If there is anything more conflicting than a Steve Bannon photo op with a Jewish Rabbi, we don’t know what it would be..
Unless it is this picture of Bannon with his arm around Rabbi Shmuley Boteach in front of the famed Oval Office whiteboard “to-do” list, which is inadvertently revealed in the photo. Maybe Bannon was just so disgusted by having to be in close proximity to an actual Jewish person that he forgot the whiteboard was behind them? At any rate, it is a great relief to know that our National Security is so well-guarded that photos of internal White House to-do lists don’t accidentally get photo-ed and immediately distributed to thousands of people on Twitter…
— Rabbi Shmuley (@RabbiShmuley) May 2, 2017
Rabbi Shmuley, a Trump supporter and long-time defender of Bannon, was visiting the White House to commemorate Israeli Independence Day, a day that celebrates the creation of the State Of Israel on 14 May 1948. Most Israelites celebrate Independence day with picnics, ceremonies, and fireworks, much like Fourth of July in the United States. For some unimaginable reason, Boteach felt it most appropriate to celebrate with a show of Jewish support for Steve Bannon—former head of Breitbart News and someone who the the Anti-Defamation Leagues’s chief executive, Jonathan Greenblatt, described as:
a man who presided over the premier website of the ‘alt-right’ – a loose-knit group of white nationalists and unabashed anti-Semites and racists.
Meanwhile, the white board behind them reads like a crazy dictator’s manifesto, listing unconstitutional goals such as “cancel all federal funding to sanctuary cities” and “build a border wall and eventually make Mexico pay for it.” Or our personal favorite,”Submit a plan to defeat Isis”…how’s that one coming along, Mr. Bannon?
— Jess Dweck (@TheDweck) May 3, 2017
Perhaps most telling are the check marks next to “completed” items—items the Trump Administration clearly consider wins. Except none of them….not one..have actually been implemented. Suspend immigration from terror prone regions? Nope. Implement new extreme vetting techniques? Has to go through Congress, has not happened. Suspend the Syrian Refugee Program? Tried but failed..
Perhaps the check marks don’t signify achievements at all..maybe they just signify that an effort was made. As in, “tried to sneak this one past the American people but failed due to some “so-called” judge quoting something called the Constitooshun??