Friday, December 9, 2011

Obama Derangement Syndrome: Hanukkah Edition

Media Matters, links at site.

Right-wing media have spent years claiming President Obama incorrectly celebrates or snubs Christian holidays like Easter and Christmas, so it's no surprise that this year, they're attacking how he celebrates Jewish holidays, too.

And blogger Jim Hoft featured a post about the Hanukkah celebration on his blog Gateway Pundit, writing, "It's OK. It's just a Jewish Holiday. Obama celebrates Hanukkah two weeks early and lights all the candles."

This follows the right-wing media's long crusade to desperately portray Obama as antagonistic to Jews. Blogger Pamela Geller has claimed that Obama was "wet-nursed on Jew hatred," while Instapundit's Glenn Reynolds suggested he "hates Jews." This year, conservative bloggers attacked Obama's Passover statement, calling him "vicious" and "tone deaf" and saying he "punch[ed] the Jewish people in the face" for comparing Passover's story of freedom to the revolutions that were then sweeping the Middle East; few of them noticed, though, that Sarah Palin made the exact same comparison in a Passover statement of her own.

And right-wing media figures have also claimed Obama is anti-Israel, saying his policies will lead to the "destruction of Israel" and claiming he's "sided with terrorists" and "people who believe that Israel doesn't have a right to exist." Yet recent polls show that a majority of Israeli Jews support Obama.

First of all, Israel is well on the way to destroy itself, but that's not the point.

The fucking Repuglitards would climb Obama's frame if he started putting on a sock and a shoe rather than a sock and a sock and a shoe and a shoe, probably call it "socialist foot dressing".


Fixer said...

"socialist foot dressing"

Sounds like a Republican kink to me.

Gordon said...

They always accuse others of that which they do themselves. :-)

skip 2 colorado said...

Great post. Sad that too many out there are so disconnected from reality that they'll believe whatever crap the right wingnuts are pushing. Crazy is the new black.(In case you don't own a televison machine:intended as a fashion statement, not racial statement)

SB Gypsy said...

Did you ever see the "All in the Family" episode about sock sock shoe shoe vs sock shoe sock shoe?

Grung_e_Gene said...

It always strikes me as odd that Republicans talk about Israel as though it's their congressional district.

SB Gypsy was that the "Shoe-Bootie" episode? Because that was the greatest.