Skip to comments.President Obama Told a Joke Today and Nobody Laughed
Posted on 07/18/2011 9:29:41 PM PDT by Gondring
Poor President Obama just can't catch a break. Earlier today, the president entered the White House Rose Garden to announce that he'd tapped Richard Cordray to head the newly formed Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. But then he told a bad joke about Cordray's past as a Jeopardy! contestant. And nobody laughed. And it was sad.
Video at the link (http://gawker.com/5822473/president-obama-told-a-joke-today-and-nobody-laughed)
hmm..why would Gawker make their messiah look bad?
Yeah, when everybody you send to Congress to testify about anything are less than forthcoming, jokes about answering questions with questions don’t tickle my funnybone, either.
Pretty sad when the suit your wearing is sharper than yourself.
What's up with that?
The central mission of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is to make markets for consumer financial products and services work for Americanswhether they are applying for a mortgage, choosing among credit cards, or using any number of other consumer financial products.
Congress established the CFPB to protect consumers by carrying out Federal consumer financial laws. Among other things, the consumer bureau will:
Conduct rule-making, supervision, and enforcement for Federal consumer financial protection laws
Restrict unfair, deceptive, or abusive acts or practices
Create a center to take consumer complaints
Promote financial education
Research consumer behavior
Monitor financial markets for new risks to consumers
Enforce laws that outlaw discrimination and other unfair treatment in consumer finance
Many of the pieces of the Dodd-Frank Act relating to the CFPB will go into effect on July 21, 2011.
The drudge headline now is for GET THIS the DOJ to investigate Obama. What a joke.
“The central mission of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is to make markets for consumer financial products and services work for Americanswhether they are applying for a mortgage, choosing among credit cards, or using any number of other consumer financial products.”
It’s another “I’m from the government and I’m here to screw you some more” bureaucracies.
We’re in a depression and the silly SOB takes everything so lightly.
Consumer Protection Bureau?
I thought that WAS the joke.
Some call him a wit....and they’re 1/2 right..
It is not the first time.
We all know this guy is awkward and telepromter dependent.
“the guy is a dope that is almost single handedly responsible for the evaporation of trillions of dollars of wealth in this country and unemployment figures realistically pushing 20% resulting in misery for 100 million people and we are supposed to laugh at his lame ass jokes.”
I’m not so sure he is a dope. He may be a puppet for Soros, et al. but be assured, this financial mess is deliberate. He and his handlers want to destroy America.
The man doesn’t have an honest bone in his body.
Jeez! he is bobbin and weavin between those teleprompters, trying to act all homey
It is no wonder...here he is telling the press every day that horrible thigns are going to happen if the debt limit isn’t raised pronto and then they all are supposed to laugh when he tells a joke?Sorry Mr President but most people in this country aren’t in the mood to laugh they are scared to death because YOU made them that way.
“Enforce laws that outlaw discrimination and other unfair treatment in consumer finance”
Uh-oh. I sense more loans made to people who don’t qualify, but because they are minorities, they won’t be refused.
Since this new agency is setting up a center to field consumer complaints, I think we should flood the place with complaints about how big government is destroying the economy and hurting all consumers.
The joke is on us.
I loved the way the jackass looked America in the eye last Friday and said “Polls show that 80% of Americans WANT tax increases and to raise the debt limit”
It aint playing in Peoria
I know how he feels.
Look at #35 on this thread.
He didn’t do it himself. Barney Frank and Chris Dodd helped
Heard Obama speak to the Shuttle astronauts the other day. He tried to be cute and failed, big time. O started by asking, “Whom am I talking to?” Answer came back from the Shuttle Commander. Obama then replied, “That’s funny, I was just dialing out for pizza and ended up in outer space, uh..., etc, uh...”
Obama was IMO obviously uncomfortable making this call and it sounded like he’d had one drink too many. Some of his words were slurred and mispronounced. The astronauts all looked like they’d rather be in another galaxy and certainly not talking to the man who’d deep sixed the shuttle program.
Listen here: www.nasa.gov/multimedia/videogallery/index.html?collection_id=63651
We can thank Dodd-Frank.
Rest assured, it'll be hell. Among other things...
It will write and enforce bank rules, conduct bank examinations, monitor and report on markets, as well as collect and track consumer complaints.
80% want taxes on the other 20%....
What's up with that?
Key word: "protection". What a racket.
“I don’t get no respect.” Tell Obama to go here:
“I went to my proctologist. He stuck his finger in my mouth.”
“My mother breast-fed me through a straw.”
Enjoy the meatloaf. We’ll be here all week.
“But then he told a bad joke about Cordray’s past as a Jeopardy! contestant. And nobody laughed. And it was sad.”
Ha, I find that hilarious.
Obama makes me sick.
Drudge had this up and it also caught my eye, where Steve Wynn calls Obama a fear mongering socialist, and much more for good measure.
“Wynn CEO Goes On Epic Anti-Obama Rant On Company Conference Call”
There is the truth.
I hate this SOB
“I told my psychiatrist I keep thinking I’m ugly - he told me to lay on the couch - face down!”
I have noticed that, as a people, we don’t laugh a fraction of what we did thirty years ago. Particularly with the Obama regime, there seems to be a black out on political satire and jokes. American’s always had such a great sense of humor. Has political correctness destroyed our ability to laugh at ourselves?
President Obama is a Joke every day and Nobody Laughs
“...newly formed Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
What’s up with that?”
It’s another one of Obama’s czars with a nice sounding title to fool us into thinking he’s doing something good for us ignorant (what they think) citizens, but behind the scenes he’s putting in more controls on us and further destroying our freedoms and the country.
either they’re too friggin’ stupid to get it... (very possible), or no one is in a laughing mood anymore these days... (also quite possible)
Along the same line...
Q: Wat's the smartest thing about Obama?
A: His outfit.
Setting us up for price controls. But not for everyone.
Some animals are more equal than others.
I wonder why Jimmy Carter wasn't tapped for the job?
He's got the experience, LOL.
That's not funny, and you're a racist!
All kidding aside, like Will Ferrell, Obama is NOT FUNNY!
With THIS White Crib crew, we’re all in Jeopardy.
This is from the Steve Wynn quote that Sea Parrot posted, but it's also why we don't laugh more. People are scared of Obama and scared of the government, and they know that it's not permitted to make jokes about the Great Leader, who has a notoriously thin skin and looks for offense in anything. It's the same reason nobody makes jokes about Islam, I guess. Fear.
That’s the exact opposite of what needs to be done. Obama needs to be mocked always and everywhere all the time.
Based on my watching of late night TV, I can give you two examples of recent political jokes, told by highly paid, nationally known comedians:
1) "Boy, Sarah Palin in an idiot."
2) "Boy, Michelle Bachmann is an idiot."
I don't know why people don't laugh as much today as they did 30 years ago when presented with such sharp political humor.
Consumer Financial Dictator Bureau
That reminds me of Nixon when he had fallen from grace, he could have told the funniest joke in the world and no one would have laughed.
The joke is over.
Newly formed... And we are to believe they are serious about controlling deficit spending.
IIRC doctors stated during his first physical as president that he needed to cut back his drinking.
It must have been significant if it was in the report.
No one’s problems get easier in the WH
He looks drunk a lot to me.
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