The Great “Bleeping” Schlep!

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  1. David Wiebe says:

    I’m surprised that the funnies guy that Sarah Six knows has seemed to have lost his sense of humor with this ad. First of all, it’s Sarah Silverman. If she’s putting out a video you need to take it with the same seriousness as you would Triumph the Insult Comic Dog. Her trademark is making over the top racist comments that are in fact making fun of racism. It’s not the same thing as the Michael Richard situation at all.

    Her comparison between an elderly Jewish woman and a young black man was meant to be absurd and comical, indicated by the black man who got up and walked away, disgusted with Sarah’s comparisons.

    I’m also a little surprised at your indignation over this being what we have to do to get attention these days. The McCain campaign said that Obama wanted to teach kindergardner’s about sex as well as outright saying that he hates america so much he pals around with terrorists. And in both cases, he wasn’t joking.

    You’re right that it would have been offensive if it had been done by a McCain supporter (Bill O’Reilly, Karl Rove, Sean Hannity et. al.) but not if it had been done by a comedian who supports McCain.

  2. D2K says:

    Anyone notice how Sarah Palin wears an Isreal lapel pin? Israel needs all the friends it can get, but this just seems like shameless pandering.

    Let’s hope that Sarah Silverman can get the bubbes into the voting booth, and that there won’t be any butterfly ballots.

  3. David,
    great piece!

    Always good to expose the liberal crazies!

  4. David Almacy says:

    David W. – Don’t get me wrong, I like Sarah Silverman as a comedian. Her dry wit and sarcastic approach is usually right up my alley but not this time.

    I understand why she thinks, and why others may think it’s funny. All I am saying is that it just isn’t to me. The outright name calling and tone of her message is quite divisive and seems to run directly contrary to Sen. Obama’s message of “unity, hope and change.”

    If she had done this on her own, that would be one thing but she is representing the Jewish Council for Education and Research. Admittedly, I don’t know much about this organization. For all I know, it could be a 501(c)(3) front group.

    According to their site, looks like they are a PAC and the only candidate they support on their Candidates page is Sen. Obama. Strangely, no mention of Sarah Silverman or link to her video on their site, but I did find a couple references to The Great Schlep on the About and Project pages.

    I guess I just expect a higher level of discourse when it comes to politics. To your point about a conservative comedian, I can’t think of any who would produce a similarly themed video.

    I mean, can you see Dennis Miller using this approach? Wait, wasn’t Andrew “Dice” Clay a Republican? OK, he might do it – but only because he needs the work. Oooohhhhh!

  5. jer979 says:

    this is part of working within the jewish political environment. It’s more of a commentary on how young Jews think/vote than anything else

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