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mwb970 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 05:28 AM
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Nasty, bitter right-wing LTTE: Obama deserves mockery too, not just bush
Why doesn't anyone laugh at Obama?
(Columbus Dispatch, January 24, 2009)

I respond to Dispatch Columnist Joe Blundo's Jan. 18 piece, "Humor us, please, Obama: We need it." Just as Blundo said that President George W. Bush effortlessly supplied humorous material, Blundo ignored President Barack Obama's humor, which is right under his nose. Obama has been making gaffes since he began campaigning.

The problem is that Blundo, as well as all the other so-called humorists, have overlooked the obvious. On Memorial Day last year, Obama was honoring our fallen heroes, and he said he saw many of them in the audience he was speaking to. He said his uncle helped liberate Auschwitz when, of course, Auschwitz was liberated by the Red Army.

Obama never seemed to know where he was. While in Rapid City, S.D., he said he was in "Grand Rapids"; he thought he was in "Sunshine" when he was in Sunrise, Fla.; and while in Sioux Falls, S.D., he thanked the folks in "Sioux City." He visited "57 states, I think one left to go." He went on to say his staff would not justify him going to Alaska and Hawaii. That is 60, if you are counting.

Has anyone joked about his obvious lack of knowledge of geography? No, but how many jokes did we hear about Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin calling Africa a country instead of a continent? Obama said Arabic translators in Iraq were needed more in Afghanistan. Afghans don't even speak Arabic. He also said he won the Michigan primary when he was not even on the ballot. Do you want more? I've got a million of 'em.

Late-night comedians David Letterman and Jay Leno have gotten all their humor by making up false statements about George W. Bush just to get laughs. They show clips where they change words and add scenes that are not real. They won't dare do that to Obama.

My husband and I quit watching The Tonight Show when Leno continually talked of something very stupid and would say, "Now this is where George Bush does not understand," and would go on to tell a disgraceful, degrading joke, written by his writers, insinuating that Bush did this or said that when it was all made up.

Don't tell us we are not going to hear anything funny about Obama. We know we won't because none of the humorists has the guts to do it. I don't like Obama. I hope he fails as president. Why? I do not agree with anything he stands for; he is against everything I believe in.

I will give your president the same respect you gave mine.

CLAUDIA SULLIVAN
Reynoldsburg

Wow, what a load of vitriol and bile, and how spectacularly Claudia has missed the point, comparing the equivalent of minor "typos" by Obama to the overwhelming ignorance, incuriosity, and inarticulateness of bush and Palin. Nice try! (not)

The explicitly anti-American "I hope Obama fails and drags the country down with him" meme being spread by the Hannitys and Limbaughs (as well as the less influential Sullivans) of the world reveals the true nature of these right-wingers. Remember when we liberals were falsely accused of "wanting bush to lose in Iraq"? (I never heard any liberal say that, only conservatives loudly accusing us of it.) We were called traitors and worse for making these non-existent statements. Now that the wingnuts are saying right out loud that they hope for the worst for us all, what does that make them?
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JTFrog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 05:37 AM
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1. Fortunately for her, our President will not give her the same respect hers gave us.
Stupid twit.
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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 05:44 AM
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2. "false statements about George W. Bush"
My guess would be that the woman is delusional.
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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 05:49 AM
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3. The outraged person probably doesn't know Leno is a republikkan
At least he was.
I saw him interviewed in 02, said he voted for Dole, Reagan and Bush (I'm assuming he meant both Bush's)
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izquierdista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 06:48 AM
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5. Leno is a comedian
He's voting in his best interests -- for stupid saps who are easy to make fun of. :rofl: :rofl:
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Life Long Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 06:38 AM
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4. There is a big difference in Bush and Obama.
And that is, Bush failed early on (WMD's) and it was no ones fault but his own. Wanting someone to fail is completely different from attacking a failure.
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 07:49 AM
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6. I bet the author of this couldn't find Pakistan on a map.
But I suppose that doesn't matter as Pakistan is not in "Real America."
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Optical.Catalyst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 07:57 AM
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7. George Bush earned his ridicule. President Obama honest and hard working
Claudia Sullivan needs to recognize the difference.
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 08:41 AM
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8. And we care about one letter-writer because?
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