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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 August 24, 2009 / 4 Elul 5769

Libs play the race card: Health-care debate drives Democrats to desperation

By Jack Kelly


http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | The last resort of the liberal scoundrel is the false accusation of racism. It's a sign not just of moral and intellectual bankruptcy, but of desperation.

And — with a swiftness that must seem stunning to them in the wake of the big Democratic victory last November — liberals now have a lot to be desperate about.

A Gallup poll released Aug. 14 indicated that in all 50 states, there are more self-identified conservatives than there are self identified liberals. The conservative advantage ranges from +34 percentage points in Alabama to +1 in Vermont and Massachussetts, and is ten percentage points or more in 40 states.

A plurality of voters in 21 states consider themselves moderates. It was the significant shift of moderates to the Democratic party in 2006 and 2008 that gave Barack Obama the presidency, and Democrats their handsome majorities in the House and Senate.

The moderates are shifting back, with a vengeance. Polls show that — mostly by large majorities — independents oppose Mr. Obama's health care plan, his cap and trade energy bill, his nationalization of the auto industry, and his $786 billion "stimulus."

In many an election past, Democrats have snatched victory from the jaws of defeat by accusing Republicans of planning to cut Medicare. Now it's Barack Obama who's proposing massive Medicare cuts.

Mr. Obama has wiped out the historic advantage Democrats have enjoyed with voters on health care issues. In a Rasmussen poll released August 13, respondents trusted Republicans more on health care, 44 percent to 41 percent. In June, Democrats held a ten point lead.

Many liberals have responded to rising concerns about massive deficits and government-run health care by calling those who express concern racists.

After a town hall meeting at which most in attendance angrily opposed the health care bill, Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich) told MSNBC: "The last time I had to confront something like this was when I voted for the civil rights bill. At that time, we had a lot of Ku Klux Klan folks and white supremacists and folks in white sheets and other things running around and causing trouble."

"I have seen this kind of hate before," Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) told the Huffington Post. "I have seen snarling dogs going after people who were trying to peacefully assemble. I have seen the eyes of people who were being spat upon. This is all about activity trying to deny the establishment of a civil right."

When people in town hall meetings decry "socialism," they're really using a code word for the N word, said MSNBC "newsman" Carlos Watson. Forty five to 65 percent of those who protest Obamacare are motivated by racism, said Cynthia Tucker of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Those who attended TEA parties last April thought they were protesting the massive increase in the deficit caused by the various bailouts and the $786 billion "stimulus" bill. Actress and activist Janeane Garafalo knew better.

"This is not about bashing Democrats. It's not about taxes," Ms. Garafalo told MSNBC host Keith Olbermann, who apparently agreed. "It's about hating a black man in the White House."

A week or so ago, a poster depicting Mr. Obama as the Joker, a villain in a Batman movie, mysteriously appeared. A column by Philip Kennicot of the Washington Post described it as "racial fear's ugly face," though liberals saw nothing racial, or even inappropriate, when last year the trendy lib magazine Vanity Fair portrayed President Bush as the Joker.

The identity of the Obama Joker poster artist was revealed Tuesday (8/18). He is Firas Alkhateeb, a college student of Palestinian descent who occupies that narrow strip of political ground to Mr. Obama's left. Mr. Alkhateeb was a supporter of moonbat Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH). Falsely accusing of racism those Americans who are opposed to government-run health care is unlikely to win them over. But it is diminishing the value of the race card.

"The more Obama fails, the more the Left shouts racism — but the more the Left shouts racism, the less effective it is," said conservative blogger John Hawkins. "We've now already gotten to the point where playing the race card is starting to backfire or perhaps worse yet from the perspective of the people who rely on it so heavily, it is producing no reaction at all."

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JWR contributor Jack Kelly, a former Marine and Green Beret, was a deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force in the Reagan administration.

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