Did Obama Confuse Hanukkah and Kwanzaa?
Yesterday Obama celebrated Hanukkah. That means tomorrow is Christmas Eve, and next Wednesday is New Year’s Eve in Obamaville. Hanukkah is not for two weeks, and he lit every candle in the menorah! You’re supposed to do it over an eight-day period. He did it all at once just to be done with it. As he says: This is to show my devotion to Israel.
Snerdley, what do you think the odds are that Obama confused Hanukkah and Kwanzaa? When was Kwanzaa invented? (interruption) No, ’66. I looked it up. Kwanzaa was invented 1966. It was invented by a guy named Ron Karenga. Yeah. Yeah. His name was Ron Karenga but he had an alias, Dr. Maulana Ron Karenga. (laughing)
So he was a doctor. And he invented Kwanzaa, which is a seven-day feast, runs December 26 to January 1st. In 1966 he branded it a black alternative to Christmas. The idea was to celebrate the end of what Ron Karenga considered the Christmas season exploitation of African-Americans. Now, what was that? What was the Christmas season exploitation of African Americans? Was it all the black Santa Clauses that were out there in the department stores? What was it then? What was the exploitation of African-Americans at Christmastime? According to the official Kwanzaa website, as opposed to the Hallmark Cards Kwanzaa site, the celebration was designed to foster conditions that would enhance the revolutionary social change for the — anyway it also has a candelabra. It was seven days, seven candles instead of eight for Hanukkah, and you light ’em all at once. So Obama had a menorah there and he lit ’em all. I’m sure he thought it was Kwanzaa while talking about loyalty to Israel.