Obama ‘Hanukkah’ Statement is Mostly a Copy/Paste from 2009-2010-2011

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obama-chanukah1President Obama has released his yearly statement to proclaim his love of Chanukah and it does sound a bit familiar. Much like the oil that managed to burn for an impossible eight days, it seems that Obama’s press team has made the 2009 White House Hanukkah statement last for four long years.

It’s a miracle that shall now be called Obamannukah.

Here’s the 2012 statement:

Michelle and I send our warmest wishes to all those celebrating Hanukkah around the world.

This Hanukkah season we remember the powerful story of the Maccabees who rose up to liberate their people from oppression. Upon discovering the desecration of their Temple, the believers found only enough oil to light the lamp for one night. And yet it lasted for eight.

Hanukkah is a time to celebrate the faith and customs of the Jewish people, but it is also an opportunity for people of all faiths to recognize the common aspirations we share. This holiday season, let us give thanks for the blessings we enjoy, and remain mindful of those who are suffering. And let us reaffirm our commitment to building a better, more complete world for all.

From our family to the Jewish Community around the world, Chag Sameach.

It’s your standard encouraging statement that’s flourished with a customary Jewish greeting that could even make your racist bubby crack a smile. But here’s 2009 and 2011’s statements (it’s worth noting that Obama gave prepared remarks at a White House Hanukkah party in 2010). The bolded parts are ones that appear above, some almost are up top word for word.

2009:

Michelle and I send our warmest wishes to all who are celebrating Hanukkah around the world. The Hanukkah story of the Maccabees and the miracles they witnessed reminds us that faith and perseverance are powerful forces that can sustain us in difficult times and help us overcome even the greatest odds.

Hanukkah is not only a time to celebrate the faith and customs of the Jewish people, but for people of all faiths to celebrate the common aspirations we share. As families, friends and neighbors gather together to kindle the lights, may Hanukkah’s lessons inspire us all to give thanks for the blessings we enjoy, to find light in times of darkness, and to work together for a brighter, more hopeful tomorrow.

2011:

Michelle and I send our warmest wishes to all those celebrating Hanukkah around the world.

This Hanukkah season we remember the powerful story of a band of believers who rose up and freed their people, only to discover that the oil left in their desecrated temple – which should have been enough for only one night – ended up lasting for eight.

It’s a timeless story of right over might and faith over doubt – one that has given hope to Jewish people everywhere for over 2,000 years. And tonight, as families and friends come together to light the menorah, it is a story that reminds us to count our blessings, to honor the sacrifices of our ancestors, and to believe that through faith and determination, we can work together to build a brighter, better world for generations to come.

From our family to the Jewish Community around the world, Chag Sameach.

Oy vey.

Source: GAWKER.COM

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20 COMMENTS

  1. I am sure that a powerful president in his time of tribulation over a budget should be spending much time rewording the precision he wants to show his faith in G-d with our people. Thanks kids.

  2. Last year at the White House Chanukah party, Obamo insulted the Jewish religion when he said after the ceremony that we don’t need an excuse to have a good party. That shows his disdain for us. He also made fun of frum yidden when he said he’d give a kiss (or hug) to everyone except for the guys in whiskers. For shame

  3. what a dope doesnt he know this year is complelty different! Its now 6 days instaed of eight, we commemorate the yevanim instead of the maccabees and instead of lighting candles we dance the kezatzke once the first night twice the second etc… He has got it all wrong, well thats what you get for copying and pasting. great catch Matzav1 keep up the steller journalism

  4. Oh please. I’m not a fan of Obama’s policies, but this is too much. Does this matter? Why should he change the greeting? Do you write something new every time you write someone a card? And even if you want him to use a different greeting, the picking on petty things that are wrong with Obama is getting silly. Keep your eyes on the ball, the important issues such as the economy and Israel, and don’t fall for every line that the talk show hosts and their ilk are feeding you.

  5. #1,

    Nice, huh?

    Unfortunately Obama is not seeking to solve the nations debt in any way at all. He hasn’t put forth a half decent plan or offer.

    So, what’s he busy with – his Hawaii vacation?!

  6. Al Hanisim hasn’t changed in the last 3 years, yet the RBSH is not offended. Why nitpick over nonsensical issues and cause disrespect to our President?

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