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- Obama’s Jewish Outreach Director and His Anti-Christian Hate Propaganda.(AT).The National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC) recently announced that Barack Obama has named its former executive director, Ira Forman, as his Jewish outreach director. Mr. Forman’s tenure at NJDC includes the publication of anti-Christian hate material under color of Judaism, which could easily evoke reciprocal ill feelings from Christians who do not realize that NJDC has almost as little to do with Judaism as the Westboro Baptist Church has to do with Christianity.NJDC’s “Bubbie versus the GOP” cartoon videos for the 2004 election, which Mr. Forman commissioned personally, include scenes of Republicans sewing a cross into the blue field of the American Flag along with a cabal of red-robed Republicans around a lectern with a cross on its front. Depiction of the Cross, along with Christian ministers and Jesus, in a “This is the Enemy” context makes the video a form of anti-Christian hate media, just as depiction of the Star of David in the indicated contexts (flag, cabal) would be anti-Semitic. The movies are no longer available but .pdf summaries are available here while we have the offending screen shots on file.NJDC on Mr. Forman’s watch also smeared the Christian computer game “Left Behind: Eternal Forces” by saying falsely that it encourages the player to kill everybody who will not convert to Christianity. The Anti-Defamation League did not like the game’s exclusionary Christian emphasis but added:
The game is designed to make force an option only used by players if necessary when their forces are attacked by those hunting them, and any characters that kill others in the game are penalized. Conversion to Christianity in the game is not depicted as forcible in nature, and violence is not rewarded in the game.Hmmmm…….Against Christians and guns?Read the full story here.
- Boehner Rebuffs Obama’s Juvenile Stunt: Says No To Speech On Night Of GOP Debate.(National Journal).House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, is rebuffing President Obama’s request to appear before a Joint Session of Congress on Sept. 7, instead “respectfully” inviting him to address a Joint Session on Sept. 8. Boehner cites logistical and security concerns.Read the full story here.
- Obama relents on jobs speech to Congress, moves address to Sept. 8.(WashingtonPost).President Obama will address a joint session of Congress on Sept. 8 to lay out his plan for jobs and the economy, the White House announced Wednesday night.The date is one day later than the president requested earlier Wednesday, but that date conflicted with a scheduled debate of Republican presidential candidates in California, drawing objections from GOP lawmakers.House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) responded by suggesting that Obama come to Capitol Hill on Thursday night, citing the need for the House to conduct a “security sweep” in its first day back in session.“It is my recommendation that your address be held on the following evening, when we can ensure there will be no parliamentary or logistical impediments that might detract from your remarks,” Boehner wrote in his response letter to Obama.The White House said the president intends to lay out new jobs proposals aimed at boosting the economy.“The president is focused on the urgent need to create jobs and grow our economy, so he welcomes the opportunity to address a Joint Session of Congress on Thursday, September 8th, and challenge our nation’s leaders to start focusing 100 percent of their attention on doing whatever they can to help the American people,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said in a statement late Wednesday.Though Obama would need both chambers of Congress to adopt a concurrent resolution in order to be allowed to speak, it is highly unusual for Congress to reject a president’s request.Boehner’s move to postpone Obama’s address one day garnered the approval of at least one prominent Republican presidential candidate on Wednesday evening.“From one Speaker to another … nicely done John,” former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (Ga.) tweeted shortly after Boehner released his letter.Three of the GOP White House hopefuls are sitting House members — Reps. Michele Bachmann (Minn.), Ron Paul (Tex.) and Thaddeus McCotter (Mich.).Jesse Benton, Paul’s campaign manager, criticized the White House announcement as a political move.“It is undignified that the president of the United States would resort to such transparent tactics to step on our Republican debate,” Benton said.One Republican congressman responded to the White House’s announcement by criticizing Senate Democrats for not passing a fiscal 2012 budget.“President shouldn’t get a joint session until his senate passes a budget,” Rep. Dennis Ross (R-Fla.) said via Twitter. “More PR from this president is not going to create a job.”Carney said that Obama believes Congress, during its recess, heard the same frustration from ordinary Americans as the president did during his recent three-day Midwest bus tour. Americans are “fed up with Washington not working.”Hmmmmm…..Hey not everyone can vacation and golf whole the time.Read the full story here.