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President Obama Told a Joke Today and Nobody Laughed
GAWKER ^ | Jul 18, 2011 10:52 PM | Matt Cherette

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.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: cfpb; doofusinchief; richardcordray
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1 posted on 07/18/2011 9:29:45 PM PDT by Gondring
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To: Gondring

Video at the link (http://gawker.com/5822473/president-obama-told-a-joke-today-and-nobody-laughed)


2 posted on 07/18/2011 9:30:31 PM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: Gondring

hmm..why would Gawker make their messiah look bad?


3 posted on 07/18/2011 9:32:57 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
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To: Gondring

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.


4 posted on 07/18/2011 9:33:28 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Oh, well, any excuse to buy a new gun is good enough for me.)
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To: Gondring
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.
5 posted on 07/18/2011 9:35:50 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Gondring

Pretty sad when the suit your wearing is sharper than yourself.


6 posted on 07/18/2011 9:36:24 PM PDT by TwoSwords (The Lord is a man of war, Exodus 15:3)
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To: Gondring
Idiot boy is a joke, and a bad one at that. What's to laugh about these days?
7 posted on 07/18/2011 9:36:44 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Gondring
...newly formed Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

What's up with that?

8 posted on 07/18/2011 9:36:57 PM PDT by Doofer
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To: Doofer

The central mission of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is to make markets for consumer financial products and services work for Americans—whether 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.


9 posted on 07/18/2011 9:41:35 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Gondring

The drudge headline now is for GET THIS the DOJ to investigate Obama. What a joke.


10 posted on 07/18/2011 9:42:41 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: Doofer

“The central mission of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is to make markets for consumer financial products and services work for Americans—whether they are applying for a mortgage, choosing among credit cards, or using any number of other consumer financial products.”

http://www.consumerfinance.gov


11 posted on 07/18/2011 9:42:50 PM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: Doofer

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.

FUBO


12 posted on 07/18/2011 9:44:37 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Doofer

Consumer Protection Bureau?

I thought that WAS the joke.


13 posted on 07/18/2011 9:47:58 PM PDT by Clump (the tree of liberty is withering like a stricken fig tree)
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To: Gondring

Some call him a wit....and they’re 1/2 right..


14 posted on 07/18/2011 9:49:33 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: Gondring

It is not the first time.

We all know this guy is awkward and telepromter dependent.


15 posted on 07/18/2011 9:49:40 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: paul51

“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.


16 posted on 07/18/2011 9:53:21 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Gondring

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


17 posted on 07/18/2011 9:53:55 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: Gondring

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.


18 posted on 07/18/2011 9:53:55 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: kcvl

“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.


19 posted on 07/18/2011 9:54:09 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: Gondring

The joke is on us.


20 posted on 07/18/2011 9:54:35 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: chris_bdba

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


21 posted on 07/18/2011 9:56:34 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: Gondring

I know how he feels.

Look at #35 on this thread.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2745878/posts


22 posted on 07/18/2011 9:56:46 PM PDT by right way right
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To: paul51

He didn’t do it himself. Barney Frank and Chris Dodd helped


23 posted on 07/18/2011 9:59:59 PM PDT by donmeaker (I)
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To: Gondring

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


24 posted on 07/18/2011 10:00:34 PM PDT by miele man
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To: Clump
Sounds like a joke, doesn't it?

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.

25 posted on 07/18/2011 10:00:56 PM PDT by newzjunkey (millionaires and billionaires vs. old people, dems? yawn.)
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To: mylife

80% want taxes on the other 20%....


26 posted on 07/18/2011 10:01:02 PM PDT by donmeaker (I)
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To: Doofer
...newly formed Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.<<<

What's up with that?

Key word: "protection". What a racket.

27 posted on 07/18/2011 10:09:35 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Gondring

“I don’t get no respect.” Tell Obama to go here:

http://www.rodney.com/home/home.asp

“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.


28 posted on 07/18/2011 10:10:07 PM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: Gondring

“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.


29 posted on 07/18/2011 10:11:16 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Obama may not be a natural born citizen, but there is no denying that he is a natural born liar.)
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Obama makes me sick.


30 posted on 07/18/2011 10:12:08 PM PDT by worriedinoregon
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

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”

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/wynn-ceo-steve-wynn-conference-call-transcript-obama-2011-7#ixzz1SWbDB4OT


31 posted on 07/18/2011 10:26:48 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Obama may not be a natural born citizen, but there is no denying that he is a natural born liar.)
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To: donmeaker

There is the truth.


32 posted on 07/18/2011 10:30:07 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: miele man

I hate this SOB


33 posted on 07/18/2011 10:31:53 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: Rocky

“I told my psychiatrist I keep thinking I’m ugly - he told me to lay on the couch - face down!”


34 posted on 07/18/2011 10:37:58 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Gondring

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?


35 posted on 07/18/2011 10:40:33 PM PDT by marsh2
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To: Gondring

President Obama is a Joke every day and Nobody Laughs


36 posted on 07/18/2011 10:45:14 PM PDT by JEH_Boston (Never give up.)
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To: Doofer

“...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.


37 posted on 07/18/2011 10:49:31 PM PDT by abcc2011 (Christian and conservative.)
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To: Gondring

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)


38 posted on 07/18/2011 11:13:22 PM PDT by KIDFOH (E.I.E.I.O. (enough is enough, impeach obama))
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To: TwoSwords
Pretty sad when the suit your wearing is sharper than yourself.

Along the same line...

Q: Wat's the smartest thing about Obama?

A: His outfit.

39 posted on 07/18/2011 11:36:05 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: Doofer
What's up with that?

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.

40 posted on 07/18/2011 11:36:43 PM PDT by Publius6961 (My world was lovely, until it was taken over by parasites.)
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To: marsh2
Have you heard the latest Obama joke?

That's not funny, and you're a racist!

All kidding aside, like Will Ferrell, Obama is NOT FUNNY!

41 posted on 07/19/2011 12:10:03 AM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: Gondring

With THIS White Crib crew, we’re all in Jeopardy.


42 posted on 07/19/2011 12:37:37 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: marsh2; Sea Parrot
And I'm telling you that the business community in this company is frightened to death of the weird political philosophy of the President of the United States.

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.

43 posted on 07/19/2011 3:24:15 AM PDT by livius
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To: livius

That’s the exact opposite of what needs to be done. Obama needs to be mocked always and everywhere all the time.


44 posted on 07/19/2011 3:37:52 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: The flash mob who wonÂ’t leave.)
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To: marsh2
Particularly with the Obama regime, there seems to be a black out on political satire and jokes.

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.

45 posted on 07/19/2011 3:39:52 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: Ezekiel

Consumer Financial Dictator Bureau


46 posted on 07/19/2011 3:44:11 AM PDT by Rodm
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To: Gondring

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.


47 posted on 07/19/2011 4:46:32 AM PDT by RetSignman (It's Summertime...the "Goebbles Warmers" are back from hibernation.)
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To: Gondring
the newly formed Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Newly formed... And we are to believe they are serious about controlling deficit spending.

48 posted on 07/19/2011 4:50:40 AM PDT by IamConservative (Do peeps that drive Smart Cars on freeways have a death wish? If not, they better have spare undies.)
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To: miele man

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.


49 posted on 07/19/2011 5:01:19 AM PDT by Chickensoup (The right to bear arms is proved to prevent totalitarian genocide.)
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To: fatnotlazy

:)


50 posted on 07/19/2011 5:05:05 AM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today:))
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