Skip to comments.W.H. shrinks Hanukkah Party
Posted on 11/19/2009 5:14:26 PM PST by null and void
A menorah stands outside of the White House.
The national Hanukkah Menorah on the Ellipse near the White House is seen during the lighting ceremony in December 2003. | Photo by APClose
The White House's forthcoming state dinner with the Prime Minister of India is expected to be larger than those of President Barack Obama's predecessor, George W. Bush. But another upcoming White House event will be smaller than in years past: The White House's annual Hanukkah party.
The guest list is expected to be shrunk by more than half, according to the Jerusalem Post. "Though several Jewish leaders expressed understanding for the economic and other reasons behind the cut, they acknowledged that it would likely help feed feelings in some quarters of the American Jewish community that the White House is giving them the cold shoulder."
The move comes on the heels of Obama's cancellation of an appearance before the General Assembly of North American Jewish Federations last week.
The White House's decision is likely a response to tough economic times and a desire to keep the holiday festivities reasonable.
A White House official told the Post that Obama "looks forward to celebrating Hanukkah at the White House and having many members of the Jewish American community at that event."
A. weakened America
B. strengthened islam
C. attacked Israel
...or some combination of the above.
Can anyone cite something hes done that doesnt fit A, B and/or C?
Hanukkah shrinks, Ramadan expands. So will Kwanzaa, I bet.
This current White House is a flat out joke.
He didn’t observe National Prayer Day, but he did manage to celebrate all the Muslim festivals.
Interesting to see whether he bothers to celebrate Christmas.
Politically, this can only be a good thing. It's time the 90% of American Jews stopped being knee-jerk liberal Democrats and started voting for the truth of the candidate and the issues.
HE’S A MUZZIE.
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The new Christmas/Chanukah slogan at the White House:
“No more room for Jews in the inn.”
Since the “inn” was in Bethlehem, now those who can come into it are named Abbu, Hassan, Achmed, and Juan (yeah, he came across the Jordanian border with a coyote). No Jews or Christians allowed, unless you want to be dead.
“”The White House’s decision is likely a response to tough economic times and a desire to keep the holiday festivities reasonable.””
Now that fits as the funniest statement of the day. This man is watching the nation’s purse? GADS - what a ridiculous statement. When are we going to find out just what all these special events cost us? We need to know so we can see where his priorities are and just who is worth HIS time and OUR money.
All we got from the NYC flyby were a jumble of numbers, none of which made sense and not any figures from the “royal” trips abroad all summer.
"Though several Jewish leaders expressed understanding for the economic and other reasons behind the cut, they acknowledged that it would likely help feed feelings in some quarters of the American Jewish community that the White House is giving them the cold shoulder." The move comes on the heels of Obama's cancellation of an appearance before the General Assembly of North American Jewish Federations last week.Nice that the partisan media shill who shilled this screed doesn't name the "several Jewish leaders".
"George Soros is a Jewish leader. Emanuel Raum is a Jewish leader. Abe Foxman is a Jewish leader..."
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The White House should not be having a Chanukah party, it's not that type of holiday. I know many people who celebrate Chanukah, some, but very few, who think of it as a party.
Hope he invites enough folk that the kids get a satisfactory number of presents.
Smaller party to save money? LOL what a joke coming from the WH that has a party just for the heck of it every week.
So what was the budget for Ramadan?
But the larger state dinner for the Prime Minister of India isn't, of course. Neither are the six-figure weekend "date nights".
But it's nice of the author to speculate about the motive. Very professional. These WaPo Jr. guys are first-rate.
And no explanation at all of this one.
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