Obama & Wanda Sykes at the White House Correspondents Dinner … “Most of you covered me. All of you voted for me.” … “Rush Limbaugh, I Hope His Kidneys Fail”
As we always say … comedy is supposed to be funny, not mean. Last nights White House Correspondence Dinner except for a couple of jokes was lame.
Here is another piece of advice for President Obama, humor has to have a bit of truth in it. There is a reason why you here more laughter, even from the media suck ups present, when Obama made jokes referencing that he was named Auto Industries Executive of the Year and that in his next 100 days Obama will learn to go off the prompter, while Joe Biden will learn to stay on the teleprompter.
What a shock though, a love affair between President Barack Obama and the main stream media at last nights White House Correspondence dinner. Can someone tell me why we even had this event with Barack Obama? I could not tell the difference between the White House Correspondence Dinner and a Presidential News Conference with Obama. In both cases the media gushes over every word he says and laughs at his lame jokes. As compared to so many Correspondence Dinners before, the tone and tenor of this event was actually mean. You can hear the nervous laughter from the media present. One must remember this is Obama’s greatest audience.
“Most of you covered me. All of you voted for me.”
WOW, so many of his jokes fell so flat. (Part 1)
As the Gateway Pundit stated, Obama should have stuck to reading his teleprompter when it came to his jokes. Obama even had the audacity to make a joke about the “Scare Force One” incident proving that he still does not get what they did was so wrong. Obama joked that his children were not present because they were grounded. Obama said, “You can’t just take Air Force One on a joyride to Manhattan, I don’t care who’s kids you are.” Unreal that he would continue to make a joke about a colossal screw up that reminded so many NY’ers of September 11.
Compare Obama’s comedic routine from last night to that from the White House Correspondence Dinner with George W. Bush from 2008. Folks, the media loves Obama and they could not stand GWB. Explain why there is more laughter with GWB’s jokes, let alone the demeanor of the event was so drastically different.
Does anyone think that wishing someone kidney failure is funny? How anyone thought this was appropriate for this event is beyond me. However this is the same Administration that thought flying a 747 at low altitude over Manhattan, NY followed by an air force fighter plane was a good idea. As Hot Air stated, “Class made an exit with the Bush Administration.”
Then there was MC Wanda Sykes, who speculated that Rush Limbaugh was actually the 20th hijacker on 9/11 but missed his flight because he was high on oxycontin and she derided Sean Hannity for not living up to his pledge to be waterboarded for the troops. Of course this was after she wished that Limbaugh’s kidneys would fail.
Obama Likes Wanda Sykes Joke About Rush Limbaugh — ‘I Hope His Kidneys Fail’
Sadly, those in the media and the LEFT just don’t get it. Being a shrill mean bastard all the time is unbecoming. Mean is not funny no matter if the LEFT wants to call it “edgy”. Sorry, I must have missed it in my “humor” in the media courses in college. However, would the media or the LEFT be calling what Wanda Sykes did edgy if her mean humor was directed at The Chosen One, Barack Obama himself? Better yet, does the LEFT think it would be edgy if Sykes made a joke about Michelle Obama being proud for the first time that Sykes was the MC of the event? Doubt it.
USA Today asks the question, “were Obama and Sykes funny? It probably depends on your political affiliation; judge for yourself”. Not true at all. It does not depend on political affiliation, it depends on personal honesty and if one has a sense of humor in the first place. If one cannot laugh at them self, who can they laugh at. However, it has become obvious that because the MSM has been told that Obama can’t be made fun of, they don’t.
UPDATE I: Looky, looky … seems that Deadline Hollywood agrees with our analysis of last nights White House Correspodence Dinner … SHE SAID WHAT?! Wanda Sykes Gives Extremely Partisan Performance.
Someone should have reminded Wanda Sykes about that before tonight. Because not since Don Imus roughed up Bill Clinton at the annual event has a comedian been so mean-spirited. But, unlike Imus, Wanda Sykes didn’t lay a glove on the sitting president Barack Obama. Instead, she reserved her barbs for George W. Bush, John McCain, Dick Cheney, Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity.
But even watching the WHCA dinner on television, viewers saw the room grew very quiet and then erupt as Sykes seemed to cross the line with what was more harsh partisanship than funny comedy.
Even Obama seemed to look uncomfortable at times. Of course, the WHCA had to know what they were getting since Sykes has gone on late night television being just as outspoken.
As Politics Daily stated, “Can’t they find somebody who’s funny without crossing the line?”