The Jewish holiday of Shavuot, Pentecost, begins this coming Saturday night. The holiday has several traditional names: Shavuot, the festival of weeks, marking seven weeks after Passover; Chag HaKatzir, the festival of reaping grains, and Chag HaBikkurim, the festival of first fruits. Shavuot, according to Jewish tradition, is the day the Children of Israel accepted the Torah at Mt. Sinai. It is also believed to be the day of King David’s birth and death.
Here’s Barack Hussein Obama reacting to the three scandals that are poised to engulf the balance of his second term:
1. Benghazi is a “sideshow.”
2. Political repression of Conservatives by the IRS was committed by “low-level staffers.”
3. Regarding government wiretaps on the AP: “I’m shocked.”