Washington Post Channel ’08: Jewish Democrats Asked to ‘Schlep’ Home for Obama

Washington Post Channel ’08 (99/25/08)

Jewish Democrats Asked to ‘Schlep’ Home for Obama

“If Barack Obama doesn’t become the next President of the United States I’m going to blame the Jews.”

So says Jewish — and infamously potty-mouthed — comedienne Sarah Silverman in an edgy new video at TheGreatSchlep.com, a Web site designed to encourage young Jewish voters to “schlep it” to Florida — a state with a substantial Jewish population — and other battleground states to convince their older Jewish relatives to vote for Obama.

In the video, Silverman suggests that if relatives are concerned about Obama’s background, “Explain to them that we’re all the same inside.” Tongue planted firmly in cheek, Silverman ticks off what she says are some similarities between African Americans and older, Florida Jews: They “can’t get enough” of track suits, both enjoy driving Cadillacs and “like things and bling and jewelry and stuff.”

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