My friend and I were shmoozing and ofcourse the conversation led to politics.
She tells me "Don't worry, if Obama wins, Moshiach will come."
I started lmao. Really.
I responded, "oh really? the Jews lived through so much crap and so much antisemitism; the Crusades, the Inquisition, pogroms and the holocaust, and so much other stuff. Why in the world would Obama winning the presidency bring about moshiach if all those events didn't? Don't you think it something that stupid would bring about Moshiach the Jewish people would've lobbied to elect an annoying guy from Chicago with a terrible economic policy many many years ago?"
She couldn't answer me...duh!
What the hell is wrong with my friend? Who feeds her this crap and why does she buy it?