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There's an old comedian's joke called "The Aristocrats". Filthy as you can make it, it was never told to audiences but rather around the proverbial water cooler amongst comedians. Even Jack Benny was known to tell it, and it probably had its roots in Vaudeville/Music Hall. The eponymous film showed many famous comedians telling this joke to a wide audience for the first time in modern times.

It's the kind of joke best told by a guy like Larry David, in my opinion.

Here's a 2016 Presidential race version of "The Aristocrats", under the fold:

Hillary and Bill Clinton walk into the office of the Democratic National Committee. They are accompanied by a bunch of well-dressed banksters and some venture capitalists as well as some Chinese diplomats and Vietnamese capitalists chomping at the bit for the Trans-Pacific Trade agreement and dying to get the contract for New Balance Shoes. There is also a dog and a pony, as well as Harry Reid and President Obama.

They start their show, first with an interpretive dance with the dog and the pony, and then soon the banksters and and the folks from Bain get into the act and before long, the Chinese diplomats and the Viets get into the act. I can't tell you what they do with one another, because of course, like the Trans-Pacific Trade Agreement, it's all secret, but let's assume that at the end of the act everyone's exhausted but infinitely richer.

Debbie Wasserman Shultz says "What do you call your act?"

Hillary replies, "Government!"

More and better Democrats, not just more, people, but More and Better.

Originally posted to commonmass on Mon May 05, 2014 at 03:51 PM PDT.

Also republished by Occupy Wall Street.

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