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Monday, December 05, 2011

Hypocrite Hillary

Remember when Hillary Clinton loved Haredim? Sure you do - when she needed them to vote for her (Hat Tip: Will).
Funny, that when looking for votes in her successful senate bid she was comfortable to visit the most gender separated and most secluded Hasidic Shtetl in the US (and very likely on earth), and during her primary campaign her surrogates marched in Williamsburg, with Satmar leaders, in a gender separated group.

Haredi Jews have the rights to live their tradition in their neighborhoods. When campaigning for President Clinton understood it, as evident in the Jerusalem Post article “Clinton campaign marches to haredi Brooklyn beat .” According to the reporter, “female campaign staffers had to be sent to the back of the line of marchers so that there would not be any untoward mixing of the sexes. And then volunteers wearing Hebrew Hillary pins worked fast to remove the blue Stars of David stuck on their signs, lest they be confused with Israeli flags, a definite no-no in the anti-Zionist Satmar enclave.” This group included very hi-level Clinton supporters, like disgraced US Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-New York), who “shouted through a bullhorn.”

BTW, it’s interesting to read in that piece that “Orthodox Assemblyman Dov Hikind, a longtime friend of Clinton’s, said that he supported her work in the Senate, he added he would not be taking time to return from Albany to cast a vote in the primary on her behalf. “I’m not that enthusiastic to rush back to vote for one or the other,” said Hikind. “With Clinton, it’s the old story. What does she really believe in? She is measuring how the wind is blowing.”

He also said that many in the Orthodox community had not forgotten Clinton’s kissing Suha Arafat while she was first lady.

“They can’t get over the kiss, which is ridiculous in my view.” Now, with the benefit of the hindsight and his outspokenness against Obama, should he have backed Clinton more strongly?
Our rabbis warned us about the likes of Hillary in Avoth. "They appear to like us ... but they do not stand for us in our hour of need." (Sorry - my Avoth is packed in the checked bag). Indeed.

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At 11:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe its time that Jewish New Yorkers get a grip and actually vote Republican. Hillary isn't any different than she ever was, the foolish just refused to see it before.

At 11:33 PM, Blogger Eliyahu said...

I think the turning point was when the Haredim photoshopped her out of the Osama bin Laden takedown :)

At 3:01 PM, Blogger Sunlight said...

Every Israeli I know ADORES the Clintons. Puh-leeeez! Run an anti-marxism education project over there so you aren't sending out internationally only Leftists! Major confiscation of earnings and assets means a govt owns production = marxism. Marxism leads to re-education detention and starving swaths of people. This is not what the Torah says to do.


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