Maxine Waters accidentally wanders into a Jewish joke

Here’s the joke, an oldie from the Soviet Union:

On a bitterly cold day in Moscow, word has gone out that a store has received a shipment of food supplies.  People start lining up early.  Soon, the line doubles around the blog block.  After a couple of hours, an official emerges from the store.

“Owing to American interference with Soviet concerns, supplies are slightly more limited than we had originally anticipated.  All Jews must therefore leave this line.”

Grumbling, but unsurprised, the Jews head home empty-handed.

The sun rises in the sky, but gives no warmth.  Another couple of hours go by, and the same official comes out.

“The Americans were worse than we thought, and our supplies are more diminished than we realized.  All of those who do not belong to the Communist Party must leave this line.”

Disgruntled non-Party members head home, leaving only the hard-core Soviets waiting for food.

The sun begins to set.  The cold becomes worse.  The Party members huddle together, trying to get warm.  At long last, after they’ve spent eight or ten hours waiting, the official emerges from the store one last time.

“We regret to announce that American depredations were so great that we have no food supplies available today.  You must all go home.”

As the Party members shuffle away into the cold night, one loudly says to the other, “Those damn Jews!  They get all the luck.”

Keeping that joke fixed firmly in your mind, please enjoy Rep. Maxine Waters’ considered opinion about the favorable treatment the Jews get at Obama’s hands (as compared to the scolding meted out to the Congressional Black Caucus):

MAXINE WATERS: I’m not sure exactly who the president was talking to. As you know, the Congressional Black Caucus has been out in five cities where we held town hall meetings and jobs fairs addressing this 16.7 unemployment that’s real, that translates in some areas to 30, 40 percent unemployment; and with black youth, 50 percent unemployment. So, I’m not sure who the president was addressing.

I found that language a bit curious because the president spoke to the Hispanic Caucus, and certainly they’re pushing him on immigration. And despite the fact that he’s appointed Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, he has an office for excellence in Hispanic education right in the White House. They’re still pushing him. He certainly didn’t tell them to stop complaining.

And he would never say that to the gay and lesbian community, who really pushed him on Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell; or even in a speech to AIPAC, he would never say to the Jewish community, ‘Stop complaining about Israel.’

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  • Libby

    Does she even know what she sounds like?
    The way she tells it, Obama’s not the president of the United States, but only the guy in charge of doling out favors to special interest groups. Heaven forbid she should want him to act on what he thinks is the best way to address an issue, such as unemployment, without first making a list of the various special interest groups he needs to please and what they’ve done to deserve his consideration.

  • Charles Martel

    Obama may be a narcissist, but that doesn’t mean he can’t feel uncomfortable.

    He is very uncomfortable within his skin if you are talking about its coloration and the weight of racist expectations that fall on it because of leftist politics. In short, Obama is a very dark white man who despises his white self yet has utterly no idea how to be “black.” Not that there is any way to be such a thing, but identity politics demands that you adopt to certain modes of thinking and acting depending on your darkness.

    So, while Obama is a bit defter at doing imitation black speech than Hillary is, he’s not that much better. Basically he’s an upper middle-class white kid who’s trying real hard to be authentic but is clueless about what that means. Blacks who have not totally ingested the Kool-Aid sense his discomfort and are mightily irritated by it. Maxine Waters may be a feral Jew-hating buffoon, but even buffoons have their moments of clarity.

  • Spartacus

    “Soon, the line doubles around the blog.”
    Careful, Mrs. Bookworm: your Freudian slip is showing.
    Personally, I think this is nothing but brilliant performance comedy — a deadpan parody of a politician reacting to another politician complaining about her complaining by complaining about his complaining about her complaining.  No one could possibly be this ridiculous without an ace sense of humor.

  • Mike Devx

    Charles M says: Maxine Waters may be a feral Jew-hating buffoon, but even buffoons have their moments of clarity.

    I’m reminded of the Peter Gabriel song “Not One Of Us”. Some of the lyrics:
    A foreign body
    And a foreign mind
    Never welcome
    In the land of the blind

    You may look like we do
    Talk like we do
    But you know how it is

    You’re not one of us
    Not one of us

    There’s safety in numbers
    When you learn to divide
    How can we be in
    If there is no outside

    You may look like we do
    Talk like we do
    But you know how it is

    You’re not one of us
    Not one of us

    Obama on the golf course, day after day after day. Ever see Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Maxine herself out there on the links?

    Obama deeply in bed with Goldman Sachs and other investment firms, deeply in bed with health insurance companies.  “Not One Of Us” with the black political establishment, indeed.  That’s the behavior of rich white corporate fat-cats!  That’s Republican behavior!  “Who is this guy Obama?” she thinks.

    Obama the Community Organizer in Chicago.  But when he’s done doing his community organizing, all the poor black people are worse off, many of them consigned to terrible misery by Obama’s machinations.  Meanwhile, his “white friends”, Rezko and all the other already-rich, politically-well-connected elite, have made out like bandits and pocketed their millions from his efforts. 

    Now, quite a bit of what I just wrote is tongue-in-cheek, for Maxine, Jesse and Reverend Al are as cynical as power players in Washington D.C. can get, too.  But Obama plays the game in a way, and at a level, that they don’t.  Obama is playing the game the way their enemies play the game, and they are alienated from him.

    But he’s “black” so, up until now at least, in public they’re sticking with him.   But he’s not “One Of Us” to them; he’s just a temporary useful ally in their political power fights.

    Obama can’t seem to do anything right.  More and more isolated, every single day it seems.  All of his allies, his supporters and his base, are drawing further away.  And it is all his fault, every single bit of it.  I’d feel sorry for the guy if he wasn’t such an unmitigated disaster for our country, causing misery for us all with everything he tries to do.  Good riddance.  Soon!  November of 2012.  Soon!


  • Bookworm

    Good catch, Spartacus!  My typos always seem to have a Freudian edge.

  • Ymarsakar

    Book, must be all those years of suppressing your true soul amongst the Left. it is all bubbling out.

  • Gringo

    Maxine Waters:
    “……he would never say to the Jewish community, ‘Stop complaining about Israel.’ “
    In the four years that Obama has been either been POTUS or campaigned for the position of POTUS, it is quite possible that one could find that Obama had made such a remark- or a higher up in his administration had said such a thing. I wouldn’t rule it out.

  • jj

    Not being Jewish I can’t say for certain, but I imagine Maxine Waters is herself probably a Jewish joke.  She’s certainly several Irtish ones.
    Happened to catch some of O’Reilly the other night.  One of his producers caught up to Waters in the wake of her comments about Fox News, and proceeded down the hall with her, asking questions – to which she did not respond at all.  Not a word.  To which Dennis Miller noted it was unquestionably the interview in which she made the most sense of any in her entire career: her mouth remained completely shut.  Had she opened it, something stupid would have come out, so she did quite well!

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