What was once considered a great way to promote journalism education, the 2012 White House Correspondents Dinner (WHCD) was turned into a joke on everyone, including Obama himself.
Jimmy Kimmel’s Introduction
Jimmy Kimmel leaped to the stage like a joker juggling balls of fire and launching them at people in the audience for 24 long minutes.
Anybody who was anybody was knocked down in a form of deprecating humor, including Obama himself with Kimmel greeting Obama with “Shalom” and continuing throughout his speech throwing one liners at Obama while encouraging him to legalize marijuana and urging people to not engage in a nuclear war with Iran and demoralizing Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netaynuhu.
In mostly bad humor, Jimmy Kimmel had a few good ones liners against Obama. “Remember, when the Country rallied around in the hopes of a better tomorrow, that was hilarious. That was your best one yet.” With Obama shaking his head up and down while mouthing the words, “I know.” and ” There’s a term for someone like Barrack Obama, not 2 terms but…’ as well as his only insightful comment of the night where he states that America “use to march but now we occupy.”
Hot Mic Alert
During a slight pause in the momentum of the evening, Jay Carney (Obama’s Press Secretary) rushes up to the stage and speaks into the microphone asking for Obama’s microphone to be turned off because it was “hot” (aka live).
Another momentary pause. Obama recently had a hot mic on him when he spoke with the Russians saying that he needs more time to succumb to their demands since it is election season.
Obviously, that was an attempt to make a difficult situation during election season into a joke. As the old saying goes, when in times of deflecting, laugh and point fingers. Obama does both exceptionally well.
“Nobody would notice.’
Tonight was no exception. Obama’s voice booms into the room before his physical arrival, singing off key and slamming celebrities attending the event with a dose of humility by bashing himself on his grayed hair with an alarming statement, “Right now, Im like a 5 on a Just for Mens scale. I think I could go to 6 and nobody would notice.”
Oddly, this is a view that many people feel Obama acts on a Presidential day to day basis with concern to domestic and foreign affairs. Case in point- Obama’s Unconstitutional invasion into Libya without Congressional approval and violating the Wars Powers Act or slipping a government mandated health insurance clause in a 2000+ bill of Obamacare.
Obama’s jokes about his public perception.
After Obama finished making fun of himself (which, come to find out will be much needed as a forerunner to his speech)- he walks onto an American flag-less stage and proceeds to be 2 faced. Literally. He openly and warmly greets the same people that, two minutes, he called out. Almost everyone laughs, as if it is hilarious.
Obama then launches into the concerns with his public image and instead of correcting or even justifying his behavior, he openly mocks the concerns by “reintroducing himself to the American People” by playing upon his poor approval rating and public perception.
Obama jokingly comments that people blame him for blaming too many of his problems on Former President Bush and then, in the next sentence, blames Former President Bush for initiating the slippery slope of blame.
The entire speech was a series of deliberate mixed matches in speech in a more than obvious display of showmanship and acting ability.
Obama’s ‘reintroducing’ himself to the White House correspondents (journalists).
While Obama was ‘reintroducing himself’ in attempts to erase a negative image with his Presidency, Obama forcefully yet flippantly claims that his mother was born in Kansas, his father was born in Kenya and that he was born in Hawaii. Obama’s deceptive smile while speaking and literal wink– left most of the audience laughing as if Obama was a stand up comedian in a past life.
Of course, people stop finding the humor in things when it looks like they are being ganged up on so, eventually, Obama turned the knife on himself and showed pictures of himself 4 years ago with a winning smile and a halo angelic effect and then 4 years later as a gray hair ridden downcast man (in attempts at a sympathy vote) and then in another 4 years, his looks were compared to the actor,Morgan Freeman. Which, again, resulted in laughter.
Obama jokes about the excessive and needless spending of the GSA.
Then, Obama jokes that he is a glad that the WHCD was not ran by the GSA (General Services Administrators) who was known for a lavish $830,000 price tag billed at the taxpayers expense. Wasteful spending is not a joke and is part of the reason why our Country is in the serious financial difficulties that we are currently facing.
Obama had a way of giving out backhanded compliments, showing his ability to twist words into genuine and warm sounding compliments. For example, congratulating the Huffington Post for winning the Pulitzer…. for not having authentic news, linking to other websites and having a ‘great’ business model.
Obama admits to eating dog meat
Then, in an incredibly grotesque response that even left Michelle Obama looking incredulous, Obama slams Sarah Palin asking “Whats the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull?” with the answer being, “that pit bulls taste delicious.. with a little soy sauce” which was an obvious attempt at humor at the admittance of Obama eating dog meat in the wilderness in attempts to take on the characteristics of the poor, forsaken dog, in Obama’s book, “Dreams of My Father”.
Then in a sense at another attempt at humor on a sickening subject of Obama eating the dog with his father and in attempts to laugh at himself (thus validating, all rumors that he really did eat a dog), Obama declares, “my step father always told me that it was a boy eat dog world out there!”
It wasn’t funny the first time and its definitely not funny the second time. Where is PETA’s outcry in this horrendous act of animal cruelty?
A dash of class warfare to add to the mix
An Obama speech wouldn’t be complete without a dash of class warfare. Obama further cements Romney’s perception as a 1% thus engaging Obama in his class warfare tactics by mentioning that Romney would have bought the hotel where the dinner was being held as a ‘fixer upper’, then again when saying that due to Romney having 2 degrees from Harvard, he is classified a ‘snob’ and then again, when Obama stated that Romney went to see the newly released movie, the Hunger Games (where people brutally attack each other for corporate sponsorship) in to which Obama commented sarcastically, “I bet this was a change of pace for him” and that “I didnt see it, there was not enough class warfare (in it) for me.”
Which again, resulted in everybody rip roaring Obama-is-so-funny laughter that would pierce your heart if you heard it first hand.
Wink, wink, nudge, nudge.
Afterward, Obama mock defended himself against a false ‘Woof PAC’, attacking Obama for mandating a dogs right to ride on the roof of a car, the ‘European dog socialism’, more government handouts, more government dependency, indoctrinating our children and the left wing social agenda::: all major concerns of the American People, Obama is laughing it off with a wave of his hands, a winning smile and a wink in the eye.
Literally. Obama was winking so much at the WHCD that you would think his contact lens was dry. Obama’s leering smile and glimmer of mischief in his eye while he tells the American People exactly what he is going to do with his 2nd term while making it sound like a joke so that the White House Correspondents know how to spin it for Obama was sickening and an obvious front on the intelligence of American People.
Obama’s admittance of a “secret agenda” during his last term in office.
Laughingly, Obama states that the Republicans think that he is going to “unleash some secret agenda for the next 4 years” in to which he leans into the microphone and says very deeply, almost demonically, “you’re absolutely right” which resulted in more laughter from the audience. How is this funny? Isn’t anybody concerned with Obama’s admittance that he has a secret agenda? Remember, behind every joke there is at least an ounce in Truth.
Then Obama jokes that with his first term, he finished the war on Iraq and with his 2nd term, his war will be on Christmas. Is there anybody taking Obama on a literal basis or are they charmed like a snake in a basket?
Hook, line and sinker.
Will the people see through the fog and realize that Obama just admitted what his radical tendencies will look like in a 2nd term or will they take the bait- hook, line and sinker?
With all these jokes being flung about as if we were in a comedy club, one begs the question to be asked- “who is really the punchline?”
Watch the 2012 White House Correspondence Dinner and comment below as to your thoughts!
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