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Late-Night Comedians Turning on Obama
Yahoo! TV ^ | 10/11/2009 | Douglas J. Rowe

Posted on 10/13/2009 4:53:42 AM PDT by mellow velo

Is there now a caricature taking hold of a man more celebrated than accomplished?

(Excerpt) Read more at tv.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections
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The worm may be turning.
1 posted on 10/13/2009 4:53:42 AM PDT by mellow velo
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To: mellow velo
We are 10 months into his presidency -- and for the past 2 weeks, a top newstory is that *gasp* comedians are joking about Obama!!!!

It's good to see, but it is also an indication of how pathetically the news/entertainment business has been shielding this putz.

2 posted on 10/13/2009 4:58:20 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Play the Race Card -- lose the game.)
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To: mellow velo

Caricature?

Nah, more like dawning perception.


3 posted on 10/13/2009 4:59:34 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: mellow velo

Will the Whitey House now “fight back”?


4 posted on 10/13/2009 5:05:35 AM PDT by Dallas59 (No To O)
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To: mellow velo
Obama's going for an Emmy too.

He's nominated as Lead Actor In A Continuing Comedy.

And the mrs is going for the Female Award.

Unfortunately, their jokes are on us.

5 posted on 10/13/2009 5:07:36 AM PDT by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: mellow velo

"Now they're all against me...."

6 posted on 10/13/2009 5:09:59 AM PDT by paulycy (Why pay HIGHER TAXES for WORSE healthcare?)
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To: mellow velo

Their complaining he’s not destroying America fast enough for them. Not funny.

Pray for America and Our Troops


7 posted on 10/13/2009 5:13:26 AM PDT by bray (Hope and Corruption)
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To: mellow velo
I was at a closed-door appearance(attendees checked for recording devices) of Jay Leno in 2004. He came on stage once they locked everyone in. Totally hilarious! He said nothing but nice things about W and really low-rated Bill Clinton. Absolutely savaged him! Just like he has seemed to turn on The Zero. He may be a closet Conservative who really has to watch his back. He's the only late-nite guy I have any real regard for.
8 posted on 10/13/2009 5:14:33 AM PDT by Tonytitan
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To: mellow velo

Yes, it seems it might be. Sadly, McCain actually was on the right track in August when he launched his “celebrity” campaign, but after McCain blew the response to the financial crisis, people stopped thinking of him as experienced.


9 posted on 10/13/2009 5:16:06 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: All

Will Obama declare war on late night television?


10 posted on 10/13/2009 5:16:30 AM PDT by riri (http://rationaljingo.blogspot.com/)
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To: mellow velo

Well, they have to make fun of somebody, and W has been gone long enough that the George jokes just don’t cut it anymore.

I’m sure for a lot of comedians, making fun of Zero is like making fun of their Mommies - it hurts, and afterwards they just want to run over, give her a kiss and apologize.


11 posted on 10/13/2009 5:20:00 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Hope....Change...Bullsh*t)
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To: mellow velo

They better watch out - CNN will be fact-checking their comedy routines.


12 posted on 10/13/2009 5:20:42 AM PDT by KEmom (Please send viable Conservative candidates to Massachusetts!!)
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To: mellow velo
Well, there can only be one explanation.

Late night comedians are racist....and probably terrorists too.

13 posted on 10/13/2009 5:20:45 AM PDT by libs_kma (F.U.B.O.)
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To: mellow velo

Turning on Hussein? I tuned in briefly last night to find Letterboy smearing Governor Palin.Again.


14 posted on 10/13/2009 5:20:46 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: mellow velo

the lure of higher ratings may prove irresistible and obama and his goof ball team’s foibles fumbles and peccadillos are rich material for comedy (one step below tragedy)


15 posted on 10/13/2009 5:21:12 AM PDT by silverleaf (If we are astroturf, why are the democrats trying to mow us?)
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To: mellow velo

“Ironically, his biggest accomplishment as president so far ... winning the Nobel Peace Prize.”
*************

It’s true. And as we have said here, his only accomplishments in politics up to now have been winning elections. He’s an empty suit.

What the article said about Carson is true- he joked about what people were already thinking, he didnt tell them what to think about the politicians he was mocking.


16 posted on 10/13/2009 5:22:14 AM PDT by Canedawg (FUBO)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Letterboy needs a ratings boost to pay his future alimony and child support, him being such a proven sterling character to make jokes about other people’s imaginary character flaws


17 posted on 10/13/2009 5:22:44 AM PDT by silverleaf (If we are astroturf, why are the democrats trying to mow us?)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Good grief, Letterman has really jumped the shark. Palin nailed him PATHETIC


18 posted on 10/13/2009 5:25:59 AM PDT by mel
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To: Canedawg
And as we have said here, his only accomplishments in politics up to now have been winning elections

I just posted something very similar to this about two seconds ago.

He's capable of showing up and following schedules others created. He's capable of reading speeches others prepared. And he's probably capable of talking a lot of theory in meetings. In between those functions, I think he needs a lot of down time.

I don't think anything he ever did or will do results in anything tangible. If he does succeed in remaking and destroying the country it will be because it was ripe for such things and because there are other forces behind the scenes propelling him along.

19 posted on 10/13/2009 5:26:20 AM PDT by riri (http://rationaljingo.blogspot.com/)
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To: bray

It’s not “America” that he and his crowd want to destroy,

it’s the cultural foundation on which America is based that they want to destroy - utterly.


20 posted on 10/13/2009 5:27:28 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: MrB
the cultural foundation on which America is based that they want to destroy - utterly.

Important distinction. However, the former can not exist without the latter.

21 posted on 10/13/2009 5:29:18 AM PDT by riri (http://rationaljingo.blogspot.com/)
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To: riri

America certainly cannot exist without the cultural foundation,

but “America” is just the result of that culture,
and destroying America is just the surface target.

They are attempting to destroy the foundation of that target - God.


22 posted on 10/13/2009 5:32:28 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: riri

Great minds and all that. :-)

And I just posted on another thread a minute ago:

If Rush owned a team (and renamed them the New Republicans) the only job Zero would be qualified to do is scoop up the mascot’s poop.


23 posted on 10/13/2009 5:32:55 AM PDT by Canedawg (FUBO)
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To: mellow velo
What a load of...

Last week Jon Stewart continued with the "done nothing" theme on The Daily Show, chiding Obama for not yet getting around to reversing the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy about gays. He cited Obama's "full plate" of business.

That's the whole matter here. The "comedians" are unhappy about Obama not being effective at implementing their leftist agenda. That's not a criticism of Obama's agenda, but of his failure to cram it down America's throat.

And even considering that, the "criticism" by "comedians" is tame. They are still preoccupied with trashing Palin's children and President Bush.

24 posted on 10/13/2009 5:33:19 AM PDT by SolidWood (Sarah Palin: "Only dead fish go with the flow!")
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To: Gay State Conservative
I tuned in briefly last night to find Letterboy smearing Governor Palin.

Letterman has lost any standing that he may have had to criticize his betters. He was in a 20+ year relationship with a woman who ultimately bore his child, but for all of that time he was banging who knows how many of his own female employees, most of whom were less than half his age. He's a hypocrite, a cheater, a sexual harrasser...the list is long. If he had any qualities of character and self-respect, he would quit show business and retire to his mansion. But, of course, that would diminish his access to money (he's a liberal, but no opponent of capitalism when it comes to himself) and young females, so that won't happen.

25 posted on 10/13/2009 5:36:35 AM PDT by snarks_when_bored
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To: SolidWood

The liberals are VERY VERY concerned about Obama turning into a joke. They don’t want their guy to get the same treatment as Bush. They are desperate to keep Obama from getting “the business”.
I’m guessing that the dismal economy has sapped away all Obama’s gravitas. The Nobel Peace Prize was the last straw. They just couldn’t resist that one.


26 posted on 10/13/2009 5:41:29 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: MrB
They are attempting to destroy the foundation of that target - God.

You are so right. As an agnostic conservative, I meet liberals in cyber space all the time that are obsessed with religion. When I try to express that not all conservatives are religious, they can't get past it. Every debate turns back to the religious right.

It also helps explain why they believe the freedom to engage in vice is the only freedom that counts. When really, it isn't religion that will prevent them from doing such but more the simple laws of nature.

Another thought, don't they know wiping out religion has been tried and tried again???

27 posted on 10/13/2009 5:42:38 AM PDT by riri (http://rationaljingo.blogspot.com/)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Letterman smears Palin because he can’t smear Obama. It’s almost comical to see him twist in the wind.


28 posted on 10/13/2009 5:42:52 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: reagan_fanatic
" it hurts, and afterwards they just want to run over, give her a kiss and apologize.}

While watching reruns of "Whose Line Is It Anyway", there was one where Wayne Brady was out in the audience apologizing to some black people for a skit he was in called "African Chant"...that's when I lost a lot of respect for Brady.

Some people are just too stupid and thin-skinned to realize the difference between a comedy skit, and an intended insult.

People who are that easily insulted, do not need to watch, or attend such events.
29 posted on 10/13/2009 5:47:24 AM PDT by FrankR (To Congress: You cram it down our throats in '09, We'll shove it up your ass in '10!)
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To: riri
it isn't religion that will prevent them from doing such but more the simple laws of nature.

The "laws of nature" are God's laws. Violate them, and there will be consequences. God tells us how to avoid those consequences, and "religion" sets up the "rules" by which we may live with fewer consequences for violating those laws.

Agreed, the left seeks alleviation of those consequences. Every policy they impose on us is an attempt at alleviation, redirecting the cost to "the collective" (ie, you and me).

This, to the left, is "freedom" - freedom from the consequences of your choices that violate nature's laws and the natural consequences that follow.

30 posted on 10/13/2009 5:53:41 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: AppyPappy

I so rarely watch these shows maybe I don’t have enough facts to know. But it sounds like barbs aimed at B0 so far really are rather mild. They will center on lesser issues and never get to the real reasons why 0 is a disaster. Just like with Clinton. Most of the “joke” were about his weight, or his personal mannerisms, and then the Lewinsky trash. Never any substantive issues on how he was hurting the country.


31 posted on 10/13/2009 5:56:17 AM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: AppyPappy

If the gays and leftys are unhappy with Obama (which they are) then it will be no time at all before the Dinosaur media follows suit. Once that happens the comedians won’t be afraid to take shots at him.


32 posted on 10/13/2009 6:19:00 AM PDT by Barb4Bush (God bless Glenn Beck!)
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To: paulycy
Tin foil paranoia is generally a harmless phenomenon, until the person in question is given power and authority and starts missing his strawberries.


33 posted on 10/13/2009 6:23:15 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Barb4Bush

Gays are not unhappy with Obama. They just want him to think that. They know he is their best hope for getting what they want. The Democratic Party will pay the price for it and they are trying to reign in Obama.

Prior to WW2, Mussolini tried to keep Hitler from starting the war before he was ready. Hitler desire to go soon costed him. Obama is the same way. The Party wants their media to get the public on board.


34 posted on 10/13/2009 6:52:07 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: TNCMAXQ
Never any substantive issues on how he was hurting the country.

I agree with you, and it's a source of frustration for me as well.

However, I'd argue that most Americans don't understand the complexities of (for instance) the Chinese campaign-contributions-for-nuke-secrets scandal. And, a large percentage of those that do, don't care and just flip the channel.

Now, cheating on your wife with the hot and sexy (I know, but humor me....) young office intern ..... that's something everyone can understand, and it's salacious enough to hold their attention. And as a result, Bill Clinton's enduring legacy is nothing more than Lewinsky jokes.

That's why I figure that the thing that takes down BO will be something completely trivial. No complex George Soros world domination conspiracies here. I figure that it will be something like rigging the Nobel prize vote, or having his Birth Certificate say "Caucasian" instead of "African-American".

Something that can be explained in two sentences or less, and using very short words.

35 posted on 10/13/2009 6:53:13 AM PDT by wbill
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