Why Did Obama Use This Word to Describe the Jewish Passover?

Every word in every prepared statement that Obama reads from his overused teleprompter is very carefully chosen by the overpaid wordsmiths in the Obama Regime.

Every. Single. Word. So when I heard Obama’s uninspiring and watered-down Easter and Passover message over the weekend, I noticed an interesting word choice to describe the Jewish Passover — “tale.”

“It’s a tale that has been passed down from generation to generation,” Obama said about the Passover.

Since words matter, and my initial hearing of the word hit me as something strange for a supposed Christian to say about the Passover, I wanted to make sure that my definition of the word “tale” matched up with the true meaning and that Obama wasn’t using it in a way that I wasn’t aware, since the word is often used to describe a fable or fabricated story, such as “tall tale,” “fairy tale,” or “old wives’ tale.”

And since White House speechwriters obsess over the meaning and usage of every word in every presidential speech, to make sure that the messaging is on point and being especially mindful to groups who may be offended, it’s instructive to consider why Obama used the word “tale” to describe the Jewish Passover.

Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines the word “tale” as:

1  obsolete :  discourse, talk


a :  a series of events or facts told or presented :  account

b (1) :  a report of a private or confidential matter <dead men tell no tales>(2) :  a libelous report or piece of gossip


a :  a usually imaginative narrative of an event :  story

b :  an intentionally untrue report :  falsehood <always preferred the tale to the truth — Sir Winston Churchill>

If you want to discredit someone’s religion, a good way to do it would be to describe its historic events as a series of tales, while giving a “wink-wink-nod-nod” faux appearance of respect.

But since every decision Obama has made in regards to Israel and Jews has been against them, to the benefit of his Muslim Brotherhood pals, including the “framework” of a deal that leaves the Islamic terrorist-supporting government of Iran’s nuclear capabilities intact, it’s not shocking that he would deliver this shot at the Jewish faith.

About the Author

Matthew K. Burke
Matthew K. Burke
A former Washington State U.S. Congressional candidate in 2010, Matthew attended the nation’s first modern day Tea Party in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. He also began writing and blogging that year. Matthew became a Certified Financial Planner in 1995 and was a Financial Advisor for 24 years in his previous life. Matthew was one of the three main writers leading a conservative news site to be one of the top 15 conservative news sites in the U.S. in a matter of months. He brings to PolitiStick a vast amount of knowledge about economics as well as a passion and commitment to the vision that our Founding Fathers had for our Republic.

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