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The Schlep to the White House


Published October 7, 2008 at 4:06 p.m.

Sarah Silverman is funny. She wants you to go to Florida to get your Jewish grandparents to vote for Barack Obama. If I were Jewish and/or had grandparents in Florida, I totally would, just because she told me to. Especially now that she finally broke off her relationship with Jimmy Kimmel. God, I hate that smug, unfunny prick. Now, enjoy the video (but turn the volume down if you're at work, or anywhere else where people within earshot might take offense to words like "douchenozzle"):

The Great Schlep from The Great Schlep on Vimeo.

In my view, good political humor shouldn't just be taking shots (which is often too easy in the political realm), but should have something to say itself. Sarah's not just cracking stupid jokes — I find it really distressing how many people I've met of various religions, home states, and generations who are afraid to vote for Barack Obama because his name sounds foreign and Muslim. I know it's unlikely, but I still have this vague notion in my head that Obama would be doing even better in the polls if his name was Barry O'Brien.

Of course, this points towards an even larger problem — the idea that "Muslim" equals "terrorist." Agh. It's all very frustrating.

Good thing we have funny Internet videos to distract us.

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