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‘Pajama Boy’ as Rorshach Inkblot

Posted on | December 29, 2013 | 36 Comments

The latest weird sequel to the ObamaCare ad controversy is the claim that conservatives mocking “Pajama Boy” are anti-Semites.

Such a claim involves a lot intellectual gymnastics which might be better described as the psychological projections of a profoundly disturbed personality named Jay Michaelson:

Parenthetically, the model himself is one Ethan Krupp, an Organizing for America staffer who is, in fact, Jewish. But whether Krupp himself is circumcised or not, Pajama Boy is semiotically Jewish, even stereotypically so.
In fact, Pajama Boy stands at a centuries-old nexus of anti-Semitism and misogyny.

Yeah. Right.

Jay Michaelson tells us very little about conservatives who made fun of a silly ad, but tells us an awful lot about the strange ideas that swirl around inside Jay Michaelson’s deranged mind.

Some things you have to read to believe.”


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  • jakee308

    But he doesn’t LOOK Jewish.

    *He looks like a Douche bag*

  • robertstacymccain

    Is “douchebag” now an anti-Semitic slur?

  • Sam Hill

    He looks like an editor from the Village Voice. The one who IIRC was on VH1′s I Love the (whatever) series.

  • Adjoran

    Nothing demonstrates the failure of Obama’s marketing team more than the fact that even his leftist media defenders couldn’t come up with any reasonable defense or counterattack for Pajama Boy for nearly two weeks.

    BTW, I’m not clicking on any link to “” – but I admit to curiosity: is it an MSNBC site, an OFA site, or something else entirely.

    Actually, never mind. I really don’t care.

  • Opinionated_Vogon

    Obamacare is a disaster from beginning to end. A point I make with my new parody video which features my own parody of PajamaCare boy – who I call Groucho Marxist:

    A Day In the Life (under ObamaCare)



  • MrPaulRevere

    You really should go read the comments to the article. Some readers are convinced that those who mock the pajama boy are neo-Nazi’s of varying flavors and no, I’m not kidding.

  • Socialism: Organized Evil

    The ideology of liberalism is an ideology of nonsense.

  • Wombat_socho

    “Semiotically Jewish”? WTF does that even mean?

  • Zohydro

    Not if said Semite is, in fact, a douchebag!

  • K-Bob

    Only when used in reference to gefilte fish.

  • Neo

    “Polythene Pat”

  • Dungeonmaster Jim

    The Forward is the tattered remains of a socialist Yiddish-language paper that is over 115 years old.

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  • Quartermaster

    Wow! 2 members of the ruling troika posted on this thread. Now all we need is Smitty to complete it.

  • Dandapani

    Bravo on your parody.

  • Zohydro

    This explains a lot…

  • Steve Skubinna

    Well, if you had any of the fine degrees with “Studies” in the name then you’d know.

    Okay, actually you would not know. However your ignorance would not prevent you from deploying it.

  • Evi L. Bloggerlady

    We are dealing with people who don’t know how to defend the indefensible, so they are flipping out.

  • Käthe

    Oh look, he’s a VP at the Arcus Foundation, the pet project of a crazy billionaire set up to advocate for apes and GLBT causes. (Think I am making a bad joke? Just google it.) And most notably, the Arcus Foundation has poured millions of dollars into stirring up conflict, division, and schism within mainline Protestant and Catholic churches in the USA over the “gay marriage issue.” (See here for one write-up: ) Looks like they have reached into the Jewish community too, now. Very interesting.

  • Greg Halvorson

    Clearly, Pajama Boy is African American and any mouth-breathing, knuckle-dragging conservative neanderthal who says otherwise is a racist AND a homophobe!!

  • ChandlersGhost

    It means “This is what the mean people in my head think that all Jewish people are like.”

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  • Zohydro

    Arcus Foundation = Kevin Jennings and GLSEN…

  • Alessandra

    Thread winner!! LOLOL

  • Alessandra

    Get with the narrative to smear conservatives and link the criticism of the homosexuality agenda to every other evil in the world.

  • Alessandra

    Matthew Forney @realmattforney

    Leftists: “You can’t judge people by APPEARANCES… but Pajama Boy is totally Jewish! Just look at that pale skin and his effeminate smirk!”

  • Alessandra

    Liberals: it doesn’t matter what you think. If you do not kowtow to normalizing homosexuality, you must be a raaacist and an anti-semitic and anything else we can tack on you.

  • FredBeloit

    Guiltily, I must admit that at times I feel I might be an anti-dorkist. Forgive me for that please, libs, if you may feel offended.

  • McGehee

    I’m sorry, is white now restricted to only British-descended anglo-saxons?

    If so then I’m not white. I’m a pale blue Anglo-Celt.

  • Jerry Beckett

    Jay Michaelson: “In fact, Pajama Boy stands at a centuries-old nexus of anti-Semitism and misogyny.”

    How did he work “misogyny” in? Pointing out that this or that male is unmanly in his appearance is “misogyny”? Since when?

    Or is this just part of the reflexive leftist response? (“Homophobic!…Racist!….Misogynistic!….Sexist!…etc.”)

  • Alessandra

    Didn’t you know that all conservatives think he looks like a white black and that’s why they hate him? A white black who converted to Judaism even!!!

  • ChandlersGhost

    “Or is this just part of the reflexive leftist response? (“Homophobic!…Racist!….Misogynistic!….Sexist!…etc.”)”

    You left out cis-normative, but yeah, pretty much.

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