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I See Menace

I See Menace

Photo Credit: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

Here are President Barack Obama, with Vice President Joe Biden, attending a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Dec. 12, 2013.

This image scares me a little. I don’t see contemplation, I see menace.

It’s interesting, how I’ve disliked different presidents different ways.

The first president about whom I formed a grownup opinion was Nixon. In the midst of the circus of his eventual resignation, I was grateful to him for saving my life in the 1973 war.

I shared the common opinion that President Ford was a hack and a boob. I’ll never forget his debate answer about free Poland (in 1976), and those Chevy Chase pratfalls.

I loathed Carter. Still do. Possibly the worst American president.

Had a two-tier relationship with Reagan: loved his sense of humor, pulled my hair out as he started the ruination of the middle class and founded Al Qaeda (for all intents and purposes).

Disliked Bush 1.

Same two-tier relationship with Clinton as with Reagan: liked his personality, watched helplessly as he exported American prowess to East Asia.

Felt ashamed that Bush 2 was my president.

Now I’m so conflicted about Obama. I was moved to tears by his Philadelphia speech on race, following the Rev. right thing. went out to celebrate with my daughter the night he was elected. Now I’m watching him taking down the Middle East and messing up his one achievement of note, the healthcare bill. But most of all I fear that he is now my enemy, together with his double digit IQ secretary of State.

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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10 Responses to “I See Menace”

  1. Two of the most embarrassing people that do NOT represent the United States.

  2. How you could have ever liked Obama is beyond me. I can’t help but think a person has little perception or depth to not have the ability to see what a fraud Obama is. I saw it from the beginning. Fluff and pomp, a speaker that could woo the masses of the less intelligent. But not to insult you, most of my friends voted for him. And they have all kinds of degrees. Preferring to cling to their identity as a liberal democrat rather than scratching the surface and seeing the narcissist and empty suit of BHO. As a Jew it’s alarming that you chose to vote for him. His stance in Israel is rooted in hatred.

  3. Myriam Obadia says:

    This is almost the way I've felt. Although I voted for Obama the 1st time, it was without joy. I just couldn't consider the McCain-Palin ticket of hypocrisy, doublespeak, and concentrated incompetence as presidential. For his second mandate -and for the first time in my life- I abstained from voting for a US President. On one hand, the Republican ticket would be an imminent destruction of democracy in the US and a mere pause in the abandonment of Israel, on the other, an immediate and complete betrayal of Israel, but a pause in the fall of the US Democracy. I'm quite sorry that I was right in my appraisal.

  4. they are not too “” Big “” for Our GOD!”””

  5. Rick S. Geiger says:

    The idea that Reagan destroyed the middle class is foolishness and shows total ignorance about economics..I am sorry to say. Ford was not a " hack and a boob" and it just shows the shallowness of Yori's analysis. And any Jew that applauded the election of Obama clearly is befuddled when it comes to understanding foreign policy and economics as it was obvious that he would make the world more safe for the radical jihadists and that he knew bupkiss about managing an economy..both of which the empirical evidence has shown correct. I

  6. Paul Miranda. He’s not dumb. Dumb might be better. He’s a man with a plan. He wants to destroy our Country. Obamacare is one of the tools toward his goal, causing weakness and dependency. He needs to be arrested, tried, sentenced, imprisoned….ASAP.

  7. Carolin Knox says:

    Most of us, as Jews were raised as die hard Democrats. Obama has changed that for me, along with the anti-Semitism seething below the surface in the majority of the left wing

  8. Romney wasn't much of a choice either. He was about the same as Obama when it came to saying whatever he thought would get him elected. His campaign words about China and Obamacare showed him to be a hypocrite when compared to his actual actions. Like most politicians, he was only in it for himself….a rich boy trying to accomplish his father's fallen dreams to become president himself. He would have been no better than Obama.

  9. Moishe Pupik says:

    Rick S. Geiger · I seem to recall Reagan eliminating tax credit on credit card payments which stuck the middle class pretty bad. The first major pullout by U.S. companies from the rust belt was on Reagan's watch, too. The junk bonds that followed the first removal of wall Street controls. Oh, and I'm still waiting for my trickle down…

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