody else:
Pelosi made the comments in response to whether Jewish voters would support President Barack Obama in the presidential election later this year.
“I think [Obama] will” win the Jewish vote, Pelosi said, when pressed on the subject. “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.”
The interviewer then added, “That’s why some of the Republican Jewish supporters are really active.”
Pelosi responded, “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. He’s been the strongest person on whether it’s Iron Dome, David’s Sling, any of these weapons systems and initiatives that relate to Israel. He has been there over and over again.”
Classic Stretch… “they’re smart, it’s just that they’re gullible, misinformed idiots.”
Are Democrat Jews being exploited? Maybe Pelosi should ask one of her advisers.
The Obama administration has called for Israel to return to pre-1967 borders and halt settlement activity. Also, Obama said he’ll only go to Israel for the first time in his presidency only if he’s re-elected to a second term (even then I’m guessing his plate would be “too full” for a visit), and as you can see below, Team Obama can’t even admit what the capital of Israel is. Given all that it’s hard to understand why any Jewish Americans would vote for Obama (other than liberalism trumps all else on the list of priorities for many):