Another snub to American Jews

Apparently Barack Obama has decided that he no longer needs the support of American Jews. And why should he. Despite the fact that his campaign was boosted financially through the support of vast numbers of liberal Jewish donors, they aren't nearly as powerful a voting block as other organizations he has to pay back over the next four years. And he knows he still has the vast majority of Jews in his corner since there are no other liberals running against him in the foreseeable future.

Furthermore, reformed and conservative rabbis across the nation proved their loyalty as they did his bidding when he easily convincing them that it was God's commandment to plug Obamacare in their High Holiday sermons.

I was not surprised when Obama blew off the General Assembly of North American Jewish Federations last week. Why speak at a conference of Jews in Washington when a vacation that weekend at Camp David would afford at least one golf game before jettisoning off to Fort Hood for the obligatory memorial service (getting out of that photo op would have been a bit too complicated and plus, Michelle wanted to wear her new bright blue coat with matching army boots and belt). And he had to pack for his big trip to Asia - perhaps the one part of the globe he hasn't covered in his first year in office.

But the President who has thrown away vast amounts of taxpayer dollars on party after party at the White House, date night junkets which shut down entire portions of cities at outrageous cost, phony Air Force One flyover picture ops, importing expensive chefs and gourmet foods from all over the world, and support staff for the First Lady rivaling in number those of the Queen of England, has now decided that the White House's annual Chanukah party should be scaled back. With a different President living in the White House, we might believe that the prudent decision was made to cut costs in these tough economic times.

However, according to an article in the Jerusalem Post, one Jewish organizational head suggested that "The Obamas want to have room for ‘natural growth' of the list over the next few years," adding, "They want it to be more intimate...the president and Mrs. Obama do not want to sit around for 800 photos."

Natural growth? Is that like the natural growth that Obama is prohibiting in the Israeli settlements? Furthermore, Obama had the audacity to declare to the 1500 troops he visited in South Korea, "You guys make a pretty good photo op." So traveling half way across the globe for a "pretty good photo op" is worth it since it will serve as future propaganda for the Commander in Chief, yet having to appear with all those yids simply isn't worth the hassle.

The article does focus on the cost of the event however recognizing that

"The issue, they noted, was exacerbated by the need to serve kosher food, with one official calculating that this increased the price tag by 33 percent."

I won't ask how much all that kobe beef cost at the party the Obamas hosted earlier in the year although I have a feeling that the cost of kosher chicken and potato latkes would pale in comparison.

The article continues with Nathan Diament of the Orthodox Union commenting:

"As we know from Biblical times, we Jews are very good at complaining," he said. "People shouldn't complain. It's very nice that President Obama is having a Hanukka [sic] party."

Mr. Diament failed to mention that we Jews are also a forgiving bunch. Perhaps Obama realizes this and knows that, by default, he'll continue to receive Jewish support. After all, Obama dissed Netanyahu as well so we're in good company as White House rejects.

Apparently Barack Obama has decided that he no longer needs the support of American Jews. And why should he. Despite the fact that his campaign was boosted financially through the support of vast numbers of liberal Jewish donors, they aren't nearly as powerful a voting block as other organizations he has to pay back over the next four years. And he knows he still has the vast majority of Jews in his corner since there are no other liberals running against him in the foreseeable future.

Furthermore, reformed and conservative rabbis across the nation proved their loyalty as they did his bidding when he easily convincing them that it was God's commandment to plug Obamacare in their High Holiday sermons.

I was not surprised when Obama blew off the General Assembly of North American Jewish Federations last week. Why speak at a conference of Jews in Washington when a vacation that weekend at Camp David would afford at least one golf game before jettisoning off to Fort Hood for the obligatory memorial service (getting out of that photo op would have been a bit too complicated and plus, Michelle wanted to wear her new bright blue coat with matching army boots and belt). And he had to pack for his big trip to Asia - perhaps the one part of the globe he hasn't covered in his first year in office.

But the President who has thrown away vast amounts of taxpayer dollars on party after party at the White House, date night junkets which shut down entire portions of cities at outrageous cost, phony Air Force One flyover picture ops, importing expensive chefs and gourmet foods from all over the world, and support staff for the First Lady rivaling in number those of the Queen of England, has now decided that the White House's annual Chanukah party should be scaled back. With a different President living in the White House, we might believe that the prudent decision was made to cut costs in these tough economic times.

However, according to an article in the Jerusalem Post, one Jewish organizational head suggested that "The Obamas want to have room for ‘natural growth' of the list over the next few years," adding, "They want it to be more intimate...the president and Mrs. Obama do not want to sit around for 800 photos."

Natural growth? Is that like the natural growth that Obama is prohibiting in the Israeli settlements? Furthermore, Obama had the audacity to declare to the 1500 troops he visited in South Korea, "You guys make a pretty good photo op." So traveling half way across the globe for a "pretty good photo op" is worth it since it will serve as future propaganda for the Commander in Chief, yet having to appear with all those yids simply isn't worth the hassle.

The article does focus on the cost of the event however recognizing that

"The issue, they noted, was exacerbated by the need to serve kosher food, with one official calculating that this increased the price tag by 33 percent."

I won't ask how much all that kobe beef cost at the party the Obamas hosted earlier in the year although I have a feeling that the cost of kosher chicken and potato latkes would pale in comparison.

The article continues with Nathan Diament of the Orthodox Union commenting:

"As we know from Biblical times, we Jews are very good at complaining," he said. "People shouldn't complain. It's very nice that President Obama is having a Hanukka [sic] party."

Mr. Diament failed to mention that we Jews are also a forgiving bunch. Perhaps Obama realizes this and knows that, by default, he'll continue to receive Jewish support. After all, Obama dissed Netanyahu as well so we're in good company as White House rejects.