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    Default Obama: Im Jewish in my soul



    http://www.jewishjournal.com/david_s...ish_in_my_soul

    "What will you tell the President when you see him?" was my daughter Eva's first reaction when I told her I'd been invited to the White House Channukah party

    (Actually, it was her second reaction. Her first was, "Take me!"). Kids are innocent that way. They don't realize that when you have over a hundred people crowding the leader of the free world, it's not so easy to get in a word edgewise.

    But I got lucky. It's not what I told the President that mattered, it's what I heard him say when few people were paying attention.

    After the president made his Channukah remarks and the lighting ceremony was over, he came down to greet the thick crowd of guests along a receiving line.

    Because the Glatt kosher lamb chops were so amazing, and my friend Selwyn Gerber and I were completely immersed in the shmooze-with-every-cool-Jew routine prior to the President's arrival, I came late to the waiting crowd, which means I ended up about four rows back.

    Here's where my luck kicked in. There was an imposing and tall white-haired gentleman to my right who had a booming voice and was determined to say something to the President (I think he may have had a few single malts, but that's another story.)

    So, when the president got closer to us, and I was prepared to launch my very tame, "Mr President, do you have a message you want to share with the Jews of Los Angeles?" line, THE MAN TO MY RIGHT launched the most brilliant Presidential Channukah greeting of all time:

    "Mr President," he said in his booming voice, "when I told my Christian friend I was coming to a Channukah party at the White House, he told me, 'I didn't know the President was Jewish!"

    The President let out a serious belly laugh. But in all the commotion of people asking other questions and everyone clicking their smart phone cameras, it was easy to lose sight of the president to see if he had anything to say.

    I kept my eyes straight on him. It was clear that the "President was Jewish" idea had intrigued him. After about three or four seconds, as he was walking away, and looking at no one in particular, the President just said, "I am, in my soul."

    So, there you have it: The leader of the free world says he's Jewish, in his soul.

    Happy Channukah, Eva.
    "Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack. -- Gen. George S. Patton

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    And Jesse Jackson is a redneck at heart ...
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    Default Obama: I'm Jewish 'in my soul'

    "He has a swaggering retro machismo that will give hives to the Steinem cabal" -Camille Paglia on Donald Trump

    "Make way for the bad guy"- Tony Montana

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    "My beef is people thinking Bon Jovi is good cuz they sold lots of records to housewives." -tango

    "But being number one doesnt really mean jack fuck all. We sold twice as many records as other records that year (1984) that landed in the Number One position." ~Eddie Van Halen

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    Obama has less "soul" than this guy ...

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    Does anyone like Obama on this Van Halen site?

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    I don't really have an opinion on him, to be honest...I do wonder what being "Jewish in (one's) soul" actually means, however...It just strikes me as a curious thing to say, without any specifics!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dibblekins View Post
    I don't really have an opinion on him, to be honest...I do wonder what being "Jewish in (one's) soul" actually means, however...It just strikes me as a curious thing to say, without any specifics!
    about as sincere as:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Redfoot View Post
    Does anyone like Obama on this Van Halen site?
    Yeah, I'd imagine that Ketchup guy does. Sounds like it anyway.
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    So is he saying he's frugal with his money?

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    I thought one of the reasons you all disliked him so much was because he likes spending money FAR too much? (Or is that just other people's money..?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redfoot View Post
    Does anyone like Obama on this Van Halen site?
    I did at one point. He's probably a nice guy and seems to be a good family man, so I have nothing against him personally, I just think he has done a really poor job as POTUS.

    And stuff like this just makes me roll my eyes. All politicians do it, pander to audiences and groups, but c'mon, saying stuff like this just makes you look ridiculous, no matter what context it is in.
    Taylor Swift is nice to look at. Adele can sing.

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    He's Jewish in his soul because an uber-majority of Jews vote for him.

    Can't figure out why, but they do.
    Taylor Swift is nice to look at. Adele can sing.

    Emperor Brett - "I can't believe you guys are analyzing song-by-song Van Halen III? What next, analyzing the script of Stroker Ace looking for some shred of Citizen Kane?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    He's Jewish in his soul because an uber-majority of Jews vote for him.

    Can't figure out why, but they do.
    Jews, historically tend to be Democrats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    I did at one point. He's probably a nice guy and seems to be a good family man, so I have nothing against him personally, I just think he has done a really poor job as POTUS.

    And stuff like this just makes me roll my eyes. All politicians do it, pander to audiences and groups, but c'mon, saying stuff like this just makes you look ridiculous, no matter what context it is in.
    It was a joke...the guy lives a life where everything he says, even in casual conversations is dissected and examined for multiple meanings...there is no "off record" for the POTUS...it would drive the average person mad

    as for "liking" Obama. I like Obama. Has he done a great job as POTUS? nope. He has done the best god he could considering the magnitude of the policies he wanted to put in place and the challenges that have been put before him during his presidency including a congress that out right said that despite being elected by the people to serve the people, their job was to destroy the Presidency.

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