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 May 23, 2014 / 23 Iyar, 5774

President Obama, the Disengaged Scold

By David Limbaugh

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | The wheels are coming off the bulldozer that is the Obama administration. But that's not a particularly new development. What's new is that some Democrats and liberal media figures are beginning to speak out.

These groups previously have unquestioningly supported Obama. They've gone to astonishing lengths to protect him and conspired with him to deceive the American people in covering up and evading accountability for his multitudinous scandals and his rampant incompetence — all because liberals subscribe to an end-justifies-the-means philosophy of politics and governance.

But is it conceivable that with the outrageously egregious Department of Veterans Affairs scandal, Obama's chickens are finally coming home to roost?

I don't expect any mass exodus from Obamaland by Democrats or the media, but it's significant that some Democrats have expressed their outrage over this scandal and that one Democratic congressman, David Scott, voiced his disappointment with Obama for his lack of urgency on it.

In addition, National Journal's Ron Fournier sharply criticized Obama over this story, calling his view on the scandal "pathetic" and pointing out that Obama was aware of this scandal when he took office. But "what did he do, like he's done with a lot of other things?" asked Fournier. "He didn't pay attention. He didn't govern. And now he's holding nobody accountable."

It's amazing more of them, despite their dogmatic religion of liberalism, haven't broken ranks before, what with Obama's embarrassing job performance and his perpetual indifference to not only the plight of people his policies are injuring but also scandals happening under his nose (and some, perhaps, at his direction).

As a quintessential liberal, Obama will probably always get a pass from liberals for his lack of real human compassion and his manifest disconnectedness, because they judge people not by the content of their character — or even their accomplishments — but by their professed allegiance to liberalism's doctrines.

But even some of them have to be irritated at Obama's insistence on insulting our intelligence time after time, especially concerning allegations of wrongdoing in his administration. You've heard and watched the audio and video clips. Obama says the same thing every time. "I didn't know about this before any of you did. I am so outraged I can hardly play golf." He never follows up or holds anyone accountable.

The inescapable truth is he jealously guards against the disciplining of anyone in his administration, because it could reflect badly on him. More importantly, he simply doesn't want to be bothered with the nitty-gritty of governing.

We've known it for years, but now more are starting to notice: He wants the glory and the credit for successes that happen to occur under his watch — if you can call them successes. He is great at barking orders on big issues. But he is annoyed if he has to spend his valuable recreation time getting his hands dirty doing his job.

Obama's alter ego and chief sycophant, Valerie Jarrett, famously observed that the duties of the office of the presidency are beneath Obama. They bore him. He is superior. He needs greater challenges.

Obama is bored, all right. But his boredom isn't from any towering intellect. It's from lack of interest beyond the big-ticket items.

In fact, Obama is more boring than bored. He loves telling us how much he cares. He savors scolding us because we don't care so much. He craves community organizing. He delights in giving speeches. He acts as if he cares when everyone is looking. But when the cameras are off, he is disengaged and often AWOL.

This is largely because he has no depth. He has only one template for every situation. On every policy issue, he says the same thing over and over. On every scandal, he gives the same response. He delivers the same State of the Union speech year after year. He advocates the same programs time after time — whether they've already been implemented and failed or they've been rejected.

Obama definitely cares about quarterbacking and effectuating the fundamental transformation of America. Indeed, through sheer determination to remake this nation in his image, Obama has succeeded in blazing a path of total destruction to America, its institutions, its prosperity, its financial stability, its power and influence, its liberty, and much of the progress it was making toward promoting harmony among its many diverse peoples.

But even many of the people who share Obama's disturbing goals — growing the federal government and its regulatory bureaucracy, undermining the free market system, expanding government dependency, sabotaging America's energy producers in deference to hyped-up environmental hysteria, redistributing wealth, socializing our health care system, gutting much of our Constitution, diminishing America's military power, further opening up our borders to illegal immigration, and fostering adversarial relationships between men and women, heterosexuals and homosexuals, whites and blacks, and whites and Hispanics and among people with different levels of income and wealth — are wising up to Obama's shallowness, his hypocrisy, his narcissism and his deceit.

I suppose it's too close to the 2014 elections to expect any Democrats to fully break ranks with Obama, but it's mildly encouraging that even some of them are getting fed up with his shenanigans and speaking up about it. If his behavior is so objectionable that they're complaining about it, we are reasonable to expect an even bigger rout in November against his agenda.

That's my story, and I'm going with it.


David Limbaugh, a columnist and attorney practicing in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Comment by clicking here.

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