Left is getting desperate over Pajama Boy
The palpable embarrassment of the Left over Obamacare has led to an odd and disturbing reaction. Following the creation of the now-infamous Pajama Boy tweet from Barackobama.com (aka Obama for America, aka Organizing for Action), embodying so much that is wrong with Obamacare and socialism in general - the infantilization of adults, the smirking know-it-all attitude of the nanny state, and the inappropriate intrusions in our private lives - conservatives erupted with a wave of hilarious mockery. The resulting sting obviously has psychologically wounded the Left.
How else to explain this from the Foward: "Obamacare 'Pyjama Boy' Controversy Wrapped in Anti-Semitism."
Jay Michaelson of that site (a loose affiliate of the Socialist Party of America) writes:
What's interesting about the Right's freakout about men who don't measure up to the standards of the 1950s is how Pajama Boy's obvious Jewishness has been subsumed by...other characteristics.
Obvious Jewishness? Subsumed? This language sounds like that of a Jew-hater. I have read a LOT about Pajama Boy, and nowhere have I seen religion mentioned. One has to be on the prowl to identify Jewishness to even think about imputing a religion to this character.
Jewishness, obvious or not, was not subsumed, it was not mentioned. Not considered. Not occurring to anyone but Mr. Jay Michaelson. That author keeps on the digging the hole he has just excavated:
Yes, Virginia, Pajama Boy is a member of the tribe. Look at him. Pale Ashkenazic skin, Jew-fro'd black curls, Woody Allen specs. Even the smart-ass expression on his face screams of the Wise Son from the Passover Seder.
So Jews are to be identified by a smart-ass expression? Spot the Jew-hater.
Michaelson goes on to attribute all sorts of evil to those who mocked Pajama Boy. Toward the end, he even calls it a "fascistic outlook."
This desperation involves a lot of projection. If Mr. Michaelson is interested identifying anti-Semites, he need only venture as far as the nearest mirror.
Hat tip: Rosslyn Smith