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I became more Cecily trash than usual this Saturday night. Her speech basically confirmed that she’s my fave SNL lady right now. I ADORE HER. Also, I have a new sidebar image from tonight because she looked flawless and dropped truth bombs everywhere. What a glorious night for my favorite person. ~ Cathy Hiatt

President Obama’s Top 10 jokes

Here’s a snippet of the POTUS’ comedy routine from last night’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

“Saturday Night Live’”s Cecily Strong made a bold proclamation about President Barack Obama: “He’s known as an amazingly funny guy,” she said. “He’s maybe our funniest president.” (Politico)


During an interview with Variety before headlining the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, “Saturday Night Live’”s Cecily Strong made a bold proclamation about President Barack Obama: “He’s known as an amazingly funny guy,” she said. “He’s maybe our funniest president.”

So the pressure was on when Obama took the stage late Saturday night—a time-slot that’s usually Strong’s turf. Would the president embrace his lame-duck status and really rip into Washington’s eccentricities, or would he coast to the finish line in his penultimate nerd prom? You be the judge—here are his top ten lines.

10. On former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum’s declaration that he would not attend a gay wedding if invited: “Gays and lesbians across the country responded, ‘that’s not going to be a problem.’”

9. On ABC’s new series “Blackish”: “Being blackish only makes you popular for so long. There’s a shelf life to that thing.”

8. On his rapidly-graying hair: “I look so old John Boehner has already invited Netanyahu to speak at my funeral.”

7. On why he’s so relaxed in the final years of his presidency: “Those Joe Biden shoulder massages, they’re like magic. You should try one. Oh, you have?”

6. On presidential long-shot Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vermont): “Some folks really want to see a pot-smoking socialist in the White House. We could get a third Obama term after all.”

5. On Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) comparing himself to Galileo for denying the existence of man-made climate change: “Galileo believed the Earth revolves around the son. Ted Cruz believes the Earth revolves around Ted Cruz”

4. On his ever-improving relationship with Vice President Joe Biden: “We’ve gotten so close that in some places in Indiana they won’t serve us pizza anymore.”

3. On how history will view his presidency: “Michele Bachmann actually predicted that I would bring about the biblical end of days. Now, that’s a legacy. That’s big. I mean, Lincoln, Washington, they didn’t do that.”

2. On his plans for his last year and a half in office: “I have something that rhymes with a bucket list. Take executive action on immigration? Bucket. New climate regulations? Bucket.”

1. On Democratic 2016 front-runner Hillary Clinton: “I have one friend, just a few weeks ago she was making millions of dollars a year and she’s now living out of a van in Iowa.”

President Obama Zings CNN, MSNBC, Fox News At White House Correspondents’ Dinner

The Commander in Chief addresses his “Between Two Ferns” appearance and zings John Boehner with an “Orange is the New Black” joke.


In case you missed it…

The Huffington Post

President Barack Obama began his 2014 White House Correspondents’ Dinner speech Saturday night by taking a few stabs at CNN, MSNBC and Fox News.

Obama said that although he was happy to be at the party, he was still a bit jet lagged from his recent trip to Malaysia.

“The lengths we have to go to to get CNN coverage these days,” he said, slamming the network for its non-stop coverage of the missing Malaysian Airlines flight. “I think they’re still searching for their table.”

Next up was MSNBC. Obama called out the network for its fallen ratings in recent months.

“MSNBC is here,” he began. “They’re a little overwhelmed. They’ve never seen an audience this big before.”

But perhaps the network Obama devoted most of his jokes to was Fox News.

The president took a shot at Fox News for its outrage and criticism of him after his appearance on “Between Two Ferns” in March.

“To be fair, I am not the first person on television between two potted plants,” Obama said, pointing to a photo of “Fox & Friends'” Elisabeth Hasselbeck seated between her co-hosts Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade.

Watch the video to see a clip from the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

Watch: White House Correspondents Dinner Awesome Spoof Of ‘House of Cards’

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The New Civil Rights Movement

The White House Correspondents Dinner featured an awesome spoof of the Netflix series, “House of Cards,” which features Kevin Spacey as the House Majority Whip, but also, cameos of John McCain, Valerie Jarrett, BuzzFeed’s editor Ben Smith, Steny Hoyer, Kevin McCarthy, New York City’s Mayor Mike Bloomberg, and Politico’s Chief White House Correspondent Mike Allen.

POTUS at White House Correspondence Dinner Last Night (Update from PoliticusUSA)

In my opinion, President Obama did a tremendous job at the WHCD.  See for yourself…


Obama Jabs Rush Limbaugh and Fox News At White House Correspondents Dinner

President Obama entered to a new rap intro and joked that this is what Rush Limbaugh warned you about in the second term. Obama thanked everybody including his wife, then said, “Everybody loves Michelle. She’s on the cover of Vogue, high poll numbers, but I got my own magazine cover.” He then joked that he had to admit that that he is not the same strapping young Muslim Socialist that he used to be. Obama joked about going 2 for 22 on the basketball court at the White House Easter Egg Roll. He said, “Two hits, twenty misses. NBC executives asked, what’s my secret?”

The president joked about needing something new for the second term, then showed a picture of First Lady Obama’s bangs on his head. The president made a joke about Conan’s Tonight Show fiasco. (That one didn’t go over so well.) Obama later took a jab at CNN say he admired them covering all sides of the story in case one of them might be accurate. He joked about Axelrod working at MSNBC, because MSNBC used to work for Axelrod. Obama got in a joke about the History Channel’s The Bible and the devil looking like him. He said Fox News thought the portrayal was unfair to the devil.

Later, the president made a Sheldon Adelson joke centered on Adelson spending $100 million to defeat him. Obama said, “You’ve got to really dislike me to spend that kind of money. That’s Oprah money. You could have bought an island and named it Nobama for that kind of money.” He said Adelson would have been better off offering him the money to drop out of the race. He said he would have thought about it, but Michelle would have taken the money.

The president also joked that if Republicans were serious about minority outreach, they could start with him. Later he joked that he is taking his Republican outreach on the road. The president said, “A Texas barbeque with Ted Cruz. A Kentucky bluegrass concert with Rand Paul, and a book burning with Michele Bachmann.”

One of the highlights was a video of Steven Spielberg announcing that his next project will be Obama, with Daniel Day Lewis as Obama (Obama playing Obama), and Tracey Morgan as Joe Biden.

Obama wound things down by quoting Groucho Marx, and reminding Ted Cruz that he said Groucho not Karl Marx. The president closed on a serious note with thoughts and optimism for the people of Boston, West, TX, those hit by flooding in the Midwest.

This was one of President Obama’s better WHCD performances. The president was funny, but sincere. It was fun to see the president poke fun at himself, and it was also interesting to note that the White House hears every unhinged crazy right wing conspiracy theory out there.

The president is a natural performer, and his joke writers were really good. The WHCD also allows the president to blow off a little frustration, and Obama did that tonight with his jokes about the Republican refusal to work with him.

7 Funniest Obama Jokes at White House Correspondents Dinner Last Year (2012) and 2 More from Previous years…

Tonight President Obama will once again attend the White House Correspondence Association dinner.  If you’ve never seen him on the daïs, cracking jokes I recommend that you view the videos below to see just how good he is.  The dinner will be broadcast on C-Span as well as major news and cable outlets tonight starting at 9:00 pm.  The POTUS usually starts his shtick at 10:00 pm.




Like Clockwork, Trump Goes Crying To Fox News (Video)

Donald “The Clown” Trump went over to Fox News to complain that President Obama and Seth Meyers were inappropriate!  What the hell does he think his comments were,Valentine’s Day greetings? 

The man is nuts!

Don in Mass

At the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, Donald Trump told Fox and Friends that the jokes that President Obama and comedian Seth Meyers, were “inappropriate in certain respects.”

So Trump can harp about Obama’s birth certificate, then says he wants to see his transcripts and records concerning Barack’s time at Columbia and Harvard, and he Trump thinks that fine. But when the shoe is on the other foot, he goes to Fox News and cries foul. Just a typical Republican, who can dish it out, but can’t take it.

Well Donald, Payback is a Bitch!

Read it at The Hill:  Trump says jokes about him by Obama, Meyers were ‘inappropriate’ – The Hill’s Blog Briefing Room.

Donald Trump pushes back at prez jokes

I thought Sarah Palin was thin-skinned.  However, Donald Trump makes Palin look like an armadillo in terms of being thin skinned!

Oliver Willis describes it best: 

Donald Trump is crying and whining that President Obama and Seth Myers made jokes about him at the White House Correspondents dinner. Too bad. This is what happens to public figures, Trumpster! They get made fun of. A lot. If you can’t handle the Correspondents dinner, how are you going to deal with it when they bring back Darrell Hammond to mock you?


Donald Trump pushed back Sunday at President Barack Obama for making him the “focus of the evening” in his White House Correspondents’ Dinner speech, and laced into Saturday Night Live comedian Seth Meyers as a “stutterer” whose delivery was lacking.

Trump’s comments came in a quick phone-in to “Fox and Friends,” a day after he sat almost stone-faced while the president and Meyers ripped him repeatedly, to belly laughs from the crowd. People at tables around him gaped at him watching for a reaction, and some of his tablemates wrote on Twitter that it was uncomfortable.

“Well, I really understood what I was getting into — I didn’t know that I’d be virtually the sole focus,” Trump said. “I guess when you’re leading in the polls that sort of thing tends to happen. But I was certainly in a certain way having a good time listening. I don’t think the American people are having a good time with $5 gas. … I was thinking to myself as they were doing this, you know, the American people are really suffering and we’re all” having fun at a gala.

“I thought Seth Meyers — his delivery frankly was not good,” Trump added. He’s a stutterer.”

Prior to the dinner, after he strolled the red carpet with his wife Melania, Trump said that he actually didn’t think he would get poked by the president.

“I wouldn’t think [Obama] would address me” during his speech,” Trump told ABC News.

On Sunday morning, after the skewering, Trump said, “You raise to a certain level in the polls and boy does the world come after you. … That was a largely liberal room.”

“I had no idea it would be to that extent, where you know, it was just joke after joke after joke,” he said. “It was almost like, is there anyone else they could talk about?”

Trump was also asked if he had learned a lesson from the widespread coverage of his F-bomb-laden speech in Las Vegas last week.

“Well, it was a speech in Las Vegas, in front of a rough group of folks, and a great group of folks, and I got standing ovation… It was really well received,” he said. “The fact is it’s a word of emphasis with that group. Probably I won’t do it anymore, to be honest with you.”

But he also said people ought to realize that salty language is often used in tough negotiations.

“That is very mild compared to what happens in a real room,” he said.