White House cancels Jews, is Cinco de Mayo still on?

Obama Jewish Heritage Month

Jewish American Heritage Month reception,
May 30, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

How do we know the election is over? Simply by keeping an eye on the number of times Barack Obama sticks his thumb in the eyes of Democrat-loving Jews. After getting a very respectable 68 percent of the Jewish vote, seeing many Jews lavish his campaign with funding and having hundreds of “Rabbis for Obama” sign their names to petitions aimed at Jewish voters, Obama in his typical cool fashion canceled the Jewish Heritage Month event at the White House – a celebration begun in 2006 by then-President George W. Bush.

With all the love and affection Obama has showered on Israel, how could he do such a thing? Where are the shouts of dismay from the Jewish crowd in Hollywood, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Chuck Schumer and all the big names listed in the Democrat National Committee’s Jewish Liberal Hall of Fame?

I’m positive Obama will do the same when it comes to the White House’s party celebrating the Muslim holiday of Ramadan and the Iftar dinner. Whoever wins the NCAA basketball tournament will surely be disappointed when Obama decides against inviting the team to watch him show off his great hoop skills. Or how about the Women in Foreign Policy celebration he recently hosted? Such important events!

The White House traditionally celebrates Cinco de Mayo. Surely after giving a middle finger to the Jewish community, he would not graciously host that bash next month.

Will the sequester bill the president pushed for and proudly signed into law be held responsible for the White House locking out political and publicity-seeking events in the future? Stay tuned to this space for updates.

Alan Bergstein

Alan Bergstein comes to our pages as a Brooklyn native. Father of four, retired NYC Principal, Korean War Veteran, patriot and Jewish and Israel activist.

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