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Obama jabs at Romney at White House Correspondents' dinner

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"both men trailed their wives in national opinion polls"

Both men should defer to their wives then.

"I had a lot more material prepared, but I have to get the Secret Service home in time for their new curfew."

Har! Good one, Mr. President!

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It's not hard to make fun of these two. Obama and Romney are already a big joke.

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"He joked that the luxurious ballroom in the Washington Hilton hotel where the dinner was held was "what Mitt Romney calls a fixer-upper"

Har! Good one, Mr. President!

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"I'm not going to attack any of the Republican candidates"

Har! Good one, Mr. President!

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"Kimmel continued the dog-themed jokes with a jab at the president, who shocked some Americans with the revelation that he ate dog meat as a child in Indonesia."

This peculiar, some would say revolting, unecessary bit of personal history was included in the first of Obama's two wholly unwarranted autobiographies. It's not like it was hidden from folks. I'm guessing that all the libs who bought Dreams From My Father never even bothered to read it. Consistent with their usual Stuff White People Like habits it was just a prop, a little bauble, a signal to their crowd that they were like, down with this president and his, you know, totally historic ascent.

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A fake political attack ad rolled with a news clip of Romney defending himself against criticism for strapping the family dog, Seamus, in a crate on the top of the car during a family trip in 1983

When it comes to choices in this silly dog war thing between Romney and Obama, I would think Seamus would much rather go with the being strapped in a crate instead of being slapped on a plate option.

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And so it starts . . .

Polite little jokes now and on November 1st it will be hot boiling mud.

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sailwind: Did Obama slap his own dog on a plate and eat it? Give it a rest. It's actually amusing to see you guys play RIGHT into Obama's jibe -- him pointing out how extreme and ridiculous Romney's commercial on dogs was when the very fact that Romney strapped his dog to the trunk of a car comes out. Obama makes a simple jibe, and you guys try to counter with outrageous misdirection. hahaha.... No wonder why Obama is so much smarter and will crush Romney and the Republicans when they can't come up with any witty retorts.

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smithinjapan, you don't get the full humor of Romney's dog joke. See, it's not that the dog was slapped on top of the car - that by itself is apparently par for his course. It's that the dog had DYSENTERY at the time! Get it? Ha ha ha! So when the windows got so soiled that it endangered driving, poor Mitt had to pull over and hose down the care! And probably the dog, too! If you don't find that story hilarious, then you just don't understand the Mitt brand of humor.

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sailwind: Did Obama slap his own dog on a plate and eat it?

No, according to his autobiography his step-father was the one that put the "slab of lab" on his plate.

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No wonder why Obama is so much smarter and will crush Romney and the Republicans when they can't come up with any witty retorts.

Smith, Your barking up the wrong tree, I think Obama is pretty smart and I agree as he's out there doggedly seeking votes during all those campaign fundraising dinners. A little advice maybe if you attend one of those though, you want to just stick with the salad.

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"Obama also took a shot at former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, who has announced he would quit the Republican primary race. “Newt, there’s still time man,” he said to Gingrich"

Heh, yikes - that must have hurt.

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I prefer Borowitz's remark: "Newt announced he would suspend his campaign so that he could spend more time with his families."

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Borowitz also said, "After sweeping five primary states Tuesday night, Mr. Romney was exultant, telling supporters in Manchester, N.H., 'I love American democracy. I’m good friends with the owners of it.'

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A fake political attack ad rolled with a news clip of Romney defending himself against criticism for strapping the family dog, Seamus, in a crate on the top of the car during a family trip in 1983

I'm willing to bet Seamus would prefer being on the roof of Romney's car than being on the roof of Obama's mouth.

RR

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Seated at the same table were reality television star Kim Kardashian and actress Lindsay Lohan.

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“Congress and I have certainly had our differences. Yet, I’ve tried to be civil, to not take any cheap shots and that’s why I want to especially thank all the members who took a break from their exhausting schedule of not passing any laws to be here tonight."

You see, that's funny. Why can't republicans be funny on purpose? They are only funny when they are trying not to be.

Remember when w tried to be funny at the "nerd prom" with his "Nope, no WMDs in here" video. That wasn't funny. That was at the expense of the U.S. military.

Can you even imagine Mitch McConnell telling a joke? He can barely speak in public.

And how long did the conservative "comedy" show last? It was the direct polar opposite of comedy. Didn't even make it through a season.

You know, they say a sense of humor is a sign of intelligence.

Seated at the same table were reality television star Kim Kardashian and actress Lindsay Lohan.

In the inverted pyramid of news writing, this is below the bottom. I can't believe the editor let it stand. It adds nothing to the story. But...tabloid journalism is the only kind we have in America so I guess it makes sense.

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I prefer Borowitz's remark: "Newt announced he would suspend his campaign so that he could spend more time with his families."

I take it this is the same Borowitz that had recently the headline,

Rabid Dog Briefly Mistaken for Tea Party Candidate ; ......at least they didn't make the mistake it was for dinner..

http://www.borowitzreport.com/2011/09/05/rabid-dog-briefly-mistaken-for-tea-party-candidate-2/

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The juvenile humor displayed by the right with the constant snide references that Obama when he was young lad actually enjoyed eating a “round of hound” “snippet of whippet” or “fettuccini Al fido” or for dessert had “terrier tarts” or “great danish” is more in line with the type of so called humor that one would expect in the third grade and are really nothing more than just cheap shots for some cheap laughs. As a matter of fact this disclosure and a more sophisticated look really just shows that the President as a child was poor, culturally sensitive to his step fathers wishes and that he was not a fussy eater. Instead, one can say that Obama was nothing more than just a real chow hound back then.

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