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Comedy Dilemma: Obama's Flaws 'Not so Obvious'
Patriot Room ^ | 1-13-09 | Clyde Middleton

Posted on 01/13/2009 11:17:36 AM PST by Scott Martin

There was a time when it was considered poor taste for comedians to attack a current President of the United States, but that day ended with SNL and Richard Nixon. The world has since flipped, and now people worry when the comedians are not ripping the President. Thus far, most comedians are having difficulty targeting President-Elect Obama.

The reason is simple; most comedians are liberals. They just don't see anything worthy of mockery in him. Case in point, this loon, who actually gets paid to "direct talent" for Comedy Central.

Comedy Central Director of Talent JoAnn Grigioni says she sympathizes with comics who haven't yet found Obama's soft spots...

''I think people who may be having a hard time skewering Obama are experiencing that because right now his flaws, those that would be comedy fodder, are not so obvious,'' Grigioni said.

This is ridiculous at face value. People whose business is to know who and what is funny are able to see the humor in anything. The only time they are unable to do so is when what might be funny to a lot of people is actually deeply offensive to themselves.

Why don't we help Grigioni and her comics out? Here are just a few of Obama's rather obvious flaws and/or things that would be good fodder for comedians to mock him:

(Excerpt) Read more at patriotroom.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Philosophy
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1 posted on 01/13/2009 11:17:36 AM PST by Scott Martin
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To: Scott Martin

Perhaps if President Bush’s skin was a little darker his flaws wouldn’t have been so obvious.


2 posted on 01/13/2009 11:19:52 AM PST by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on the rights of animals would do so on behalf of the unborn.)
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To: Scott Martin
Really? All the 'uhs' not funny? Cuz it was pretty funny when Bush stuttered.

Obama and the breathalyzer, not funny? Cuz I'm pretty sure if it was Sarah Palin it would've been played nonstop.

Obama grandmother trying to bring a spear onto a plane, not funny?

His baby's mama's mama moving into the White House, not funny?

3 posted on 01/13/2009 11:20:09 AM PST by exist
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To: Scott Martin

I refuse to watch one of the smug, arrogant prime liberals, Letterman, who bashes Bush every night. Letterman is in the tank for the Liberal God and will never joke about Zero. He prefers to trash Bush, Cheney, McCain, and Palin. Even though the election is long over, Letterman still slams Palin.


4 posted on 01/13/2009 11:20:32 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: LottieDah

Naaah... they’d just add “Uncle Tom” to the list.


5 posted on 01/13/2009 11:21:04 AM PST by sionnsar (Iran Azadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY)|http://trad-anglican.faithweb.com/|RCongressIn2Years)
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To: LottieDah

Hubris is always funny. Look at MacBeth.


6 posted on 01/13/2009 11:21:18 AM PST by SlowBoat407 (Do not read this tagline.)
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To: Scott Martin

He’ll supply the material as he goes along. Governing isn’t the same as campaigning. Although with his fawning press, it might look the same.


7 posted on 01/13/2009 11:22:41 AM PST by squidly
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To: Scott Martin
Oh puleeze. It's because he is their "black" leftist overlord. Double protection status.

It's much easier to bash a fair victim like Palin, who is just a white Conservative Christian woman... or even more "fun", bashing a 18 year old girl. Pathetic state of our "culture".

8 posted on 01/13/2009 11:22:48 AM PST by SolidWood (Sarah Palin - America the Beautiful)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Letterman thinks burning down Palin’s church, with woman and children inside, is funny.


9 posted on 01/13/2009 11:24:08 AM PST by SolidWood (Sarah Palin - America the Beautiful)
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To: Scott Martin

They can’t figure out what’s funny about him? His fence sitting, rhthym of his speech, chuckling at his own jokes no one gets, big dumbo ears, Uhh uhhh uh-uh, how his cabinet choices are all finding themselves having to explain corruption allegations..... plus his constant reminders to people that he is black same way as Kerry coudn’t stop reminding people he was in Vietnam...


10 posted on 01/13/2009 11:24:12 AM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll)
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To: Scott Martin
A lot of Liberal comics really have no sense of humor at all. Samples of Liberal jokes I've heard in nightclubs:

"President Bush is a moron!"
"Can you believe Katrina?? And the man did nothing!"
"Hoo-boy, that Dick Cheney, huh?"

Now, that's 3 jokes right there and in front of the right audience, those can each get enormous laughs. But a comedian who makes a living with zingers like those may have a hard time if called upon to actually demonstrate wit.

11 posted on 01/13/2009 11:24:15 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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57 states - not funny?

Why not run a list of his campaign promises followed by their retractions? That would be funny and informative.

12 posted on 01/13/2009 11:24:30 AM PST by Dilbert56 (Harry Reid, D-Nev.: "We're going to pick up Senate seats as a result of this war.")
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To: Scott Martin

His amazingly huge ears. C’mon, I smile everytime I see him trying to look important and serious.

People rush to his side during thunderstorms for Pete’s sake!


13 posted on 01/13/2009 11:24:51 AM PST by Hatteras
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To: exist

breathalyzer?


14 posted on 01/13/2009 11:26:22 AM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll)
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To: squidly

Barry won’t govern. He’ll start campaigning for 2012 on Day 1. It’s what he does. It’s all he does.


15 posted on 01/13/2009 11:26:52 AM PST by informavoracious
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To: Scott Martin

Maybe we should help them by making a list.

1. His ego.

He created a faux “presidential seal” while he was running for president. When he won the election he put a sign saying “Office of the President-Elect” on the front of his podium.


16 posted on 01/13/2009 11:27:00 AM PST by Brookhaven (The Fair Tax is THE economic litmus test for conservatives)
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To: Scott Martin
...attack a current President of the United States, but that day ended with SNL and Richard Nixon.

SNL didn't start until October of 1975, 14 months after Nixon left office.
17 posted on 01/13/2009 11:27:59 AM PST by posterchild (Endowed by my Creator with certain inalienable rights.)
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To: Scott Martin

He thinks there are 57 states.


18 posted on 01/13/2009 11:28:37 AM PST by informavoracious
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To: Scott Martin

There's nothing funny to see here.

19 posted on 01/13/2009 11:28:50 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (Ronald Reagan had a vision of America. Barack Obama has a vision of Barack Obama.)
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To: SolidWood

I can just see Dana Carvey doing his Church Lady skits at the expense of obama.

Hmmmm, no birth certificate, how conveeeenient.


20 posted on 01/13/2009 11:28:50 AM PST by Cyclone59
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To: Scott Martin

Obama could pimp out the presidential motorcade with purple metal flake paint and spinners, and the liberal media wouldn’t think it was funny. They’d just congratulate him on his superb taste.


21 posted on 01/13/2009 11:29:15 AM PST by lady lawyer
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To: Scott Martin

Maybe it is not respect. Maybe they remember how his staff jumped all over stations who dared to plan to run certain ads.

Maybe it’s fear that keeps him joke-free.


22 posted on 01/13/2009 11:30:18 AM PST by DBrow
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To: theDentist
breathalyzer?

You don't remember the breathalyzer? Here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbpWonUzlrc

23 posted on 01/13/2009 11:30:41 AM PST by exist
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To: theDentist

Barry was talking about how emergency room visits could be kept down if kids with asthma had a breathalyzer...or an inhalator. He meant inhaler.


24 posted on 01/13/2009 11:31:14 AM PST by informavoracious
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To: posterchild; Scott Martin

Well, FDR went on TV to decry the negative portrayal of Nixon on SNL, and told it like it was!


25 posted on 01/13/2009 11:32:17 AM PST by DBrow
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To: Brookhaven

I’m counting on Matt and Trey to make fun of the man’s ego.

Not that I watch Southpark anymore...


26 posted on 01/13/2009 11:32:58 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: DBrow

‘Stand up Richard, let everyone see ya.’


27 posted on 01/13/2009 11:35:46 AM PST by posterchild (Endowed by my Creator with certain inalienable rights.)
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To: Scott Martin

He has really big EARS,

and he is black, so people probably will say things behind his back (which he can hear with his BIG EARS)

his wife is built like a man,
and she is a rich bitch,
she looks like Aunt Ester from Sanford and Son

I think his oldest daughter is pregnant (wait, she is off limits too)

he has a rumored history of smoking crack with male prostitutes

maybe immigrant comics will tell the jokes that American comics refuse to tell


28 posted on 01/13/2009 11:35:58 AM PST by daku (Obama has experience pouring out of those big ears of his.)
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To: Scott Martin

Translation—We attack politicians for political reasons; the laughs are completely incidental. However, we’ve got a real problem now because our guy won.


29 posted on 01/13/2009 11:36:05 AM PST by Antoninus (America didn't turn away from conservatism, they turned away from many who faked it. - Mark Sanford)
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To: Scott Martin
Here's the list (from the article):

- He can't speak without a teleprompter

- He can't seem to kick his smoking habit (I sympathize with him here)

- One-third of his friends are terrorists

- His supporters think he is God

- He spent all of his time in the Senate running for President

- One-third of his friends are corrupt politicians

- Um, Reverend Wright? 20 years? Couldn't be anything funny in there, could there?

- Any and all jokes that could be made at the expense of any other generic liberal

- He has no real-world accomplishments

- One-third of his friends are corrupt businessmen

- True or not, his wife can easily be characterized as an America-hater based on her own words

- The whole Chicago political scene is a goldmine for any comedian who bothers to look

30 posted on 01/13/2009 11:36:17 AM PST by giotto
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To: Scott Martin

those 57 states....


31 posted on 01/13/2009 11:36:49 AM PST by GeronL (sanity prone freeper)
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That sure is a big elephant sitting over there in the corner. Oh sorry, didn’t know we were supposed to pretend he’s invisible.


32 posted on 01/13/2009 11:36:50 AM PST by Portcall24
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To: Scott Martin

It’s like that saying attributed to Mussolini that it takes a dictator to make the trains run on time. The trains never ran on time under Mussolini, you just couldn’t say anything about it.


33 posted on 01/13/2009 11:38:16 AM PST by ichabod1 (Change is not a destination, Hope is not a strategy)
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To: Scott Martin

Um......how about the staged “fainting fans” BS? I was laughing my butt off everytime they pulled that..........


34 posted on 01/13/2009 11:39:15 AM PST by EggsAckley
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To: Scott Martin

Seems there would be a bit of comedy in having half-siblings spread across the globe like wildflowers.


35 posted on 01/13/2009 11:39:39 AM PST by Onelifetogive (Let's get to altering or abolishing!)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Letterman is almost vicious in his attacks.


36 posted on 01/13/2009 11:40:34 AM PST by Joann37
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He had sex with a male crackhead.


37 posted on 01/13/2009 11:40:40 AM PST by evets (beer)
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To: Scott Martin

Mock him for acting white. Ought to work for liberals.


38 posted on 01/13/2009 11:41:14 AM PST by LoneRangerMassachusetts
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To: Portcall24

Now Comedy Central is about to move into 1600 pennsylvania avenue.


39 posted on 01/13/2009 11:41:31 AM PST by yorkie01
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To: Scott Martin

Obama Says He Will Try Diplomacy with Iran

Although he once labeled Iran a tiny country posing little threat to the United States, President-Elect Barack Obama pointed out that he also said Iran was a genuine threat. This cautious policy straddle during the campaign is now reflected in his announced strategy for how his administration will deal with that country.

“We should be willing to initiate diplomacy as a mechanism to achieve our national security goals, and my national security team, I think, is reflective of that practical, pragmatic approach to foreign policy,” Obama said. “I faced bullies in high school. I found then that if I gave them my lunch money and agreed to perform other services they left me alone. I see no reason why a similar compromise can’t be reached between us and Iran.”

In related news, it has been disclosed that Barack’s 71-year-old mother-in-law, Marian Robinson, will be residing with him and his family in the White House. “I’m going to keep an eye on him and try to make sure he doesn’t go smoking crack or hang out with hoodlums like he did in Chicago,” Robinson declared. “After all, he is president now and a lot more people will be out to make him look bad and bring him down.”

read more...

http://www.azconservative.org/Semmens1.htm


40 posted on 01/13/2009 11:41:54 AM PST by John Semmens
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To: Scott Martin

Obama is target rich for mockery.

But they love the messiah, so when they do get around to it, expect the kind of respectful humor that Bob Hope used to do.


41 posted on 01/13/2009 11:42:22 AM PST by Names Ash Housewares (Refusing to kneel before the socialist messiah. 1-20-13 Freedom Day.)
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To: informavoracious

“He thinks there are 57 states.”

Well, there ARE 57 states. In the Organization of Islamic Countries.


42 posted on 01/13/2009 11:43:54 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I figure the odds be fifty-fifty I just might have somethin' to say)
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To: Scott Martin

The race card has handcuffed them.


43 posted on 01/13/2009 11:46:00 AM PST by Sig Sauer P220 (The Big 3 Auto Makers - Where Attention to Kwality is Jobe Won.)
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To: Scott Martin

The idiot way he poses for the camera with his nose up in the air is pretty funny.


44 posted on 01/13/2009 11:46:21 AM PST by Psycho_Bunny (ALSO SPRACH ZEROTHUSTRA)
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To: Names Ash Housewares; Scott Martin

Barry is a walking joke. But the real secret is that they’re afraid of him. He’s already started cracking down on news interviewers he doesn’t like, and I’m sure the message is getting out.


45 posted on 01/13/2009 11:47:01 AM PST by livius
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To: Scott Martin

We’re I’m from, being a gay coke whore is pretty funny.


46 posted on 01/13/2009 11:50:01 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Scott Martin
Let's be fair here. It's got to be hard to see anything when they've got their noses planted so firmly up against the annointed one’s backside.
47 posted on 01/13/2009 11:50:04 AM PST by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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To: livius
Barry is a walking joke.

Speaking of walking, how about when he walks up to the podium? He has a slight George Jefferson walk goin. Just to be hip and all.
48 posted on 01/13/2009 11:51:36 AM PST by Sig Sauer P220 (The Big 3 Auto Makers - Where Attention to Kwality is Jobe Won.)
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To: Scott Martin

The man is a grown up Stevie Urkel for Christsakes.

And he is black.

I know the last part scares the cr@p out of white boys but the black comics don’t seem to have a problem with any other brother. Let’s see how funny Chris Rock et al can be.


49 posted on 01/13/2009 11:51:39 AM PST by Cyman
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To: daku

Obamanation looks like a sock monkey.


50 posted on 01/13/2009 11:51:46 AM PST by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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