White House Apologizes for White House Laughing at Wanda Sykes September 11 Humor at Correspondent’s Dinner
Isn’t this the type of behavior that Barack Obama wanted to change in Washington? All jokes aside, as some of the event was funny, there was a much deep seeded issue with this event.
The Wanda Sykes attempt at comedy is a much larger and far reaching one that just wishing that “Rush Limbaugh’s kidneys would fail.” It is a microcosm of all that presently is wrong with this administration. It was ok to sit back and laugh while jokes referencing September 11 were made. It was nothing more than a love-fest between the media and this president. More to the point, was not this event supposed to be a roast of the President? Are they afraid to make fun of him? Do they think the people might think that the joke may in fact be reality?
The LA Times is reporting that the White House did not see humor in the jokes that Wanda Sykes made at the President’s Correspondence Dinner over the weekend. Really? President Barack Obama appeared to be laughing at the jokes. Most everyone in the media present at this even also laughed at a joke pointed at the death of over 3000 Americans died.
But to top it off, Sykes then tied Limbaugh to the tragedy and mass murders of 9/11.
“I think maybe Rush Limbaugh was the 20th hijacker. But he was so strung out on Oxycontin that he missed his flight … I hope his kidneys fail. How about that?”
Why did the media feel the need to ask a question how President Barack Obama felt when Wanda Sykes made the joke about Rush Limbaugh being the 20th hijacker? They could see for them self in the video about that he laughed.
The White House Apologies for President Obama Laughing at a 9–11 Joke. Why does the White House feel the need to apologize for the White House? Were they not at the event to provide the proper reaction there?
But Gibbs put the White House down firmly on the side of Sykes’ critics, saying some things should be subjects of serious reflection and not comedy and he felt the president would list 9/11 as one of them.
Watch the president in this video; see if you think he disagrees with Sykes at that moment. So, hoping Obama fails is outrageous, but hoping someone dies from kidney failure is funny.
So the moral outrage from President Obama is best stated by Protein Wisdom …
Evidently, Obama’s method of “serious reflection” on subjects that shouldn’t be joked about is to laugh at the jokes made about them, then to declare that such laughter is inappropriate — though, given his reaction, presumably he means inappropriate for others.
As Michelle Malkin aptly states regarding Obama’s outrage and disgust at the 9–11 joke, I haven’t seen Obama this angry since Daniel Ortega’s speech. Oh that’s right, he wasn’t offended at that either.