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Obama-A-Joke

Wonder what you would find if you frisked all the comedian punchlines emerging about Obama?

Answer: Maybe he is becoming a joke?

It has been about 9 months since President Obama took office and there has hardly been any criticism of his actions  within the main stream media. At first, the media said there was nothing about Obama to make fun of, but lately there has been some pokes at the new President. David Paul Kuhn from Real Clear Politics reports:

Most presidents become a joke at some point. It’s a matter of when and how. Both points should concern this president. In Winston Churchill’s words, “a joke is a very serious thing.” Or it can be, when the joke is about a very serious thing.

Some of the recent punch lines thrown at President Obama by comedians include: Saturday Night Live, Bill Maher, Jon Stewart, and more. Mr. Kuhn continues:

Smart administrations take jokes seriously. By the spring of 1982, Ronald Reagan’s staff was concerned by a running joke. A new comedy record was popular, portraying Reagan as the amicable dunce.

Satire helped undermine both Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter. And as Reagan’s pollster, Richard Wirthlin, put it then: “the danger” of political satire “arises when the humor portrays the president as silly or impotent or portrays what he’s trying to do as irrelevant–when it attacks some of the basic elements of his leadership.”

Mocking the powerful is as old as Ben Franklin. A JFK impersonator won a Grammy in 1963 for satirizing the Kennedys. By the late 1970s, SNL became political satire’s defining institution.

Chevy Chase made Gerald Ford a klutz. Dana Carvey parodied George Bush as the wimpy, “wouldn’t be prudent” president. Phil Hartman nailed Clinton as the fast food president in his McDonalds skit, cheapening Clinton as a man after the easy pleasures. Just last year, Tina Fey devastated Sarah Palin as a silly, high school cheerleading airhead.

It was supposed to be hard to joke about Obama. White liberal comics were afraid to touch on race. Obama came to office in serious times. But it was also Obama’s image. He ran on a lofty persona unlike any candidate since Reagan. But in the case of Obama, the liberal pop culture was buying and selling it. Obama was to bring, “change, we can believe in.”

But the change maker has not made change–at least not on the hard fights, not yet. Hillary Clinton once asked why Obama “can’t close the deal.” Her dig is now a punch line. And most people get the joke, except CNN.

As Garry Trudeau, of “Doonesbury” fame, told one reporter, “For something to be funny, the audience has to be in a position to sense the truth of it.” And SNL’s lampoon of Obama was funny.

Is Obama’s charm slowly wearing off on people? After all, the man is on television 24-7 and like SNL said… He hasn’t really done anything. It’s almost like a boring Truman Show, haha.

Beware of political satire Mr. Obama, because sooner or later it will come out of nowhere and bite you in the rear end!

Side-Note: I’m betting sooner.

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Ted-Kennedy-Women

Wonder what you would find if you frisked the confessions that didn’t make their way into Ted Kennedy’s autobiography?

Answer: He slept with more than a thousand women and paid over $10 million to keep it quiet.

The National Enquirer (yeah, I’m questioning it too) reported:

Ted Kennedy slept with more than a thousand women – and spent at least $10 million in hush money over the years to keep his skirt-chasing a secret!

The late senator made those sensational confessions in a chapter of his autobiography, but horrified family members and advisers cut them out.

Before he died of brain cancer at age 77 on Aug. 25, the womanizing politician also revealed that he planned to seduce Mary Jo Kopechne on the night she drowned, said a close source.

“While dictating his memoirs into a tape recorder, Ted decided to tell the whole truth about his life – including his love life. He said that his first lover was an Irish nanny. She was about 19, and Ted was only 13,” the source divulged.

“When his mother found out, she sent the nanny back to Ireland. Rose made Ted pray on his knees for hours to ask forgiveness. But Ted recalled that even his sore knees couldn’t wipe the smile off his face.

“From that day on, he says he seduced as many women as he could, from maids and cooks at the family’s Hyannis Port compound to college friends that his sisters brought home.”

Kennedy even admitted that he planned to seduce Mary Jo Kopechne on the night his car plunged off the road in Chappaquiddick, said the source.

“But his lawyers and friends begged him not to open that door. They said that even after his death, it would hurt his legacy and haunt the family,” said the source.

A wonderful man who had a lot of class and is, without doubt, an American hero…

Maybe a hero to Ron Jeremy.

HAHA!

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Liberalism-In-Schools

You tell'em Willie!

You tell'em Willie!

Wonder what you would find if you frisked the famous youth dance group from Ron Clark Academy?

Answer: An ObamaCare remix to Miley Cyrus’ “Party in the U.S.A.” and a smart kid named Willie.

If you don’t remember these kids, they were the ones that performed the creative “You Can Vote However You Like.”

Reminder: Ron Clark Academy is a private school so they are allowed to do this, unlike the previous schools: Click to view | Click to view.

How awesome is Willie (the kid in the very beginning)? During the election, he was the single McCain supporter in the group. As you can see, he may be the only one that has a steady head on his shoulders, haha. See what JammieWearingFool thought of Willie’s talking points:

I’ve seen this video several places around the blogosphere today, an incredibly shameful piece of propaganda from CNN, which has forever forfeited any pretense of objectivity. Yet I hadn’t seen the prelude here where ‘Willie’ lays out a devastating case against ObamaCare that leaves the CNN infobabe flummoxed and nearly speechless, as if she can’t believe what appears to be a 10-year-old has a superior grasp of the debate than she or any of the other empty heads at CNN.

Memo to the folks at Fox News Channel: Willie might be ready for a solo sitdown.

Willie stuck it to CNN. Way to go kid!

Side-Note: Although I’m COMPLETELY against ObamaCare, or any socialized health-care, I found this remix a lot better than Miley Cyrus’ original song “Party in the U.S.A.” – Haha. Talented group… Sorry Miley.

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Obama-Let-Me-Get-This-Straight

Someone forwarded this general thought to me, and it really makes you think:

Let me get this straight.

…We’re going to pass a health care plan written by a committee whose chairman says he doesn’t understand it, passed by a Congress that hasn’t read it but exempts themselves from it, to be signed by a president that also hasn’t read it and who smokes, with funding administered by a treasury chief who didn’t pay his taxes, all to be overseen by a surgeon general who is obese, and financed by a country that’s nearly broke.

What could possibly go wrong?

Side-Note: Politicians… How can they be so stupid most of the time?

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PoliticalADvertising

Lt. Governor John Garamendi

Lt. Governor John Garamendi

Wonder what you would find if you frisked Lt. Governor John Garamendi?

Answer: He doesn’t like the T-word (taxes), which makes for a great advertisement.

HAHA!

This is a pretty good political advertisement I found online. The ad was done by David Harmer’s campaign for Congress.

Good laughs and great job Harmer! Keep it up.

Side-Note: The end reminds me of the new Ford F-150 advertisements with all the wording slammed down on the screen. Watch it here.

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