The Politico reported last week that Barack Obama, on the stump, worried that “GOP attackers” were trying to make voters “lose focus on the issues….and try[ing] to make me out to be a risky, scary guy.”
To show how unscary and unrisky, he is, Obama quipped, “Now I must say: I don’t find myself particularly scary or particularly risky.”
This joke should immediately make all Americans of good humor wonder: Are you actually comfortable with giving him access to the largest centralized nuclear stockpile in the world?
Obama is not a threat to the Republic because of his radical politics. Rather, his humor is the more clear and present danger. He’s as funny as a laser guided toothache
The problem isn’t that Obama attempts jokes now and again that don’t come off. The problem is that his humor is completely chilly. His repertoire is an awkward collection of self-conscious half jokes. And whenever he thinks on his feet to come up with a quick retort, the results are decidedly sub-sub-par.
At a campaign event last month, the late Bernie Mac was telling jokes borrowed from insult comic Andrew Dice Clay, and thus, not well-suited for a political event. According to the Chicago Tribune, Obama appeared unsure what to do with this.
Obama thanked “my great friend, one of the kings of comedy, Bernie Mac,” but then later told the audience that Mac should “clean up” his routine because “this is a family affair.”
Or not. “I’m just messing with you man,” Obama said.
Afterward, the campaign actually put out a statement to put some distance between Obama and the inappropriateness of Mac’s jokes. Spokebabe Jen Psaki said that Obama had clearly “told Bernie Mac that he doesn’t condone these statements and believes what was said was inappropriate.”
A Sister Soulja moment this wasn’t, no matter how Obama’s handlers try to spin it. Rather, anyone paying attention learned the inconvenient truth about Obama: He doesn’t get jokes.
GENERALLY SPEAKING, there are two themes for Obama “jokes”: “I’m Great,” and “I’m Only Pretty Great.”
In June, Obama spoke to a crowd of excited Chicagoans celebrating the city’s successful bid for the 2016 Olympics. He said that the city “is going to win the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics. And your Senator — he’s winning too!”
Any decent, God fearing bad joke teller would have stopped there, but not our Barack. He continued, “I’m just going to be able to walk over there. I might have to rent out my house, I don’t know how much its going to be worth. And I also, in the interest of full disclosure, I have to let you know that in 2016 I’ll be wrapping up my second term as president.”p>That was an “I’m Great” joke. For an “I’m Only Pretty Great” joke, here’s Obama fawning
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online