Saturday, December 12, 2009

Barack's Chanukah Message



Still on a high from receiving the Nobel Peace Prize (for excellence in speech making and a high charisma), Barack Hussein Obama is now trying to revive his support among American Jews (now at 52%).  In this age of High Technology, he has decided to forgo the video equipment and issue just a written letter:
מישל ואנוכי שולחים את מיטב איחולינו לכל מי שחוגג בימים אלה את חג החנוכה ברחבי העולם. סיפור חנוכה של המכבים ושל הנסים שהם חוו מזכירים לנו שאמונה והתמדה הן כוחות עצומים המסוגל ים לקיים אותנו בתקופות קשות ולעזור לנו לגבור על מכשולים כנגד כל הסיכויים.

חנוכה הוא העת לא רק לחגוג את אמונת העם היהודי ואת מנהגיו, אלא להעלות על נס את השאיפות המשותפות של בני כל הדתות. בשעה שבני משפחה, חברים ושכנים נאספים יחדיו כדי להדליק את הנרות, מי יתן והלקחים של חנוכה ישמשו השראה לכולנו להודות על החסד שנפל בחלקינו, למצוא מקור אור בתקופות אופל ולפעול יחדיו למען עתיד יותר מלא אורה ותקווה
A very nice, heart-felt message to the Jewish people.

What was that?  You don't read Hebrew?  Oh.  Here is the English translation:
"Michelle and I send our warmest wishes to all who are celebrating Hannuka around the world," US President Barack Obama said in a holiday greeting issued Friday, addressed to worldwide Jewry.

"The Hanukkah story of the Maccabees and the miracles they witnessed reminds us that faith and perseverance are powerful forces that can sustain us in difficult times and help us overcome even the greatest odds," he said, seeking to remind Jews that even thousands of years later there was strength to be drawn from their religious texts.

"Hanukkah is not only a time to celebrate the faith and customs of the Jewish people, but for people of all faiths to celebrate the common aspirations we share," he said.

"As families, friends and neighbors gather together to kindle the lights, may Hanukkah's lessons inspire us all to give thanks for the blessings we enjoy, to find light in times of darkness, and to work together for a brighter, more hopeful tomorrow," concluded the US president, just one day after receiving the Noble Prize for Peace in the Norwegian capital.
It is actually a bland, generic message.  Not like his last message to the Muslims.  The one he actually made a video for.

For those who still wish to see a nice Chanukah video, here is one.  Enjoy!

3 comments:

Holger Awakens said...

As far as I know, this is the first holiday message from Obama to the Jews...lemme see, I believe Obama has recognized EVERY islamic holiday this year. Plus, we had the two hour speech to muslims at Cairo, we had the holiday video sent to the Iranian Shias, and the bow to the Saudi King...and the Jews get a four paragraph message and STILL....52% of American Jews support this friend of the moongod.

Debbie said...

Well, it's probably NOT Obama's message. One of his minions probably wrote it since he has no interest in anything Jewish or Christian.

Debbie
Right Truth
http://www.righttruth.typepad.com

PatriotUSA said...

I was so touched by the Mullah
Obamaham's message to us Jews.
How can 52% still support this
asshat Muslim who has slimed
into the White House? I will
never understand that.All the
Jews who were deaf, dumb and
blind enough to help elect this
liar, thief and poser in the
first place.

The Mullah recognizes EVERYTHING
Islamic and Muslim. I am surprised
there is has not been a mosque
inside the White House found yet.

Let us not forget who his first
phone call was to after getting elected.