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The Cool President

The Cool President

Photo Credit: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

I’m not crazy about President Obama’s policy decisions, in fact, on a few of them I’m totally livid. I didn’t like it when he saved the banks instead of saving the American people and the American economy (saving banks didn’t do that). And I didn’t like it, I still don’t, when he sings the praises of a 2-state solution that everybody knows will never happen, but its pursuit will definitely cost many more lives on both sides of the security fence.

But I can’t get over what a cool dude he is. I mean, he sinks a 3-pointer on live television on a base in Kuwait – is that not cool? And over here, in this picture, released just this week, he seems to be genuinely enjoying the company of these pre-kindergartners at the College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center in Decatur, Ga.

He’s a lot like Reagan. I happen to believe that President Reagan caused some of the worst, long-lasting problems in the American economy, behaved like a frightened chicken in Lebanon, bankrupted the one world power willing to suppress the Islamist jihadists in Afghanistan, and recruited and trained Al Qaida. But could he deliver a joke!

Better than Jimmy Carter, anyway, who had a limited capacity for humor—or fun—and ran a disastrous presidency.

This is why I’m starting a campaign to run John Ham for president in 2016. He’s good looking, he’s good with the ladies, he can deliver a joke.

Shabbat Shalom from all of us here at The Jewish Press online edition, preparing for Purim in earnest.

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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One Response to “The Cool President”

  1. Alyssa Rubenstein says:

    There is nothing cool about Barack Obama–the author has a deep seated reality perception problem!

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