No doubt chutzpah has been redefined by Marack when he delivered his sermon on the phone to American rabbis, telling them they should use their sermons on Rosh Hashanah to plug his fiasco of a healthcare plan, declaring that "we are G-d's partners in matters of life and death."
Um...I hate to tell you this Marack, but we are not G-d's partners in matters of life and death. You attempted to justify this position by quoting from the U'netanah Tokef prayer from the High Holiday service, "who shall live and who shall die..."
Let me explain to you how it works. G-d is the Judge. It is G-d who determines who lives and who dies, who merits life and who does not; not you, not rabbis. Let me give you a perfect example.
There's this holiday that we celebrate called Pesach. You know about Pesach. You had a seder for your kapos this past spring. We were unimpressed. In the Haggadah, that's the book we use at the seder, not Dreams of My Ghost Writer, G-d declares that he will be responsible for the execution of the first born of Egypt, as it is written Sefer Shemot (Exodus):
For I will go through the land of Egypt in that night, and will smite all the first-born in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments: I am the LORD.
The Haggadah says "I and no angel, I and no flaming seraph..."
So tell me Marack...where is the partnership? It is G-d alone who is the arbiter of life and death. Maybe in the sick and twisted religion of your mind, where you are god, it is otherwise. But here in the real world, we've got nothing to do with it.
What do we do about a man so arrogant that he feels that rabbis should dedicate their sermons to selling his healthcare plan on one of the holiest days of the Jewish calendar? We should laugh, and take pity on this fool.
Sadly, a good number of rabbis will no doubt do as their new god commands. No doubt there are those among our clergy that will forsake the G-d of Israel to preach the good news of their new savior Marack.
Any synagogue whose rabbi delivers a sermon on Marack's healthcare plan should be sent packing, period. The synagogue is not the place, and certainly Rosh Hashanah is not the time for something as ultimately mundane as the affairs of a soulless, self-serving, insensitive man like the fool in the White House.
What will he do for an encore?