It’s hard to miss how much the Obama Administration is beginning to look like the Clinton Administration. Even the big draw at the convention wasn’t Obama giving another listless address on why we need to give him another four years to redistribute the wealth to his supporters, but Bill Clinton. And it seemed almost fitting that Rabbi David Wolpe, famously known as Monica Lewinsky’s rabbi, delivered the benediction on the expected social justice theme.
Wolpe’s strange benediction seemed frantic to reach for Obamaesque poetry, instead it achieved a mannered surrealism, like an English professor trying to reinvent the Rime of the Ancient Mariner. After all the usual calls for social justice, came this…
May our souls be enlarged by empathy and uplifted by leaders and thinkers and teachers who believe in strength of soul and wild, wonderful visions; so together, with right and left worshiping the same God, our nation, this nation, this strong, blessed nation, filled with spirit and called to noble cause, will become more passionate, more purposeful, more burnished and bright through the warmth of your embrace and the extraordinary power, dear God, of your love.
Wolpe may not have gotten the memo, but the left doesn’t believe in G-d, it does however believe in leaders with soul and wild, wonderful visions. That’s what got us into this mess in the first place.