Trump Fails To Invite Jewish Democrats To White House’s “Especially Special” Hanukkah Party [VIDEO]

Newsweek reports:

President Donald Trump failed to invite Jewish Congressional Democrats to the White House’s annual Hanukkah party on Thursday night, demonstrating that Washington partisanship can poison even the most benign religious holidays.

The decision shocked some Jewish Democrats, who observed that previous presidents had invited members of the opposing party to religious holiday parties.

“Why would you make partisan decisions about invitations that are entirely not partisan?” Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) told McClatchy News. “Hanukkah is something that’s important to all Jews; the tradition is to invite the Jewish members of Congress.

More from the New York Times:

Mr. Trump, who prizes loyalty and seldom forgets a slight, also did not invite Reform Jewish leaders who have been critical of him or progressive Jewish activists who have differed with him publicly on policy issues.

The move injected a partisan tinge into a normally bipartisan celebration at the White House, where on Thursday Mr. Trump spoke to a crowd standing amid Christmas trees. “I know for a fact there are a lot of happy people in this room,” Mr. Trump said to raucous whoops and applause, adding simply, “Jerusalem.”

He wished those assembled a Happy Hanukkah, then said, “I think this one will go down as especially special.”

  • bkmn

    He will do anything to keep his hate-filled base happy going forward.

  • Lazycrockett
    • Todd20036

      Thanks Bernie. You built this too.

    • Treant

      LOCK HER UP!

      (We have more proof already than they ever did against Hillary).

      But don’t worry, she’s white, rich, and a Senator’s wife. It doesn’t really matter what she did, he’ll get her off scot-free.

  • Bluto

    Wouldn’t want to sully a perfectly good Hanukkah party by inviting Jews. Oh for fucks sake this can’t really be happening.

    • Todd20036

      It is.

    • Librarykid

      Certainly not Liberal, Democratic Jews, but they probably do not want to light the menorah and dance the hora with the shtick dreck in the room anyway.

    • Uncle Mark

      Nah…they were more concerned about the Jewish Democrats lighting Stephen Miller, instead of the Menorah…and y’all know that greasy SOB would be burning for more than 8 days

  • i wish he were dead.
    i really do.

    • I don’t disagree but I think this would be too easy. I hope the authorities finally catch up to him, throw him in jail, then let him live a long life rotting in hell.

    • PickyPecker

      That’s the end goal, sure. However, before that I want him and his entire family completely humiliated and stripped of all assets.

    • DreadPikathulhu

      I’ll be making a special trip someday to piss on his grave.

      • It’s gonna need a take-a-number machine mounted nearby.

      • RoverSerton

        I won’t get busted for urinating in public but there will be a jar of piss i’ll pour over it.

    • Librarykid

      but not just him. The GOP should get a package deal and all go together.

    • unclemike

      As the late great Chez Pazienza said last year, “He needs to have his dick stomped into the dirt.”

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      Right, but it has to be something obvious like a lightening strike or something, caught on tape.
      Otherwise the trumpanzees will martyr him foreverrrrrrrrrrrrr.

    • Puckfair52

      He’s in my thoughts!

    • SFBruce

      I’d prefer that he be driven from office in complete disgrace, and then to live a long life with only really bad press.

      • Paula

        No, no, I’d settle for dead.

      • RoFaWh

        I’d add “intractable arthritic pain” to that wish list.

    • Achilles Tsakiridis


    • Daveed_WOW

      Thoughts and prayers. Those are my thoughts. That’s what I pray for.

    • JCF

      I wish Trumpism were dead. By Any Means Necessary…

  • Stogiebear

    I wouldn’t worry too much about being left out of the gathering this time. When he has his white supremacist nazi minions rounding up the Jews he’ll not forget to include you then.

  • Jeffrey

    Jared may be getting a Hanukkah present soon.

    • clay

      Eight special indictments?

      • liondon#iamnotatraitor

        ..and it was only supposed to be one!

        • clay

          It’s a miracle!

    • RoFaWh

      This could be his last Hanukkah celebration as a free man…

  • Kevin Perez

    So who was there? Jared and Ivanka, maybe Joe Lieberman?

    • skyweaver

      I don’t know why, but just reading Joe Lieberman’s name made me laugh a little. I guess b/c I can actually see him kowtowing to Trump thought thankfully Joe’s kept out of the spotlight recently

    • clay

      (under-Secretaries in Treasury, Budget, and Finance? Donny likes short guys in yarmulkes handling his money, but not much else.)

  • skyweaver

    Jerk for jerk’s sake. How completely unsurprising

  • Todd20036

    I’ve never wished a man dead, but I’ve read obituaries with great enthusiasm.

    But in this case, I wish he were dead. Disease, accident, suicide, or murder.

    He’s better for America dead than alive.

    • a googolplex of upvotes!

      • John30013

        Just one upvote for spelling “googolplex” right. 👏👏👏

      • A Graham’s number of upvotes too!

    • The only thing I don’t like there is that we’d then have President Pence. *shudder* Out of the frying pan and into the fire.

      I don’t think I ever despised the Bush administration as much as I despise this one. And I detested that one.

    • Rambie

      No, not until he’s ruined the GOP and his family. If he dies in office he’ll become a GOP’er icon of martyrdom

    • Librarykid

      But the fascism he champions will not die with him.

      • Hank

        Perhaps not, but we would be MUCH BETTER with the Head cut off!!!

    • Phil in Colorado

      I just had a vision of Trump in his own version of It’s a Wonderful Life. In it, the angel Clarence just shook his head and said, ‘Well look at that… the world really WOULD be better off if you were never born…’

    • Snarkaholic

      Please ask him to ‘exit’ with Pence(il dick) under one arm and Moore-on under the other.

    • Chris Baker

      No, let him at least be first forced out in disgrace and shame. Don’t rob us of the satisfaction of seeing him humiliated first. Murder would make him a martyr; suicide, accident or disease would lead to conspiracy theories. But even before that, let him have to deal with a Democratic Congress at the midterms.

      • RoFaWh

        Ya know something? Trump is almost certainly incapable of feeling humiliation.

    • RoFaWh

      Even better, a mysterious disappearance with only a grease stain on his sheets to mark the spot.

  • PickyPecker
    • zhera

      How any Jew or other minority can support the Dumpster is beyond me. How? HOW?!? What good will money do if you’re locked up in a concentration camp, waiting in line for the ‘showers’?
      Shame on any Jew that showed up to this party, and shame on everyone who wanted to be there!

      • matrem

        Because they think this time around their money and fundamentalism will insultate them from persecution by then evangelical moral majority fascists.

      • Charles Nelson

        Not different than the LGBTQ Trump voters: “Thank you for your vote, now please step into the shower with the hundred others”

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      • Strepsi

        Seriously – even being in the same room as that much pig can’t be kosher.

        • RoFaWh

          This is why the better-equipped synagogues have a ritual bath in the basement.

        • Mihangel apYrs

          I think that that is a profoundly insulting remark: pigs are intelligent and sociable animals

      • stanhope

        Because they are stupid enough to believe they are not on the list just further down after Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, LBGTQ and Blacks

        • Mihangel apYrs

          they need to remember their Niemoeller

  • For those who missed it the first time: Trump is petty, mean-spirited, and vindictive.

    Got that?

    • Uncle Mark

      Yet the fat, orange blob wonders why the kids on the other-side of the aisle won’t play with him.

      • He doesn’t want them to play with him. He wants them to do as they’re told.

  • Taylor Bixler

    hannukah also starts on the 12th, but Maralago beckons

  • Butch

    So that means he didn’t invite Chuck Schumer? Brilliant. That’ll advance your legislative agenda. I don’t think I can argue that it will be “especially special.”

    • Taylor Bixler

      But Chuck is still thrilled over the Jerusalem announcement, so there’s that.

      • Butch

        I’m not a fan of Schumer’s – I think he’s too allied with Wall Street – but it’s still dumb, although I agree with you.

        • Librarykid

          Like Hillary was too allied with Wall Street then almost all of 45’s whole cabinet is from Wall Street. Like Obama played too much golf and 45…well, you get the picture.

  • JeauxFan

    He doesn’t give a fuck. He never misses an opportunity to stick it to someone.

    • RoFaWh

      The words petty, childish, adolescent (etc) were invented for describing Trump.

      Lots of other words too: fat, gross, undisciplined, lazy, stupid, ignorant, impolite, boorish. Lots and lots.

  • liondon#iamnotatraitor

    Were the Jewish reporters from The Washington Post investigating Roy Moore invited?

    • clay


    • Gustav2

      Bernie Bernstein could not be reached for a comment.

      • clay

        Is he still busy with Ginni and Clarence Thomas?

        • Gustav2

          No. he took his trophy and went home.

      • liondon#iamnotatraitor

        …Jewie McJewface had no comment.

  • Gustav2

    “God save our gracious KIng”

    C’mon everyone, join in…

  • justmeeeee

    Fucking asshole. Nothing more to say.

  • JohnJay

    I’m surprised he could even say Hanukkah without his dentures slipping out.

    • RoFaWh

      Crazy Glue?

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    Sarah H. Sanders is going to honor the Jewish White House Correspondents by wearing her Especially Special Hanukkah outfit to today’s press briefing.

    • TominDC

      I won’t lie, I’d totally knit and wear that sweater…

      • unclemike

        A student of mine wore that sweater last week. 🙂

      • BearEyes

        Yes, but would Alaska Airlines allow you early boarding?

    • Joe in PA

      Fake photo! She’s not wearing those ridiculous elephant sleeves.

    • Librarykid

      If she’s wearing it, it comes in car cover size.

    • Stogiebear

      Just imagine him rubbing her nipples. Go ahead, imagine it. I’ll wait.

      You’re welcome.

    • RoFaWh

      Speaking of challah, a local grocery chain, Thrifty Foods, has challah at the end of the week. You have a choice, with or without, and I’m not referring to the special pre-lick nipple cleanser Our Steve likes so much; with or without sesame seed.

      It’s good. Alas, my diabetes pretty well precludes having any at all these days. Sob.

  • another_steve

    I’ll be inviting Jared to my Hanukkah party.

    I’ll advertise it as a “nudist celebration for us Jew boys.”

    • RoFaWh

      With? Or without?

      [With or without what? Pre-lick nipple cleanser?]

      [Why is no one laughing?]

      • another_steve

        The traditional Hanukkah pre-lick nipple cleanser consists of two parts chicken fat and one part Manischewitz Concord Grape Wine.

        There’s a special prayer we recite prior to its application.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    The Constant NON stop butchering of language alone is making me UPSET !

    • Beth Sanders

      So TYPICAL of you libruls getting so upset about how WE Americans! use English.

      In Christ,

      • PickyPecker
        • Joe in PA

          I love how Beth up votes her own posts as well as Jeebus giving her the finger. LOL

          • Daveed_WOW

            She’s a prize

        • JohnJay

          Let him/her have their fun. It’s her shtick. Same sarcastic type stuff many here do, with the exception she doesn’t come out of character, following Poe’s Law.

          She finally went too far the other day when she commented on that PA politician who had a hissy fit about being touched. She said how good he was standing up for his faith, but then “how handsome he was. Too bad he’s married”. Come on, that’s a hilarious Poe.

          • zhera

            Beth is definitely a performance piece. Just roll with it. 🙂

        • Daveed_WOW

          Beth loves Jesus

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        Christ wants you back in the ground.

        Happy Holidays bitch !

        • Stephen Elliot Phillips

          beth needs an exorcism

      • PickyPecker


        Upvoting your own comments makes the baby jebus cry.

        In Cthulu

        • Beth Sanders

          please explain mr picky

          • PickyPecker
          • Jonathan Smith

            i like both, just not at the same time……

          • Phillip in L.A.

            Have you tried? 😉

          • AmeriCanadian

            Are you looking for volunteers? 😉

          • Phillip in L.A.


          • AmeriCanadian


          • Ragnar Lothbrok

            The good Mr Pecker is trying to tell you that when you self upvote, not only is it tacky, but it is the same as pleasuring yourself in public, and that shrinks baby jesus’s weener !!

          • RoFaWh

            Self-upvotes, of whIch I’ve accidentally made a few myself, are simply accidents and deserve no criticism. Disqus, in its inimitable way, doesn’t bother to tell anyone the secret, but if you click the up arrow a second time, your vote is erased.

          • yes b’y
          • Stogiebear


      • Jonathan Smith
        • Beth Sanders

          someone sounds triggered! It is not my morning!

          • JohnJay

            Just sit down, put your feet up, and have a cuppa tea, dearie.

          • Daveed_WOW

            Leave your Gun Nuttery out of this. I’m due for a cocktail in 7 minutes.

        • AmeriCanadian

          “She” is constantly morphing, based on a few select replies that imply one thing or another, of which “she” then takes ownership. If’s amusing if not a little annoying. It does break up the day though.

        • yes b’y
          • Ragnar Lothbrok


      • JohnJay

        Beth… I didn’t recognize you. How you’ve changed.

      • Daveed_WOW

        It wouldn’t be a weekday without you,Beth. See you next Tuesday!

        • Beth Sanders

          Hi Daveed where are you going?


      • stevenj
  • Ninja0980
    And there goes the credibility of all of the Moore accusers.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Sadly yes. This revelation, which should have been admitted to at the outset, now puts into question everything. It shouldn’t, of course, but it will. Sigh. When will people and attorneys learn, if you have proof, don’t fuck with it.

      • Ninja0980

        As it should.
        She tampered with evidence and thus has no more credibility IMO.

        • Jean-Marc in Canada

          Agreed. My “it shouldn’t” is in reference to the other accusers who will now be tainted by this, because you know they will.

          • Ninja0980

            Yup, and they have credibility IMO.

          • Jean-Marc in Canada

            Indeed. The sheer volume of accusers, coupled with multiple independent witnesses, makes the case all the more credible.

      • Public opinion is cruel and stupid.

        • Jean-Marc in Canada

          But it’s not just public opinion that will matter now. She’s admitted to tampering with evidence and that’s a legal issue that puts into question her assertion. I still believe her, but from a legal/jurist prudence standpoint is damning.

          • RoFaWh

            She tampered before it was evidence, sounds like to me.

            Young girl gets predatory monster to sign her yearbook and adds date and place as a memento; no crime there.

          • Jean-Marc in Canada

            Ok, let’s assume that fact into evidence, the fact remains it was not disclosed when first presented and as such poisons the evidence in so much as it puts her truthfulness in the eyes of both public opinion and the law in doubt. That’s why it should have been made clear from the outset. Getting pissy with me for pointing that out doesn’t make my assertion wrong nor do I take any pleasure in having to point it out.

      • Joe in PA

        That’s what you get with the Gloria Allred representation.

        • Jean-Marc in Canada

          I’ve never liked her. While she may indeed bring a spotlight to these cases, she reeks of self-promoting grandstanding and it ultimately hurts the case.

          • Joe in PA

            self-promoting grandstanding Nailed it. As @treant says…don’t get between her and the camera!

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Today it’s ‘Happy Hanukkah’, tomorrow it will be ‘toss them under the bus’ or worse. Jews, regardless of party, should refuse to attend on principle…sorry…there I go again…thinking Republicans have principles. Apologies.

    • MikeinATL

      They think America was great in the days of slavery… principles? Please…

    • Rambie

      They only have principles that pay in campaign contributions

  • Ragnar Lothbrok
    • KCMC

      “mah face is big fat biscuit”
      “stick a beauty blender up your ass twice..”
      Oh. my. sides.

    • yes b’y

      just in time for the weekend, thanks

  • TominDC

    Why aren’t journalists interviewing those who were invited, and stayed after they figured out it was a partisan affair?

    If there’s going to be any shaming, those assholes are complicit.

  • Jacob

    Yeah. The real reason DWS shouldn’t be able to attend is that she belongs in jail.

  • Anastasia Beaverhousen

    “You may have the china sets,
    Fill the room with penthouse pets,
    You may have the loveliest outfits and best shoes.
    You my dance and you may sing,
    But I’m sorry, Donald king,
    You’ll hear no cheers,
    Just lots and lots of boos.
    You may have have butch men by the score
    Whom the women will adore,
    You may even have some animals from zoos,
    Though you’ve Poles and krauts instead,
    You may have unlevened bread,
    But I tell you, you are dead,
    If you don’t invite all the Jews.” – adapted from Spamalot

  • On a totally different note…
    It’s been a fantastically crazy week.
    In the past week, we got married, and both of us turned 40. And tomorrow we are treating ourselves to a spa/massage day.
    Dammit, we both work too hard to not pamper ourselves, at least a little bit.

    • Treant

      Congratulations on your nuptuals, and for reaching the halfway point to death!

      Is the massage at least a happy ending?

      • No, this is an actual “going to a massage parlor for relaxation” type deal.
        The happy ending is for when…we…uh…have company over…

    • PickyPecker
    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      Good for you !

    • AltheaTheCat

      An especially special Mazel Tov to you both!

    • BearEyes

      Mazel Tov, gentlemen

    • whollyfool


    • Phillip in L.A.

      Wonderful! Congratulations to you and your spouse, Ed Burrow! May you have a long, happy life together.

      Also, glad you live someplace that is not burning…. 🔥🔥🔥

    • UrsusArctos 🐻

      Congratulations! Did y’all go to the courthouse in Gretna? *fleeing*
      I hope it was a nice ceremony and the start of a long happy marriage.

      • Hah! No we did not, lol.
        Got married in New Orleans.

    • CB

      Keeping with the theme of this post…Mazel Tov!

    • Stogiebear

      Congratulations all around! Have a great day and wonderful life together.

    • David Walker

      Good on both of you! Such excellent news amidst the quagmire. May you and he be at least as happy as we were and for many, many more years.

      “How the world can change…it can change like that…due to one little word: Marriage.” Congratulations to you both.

    • Steve Smith

      Congratulations! treat yourselves and have a wonderful weekend.

    • JCF

      The perfect thread to say…

      …MAZEL TOV!!!! 😀

  • Blake Mason

    What an ass.

  • Treant

    On the down side, this is pretty typical.

    On the up side, if invited…would you want to go? Would you go? This was half him being a complete ass, and half not wanting to read all the regrets (and all the articles about the refusals to attend) from any self-respecting member of Congress.

    • Joe in PA

      Oh this is win win for Donnie…he loves being the spiteful, vindictive, prick that his is.

      And slightly o/t: the reporter from the Washington Blade has been not been invited to the Christmas party at the WH. Natch.

      • BearEyes

        Wasn’t there also a black female reporter not invited too?

        • Ragnar Lothbrok

          April Ryan. First time she has been left out in 20 some years.

  • Joe in PA

    He has the best words.

  • Jonathan Smith
  • Slippy_World

    OT-over at Dlisted , to celebrate Ann Coulter:’s 56th birthday ( yes she’s lasted that long just like a toenail fungus ) one of the posters baked her a cake :

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Why are these Jews different from all the others?

  • Hank

    I invite ALL of my friends here on JMG to my place in FTL to Celebrate Hanukah with me!!! Everyone bring your own “Dreidels” to play with!!!

  • Paula

    What a schlemiel!

    • Palmer

      He’s a schmuck, dear, a goniff, and a schmuck.

      • Paula

        And a schlub.

        • Jonathan Smith

          and a fuckwad.
          sorry, I’m Italian, don’t know Hebrew 🙂

          • Paula

            I am of Irish/German ancestry. I like learning other languages. I always make sure to learn the dirty words first.

          • Jonathan Smith


          • Bj Lincoln

            Ha Ha ha! The first thing we did at the start of our ASL classes was find all the dirty words. We did have a deaf woman in our class and she was happy to teach us.

          • Paula

            Growing up in Hawaii and attending public schools there, we had a lot of kids from Asia move to Hawaii and come to our school..
            We considered it our sworn duty to teach them all the dirty words, first.

        • Palmer

          That he is.

      • cleos_mom

        And a putz !

      • You are forgetting putz (dick) , paskudnyak (trouble maker) , yould (fool) , and goilem (golem/frankenstein). Do not forget to spit over your left shoulder when you hear his name and say “may be cursed for eternity). Another fun thing to do whenever you hear his name is point to your floor and say “I have his body in my floorboards” (chubst Trump in drered) meaning that someone dropped his body off and you were not sure how to dispose of it. My immigrant grandparents were all full of fun insults. Calling Melania a kurve (whore) is also par course.

        • Palmer

          Yiddish is such a wonderfully expressive language. So many insults, so little phlegm.

  • SFBruce

    Little Donnie doesn’t want the “loser” Jews at his little party. What’s the season for if not to stick it to your enemies? That “good will to all” stuff is so elite. But people better say “Merry Christmas” because the orange one says so.

    • Mikey

      according to Trump: the only good Jew is an accountant.. or a lawyer.

      • RoFaWh

        Or a gastroenterologist.

        • Mikey

          or as Trump calls him: “my dentist”

  • Buford

    So his idiot followers cheer the fact that he’s ‘bringing Xmas back’, but will they criticize his decision to invite only those he likes to the various Xmas, Hanukkah, and other holiday parties…?!?!

  • Robin Bailey

    It says a lot about Jewish republicans that they took part in this affront.

  • hdtex
    • Benny S.

      MY EYES! MY EYES!!!

    • Halou

      He would probably have a criminal record as long as his love letters to Russia. But wealth is what it is..

      • RoFaWh

        He probably already does but no one is brave enough to bell the cat.

    • EdA

      And the difference is what?? The piece of santorum wears a shirt over the tattoos on his, excuse the expression, his soul??

  • Benny S.

    “…as well as very very massively massive, believe me.”

  • Bj Lincoln

    He failed because he is a hateful f**king moron!

  • Halou

    Trump setting the bar incredibly low for the next president. Perhaps paving the way for Don Jr, or Ivanka to inherit the throne, and like the gullible morons we all are we’ll praise them for being so much better than their predecessor.

  • EdA

    So who was left? While there are certainly and sadly renegade Jews determined to give us a rotten reputation in Benedict Trump’s cabinet, there are no Jews shameless enough to be a Republiscum in Congress.

  • Cuberly Deux

    F’n infant.

  • BobSF_94117

    Shame on the Republican Jews who attended.

  • Dayglo

    “We’ve got the best parties. We’ll even have those hard doughnuts you people love so much.”

  • MooseMalloy

    Yeah, it’s “especially special” because he the special baby birthday boy and he’s SPECIAL.

  • JackNasty

    Especially special bupkis: it’s the only thing Trump can deliver.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    Stop Trump’s ugly War on Hanukkah!!
    We do not need to politicize everything. Shameless and despicable!

  • Caprice Goldberg

    Why would you quote Debbie Wasserman Schultz? She’s a traitor who should be in jail.

    • Debbie is actually a warm and smart lady. Granted, she has her problems with payday loan lenders, but everyone has some worries in the family. You do not know her. She lives down the street and brings me over chicken soup with matzoh balls when I have the flu. She actually is a very nice lady and well loved in South Florida. That is why she beat the living daylights out of the Bernie Sanders shill he put up against her for reelection in the primary last year.

      • Caprice Goldberg

        You’re right, I don’t know her. I don’t need to.

        I know her actions undermined the democratic process and that without her, we would not in the dire political situation we now find ourselves.

        Maybe the next time you’re sick you can ask her why it took prompting from Obama to finally get her to resign, what it feels like to be booed off stage, whether or not it was worth her inappropriately, unethically, and unprofessionally favoring HRC, and why she preemptively threatened to label any move to replace her as anti-Semetic and anti-woman.

        Let me know what she says, please. I’d be curious to hear the dribblings of a Democratic traitor.

        • When someone makes matzoh balls that light and fluffy you do not kvetch about delegate counts!

  • RoFaWh

    Washington partisanship?

    That’s wrong. This is purely Republican partisanship.

    How childish, too! “I don’t like you so I’m not inviting you to my party.” But otoh about right for the very childish, immature Trump.

  • Tempus Fuggit

    Meanwhile: a twat by the name of David Brooks, whom for some strange reason the New York Times considers printworthy, evidently has his head so far up his ass that no intellect can escape: The G.O.P. Is Rotting, he writes.

    That is: just now this schmuck is beginning to think the Republican party is beginning to rot, as though it didn’t start rotting decades ago. Noxious, selfgratulatory delusion apparently spares him any qualm on praising the
    likes of Milton Friedman and John Paul II for illusory greatness in intellect and morality, respectively, when
    in fact their dogma led directly to much current badness, while he simultaneously bleats and whinges that—poor him—he’s politically homeless.

    • coram nobis

      Oh, Brooks got even better. His previous op-ed tut-tutted about going to court over that wedding cake, and had the gall to suggest that the couple, instead, should’ve invited the baker to dinner.

      Isn’t this amusing? BTW, he’s part of the comedy act of Shields & Brooks every Friday on PBS’s NewHour.

      • Tempus Fuggit

        Oh, wow. In the piece you linked, Brooks says, “First, it’s just a cake”.

        Exactly. It’s not a statement of approval, it’s not tantamount to participation in the wedding, it’s just a cake. Only he wouldn’t bake the fuckin’ goddamn thing because he thinks his imaginary sky-friend hates fags. And that’s why it’s in court. This putz needs this explained to him?

        • coram nobis

          Apparently he does, and he thinks the couple were being perfectly unreasonable.

          David needs a new set of lorgnettes.

          He’s been doing this schtick forever, or for at least more Friedman Units than we can count.

          JIM LEHRER: … this week’s accord in Congress being hailed as the Great Compromise of 1850. For commentary on that and other events this week, we turn to our weekly analysis from Shields and Brooks. That’s syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks.
          Welcome, gentlemen.
          MARK SHIELDS: Thank you, Jim.
          JIM: So what about Sen. Clay’s new compromise?
          MARK: It represents a statesmanlike approach on the issue of slavery. We have extremists like Edmund Ruffin on the right, who wants to take the South out of the Union, and William Lloyd Garrison on the left who actually wants to abolish slavery, and it’s time we got a bipartisan compromise on something at least.
          DAVID BROOKS: Might I add, however, that slavery represents the largest share of the South’s economy, and any further efforts to restrict it could slow our economic growth throughout the 1850s and even beyond. And it upsets the Missouri Compromise. Sen. Calhoun himself warned that the day the balance between the two sections was destroyed would be a day not far removed from disunion, anarchy, and civil war.
          JIM: Could the Union be preserved, in his view?
          DAVID: Yes, easily; the North has only to agree to a restoration of the lost equilibrium of equal North–South representation in the Senate; and to cease agitating the slavery question. That’s all.
          MARK: Calhoun had precedent on his side of the debate, however, Sen. Webster was able to fend off his abolitionist base to sign onto the compromise.
          DAVID: Daniel Webster may have some political problems by signing on to the agreement.
          MARK: Yes, but he said, “No man can suffer too much, and no man can fall too soon, if he suffer or if he fall in defense of the liberties and constitution of his country.” Liberties, David, for all of us.
          DAVID: All of us who own property of one kind or another, anyway.
          JIM: On that note, we need to segue into our next segment, on the Whig Party and its prospects for the 1850 election. We turn to Jeffrey Brown, in New York …

      • Tempus Fuggit

        …and as you can see, that Brooks piece has been picked up and posted at a place where Disqus commenting is used.

  • David Walker

    It’s a Tom Lehrer song, and there’s a video with him singing it, but I like eye candy, even in tuxes. AND this would piss off at least some in attendance.

  • coram nobis
  • narutomania

    Happy Channukah!! (No Jews Allowed)

    • coram nobis

      Donald will probably pronounce it “chutzpah”, especially if the Polygrip doesn’t hold.

  • GanymedeRenard

    Ugh. Despicable.

  • B Snow

    There are Jewish Republicans???!? They should be ashamed of themselves.

  • Dade

    2017: the year satire became indiscernible from reality

  • Mike Knife

    Donal Hitler Trump

  • Kevin Andrews
  • JWC

    what do yo expect drom a precosious child

  • CottonBlimp

    demonstrating that Washington partisanship can poison even the most benign religious holidays.

    I wish someone was out there to bitchslap every journalist who says “Washington” or “Congress” or any other generalism when what they mean is “Republicans”.

  • Jefe5084

    I am not at all surprised about this.

  • thatotherjean

    Donald Trump is the Oprah of insults: “You get an insult! And you get an insult! And you get an insult! Everybody gets an insult!” Especially Democrats, but also FBI employees, DOJ heads, and Robert Mueller.

  • Scott MB

    Why is tRump aiding in in the WAR ON CHRISTMAS by celebrating this fake news holiday!?!

    I am joking, the holiday isn’t fake our “president” is.

  • stanhope

    And the Jewish republicans still attended? So much for solidarity. Politics over religion…..hell is adding a new wing.

    • Hank

      I am curious as to how many Jewish Rethuglicans, there are, in comparison to those, that are Democrats??? No one in my family, that I know is an out right Rethuglican.

  • Friday

    And Jerusalem gets…. Completely pointless violence, happy Hannukah.

  • Nowhereman

    How about we just stop having religious gatherings at the White House, period.

  • JCF

    “also did not invite Reform Jewish leaders”

    Wow. Nazi gets to define who’s Jewish!

  • Gianni

    Well, one can’t say that Donnie doesn’t hold a grudge for even the most piddling of reasons.

  • Jay Silversmith

    Don the con is too stupid to know history, religion, logic, etc. He only knows how to plot revenge. And that uses up all the empty space in his cranium.

  • JaniceInToronto

    O/T Trump goads North Korea into nuking Jerusalem.

    Poof! A lasting middle east peace!

    I have to stop reading so much news and cut down on the benzos…