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April 21, 2014

Andrew Silow-Carroll: Passoverkill? Suggestions to make next year's seders even more culturally sensitive

Sara Israelsen Hartley: Seeking the Divine: An ancient connection in a new context

Christine M. Flowers: Priest's execution in Syria should be call to action

Courtnie Erickson: How to help kids accept the poor decisions of others

Lizette Borreli: A Glass Of Milk A Day Keeps Knee Arthritis At Bay

Lizette Borreli: 5 Health Conditions Your Breath Knows Before You Do

The Kosher Gourmet by Betty Rosbottom Coconut Walnut Bars' golden brown morsels are a beautifully balanced delectable delight

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 Nov. 22, 2013/ 19 Kislev, 5774

Obama and His Compassion Mirage

By David Limbaugh




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | President Barack Obama, the quintessential leftist, would have us believe, as would all leftists, that his overarching motivation is his compassion but, like most leftists, reveals through his actions that his driving passion is not so much concern for his fellow man as it is an obsession to control people.

That explains why Obama isn't the slightest bit sympathetic about people losing their health care coverage as a direct result of his fraudulent advertising on Obamacare and why, so far, he has callously resisted all calls for a reset of the worst policy train wreck on the longest policy train in memory.

But Obama's inflexible ideology is not the only thing holding him back from doing the right thing — assuming he would even want to, which is a gracious assumption at this point; his hubris and self-interest are in the mix, as well.

He has too much pride to concede that his baby, his signature policy "achievement" — the Affordable Care Act — is a disaster, despite all evidence leading to that inescapable conclusion. Of course, that is partly because he doesn't consider it a policy disaster, only a public relations disaster, as his goal all along has been a single-payer system.

Anyone who examines the administration's now-exposed unapologetic pre-rollout predictions that the ACA would drive most people off their plans knows it has always been a Trojan horse for a single-payer plan.

What is Obama the compassionate doing to relieve people of the hardship he is causing? Well, he's back in campaign mode, telling his hapless, die-hard defenders that he's not about to abandon his monomaniacal quest to force lower-quality, reduced-access, higher-priced government-run health care on the citizens of the country against which he holds an abiding grudge.

But this thing is unraveling even faster than he anticipated, and both the website and the canceled policies have destroyed his credibility and approval ratings. Even some of his party's officeholders are beginning to jump ship — out of sheer political self-preservation.



Obama the caring is scrambling not to alleviate Americans' pain but to save his own skin and his presidential reputation. Reverting to mob boss mode, he summoned insurance executives and leaned on them to reissue policies he'd put the hit on. It was the Obamacare equivalent of "Just plug the damn hole." But this time, he'd run out of juice, and the insurance executives — who, like bank executives and others, have been the subject of his intimidation and shakedowns in the past — told him to pound salt.

But don't think Obama's desperate measures to save face while pretending to help others is anything new. He has a habit of placing his reputation above the interests of those he cares so deeply about.

A few examples from my book "The Great Destroyer" will illustrate the consistency in Obama's non-other-directedness. It's all about him — not the people, not the vaunted middle class, not the downtrodden — just him and only him.

Do you remember when Obama lost his cool and confronted Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on the airport tarmac because she had described him as arrogant in a previous encounter between the two? Brewer later related that Obama "was a little disturbed" about her book and "a bit thin-skinned." Video footage of the incident put the lie to Obama's disingenuous denials.

Concerning the Gulf oil spill, a congressional investigative committee found that local officials claimed the administration had been more focused on avoiding bad press than on addressing the disaster. The committee's chairman, Darrell Issa, concluded, "The evidence on the ground suggests that the White House has been more focused on the public relations of this crisis than with providing local officials the resources they need to deal with it."

More recently, we learned of another example of Obama's putting himself first at the expense of Americans he "cares" about. A top tech official for the Obamacare exchanges warned days before the website's launch that White House insiders were nervous the site would be "unavailable" after its launch and would be a big embarrassment. A series of emails on Sept. 25 from HealthCare.gov project manager Henry Chao, obtained by Fox News, reveals the administration's concern about a public relations disaster. Chao suggested the administration develop a plan to inform the public about the website in order to prevent the media from "just ramping up the hyperbole about hc.gov not (being) functional."

Obama is not concerned with the people losing their plans, or he wouldn't be obsessing over public relations and ignoring the people's suffering, and he wouldn't be continuing to lie about what is destined to unfold with the next round of canceled plans, which, by all estimates, will dwarf this round.

Let's talk about Obama's Obamacare lies not as if they're a phenomenon of the past but as if they're part of an ongoing pattern of prioritizing his own personal interests ahead of those of the nation and its people.

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