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That last line referred to the fact that Jews voted 78 percent for Obama, the highest of all groups except African-Americans."To some people, banker is a code word for Jewish; and guess who Obama is assaulting? He's assaulting bankers. He's assaulting money people. And a lot of those people on Wall Street are Jewish. So I wonder if there's – if there's starting to be some buyer's remorse there."
Marc Tracy at The Tablet, an online Jewish journal, had a good analysis of Rush's logic, such as it was:"While the age-old stereotype about Jews and money has a long and sordid history, it also remains one of the main pillars of anti-Semitism and is widely accepted by many Americans," Foxman said. "His notion that Jews vote based on their religion, rather than on their interests as Americans, plays into the hands of anti-Semitic conspiracy theorists."
It's also worth noting that Limbaugh continued his defense of Wall Street on Friday, accusing Obama of "raping" the banks, a favorite verb of his and one not likely to earn him plaudits from feminists -- but it's unlikely he was looking to enlist their help."Limbaugh put the cart before the horse: what Obama said is offensive to Jews only if he was making the connection that bankers are Jews. But, of course, he wasn't. Instead, Limbaugh made the (offensive) connection himself, and then tried to cut-and-paste it into Obama's prior remarks. It doesn't really work that way. Sometimes a banker is just a banker."
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