Esor Ben-Sorek

No first prize for second worst

Personally speaking, American citizens who voted once or twice for Barack Hussein Obama should hang their heads in shame. In disgraceful lack-luster leadership he plays second fiddle only to the peanut-farmer from Georgia, Jimmy Carter.

While Carter was and is openly anti-Israel and a strong supporter of all Arabs and of Palestinians in particular (he is on their payroll as an adviser), the Barack president put on a false façade pretending to like Israel while detesting its present prime minister. Barack went into the closet and came out in his true persona as Hussein, father of the disastrous Arab Spring speech in Cairo.

As America’s second worst president (Jimmy Carter ranks first), he does not get a first prize. Even the Nobel Prize was given under false pretenses. How does one become a Nobel laureate for peace when there is no peace.

It was our ancient Hebrew prophet, Jeremiah, who cried out “shalom, shalom, v’ain shalom”… peace, peace, but there is no peace. And for not making “peace”, the American president is not deserving of the Nobel Prize.

Dissecting the word No-bel, the first syllable is appropriate for B. Hussein Obama: No leadership, no understanding of human relations, no concern for the 4000 year old history of a nation dispersed and reborn on its ancestral land, no truth……how foolish Americans could place their trust in the hands of a do-nothing president is beyond the ken of understanding.

Words melt in his mouth like butter. He is a brilliant orator. But we Jews have an ancient talmudic adage which states “lo midrash ha ikar ela ha maaseh”:… it is not words which are most important; rather it is deeds. Obama talks well and does little.

His legacy is a failure. His Obama-care will be repealed by President-elect Trump. His peace initiatives anywhere and everywhere in the world have resulted in abject failure. When he leaves the White House prior to 20 January 2017 he may seek a university position teaching warped political ideas to hungry students. Or he may sit in Harvard’s Widener Library and begin writing his memoirs. Ten pages should be sufficient.

There are no rewards for coming in second as America’s worst president. But that may be the only legacy he will leave behind when the Oval Office is surrendered to a wiser man. And who knows? Maybe he will join Jimmy Carter down on the farm in Georgia harvesting peanuts. I hope he does not have a peanut allergy.

About the Author
Esor Ben-Sorek is a retired professor of Hebrew, Biblical literature & history of Israel. Conversant in 8 languages: Hebrew, Yiddish, English, French, German, Spanish, Polish & Dutch. Very proud of being an Israeli citizen. A follower of Trumpeldor & Jabotinsky & Begin.
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