[...] They dropped a whopping $1.6 million for a six bedroom house in the northern end of Hyde Park. OK -- that might seem like a lot of money for most of us, but that's not the big shocker here. It's not that extravagant for a U.S. Senator and best-selling author.Why . . . why . . . they'll be davening Shacharis there!! Maybe there's a Gemara shiur in the morning and just across the street Obama will be finishing his morning waffle. What's wrong with you Jewish Republicans?
The really shocking information -- that revelation that will put to rest the anti-Semitic rumors:
The Obama's new house is across the street from a synagogue!! [Bold in original]
Let me say that again: The Obama's new house is across the street from a synagogue . . .
Where do the Obamas live? Across the street from a synagogue.... [Italics in original]
Yes, they deliberately moved to a house that is literally across the street from a local center of Jewish culture -- a house of Jewish worship! Perhaps, this reflects some naivete -- they might not have realized how difficult it would be to find street parking on the Jewish High Holidays. Still, it seems hard to argue that a true anti-Semite would invest such a princely sum to buy a home across the street from a synagogue.
So, the next time you talk to a Jewish relative about the election and they say he's anti-Semitic, just tell them he moved into a nice house across the street from a synagogue in Hyde Park. What kind of anti-Semite spends seven figures to buy a home across the street from a synagogue?
Crossposted on Soccer Dad