Originally posted at American Thinker
It’s Passover, and although Barack Hussein Obama’s lineage is far removed from that of Abraham, the man should at least put a little of theÂ emergency transfusionÂ blood that they bring along in the president’s motorcade over theÂ lintelsÂ of his door.
Mr. Obama’s first trip to Israel as president was similar to his Jakarta jaunt in 2010 and his “Return to Moneygall” tour in 2011.Â In Indonesia, the trip was cut short when Java’s Mount Merapi beganÂ spewing ashÂ in Air Force One’s direction. Â In Ireland, while revisiting his roots, Obama’s limoÂ got hung upÂ on a bump as it left the U.S. embassy.
In Israel, the trouble started when someone filled the engine of the president’s $1.5-million armored limo with gasoline instead of diesel fuel.Â Then the vehicleÂ biblically dubbedÂ “The Beast” had to beÂ towedÂ like a busted parade float through the streets of Tel Aviv on a flatbed truck.
It’s unlikely that Obama recognized the parallel, but filling up a diesel-powered car with gasoline is a perfect analogy for what he has done to America. Â A clueless Obama insists on filling the nation’s tank with the wrong energy, and now America is broken, in need of repair, and praying to God that an alternate vehicle comes along to save us.
Nonetheless, after “The Beast” was demoted, Barack Obama, who everyone knows is perfect, was overheard apologizing to Bibi Netanyhu for his 600-person back-up team, saying, “It’s embarrassing, our entourage. Â My wife, Michelle, teases me mercilessly.”
Instead of blaming the help, Obama should have apologized for the conversation he had with Nicolas Sarkozy at the 2011 G20 summit that was picked up on an open microphone.Â It was there thatÂ SarkozyÂ said of Netanyahu, “I cannot bear Netanyahu; he’s a liar,” to which Obama responded, “You’re fed up, but I have to deal with him every day.”Â As Air Force One touched down at Ben Gurion Airport, an observant Israelinews commentatorÂ concisely summed up the Bibi/Barack relationship: “To tell the truth, they can’t stand one another.
Rising above the rancor and deciding to let bygones be bygones, Obama greeted Netanyahu, saying, “Good to see you…and it’s good to get away from Congress.” The president’s best effort at mending fences was to tell Bibi Netanyahu, who knows full well that Obama despises him, that there’s actually an entity he despises even more.
Immediately following those cordialities, there was a state reception with Israeli President Shimon Peres, whom Obama called “brother,” and Mr. Netanyahu, whom Obama did not call “brother,” after which the president inspected theÂ Iron DomeÂ battery and met with Israeli Defense Forces.
From there Obama flew to Jerusalem for another reception atÂ Peres’sÂ home.Â That was where the Teleprompter Thespian put on his best Talmudic storyteller faceÂ and quotedÂ fromÂ Honi and the Carob Tree.
Barack Obama, who’s so adept at planting seeds of dissension and division here at home, left his mark in Israel by planting symbolic “seeds of progress … security … [and] peace.” Â Calling to mindÂ Jesus’s wordsÂ — “Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be pulled up by the roots” — the Israeli government plans to inspect the Jackson magnolia Obama planted in the Holy Land.Â If the sapling fails the inspection, the newest addition to Peres’s presidentialÂ gardenÂ will be uprooted.
After the tree ceremony, Obama visited Israel’s Holocaust museum, Yad Vashem. Â Disregarding theÂ 55 millionÂ humans tragically slaughtered since 1973, it was at Yad Vashem that the man who supports another holocaust called abortion emphatically declared that “[a] holocaust will never happen again.”
Donning aÂ yarmulke, Obama relit an “eternal flame next to a stone slab above ashes recovered from extermination camps after World War Two.”Â While there, President Pro-Choice said, “We have a choice to acquiesce to evil or make real our solemn vow — never again.”
Obama pointed out that “we could come here 1,000 times, and each time your heart would break.”Â If the patronÂ saintÂ of NARAL really wants to comprehend heartbreak, he should check out abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell’sÂ murder trialÂ up in New Black PantherÂ poll-watchingÂ territory.
After Yad Vashem, Obama visitedÂ Mt. HertzelÂ and the graves of the founder of Zionism, Theodor Herzl and slain Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.Â From there it was off to Netanyahu’s residence to discuss Iran, Syria, and the fate of Israeli spy/U.S. citizenÂ Jonathan Pollard, currently serving life in a maximum-security prison in Illinois. Â Then a press conference and a dinner unlike the dinner Obama didn’t invite Mr. Netanyahu to when he left the Israeli prime ministerÂ sitting aloneÂ in the Roosevelt Room of the White House.
At Binyamei Ha’uma, the president addressed a group ofÂ ArabÂ andÂ Israeli studentsÂ that understandably excluded thoseÂ irritatedÂ with Obama for inflicting himself on Jerusalem during the wind-up to Passover.Â Obama dined with Peres, went sightseeing, and breakfasted with Netanyahu at the lavishÂ King David Hotel, where he and his crew took up 233 rooms, and did it all before scurrying off to spend time with King Abdullah in Jordan.
It’s common knowledge that the president has a history of attractingÂ flies,Â rats,Â lightning, andÂ volcanic ash. Â Therefore, it was standard fare when a fierce sandstorm grounded Obama’sÂ helicopter, forcing him to travel instead by car to Palestine-controlled Bethlehem in aÂ slow-movingÂ motorcade, where he met with Palestinian PresidentÂ Mahmoud AbbasÂ in Ramallah.
Not countingÂ car repairsÂ and travel costs, the excursion totaled $500 millionÂ in unblocked aid to the Palestinians, $200 millionÂ to the Jordanians, and a tow truck full of meaningless platitudes to Israel.
And so, at the end of Obama’sÂ Israeli vacation, the broken-down Beast and theÂ backupÂ blood were loaded back onto a cargo plane for the flight home. Â Barry and his souvenir kippah departed the Holy Land possibly liking Netanyahu a teeny bit more than Congress.Â Left behind were angry Israelis andÂ Palestinians, a still-pending Jackson magnolia,Â a wreathÂ at Yad Vashem, remnants of an Exodus-like sandstorm, and visions of Barack’s big, butch, 18-foot-long armored limo beingÂ castratedÂ by a tank of gas.