Obama Claims to Know Jews Better Than Any President

 

President Obama demonstrating how much "bigger" he is than the majority of the audience

 

President Obama told a group of Jewish leaders they have no reason to question his commitment to Israel. He explained he probably knows more about Judaism than any other President, after all, he has a lot Jewish friends.

Pretty lame of Barry, but his words probably really hit home with the audience who all used “I’m not racist, I have a black friend” (thanks  Terrance Lewis) at some point of their lives as their solid proof of non-bigotry.

POTUS also explained that the anti-Israel bent are obvious Republican lies, and pointed out that when he started in the Senate he faced accusations of being a puppet for the Israeli lobby (those pesky Jew friends again). He backed this up by wondering aloud as to why no one questions Republican leaders Mitch McConnell or John Boehner about their commitment to Israel. Snap!

Of course, he should realize his own party is also to blame, considering idiot Democrats never put Republicans on the spot.

As for his claim that he knows us Jews better than any other President…not for nothing, but wouldn’t that kinda explain why Republicans think he’d hate us?

 

Read the original article on www.haaretz.com or read excerpts below. 

By Natasha Mozgovaya | May.30, 2012

 

Earlier Tuesday afternoon, Obama and White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew met about 20 Conservative Jewish community leaders, thanking them for the work they do to improve communities around the country and discussed their shared commitment to rebuilding the U.S. economy.

The U.S. president, according to a readout of the session also reiterated his unshakeable commitment to Israel’s security and steps his Administration has taken to enhance it – including unprecedented security cooperation and the toughest-ever sanctions on Iran.”

There were some questions directed at the presidents concerning his thoughts on the role of religious leaders in a more civil political dialogue, which then lead to the inevitable question – how does he feels about Israel? Obama joked that Lew always warns him it will get to “the kishkesquestion.”

“Rather than describe how deeply I care about Israel, I want to be blunt about how we got here,” Obama said, reminding his guests that he had so many Jewish in Chicago  at the beginning of his political career that he was accused of  being a puppet of the Israel lobby.

In the Senate, he said, his support for Israel’s qualitative military edge has been unwavering.

Obama added that people judged his support for Israel because of the differences between a center right government in Israel and center-left in the U.S. – because he pressed Netanyahu too hard in his belief that it’s time to seize the moment and pursue peace initiative.

Obama also stressed he probably knows about Judaism more than any other president, because he read about it – and wondered how come no one asks Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner or Senate minority leader Mitch McConnel about their support to Israel.

Rabbi Julie Schonfeld, executive vice president of the Rabbinical Assembly (RA), which is the international umbrella organization for Conservative rabbis, told Haaretz after the meeting: “It was a very wide-ranging discussion about domestic issues, the need of our country to come together, basic values, education, geo-strategic partnership with Israel, sanctions against Iran – we thanked the administration for its very strong efforts. We had an opportunity to have thoughtful, reflective conversation.”

Schonfeld said she didn’t feel the tone of this meeting was influenced by the elections. “It was serious and thoughtful.”

Obama found himself in the middle of a storm of sorts on Tuesday, over remarks he made at the Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony,referring to a “Polish death camp” while honoring a Polish war hero.

The president’s remark had drawn immediate complaints from Poles who said Obama should have called it a “German death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland,” to distinguish the perpetrators from the location. Polish Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski called it a matter of “ignorance and incompetence.”

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