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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review April 23, 2012/ 1 Iyar, 5772

Obama's real 'stay-at-home mom' problem

By Star Parker




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Spokespeople and pundits stick their foot in it all the time. But rarely do we see public relations heavy artillery brought out to do damage control to the extent provoked by Hilary Rosen's recent remark that Ann Romney "never worked a day in her life."

President Barack Obama himself responded to this: "It was the wrong thing to say." First lady Michelle Obama tweeted, repudiating Rosen: "Every mother works hard and every woman deserves to be respected."

Clearly, Rosen's short verbal assault on Ann Romney was something the Obama campaign apparatus saw as a very serious problem. But why?

It seems ridiculous to think that women, married and at home or otherwise, would change their vote based on this relatively trivial observation.

Veteran Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg called this "nothing story" and predicted it would have no effect on how women vote in this election.

But no one can accuse the Obama political machine of being dumb. Quite the opposite. So, again, how to explain the high-level, PR damage-control barrage to clean up the perceived mess made by Rosen?

Here's the real problem that I believe they saw.

The issue was not so much what Hilary Rosen said, but who said it. More than Rosen's words, her persona itself is an assault on working-class, traditional-thinking Americans of both sexes.

Rosen, who works closely with the White House, is a lesbian, high-dollar, "inside-the-beltway" Washington power broker. She and her former partner, Elizabeth Birch, the former executive director of the Human Rights Campaign - an organization championing rights of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders - adopted two black children.

Her current lesbian partner is Randi Weisgarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers - the nation's second largest teachers' union.

At a time when it is critical for Obama to gain support and confidence of the same middle-of-the-road white working-class Americans who swung over to him in 2008, the last thing he needs is to have Rosen become a poster child for his party.

She has earned millions, The Daily Reporter blog noted after obtaining her tax records, in the very influence-peddling and power-brokering business that Obama campaigned that he would purge from Washington. Her lifestyle embodies and boldly conveys the view that traditional American values and the traditional American family should no longer be considered "the way" but one of many possible legitimate lifestyle choices.

Obama was elected president in 2008 by voters unhappy with the Republican Party and unhappy with the status quo in Washington. He sold himself as a new kind of politician - a fresh, new beginning.

Recall his lofty words: "There is not a liberal America and a conservative America - there is the United States of America."

Obama had no record then, so his charm and rhetorical skills closed the deal for him with voters.

But now he has a record and it is not pretty. And that same record points clearly to the fact that this is a man of the hard left, who heads a party of the left.

But his big problem is that he needs to be re-elected in a country that is right of center. The most recent Gallup polling on this shows that 40 percent of Americans self-identify as conservative, 35 percent as moderate, and 21 percent as liberal.

It has never been clearer that there is indeed a liberal America and a conservative America, and that today's big question is which will define what will be the United States of America.

The president and his party have a huge political challenge to continue the shell game with voters and obscure the fact that they stand for liberal, left-wing America and that Hilary Rosen does indeed typify their party.

It's why Rosen's remarks and sudden high profile provoked political panic in the White House.

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Star Parker is an author and president of CURE, Center for Urban Renewal and Education.



Previously:


04/16/12: Obama makes foul call for economic 'fairness'
04/09/12: GOP's black, Hispanic problem
04/02/12: A wakeup call to a nation still sleeping through a crisis
03/26/12: Supremes to confront new, energetic efforts to undermine the principles upon which this nation stands
03/19/12: Republican race is just getting started
03/12/12: Contraception flap 'defines deviancy down'
03/05/12: Breitbart's final message to the Left
02/27/12: Support for Santorum will grow despite attacks
02/20/12: Libs' recent victories fuel Santorum surge
02/06/12: Memo to Mitt: Whole nation is on government plantation
01/30/12: Obama's vision puts America last
01/23/12: Court ruling on ultrasound law worth celebrating
01/16/12: Capitalism on trial
01/09/12: NAACP plantation masters play race card again
01/02/12: Youths' support for Ron Paul is misplaced
12/26/11: In search of an ambiguous conservative leader
12/19/11: Thank U.S. troops, notably wounded warriors
12/12/11: Land of the envious and home of the victim
12/05/11: Payroll tax ‘cut’ is another welfare scam
11/28/11: Pray every day that America does not lose its way
11/21/11: We're ignoring the Constitution
11/14/11: The central issue of our time will define the 2012 presidential election
11/07/11: Separation of . . . morality and economy?
10/31/11: Every American should listen to Paul Ryan
10/24/11: Disrespect for life and disrespect for property go hand in hand
10/17/11:The right argument for Cain
10/10/11: Occupy Wall Street: More from the culture of narcissism
10/03/11: Why so many blacks continue to fail
09/26/11: So many GOP debates, so few candidate revelations
09/19/11: The the last vestige of the triumph of hope over experience is throwing itself a party. They'll be passing out palms-up portions of pity, but few solutions
09/12/11: I'll defend Perry on Social Security Ponzi scheme
09/05/11: Marco Rubio's Courageous speech
08/28/11: The Steve Jobs/Martin Luther King Jr. Connection
08/19/11: Blacks' dilemma with Obama





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