Skip to comments.Mark Steyn: Nobel Tops 'SNL' for Obama Joke
Posted on 10/09/2009 6:03:13 PM PDT by kellynla
The most popular headline at the Real Clear Politics Web site the other day was: "Is Obama Becoming A Joke?" With brilliant comedic timing, the very next morning the Norwegians gave him the Nobel Peace Prize. Up next: His stunning victory in this year's Miss World contest. Dec. 12, Johannesburg. You read it here first.
For what, exactly, did he win the Nobel? As the president himself put it:
"When you look at my record, it's very clear what I have done so far. And that is nothing. Almost one year and nothing to show for it. You don't believe me? You think I'm making it up? Take a look at this checklist."
And up popped his record of accomplishment, reassuringly blank.
Oh, no, wait. That wasn't the real President Barack Obama. That was a comedian playing President Obama on "Saturday Night Live." And, for impressionable types who find it hard to tell the difference, CNN in a broadcast first that should surely have its own category at the Emmys performed an in-depth "reality check" of the SNL sketch. That's right: They fact-checked the jokes. Seriously. "How much truth is behind all the laughs? Stand by for our reality check," promised Wolf Blitzer, introducing his in-depth report with all the plonking earnestness so cherished by those hapless Americans stuck at Gate 73 for four hours with nothing to watch but the CNN airport channel. Given the network's ever more exhaustive absence of viewers among the non-flight-delayed demographic, perhaps Wolf could make it a regular series:
Who was that lady I saw you with last night?
That was no lady, that was my wife
(Excerpt) Read more at ocregister.com ...
CNN really needs to do a Fact Check on the committee’s decision.
“So, this black Illinois state representative walks into a bar...”
When the leftie Bush-haters in Oslo see Obama put more troops into Afghanistan (as I suspect he eventually will), will they want their Prize back?
Probably not, since they let Algore keep his even after being proven to be full of $#!t.
I would love to see SNL do a skit on CNN fact checking jokes and comedians. Tonite! CNN fact checks Ron White! Stay tuned for CNN’s exclusive fact check of Carrot Top!
Everyone please vote for President Obama.
The Committee decision was a nice joke.
0 accepting it is a disgrace.
Done! Thanks for the opportunity!!!!
This should become a FReeper tradition!
"Is Obama Becoming A Joke?"
"First, I would like to thank the committee for locating my college thesis and transcripts..."
OMG I almost fell off my chair! There is no one like Steyn
They need to reissue the Obama Chia head with the bonus Nobel Prize Medal around it’s neck. Honestly, that was the first thing I thought of when I heard the news. Those commercials crack me up.
Priceless....he must have wished for world peace, again!
I have a book out of the library, and when I started reading it, I found a cardboard cutout of Wolf Blitzer that a previous borrower was using for a bookmark.
Why squander your presidency on trying to turn an economically moribund feudal backwater into a functioning nation state when you can turn a functioning nation state into an economically moribund feudal backwater?
It's not working. I've personally voted for him at least 40 times, and he still isn't showing up on the list. The person with the fewest votes listed is AJ Green @74 - and I don't think that name has changed since I started voting earlier today.
I think that was just about my favorite line as well. Steyn rocks.
NO CHIT! The WORST thing about 9 hours in Orlando airport was CNN. Wait, the torture-chamber chairs were the worst, but CNN was NEXT WORST.
Money line. WTG, Mark!
That was no cutout. We’ve been looking for all over for Wolf and using the cutout on the set. Please return our newsreader — a few people are starting to suspect — CNN.
I hear you can have it reattached.
OH, dear! That’s why his hair was still so brown. It reminded me of the First Gulf War!
I’ll try to FAX him to CNN in the morning, after I see if the library’s going to charge me a fine.
A good line, but Steyn actually allowed himself to be upstaged with the inclusion of this infantile howler: "What are you building by maligning rather than creating discourses for workability?" No less hilarious because of its blinding cluelessness. This is the Plan Nine From Outer Space of punditry.
Content-Free Sentence Generator. Elizabeth Dole probably sold it to her after losing the Senate seat.
When the Iranians test their first nuke and they tell Obama, America and the rest of the world to bend over and take it, the Norway will probably give the Iranians a Noble "Peace Prize" too!
I like Steyn’s idea.
“Up next: His stunning victory in this year’s Miss World contest. “
Yellow is a good color on him.
I voted for Barak Hussein Obama (mmm, mmm, mmm)
The guy’s a genius.
I voted for Barak Hussein Obama (mmm, mmm, mmm)
P is for pajamas.
voted and bookmarked so I can vote every day, LOL! Thanks for posting that!
You wanna talk about Obozo being a joke? Try this ...
I just saw the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES in a TV commercial for Latino comedian George Lopez! Saw it on TNT during the Red Sox game.
If this ad was faked, it was flawless. My sense is that the ad was real, with Obozo standing there talking to Lopez.
He’s got time to film TV commercials and go on Letterman, but doesn’t have time to talk to his Afghanistan commander? God help us all!
Ah yes. The woman the great Florence King [Steyn's only real competition among contemporary print commentators] referred to as the dreaded E. Dole-i. Glad to be shut of her, even if she represents what our Party Luminaries assure us is the only electable breed of Republican -- oddly -- with no irony whatsoever. Now if only her apparently demented husband could disappear from the political scene.
If the sentence has any meaning, one wonders if the intellectually hapless Miz Judi Romaine would've been capable of rendering it during the previous administration, when malignancy was the rule, and workable discourses were hardly the rage among leftist pundits...
I think they must be on to you. I tried to enter Obama’s name and then click Vote Now, and the site is not responding.
Done. Let us know...
Yeaaaaaaaaaa, I just caught the end of the commercial...
so I don’t know what if anything was said by Obozo
Halos are lookin’ pretty good...we just might have a West Coast World Series...I know, I know...it is waaaaaaaay too early for that. LOL
0.00108% of the vote is in, and the winner is....
0.108% of the vote is in, and the winner is....
He REALLY deserves an Emmy for Best Unwavering Two-Screen Teleprompter Eye Contact.
If he has any dignity, he HAS to be embarrassed by this ‘prize’ of his. My old contention used to be ‘’He’d make a great fraternity prez, but no where close to being grown up enough to be POTUS.’’
I take it back about him being a great frat prez. I’m sooo embarrassed I once thought that.
LOL - prety good Photoshop. And the tiara will do...for now.
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