I thought I would share this extract from an email that was sent around to Jewish Leftist supporters of Obama (they somehow included me on the distribution list). The gist of the email is that Obama is appointing so many Jews to the White House Staff that everything will be wonderful for Jews and Israel under the new administration:
Introducing the new White House Staff. So far we have:
Rahm Emanuel – Chief of Staff – Jewish
David Axelrod – Senior Advisor to the President – Jewish
Ronald Klain – Chief of Staff to the Vice President of the United States – Jewish
Larry Summers – Economic Advisor to the President – Jewish
Paul Volcker – Economic Advisor to the President, Former Head of Fed Reserve – Jewish
Tim Geithner – Treasury Secretary – Jewish
Peter Orszag – Head of Budget – Jewish
…Are you noticing that Obama and Biden are not only appointing staff, but assembling a Minyan?
As I’ve duly noted in this continuing analysis of Liberal Jews, I could see the inherent sophistry in the cutesy email. Thus, I felt compelled to provide a “reply all” to the message… My reply:
For historical perspective, I’ve included a list below that shows “more than a Minyan of Jews” in a former US President’s staff… Of course, President Jimmy Carter didn’t do particularly well with the economy or the Jews.
Harold Brown Secretary of Defense
Michael Blumenthal Secretary of Treasury
Kenneth Axelson Asst. Secretary of Treasury
Arthur Burns Chairman, Federal Reserve Board
Stuart Eizenstat Chief Speech Writer & Chief Dom. Affairs Adviser
Anthony Solomon Under Secretary for Monetary Affairs
Bertram Carp Deputy, Office of Management and Budget
Dave Rubenstein Deputy, Office of Management and Budget
Morris Dees Justice Department
Robert Lipschutz Chief Counsel
William Nordhaus Council of Economic Advisors
Fred Bergsten Asst. Secretary of Intl. Affairs in Treasury Dept.
Harold Williams Dir. of U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission
Bob Ginsburg Advisor on International Economics
James Schlesinger Energy Department Chief
Michael Oxenberg Advisor on Chinese Affairs
William Hyland Advisor on European Affairs
Robert Hormats Advisor on International Economics
Michael Pertschuk Chairman, Federal Trade Commission
Robert Strauss Foreign-Trade Negotiator
Joel Solomon Dir. of General Services Administration
Simon Lazarus Presidential Aide
David Tatel Head of Civil Rights Div.
Arthur Fleming U.S. Civil Rights Commissioner
Jule Sugarman Federal Civil Service Commissioner
Need I mention that Karl Marx, Noam Chomsky, and George Soros were also Jews. I’m not certain that I would consider those gentlemen supporters of Israel or the Jewish people in general.