Curt Schilling Baffled By Jewish People, Asks Jake Tapper To Explain
Specifically, how could they possibly be anything more than one-issue voters focused singularly on Israel?
So the former Red Sox pitcher and likely future Republican Senate candidate asked CNN’s Jake Tapper to explain them to him this afternoon. Because ― hey, Tapper is Jewish, right?
It went about as well as you’d expect:
”As a person who’s practicing the Jewish faith and has since you were young,” Schilling opened, “I don’t understand how people of Jewish faith can back the Democratic Party, which over the last 50 years has been so clearly anti-Israel.”
Tapper, giving his best poker face, responded, “Well, I don’t speak for Jews … and I don’t support the Democratic Party or the Republican Party.”
Still, Tapper was willing to make a guess, postulating that maybe, just maybe, Jews aren’t a uniform voting bloc and are concerned with other issues as well.
“I would imagine — just to try to answer your question — that one of the reasons many Jews are Democrats has more to do with Democrat support for social welfare programs and that sort of thing than it does for Israel,” said Tapper.
“And I know that a lot of Jews that are very strong supporters of Israel do support the Republican Party,” he continued, “but … again, I don’t speak for Jews.”
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