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President Obama pokes fun at himself at annual Alfalfa Club dinner
The Hill ^ | January 29, 2012 | Meghashyam Mali

Posted on 01/29/2012 5:47:24 AM PST by maggief

esident Barack Obama spoke at Saturday night's Alfalfa Club dinner in Washington poking fun at himself and fellow leaders.

The annual black-tie banquet is an exclusive gathering of many of Washington's business and political elite.

"You've heard it from the pundits: 'Obama is cloistered in the White House.' 'He's aloof.' 'He's in the bubble.' He's not connecting,'" said Obama. "And that’s why one of my big goals this year was to get out and be among every day, ordinary Americans -- like the men and women of the Alfalfa Club."

The president, who broke into song at a recent fundraiser in New York City, also joked about his singing. "At least my harshest critics can agree... I have a promising future as an Al Green impersonator," he said.

(snip)

"Speaker Boehner, it is good to see you at the head table. I know how badly Eric Cantor wanted your seat," he said.

"John, I want you to know: I am eager to work with members of Congress to be entertaining tonight. But if Congress is unwilling to cooperate, I will be funny without them," he added.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alfalfa; bho44; comedy

1 posted on 01/29/2012 5:47:27 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

....Georgia on my mind.........


2 posted on 01/29/2012 5:52:32 AM PST by spokeshave (Mitt will release his tax returns when 0bambi releases his Birth Certificate and grades)
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To: maggief

I can’t tell youy how much I loathe this disgustiung muslim president.


3 posted on 01/29/2012 5:52:46 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: maggief

Sounds more like he poked fun at others and gets credit for being able to laugh at himself.


4 posted on 01/29/2012 5:53:48 AM PST by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: maggief

He really cracks himself up.

shove_it is not amused.


5 posted on 01/29/2012 5:55:29 AM PST by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: spokeshave

What will he do next? An imitation of Stepin Fetchit?


6 posted on 01/29/2012 5:56:37 AM PST by ruesrose (It's possible to be clueless without being blonde.)
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To: maggief
annual Alfalfa Club dinner

Buckwheat wants to know why only white boys get clubs named after them.........


7 posted on 01/29/2012 5:57:19 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (The only solution to this primary is a shoot out! Last person standing picks the candidate)
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To: maggief

“Exclusive and elite gathering” of circle jerks. Eff all of them. Look at the fine job they’ve done to our country. Aren’t they so special.


8 posted on 01/29/2012 5:57:39 AM PST by ecomcon
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To: maggief

http://obamafoodorama.blogspot.com/

Among the moguls and politicos spotted on the red carpet, held under a white tent in front of the hotel and away from the protesting: President G. H. W. Bush and his son Jeb Bush, former Governor of Florida, who visited with the President on Friday afternoon at the White House, as well as President George Bush; President Obama’s favorite billionaire, Warren Buffett; tech entrepreneur Steve Case; Sen. John Kerry (D-MA); Sen. Pat Leahy (D-VT); and Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr.. Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) was among those who got glitter-bombed by members of Occupy DC as he crossed the street to get to the red carpet with companions (video below).

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/reliable-source/post/president-obama-attends-elite-alfalfa-club-dinner/2012/01/28/gIQATk33YQ_blog.html?tid=pm_lifestyle_pop

Among the other VIPs reported to be in attendance: John Boehner, Mike Bloomberg, John Kerry, Pat Leahy, Steny Hoyer, Mark Warner, Steve Case, Cal Ripken and José Andrés.


9 posted on 01/29/2012 5:59:35 AM PST by maggief
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The club was founded in 1913 and its function was to celebrate the birthday of Confederate Civil War General Robert E. Lee; it didn’t admit blacks until 1974, and women until 1994.[

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfalfa_Club


10 posted on 01/29/2012 6:03:06 AM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: maggief

Are you sure he wasn’t speaking at The She-Man America Haters Club?


11 posted on 01/29/2012 6:03:36 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: ecomcon

I wonder if Boehner was drooling our Biden’s wife?


12 posted on 01/29/2012 6:03:59 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: Hot Tabasco

LOL!

I prefer Eddie Murphy impersonating Buckwheat than Bam doing Al Green.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgFDv_4oKsw


13 posted on 01/29/2012 6:05:58 AM PST by maggief
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"And that’s why one of my big goals this year was to get out and be among every day, ordinary Americans -- like the men and women of the Alfalfa Club."

That is what is called "campaigning" on taxpayer dime.

14 posted on 01/29/2012 6:15:41 AM PST by School of Rational Thought
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To: maggief

>>”At least my harshest critics can agree... I have a promising future as an Al Green impersonator,” he said.

In fact, I do agree:
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1ctbq_al-green-tired-of-being-alone_music#rel-page-6


15 posted on 01/29/2012 6:23:44 AM PST by oblomov
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To: maggief
“Obama pokes fun at himself”

More PC speak.

Why can't they use everyday language like everybody else and just say it the way it is?

Obama has his thumb up his butt.

16 posted on 01/29/2012 6:26:40 AM PST by IMR 4350
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To: maggief
Woooo! That Urkel! Oh, my aching sides.

Hey, tell the one about Bill Ayers blowing up the pentagon again. That one always leaves me in stitches.

17 posted on 01/29/2012 6:31:23 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: maggief
"And that’s why one of my big goals this year was to get out and be among every day, ordinary Americans -- like the men and women of the Alfalfa Club."
BWAHAHAHAHAHA
Now that is rich! Even Wikipedia knows that was a lie!

Alfalfa Club
The Alfalfa Club is a Washington, D.C. social organization that exists only to hold an annual banquet on the last Saturday of January.[2] The club's membership, which numbers about 200, is composed primarily of American politicians and influential members of the United States business community, and has included several Presidents of the United States. The group's name is a reference to the plant's supposed willingness to do anything for a drink.[2]

It is true that every time this man's lips moves he lies.

18 posted on 01/29/2012 7:06:25 AM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: maggief

“Black tie banquet” - filthy stinkin’ racists.


19 posted on 01/29/2012 7:30:19 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: maggief

Give him four more years and Floridians will be building rafts to escape to Cuba.


20 posted on 01/29/2012 7:33:30 AM PST by LC Gladiator (Barack Obama is a malevolent Marxist cockroach and a foul festering pustule on the hide of America.)
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To: maggief

Man, who writes his material? He’s as funny as a clogged toilet.


21 posted on 01/29/2012 7:35:41 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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