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Did Obama tell a dirty joke at gay fundraiser?
American Thinker ^
| Rick Moran
Posted on 06/08/2012 6:32:02 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Comedians, after dinner speakers, even your Uncle Harry tells the off color joke now and again. Double entendres can be funny for adults and usually go over the head of children.
But a president using a double entendre? Here's what Obama said at a gay fundraiser in Los Angeles. Via BuzzFeed:
"I want to thank my wonderful friend who accepts a little bit of teasing about Michelle beating her in pushups -- (laughter) -- but I think she claims Michelle didn't go all the way down. (Laughter.) That's what I heard. I just want to set the record straight -- Michelle outdoes me in pushups as well. (Laughter.) So she shouldn't feel bad. She's an extraordinary talent and she's just a dear, dear friend -- Ellen DeGeneres. Give Ellen a big round of applause."
According to a pool report, Obama paused provocatively after the double entendre.
Yes, it's beneath the dignity of the office. But we're used to that with Obama
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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gay; homosexuality; joke; obama
Michelle outdoes me in pushups as well
Ohhhh... so you like Michelle wearing one of those strap on thingies?
Wierdo! This man needs to go in November.
Read what he said.....he siad she didn’t go all the way down per Ellen!!!! Not only a dirty joke, but definitely a dirty GAY joke. Maybe not so much of a joke.
posted on 06/08/2012 6:39:47 AM PDT
by Ann Archy
( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
This is the scene he was referring to:
posted on 06/08/2012 6:43:18 AM PDT
To: Ann Archy
Somehow, I don't even think he can do better than Mocchelle:
posted on 06/08/2012 6:44:07 AM PDT
I’ve given up counting the ways this asshat Barry demeans the office every single day he occupies it.
posted on 06/08/2012 6:46:37 AM PDT
I was pretty bummed out when I heard Ellen fished off the same side of the whalf that I fish. I thought she was pretty back in the day.
When I first heard about his, I gave sparky the benefit of the doubt that he was truly an innocent remark.
However, now realizing that it was made at a gay fundraiser, there is absolutely no doubt in my mind that it was sexual reference.
For anyone to make this kind of joke/revelation about your wife in a public forum is despicable. For the POTUS to do this is beyond my ability to characterize right now. Can he go any lower??
posted on 06/08/2012 6:53:25 AM PDT
posted on 06/08/2012 6:53:55 AM PDT
by al baby
"According to a pool report, Obama paused provocatively after the double entendre."
Wow! Another moron who expresses an opinion without even having watched the clip for himself. How irresponsible and ignorant can one person be.
Even a cursory look at the video proves Obama didn't even realize why everyone was laughing.
Obama is a contemptible individual, but he has repeatedly shown himself to be a good parent and husband. I seriously doubt he would ever crack such a joke at his wife's expense--certainly not in public.
It serves conservatives no good purpose to mimic liberals in deliberately misinterpreting or misrepresenting what Democrats/liberals say and/or do. It is beneath our dignity and most people see through such transparent attempts at character assassination.
Obama is so terribly flawed, such a target rich individual, I fail to see any reason to invent things at which to be offended; every policy he advocates is an affront to those who believe in America in our Constitution.
posted on 06/08/2012 7:00:23 AM PDT
(Anybody but Obama!!!!)
Is there a link to a video of this, anyone? I haven’t seen one yet...
posted on 06/08/2012 7:02:05 AM PDT
(The Son of God became a man that men might become sons of God. -C.S. Lewis)
I gave sparky the benefit of the doubt that he was truly an innocent remark.
I did too. For me it was the realization that he was talking in front of Hollywood celebrities that made me change my mind. And then to hear that it was a gay fundraiser - even more so.
What a disgrace to the Presidency this man is.
I'm such a funny Wee Wee!
posted on 06/08/2012 7:02:47 AM PDT
(Obama loves to wok dogs)
Personally, I think he’s desperate to still be thought of as “cool and hip” as well as desperate enough to troll for votes in this way. Yes, troll for votes among that sort of base.
These are the people who think humor is trashing people and he’s already thrown his mother and grandmother under the bus. Moochie’s fair game.
posted on 06/08/2012 7:10:27 AM PDT
("The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it." --Flannery O'Connor)
I wonder if Berlusconi would agree with Ellen's claim
This should help to destroy his election chances! Sorry, the paragraph spacing is not working for some reason... The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release June 01, 2012 Presidential Proclamation: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, 2012 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, 2012 By The President Of The United States Of America A Proclamation From generation to generation, ordinary Americans have led a proud and inexorable march toward freedom, fairness, and full equality under the law ‑‑ not just for some, but for all. Ours is a heritage forged by those who organized, agitated, and advocated for change; who wielded love stronger than hate and hope more powerful than insult or injury; who fought to build for themselves and their families a Nation where no one is a second-class citizen, no one is denied basic rights, and all of us are free to live and love as we see fit. The lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community has written a proud chapter in this fundamentally American story. From brave men and women who came out and spoke out, to union and faith leaders who rallied for equality, to activists and advocates who challenged unjust laws and marched on Washington, LGBT Americans and allies have achieved what once seemed inconceivable. This month, we reflect on their enduring legacy, celebrate the movement that has made progress possible, and recommit to securing the fullest blessings of freedom for all Americans. Since I took office, my Administration has worked to broaden opportunity, advance equality, and level the playing field for LGBT people and communities. We have fought to secure justice for all under the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr., Hate Crimes Prevention Act, and we have taken action to end housing discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. We expanded hospital visitation rights for LGBT patients and their loved ones, and under the Affordable Care Act, we ensured that insurance companies will no longer be able to deny coverage to someone just because they are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. Because we understand that LGBT rights are human rights, we continue to engage with the international community in promoting and protecting the rights of LGBT persons around the world. Because we repealed "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," gay, lesbian, and bisexual Americans can serve their country openly, honestly, and without fear of losing their jobs because of whom they love. And because we must treat others the way we want to be treated, I personally believe in marriage equality for same-sex couples. More remains to be done to ensure every single American is treated equally, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Moving forward, my Administration will continue its work to advance the rights of LGBT Americans. This month, as we reflect on how far we have come and how far we have yet to go, let us recall that the progress we have made is built on the words and deeds of ordinary Americans. Let us pay tribute to those who came before us, and those who continue their work today; and let us rededicate ourselves to a task that is unending ‑‑ the pursuit of a Nation where all are equal, and all have the full and unfettered opportunity to pursue happiness and live openly and freely. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2012 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. I call upon the people of the United States to eliminate prejudice everywhere it exists, and to celebrate the great diversity of the American people. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of June, in the year of our Lord two thousand twelve, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.
I think that he knew exactly what he was saying.
He was at a homosexual themed fundraiser. He was playing to the audience he was speaking to. The crowd he was speaking to enjoys talking about sexual matters.
Now, consider too, that liberals tell us that Obama is a brilliant man. He’s brilliant, intelligent, all of that. How could someone so brilliant and intelligent, who understands all of the nuances of life and speech, have made such a remark in front of a homosexual oriented group, and NOT known how it could be interpreted????
I found the vid here. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=28Er5RnaL1I
Hmm. It kind of seems like he was surprised at how long the laughter was at such a benign push up kid on his wife. Ten it seems like he gets it, and frowns because oh my gosh, that is too dirty for The President so he tries to get it to stop, but it only gets worse, so then he carefully crafts the “she beats me in push ups as well” line.
I think he did not see that dirty take at first. I don’t think he intended it. He doesn’t need to be crude publicly to earn the gay vote.
posted on 06/08/2012 7:36:43 AM PDT
So it was just a coincidence? Not buying it. He is disgusting and probably a homosexual himself - if not, then bisexual. How could he not have known how it would be interpreted? A sixth grader would have known. He is a no-class POS and so is his Wookie.
The audio alone made me think the rude joke was intended.
However, I finally watched the video (and I hate looking at him speak) and I think he realized the double meaning when he abruptly frowns and then puts his hands up as if to get the audience to settle down.
My question is, was he reading it off a teleprompter? If so, the joke was deliberately put there by a staffer for that audience.
He remains a scumbag though.
posted on 06/08/2012 8:32:29 AM PDT
by Never on my watch
(I'd rather light a candle than curse the flatulence.)
Or, he just said what TOTUS told him to say. Gotta watch that TOTUS. It is plotting a coup.
posted on 06/08/2012 8:49:41 AM PDT
Homosexual fund raiser? That changes everything. I thought this story was overblown until I read where the fund raiser was. Homosexuals are sex focused.
posted on 06/08/2012 9:27:59 AM PDT
(Liberty and Justice for ALL)
What you said!
This is beneath us.
posted on 06/08/2012 10:08:55 AM PDT
(Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
The short answer to the question in the title of this post is “no.”
Upon watching the video, it’s obvious that Obama was doing what he does best, reading the teleprompter without thinking too hard. As soon as the laughter cued him in that something was up, and he reflected on what he’d actually said, the hemming and hawing started, lasting for several seconds as he pondered how he was going to get out of it, after which he made a reasonably respectable recovery.
This is a case where his speechwriter really does deserve the full wrath of the Obama’s, and he/she is likely to get just that.
I can’t stand his policy decisions, have no respect for the views of America held by either he or his wife, etc., but this was clearly an unintended incident, not a joke.
posted on 06/08/2012 10:09:12 AM PDT
(Defund the Left-Completely!)
>>According to a pool report, Obama paused provocatively after the double entendre<<
Oh, and whoever wrote the pool report should be given less challenging assignments in the future. That was anything but a provocative pause to let the “joke” sink in; he was clearly lost and struggling to find a way out of the mess.
“Obama paused provocatively after the double entendre” was pure fiction writing by the pool reporter. Incidentally, it could have been a liberal reporter who loved the “joke” he thought he heard.
posted on 06/08/2012 10:14:17 AM PDT
(Defund the Left-Completely!)
This is a toxic issue for the GOP, IMO. I think it best not to make a huge deal over this.
Oh my, it’s worse than I expected. IMHO, that pause after “his” line is too long for him not to have known what he’d said.
posted on 06/08/2012 4:11:38 PM PDT
(The Son of God became a man that men might become sons of God. -C.S. Lewis)
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