Obama Celebrates Hanukkah… Two Weeks Early… Lights All the Candles (Video)

It’s OK. It’s just a Jewish Holiday.
Obama celebrates Hanukkah two weeks early and lights all the candles.

Obama tells the crowd, “We never need an excuse for a good party.”

The AP reported:

President Barack Obama is marking Hanukkah as a story of “faith over doubt.”

Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden convened a Hanukkah celebration at the White House Thursday in an early celebration of the Jewish Festival of Lights.

Obama said the Hanukkah story was about “right over might, faith over doubt.” In the Hanukkah story, a small band of Jews rededicating a Jerusalem temple found that a one-day supply of oil kindled a flame instead for eight.

The president noted “our unshakeable support and commitment to the security of the nation of Israel.”

Hanukkah begins at sunset on Dec. 20. Obama joked that everyone needs to be “careful that your kids don’t start thinking Hanukkah lasts 20 nights instead of eight.”

Obama will be in Hawaii for a couple weeks when the real Hanukah arrives.

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  • Sickofobama

    Come on man – don’t you know that the Mooch and the girls have a plane to catch 2 days BEFORE Hanukkah begins?

    They need to make everything convenient for them.

    What’s a little partying 2 weeks early for a Jewish holiday they know nothing about.

  • Granny

    Obama wouldn’t even consider having his Eid celebration at the White House two weeks early LOL. This is an outrageous insult to Judaism, a parody of the first order, one that would be comic if it weren’t so appalling. Better he shouldn’t “celebrate” at all. But then I suppose in this day and age he needs some excuse for his weekly million dollar parties . . .

  • Granny

    BTW, I think they celebrate Hanukkah in Hawai’i too . . . . just sayin’

  • Quote:
    The president noted “our unshakeable support and commitment to the security of the nation of Israel (within the pre-1967 borders.)”

    Ya know, if I were Jewish, I would really be pissed at this Con Man.

  • Joe College

    He enjoys toying with Jews. It’s a game with him to use them as props.

  • Adi

    ממזר

  • dba…vagabond trader

    @ #6 Joe College:

    Right on target!

    His minions are busy attacking Christmas, yet he celebrates the holiday of a tiny minority, stirring the pot of Jew hate. Same old divisive games.

  • Granny

    #8 December 9, 2011 at 6:28 am
    dba…vagabond trader commented:

    @ #6 Joe College:

    Right on target!

    His minions are busy attacking Christmas, yet he celebrates the holiday of a tiny minority, stirring the pot of Jew hate. Same old divisive games.

    Not exactly. What he did was make fun of that holiday in a way he would not DARE to do to any of the muslim holidays.

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  • Is it just me? Or do Joey & his wife look like they are saddened by this, but need to put on a fake smile?

    And truly…. this habit of “Oh hey! Let’s invite every person of such-n-such heritage to this party so we can prove we know some of these people” is really pretty racist and patronizing and exploitative. “Hey Yo! Ruth Bader Ginsberg is here, cuz she’s Jewish!”

    That’s the real reason the Salahi’s were allowed through at that dinner for the folks from India. They were dressed right and have the right sounding name.

    It’s pretty offensive actually.

  • dba…vagabond trader

    @Granny:

    No argument, its a 2-fer with this cheap divisive bunch. Insult everyone but their preferred victims.

  • #1AMERICAN

    nothing but ghetto trash…time to flush the turds

  • I think the candle in the middle is suppose to be higher.

  • The middle candle is called the shammash.

  • Miss8ys

    We need to keep President Downgrade, fire and Jews away from each other.

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  • donh

    How fitting this spoiled bankrupter of world fortunes would bastardize a ritual of frugality whereby God works miracles before allowing his faithful to perish in hardship. The sacred oil would not last an hour in Obama’s house of Belshazzar.

  • BuddyG

    And after all the candles were lit, 0bama blew ’em out and yelled “Happy Birthday”.

  • Rose

    I am waiting for his ACTS 12 “Herod” moment, or his Numbers 16 “Korah” moment to strike him with Harvest. He cannot long escape. Nobody has a right to take his Harvest from him, or keep it from him.
    It would be a violation of his God-given Rights.

  • BuddyG

    president putz

  • pandering for jewish vote……………all while giving them the middle-finger……………….sounds about right ……….

  • bigL

    wjen I was in H.s. a big deal was made of the WH protocol office, and how they advised the Presidency in order to not insult the invitees and guests. As is typical in the Obama Bizarro-world, it is the opposite, Lets insult everyone.
    Obama says ” I support everything In Israel’ (as long it is the borders as outlined by the
    Shutz-Staffel (sp) in 1943.
    They have to bring in the ‘hood for a partay….

  • Sasja

    Papa Giorgio, #15, I think you’re right. I have never seen a menorah where the middle candle is lower, until now. Some menorahs have the candle sticks at the same level but never have I seen one lower. Wonder where they got this one?

  • Granny

    #15 December 9, 2011 at 7:28 am
    Papa Giorgio commented:

    I think the candle in the middle is suppose to be higher.
    _______

    I have seen menorahs from Israel where the middle candle sits on the base and the others are all in a line. Admittedly that was a hand-craft painted sort of menorah rather than a silver one.

  • Chris in N.Va.

    I’m sure he’ll similarly squish that ancient (c. 1966) African (well, convicted felon, socialist-leaning Californian actually) tradition of Kwanza into a 15-minute “quickie” ceremony, too, just so he can make tee time out on the links?

    I intentionally use the term “quickie” to contrast with the long, drawn-out, painful “service” [re: what the bull does to the cow] that he and his unelected and unaccountable (to the people at least) minions are giving the country…

    What a malignant Narcissist-in-Chief we have in Ozymandias-on-the-Potomac. (Read the poem and marvel at the similarities!)

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  • WSGAC

    @#7 Adi – be a little more specific. ממזר קנייתי

  • Patty

    Everything is out of convenience for the Obama’s, remember the girls needed to get on their vacation, while Obama stay behind to do more damage to America and tell more lies about the republicans.

    BTW, people here are talking and they are saying that they will never vote for Obama. And this was a state that he won in 08. This state was never democrat and after Obama it won’t be ever again, thank, God.

    This only shows that Obama snookered so many foolish, yet angry voters. I am sure they wish they had never voted for him after listening to one gentleman here. He is furious with Obama.
    But then again, Americans were mad and so they voted with their feet, this time they are mad for a whole other reason.

    Brainwashed by the media and their lack of research on the guy.

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  • WTFPRESIDENT

    I still wonder WHY people say he is sooooo smart. He’s a doofus.

  • HadEnough

    Did he light all the candles with a Bibi voodoo doll with its hair on fire…….Let this @ssclown even remotely try and insult a Muslim rite or celebration this way and you’ll be assured that a price would be put on his head no matter what……..did he light the candles from his prayer rug??

  • dunce

    He has never joked about the muslim rituals or made a mistake about their history unless it flattered them or repeated slanders and libels about Jews. Cold, gruel, and insensitive are just a few of the flaws that was foisted on us by fraud and deceit and the assistance of an incompetent republican candidate and party.

  • Jingo

    It got awkward when Obama used the menorah to light the Newport in his mouth.

  • Patty
  • mcnorman

    did he light the candles from his prayer rug??

    No, it was Jarrett’s rug.

  • patman

    It’s Festivus for the rest of us.

  • Doug

    It’s absolutely inconceivable that anybody could possibly be fooled by this charade.

  • Patty

    Obama Default Mode: Blame Israel

    In Syria, the regime’s brutal massacres of peaceful protesters continue. The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, said this week “We are placing the figure at 4,000. But the information coming to us is that it’s much more.” Guess who the Obama administration is angry at?

    In Turkey, the Islamist party won a huge victory in June, permitting the government to crack down on opposition voices (jailing hundreds of critics) and move the once-Western oriented Muslim country more firmly in the direction of an Islamist state. Turkey has also noisily supported Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria and Islamists in other Muslim nations.

    Inexorably, Iran continues its march toward nuclear weapons.

    The Muslim world is in turmoil, and so far, the results do not bode well for peace, democracy or development. But what worries the Obama administration? Israel.

    http://townhall.com/columnists/monacharen/2011/12/09/obama_default_mode_blame_israel
    read more @ link

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  • DomesticGoddess

    Someone please tell me why most Jews are Democrats!!!

  • Rose

    Obama is absolutely classless and crude in every way. Nothing he does surprises me.

  • RosefromTN

    Two Roses! How Nice. I love my name!
    I’ll add TN to my name to avoid confusion.

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  • StrangernFiction

    Comically Evil

  • Patty

    ot

    Good News: GOP Candidates Scare and Depress Jane Fonda

    I can take this as nothing but a good sign:

    Fonda told Morgan that the current crop of GOP candidates does not impress her.

    “They all scare me, frankly,” said Fonda. “I get depressed and scared when I look at the Republican debates.”

    Insert your own “they wouldn’t scare her as much if they were wearing NVA uniforms” joke here.

    In the same interview, Fonda got even:

    Fonda is hoping that voters reelect Barack Obama, telling the CNN host, “I hope he gets re-elected. I wish that he would be stronger. I think he will be in his second term. I think he’s going to be reelected.

    Now that’s scary and depressing.

    http://dougpowers.com/2011/12/09/good-news-gop-candidates-scare-and-depress-jane-fonda/

  • Patty

    Gee, the fact Fonda watches the GOP debates scares me. 😆

  • Johnny Dangerously

    Hah. That menorah is lit up like a Christmas Tree!

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  • TammyChicago

    Yes, of course. Lighting candles makes you a non hater. Smoke. Ass. Blow. That is all.

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  • LGLPC

    This from the smartest President we have ever be fortunate to have in the White House. If this has been done by Bush or any repub. the mainstream would have been holding this up to the public for days. Mainstream credibility takes another nail.

  • Hugh

    Ignorant, senseless freak.

  • bear

    OT

    Is it just me, or does it look like meechelle has spent the last three years swan diving onto the dessert table, as she sanctimoniously lectures US on what WE must eat?

  • Patty

    It’s 3am and nobody’s there

    Americans leaving US in record numbers

    Hu Jintao tells China navy: Prepare for warfare

    Obama Rejected Numerous Proposals to Retrieve Lost U.S. Drone: Officials Confirm Authenticity of Iranian TV Images Showing Drone

    US General Invites Libyan “Officers” to US War Colleges

    Community Organizer to the World

    Malawi to review homosexuality ban after US aid threat

    Obama Administration Welcoming Islamic Group to Washington for Discussion on ‘Tolerance’

    Sesame Street Muppet Pitches Government Dependence: Free Food at School

    Obama celebrates Channukah at the White House, -two weeks early: ….Picture: Lights all the candles

    http://www.nachumlist.com/

    Just a view things from the week that was.

  • Patty

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=840uysdm924

    Obama’s America: Progress Is Poison

    just a little more about this guy in our White House

  • I wonder if the Obama’s are going to have a Festivus party, the one in Seinfeld to air out your grievances by the Festivus pole….The only drawback of this would be with Obama there this party could last all year……..FESTIVUS FOR THE REST OF US……….

  • Patty

    OT

    E-mails questioned huge contract for firm with ties to Obama administration

    http://www.cnn.com/2011/12/08/politics/siga-technologies-hhs-contract/index.html

    Sweetheart deal with your money?
    Sweetheart deal with your money? Part 2

    A government spokesman told CNN that STS-246 is designed to be given over a 14-day course of treatment, with two pills a day suggested in the event of a smallpox outbreak triggered by a bio-terror attack.

    But internal e-mails obtained exclusively by CNN show a contracting officer assigned to manage price negotiations between HHS and Siga was alarmed at the cost. Siga’s return on investment, one e-mail said, was “an overwhelming 180 per cent.”

    The e-mail went on to say that margin “must be cut in half at a minimum” and later added: “I know you won’t find a CO (Contracting Officer) in government who would sign a 3-digit profit percentage.”

    In reply, another HHS official, a doctor, agreed.

    “Fully concur that 180 per cent is outrageous,” the doctor said in an answer. Moreover, because taxpayer dollars had been used to fund research and development of the drug, “We should get a major discount given our support of front-end development,” the e-mail states.

    read more @link

  • George

    Sorry ya all, but Obama will serve two terms. There are no good candidates left in the Republican field. He has a billion dollars to spend on propaganda campaign adds that the American sheeple will believe. The media will praise him and demonize whoever the Repub candidate is. And remember, 12% of the population is going to vote for him no matter what.

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  • saveus

    I bet he doesn’t get the dates wrong on his muslim holidays

  • kilroy64

    I’d like to invite everyone to my first annual “Ramadan Hoedown” to be held September 2012. There’ll be food and drink for everyone…..Partayyyyyyyy!!!!!

  • JW B

    In 2008, the Bush White House sent out invitations to it’s Hanukkah celebration….the invitations included an image of a horse drawn sleigh carrying a Christmas tree. Imagine the anger and insinuations of Israel hating had that been Obama.

    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/128598#.TuJcS2OBqU8

    In 2004 the White House mixed kosher and non-kosher foods during it’s Hanukkah celebration in an embarrassing incident. Imagine the anger and insinuations if that had been Obama.

    http://www.forward.com/articles/120124/

    Angry then? Nah…Angry now…of course…

  • Stan Kravitz

    A little ditty titled “The Moron and the Menorah”

  • john03

    I wonder if he recited all the proper blessings or just fired up his Bic ligher and went to town?

    Baruch Atah Adonai Eloheinu Melech HaOlam, asher kidshanu b’mitzvotav v’tzivanu l’hadlik ner shel Hanukkah.

  • Molon Labe

    $6

    You nailed it. Commissar Zero is just waiting to become the world spokesman for Islam.

  • Gary Ogletree

    I never knew it was okay for a non Jew to light the menorah. Seems disrespectful.

  • David Jost

    In addition to the comments posted by #65, keep in mind that Bush also celebrated Hanukkah early. For example, in 2008 the White House celebration was held on December 16th, a week before Hanukkah.

    I’ll check the archives of this blog to make sure you people were equally outraged then.

  • Dougie

    As someone who tries to observe the Jewish holy days I find this man INCREDIBLY offensive.
    You do not just show up and eat a meal. You’re supposed to examine yourself thoroughly beforehand. Anyone who is unclean (especially spiritually) cannot and should not be there. It is a GRAVE offense to do this. Especially when you do it openly. The fact that this man has dared to observe the Passover the last 3 years is just insulting beyond words. What a total abomination this man is.

  • HolyShiiteBatman

    Oye vey

  • Steve

    A celebrant of Hanukkah doesn’t do it this way – but someone observing Kwanzaa does.

    http://www.officialkwanzaawebsite.org/index.shtml

  • marc nichol

    everyone here is a nazi

  • Adi

    #28

    For the Kenyan idiot, Hanukkah is nothing but a good party: lighting candles, eating cookies, and spinning the dreidel.

    I bet he also expects some presents under the Hanukkah tree.

  • Adi

    #75

    And guess what: you are here too.

  • mn

    or maybe it’s just me…..jesus saves

  • mn

    heil hitler 77

  • mn

    you did get me

  • CMC_11

    Before you go attacking Obama…George W. Bush also held the Hanukkah party early and lit all the candles. He is the one who started all of this.

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  • mishmosh

    If the 550 Jewish-American guests didn’t feel insulted, I don’t see why anybody else should be. President Obama will be on vacation in Hawaii when Hanukkah begins so he held the function 12 days early. I truly disliked Bush but never did I show him the disrespect and contempt that you all have for this President. You can disagree with someone without demeaning the person. If you have to resort to name calling, then your argument becomes irrational.

  • Cherunda

    That was disrespectful and unforgivable of Michelle and Barack Obama. I am truly offended, if I’m offended, how does God feel? I bet he’s pissed.

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  • Jon Glazer

    I AM Jewish, and am not offended by the Obamas’ Chanukah commemoration AT ALL. As a matter of fact, I just read this article, form the right-wing Bible (Fox News) that former President George W. Bush did the exact same thing in 2005, EIGHTEEN days before Chanukah began! Not only that, he had a Rabbi present!

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,177901,00.html