July 17, 2008, - 1:06 am
By Debbie Schlussel
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Some months ago, I witnessed a disturbing fashion trend. No, not “Obama” tattoo tramp stamps, but something almost as bad . . . and perhaps worse: the B. Hussein O. campaign has been producing and selling “Obamakas”–yarmulkes with the Barack Obama Presidential campaign logo on them.
I cannot imagine a more silly and ironic fashion idea.
For those of you who don’t know, a yarmulke–pronounced “Yah-Muh-Kuh,” thus the Obamaka moniker–is a Jewish religious skullcap that looks like a beanie and which is worn by men (though some annoying liberal women wear them–and they look like outer space lesbians when they put them on). It is supposed to symbolize modesty–and that there is something higher (G-d) above you.
My brother wears one, my late father wore one, and many religious Jews wear them. Most Orthodox Jews wear them always, except to bed. Others wear the yarmulke only when they are in synagogue their once or twice a year–they’re the ones who wear the tacky, blindingly shiny faux-satin yarmulkes that they then force all the Presidential candidates to temporarily don when they make the obligatory synagogue campaign stop.
For the record, wearing a yarmulke is not a commandment or requirement under Jewish law or from the Torah. It is a custom and probably the among the least important and least required Jewish religious observances there are.
**** UPDATE: Reader David disagrees with me on this point and cites Jewish oral Torah:
I didn’t want to post this on your site because it gets too technical for your average reader unfamiliar with Jewish Law. I don’t know the exact citation, however, I know that in the Shulchon Oruch as well as the Mishnoh B’ruroh [DS: Two sources of Jewish law], it states that it is forbidden to walk four cubits or to recite any holy words such as blessings, words of Torah, etc., while one’s head is uncovered. This is why even little children are made to wear a Kippa [DS: Yarmulke], to develop a fear of Heaven. Thanks.
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I always marvel at Conservative and Reform Jews, who force non-Jewish visitors to their synagogues and temples to wear the ugly satin yarmulkes when these same Jews drive on the Jewish Sabbath and violate all of the other Jewish precepts and tenets. But wearing that ugly satin beanie, that’s important to them as an ultimately powerless Jew power symbol. I remember when I was at a conservative synagogue in the ’80s and they made Gary Hart wear a shiny satin yarmulke. It was funny.
So, it’s in light of all of that that I find it kind of annoying–no, nauseating–to watch the Jewish hypocrites now wearing the Obamaka, who keep none of the Jewish laws, know little about Judaism except for getting Chanukah presents and ingesting matzoh ball soup, and who–far more disturbing to me–look the other way on Barack Hussein Obama’s recent past activities with Palestinian terrorism supporters Edward Said, Ali Abunimah, and Jeremiah Wright, Obama’s friendship with blatant anti-Semites like Louis Farrakhan and Wright and membership in an anti-Semitic church, Obama’s eagerness to hang with Iran, and Obama’s current Nation of Islam employees who will certainly head to the White House with him.
I really wish these Obamaka-donning Jews would take the beanies off. It’s not that I judge their lack of religiosity, just their overabundance of stupidity and sheepleness and despise when they use Judaism as a cover and/or excuse for it. We don’t need them identifying our religious garb with the Obama campaign. It’s bad enough already that 2/3 of my fellow co-religionists will be voting for this fraud for President.
The Jews who wear the Obamaka will be wearing a yarmulke–if you can call this that–for the first and last time with this chapeau charade. It’s all an act. They’re the Jews who, through assimilation and intermarriage, will die out and be lost to the Jewish community in a generation or two, if not quicker. A vote for Obama is just a rite of passage in hastening their departure.
The Obamaka fashion victims remind me of this joke about the Rabbi who ate a bacon and cheese sandwich on Yom Kippur, with a side dish of shrimp, then allowed his richest donor’s dog to have a bar mitzvah (all of which is proscribed in Judaism for various reasons). They’re hypocrites. And the Obamaka is the symbol of their hypocrisy.
These are the Jews who brag on the far-left, anti-Israel, pan-terrorist Daily Kos that they’re proud to wear the Obamaka or proud to have seen one of their fellow moron-owitzes wearing one. These are the same people who were and would be “capos”–Jews who worked for the Nazis and turned in other Jews so they could eat better or get better treatment–at the camps in Nazi Europe.
But, it’s a free country. And people are free to dress poorly and be the fashion victims of stupid accessories.
And since I do believe in freedom of choice and the freedom of people to look stupid and advertise their hypocrisy, I’ve decided to give the Obamaka masses some more choices for yarmulkes. I’ve asked DebbieSchlussel.com Jedi Master of PhotoShop David Lunde of Lundesigns to make me these yarmulke choices for the sheep-owitzes and sheep-steins that support Obama.
As a member of the Obamaka-of-the-Month club, you, too, can wear one of these highly fashionable (for idiots) Obamakas:
If you take offense to these Obamaka fashion choices, please realize that a Jew wearing a yarmulke featuring the Obama emblem is as absurd as a Jew wearing a yarmulke featuring any of these designs. And on that note, a special shout out to my vegan-trisexual-multi-racial-PETA-anti-nuke-communist-raw-foodist-9/11-trutherist-Brangelina-fan “friends” at the Nazi-funded Media Matters for America, who are monitoring this site, and who I’m sure will whine and over-react on their site about these Obamaka choices, the way they did with my Valentine’s Day candy hearts.
We’re crafting more Obamaka styles since, again, we’re “pro-choice” when it comes to this particular liberal obsession. Please comment below with your suggested Obamaka styles.
For the record, I’m not exactly endorsing a McCainaka, either. But it’s a far smarter choice than the deathly Obamaka, which is basically announcing to the world, “Suicide ’08.”