Skip to comments.Comedy Dilemma: Obama's Flaws 'Not so Obvious'
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 ...
Perhaps if President Bush’s skin was a little darker his flaws wouldn’t have been so obvious.
Obama and the breathalyzer, not funny? Cuz I'm pretty sure if it was Sarah Palin it would've been played nonstop.
His baby's mama's mama moving into the White House, not funny?
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.
Naaah... they’d just add “Uncle Tom” to the list.
Hubris is always funny. Look at MacBeth.
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.
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".
Letterman thinks burning down Palin’s church, with woman and children inside, is funny.
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...
"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.
Why not run a list of his campaign promises followed by their retractions? That would be funny and informative.
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!
Barry won’t govern. He’ll start campaigning for 2012 on Day 1. It’s what he does. It’s all he does.
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.
He thinks there are 57 states.
There's nothing funny to see here.
I can just see Dana Carvey doing his Church Lady skits at the expense of obama.
Hmmmm, no birth certificate, how conveeeenient.
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.
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.
You don't remember the breathalyzer? Here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbpWonUzlrc
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.
Well, FDR went on TV to decry the negative portrayal of Nixon on SNL, and told it like it was!
I’m counting on Matt and Trey to make fun of the man’s ego.
Not that I watch Southpark anymore...
‘Stand up Richard, let everyone see ya.’
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
Translation—We attack politicians for political reasons; the laughs are completely incidental. However, we’ve got a real problem now because our guy won.
- 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
those 57 states....
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.
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.
Um......how about the staged “fainting fans” BS? I was laughing my butt off everytime they pulled that..........
Seems there would be a bit of comedy in having half-siblings spread across the globe like wildflowers.
Letterman is almost vicious in his attacks.
He had sex with a male crackhead.
Mock him for acting white. Ought to work for liberals.
Now Comedy Central is about to move into 1600 pennsylvania avenue.
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 cant be reached between us and Iran.
In related news, it has been disclosed that Baracks 71-year-old mother-in-law, Marian Robinson, will be residing with him and his family in the White House. Im going to keep an eye on him and try to make sure he doesnt 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.
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.
“He thinks there are 57 states.”
Well, there ARE 57 states. In the Organization of Islamic Countries.
The race card has handcuffed them.
The idiot way he poses for the camera with his nose up in the air is pretty funny.
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.
We’re I’m from, being a gay coke whore is pretty funny.
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.
Obamanation looks like a sock monkey.