Massachusetts has a brand new senator, a republican/independent from humble roots, Scott Brown. His election although important for the Bay State, really isn’t a referendum on ‘Obamacare’ as some would have us believe. These ‘some’ are folks in New York and Washington and have preconceived agendas to promote. No, this was an election because people of MA are fed up with the economic crisis and the real fear that they will lose their jobs. Pundits make hay over this election, because down deep they just can’t stand the fact that Obama still has 56% favorable rating, higher than Reagan’s after Reagan’s first term. Nah, there’s more to it than one single issue. Hell , I don’t even like the way Washington is operating, but my profound solutions wait for another time when I can really really fix government…I’m still waiting for the call.
It has been a year since the skinny fellow with the big ears took the oath of office. So now, begins our President’s second year in office. I decided to snag some of Obama’s funniest moments from his first year. My source was “About dot com.”
Obama Kills at White House Correspondents’ Dinner
Obama on Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and Mother’s Day: “This is a tough holiday for Rahm. He’s not used to saying the word ‘day’ after ‘mother.'” On House Minority Leader John Boehner and his fake tan: “We have a lot in common: He is a person of color. Although not a color that appears in the natural world.”
Obama Orders Stephen Colbert to Shave Head
Under direct orders from Commander-in-Chief Barack Obama, General Ray Odierno shaves Stephen Colbert’s head during a taping of the show in Iraq. “I say if Stephen Colbert wants to play soldier, it’s time to cut that man’s hair,” Obama decreed.
Obama Calls Kanye West A ‘Jackass’
President Obama calls Kanye West a “jackass” for interrupting Taylor’s Swfit’s MTV awards acceptance speech. “Not since ‘yes, we can’ has Obama found a slogan so many Americans can get behind,” joked Conan O’Brien.
Obama Wields a Lightsaber on the White House Lawn
As one commenter imagined him saying, “You can’t win, teabaggers. If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.” Another commenter quipped, “Well I guess having a Jedi as President is better than when we had Jar Jar.” And another asked, “Does this mean Cheney is his real father? And that Cheney is a black Muslim from Kenya?”
Uninvited Guests Crash White House State Dinner
David Letterman: “Since 1980, there have been 91 breaches of security at the White House. Well, 92 if you count George Bush.”
Obama Kills Fly Like a Ninja
During an interview with CNBC, Obama killed a fly with his bare hands. “That was pretty impressive wasn’t it?” Obama boasted. “I got the sucker.”
Obama Draws Big Laughs at Radio and TV Correspondents’ Dinner
“It wasn’t easy coming up with fresh material for this dinner,” Obama said. “A few nights ago, I was up tossing and turning, trying to figure out exactly what to say. Finally, when I couldn’t get back to sleep, I rolled over and asked Brian Williams what he thought.”
Obama to Letterman: ‘I Was Actually Black Before the Election’
After being asked by David Letterman whether his opponents were motivated by racial hatred, Obama quips, “It’s important to realize that I was actually black before the election.”
Many thanks to Daniel Kurtzman, @ About.com Guide Republished without permission, because I thought we all needed a good chuckle.
Welcome to YEAR TWO of the Obama Presidency.