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DAILYKENN.com -- Jews can't dance. Blacks are great dancers.
Those are the stereotypes forwarded by New York's far-left governor Andrew Cuomo.
Truth be known, the governor is correct. Blacks do have a heightened sense of soul when it comes to singing and dancing. Jews, on the other hand, seem to have propensity for theatrical skills including acting, writing, and producing.
The problem isn't stereotyping. The problem is the hypocrisy of the far-left who routinely condemns stereotypes.
From nypost.com ▼
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday made fun of the “rhythm” of “our Jewish brothers and sisters” during a speech at a predominantly black church in Harlem.
Cuomo strayed onto the risky terrain of religious humor and stereotypes while thanking the congregation at Mount Neboh Baptist Church for the invitation to speak.
“I want you to know as a matter of full disclosure, I am a Catholic. Catholics basically believe the same teachings that Baptists believe,” he said. “We just do it without the rhythm. But we try. We are not as without rhythm as some of our Jewish brothers and sisters.”
Cuomo even singled out the off-beat swaying of Democratic consultant Hank Sheinkopf, a former campaign adviser who is Jewish, who was sitting in the front row wearing a yarmulke.
“I was watching Mr. Sheinkopf here in the front row moving to the music,” Cuomo said of the politico, who was ordained as an Orthodox rabbi in 2011.
“It was ugly, I’ll tell you the truth,” the governor added.
Sheinkopf — who said he was at the church because he works for its pastor, the Rev. Johnnie Green, and his Mobilizing Preachers and Communities advocacy group — thought Cuomo’s joke fell flat.
“There weren’t many people laughing, but I didn’t feel humiliated,” he told The Post.
Sheinkopf also noted sarcastically: “He’s the governor. He’s now in charge of American dancing.”
Republican operative Arthur Schwartz, a Jewish, pro-Israel activist, wasn’t amused by Cuomo’s shtick.
“The governor should focus more on governing and less on Jew jokes,” he fumed.
State Sen. Simcha Felder (D-Brooklyn), an Orthodox Jew, also gave Cuomo’s attempt at humor a thumbs-down.
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