Written by RJC
October 7, 2008
RJC Releases Jackie Mason Video
in Response to Silverman's "Schlep"
Mason calls Silverman a "yenta" for telling people how to vote.
Have you seen the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) and comedian Jackie Mason video response to comedian Sarah Silverman's "The Great Schlep" video?
In our video, legendary comedian Jackie Mason responds to Silverman's outlandish chutzpah of telling Jews to vote for Barack Obama. By contrast, Mason encourages people to look at the candidates' records and vote what their conscience tells them.
"Jackie Mason tells it like it is and there is no one else like him in the Jewish community. A central theme of this video is Mason's outrage at the arrogance and self-importance of Sarah Silverman and her Hollywood friends for telling people whom they should vote for. In addition, Mason points out that Silverman fails to make the case for why Obama should be president," said RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks. "While it is our hope that people will be entertained by this video, the message is a serious one. At the end of the day, no amount of Hollywood star power will erase the fact that Barack Obama continues to have a problem in the Jewish community."