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Right Wing Media Loses it Over Idea of Obama as Jewish President

The Right Wing media is all up in arms over a remark made Monday by David Axelrod, whom you will remember as an Obama advisor, that President Obama once said,

“I think I am the closest thing to a Jew that has ever sat in this office. For people to say that I am anti-Israel, or, even worse, anti-Semitic, it hurts.”

Barack Obama a Jew? He’s not even white! Everyone knows Jews are white folks. Look at Jesus! In fact, Senior Editor-at-Large Ben Sharpiro at Breitbart, actually quips, “In actuality, Obama is about as Jewish as George Wallace was black.”

Not to mention the fact that Obama doesn’t support everything Israel does, so how can he be Jewish? He’s an anti-Semite, isn’t he? In truth, Obama has not supported everything the United States has done, but he’s the American president. Far from being useful logic, this is just another one of Obama’s sins, according to the Right Wing media.

Fox News totally lost it, as you can see from this clip below:

You believe Jews are God’s Chosen People, Ainsley? There are different ways to respond to this, that there are many Gods (as admitted even by the Jewish God) and that the opinion of one God cannot be allowed to stand for all, or that, if you believe in no gods at all, why is it important what somebody thinks their god said? When you can prove it, we’ll talk. Until then, let’s all keep our religion to ourselves, okay?

As to how Obama can claim to be the closest thing to a Jewish president, Ari Shavit at Haaretz cites Jeffrey Goldberg, who did the by now famous Atlantic interview with Obama:

I think what many Israelis don’t understand is that Obama, from one angle of approach, is probably the most Jewish president the United States has ever had. When he ran for Congress against an ex-Black Panther candidate, he was accused of being the candidate of the Jewish community.He has been influenced by Reform rabbis and liberal Jewish lawyers and his intellectual influences include many Jews, both people he met at Harvard and in Chicago and writers he admires. In a certain way, he could be placed in the spiritual and moral mainstream of American liberal Judaism. That’s why his relationship with Benjamin Netanyahu is so complicated. Like many liberal American Jews, when he looks at Netanyahu he sees a conservative Republican and he fails to understand how a Jew can be a conservative Republican. I think he looks at Netanyahu in much the same way he contemplates Eric Cantor, the Republican ‏(and Jewish‏) house majority leader. Like many liberal-leaning Jews, he might simply not understand how a Jew could be a Republican.

There you have it, from a Jew.


Yet another Breitbart writer, Joel Pollak, actually penned a piece titled, “Sorry, Obama – James Madison was ‘Closet Thing to a Jew‘ to be President.”

Why? Well, since you asked: after chiding Obama for having “little interest in history,” Pollak goes on to invent a whole whopping lie about the origins of the United States Constitution and Madison’s role in it (you might remember Madison is known as the “Father of the Constitution”:

Madison not only showed great religious tolerance towards America’s Jews, but also applied the lessons of ancient Jewish history, along with many other civilizations, when he devised a constitutional model that dispersed power among different branches of government, as the best Israelite kings did in circumscribing their own power, leaving religious affairs to independent priestly authorities.

First of all, the United States’ system of government has nothing to do with the Jewish system of monarchy, as should be obvious. Secondly, Madison showed great religious tolerance toward all. You think Madison might have felt sympathy for the Jews given that they had a history of being persecuted in the Colonies by the various Christian sects?

In fact, all that Christian persecution of religious minorities (including each other) is one of the reasons Madison was the author not only of the First Amendment, but the Memorial and Remonstrance Against Religious Assessments, which forbid the collection of taxes to support teachers of the Christian religion.

In fact, so strong was Madison’s support for religious free government, that his first draft of the First Amendment said,

“That in article 1st, section 9, between clauses 3 and 4, be inserted these clauses, to wit: The civil rights of none shall be abridged on account of religious belief or worship, nor shall any national religion be established, nor shall the full and equal rights of conscience be in any manner, or on any pretext, infringed.”

This is obviously what Madison intended by the First Amendment – proving that Freedom of Religion, for Madison, also meant Freedom From Religion. Unfortunately, House committees and the full House watered it down to how it is phrased in the Constitution (you can follow the process here)

So let’s agree on a New Rule: No Conservative should ever get to mention Madison, because Madison does not agree with anything that is coming out of their mouths.

Think back to the claim that the Jews are “God’s” Chosen People. This, according to Madison, can have no bearing on how we run our country. The First Amendment, in Madison’s eyes (and in those of the Supreme Court) forbids it. It would be legislating religion.

In fact, Madison seems almost to have anticipated the Religious Right when he wrote to William Bradford in 1774 that, “That diabolical, hell-conceived principle of persecution rages among some; and to their eternal infamy, the clergy can furnish their quota of impas for such business…” telling Bradford also that, “Ecclesiastical establishments tend to great ignorance and corruption, all of which facilitate the execution of mischievous projects.”

Yes, he definitely had the Religious Right down to a tee. So let’s leave Obama alone, and maybe consider the fact that a bunch of white gentiles are maybe not the best people to be talking about who is and who isn’t Jewish, in blood or in thought.

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  • wasn't Clinton described as the first black President?

    then why can't Obama be the first Jewish President...

    to follow the logic a little further...

    in the Twilight Zone Ms Lindsey will be the first woman President...

    • Look at it this way, Lindsey won't take up as much room in the white house, living in the closet as he does. [wink]

    • He can't be.. Netanyahu already holds the title. We got that shoved in our faces a couple of months ago by the traitorous republicans. Foxes don't have any problem with the Jewish president coming over to make sure he keep getting the billions coming on time and to keep the call for our children to die for more wars that is so profitable for them. I feel sorry for the decent people that live in Israel. Like the US they are stuck with the crooks in power. A lot of the same players are behind the terrorists and the problems in Israel and the US.

  • I'd say it's because the Right Wingers have this strange notion that the only way to support Israel- is to have become a puppet-state in an effort to bring about their Christian Apocalypse; just so that they can avoid having to live in such a 'god-less' world.


    Obama expects better behavior out of Israel, expects something for all of the billions we've paid and continue to pay to them-such an evil notion.

  • So two pieces of fox eye candy attach another negative label on Obama? What else is new?

    Obama has been attacked with every label known to god and man - just as long as it is a negative label. Fox doesn't give a damn about policy discussion, just attack the person. It's the typical goper line of "discussion" and it's a worn out ploy with anyone having an IQ above room temperature.

    • Moongrim:

      The Islamic countries (who are suppousedly help their brother in Islam) send their money to the fundamentalist schools in the terrorist breeding countries, and they can cross that charity off their obligation.

      The Palestinians, who were at one time mostly Christians, are not desired by any Islamic ME country, and they are used as a disposable weapon.

      Instead of being re-settled in Israel, all those refuge Jews, should have been given a section of Germany, since they were the perpetrators of the abuse & collected most of the Jews wealth.

    • Jesus was not "white." He is from the Middle East area therefore his skin was a shade of light brown (close to white), like most the people in that area at that time. Santa, on the other hand, is white. If you know the stories about him and where he is from. The stories originated in northern Europe and in that time frame, most, if not all, people there were white. Should really look at reality.

      • Santa Claus (aka "St. Nicholas") is white?

        Russian icon depicting St Nicholas with scenes from his life. Late 1400s or early 1500s. National Museum, Stockholm.

        He (St. Nicholas) had a reputation for secret gift-giving, such as putting coins in the shoes of those who left them out for him, a practice celebrated on his feast day - St Nicholas Day (6 December, Gregorian calendar, in Western Christianity and 19 December, Julian calendar, in Eastern Christianity) and thus became the model for Santa Claus...

      • ...when I was a kid, {circa 1970 when I was 6} my Mother took me to a local library and showed me the encyclopedia entry for "Palestine" showed fairly dark skinned men, and my Mother told me "THAT'S roughly what Jesus looked like."
        ...ever since then, everytime some Teatard spews "White Jebus" bs, I think..."Bible sez God created us in HIS image, not the other way around."
        ...Jesus would turn His back on the Teatards and other anti-Christians like the Koch-sucker clan...after all; they turned thier backs on Him long ago...

  • If it were not for the strawmen and women that Fox News fabricates to hate, they would be relegated to the spot of CNN Constant Negative News. But then Fox IS! constantly negative on reality and truth. Cue our resident expert on strawpeople Erica in

  • I watched the video and am still waiting for someone to "lose it." So much hatred for Fox here that the story is blown way out of proportion and all I saw a valid discussion of what the president said. They actually bring up a good point that no one pressed him to find out what that really meant.

    • No one pressed whom? Axelrod? After all, it is something he said that prompted this discussion.

      And why even make an issue of it? It is, after all, pretty irrelevant. It is Fox trying to make a mountain out of a molehill again, as usual, trying to find something they can have stick.

  • so the blonde shikas, and the goyim who are the 'jews' bff's... until the rapture, then them 'jews' and anyone else who hasnt been part of the cult, is going to hell. "but we love you!"....

    old story. the evangelicals are proselytizing a jewish guy and says, "join us in the kingdom of heaven". and the jewish guy says. "i dont hang with you now, why would i want to spend eternity?"

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