12 PM Noon Radio Broadcast; IDF (Galei Tzahal) Radio: Announcer, Yael Dan.
"Barak Hussein Obama will be the next president of the United States. He gave the perfect victory speech last night. We'll be talking later today about satire -- with the election over, how will anyone be able to satire Obama, since he is the perfect president."The Hebrew word she used to describe Obama was "mushlam", complete and perfect. I don't think that anyone except for radicals in the US would say that Obama is perfect. Then again, radical left is exactly how to describe Israel's media.
Obama’s victory opens an unfamiliar chapter in the history of the US; the social-democratic chapter. We shall see greater government involvement in the American economy, more federal funds earmarked to infrastructure and development, a more vigorous nationwide struggle against poverty, and higher taxes on the income of the wealthiest individuals. Moreover, we will see an Administration willing to manage financial institutions in practice during times of need and crisis.
Obama’s election as US president will signal to the whole world that America is bidding rampant capitalism farewell and making a left turn, big time.
Had Lehman Brother's waited 6 weeks to crash, I think McCain would be the president elect today. While Plocker wishes America was making a wide left turn, I'm not so sure its going to happen.Update -- Barak Hussein Obama will America's first Jewish president because he has a "Yiddishe Neshama"
OK, Now I'm worried. What Jewish spirit has been reincarnated in Obama?
When Abner Mikva entered the lobby of his lakeside apartment building to vote on Tuesday morning, he wasn't surprised by the long voting line stretching down the hallway.
In the 2004 elections, there was no line at all.
"People are excited," Mikva told The Jerusalem Post as he stood in line to vote. "This election has people more involved."
Mikva knows a thing or two about elections. At 82, he is an elder statesman in his Hyde Park neighborhood on Chicago's South Side. Sen. Barack Obama lives just up the street.Regarding concern in Israel about an Obama presidency, Mikva said that "Barack will be the first Jewish president in the US."
"He has a yiddeshe nishama," Mikva said. "He is committed to Israel and its security concerns and understands that democratization does not happen by force but by example, and there is no better example in the Middle East than Israel."(JPOST)
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