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Obama Incites Rosh Hashanah riots in Shuls

Posted by iam7545 on August 30, 2009

From Pond erings from IAM7545

jewriotThe Jewish Forward, a paper so liberal that it is not worthy of using for kosher fish wrap actually published this editorial – “What if Rabbis Heed Obama’s High Holy Day Appeal?”

In the hands of Obama the potter, American Jews are but clay. In his recent telephonic pep talk to a reported 1,000 American rabbis, the president invoked some of the most memorable (and theologically challenging) passages from the Rosh Hashanah liturgy to support his health policy agenda. He spoke about the new month of Elul, the meaning of this time of year and, oh, by the way, the crazy distortions of all those who have dared to object to his massive experiment with one-sixth of the American economy.

Some good prep-work from Obama’s staff (“Sir, it’s pronounced eh-LOOL”), some happy talk, and the president apparently had these mostly left-leaning rabbis eating out of his hand. In these kinds of calls, there is always an “ask,” and Obama’s was simple: Proselytize to your congregants and tell them the good news about health care reform.

When I read this I couldn’t believe it. Our president really does think he is some sort of God. Imagine if President Bush had resorted to something like this. Hey Zero – Leave us real Jews alone! We dont want to hear it!

For all of my non Jew friends – A Rabbis Sermon on the High Holidays is supposed to arouse his congregants to do Teshuva, or become a more committed Jew. This is not a time to sell some half baked socialist health care program to Jews attending Holy Day Services.

Obama has no doubt seen some of the congressionally sponsored town hall meetings with a lot of angry constituents saying some unkind things about him and his health care agenda. If the rabbis follow Obama’s directive to speak about health care, they might well invent a new phrase for the lexicon: “Rosh Hashanah riots.”

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