Obama can’t tell a Jew from a janitor

It’s a mistake all of us make, right? It’s just a little more compelling when it comes from a guy who seems to have . . . issues, yeah, that’s it, issues with the Jews.

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  • SADIE

    Barry gets his Rev. Wright  on/off.  I linked the video on another thread here – “2012 poster.”
     
    Can you fall and break your neck on a Freudian slip? Just asking.

  • Danny Lemieux

    Obama’s Jews on the brain syndrome likely reflects a very unhealthy obsession. Unhealthy, that is, for Jews and Israel.

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  • Caped Crusader

    I’m always on the lookout for a catchy phrase and Bookworm you may have stumbled into immortality. In my generation the catchy phrase –“he can’t tell s**t from Shinola”– was prevalent. With the demise of Shinola, but not s**t, it has become moribund. I nominate, “Obama, he can’t tell a Jew from a janitor”, and give Obama the credit for creating the need for the term.
    And for Herman Cain I was thinking a catchy slogan would be — “Pizza men DELIVER“. Has anyone heard this slogan yet?

  • Caped Crusader

    I’m always on the lookout for a catchy phrase and Bookworm you may have stumbled into immortality. In my generation the catchy phrase –“he can’t tell s**t from Shinola”– was prevalent. With the demise of Shinola, but not s**t, it has become moribund. I nominate, “Obama, he can’t tell a Jew from a janitor”, and give Obama the credit for creating the need for the term.And for Herman Cain I was thinking a catchy slogan would be — “Pizza men DELIVER“. Has anyone heard this slogan yet?

  • SADIE

     When you can’t tell a “mark” from a Jon..
     
     
    The fundraiser was held in the 27,000-square toot, art-draped home of former Microsoft chief operating officer Jon Shirley. Obama deemed the art collection unforgettable. But he could not remember the name of his host.
    I was saying to Mark that I wish I had time to just roam around because this is as beautiful a collection as I’ve ever seen. I want to thank Mark . . .” Obama said. A couple of guests said “Jon,” and the president quickly corrected himself.
     
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2011/09/gaffetastic-obama-thanks-mark-shirley-for-35800-a-couple-dinner-his-name-is-jon-shirley/

  • Caped Crusader

    Jew Doctor is my best guess. A definite “D” sound intended the more you listen.

  • Spartacus

    Crusader — Q: What’s the difference between Herman Cain and Barack Obama?
    A: One thinks he’s The Godfather.  The other is the CEO of a pizza restaurant.
     
    Sadie — At least he didn’t call him “Shirley.”  (Yes, it’s an old joke, but it still works!)

  • Mike Devx

    Wow.  From what nasty, slimy part of his brain did that “Jew” pop out of, when he meant to say, “janitor”?

    Wasn’t he on teleprompter, too?  Does anyone know if he had his teleprompter running?

    Very, very weird subconscious slip of the tongue.  He’d just been riffing for over a minute on his class warfare theme, the haves vs the have-nots, the rich vs the poor… and then out of nowhere pops the word, “Jew”.

    Methinks he thinks that Jews are the haves; that they are the true rich, and that they control the world.  “Protocols of the Elders of Zion” and all that bs crap, I bet he believes it all.

     

  • oceanguy

    Book,
    I’m late to this one, and far be it for me to defend the President (who i DO believe is anti-Semitic) I just don’t see anything more than a typical BHO-off the teleprompter clumsy utterance. It appears to me that he was trying to ad-lib a low-level, low-salaried occupation called a “Junior something-or-other,” but due to his slow wits he was unable to come up with one and as is typical of his off-the-cuff comments he was unable to articulate a coherent thought and awkwardly substituted “Janitor.”  

  • Gringo

    oceanguy, if that is the case, Obama is dumber than we think. You mean he lacks the brains to come up with “junior executive” or “junior manager?”  
     
    There are some junior executives who don’t make out as well as janitors who work in New York City schools. From the New York Post:
     They’re mopping up — and cleaning us out.

    Twenty public-school janitors rake in more than $140,000 a year — far more than the teachers whose classrooms get tidied up, records show.
    As The Post reported yesterday, suspected crooked custodian Trifon Radef counts himself among the rich elite, making more than $170,000 a year. Radef is under investigation for allegedly using city workers to renovate nine of the 10 properties he owns in Queens, officials say. ….
    The janitors’ base salary maxes out at $106,329, according to their latest contract — about $6,000 more than the maximum salary for teachers. “The idea that custodians make more than teachers is outrageous,” fumed former Schools Chancellor Harold O. Levy………….

    Granted, those janitors who work for the NYC school system are the lucky ones, as janitors’ salaries  average  $22,000 nationally.
     
    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/janitors_clean_up_zEecMaKxzR8m202QAPiVZP
     http://www.indeed.com/salary/Janitor.html

  • oceanguy

    Gringo,
    Yeah, that’s pretty much exactly what I’m saying.  BHO demonstrates regularly that he is a below average speaker when he’s without his teleprompter.  He’s particularly inept at any attempt at ad-libbed humor.  I don’t think his mind is quick enough to come up with a proper job title starting with the word ‘junior.’  I think this clip demonstrates it. I just don’t think the ‘gotcha’ clip has anything to do with his ill feelings towards Jews.

  • Mike Devx

    I’m not buying the “junior executive” or “junior anything” as an explanation for the slip up.  That makes even less sense than other alternatives.

    The full context quote:
    “Give me a break.  If asking a billionaire to pay the same tax rate as a joo – aah aah as a janitor – makes me a warrior for the working class, I wear that with a badge of honor.  I have no problem with that.”
     
    One possibility: He lost his place on the teleprompter, and couldn’t remember “janitor” but saw “warrior” and sort of strung those together with the “j” and the “w”, and was in the middle of saying “jeh-warrior”, caught himself, found his place, and moved on.

    But this was a very slow, deliberate part of his speech.  He was a-rockin’ and a-rollin’ and a-swallowin’ those g’s like any authentic black preacher, I mean he was pandering, in other parts of the speech.  So it’s a slow part of the speech, he’s got his teleprompter, he’s just talked about billionaires, and he’s in campaign mode and I’m sure they’ve been talking about hanging onto the Jews Jews Jews and that damned Jewish vote even though he hates and despises all Jews.  So he’s got Jews on the brain right now.  I still think it just slithered out when he lost his focus and his train of thought, and it was, “Jew”.  You know – those people who are bedeviling his Muslim brothers.

     

  • http://bookwormroom.com Bookworm

    I’m actually neutral about whether he said “Jew” or simply did one of his inane stutters of the type that would be parodied like crazy if he were a Republican.  That is, I’m neutral about his intentions when he spoke.  The fact is, though, that the most anti-Israel president, and the one with the greatest number openly anti-Semitic friends, managed, accidentally or Freudianly, to say something that sounds awful — which, to my mind, deserves ridicule.