In the last few days since his re-election as Governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie has left observers little doubt that he is looking at a presidential bid in 2016…
The Huffington Post
For all the hubbub about the tastefulness of Chris Christie fat jokes, the newly-reelected governor of New Jersey proved he can take a joke on Friday by making a surprise appearance on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” to send Fallon a note of his own.
An addendum to the previous post…
I thought this was remarkably stupid.
Fox News has responded to President Obama’s appearance on NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon by suggesting that Obama is somehow denigrating the office of the presidency. For instance, today on Fox & Friends, co-host Gretchen Carlson said that it’s “nutso” for Obama to go on “these comedy shows” because it “lowers the status of the office.”
The Queen of screech, Ann Coulter, chimed in with…
“It’s pretty pathetic that that’s what the president has to go to but what else is he gonna do?”
Okay. My question is what these same people had to say back in 2008 when a certain president showed up on a popular game show.
A game show! Did poor little Gretchen believe then that Bush’s satellite appearance on Deal Or No Deal was also “nutso”? Did it lower the status of the office?
Or what about Mitt Romney’s appearance on Letterman last December? “Pathetic” might be better used to describe Mitt’s reading of the Top 10 (no.9 – “What’s up gangstas, it’s the M-i-double tizzle.” Sheesh.)
Personally, I see no problem with presidents and prime ministers and other world leaders mingling with the common folk as long as they keep a certain decorum. The only thing pathetic here is the right-wing’s transparent and patented hypocrisy on all matters Obama.
I’ve heard some variation of the above statement since the POTUS appeared on Jimmy Fallon’s show. What I don’t understand is this:
Doesn’t it damage the office of the Presidency to insist that the President’s birth certificate is not authentic; to hurl personal attacks at President Obama on a daily basis, especially on Fox News. Fox Nation, the online website of Fox News have maintained the most vile dialogue from readers, pertaining to President Obama; they try at every turn to denigrate the President‘s most significant accomplishments (Killing Osama Bin Laden and Health Care.)
How is it these people are so concerned about the office of the President’s image when they have been attempting to tear it down Barack Obama’s image even before he was elected? When Mr. Obama was elected by a wide margin, they started doubling down on their personal attacks.
Add syndicated conservative columnist Cal Thomas to the list of those upset over President Obama’s appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon this week.
Thomas expressed his displeasure Saturday afternoon on Fox News Watch with Obama’s light-hearted appearance on the NBC late night show.
“There is a certain decorum about the presidency, I think,” Thomas complained. “When you take it on and lower it to that level, I think it does damage to the image of the office. It’s a distraction from the important stuff going on. The jobs and the economy, foreign policy issues.”
Thomas isn’t the first on Fox this week to criticize Obama’s appearance on Fallon. Gretchen Carlson bizarrely thought Wednesday that Obama’s decision to appear was “nutso.”
MSNBC’s Ed Schultz slammed Carlson for her comments later in the day.
WATCH: Video from Fox News, which was broadcast from April 28, 2012.