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Not funny: Barack Obama laughs at Wanda Sykes "joke" about wanting Rush Limbaugh dead
Telegraph.co.uk ^ | May 10, 2009 at 17:51:55 | Toby Harnden

Posted on 05/10/2009 11:58:37 AM PDT by fiodora

What was Wanda Sykes thinking? Perhaps more to the point, what was President Barack Obama thinking when he laughed and smiled as the comedienne wished Rush Limbaugh dead?

Although the Left is reporting her White House Correspondents' Dinner speech as "taking shots" at Limbaugh and mocking everyone, that's a gross misrepresentation of what turned into a hateful and disgusting diatribe.

She then concluded: "Rush Limbaugh, I hope the country fails, I hope his kidneys fail, how about that? He needs a good waterboarding, that's what he needs." Obama seemed to think this bit was pretty hilarious, grinning and chuckling and turning to share the "joke" with the person sitting on his right.

There's not much room for differing interpretations of what Sykes said. She called Limbaugh a terrorist and a traitor, suggested that he be tortured and wished him dead.

What was his crime? Hoping that Obama's policies - which he views as socialist - will fail.

That's way, way beyond reasoned debate or comedy and Obama's reaction to it was astonishing.

Hard to take from the man who promised a new era of civility and elevated debate in Washington.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bho44; bho44whcad; obamathinking; sykes; wandasykes; whcd
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1 posted on 05/10/2009 11:58:38 AM PDT by fiodora
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To: fiodora

Obama voters are what they voted for ...


2 posted on 05/10/2009 12:03:03 PM PDT by Wontsubmit
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To: fiodora

They’re all sick psychos.


3 posted on 05/10/2009 12:05:06 PM PDT by webschooner
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To: Wontsubmit

Can you imagine someone [let’s say a white person] saying something similar about 0bongo?


4 posted on 05/10/2009 12:06:17 PM PDT by fiodora
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To: fiodora

Obama is evil, he was just revealing what’s in his heart.


5 posted on 05/10/2009 12:06:20 PM PDT by freedomfiter2
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To: fiodora

How about thinking about it happening to FUBO


6 posted on 05/10/2009 12:07:40 PM PDT by clamper1797 (FUBO ... protege of the unholy union of Karl Marx and affirmative action)
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To: Wontsubmit

It’s definitely no surprise that leftists want their political opponents dead,

look at history.

EVERY time they come to power, and get enough power, their political enemies die in great numbers.


7 posted on 05/10/2009 12:09:09 PM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, Bowman later)
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To: MrB

Hope and change.

Bush was far more gracious when Colbert roasted him. No one would ever treat Obama that way.


8 posted on 05/10/2009 12:11:31 PM PDT by Jaguarmike
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To: fiodora

At least the Britts get it.


9 posted on 05/10/2009 12:11:37 PM PDT by svcw (There are 10 kinds of people in the world: Those who know binary and those who don't.)
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To: MrB

Yup, and some willingly consider killing up to 25 million to get their way.


10 posted on 05/10/2009 12:12:11 PM PDT by swatbuznik
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To: fiodora
It was funny too them. I'm pretty sure the people that laughed at that, didn't laugh like I did when Castro fell on his face the other year.

Damn, that is still funny!

11 posted on 05/10/2009 12:12:45 PM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: Jaguarmike
No one would ever dare treat Obama that way.

I believe this is how you meant it?

12 posted on 05/10/2009 12:13:19 PM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, Bowman later)
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To: Wontsubmit

I am sick of hearing that, why the hell should the rest of us suffer?


13 posted on 05/10/2009 12:13:38 PM PDT by svcw (There are 10 kinds of people in the world: Those who know binary and those who don't.)
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To: svcw

Have you written your STATE legislators in support of 10th amendment sovereignty legislation?

That’s the only way we won’t suffer along with the utopians.


14 posted on 05/10/2009 12:15:06 PM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, Bowman later)
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To: fiodora

Wanda does not think. She just robot like recites the left dribble.


15 posted on 05/10/2009 12:16:06 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: svcw

“At least the Britts get it.”
You got that right!!!!
Barack Obama stand-up: he’s not very funny
http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/iain_martin/blog/2009/05/10/barack_obama_standup_hes_not_very_funny


16 posted on 05/10/2009 12:17:50 PM PDT by fiodora
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To: MrB

Living in California - no.


17 posted on 05/10/2009 12:18:04 PM PDT by svcw (There are 10 kinds of people in the world: Those who know binary and those who don't.)
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To: fiodora
Can you imagine someone [let’s say a white person] saying something similar about 0bongo?

Imagine the Secret Service knocking on your door.

18 posted on 05/10/2009 12:18:36 PM PDT by Poison Pill (The Bond Market: Doing the job the Republicans won't do.)
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To: fiodora
Obama Watch BUMP!
19 posted on 05/10/2009 12:19:42 PM PDT by EternalVigilance ("I tremble for my country when I consider that God is just.")
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To: Poison Pill

“Imagine the Secret Service knocking on your door,”

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! You made me laugh, but you are 100% right!


20 posted on 05/10/2009 12:21:08 PM PDT by fiodora
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To: fiodora

Wanda was channelling Obama


21 posted on 05/10/2009 12:21:10 PM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: fiodora

Wanda Sykes is a comedian, so I’ll excuse her crassness and vulgarity... It’s her job. Obama on the other hand is a fool for laughing.


22 posted on 05/10/2009 12:22:48 PM PDT by jerod (They were pro-abortion, for gun control & wanted a cleaner environment at all cost - The NAZI party)
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To: freedomfiter2
Obama is evil, he was just revealing what’s in his heart.

Obama insists he's a Christian, that's all that matters. His support of abortion at any time for any reason, the pittance he and his wife gave to help "The least of these" in charity contributions, his belief that people in his income bracket were undertaxed while failing to voluntarily pay more... none of this matters.
Anyone who would compare President Obama's works to his words is obviously a bigot, a racist and a hater.
Any Democrat will tell you that Christians need to separate their morals, values and principles from their day to day behavior. Just as Satan would have us do.
Most "Christian Democrats" would agree.

23 posted on 05/10/2009 12:23:00 PM PDT by The Brush
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To: fiodora
The Atheists of the socialist democrat Party think :
  • savage personal attacks are humor
  • slow painful torture and murder of children is choice.
  • tyranny is liberty
shalom b'SHEM Yah'shua HaMashiach

24 posted on 05/10/2009 12:23:21 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: svcw

Looks like you’re gonna have to move, come shtf time...


25 posted on 05/10/2009 12:24:24 PM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, Bowman later)
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To: fiodora

My mother died of “kidney failure”.

Wanda Sykes has insulted every person who had someone close dead of kidney failure..

How malign and vulgar the White House is today...

thanks God I did not vote for Obama....


26 posted on 05/10/2009 12:24:50 PM PDT by poinciana
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To: fiodora

Also... Joking about 9/11 is hardly tasteful. The families of those killed deserve a full apology from the correspondence dinner and the President.


27 posted on 05/10/2009 12:25:09 PM PDT by jerod (They were pro-abortion, for gun control & wanted a cleaner environment at all cost - The NAZI party)
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To: The Brush

There is NO biblical justification for liberalism.

“Liberal Christian” is an oxymoron. And I’d challenge any “liberal” theologian to give me scripture that justifies their positions on the issues,

especially the nature of man. (Liberalism is a extension of the belief that man is basically good instead of basically wicked and sinful.)


28 posted on 05/10/2009 12:26:25 PM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, Bowman later)
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To: Poison Pill

We can still think it can’t we?


29 posted on 05/10/2009 12:27:21 PM PDT by annieokie (i)
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To: jerod

I believe we’ll soon be looking on 9/11 and the 3000 dead as a “quaint and trivial precursor” to what is going to happen.


30 posted on 05/10/2009 12:27:24 PM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, Bowman later)
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To: freekitty

She isn’t funny. I couldn’t stand to watch her commercials. She’s annoying.


31 posted on 05/10/2009 12:27:54 PM PDT by lonestar (Obama is turning Bush's "mess" into a catastrophe.)
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To: fiodora

I’m getting to like Toby Harnden better and better. Other than Marc Steyn, he may be the best commentator on Obama out there.

When Obama insulted the Prime Minister of the UK and couldn’t even be bothered to have dinner with him, he really made a serious mistake. Ditto when he insulted Sarkozy. Ditto when he insulted Poland and the Czech Republic. This is all going to come back and bite him. And he really, really deserves it.

No one but a malignant narcissist worshipper could like this guy. Unfortunately we seem to have millions of those in our broken Hollywood style culture.


32 posted on 05/10/2009 12:28:04 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: fiodora
Rush needs to repeat his Harry Reid document scenario with this...

Call the National Kidney foundation live.

Donate 1 Million Dollars and challenge Barrack and this pond scum comedian to do the same.

Promplty adopt this along with his current Leukemia telethon and garner even more millions.

Watch them all squirm...

33 posted on 05/10/2009 12:33:04 PM PDT by taildragger (Palin / Mulally 2012)
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To: Cicero

“Ditto when he insulted Poland and the Czech Republic. This is all going to come back and bite him.”

Ditto when he bowed to the Saudi King, that will come back and bite him in the bow, too!


34 posted on 05/10/2009 12:33:27 PM PDT by fiodora
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To: MrB

“And I’d challenge any “liberal” theologian to give me scripture that justifies their positions on the issues”

By there very nature they have no respect for scripture. So, they would never use scripture to justify their positions unless it was a horrible misuse of scripture.


35 posted on 05/10/2009 12:33:45 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: Poison Pill
Imagine the Secret Service knocking on your door.

More like "Imagine the Secret Service knocking DOWN your door".

36 posted on 05/10/2009 12:33:55 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money -- Thatcher)
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To: clamper1797

“How about thinking about it happening....”

Rather makes me smile, however the “thought” and internet police are a mere knock away when it come to hating “perverts.”


37 posted on 05/10/2009 12:35:32 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: Sola Veritas

You’re right, “truth alone”.

They even deny the existance of truth, because once you accept the existance of truth, logic compels rejection of liberal ideology.

However, when arguing this point, I push my opposite into a position of denying the veracity of scripture. At that point, I simply let them live in that hell.


38 posted on 05/10/2009 12:36:56 PM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, Bowman later)
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To: Jaguarmike

Of course, I am sure that there were no 0bama jokes last night.


39 posted on 05/10/2009 12:40:00 PM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: fiodora

Why this would surprise anyone is beyond me. Filth likes filth.


40 posted on 05/10/2009 12:41:11 PM PDT by grimalkin (The issue is always the same: the government or the market. There is no third solution. - LVM)
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To: fiodora

What else can you expect from a National Socialist?


41 posted on 05/10/2009 12:44:51 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: jerod

“Wanda Sykes is a comedian,...” Dude what drugs are you taking? Sykes, like the un-talented Margaret Cho, have NO comedic talent what so ever.


42 posted on 05/10/2009 12:48:35 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (Taxation with representation ain't so hot either.)
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To: taildragger

And Hannity needs to have a fundraiser for the children of cops killed in the line of duty. One of Obama’s budget cuts gutted the fund


43 posted on 05/10/2009 12:49:20 PM PDT by Mom MD (Jesus is the Light of the world!)
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To: svcw

” At least the Britts get it.”

And unfortunately, they are the only ones to really report it.


44 posted on 05/10/2009 12:49:26 PM PDT by patriotspride
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To: Wontsubmit

I hate this man. I never hated Clinton I was disgusted by him, but I hate his man.


45 posted on 05/10/2009 12:51:15 PM PDT by Brimack34
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To: fiodora

Hate crime.


46 posted on 05/10/2009 12:55:52 PM PDT by noblejones (<deprecate>Ben Stein 2008.</deprecate> Sarah 2012, 2016, 2020.)
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Wishing death upon public figures has a long tradition of being funny

Here are some other similar jokes:

Where is Lee Harvey Oswald when ya need him?

I hope Oprah drowns in cholesterol

Maybe that liberal will pass away from “ugly”

Gays should choke on it.

We need to reorganize this place ....all you inept bureacrats throw yourselves on your swords.

Then of course there are the abortion jokes that liberals like....


47 posted on 05/10/2009 12:58:54 PM PDT by woofie
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To: Wontsubmit

With all this full bore attack on Rush Limbaugh from the left, beginning with Obama calling him out by name ( unprecedented by a POTUS)...

I seriously begin to wonder when Limbaugh will have had “enough” and pull out the nuclear option...that is, begin asking, on air, about the birth certificate, the college records, the ‘cauterized’ passport. Create a buzz that cannot be ignored.

Start the dialogue out front and relentlessly.

Holding their powder, for whatever mysterious reason ( perhaps sponsors would pull out, microphones would go quiet?) has not served conservative radio at all—Obama is more emboldened than ever.

And he is an unaccomplished, high riding fraud—merchandised and packaged— deployed to engineer fundamental altering of this country.

And we stand by the sidelines in disbelief.


48 posted on 05/10/2009 1:00:36 PM PDT by cycle of discernment
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To: fiodora

What would they say if Rush was to make a comment about sickle cell?


49 posted on 05/10/2009 1:00:47 PM PDT by Always Independent
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To: fiodora

std ACORN tactic...the community organizer in chief ‘wants dead’ (or at least choked by piano wire) each and every one on George Soros’ enemies list! AIG, Bankers, Abstinence promoters, gun owners, stockholders, in general, anyone tainted in the slightest by growth, capitalism, or any of those traditional values that have made this country great!


50 posted on 05/10/2009 1:01:55 PM PDT by CRBDeuce (here, while the internet is still free of the Fairness Doctrine)
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