Jackie Mason on Barack Obama

Thomas Lifson
The inimitable Jackie Mason guest-hosted on the Laura Ingraham radio talk show, and did quite a riff on Barack Obama. The website Speedgibson has posted an "edited for brevity" transcript. Check it out. A brief excerpt:
Let's be honest about it. He's more of an invention of the press even than [Hillary Clinton]. If he was a tall white man or a short Jew, do you think after two years in the Senate having accomplished nothing that he would be the hottest candidate for the Presidency? It's inconceivable that he would be. It's exactly the opposite of what people think and like to say, that somehow if you're Jewish or you're black, the world is against you and it's impossible to run for high office or ever to win.

That's a great cliché, but it's also a great fraud. You have every advantage if you're black. I don't want to belittle the fact that black people were always discriminated against and suffered great injustices in this country; they certainly have. But that's in the past, that's nothing to do with today. Let's stop living in the past. The simple fact is if you're black and you want to run for President, and if you're tall, that's enough. If you say hello without starting a riot, they're ready to vote for you.

Let me tell you why this man is nobody and should be relegated to some back bench someplace instead of running for President. When you stop to think that not only has he accomplished nothing how he disagrees with himself, floundering about on every side of every issue in public. He's a man of no conviction at all

The inimitable Jackie Mason guest-hosted on the Laura Ingraham radio talk show, and did quite a riff on Barack Obama. The website Speedgibson has posted an "edited for brevity" transcript. Check it out. A brief excerpt:
Let's be honest about it. He's more of an invention of the press even than [Hillary Clinton]. If he was a tall white man or a short Jew, do you think after two years in the Senate having accomplished nothing that he would be the hottest candidate for the Presidency? It's inconceivable that he would be. It's exactly the opposite of what people think and like to say, that somehow if you're Jewish or you're black, the world is against you and it's impossible to run for high office or ever to win.

That's a great cliché, but it's also a great fraud. You have every advantage if you're black. I don't want to belittle the fact that black people were always discriminated against and suffered great injustices in this country; they certainly have. But that's in the past, that's nothing to do with today. Let's stop living in the past. The simple fact is if you're black and you want to run for President, and if you're tall, that's enough. If you say hello without starting a riot, they're ready to vote for you.

Let me tell you why this man is nobody and should be relegated to some back bench someplace instead of running for President. When you stop to think that not only has he accomplished nothing how he disagrees with himself, floundering about on every side of every issue in public. He's a man of no conviction at all