Joke of the day

A unionized public employee, a teabagger and a CEO are sitting at a table. In the middle of the table there is a plate with a dozen cookies on it.

The CEO reaches across and takes 11 cookies, looks at the teabagger and points to the union guy. “You’d better look out for that guy — he wants a piece of your cookie.”

The teabagger looks at the union worker, knocks the last cookie to the floor, stomps on it and calls the union member a “fucking socialist.”

Kind of like real life!

6 thoughts on “Joke of the day

  1. When I heard it, the joke stopped after the CEO speaks. I think it works better that way; it keeps the focus on who really has the power while demonstrating how that power’s maintained: by keeping tea party folk fighting w/public employes over the scraps that are left.

    In spite of our political differences, our mutual economic interests are served if we show tea partiers how they’re being manipulated versus playing in to the “progressive” mocking frame. Yes, I get that it’s a joke, but I learned to criticize such framing from you, Susie – so I was surprised to see the “socialist” addendum here.

  2. I’ve heard several different versions, I liked this one. Plus, you know, it’s a joke. It’s exaggeration for the sake of effect.

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