July 24, 2008, - 12:29 pm

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: Obama Won’t Answer Holocaust Question

By Debbie Schlussel
On the heels of John McCain’s strong statement to Israel and the Jews that he would “not allow a second Holocaust” to happen, Barack Hussein Obama was asked whether he’d prevent a second Holocaust by reporters during his trip to Israel.
The setting for the question is notable. It was just before he made a photo op visit to “Yad VaShem,” the Holocaust museum in Israel.
What is also notable was Obama’s “response” and how it was “covered” by the Mainstream media. While the Wall Street Journal’s Jay Solomon and Cam Simpson noted the question, they did not note the response. Why not?
Well, ABC News’ Jake Tapper did, and it’s telling and frightening (thanks to my friends Sean and Frank at WCBM for the tip):


Yarmulke-wearing fraud Obama Won’t Say No to Holocaust

Upon arrival at Yad Vashem, Obama was greeted by Avner Shalev, chairman of Yad Vashem.
An Israeli journalist called out to Obama: “Can you ensure that there will be no second Holocaust?”
Obama walked into the museum’s main building without responding.
. . .
In the “Hall of Remembrance,” Obama put on a white yarmulke, lit the “eternal flame” and placed a white chrysanthemum wreath on a stone slab.
Obama then went to the museum’s Janusz Korczak Plaza, where he signed the guest book.

Jake Tapper goes on to quote Obama’s BS speech about how terrible he feels about the Holocaust. Blah, blah, blah. Then, this:

Once again an Israeli journalist asked the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee how he’d help prevent a second Holocaust. “Senator can you assure Israel that there will be no second Holocaust despite Iran’s threat to wipe us off the map?” he asked.
Obama demurred, saying that it wasn’t appropriate to answer the question there.
“This is Yad Vashem!” the journalist responded.

Obama said he would answer the question at a later press availability.

And, of course, Obama never answered the question.
Disgusting. The question is a no-brainer. If you don’t have an automatic, “I will assure that there won’t be a second Holocaust,” response, then you don’t deserve to occupy a square foot of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
John McCain initiated the conversation about a second Holocaust, brining it up himself and saying he’ll assure it won’t happen. Barack Obama had to be asked, and he still couldn’t bring himself to answer.
G-d help us.
Hey, Barack Obama, don’t put on your phony white satin yarmulke again. Sadly, we know what’s inside the head it covers.

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35 Responses

You know how I feel, Debbie. Let me just say its an insincere photo stunt when a public figure visits Israel and pays tribute to the victims of the worst crime in Jewish history but says nothing about preventing an even worse one in the future. My G-d, does this really have to spelled out? And yes, Iran’s threats are taken literally in Israel. We have advance knowledge of what can happen when warnings of annihilating the Jewish people are ignored. Rest assured, it will never happen again.

NormanF on July 24, 2008 at 1:08 pm

I believe Barack Hussein Obama is doing everything in his power to get elected TO cause another holocaust of the Jews. He doesn’t “flip-flop” like some state he does–he blatantly lies in a jihad of the tongue campaign to get elected. Why does he want the presidency so badly?
History sure is rhyming right now with the time leading up to WWII: A socialist with Nazi-like appeal with great support by Muslims and unthinking, weak-minded crowds worshiping this creature.
There is no way that Barack Hussein Obama is going to support either Israel or America if elected.

Gabe on July 24, 2008 at 1:19 pm

You just explained it. McCain brought it up, so at this moment in time it became a political question. McCain brought it up as a political point, and don’t pretend he didn’t. So it’s nowhere close to requiring the automatic answer you describe. If you’re in a place where you’re trying to be respectful and avoid politics, you don’t answer political questions. That aspect is indeed automatic and simple to understand.

stormhit on July 24, 2008 at 1:21 pm

Barack Hussein Obama, the name is even chilling. I fail to understand WHY any American would even consider voting for this…IMO, a closet Muslim, let alone with all of his colon lined baggage.
I’m simply amazed at how memories of 9/11 have lapsed, and become so short. Here’s a photo that I grabbed from “Atlas Shrugs,” that just about sums up this piece of shit of a person, with a picture of Yasser Arafart in the background:

Jackson Pearson on July 24, 2008 at 1:28 pm

And in our system of government, where president is also the commander-in-chief, we are in even more danger, with Mobarak Hussein Obama, than one suspects. Take a look at the damage current president/commander-in-chief/sell-out, whose “allies” in “war-on-terror” are terrorists themselves (Saudi Arabie & Pakistan), has done: http://www.buzzflash.com/contributors/2002/11/13_Laden.html
Ex-presidents are no better:
So much for American presidents, who turn into biggest traitors.

Alert on July 24, 2008 at 1:37 pm

Who am I?
* Speeches in stadiums filled with mesmerized, adoring audiences – Check
* An uninspiring background before meteoric rise – Check
* Creates his own new symbols of power – Check
* Associates with racists, hatemongers and violent radicals – Check
* A propaganda machine willing to show him only in the best possible light – Check
* Uses, “glorious leader” style Agitprop posters common in totalitarian nations – Check (see German
campaign poster for example)
* Wants Secret Police force – Check
* Somebody powerful people think they can control – Check
* Often dismissed as a light-weight by his opponents – Check
* Seeks to replace God with the State – Check
* People adopting his name as their own – Check
* Inspires adoration art – Check
* Appropriates symbols of past German glory – Check
* Never plans on giving up power – Check (Obama to be president for the next Ôø?eight to 10 yearsÔø?)
* A narcissistic megalomaniac – Check
* Brazenly Takes credit for other people’s accomplishments – Check
* Wants to builds “youth” movement through State service – Check
* Acts as if in power before he is – Chcek
Frightened yet?

TheBigOldDog on July 24, 2008 at 2:08 pm

Funny, stormhit – I was just at the Holacaust Memorial in D.C. and told my niece in that hallowed place that this should NEVER happen again and that I, a gentile, would help ensure it never did. Obama, what a piece of crap, empty suit, narcissistic, marxist, America-loathing scumbag. THAT was the PERFECT place to make such a statement, especially from a “super-natural” being of his stature. Again and again, his words (or lack thereof) and actions increasingly and clearly speak to his character. WAKE UP SENATOR MCCAIN!!!

FreeAmerican on July 24, 2008 at 2:12 pm

mock outrage at its finest.
This is another example of “supporting the troops” mentality. Do you honestly think anyone is FOR the Holocaust?
If you don’t like Obama, fine. But try to find REAL reasons not to like the guy or his policies. This kind of nonsense doesn’t resonate with anyone and just makes you look petty and hateful.

dj on July 24, 2008 at 2:15 pm

Perhaps Sen. O’Bama was concerned that anything he said would be held against him by Detroit’s Muslim leadership again. Still, it seems to me that a true American patriot of any kind who walked through Yad Vashem would reflexively answer the proposal with a simple “Yes”.
Yet before we get too enthusiastic about Sen. McCain’s comments, I’d like to remind everyone that campaign promises are not contractually binding. As long as both candidates propose a “two-state solution” with the current leadership in Ramallah, I think the future looks perilous regardless of whether Sen. McCain appears better on the campaign trail.

There is NO Santa Claus on July 24, 2008 at 2:29 pm

“This is another example of “supporting the troops” mentality.”
HUH? The only reason you’re not speaking German or Japanese, is because thousands of GIs died for you. Moreover, the only reason you’re not a Dhimmi with an Arab dick stuck somewhere in you TODAY, is because guess why…our troops are fighting ruthless killers for all of US in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere in the world.
So I guess, if I’m guilty of having a “supporting our troops mentality,” so be it!

Jackson Pearson on July 24, 2008 at 2:43 pm

From the link:
“The two entered Beit HaNasi where Peres started describing an important book he read that contrasted the merits of socialism versus capitalism, which he recommended to the young senator whose books Peres found to be full of a moving human”
I wonder which one the book says was better, and what the name of the book was. Of course Hussein Obama can’t be relied on to protect any Jewish person, but I’m not so sure McCain can either. I agree completely with the caution expressed by TINSC.
McCain has also made verbal statements about Iran, but in practice, I am still waiting for him to condemn the appeasement that is still going on.
I have seen no indication that in practice McCain’s foreign policy would be any better than Bush’s.

c f on July 24, 2008 at 3:03 pm

dj, you ask “Do you honestly think anyone is FOR the Holocaust?”
Have you not been paying attention? Ahmadinejad, bin Laden, Arafat, Ghadaffi, Khomeini, the Muslim Brotherhood, Hezb’allah, Hamas, Fatah, even a significant subset of Europe… the list is sadly endless… yes, dj, there are PLENTY of people who have been outspokenly “for” the Holocaust.
The significance of Debbie’s post is that Obama, with:
o His Muslim background,
o His posturing as a non-Muslim which he fails to substantiate with a public rejection of Islam,
o His mysterious sojourn to Pakistan,
o His documented Nation of Islam staffers,
o His association with folks like Auchi and terrorists like Ayres and Dohrn, and
o His previous duplicitous remarks on the topic of Israel, cf. http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article6619.shtml
…is the LAST person who should be dodging a question about preventing a repeat of the Holocaust.
The fact that he could not stir himself to loft even a token platitude about how he’d work to prevent a repeat is disturbing and quite possibly revealing.
I can only hope people are paying attention. The media certainly is not.

ScottJordan on July 24, 2008 at 3:17 pm

DJ cluelessly says:
*mock outrage at its finest.
This is another example of “supporting the troops” mentality. Do you honestly think anyone is FOR the Holocaust?*
Hello?! They are called Muslims. And their allies are the liberals who would sit around and do nothing while they annihilate Israel.
Look at TheBigOldDog’s frightening list. Obama is a “citizen of the world.” In other words, he is a traitor to his American citizenship. There is no way this guy will defend America or Israel. In fact, he will try to destroy us, and the world will watch in glee. No wonder Muslims like him so much.

Gabe on July 24, 2008 at 3:20 pm

Hey Santa
“So I guess, if I’m guilty of having a “supporting our troops mentality,” so be it!”
Its not about supporting the troops or not. Its about SAYING you are supporting the troops for political gain while implying that your opponent does not. Of course all Americans support our troops. Its a given. Just like all Americans would never sit idly by while the Holocaust was going on (lets just ignore the Sudan for now and forget that the US did not accept Jews from Europe in WWII while the first Holocaust was happening).
McCain made an idiotic statement to which there was no other possible response. Rovian politics at their finest.
If he really wants to say something supportive of Israel then lets hear him go to Jerusalem and state that it is and always will be a Jewish/Israeli city. Lets hear him go to Sderot and state that Israelis can protect themselves when bombs are falling on them every day. But to have him sit in the US and launch platitudes about never allowing another Holocaust rings hollow to my ears.
You want to support Jews? You want to support Israel? We’re right here and waiting.

dj on July 24, 2008 at 4:05 pm

Gabe, you’re nuttier than Schlussel.
Scotty, there’s documentation now of his Nation of Islam staffers? It’s Ms. Schlussel with an anonymous source who she says she could no longer believe in a follow-up post. That’s documentation to you?
A Holocaust Museum is no place for a press conference.
Keep up the smearing and the fearmongering, fellas. In fact, kick it up a notch if you can.

Audacious on July 24, 2008 at 4:09 pm

dj, you’re so cute the way you call me “Scotty”. Beam me up. As a rhetorical device, you’d have been sent to the corner of my high-school debate class for that.
Now. Whether the Nation of Islam claims the frequently-mentioned Jennifer Mason as a member (or one or more others on Obama’s staff) may not be documented to your satisfaction among the nearly quarter-million hits one receives when one googles [“nation of islam” OR NOI, staffer, obama, -schlussel], but it’s one of the more minor points that I raised. After all, the realities of Obama’s State Senatorial district (which includes one of his endorser Farrakhan’s residences) make it almost inconceivable that no NOI member has been employed by Obama. Meanwhile, how typically leftist to pull on one thread in an attempt to rebut a multi-point posting, while ignoring all my other points, and while hoping we’ll all forget your insane original contention that no one “is FOR the Holocaust.” A slippery fellow you are, dj. Too bad we’re onto the likes of you.
I agree with you, though: a Holocaust Museum is no place for a press conference, or any other form of political prostitution. Yet there he was, The One, satin Yarmulke resplendent, ostentatiously posing for the cameras. Yet when asked the “never again” question, he hewed to his own Middle East policy and cut and ran.
Pull on THAT thread, dj. Knit it in a bow, if you’d like to try. Because this captured Obama’s cowardice, equivocation and dissembling, amidst the most historically oppressed yet most accomplished and steadfast people this Earth has seen.
This deserves to do for Obama what the “rape question” did for Dukakis. That is, if anyone’s paying attention.

ScottJordan on July 24, 2008 at 4:42 pm

Seems my preceding comments should’ve been addressed to “Audacious”, not dj.
My apologies for my error.

ScottJordan on July 24, 2008 at 4:44 pm

I’m thoroughly offended…… can I come out of the corner now?

dj on July 24, 2008 at 4:47 pm

It appears some people will say anything to get close to Obama. Their love has no bounds. Liberals like stormhit are decieving themselves and setting us all up for a fall. B. Hussein is all about politics, all the time.
“Hussein Has Team Surround Holiest Wall In Jerusalem With Campaign Posters”

Word-Drum on July 24, 2008 at 5:34 pm

I have seen no indication that in practice McCain’s foreign policy would be any better than Bush’s.
Posted by: c f at July 24, 2008 03:03 PM
My God. Sorry, but how can McCain’s foreign policy be compared to Bush’s?
– Bush’s business partners were Bin Ladins.
– Bush companies Arbusto and Harken Energy were financed by foreigners.
– Bush covered up for Saudis in 9/11 commission investigation.
– Bush family has conveniently adopted Bandar (saudi prince) into Bush family.
– Bush increased, yes increased, Saudi student-visas in 2007.
– Bush helped Bin Ladins excape after 9/11.
– Finally, Bush not only pardoned the debt, but provided US tax-dollars and arms to another terrorist country, Pakistan.
If one didn’t know better, Bush, elected by foolish Americans, works for Saudi Arabia, to date (Didn’t you see Bush kissing the Saudi prince?) How can McCain’s foreign policy come even close to Bush’s?

Alert on July 24, 2008 at 5:41 pm

Well, as long as SJ made a few comments about methodology, I’ll add my two cents’ worth re Alert’s comments:
No, in this case the whole is not greater than the sum of its parts. If none of the sentences is totally correct, the conclusion isn’t any better.
Also, while Bush is no prize, the statements you have made do not, one iota go to the substance of his foreign policy, except for very tangential statements.
They all want to increase student visas. McCain is on top of the list.
What does it mean to ‘adopt’ Bandar into the Bush family.
An oversimplification to say Pakistan is a terrorist country. To say that means ignoring the opportunities for a correct foreign policy to influence Pakistan. Obviously that country is not the same foreign policy-wise as Iran.
Partnerships and financing from foreigners? McCain has been in public life for many years, has no companies. That doesn’t make him beter than Bush.
So let’s go to the core of foreign policy:
Neither Bush nor McCain has criticized the ‘peace process’ in the Mideast structured to support terrorists.
McCain has not criticized the Bush statement department’s meeting with Iran.
McCain has not criticized Bush’s appeasement of No. Korea.
McCain promotes the loose (really virtually nonexistent) border ‘security’ that makes it easy for terrorists to enter this country, whether by VISA or just sneaking through.
Both McCain and Bush seem to accept staying in the United Nations, which like the League of Nations, was at best irrelevant, and at worst, damaging to our security interests right from the start.
McCain has said nothing indicating disagreement with Bush’s appeasement of Red China.
to my knowledge, McCain has said nothing criticizing the Bush Defense Dept.’s framing of the Haditha soldiers.
Instead of dealing with issues either incorrect, circumstantial or tangential (or all of the above), if you are trying to critique foreign policy of two individuals, don’t just repeat sound bytes you heard somewhere, or are paid to regurgitate: go into the nuts and bolts of policy.
Of course there may be a few slight differences. No two people are alike, but the similarities, and McCain’s silence over Bush’s errors, his silence over Rice’s constant bulldozing of Israel, except for a very tepid & isolated remark about the ridiculous conference in Washington a few months back, support a conclusion that there is little difference between the two.
Another similarity, the support for bailout, at the taxpayers’ expense of the mortgage fiasco.

c f on July 24, 2008 at 6:16 pm

One more thing’ the relationship to Saudi Arabia is complex. Intelligence is the ability to make distinctions, and, again, with all its shortcomings, Saudi Arabia is not Iran.
You have to be more specific re the 9/11 commission than you are. While I am not supportive of Bush’s coziness with Saudi Arabia, you are comparing apples & oranges with your implication that McCain would be better. Who knows?
I’ll never forget Clinton’s criticism of Bush 1 for being too close to China. Did that make Clinton better than Bush? Of course not, Clinton did the same thing when he was elected. Where has McCain ever presented a nuanced view of Saudi Arabia? What is his strategy for dealing with it? What were his (non) comments about the recent reach-out farce that occurred there?
Just like all the candiddates always (except for Hussein) say that the Israeli capital should be in Jerusalem, and then retreat from that when they win, you have to look at McCain’s political record over the years & compare with Bush. Not an awful lot of difference.

c f on July 24, 2008 at 6:29 pm

You’re preaching to the choir.
You made a dumb-ass comment about: “This is another example of “supporting the troops” mentality,” and now are trying to crawl out from under it by mixing apples and oranges. Or, are you having just difficulties with your meds?
Nice try stupidio, but I’ve always supported Israel, the U.S.A., and the war on terror, and always will!

Jackson Pearson on July 24, 2008 at 8:52 pm

Because he never answered the “second holocaust question? That’s a no. Surely that will cost him the jewish vote.

OldSchoolW on July 24, 2008 at 9:14 pm

I’m afraid you responded to the message post beneath the one I made. The post you responded to was made by Jackson Pearson.
Just thought I’d give you a head-up and let you know.

There is NO Santa Claus on July 24, 2008 at 9:36 pm

Obama got heckled at the Western (Wailing) Wall in Jerusalem.
One heckler said:
“Jerusalem is NOT for sale, Obama” can be heard at the end of the clip.

horselady on July 24, 2008 at 9:45 pm

B.O. has shown what a pussy he is when asked a really important question about the holocaust. If he were to answer truthfully he’d probably give a Louis Farrycon reply that even the drive by media couldn’t gloss over. We know how the NOI feels about the Jews. Libtards can try to bring Bush into this but that just shows how really desperate they are to attempt to draw attention away from the Dukakis II that they are about to nominate for the big defeat.

samurai on July 25, 2008 at 12:07 am

Fauxbama purposely snubbed our troops, in German hospitals, recovering from wounds suffered in Iraq/Afghanistan. But he made sure to smile for the cameras. Of course, his trip was all about one big photo op!
Before he got to Israel, don’t ever, ever forget what he wrote in his book:
From Audacity of Hope – ‘I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.’

Jackson Pearson on July 25, 2008 at 12:10 am

He was born a Muslim, which he denies. \He went to a madrassah, which he denies.
He said I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.’ He also said the Islamic war-cry, the ‘allahu-akhbar, is the most beautiful sound in the world. (Or some such)
He is a hateful racist like his raving pastor Jeremiah Wright to whom he listened for 20 years. He is in the Islamic pocket because that’s where his enormous funding for the campaign comes from. He is the Manchurian candidate, that’s why the Musulmaniacs all go apeshit over him.
He is bad news. This guy can destroy America and Israel if elected.

sheik yer'mami on July 25, 2008 at 8:32 am

Conservative voters, you CANNOT sit this one out! As much as we despise the idea of a RINO POTUS for the next four years, anything is better than this douchebag.
My question for the hesitation: was it because he doesn’t think Israel deserves to survive (as any good-thinking closet mooslim should think), or is he afraid to stand up and defend our ally?
If either of these reasons is correct, it’s just wrong. Very wrong.

ConnectTheDots2006 on July 25, 2008 at 8:58 am

There was only one answer, yet the cagey Obama chosae to vote ‘present’ again.
As Cal Thomas recently opined, “Obama is like floor wax, all shine and no depth.”
He continually shows himself to be a confused, duplicitous man who suffers from cognitive dissonance when faced with clear immediate choices in an unscripted setting. That is precisely the wrong mental makeup for the leader of the free world.
I received a message from a young Army Captain in Afghanistan today that documents how during his one-hour trip to Afghanistan, Obama blew off the few assembled troops who wished to greet him, choosing instead to shoot a few baskets for the cameras.
Captain Jeffrey S Porter wrote:
“As the Soldiers were lined up to shake his hand he blew them off and didn’t say a word as he went into the conference room to meet the General. As he finished, the vehicles took him to the ClamShell (pretty much a big top tent that military personnel can play basketball or work out in with weights) so he could take his publicity pictures playing basketball. He again shunned the opportunity to talk to Soldiers to thank them for their service”.
I will leave it to your judgement whether this man deserves to serve as commander-in-chief.

donchicago48 on July 25, 2008 at 11:29 am

Hi Deb,
Jews who can seriously ask if anybody really wants another holocaust are also a danger and a threat.
There is a marvelous analysis of B. Hussein by Jackie Mason. It can be found on Utube.
Shabbat shalom.
Joe B.

Joe B. on July 25, 2008 at 12:23 pm

In reading some of the posts here I am thinking
of people on our side who say they won’t vote or
would prefer to have Obama in power to foul things
up so bad that we’d have a return to conservative
Republicism soon after and then for decades to
come. It seems tempting to think this way, but
when you think of the irrepairable damage that
can be inflicted on us in just 4 years of office
by the likes of Obama and a legislative branch
of like mind, the whole idea becomes frightening.
We must not let this happen. It is not just Israel we need worry about but the entire United
States if not the free world. Wake up America,
this is not the American Idol show where you
just don’t buy the winner’s records if you don’t like the outcome!

GW Bramhall on July 25, 2008 at 1:32 pm

Hey Joe
why dont you bite me?
Let me rephrase the question since everyone here appears to be obtuse:
Do you honestly think Obama wants another Holocaust?

dj on July 25, 2008 at 4:46 pm

Prove those are Jews in that pit!

JC on February 25, 2012 at 6:20 am

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