I think you're taking it too seriously. It's politics. It's a game in Washington. Sure there are serious consepuences to political decisions, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy the game. I have liberal friends and I laugh along with them at W jokes, and they laugh along with me at Clinton jokes. Big deal.
Yeah, jokes and uppercuts were a real hoot during WW11, Korean War and Vietnam, they should take their dog and pony show over to Iraq to entertain the troops.