Monday, May 5, 2014

White House Correspondence Dinner 2014: President Obama got jokes

"Orange is the new Black?"
As Donald Trump learned a few years back, the Big O can roast ya.

Who can not forget Donald stoically watching as Obama made mince meat out of him (I don't think Donald Chump has recovered from that evening)?

Si, si my friends, President Obama seems to relish the White House Correspondence Dinner. After all, it serves as an occasion to demonstrate his comedic chops. His sharp and comedic timed barbs are aimed at his political adversaries.

This provides great comic relief from dealing with the dysfunctional GOP.

This year's WHCD followed suit. And here are a couple zingers:

John Boehner

"These days, House Republicans are giving [Speaker John Boehner] a harder time than they give me - which means orange really is the new black," the president told the crowd, poking fun at the Ohio Republican's famously tanned skin.

Fox & the infamous Koch brothers

"Let's face it, Fox, you will miss me when I'm gone," he said. "It will be harder to convince the American people that Hillary was born in Kenya." Chiming in one more dig to the cable network, he added: ''The Koch brothers bought a table here tonight, but as usual they used a shadowy right-wing organization as a front. Hello, Fox News!''

And my personal favorite, a dig at Paul Rand. Reported by Huffington Post:

President Barack Obama taught everyone a little lesson about racist Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy during the 2014 White House Correspondents' Dinner.

Obama was touting the success of Olympic snowboarder Jamie Anderson, who was in attendance at the dinner, saying he hadn't "seen someone pull a 180 that fast until Rand Paul disinvited that Nevada rancher from this dinner."

"As a general rule, things don't end well if the sentence starts with, 'Let me tell you something about the Negro,'" Obama said. "You don't really need to know the rest of it, just a tip for you."

I can not resist adding another tip for our friends of different hues. Please also avoid starting a conversation with: "Why do all blacks..." This should be a no-brainer, but I lost count years ago of how many times I was asked questions framed this way.

And secondly, I beg to differ with Obama on this observation:

"Let's face it, Fox, you will miss me when I'm gone," he said. "It will be harder to convince the American people that Hillary was born in Kenya."

Sorry Mr. President, Fox News could convince their lap-dog viewers the sun is the moon and vice versa. And after they convince the "ditto heads" (thank you Rush) that the moon is the sun the faithful, in mob fashion, would denounce the liberal MSM for reporting otherwise.

In other words, Fox would have no problem convincing red state America that Hillary was born in Kenya!

To prove my point: Look how Fox has convinced their viewers to believe Corporate bought "scientist" (climate change deniers) over world renown scientist on climate change.

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