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 August 27, 2013/ 21 Elul, 5773

Obama Scapegoating Rush Again

By David Limbaugh

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Once again, President Obama is personally attacking my brother, Rush, this time to shamelessly blame him for congressional gridlock. Nice try, Mr. President, but what really bothers you is that Rush has your number and daily shares it with his vast audience.

In an interview last week with CNN's Chris Cuomo, Obama charged that most congressional Republicans oppose the move to defund Obamacare but are afraid of saying so publicly for fear of Rush's public condemnation. Obama made the same type of charge prior to the 2012 elections.

Obama also glibly blames congressional Republicans for any impasse with him on budgetary policy, saying the least they can do is to pass a budget. "Congress doesn't have a whole lot of core responsibilities," he said, as if to suggest that passing a budget is a mere ministerial function.

Obama groused, "I've said before and I continue to say I'm willing to do whatever it takes to get Congress — and Republicans in Congress in particular — to think less about politics and party and think more about what's good for the country."

In fact, agreeing to a budget with Obama is next to impossible because of his bankrupting demands on the federal government. Contrary to Obama's assertion, Congress would be acting irresponsibly if it rubber-stamped Obama's reckless budgets. It acts responsibly when it opposes him tooth and nail.

Trying to rein in Obama's profligate spending is good for the country. Efforts to defund Obamacare are in the best interests of the nation because Obamacare is a disaster. In addition to all the horror stories we've already heard about this disastrous program, we just learned that Delta Air Lines is reporting that Obamacare will increase its health care expenses by $100 million.

But Obama continued to dig a deeper hole of deceit in his interview, telling Cuomo that sometimes his Republican friends (who are these creatures, by the way?) tell him privately that they would support his agenda but for their fear of a primary challenge from a tea party member, or they're "worried about what Rush Limbaugh is going to say about me on radio."

I seriously doubt that any such conversations took place between Republican congressmen and Obama, but if they did, it shows the type of Republican who would befriend Obama — the type who is dishonest with his constituency.

More likely, Obama is projecting. He is the one who strong-arms people — usually businesses — into supporting his policies even when they know they are not in the best interests of the nation. He's the one who is always community organizing and employing the bullying tactics of his mentor Saul Alinsky. It is his thuggish friends who are the ones always on a mission to boycott their opponents, including people on the radio who seek to hold Obama accountable.

Rush Limbaugh has no power to blackmail people. He doesn't have the federal coffers and millions of bureaucrats and staff and campaign hit men to do his bidding. His sole weapon is to shine the disinfecting light of truth on Obama's policies and on feckless Republicans, in cases where that's necessary. If he goes after Republicans, it's to pressure them to do the right thing — not what's politically expedient. If Rush doesn't present the facts accurately, which he does, then these feckless Republicans will have nothing to fear.

People should be horrified and outraged that Obama uses the power of his office to try to intimidate — and effectively censor — a private citizen acting in the capacity of a national radio talk show host.

If Obama were truly motivated by the nation's best interests, he wouldn't be so dishonest about the effect of his policies on the economy and on the nation in general. He is perhaps as adept at eluding blame for the damage his policies have caused as he is inept as president.

The reason Obama fears Rush enough to go after him personally, as small as that makes him and as much as it diminishes the office he holds, is that of all the amazingly powerful voices of opposition to Obama in the conservative movement, none is more effective than Rush's.

Rush developed his "Limbaugh theorem" to describe the phenomenon of Obama's escaping accountability for the results of his policies by constantly campaigning as an outsider and deceiving large segments of the public into believing he is fighting the problems he is in fact causing.

Rush has recently added a rather chilling corollary to his theorem: By greatly damaging the country through his policies and then pretending he had nothing to do with it, Obama has caused people to begin to doubt the American system itself, a system that Obama's abuses are undermining. Through this orchestrated treachery, Obama has turned people against our system instead of against him and his egregious agenda.

Obama knows that the more people who hear Rush speak the less likely he will be to pull the wool over the public's eyes, so he'll keep going after Rush personally, as long as he can get away with it. He needs to man up and begin to own the results of his own agenda after five years instead of always scapegoating Rush and others.

Is that too much to ask, Mr. President?


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