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Obama Botches His ‘Hanukkah Photo Op’

From an oblivious Associated Press:

Obama celebrates Hanukkah at White House

December 8, 2011

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is marking Hanukkah as a story of "faith over doubt."

Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden convened a Hanukkah celebration at the White House Thursday in an early celebration of the Jewish Festival of Lights.

Well, you don’t expect him to interrupt his upcoming 17 day vacation for such nonsense, do you?

Obama said the Hanukkah story was about "right over might, faith over doubt." In the Hanukkah story, a small band of Jews rededicating a Jerusalem temple found that a one-day supply of oil kindled a flame instead for eight.

But, of course, you are not supposed to light all of the candles in the Menorah until the eighth and final day of Hanukkah. But Obama lit them all, anyway. Once again showing us how educated and worldly-wise he is. Of course he may have thought it was a Kwanza candle ceremony.

Still, you can bet he is very careful to get his Muslim holiday rituals right.

The president noted "our unshakeable support and commitment to the security of the nation of Israel."

The White House must have very good lightning protection.

But notice how Obama never passes up a chance to campaign.

Hanukkah begins at sunset on Dec. 20. Obama joked that everyone needs to be "careful that your kids don’t start thinking Hanukkah lasts 20 nights instead of eight."

Or that you light all the candles at once.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, December 9th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

11 Responses to “Obama Botches His ‘Hanukkah Photo Op’”

  1. River0 says:

    Obummer is the master of craven, transparent, calculating, and expedient politics. It’s the Chicago Way.

    All Jews should be insulted and – if they ever supported him – embarrassed at this display, intended to convince really dumb people that The Occupier-in-Chief at the Black Ops House has the best of intentions toward Israel and the Jewish people.

    The whole Demonic Party digs itself a deeper and deeper pit of darkness.

    Add to this Hillary Clinton’s global push to force the world to adopt special protections for gay, lesbian, bi, and transgender people. Meanwhile the world is on fire. Keeping her top priorities at center stage! And the base will be really happy come November!

    Nothing like this has ever been seen in the civilized world.

    • proreason says:

      “Obummer is the master of craven, transparent, calculating, and expedient politics.”

      At last, we find out what he’s good at.

  2. untrainable says:

    Obama joked that everyone needs to be “careful that your kids don’t start thinking Hanukkah lasts 20 nights instead of eight.” Hilarious… Barry will be riffing on muslims on his next comedy album.

    “So the 12th imam has been trapped in a well for 2 thousand years… Somebody lower the bucket already! He’s bound to be all pruney by now. Ha ha ha ha ha. Don’t forget to tip your waitresses, they’re working hard out there.

  3. canary says:

    oops I’ve done this double posting twice so…. just to fill in the space…

    We haven’t heard anything since a few months after Hillary and Bill’s daughter married that young Jewish man who must have had blinders on.
    The man who insisted on double vows; one Jewish.
    Last rumor was he left for the ski slopes last winter.

    New news is Chelsea’s face will be reporting the news.

    Ya know the wedding where Bill cried, unlike he did at the wedding he held for Hillary’s middle-eastern assistant to
    that weenie Wiener.

  4. canary says:

    Meanwhile Obama and his administration are doing everything to destroy Israel. This is re-election ploy
    where Obama’s history of hating Jews leads to an intentional mockery. This is no gaff.

    I saw a speech couple of weeks ago where Israel Official that said Obama has treated Israel worse than any President in U.S. History. He said not only is Israel America’s best friend in that region of the continent, but also their best friend in the world.
    How easy this and 70 rockets from all directions fired into Israel since October.

    Administration Tries to Water Down Iran Sanctions Legislation

    Josh Rogin Dec 6, 2011

    President Barack Obama’s administration is working behind the scenes to water down congressional language that would impose crippling sanctions on the Central Bank of Iran (CBI).


    The Washington Post: Congress rebuffs administration pleas to ease impact of potential sanctions on Iran

    By AP Dec. 9 2011

    WASHINGTON — Republicans and Democrats determined to look tough on Iran and avoid any election-year challenges to their pro-Israel bona fides are rebuffing Obama administration pleas to ease proposed sanctions on Iran’s Central Bank.

    Arguing that it isn’t enough, the powerful pro-Israel lobby, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, and advocacy group American Jewish Committee, endorsed the tougher congressional sanctions without any changes. AIPAC sent a letter to lawmakers negotiating on the defense bill; the AJC wrote to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.

    “Most of us know in the end that the forces in Iran are not going to go quietly into the night,” Ackerman said in an interview. “We may have to send them into the night not so quietly.”

    (entire article)

    Hilary compares Israel democracy to Iran.

    The Telegraph: Israel Furious at Hillary Clinton’s Concern for Democracy in Country

    by Phoebe Greenwood Tel Aviv Dec 5 2011

    Israeli government ministers have reacted with fury to comments made by Hillary Clinton expressing her concern for the state of democracy in Israel and the status of Israeli women.

    She told the audience of US and Israeli officials on Saturday of her shock on hearing reports of gender segregation on buses operating in Jerusalem, which she claimed was “reminiscent of Rosa Parks”, the African American woman who refused to give up her seat on to white passengers on a bus in 1950s America.

    Mrs Clinton went on to claim that recent incidents of gender discrimination against female Israeli soldiers reminded her of the situation facing women in Iran.


    Will Bill Clinton benefit from new Israel medical technology for weak hearts to pump more blood”


    Chicago Tribune: When it comes to Israel, why is the world silent?

    By Ron Prosor Dec. 9 2011



  5. P. Aaron says:

    Sick & tired of saying: “If Bush had done such a thing…”

  6. Astravogel says:

    Leave it to these people to turn a
    solemn religious memorial into a circus.

  7. canary says:

    Obama & administration furious over Jesus 40 mile trail made in Israel

    You see, why Obama daily celebrates the Arab Spring Arab Summer and Arab Winter while the U.S. troop loss is at it’s highest and the media has taken to listing U.S. as NATO troops (!) as to where before they were separated separately, ….

    Israel and the Jews tolerant to Christianity have been celebrating the Jesus Spring, Summer, and Winter.

    While American people and children wait in lines to see Santa Clause, where are the people and children waiting in line to see Jesus?. There is now a 40 mile “Gospel Trail to walk in Jesus footsteps. And you don’t have to wear a Burka. So far the muslims have not made a “white horse ride” through the sky that Mohammad dreamed he flew and landed in Jerusalem.

    Meanwhile Mexicans swim the creek or climb a fence.

    AP:Walking 40 Miles in Jesus’ Shoes

    * In this Thursday, April 14, 2011 photo, a boat is seen by the jetty of the Capernaum National Park in the Sea of Galilee, along the Gospel Trail in northern Israel. A new trail across northern Israel offers travelers the chance to walk _ or trot _ through New Testament sites in the footsteps of Jesus. The newly opened Gospel Trail winds for 39 miles across gentle green hills, through Jewish and Arab towns and down to Capernaum, the fishing town where Jesus is said to have established his home base. The Tourism Ministry believes the new trail can bring as many as 200,000 Christian pilgrims to northern Israel over the coming year. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
    14, 2011 photo, two priests take snapshots atop of Mount …

    (photos link below under article)

    CAPERNAUM, Israel (AP) — …

    On the Gospel Trail, tourists can ride toward the Sea of Galilee on horseback, accompanied by escorts from a nearby ranch wearing jeans, big belt buckles and embroidered cowboy boots with spurs. The scene feels more Texas than Gospel, especially because according to the New Testament, Jesus’ mount of choice was a donkey. Horses were considered vehicles of war.

    But as the horses canter to Capernaum, past the occasional grazing cow in a grassy pasture, with the sun setting over the distant hills of the Golan Heights, visitors can imagine for a moment that they have returned to the Holy Land of two millennia past.

    The Gospel Trail, planned and researched for more than a decade, cost about $800,000. The government paid for two-thirds of it, the Jewish National Fund the rest….

    Walking trails were marked but maps were in Hebrew, Israel’s national language.

    The new Gospel Trail, by contrast, is a government project. It heads south out of Nazareth, beginning at Mount Precipice, where a mob nearly threw Jesus off a cliff after a sermon he made in a local synagogue. The summit provides sweeping views…

    From there, the trail winds north, passing, in springtime,
    through a carpet of anemones and cyclamens.

    The Gospel Trail includes suggestions to take a boat across the Sea of Galilee, where Jesus is said to have walked on water. The boats run between Capernaum and Kibbutz Ginosar, where marine archaeologists found and preserved a 2,000-year-old ancient fishing boat. Another boat route runs to Tiberias, a town dating back to 20 A.D.

    ISRAEL’S GOSPEL TRAIL: http://www.goisrael.com
    (entire article) http://news.yahoo.com/walking-40-miles-jesus-shoes-190830141.html

    The entire article tells of this trail, yet Obama hasn’t vacationed there? I’m sure his body guards would guard him while he stands at the same cliff Jesus was nearly thrown off, as we know Obama wouldn’t visit the cliff the pork pigs jumped off.

    And in case you missed it with the Syria revolution, Israel was able to sneak out thousands of pages
    of manuscripts that the muslims don’t want the world to see.

  8. wirenut says:

    What a Class “A” Baffoon. On the other hand, sixteen days and seventeen nights with your wife, Lt. Cmder. Worf. Might lead to something Barry. Maybe some compassion for, the truly oppressed. NAW! Just kick’n it round my head. ALOHA, in Midwestern terms means, Can’t wait till yer gone. We must press on for the free Nation of Israel.

  9. Mithrandir says:

    YOU CAN BET that:

    Saturday Night Live

    Conan O’brien

    David Letterman

    All the liberal comedians will keep with their continuing record of 15,000 Republican jokes vs. 10 Obama jokes, despite being in office for 3 years. Even at the Presidential Roast, they chose to ridicule Republicans. Who says we are a nation of racial cowards?

  10. Airmail56 says:

    This was an intentional slight. There was no mistake.

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