Thursday, September 10, 2009

Because they’re putzes?

A 'symposium' at Commentary has six prominent Jews taking a stab at answering the question posed in Norman Podhoretz’s new book "Why are Jews Liberals?":

Since 1928, the average Jewish vote for the Democrat in presidential elections has been an amazing 75%—far higher than that of any other ethno-religious group.
It all looks like an interesting read and may help answer the more general question: Why is anyone a liberal? The short answer, of course, is: Because they’re putzes! But it could be deeper than that.

[via BCF and CZ]

3 comments:

Blazing Cat Fur said...

Putzes fer sure;)

Frances said...

Not putzes; but certainly following the new gods of sex and self, albeid disguised with lofty language. And it's not just the Jews who are heeding the siren song of hedonism disguised by 'social responsibililty'.

JR said...

Frances, True, and some of that could be said to be foolish and/or idiotic, which is what defines a 'putz':)