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Washington is still reacting to Republican -- -- on his victory in the heavily Democrat and heavily Jewish New York City district.
Bought his perhaps the most stunning reaction -- -- becomes from congressman Henry Waxman.
A Jewish Democrats who explains to on his victory -- what really sounds like an anti Semitic slow.
-- that's and I'm quoting now.
There are Jews who are trending towards the Republican Party.
They feel they want to protect their wealth which is why a loss of well voters who vote for Republicans.
Joining me now to about.
-- -- -- -- Here in New York rabbi what do you make of that that's -- Henry Waxman.
Jewish guy he's a Democrat He says that you make of it one to two quick things first -- effect of these Jewish is a -- -- -- the fact that you're a member of a group where there is Jews speaking about Jews blacks speaking about blacks or anyone else does not give you license to say things.
That are both wrong and morally reprehensible in this case did vote who but now what -- second.
You talked about the congressional district number nine right which went to Republican ideas about the Democrat right is the most heavily Jewish district in the United States of America correct.
-- is congressman Waxman factually wrong when He says that this is wealthy people wealthy Jews.
Voting Republican easy flat out wrong flat.
-- wrong can I say to any clear he's wrong for two reasons first -- not a terribly wealthy district certainly not compared his Beverly Hills district so.
-- -- very clear about that but more significantly 315 days ago the same voters voted for Anthony -- behind the same economic policies this was not about protecting wealth this was about saying we voted one way and took a year to see how played out are dissatisfied with the results from those policies and now we're gonna try something different is that Jewish votes let us.
And that forgive -- for character of the Jewish -- -- again and again I gotta say it is split between reform Jews I believe congressman Waxman is reform.
And more orthodox conservative Jews who are heavily represented in congressional district number -- -- split there's a split but not along economic issues classically it's much more on social issues and so that may have been a factor here but that's -- -- the moral part of this to raise the Specter of greedy Jews.
A motif that is literally cost the lives of millions.
Over the centuries is reprehensible.
And the fact the congressman Waxman is Jewish doesn't give him a pass on uttering morally reprehensible things that he's trying to protect.
I mean he's he's a congressman represented in Beverly Hills.
It's not not a fairly wealthy area is the last time I drew drove through it look good to me.
What proportion of the Jewish vote do you think President Obama will get in 2000 ball bearing in mind I believe He got 78%.
Of the vote in 2000 -- It depends if I'm wrong -- I still get asked back.
Yeah there's no crystal ball but I think you know already people inside the Democratic Party -- saying.
And twenty percentage point drop is not unlikely and I think -- be very clear I don't we've that's about Israel.
I don't -- that's about anything other than much as I think it was in this district people giving a set of policies shot.
Letting them play out over time.
Deciding they're not working out and wanting to go on a different direction pure and simple rabbi Brad hush field always a pleasure thanks to come by some very short notice we appreciate -- thank you thank you.
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