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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 16, 2008 / 11 Iyar 5768

Intolerant, Racist, and Bigoted

By Greg Crosby

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | As we round the corner to the last five months of the presidential elections (yes, it's been going on forever!), look for the far-left demagogues to attempt to ignite ugly racial passions by playing the race card - actually it'll probably be the entire DECK of race cards. This election shouldn't be about race. Of course it isn't about race at all - it's mostly about how best to move the country forward in terms of our economy and our foreign policy - but you'll never know it by what you'll be hearing.

The racial can of worms has already been opened and opened wide in the Democratic primary contest, so it will undoubtedly continue right up until November. Barack Obama, being half Black, has been positioned as the "Great Black Hope," so to speak. Consistently getting upwards of 92% of the black vote in primaries, he has become the candidate that the so called "black community" has now embraced and supports.

What is really important, however, should not be Obama's skin color - it is his political philosophy, his leadership abilities, and the programs he intends to implement. It is those facts which need to be brought out and discussed. Those of us who have been paying attention pretty much know where John McCain is coming from by now - what voters need to find out, is where Obama sits on the key issues of the day and how that compares with McCain. All that will come to light as Election Day nears.

Until then, race will be a large part of the equation, unfortunately. Making the election all about race is the quickest and easiest way to heat up emotions and divide up the electorate. The race-baiters, the people who make their money and careers out of stirring the pot and hammering on how "racist" America is, will do their best to get out the hate.

The message will be the same old tune. The far-left blogs supported by billionaire demagogues will spin the contest, making it seem like the white, powerful old establishment is once again attempting to keep the poor minorities down. John McCain looks the part of the old white guy in power. Barack Obama looks like the young minority kid who wants his chance at the American dream. It's all right out of Central Casting, isn't it?

As much as race will be played up, so will age. McCain is too old to lead, that will be the message. He is from the "old days." He represents "Washington establishment." He is "yesterday," Obama is "tomorrow." A vote for McCain is a vote for George Bush's third term. We need "change." We have heard these things already - we will hear more of them in the weeks ahead.

Of course Obama had a middle class upbringing, went to elite Eastern Ivy League schools, and actually had to "learn" the politics of victim hood and black separatism of the far left Chicago political machine. That's where his acquaintances with the Reverend Wright and the terrorists of the Weather Underground came into play. The real reason to either vote or not vote for Obama should be based on his far left politics, not on his race.

Undoubtedly there will be some people who will not vote for Obama simply because of his race - but far more will vote for him specifically BECAUSE of it. The majority of blacks, as we have already witnessed, will vote for him in droves purely because of his race. The white elite limousine liberals will vote for him for two reasons; one being his far-left views, and the other reason because they want desperately to have a black in the White House.

The truth of the matter is, McCain is a not a conservative Republican, no matter how much he says so. He is a left-of-center Republican who will be running against a far-left Democrat if Obama gets the nomination, which it looks like he will. The joke of late has been that Hillary is the most conservative of the three candidates, which in some regards she may well be - which is saying a lot since she has always been considered quite liberal.

So there you have out presidential election in the year 2008. A vote for Obama is a vote for the future, a vote for McCain is a vote for the past. A vote for Obama is a vote for progress, a vote for McCain is a vote for politics as usual. A vote for Obama is a vote for the underprivileged, a vote for the little guy. A vote for McCain is a vote for racism, bigotry, and intolerance.

None of that will be said out loud, of course, but that will be the great unspoken message coming from the left. "If you don't vote for Barack Obama, you must be a racist!" As ridiculous and stupid as that is, I guess it's easier to make that implication to the public than it is to really get into the details of his policies, patriotism, and programs. It also may be the best way to win the election.

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