At a meeting with 20 conservative Jewish leaders yesterday, President Obama laid claim to having more knowledge of Judaism than other previous President. What does the President cite for his breadth of knowledge?
He read about it.
By this logic, I once read the book What to Expect When You’re Expecting, thus apparently making me a zen master of all things childbirth.
The Weekly Standard reports:
“Obama … stressed he probably knows about Judaism more than any other president, because he read about it,” Haaretz reports. “[He] wondered how come no one asks Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner or Senate minority leader Mitch McConnel [sic] about their support to Israel.”
Similarly, he said to the group, “I [am] not going to tell you again how I even feel about Israel, but why [are] we still talking about it?”
He then suggested that he should not be questioned about his commitment to the Jewish state because “all his friends in Chicago were Jewish – and at the beginning of his political career he was accused of being a puppet of the Israel lobby,” Haaretz reports.
Do not question his commitment because his friends in Chicago were Jewish? He was also friends with Bill Ayers, should we not question his commitment to domestic terrorism. His pastor for decades was Jeremiah Wright, should we not question his commitment to anti-American racists?
And how do we know he read about Judaism anyway, did he take a college course on the topic? We’ll likely never know.
It’s a shame he didn’t read up more on basic economics or capitalism. Perhaps then he’d be an expert on those topics as well.
To think, 78% of the Jewish vote went to Obama-Biden in 2008…
Via Yid With Lid:
Only Barack Obama! Today the President tried to show he was a friend of the Jews with a beautifully crafted speech Holocaust Museum. Showing his words mean nothing, also today Samantha Power began work today as chair of President Barack Obama’s new Atrocities Prevention Board. If you don’t remember Ms Power she once called for a US force to invade Israel and force through a “peace settlement.” Powers also had some unflattering things to say about about America’s Jewish population during the 2008 campaign
How long do you think it will be before Powers uses that board as tool to de-legitimize Israel?
Power was a foreign policy adviser to the Obama campaign in 2008 when she blamed the Jews for the criticism of then Candidate Obama’s foreign policy platform.
In an interview in 2002, Power suggested that she would advise the President to stage an American ground invasion of Israel in response to recent events involving Palestine and Israel.
Today President Obama spoke at the US Holocaust Museum, his words were pretty but it is his actions that tell the tale.
In her own words Samantha Powers has attacked Israel when it had done no wrong, and blamed the Jews for Obama’s campaign troubles. The appointment of Samantha Power to head up the new Atrocities Prevention Board, which under her tutelage is sure to become a forum for false attacks against Israel, is just one more example of Obama’s actions not matching his words.
Wonder how this will play out in the very Jewish community that Democrats are trying to reach out to. My opinion – young girl, dumb mistake, move on…
Via the Washington Free Beacon:
The Democratic Party’s newly appointed Jewish outreach liaison is pictured on Facebook in a series of provocative photos with her friends holding dollar bills and referring to themselves as “Jewbags” and the “Jew cash money team.”
Dani Gilbert, who has been a staffer in the office of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.), was recently appointed as the Democratic National Committee’s Jewish outreach liaison, according to her Twitter feed.
Photos publicly available on her Facebook page depict her engaged in the kind of youthful displays that social media like Facebook and Twitter have made increasingly common and problematic for young Washington staffers.
In one photo, Gilbert is seen kissing paper currency of undetermined denomination. The caption at the bottom of the photo reads “JEWBAGS.” A comment left on the posting refers to Gilbert and a coterie of female companions as the “Jew cash money team.” Other photos depict Gilbert as a bit of a party girl, including one featuring an assortment of condoms.
Adds The Shark Tank:
Jew-on-Jew hate is nothing new, but within the Democratic National Committee, this is clearly unchartered territory. DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s ol’ staffer and newly named the DNC’s Jewish Outreach Liason Dani Gilbert refers to herself an her fellow khevre (khev’reh) as “Jewbags.”
Oy Veh! Can you imagine if a Republican Jewish Outreach staffer were to have posted similar pictures with these same comments? His/her head would be asked to be served on some type of Seder platter or something. Listen, I get the funny here. It’s like Blacks referring to one another as ‘N******’, right?
As William Jacobson at Legal Insurrection points out, the real controversy isn’t over the photos, it’s that Gilbert looks like a clone of Debbie Wasserman-Schultz.
What makes it really freaky, doubly-freaky, is the image of the young lady hired by Wasserman-Shultz for Jewish outreach. Click at your peril. It’s safe for work, but not for the mind. Have we legalized cloning?
A DWS clone is a horrifying concept…
This is a great piece from Yid With Lid regarding the ten year anniversary since Daniel Pearl was brutally murdered. It is a reminder of the kind of extremism we have been fighting in the Middle East, and here at home (remember the honor killings, the Buffalo TV producer who decapitated his wife?).
Next time you’re appalled by the thought of waterboarding (not torture) or how our government handles interrogations, do just one thing before you speak…
Remember Daniel Pearl
The prisoner surrounded by cowardly men covering their faces, looked at the camera and said, “My father is Jewish, my mother is Jewish, I am Jewish.” just before Khalid Sheikh Mohammed brutally hacked his head off in front of the whole world. Today, ten years after that horrific day, the memory of how Daniel Pearl was murdered still resonates in the hearts of many people in this country. Pearl was lured into his capture for one reason, he wanted to give the terrorists an opportunity to tell their side of the story–he was killed for one reason—he was a Jew.
It is sad that Daniel Pearl’s murder is relegated into the deep crevices of our collective memories. It is also sad that many among us view the man who hacked of Pearl’s head, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, is considered a martyr by liberal Americans because he was blind-folded and showered with water–they call that torture. They remember the killer’s water boarding, but do not remember his act of brutally murdering this American, leaving his wife a widow and causing his son (who was born months after his death) to be born without his father.
I ask you…which one act was really torture, water boarding, or having ones head hacked off with a knife. And by knife I do not mean the swift executioners blade, but literately cut off with back and forth movements as one would slice off a piece if steak. I also ask, was the recent revelation of soldiers possibly urinating on the bodies of dead Taliban fighters anywhere as disrespectful as posting a video of Pearl’s murder ending with Khalid Sheikh Mohammed holding up the young man’s head in triumph?