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(Chicago Sun-Times)   President Obama mocked everyone from the Secret Service to Mitt Romney to the GOP as a whole at last night's Correspondent's Dinner. "We both have degrees from Harvard. I have one, he has two. What a snob"   (suntimes.com ) divider line
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2012-04-29 01:01:43 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: The Dog Ate The Constitution: Tigger: Dude your prediction is literally IN the piece you just quoted yourself saying!

He referred to my "track record of being correct", implying I have made predictions that never came true. The Supreme Court hasn't made a decision yet, so how is that already part of my history of bad predictions? Are you really of the belief that the entire law will be held constitutional? Are you really that ignorant of the Supreme Court?

Do you actually think that we keep track of the crap spewed by liters such as yourself? Please. Get some self-respect. Get TF.


I've had TF twice. Once I paid for it, and another time it was from an anonymous person. It really isn't worth it. The fact that you think paying money makes anyone care for your opinion is sad. I suggest therapy.
 
2012-04-29 01:01:59 PM  
So the GOP line of attack now that the economy is rebounding and gas prices are dropping has become that our president is too popular and likable.

Good luck with that.
 
2012-04-29 01:02:22 PM  

John Nash: Zerochance: It's Colombia, goddamnit. With an O. Why can't even newspapers get that right?!?!?!

Yeah! And why don't they say España instead of Spain? And Deutschland instead of Germany?


You're right! It's a conspiracy! Fartbongo is trying to get us to say Colombia! Real Americans say Columbia! Only Communist Kenyans say Colombia!

See for yourself!

FACT SHEETS: U.S.-Colombia Trade Agreement and Action Plan
 
2012-04-29 01:04:04 PM  

jake_lex: Yeah, Fox News will definitely play the "This disrespects the Presidency" card on this one, unlike that wonderful video George W. Bush did for the Correspondent's Dinner where he was looking for the WMD's he said would be in Iraq under couch cushions in the White House, thus turning the main justification for a war that killed thousands into a joke.


So your position is that the president joking about policy debates and news stories is offensive? I'm not entirely clear on this since you seem to start out saying it's all right, but then at the end of the paragraph indicate that you're offended by it. Kinda position whiplash there.
 
2012-04-29 01:04:20 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: The Dog Ate The Constitution: Tigger: Dude your prediction is literally IN the piece you just quoted yourself saying!

He referred to my "track record of being correct", implying I have made predictions that never came true. The Supreme Court hasn't made a decision yet, so how is that already part of my history of bad predictions? Are you really of the belief that the entire law will be held constitutional? Are you really that ignorant of the Supreme Court?

Do you actually think that we keep track of the crap spewed by liters such as yourself? Please. Get some self-respect. Get TF.


Yea, wonderful idea. Let him spread his stupidity.

Why poison just a lake when you can poison an ocean instead?
 
2012-04-29 01:13:14 PM  

Basily Gourt: HMS_Blinkin: Basily Gourt: tenpoundsofcheese: good to see that Kim K and Lindsey Lohan were willing to show up.

I'll be in the corner weeping for (what's left of) my country.

You do realize that it's a fundraiser, and anyone with money can go, right? It's not like those two are the House Majority leaders, although at this point they'd be an improvement.

Yep, I get that.

But the thought of a woman made famous for making a sex tape, along with that drunken crack head sitting in the same room as the President of the United States still fills me with a wierd kind of sadness.

And I also know that there have been worse people there in the past. But still, jebus.


They were both guests at at the FoxNews table.

/Will laugh if any FN pundit uses their presence at the dinner as a criticism...
 
2012-04-29 01:22:49 PM  
Was anyone else a little scared when they flipped to a shot of Newt in the dark and you can barely see the edge of Calista's hair oscillating?

dtdstudios.com

Link to reaction
 
2012-04-29 01:30:38 PM  

lexslamman: So the GOP line of attack now that the economy is rebounding and gas prices are dropping has become that our president is too popular and likable.

Good luck with that.


There is literally a Romney PAC campaign ad that says just this.

You say a President is "too popular" when you have nothing left.

And it's only April. What will they be running with in October? The President is "too electable"? He was "too successful" as a President?
 
2012-04-29 01:31:19 PM  
First term he went with Al Green, second term he's going with Young Jeezy, say wat?
 
2012-04-29 01:31:30 PM  

Jim_Callahan: jake_lex: Yeah, Fox News will definitely play the "This disrespects the Presidency" card on this one, unlike that wonderful video George W. Bush did for the Correspondent's Dinner where he was looking for the WMD's he said would be in Iraq under couch cushions in the White House, thus turning the main justification for a war that killed thousands into a joke.

So your position is that the president joking about policy debates and news stories is offensive? I'm not entirely clear on this since you seem to start out saying it's all right, but then at the end of the paragraph indicate that you're offended by it. Kinda position whiplash there.


There's a difference between joking about the press's little teapot tempests, and joking about the lies you used to justify sending thousands of American to their deaths.
 
2012-04-29 01:33:24 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: The Dog Ate The Constitution: Tigger: Dude your prediction is literally IN the piece you just quoted yourself saying!

He referred to my "track record of being correct", implying I have made predictions that never came true. The Supreme Court hasn't made a decision yet, so how is that already part of my history of bad predictions? Are you really of the belief that the entire law will be held constitutional? Are you really that ignorant of the Supreme Court?

Do you actually think that we keep track of the crap spewed by liters such as yourself? Please. Get some self-respect. Get TF.


Who gives a shiat if a troll account has TF or not.

Hell, who gives shiat if a non-troll account has TF.
 
2012-04-29 01:34:48 PM  
Time to take back the country and restore dignity to the Office.
 
2012-04-29 01:38:46 PM  

HeartBurnKid: Jim_Callahan: jake_lex: Yeah, Fox News will definitely play the "This disrespects the Presidency" card on this one, unlike that wonderful video George W. Bush did for the Correspondent's Dinner where he was looking for the WMD's he said would be in Iraq under couch cushions in the White House, thus turning the main justification for a war that killed thousands into a joke.

So your position is that the president joking about policy debates and news stories is offensive? I'm not entirely clear on this since you seem to start out saying it's all right, but then at the end of the paragraph indicate that you're offended by it. Kinda position whiplash there.

There's a difference between joking about the press's little teapot tempests, and joking about the lies you used to justify sending thousands of American to their deaths.


I was just pointing out the hypocrisy that will come out of the right-wing derpsphere over this. President Obama is joking about bullshiat stories that don't matter to anyone outside that echo chamber. Those stories, and the frenzied reaction to them, deserve to be ridiculed. President Bush jokes about sending hundreds of thousands of people, if you count the Iraqis killed in the war and the violence around it, to their deaths based on total bullshiat.

But that video's A-OK and funny as hell to Fox News.
 
2012-04-29 01:39:01 PM  

RandomExcess: Time to take back the country and restore dignity to the Office.


filmpopper.com
 
2012-04-29 01:42:25 PM  

RandomExcess: Time to take back the country and restore dignity to the Office.


I'd much prefer to take the country forward, thanks.

/also, no President has ever made jokes at the WH Correspondent's dinner. At least, no BLACK president.
 
2012-04-29 01:42:28 PM  

HeartBurnKid: Jim_Callahan: jake_lex: Yeah, Fox News will definitely play the "This disrespects the Presidency" card on this one, unlike that wonderful video George W. Bush did for the Correspondent's Dinner where he was looking for the WMD's he said would be in Iraq under couch cushions in the White House, thus turning the main justification for a war that killed thousands into a joke.

So your position is that the president joking about policy debates and news stories is offensive? I'm not entirely clear on this since you seem to start out saying it's all right, but then at the end of the paragraph indicate that you're offended by it. Kinda position whiplash there.

There's a difference between joking about the press's little teapot tempests, and joking about the lies you used to justify sending thousands of American to their deaths.


Ah, but you forget the tradition set by the 1846 dinner when James Polk took to the podium wearing a sombrero and joked that he was "just visiting Texas with 30,000 good friends". Or that time Andrew Jackson showed photos of the american indian beach resorts in Oklahoma. That was a hoot.
 
2012-04-29 01:42:44 PM  

Type_Hard: They were both guests at at the FoxNews table.

/Will laugh if any FN pundit uses their presence at the dinner as a criticism...


Oh jeez, I didn't know that. But now that you mention it, that is exactly what FOX is going to do. "Look at how much Obama is demeaning the office of the POTUS! He invited Kim Kardashian and Lindsay Lohan to his correspondent's dinner!" Seriously, I'll be surprised if something like that doesn't happen at this point.
 
2012-04-29 01:44:43 PM  

Ed Finnerty: RandomExcess: Time to take back the country and restore dignity to the Office.

[filmpopper.com image 253x281]


Now you got me replaying that scene in my head:

Jim: What'd you do, Prison Mike?
Michael: I stole. ... And I robbed. And I kidnapped... the... president's son. And held him for ransom.
Jim: That is... quite the rap sheet, Prison Mike.
Michael: And I nevah got caught, neither.
Jim: Well, you're... in... prison, but, mmhmm.
Pam: Prison Mike? What was the food like in prison?

Dwight: Prison Mike. What's the very very worst thing about prison?
Angela: Don't encourage him, Dwight.
Michael: The worst thing about prison was the... was the Dementors. They... were flying all over the place, and they were scary. And they'd come down, and they'd suck the soul out of your body, and it hurt!
Karen: Demen-Dementors like in Harry Potter?
Michael: No, not Harry Potter. ... There are no movies in prison.
Michael: Gruel. Sandwiches. Gruel omelettes. Nothing but gruel. Plus, you can eat your own hair.
 
2012-04-29 01:47:24 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: lexslamman: So the GOP line of attack now that the economy is rebounding and gas prices are dropping has become that our president is too popular and likable.

Good luck with that.

There is literally a Romney PAC campaign ad that says just this.

You say a President is "too popular" when you have nothing left.

And it's only April. What will they be running with in October? The President is "too electable"? He was "too successful" as a President?



By October, they will be wearing un-tanned animal hides and grunting while flailing a wooden club.
 
2012-04-29 01:49:23 PM  

Ed Finnerty: Was anyone else a little scared when they flipped to a shot of Newt in the dark and you can barely see the edge of Calista's hair oscillating?

[dtdstudios.com image 640x391]

Link to reaction


I believe technically that would be referred to as a "mantle"
 
2012-04-29 01:59:15 PM  

The Dog Ate The Constitution: Paul Baumer: Just imagine how great it would have been if Louis C.K. had done it. Not only do conservatives have no sense of humor and a tremendous hatred of anyone who does, but a remarkably thin skin to go with it.

I can just see the press release the following day claiming Obama didn't agree with anything Louis said and was shocked by the profanity.


You're very bad at this.
 
2012-04-29 02:03:56 PM  
There are people who actually believe the President is successful? REALLY? Seriously? I thought we all agreed he is pretty much a failure. I mean it doesn't mean vote for Romeny but I would not say that Obama is successful on any front.
 
2012-04-29 02:04:48 PM  

The Dog Ate The Constitution: his key piece of legislation is about to be ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court


The Dog Ate The Constitution: Please post past comments of mine in which I predicted anything. I'll wait.


I take it back. You're not bad at this. You're farking terrible at this. You clearly will say anything to get a green arrow. Good luck with that.
 
2012-04-29 02:05:50 PM  

Cup_O_Jo: I thought we all agreed he is pretty much a failure.


If by "we" you mean all of your buddies on welfare I guess so.

But I don't think he's a failure. Obama's not perfect but we could do far worse.
 
2012-04-29 02:07:39 PM  

Cup_O_Jo: There are people who actually believe the President is successful? REALLY? Seriously? I thought we all agreed he is pretty much a failure. I mean it doesn't mean vote for Romeny but I would not say that Obama is successful on any front.


You've never listened to another human being in your life, so enthralled are you by yourself. How would you know what the failure to disappointment to indifferent to success ratios are? Go listen to that amazing Herman Cain fellow some more and keep telling everyone else how much more productive they need to be so you can collect that disability check.
 
2012-04-29 02:11:00 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: good to see that Kim K and Lindsey Lohan were willing to show up.


as the guests of Fox News' Greta van Sustern
 
2012-04-29 02:12:45 PM  

Ed Finnerty: RandomExcess: Time to take back the country and restore dignity to the Office.

[Prison Mike image 253x281]


'fark that! I don't like people playin' on my phone!'
 
2012-04-29 02:19:37 PM  

RandomExcess: Time to take back the country and restore dignity to the Office.


Doing a terrible job on Letterman isn't the same as bringing dignity back. Seriously, the butthurt brigade just looks tired and sad when both candidates go on comedic shows, one is funny, one is not, and the side of the unfunny guy goes on tirades about dignity and how it's not really about being cool.

/Mitt loves comedy, he has plenty of friends who own Viacom.
 
2012-04-29 02:21:22 PM  

Zeno-25: I think the strategy is to just drive the nutters into a tailspin of frothing and derping to push them to the point of being more and more noticed and unattractive to the mainstream. There's no reasoning with people who think things like the President was born in Kenya or that he had Brietbart killed, or a master sociopath like Limbaugh. Trying to reach the Fox News crowd through their own walled-off, self-reinforcing universe of facts and myths is hopeless, so the only thing left is to learn how to press their buttons and drive them over the edge to create a negative spectacle out of them for the rest of the electorate.


That's always been his MO. He lets them derp themselves into a frenzy and then he cuts their balls off.
 
2012-04-29 02:24:15 PM  

EnviroDude: Perhaps if he spent more time on trying to improve the anemic economic recovery instead of guffing it up with the media that eats his poop, things would be better for all of us instead of the millions on food stamps or the uber rich Wall Street types that bought him off.


You're right, he wasted his entire term so far preparing for that one dinner, got to admire the dedication. Hell, even the NEXT year will be preparing for the 2012 White House Press Correspondent's Dinner, thanks to his nifty time machine.
 
2012-04-29 02:26:06 PM  
After the "pit bulls are delicious" line, he says that it would taste good with a little soy sauce. That's racist.
 
2012-04-29 02:26:13 PM  

jake_lex: The Obama campaign has been trolling the "Whar birth certificat" thing for a while now. You can buy this mug on their online store:

[store.barackobama.com image 640x640]

I totally want one of those.

http://store.barackobama.com/made-in-the-usa-mug.html


diablo.incgamers.com

/Just to piss RWers off
//And troll them
///And smile while doing it
 
2012-04-29 02:28:00 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Shrugging Atlas: Tax Boy: My favorite joke of the night (Kimmel's, surprisingly):

The President wanted to have this year's dinner at the Kennedy Center, but Speaker Boehner wanted to keep it at the Hilton.

So, the President negotiated, and we're here at the Hilton.

I hope the writers were well paid, because there were multiple times I laughed at Kimmel's jokes which may be the first time I can ever claim that.

First time I laughed at a Kimmel joke that didn't require video tape of old TV footage, for me as well.


I don't know why, but I really cracked up at: "...back when 'tweets' were something Barbara Walters gave her dog."
 
2012-04-29 02:31:35 PM  

AnEvilGuest:
I'll give you re-nig as "conservative" humor though


Indeed. Especially since it doesn't even make sense as a pun on "renege."

"Don't renege on the incumbent" basically means "Vote for Obama."
 
2012-04-29 02:35:07 PM  

tartie_pants: apoptotic: Either Obama has much better writers than Kimmel, or Kimmel just isn't funny.

c: all of the above

the off camera hot mic thing was my favorite bit face it the Dems are just funnier at these things. Bush had that awful WMD video where Clinton had this gem Link not to mention Janet Reno crashing her dance party


Ha! I hadn't seen the Clinton video before. Thanks for linking it.
 
2012-04-29 02:37:23 PM  

EnviroDude: Mr. Coffee Nerves: The Derp Brigade has to be lost this morning -- it's more than 24 hours from when Rush will tell them what to say about this and the Fox News D-team on Sunday just isn't up to the task

Perhaps if he spent more time on trying to improve the anemic economic recovery instead of guffing it up with the media that eats his poop, things would be better for all of us instead of the millions on food stamps or the uber rich Wall Street types that bought him off.


//


Herp a DERP
 
2012-04-29 02:40:53 PM  

Sgt Otter: AnEvilGuest:
I'll give you re-nig as "conservative" humor though

Indeed. Especially since it doesn't even make sense as a pun on "renege."

"Don't renege on the incumbent" basically means "Vote for Obama."


The conservatives tis their level of joke, a simple racist bit. The4 big joke is as you described for proper language.

so far, the picture is holding true, a pic of a 4 rep candidates and the text reading "comittee to re-elect President Obama".
 
2012-04-29 02:52:11 PM  

Cup_O_Jo: There are people who actually believe the President is successful? REALLY? Seriously? I thought we all agreed he is pretty much a failure. I mean it doesn't mean vote for Romeny but I would not say that Obama is successful on any front.


You should step our of your echo chamber for a minute and look at the real world once in awhile. It's nice out here.
 
2012-04-29 02:53:14 PM  
Mr. Coffee Nerves: it's more than 24 hours from when Rush will tell them what to say about this

standard "disrespecting the office" bullchit
 
2012-04-29 03:01:39 PM  
Mrtraveler01: I heard Michelle shops at Target.

months back when Michelle Obama shopped at Target in Alexandria, my brother griped about how resources were wasted with the secret service detail, traffic getting tied up, etc. etc.

I just said something to the effect of, "oh god forbid that the first lady should go out in public and do things that any human might do."

It dawned on him how petty and absurd his "point" was but he never really admitted it.

CSB? sure.
 
2012-04-29 03:03:25 PM  
Yeah, if this would have been "conservative humor hour" it would have been hilarious jokes about going to war with Iran, poor people without health care and numerous hilarious jokes about Obama, see this wonderful website:

Link

This would help restore dignity to the office if they'd simply be as funny as this guy!
 
2012-04-29 03:15:36 PM  

ultraholland: Mrtraveler01: I heard Michelle shops at Target.

months back when Michelle Obama shopped at Target in Alexandria, my brother griped about how resources were wasted with the secret service detail, traffic getting tied up, etc. etc.

I just said something to the effect of, "oh god forbid that the first lady should go out in public and do things that any human might do."

It dawned on him how petty and absurd his "point" was but he never really admitted it.

CSB? sure.


If she doesn't go to Target, the talking point becomes that she is aloof and elitist and wants nothing to do with "real people".

Anything the Obamas do becomes grounds for attack in the right-wing noise machine. Which is why mocking it and turning it into the object of derision is such a great strategy.
 
2012-04-29 03:19:52 PM  
trotsky: This would help restore dignity to the office if they'd simply be as funny as this guy!

I scanned down the page and his "jokes" are just forced, partisan crap, but then I came across this:

thelookingspoon.com

I don't even know where to start.
 
2012-04-29 03:23:37 PM  

farkityfarker: If Romney wins, imagine his first correspondent's dinner.

Too painful to imagine.


You will get over it when unemployment is back down to 4-5%, the economy is doing better and we aren't paying through the nose for gas.
 
2012-04-29 03:25:34 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: farkityfarker: If Romney wins, imagine his first correspondent's dinner.

Too painful to imagine.

You will get over it when unemployment is back down to 4-5%, the economy is doing better and we aren't paying through the nose for gas.


What's Mitt Romney's magic plan for all of this?
 
2012-04-29 03:25:36 PM  

Cup_O_Jo: There are people who actually believe the President is successful? REALLY? Seriously? I thought we all agreed he is pretty much a failure. I mean it doesn't mean vote for Romeny but I would not say that Obama is successful on any front.


He has controlled his urges to smoke and eat dog so he is making progress in some areas.
 
2012-04-29 03:27:05 PM  

ultraholland: trotsky: This would help restore dignity to the office if they'd simply be as funny as this guy!

I scanned down the page and his "jokes" are just forced, partisan crap, but then I came across this:

[thelookingspoon.com image 570x822]

I don't even know where to start.


The right thinks that this is a legitimate deflection of the idea that they are racist. They aren't racist. Democrats are racist because they brainwashed the malleable black folk into slaves because of their addiction to welfare.

Which is actually just as racist as just coming out and saying you hate minorities but it apparently lets conservatives sleep at night.
 
2012-04-29 03:28:03 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: Cup_O_Jo: There are people who actually believe the President is successful? REALLY? Seriously? I thought we all agreed he is pretty much a failure. I mean it doesn't mean vote for Romeny but I would not say that Obama is successful on any front.

He has controlled his urges to smoke and eat dog so he is making progress in some areas.


He quit smoking and when did he have an urge to eat dog, again? When he was six?
 
2012-04-29 03:29:24 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: tenpoundsofcheese: farkityfarker: If Romney wins, imagine his first correspondent's dinner.

Too painful to imagine.

You will get over it when unemployment is back down to 4-5%, the economy is doing better and we aren't paying through the nose for gas.

What's Mitt Romney's magic plan for all of this?


I think it rhymes with wax butts.
 
2012-04-29 03:30:47 PM  
That man is just too cool to be President of this country. We don't deserve him.
 
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