In this issue

Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

Heather Hale: Compliment your kids without giving them big heads

Megan Shauri: 10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

Carolyn Bigda: 8 Best Dividend Stocks for 2015

Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

Samantha Olson: The Crucial Mistake 55% Of Parents Are Making At Their Baby's Bedtime

Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

The Kosher Gourmet by Megan Gordon With its colorful cache of purples and oranges and reds, COLLARD GREEN SLAW is a marvelous mood booster --- not to mention just downright delish
April 18, 2014

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

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 21, 2014 / 21 Nissan, 5774

President Hope abandons it

By Bruce Bialosky

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Six years ago, then-candidate Obama was encased in sophisticated artwork that conveyed his campaign message of "Hope and Change." Leading up to the 2014 elections he may have not abandoned change, but he certainly has abandoned hope as his guiding principle to help maintain the U.S. Senate in the hands of The Undertaker and his fellow Democrats.

Faced with a fusillade of political analysis from left, right, and center, forecasting anywhere from a drubbing to an unmitigated disaster for Democratic candidates in November, Obama and his team had to develop a plan of action. Led by John Podesta (we don't know for sure he developed the strategy, but it reeks of him and he is the only one with the talent and brains at the White House to develop it), Obama has committed to what appears to be a four-point strategy to attract elements of the Democratic base to turn out to the polls for the upcoming Congressional elections. The campaign is targeted at these special interest groups, but they are intended to overlap and collectively infect the psyche of the all of their essential voters.

1) Race --- This is principally aimed at the Black community, but can attract elements of the Hispanic community and others who sympathize with the idea that Republicans are racist. Despite their denials, Obama and his Attorney General are ginning up racial divide, by using their race as what has been described by Brit Hume as "a shield and a sword." A sympathetic person could fall into believing their code word verbiage is not really racially motivated. But why then did Steve Israel (Democratic Congressional Campaign Chair) invoke the Idea when he stated "To a significant extent, the Republican base does have elements that are animated by racism." This is just one of many examples. There is obviously a concerted effort to whip up racial sentiments.

2) War on Women — You all know that the Democrats have fostered this false canard for years. The new constant drive to perpetuate the falsehood that woman are getting 77 cents of pay for every dollar that a man gets may have been stated as false and misleading by many sources, but it has not stopped the White House and their allies from repeating it over and over. It will not attract many married women or ones who know they are getting paid more equally than that, but it is aimed at young, unmarried women who are a core group for Democratic candidates. Who cares if it is a lie; if they vote our way it becomes the truth.

3) Minimum Wage --- This is class warfare at its finest. The minimum wage or as some like to call it "Living Wage" has appeal to many. First, the untrained, unsophisticated worker who has no clue how raising the minimum wage may negatively impact their employment prospects. Second, the underemployed, young college graduate who wants to get paid at least something while they are suffering through the Obama economic malaise.

4) Koch Brothers — They represent two things that are negative to the Democratic base. The Kochs are financially successful, white Republicans which can be caricatured to represent all Republicans. They also spend their money on campaigns and the base of the Democratic Party has a romantic attitude about campaign finance laws being duped into thinking that Democratic campaigns are run on the nickels and dimes of the poor and downtrodden. Never has anyone who is behind the scene been so focused upon as part of the electoral process since Boss Tweed ran New York City 150 years ago. Though Tweed held some elected offices, his power came from his behind-the-scene appointments. Someone arriving in this country might think the Kochs were Speaker of the House and Senate Minority Leader from how frequently they are invoked by Democrats and their flacks. But they provide a double-whammy of dismay for the base of the party that Obama and his cohorts want to whip up, and for them they need a boogeyman.

What you don't see on this list is an appeal to their environmentalist. First, they don't really need to as these people get inflamed at the death of a beetle and immediately send out another enraged fundraising appeal. Second, the Administration has been pandering to them continuously with the halting of the Keystone pipeline and the screeching about the Armageddon upon us from climate change which is "decided science from all creditable scientists.'

Though this may not be the totality of the points of their tactics, the campaign as it is devised is not wholly disparate from what Putin is doing in the Ukraine. Its elements are different; one campaign is to maintain power while one is to obtain power, but they are the same in their core. Each wants to create a divisive environment that will disrupt the population and influence them toward their side, all in the desire to gain power and control.

We will see how the campaigns adjust over the next six plus months, but this is going to be one ugly election. No hope here, but hopefully change.

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Bruce Bialosky is the founder of the Republican Jewish Coalition of California and a former Presidential appointee.


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