New York - Comic Rips Obama For Judaism Remark; Says, 'I Might Know A Lot About Pastrami, Too'
New York - Classic comedian Jackie Mason ripped President Obamaâ€™s reported remarks that he â€śprobably knows about Judaism more than any other president, because he read about it.â€ť
Obama reportedly made the statement in a meeting last week with about 20 conservative Jewish community leaders.
Mason, who bills himself as the â€śUltimate Jew,â€ť sounded off about Obamaâ€™s Judaism claim in an interview today on â€śAaron Klein Investigative Radioâ€ť on New Yorkâ€™s WABC Radio.
Stated Mason: â€śLetâ€™s say I know more about murderers than anybody in the world. Does that make me sympathetic to murderers because I know more about them than anybody else?
â€śIf you live in New York, you know more about muggers and killers and degenerates and pimps at hookers,â€ť Mason continued. â€śDoes that mean that you are on their side just because you know about it?â€ť
Mason asserted â€śWhat he knows about Judaism means nothing compared to what he feels about Judaism. Thatâ€™s the question. I might know a lot about pastrami. That doesnâ€™t mean that I have the right to neglect the fact that itâ€™s bad for you.â€ť
The funny man also took aim at Obamaâ€™s Christianity during the segment with Klein, speaking tongue-in-cheek: â€śAnd he also knows more about the Palestinians than the Jews. Because everybody knows he was raised as a Muslim and his conversion to Christianity was a very slow process. It was only when he started thinking about the political career he might have in America and he was thinking about his future that he became more and more of a Christian. As he found out a job was opening in Chicago, he became more of a Christian. And when a job was opening in the United States Senate, he became a complete Christian, and now he is the most devoted Christian of all time.â€ť
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