Henninger: It’s 1936 All Over Again
The Obama 2012 campaign is channeling the ghost of Franklin D. Roosevelt in the Depression.
With a small group of credulous millionaires joining him at a White House séance the other day to support the Buffett Rule, the Conjurer-in-Chief called forth the spirit of Ronald Reagan, who the president averred would have supported his magic tax on “millionaires.” There have been 43 other presidents of the United States. The last one you would associate with Barack Obama is Ronald Reagan.
But faced with the rather unhappy challenge of mounting a re-election campaign coincident with three years of rampant unemployment and next-to-no growth, little wonder Mr. Obama is looking for help from afar. And so it is that the ghost of a president past is indeed haunting the Obama White House—the ghost of Franklin D. Roosevelt.
One time Barack Obama went to an Indian restaurant and ordered the lassi. Was he ever disappointed when the waiter brought him a yogurt drink! We’ll be here all week. But seriously, folks, we have a man-bites-dog story for you today.
First, some background. Last week Byron York of the Washington Examiner reported that “some Obama staffers are reportedly obsessing over a nearly 30-year-old story about [Mitt] Romney’s dog”:
In 1983, Romney took his family on vacation and, faced with a packed station wagon, put his Irish setter Seamus in a travel kennel strapped to the roof of the car. Romney constructed a special windshield in an effort to make the dog more comfortable, but Seamus ended up relieving himself on the roof, which reportedly caused much consternation among the Romney boys. Ever since the story got out–it was reported by the Boston Globe in 2007, during Romney’s first run for president–Romney opponents have used it in semiserious and sometimes fully serious ways to portray him as insensitive.
“I have heard, in focus groups, the dog story totally tanks Mitt Romney’s approval rating,” Chris Hayes said on his MSNBC show. The Washington Post reported last month that the Seamus story “is ballooning into a narrative of epic proportions”:
Rabbi Son of Prominent Holocaust Survivor and Human Rights Advocate Perpetrates Dhimmitude in America by Jerry Gordon
Israel began the observance of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day, with a national ceremony Wednesday night at the Yad Vashem memorial. Yom Hashoah continues through sundown on Thursday.
We wonder what Rabbi Marc Schneier, will be doing today. Rabbi Marc Schneier is the son of a prominent Holocaust survivor, Rabbi Arthur Schneier, a world renowned human rights activist. Rabbi Arthur Schneier was heavily involved in the effort to liberate Soviet Jews. He is the senior rabbi at the Park East Synagogue in Manhattan.
Why do I raise the question about what Rabbi Marc Schneier will be doing today? Because he is a dhimmi leading his own people on a dangerous path given his involvement in organizing Jewish Muslim dialogue. Dialogues with prominent members of Muslim Brotherhood front groups in America and in Europe. He does this through the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding (FFEU) co-founded with hip hop clothing mogul Richard Simmons. Rabbi Marc Schneier is also a Vice President of the American Section of the World Jewish Congress. The FFEU sponsors an annual twinning program of synagogues and Mosques in America. Many of us believe that Rabbi Marc Schneier is perpetrating a Stockholm Syndrome trip on his own people. Jews and others participating in such twinning programs are led to believe the taqiyya spewed by his Muslim interlocutors misleading them that Islam is not out to vanquish Jews and Christians via the tactics of the Grand Jihad under Shariah.
The Motives of Al Sharpton — on The Glazov Gang
by Jamie Glazov
Dwight Schultz,Georgette Gelbard and Tommi Trudeau mix it up on Frontpage’s television show.
http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/3012/sensitive-muslims-religion-of-peace These sensitive Muslims were apparently not satisfied just with demonstrations. Several thousand of them then stormed and looted houses, then burnt to ashes the houses of three members of the school’s managing committee. In a planned way, they then stormed and looted the houses of members of the Hindu community. On Friday, March 30, […]
http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_opinion.php?id=1743 Waking up to the lessons of the Holocaust My grandmother set sail for New York in the early 1920s, at age 19. It’s hard to know exactly how affluent her family had actually been in Eastern Europe. The fact that her father had already moved to America was a good indication that things hadn’t […]
http://www.jeffjacoby.com/11559/victims-who-persecute HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY always falls during the week that follows Passover. At first glance, the two would seem to have little in common — one memorializes the millions of European Jews annihilated by Nazi Germany; the other commemorates the deliverance of the Jews from slavery in ancient Egypt. Yet for all their obvious differences, […]
Is The Climate Consensus Beginning to Change? URL to article: http://frontpagemag.com/2012/04/18/is-the-climate-consensus-beginning-to-change/ The current scientific consensus on Global Warming and Climate Change (or Global Weirding or Global Climactic Disruption, etc.) may be slowly shifting away from the catastrophism of the United Nations IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report. True, the shift has been tentative. Carbon-driven global warming was […]
North Korea, Iran, and the Lessons of History
URL to article: http://frontpagemag.com/2012/04/18/north-korea-iran-and-the-lessons-of-history/
Comparing our foreign policy to the feckless behavior of England and France in the Thirties is often dismissed as an overused and simplistic historical analogy. But when one watches our government pursue appeasing policies toward North Korea and Iran that over and over repeat the very same errors and delusions of that awful decade, then as Juvenal said about writing satire, it’s hard not to make those comparisons.
70 Years Since Doolittle Raid on Tokyo Posted By Daniel Mandel
On this day seventy years ago (April 18, 1942), America’s already famous pioneer aviator and air force Lieutenant-Colonel James H. Doolittle (1896-1993) led the intrepid and celebrated first U.S. air raid on Tokyo. The raid, carried out by 80 airman and 16 specially modified B-25 Mitchell bombers launched from the windswept deck of the carrier Hornet, did much to dissipate the darkness and foreboding overhanging the Pacific war.
In the four and half months since the surprise attack upon U.S. naval and air installations at Pearl Harbor by the Imperial Japanese Navy’s Vice-Admiral Chuichi Nagumo’s aircraft carriers, Japan had enjoyed one success after another: the seizure of Guam; the surrender of Hong Kong and later Singapore; the destruction from the air of the British battleship Prince of Wales and the battle-cruiser Repulse; the further destruction of the British aircraft carrier Hermes and the cruisers Dorsetshire and Cornwall off Ceylon; the invasion of a brace of Pacific islands, including the Philippines and New Guinea, the bombing of Darwin in Australia’s Northern Territory and so on. Imperial Japan had appeared unstoppable. The Doolittle Raid permitted a different inference.
In a day, the notion that Japan was invulnerable to attack because of its sudden, far-flung conquests and the long arm of its navy was dissolved. The U.S. Navy had demonstrated that it could penetrate to within range of metropolitan Japan and launch a squadron of medium bombers upon the imperial capital itself.