Eric Cantor had his 60 minutes of fame on the show of the same name. Lesley Stahl asked him why Jews are Democrats and not Republicans, as he is. Shorter Eric Cantor: It’s the damn tikun olam! It makes me so friggin’ proud!
“It’s Tikun Olam. That is a concept in Judaism which means repair the world – and it’s a very charitable concept. And it’s that way in the Christian faith and others as well, that you give back. And clearly there is the ability to characterize all the social programs that exist at the federal level as reflecting that need to repair the world and to help those who can’t help themselves.”
Yeah, right. Jews are charitable, give back, need to repair the world, and help those who can’t help themselves. Those are Democratic values. What are Cantor’s values? What are Republican values? They’re the 1%. Isaiah wasn’t the 1%. Jeremiah wasn’t the 1%. The 1% are not the values of the massive proportion of American Jews. Eat your heart out, Eric Cantor!