Photo Credit: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

The hands in the photograph belong to President Barack Obama, who’s holding a few ears of corn during his tour of the McIntosh family farm in Missouri Valley, Iowa, which has been affected by the drought this season.

The drought in America is causing a rise in the cost of food products everywhere, including Israel, where the price of bread has just gone up by 6 percent.

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Now, let’s look, at the correlation between U.S. presidents and years of peak drought, to find out whether the drought means God hates Democrats

May, 1925 – Coolidge, R

Sep. 1931 – Hoover, R

Jul. 1934 – Roosevelt, D

Aug. 1936 – Roosevelt, D

Dec. 1939 – Roosevelt, D

Jul. 1954 – Eisenhower, R

Dec. 1956 – Eisenhower, R

Jun. 1977 – Carter, D

Jun. 1988 – Reagan, R

Aug. 2012 – Obama, D

That’s 5 Rs and 5 Ds.

It appears droughts are evenly distributed between Republican and Democratic administrations. God loves—or punishes—both parties equally.

Comments welcome…

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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.