Last Updated: 2:39 AM, September 15, 2010
Posted: September 15, 2010
President Obama won't be fasting this year for Yom Kippur, but if he has his way, tens of thousands of Jews will hear him speak during the high holidays.
Last week, Obama asked a conference call of about 600 rabbis to preach his Mideast peace plan from the pulpit.
He did the same thing last year, pressuring 1,000 rabbis to give campaign-style sermons promoting ObamaCare -- news that broke when one rabbi tweeted the highlights of their conference call. (and which the MSM neglected to report for some reason )
This year, the White House wised up. No, it didn't quit bullying the rabbis. It just made it clear: no more tweets.
And this year Obama asked the rabbis to use their "deep moral authority" to stand up for Muslims' rights -- a not-so-veiled plea to promote the Ground Zero mosque in their holiday sermons.
It's worth noting that plenty of the president's allies have defended the mosque by touting the separation of church and state.
It's shameful that Obama is ignoring that counsel now.
What's worse, of course, is that some of the rabbis will probably do the president's bidding.
As he noted during remarks defending the mosque: "This is America. And our commitment to religious freedom must be unshakable." (...for Muslims, anyway, not those clingers to religion and guns and whatnot, which is why you dhimmis better get with the program!)
That cuts both ways, Mr. President.
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Any rabbi who comes back from this and tries to convince me that we need to be tolerant of people who consider us descendants of pigs and apes and wants us slaughtered is going to get his foreskin reattached with a staple-gun.