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Friday, October 3, 2008

Oy, the Jews and Their Arguments

posted by on October 3 at 12:55 PM

Jackie Mason kvetches at Sarah Sliverman for her pro-Obama video, calling Silverman a “sick yenta.”

Via Political Punch.

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Weirdos. Everyone go see Religulous

Posted by Non | October 3, 2008 12:59 PM

Jackie Mason is still alive?

Posted by elenchos | October 3, 2008 1:00 PM

Jackie Mason is the least funny comedian of all-time.

Posted by Bub | October 3, 2008 1:01 PM

it's a little sick the way they exhumed this man's corpse and played it like a puppet just to make a cheap political point. no respect for the dead.

Posted by brandon | October 3, 2008 1:06 PM
Jackie Mason is the least funny comedian of all-time.

Meanwhile, the Sarah Silverman video is fucking hilarious.
Who knew we had so much in common?

Posted by jnonymous | October 3, 2008 1:09 PM

I think Jackie may have missed the point of the Schlep video- Sarah wasn't trying to convince Jews to vote Obama. She was trying to convince Jews who are already voting for Obama to convince their grandparents to do the same. the pitch for "why Obama" is left up to the individuals.

p.s. - Jewish Republican Coalition? Seriously? WTF?

Posted by Grant | October 3, 2008 1:13 PM

I'm glad that after criticizing Silverman for not explaining why we should vote for Obama, he gave such a detailed explanation of what McCain has accomplished for the country (a lot) compared to Obama (nothin'). It's a good thing he did that, because he'd look a little silly if he then didn't explain specifically why he wasn't voting for McCain and was voting for Obama.

Posted by Beguine | October 3, 2008 1:13 PM

He is quite right that she didn't really say much about why Obama's so great. I think she says, vaguely, that he's "good for Israel," but never really explains why.

Posted by mattymatt | October 3, 2008 1:15 PM

Oy vey...

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | October 3, 2008 1:19 PM

Gross. He's aggressively unfunny and that anemic laugh/applause track isn't convincing anyone otherwise. Go hang out with Jon Voight and the rest of the insane Republican "celebrities," jackass.

Posted by sorryroger | October 3, 2008 1:19 PM

That is seriously one of the saddest things I've ever seen.

Posted by whatevernevermind | October 3, 2008 1:21 PM

Jackie Mason should know McCain accomplished the two biggest bank failures in history.

Posted by Vince | October 3, 2008 1:29 PM

please, not during the holidays.

Posted by max solomon | October 3, 2008 1:39 PM

I think that even Mr. Poe would rather sleep with Sarah Silverman over Jackie Mason. What a corpse.

Posted by Banna | October 3, 2008 1:39 PM

I have a Jackie Mason LP, recorded way back when, 1960s or something. It's the most effective torture device I've ever heard; it'll clear out a party ten times faster than Metal Machine Music ever could.

Posted by Fnarf | October 3, 2008 1:39 PM

@2: I thought the same thing! Maybe he will die before the election. One less vote for the bad guy.

Posted by kerri harrop | October 3, 2008 1:41 PM

It's official: Jackie Mason has become a Jackie Mason parody.

Posted by Superfurry Animal | October 3, 2008 1:48 PM

He's just bitter that she won an Emmy for her fucking Matt Damon song and his lameass show got cancelled in a heartbeat...

(Note to the young: Jackie Mason had a very, short-lived ABC sitcom in aprox 1989. You would best know him as Krusty the Klown's rabbi dad on The Simpsons...)

Posted by michael strangeways | October 3, 2008 2:05 PM

The laugh track and "small club" applause were really sad. Even sadder than his schtick.

Posted by inkweary | October 3, 2008 2:20 PM

Somebody please take Jackie Mason back to the Home and when you do remember to remind him that tonight is soup and apple sauce night!

Posted by Sad Comment | October 3, 2008 2:54 PM

Jackie, sad old kapo.

Posted by Sirkowski | October 3, 2008 3:03 PM

WOW was that a female African-American Gay Muslim dressed in Jewish Male Drag doing the Yiddish accented Jew thing? Jackie Mason died 45 years ago didn't he?

Posted by Sargon Bighorn | October 3, 2008 3:07 PM

Ohhhh, Aardvark. You'll NEVER catch that groovy Ant.

Posted by Ivan Cockrum | October 3, 2008 3:18 PM

did you see his sick, unfunny and grim obsession with the lewinsky scandal of yore? just made you want to take a bath. yehck. was he ever FUNNY? he's obviously a right-winger asshole. i just want him to die already.

Posted by ellarosa | October 3, 2008 3:28 PM

Fuck you, Jackie Mason.

That is all.

Posted by BGJ in PDX | October 3, 2008 3:32 PM

If you think he accomplished nothing, then you are a bigot, and are letting your stereotypes about minorities override reality. So, yeah, if you are voting for McCain because you don't think Obama accomplished anything, you are a bigot.

And, if you vote for McCain you are a moron, or evil.

Posted by tomk | October 3, 2008 3:45 PM

If I were to vote for president based on who's funnier, Silverman or wutshisname, I can tell you Obama gets it in a landslide.

The visual typography was the best part of the video, and there wasn't much of it.

Posted by Ryan | October 3, 2008 3:57 PM

Yada, Yada, Yada. What a mishugas.

Posted by crazycatguy | October 3, 2008 4:51 PM

I can't wait to see Sarah's takedown...

Posted by zil | October 3, 2008 5:26 PM

Wasn't Jackie Mason already in a mini-racism scandal a few decades ago? Awesome pick there for a representative to say not voting for Obama doesn't make you a bigo.

Posted by Doctor Professor | October 3, 2008 7:16 PM

Wasn't Jackie Mason already in a mini-racism scandal a few decades ago?

A few decades ago?!! Damn, and they say the Jews know how to hold a grudge! The NAACP forgave Issah Washington and Jesse Jackson 10 seconds after their little fall from grace. Certainly we shouldn't hold something he said 30 YEARS ago against him!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by jane doe | October 3, 2008 7:42 PM

Not a few decades ago. Jackie Mason said all Arabs should be deported from Palestine a few months ago. Heard him myself on NPR.

Posted by Sirkowski | October 3, 2008 9:25 PM


And I'd laugh just as hard if Jesse Jackson was in an ad talking about not exploiting race.

Posted by Doctor Professor | October 3, 2008 10:07 PM

Pathetic, impotent old white men always support pathetic impotent old white men. It's like a club: Bush I, McCain, Lieberman, Limbaugh, Bush II, Dole, O'Reilly, Rove, Gingrich, Hannity, Guilianni, Mason....

The good news is that they all die eventually, and there's usually a free lunch after the funeral.

(Well, at least the dead Catholic ones. I don't know about the rest of them.)

Posted by Catalina Vel-DuRay | October 3, 2008 11:03 PM

What was up with that canned laugh track? Awkward, painful and wrong, like...McCain

Posted by microveldt | October 4, 2008 9:14 AM

@15; You wanna clear out a party instantly? "Zero Tolerance For Silence" by Pat Metheny.

Posted by Seajay | October 4, 2008 10:13 AM

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