Please take the time to follow the link to the American Thinker, Lauri Regan’s take on Obama’s recent claim that he “knows Judaism better than any other president”, is excellent and well worth reading in full.
Sybil Hussein Obama?
On the same day that the Polish foreign minister called Obama ignorant and incompetent for referring to a “Polish death camp” during a ceremony intended to honor a Polish war hero, the POTUS substantiated the accusations as hedeclared before an audience of Conservative Jews that he “probably knows about Judaism more than any other president, because he read about it.”
The man who apparently believes he is “The First Jewish President” has revealed yet another persona meant to wow a particular demographic. But by adding one more element to the amalgamation of the composite individual running the country, who evolves faster than Charles Darwin could say “natural selection,” Obama is proving that he actually knows less about everything other than race-baiting and class warfare than any other president, because he learned about those things.
Obama’s latest narcissistic assertion is not surprising from the man who bills himself as one of the top four presidents in the history of the country. But the most knowledgeable about Judaism? On what does Obama base such an absurd statement? And what has he been reading that has led him to make such a ludicrous pronouncement? We can certainly rest assured that his days spent in the pews of Trinity Church[i] did not involve studying the Old Testament. As Bill Kristol states:
His vanity boggles the mind. One could begin by citing Adams and Madison, who knew Hebrew, or Harry Truman, who knew Jewish history … but it’s silly to dignify this claim with a rebuttal. In thinking about the presidents since Truman, though, I’d guess the president who knew the most about Judaism was Jimmy Carter, who taught Sunday school and had a deep interest in religion. So let’s stipulate that of the modern presidents, Carter and Obama “know” the most about Judaism. But what is it they know? In Obama’s case, one could ask whether what he “knows” is what he learned from Rashid Khalidi and Jeremiah Wright.
And from John Podhoretz:
So let’s move on to the fact that every president until the modern era knew more about Judaism than Barack Obama because the Bible was the one book every literate person knew, and the Bible includes the books Christians call the “Old Testament,” and a working knowledge of the Old Testament certainly is the best introduction to “Judaism” there is.
Obama apparently forgot how ridiculous he sounded when he stated that “nobody has spoken out more fiercely on the issue of anti-Semitism than I have.” Jake Tapper pointed out at the time:
Elie Wiesel? Simon Wiesenthal? Alan Dershowitz?