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Obama, Romney joke at Al Smith dinner in New York
Fox News ^ | October 19, 2012

Posted on 10/19/2012 5:42:27 AM PDT by NYer

Edited on 10/19/2012 5:51:08 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

NEW YORK –  President Obama and Mitt Romney squeezed a comedy break in between debates last night, drawing laughs at a New York charity dinner that's long been a required stop for anyone trying to capture the White House.

Light-hearted jabs about the deficit, alleged bias in the press, Romney's wealth and Big Bird showed a different side of the two men at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, organized by the Catholic Archdiocese of New York to benefit needy children. The quip-a-thon came just two days after the presidential contenders squared off in a contentious debate a short drive away at Hofstra University.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: romney

President Barack Obama, left, talks with Cardinal Timothy Dolan, second left, as Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Ann Romney are seated at right as they attend the 67th annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, a charity gala organized by the Archdiocese of New York, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York.
1 posted on 10/19/2012 5:42:29 AM PDT by NYer
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To: netmilsmom; thefrankbaum; Tax-chick; GregB; saradippity; Berlin_Freeper; Litany; SumProVita; ...
One of the best lines:

Romney also took a swipe at Obama's overseeing of the swelling national deficit, saying, "The president's remarks are brought to you by the letter O and the number 16 trillion."

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2 posted on 10/19/2012 5:44:07 AM PDT by NYer
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To: NYer

I understand through published testimony to Congress, that one of the U.S. security agents in Bengahzi went back into building number 3 multiple times while under heavy fire crawling on hands and knees through heavy diesel smoke looking for the ambassador. While people in this administration sat and watched it all and did nothing.
Did he tell joke about that ?


3 posted on 10/19/2012 5:48:51 AM PDT by DOGHEAD
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To: DOGHEAD

Notice Michelle did not attend. Pretty clear she despises the Romneys despite Mitt’s magnanimous remarks to the contrary.

The wheel is turning. Obama knows it’s slipping away.


4 posted on 10/19/2012 5:57:25 AM PDT by Callahan
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To: Callahan

Romney was funnier than the snob-in-chief..


5 posted on 10/19/2012 6:05:24 AM PDT by Michigander222
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To: NYer

The picture of an overweight Cardinal Dolan, hailed by so many as the leader in the fight against the Obama’s mandate to financially push abortion, chuckling with Obama calls into question the seriousness of Dolan’s claims to want to block that mandate. Imagine swapping stories and joking with Jeffery Dahlmer or any mass murderer.


6 posted on 10/19/2012 6:06:36 AM PDT by NHResident
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To: NYer

If that is Ann Romney her hair has gotten a lot shorter


7 posted on 10/19/2012 6:07:47 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Michigander222
Romney was funnier than the snob-in-chief

Yeah...wall to wall laughter superbly delivered....this is at Steve Martin level....does Mitt play bluegrass banjo....?

video here...laugh and enjoy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIHbe-aO6oI&feature=share

8 posted on 10/19/2012 6:11:20 AM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: NYer

Obama looks so uncomfortable in white tie and tails. Maybe he wished he could wear his dashaki?


9 posted on 10/19/2012 6:19:08 AM PDT by RochesterNYconservative (ROMNEY/RYAN 20121)
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To: yldstrk
She has her hair up. Better pics at the NY Daily News site. This is from pic three.
10 posted on 10/19/2012 6:25:00 AM PDT by gopheraj
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To: NYer

“Light-hearted jabs about the deficit, alleged bias in the press,”

No, the deficit is not a joking matter.

FU and your “alleged bias” — won’t get me to read the rest of the link.

FU!


11 posted on 10/19/2012 6:34:29 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Michigander222
Romney was funnier than the snob-in-chief..

According to someone who attended last night's dinner, Romney conveyed a more presidential demeanor than Obama. At the dinner's conclusion, many of the attendees flocked to Romney for photo ops and kudos on his jokes.

12 posted on 10/19/2012 6:37:26 AM PDT by NYer
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To: NYer

“Alleged Bias”???

Let me put it this way- Rush, Hannity, Levin, etc ALL CLEARLY STATE that they are Republcan/conservatives and are biased that way.

But there is not ONE SINGLE LIBTARD in the media that admits to being Democrap/Libtard- they all claim to be unbiased ‘journalists’

So... who’s the lying hypocrites? The ones who admit their bias? or the ones who don’t?


13 posted on 10/19/2012 6:40:44 AM PDT by Mr. K ("The only thing the World would hate more than the USA in charge is the USA NOT in charge")
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To: NHResident
The picture of an overweight Cardinal Dolan, hailed by so many as the leader in the fight against the Obama’s mandate to financially push abortion, chuckling with Obama calls into question the seriousness of Dolan’s claims to want to block that mandate. Imagine swapping stories and joking with Jeffery Dahlmer or any mass murderer.

Dolan received plenty of criticism before the dinner for the very reasons you cite. Those who attended last night, however, were pleasantly surprised at the civility shown by both delegates towards each other. More importantly, the event raised $5 million for NY catholic schools and the work they do with poor and underprivileged children.

As for the 'overweight' Dolan, the pope has asked him to lead a peace delegation to Syria. He will be leaving shortly.

Pope sending Cardinal Dolan on peace mission to Syria

14 posted on 10/19/2012 6:43:06 AM PDT by NYer
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To: NYer
Romney also took a swipe at Obama's overseeing of the swelling national deficit, saying, "The president's remarks are brought to you by the letter O and the number 16 trillion."

His whole schtick sounded like it was scripted by Dennis Miller. It was funny funny funny.

15 posted on 10/19/2012 6:43:41 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: DOGHEAD
"...the U.S. security agents in Bengahzi went back into building number 3 multiple times....Did he tell joke about that ?"

It wasn't optimal at the time for the sociopath in chief. He had to send a shout-out to his liberal, Harvard indoctrinated buddy, Mitt.

When all is said and done, "Harvard" won the election again. It's all just such a joke on the American people, this " fair Democratic process"...isn't it?

16 posted on 10/19/2012 6:45:55 AM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: gopheraj

ok thanks


17 posted on 10/19/2012 6:55:52 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Mr. K

“So... who’s the lying hypocrites? The ones who admit their bias? or the ones who don’t?”

It’s a matter of pride - Conservatives are proud of their values. Liberal-Progressive-Socialist-Communists ... not so much.


18 posted on 10/19/2012 6:59:35 AM PDT by shove_it (DNC = perpetual emotion machine)
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To: Callahan
Notice Michelle did not attend. Pretty clear she despises the Romneys despite Mitt’s magnanimous remarks to the contrary.

One of Romney's best lines last night was,"Both President obama and I each have a person we depend upon during this election cycle. In my case it's my beautiful wife, Ann and in President obama's case it's bill clinton."

19 posted on 10/19/2012 7:02:16 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, start today.)
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To: Michigander222

Store these away for when Romney wins by a comfortable margin:

1. It’s the economy stupid. Romney crushed Obama on the economy in both debates. The media will bemoan that they tricked themselves into thinking anything else mattered.

2. How did anyone fool themselves think Dems would turn out at the same levels as 2008 given O’s record of disappointment.

3. Leftist/media caterwauling about embedded racism at levels never before seen.


20 posted on 10/19/2012 7:09:20 AM PDT by Callahan
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To: NYer

is that Katie Couric behind him, trying to stay drunk enough to appear happy?


21 posted on 10/19/2012 7:20:48 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: NYer
According to someone who attended last night's dinner, Romney conveyed a more presidential demeanor than Obama

I watched the videos (on YouTube) of both. One thing was immediately apparent. Romney used the word "we" most of the time ...and Obama started almost every sentence with the word "I." For the first 3/4ths of his speech, Obama focused entirely on himself. Although the intent of both was to poke fun at the other, Obama clearly showed that he believes he is the center of the Universe.

22 posted on 10/19/2012 7:57:17 AM PDT by CitizenM (Obama - The architect of the decline of the U.S.)
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To: NYer; All

TRANSCRIPT AND VIDEO HERE (Romney only):

http://blogs.suntimes.com/politics/2012/10/transcript_mitt_romney_at_the_alfred_w_smith_dinner.html


23 posted on 10/19/2012 8:36:03 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: gopheraj

Thanks for the pic! Wow! I did not recognize Ann ... she and Mitt will look awesome at the Inaugural Balls.


24 posted on 10/19/2012 8:38:04 AM PDT by NYer
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To: Callahan
Notice Michelle did not attend.

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25 posted on 10/19/2012 10:02:11 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: NYer; yldstrk; gopheraj
she and Mitt will look awesome at the Inaugural Balls.

You bet!

Gov and Mrs Romney at Al Smith Dinner

26 posted on 10/19/2012 12:45:04 PM PDT by ELS (Vivat Benedictus XVI!)
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To: ELS

Wow! What a beautiful couple ... in all regards. No wonder the left hates the Romneys. Despite all their artificial attempts at glamor, they can’t shine a light to the joyful glow that radiates from Mitt and Anne. If Mitt is elected, Ann Romney would be the first ‘pro-life’ First Lady since Roe. May God continue to guide and protect them and their beautiful family.


27 posted on 10/19/2012 1:15:56 PM PDT by NYer
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