WASHINGTON (JTA) -- The White House will not hold a Jewish History Month event this year because of the sequester.
A White House official confirmed to JTA that the reception, which usually takes place toward the end of May, would not take place this year because of the congressionally mandated across-the-board budget cuts that kicked in last month.Yet, as Keith Koffler writes:
The sequester cuts kicked in March 1, but that hasn’t stopped the White House from staging a variety of fun events marking all sorts of occasions.It's one thing to have voted for Barack Obama and another thing entirely to be a craven sycophant. Any number of people who participate here, including me, voted for Barack Obama. This does not make them so insecure that they feel they must always and forever defend this administration no matter what it does.
The celebration of St. Patrick’s Day last month included an East Room bash with hundreds of guests and a separate breakfast party at the vice president’s residence.
Tuesday, the Obamas took in an exclusive viewing in the White House theater of the movie “42,” which chronicles the life of Jackie Robinson, with the film’s cast and crew. Earlier, in the day, Michelle hosted a “42 Film Workshop” for kids in the State Dining Room that featured Harrison Ford.
Obama even got in a reception for the Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings and major league soccer champs LA Galaxy on March 26. And there’s money around to transport him to the golf links, where he traveled by motorcade last weekend.
Next Tuesday, the Obamas will be treated to a command East Room performance “celebrating” Memphis soul music, with performances by stars like Justin Timberlake and Queen Latifah.
Deciding what to cancel could become problematic for the White House, as various groups begin to despair at not getting coveted presidential treatment.
For example, next month also traditionally includes a White House celebration of Cinco de Mayo. But it would seem doubtful Obama would nix that event, given the fierce competition for Hispanic voters.
The fact of the matter is that Barack Obama is no friend to the Jewish people and to the extent that he is an ally of Israel he is a piss-poor ally who does not know what the heck he is doing. He has proven that assertion time and time again.
This is just a kick in the head, but I'm sure his Jewish sycophants would love to get on their hands and knees to kiss the boot.