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Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Sydde, Mar 13, 2014.
Obama Between Two Ferns
Anyone see this? Impressions?
Obama comes across as a bit of a twat.
I thought it was hilarious! I love how Zack refers to healthcare.gov as "the website that doesn't work" lol
I thought it was pretty funny. I read that healthcare.gov has had over 50,000 referrals from the video so far. In that sense, it would seem it was a success.
Yes it would. They only need 60,000 a day to make their goal.
Saw it yesterday. Pretty funny.
And no, I don't think it diminishes the office at all, which is what I've heard said on talk radio.
The President is not a king. A little humor goes along with the "colonial" spirit. And Obama is not a blue blood.
But conservatives/republicans see Obama as the Prince of Darkness.
Literally and figuratively!
Thought it was great was watching it last night.
And a big WTF to Fox News saying it tarnishes the presidency.
For promoting his own 'product'? Hardly.
Fox does that, incessantly.
I don't know, I mean imagine Graham Chapman interviewing the Iron Lady, if she responded the way Obama did, would you say that about her? Bear in mind, too, that this was a scripted comedy sketch, not a straight-up interview.
I thought it was somewhat entertaining. I'd hope most Americans/people understand the President is only a figurehead/spokesman and not a real leader who runs a nation so who cares if the guy wants to have fun and get some publicity. You're only the spokesman of the United States of America for 8 years, enjoy it!
To bad many Americas don't take this to heart. Too many think voting for the president and mayor is good enough. Meanwhile they shrug their shoulders during midterms. It's like picking a center and a point guard in fantasy basketball and not caring about the rest of the team.
Within a few short hours, the president could launch enough nukes to render this planet uninhabitable for humans. Because the presidency gives the Oval Office occupant such awesome power, it should be respected.
Are you saying that the President, by virtue of his awesome power, should never show the slightest bit of humor? Don't you think it depends on what he is joking about?
This, for example, was an inappropriate joke in 1984:
From your lips to Republican ears.
Nope. Didn't say that at all or imply it. Care to try again?
I thought it was amusing. But, I have to admit that this part was true for me:
He looks vaguely familiar, but, if I ever knew who Zach Galifianakis was, I must have forgotten. Hope it reaches its audience.
So what is your point?
Nixon was on "Laugh In"
And GWB was well known to be a constant jokester with a good sense of humor.
Clinton played sax on Arsenio Hall.
Presidents are people and this is not some stodgy monarchy. I appreciate when they show some humanity.
Heaven forbid we make the White House all about being a tight ass with a finger on the button.
I say Obama should send Uncle Joe to do an interview with Zach.
Reagan would never have sullied the Office of the Presidency by appearing with a comedian.
Let's not forget Bush appearing on Deal or No Deal with noted policy analyst Howie Mandell.
I'm going to paraphrase BenTrovato's post (to which I had responded) to hammer home my point:
I'd hope most Americans/people understand the President is NOT a figurehead/spokesman and IS a real leader who runs a nation!
I think Obama has been an inferior president, but that doesn't stop me from respecting the office he holds.
Amazing. My post didn't mention presidential humor at all. How on Earth did you think it did?
This whole thread is about presidential humor. Folks around here are pretty damn smart but we cant read your mind. If you want to discuss something else, you'll need to start a new thread or at least share some context on the topic you're introducing.
I'll accept that, graciously, and return it in kind.
Let's face it, Mac users are uber-smart people.