Saturday, August 22, 2009

A MATTER OF LIFE OR DEATH

"We are God's partner in matters of life and death..."

So said President BO at a conference call Wednesday with more than 1,000 rabbis.

Press Secretary Robert Gibbs reported: "(he - President BO) already has completed a call this morning with rabbis that he was invited to join as they get ready for their important holidays and the messages that they and their congregants will have; the importance of, for faith leaders, the importance of health care and health care coverage for millions of Americans."

According to a Wall Street Journal report, the alleged purpose of the call was for President Obama to enlist the rabbis to support his health-care reform efforts: “I am going to need your help in accomplishing necessary reform.”

The reference to the “who shall live and who shall die” prayer was strange in two respects.

First, as Paul Bedard noted, the Jewish New Year won’t take place until September 18th.

In fact, today marks the beginning of the month of Elul, the last month before the New Year begins. And yet the president said “shanah tovah [happy new year] to all of you.” This is kind of like wishing people “Merry Christmas” on Thanksgiving.

Second, and more surprisingly, is this really the context in which he wishes to discuss health reform — a powerful and unseen being making determinations of life and death? One would think that he would want to avoid anything that could raise the specter of rationing, death panels, or the like.

Following that, there was this White House Release: "The High Holy Days are a time when Jews are called to reflect on our spiritual lives, and what our beliefs call for when it comes to the challenges confronting us as a society. As preparations for Rosh Hashanah begin, President Obama was grateful for the invitation to join an annual conference call with Rabbis to offer his thoughts on why health insurance reform is so crucial. There will certainly be rabbis and congregants on all sides of the debate, but one thing common to all Jews is Tikkun Olam -the commitment to making the world around us a better place - and today no issue is more central to that work than making our health care system work better for all Americans."

How interesting that President BO, who up to now has done nothing...absolutely nothing to encourage or support the Jewish community or their mother country, Israel, suddenly knows about their faith when he needs them to support his agenda.

This disciple of Jeremiah Wright, this "One " who after a 20 year friendship with Rev. JW, who did not know what Rev. JW stood for, but who used him to officiate his wedding and to baptize his family, expects the Jewish community to believe that he is on their side and us to believe that he suddenly understands faith.

Lucky for him we are too stupid to see through this blatant bit of Barbra Streisand.

Right.

The more I watch this guy, the more he reminds me of former President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Jimmy Hoffa.

Only he seems to prefer SEIU.

Pretty much the same thing.

Their attitude is "If somebody disagrees with us, we hurt them."

Real Americans, those guys.

I have absolutely no idea how any thinking American could fall for President BO's line.

"We are God's partner in matters of life and death..." is a paraphrase of a specific Jewish prayer, but is really, really out of context as BO used it.

This really a very scary stuff, because the much denied "death panel" provision of HR3200 and its cousins, still exists in the form of a "committee" that will oversee the end-of-life affairs of the elderly.

If the bill, or one of its successors, passes (and I'm certain it will, given that the likes of Barney Frank, ET. AL. don't give a rip about what their constituents think), look for a drop in health care availability, an increase in costs (including taxes on you and me), an increase in waiting time for needed care, the refusal of needed surgical treatment for elderly sick and much more.

The government will indeed become partners in matters of life and death, but it won't be with God.


SPECIAL ADDENDUM FOR READING CHALLENGED:

Obama is da imho. ru with me?

10 comments:

Lone Ranger said...

Maybe Obama should drop this legislation and just build a drive-through at the White House where he could lay hands on the sick and infirm. Electric cars and hybrids only.

Anonymous said...

Wow, who reads your entire posts?

Man you're long-winded.

Lone Ranger said...

People who do NOT have attention deficit disorder read his posts -- and enjoy them. That would exclude members of Congress, who can't even read the bills they pass.

shoprat said...

God has no partners in life or death.

God is nothing but a prop to this man but he is in for a horrible surprise.

Joe said...

LR: The drive through could be at the west wing.

Anonymous: Mostly people who went to public schools before they became government schools, who actually like to read real words and who know how to.

shoprat: His suprise will be eternal.

Bryan said...

Joe, I found the following here:

Eyebrows were also raised by the choice of hold music that played to rabbis before the call began.

"First mistake," Moline tweeted, as he waited for the call to begin. "Music on hold is 'Deutschland uber Alles,' " a classical German anthem, the lyrics to which in part say, "Preserve and protect our Kaiser, our land."

(The music was chosen by the company carrying the conference call, not the White House or the RAC.)

If this indeed happened, it would be interesting to know who the company was that carried the conference call.

Jennifer said...

It bothers me when people use religion to make a point when they have shown no interest in it whatsoever, well besides Rev Wright of course and we know all too well what he teaches. Those that don't understand something especially in regards to religion should just keep their mouths shut and let someone that actually studies it and practices it, do the talking. I don't have the religion topic cornered as some have accused, I just don't like it used to prove a point by those that either do not believe it nor do they understand it. I won't go and use the Koran to make a point, would I?

Trader Rick said...

I think we need a health care system that would allow for obama to get his ears pinned back--it's so embarrassing to have a potus that looks like a black Alfred E. Newman. Also, maybe a frontal lobotomy for Joe Biden. And at least back surgery to fuse obama's spine so he can't bow down to foreign kings...

Z said...

I can't add a word, Joe...excellent post. Imagine US being God's partner in life and death.
As a friend said recently "Libs used to want Cradle to Grave, now they want Abortion to Euthanasia"..They're like the Party of Darkness lately...more than ever.
wow.

Susannah said...

Lone Ranger~ You're waaay cool!

How very arrogant of anyone to believe that we/they are partners w/ God in matters eternal. I'm sure the prayer that was referenced was WAAAAAYYY out of context. Jennifer - 'using religion to make a point' - the way I see it, he's not so much trying to make a point, but to MANIPULATE, which IMO is likely much more offensive to God. BO would do well to back off this one...but he won't.

Z~ Party of Darkness....oooohh, that's good.