Sunday, January 01, 2012

Why are most Jewish voters Democrats?

[VIDEO] US Representative Eric Cantor (R-VA) - who just so happens to be the House Majority Whip - was interviewed on CBS' 60 Minutes this evening. In this roughly two and a half minute video discusses why he believes Jewish voters appear to favor Democrats instead of Republicans. He attributes this to the fact that over the years the GOP hasn't been very welcoming to to immigrants and then the conversation with Leslie Stahl goes from there.

You can watch the full interview here at this link [VIDEO]

Hmmm it makes me wonder if the Republicans have always been the party of the rural areas. I may have to do more research, but it seems the immigrants have often flocked to the urban areas especially in the latter part of the 19th and the start of the 20th century. For the most part America's urban areas have been dominated by the Democratic party.

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