Obama Celebrates Hanukkah Early

Here is some more silliness from AP and Drudge.

President Barack Obama is marking Hanukkah as a story of “faith over doubt.”

Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden convened a Hanukkah celebration at the White House Thursday in an early celebration of the Jewish Festival of Lights.

Obama said the Hanukkah story was about “right over might, faith over doubt.” In the Hanukkah story, a small band of Jews rededicating a Jerusalem temple found that a one-day supply of oil kindled a flame instead for eight.

The president noted “our unshakeable support and commitment to the security of the nation of Israel.”

Hanukkah begins at sunset on Dec. 20. Obama joked that everyone needs to be “careful that your kids don’t start thinking Hanukkah lasts 20 nights instead of eight.”

I wouldn’t bother mentioning this, except that if he were a Republican we would never hear the end of this. The MSM would spin this as proof of the President’s stupidity. I know that being president, he has a lot on his mind, but isn’t someone on his staff responsible for making sure he celebrates holidays on the correct dates?

I had better get to work on my Hanukkah post, since it is arriving earlier than I expected.

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One Response to “Obama Celebrates Hanukkah Early”

  1. Justin Hoffer Says:

    Stupid.

    Just stupid.

    The worst part is that they make reference to a children’s story instead of the truth.

    Hanukkah was an 8 day celebration to replace Sukhot, which could not be celebrated at the proper time as the Maccabees were at war. The reason for the war in the first place, and celebration that followed, was over the ousting of outside influence over Judaism. While Judaism later adopted Hellenist ways, at the time, the Syrian-Greeks controlled the Temple with their own appointees, and were forcing Hellenism on the Jews along with the worship of their weak and pathetic deities. Hanukkah is a celebration of independence, and that is what the light symbolizes.

    Things like the ‘Hanukkah Bush’ are violations of that very ideal.

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