The Class Clown in Chief: Trying to Joke When Unemployment is at 9.2% … Barack Obama Makes Joke About Richard Cordra Confirmation Process and No One Laughs
Mr. President … No one is laughing. How bad is a joke when one must remind people that what you said was a joke?
A note to President Barack Obama … there is nothing in today’s environment when we have 9.2% unemployment, millions of people out of work, rising gas prices, continues home foreclosures and a debt limit out of control. With all this, the most out of touch president since Jimmy Carter decides to joke around during the discussion of the confirmation process of Richard Cordra. Real funny Mr. President. Obviously, you can see that no one is laughing.
It turns out that the only joke was Barack Obama and the terrible fact that ultimately the 2008 presidential election joke has been on America and its hardly funny.
“That’s why all his confirmation — all the answers at his confirmation hearings will be in a form of a question,” Obama said to silence.
“That’s a joke,” he reminded the audience.
At least we know that after 2012, Obama won’t be out of a job, he can always host a late night comedy show. Obviously, he is the funniest person alive, in his own mind.
The occasion, yet another job changing hands in an administration where turnover has been high, would hardly be a laughing matter for most presidents. But President Obama, living up to his well-earned reputation as guffaw-getter, cracked a real knee slapper. The only problem is that no one from the press corps, which had gathered for the formal announcement, was laughing.