May 4, 2014

Kathleen Sebelius is a walking joke, literally.

At the White House Correspondents Dinner, Obama exploits the woman for laughs acting as if his slide show is broken and then calling someone out to fix it. Sebelius is the sight-joke punchline.



Hey! War on Women… don’t you think? I've also posted this at Instapundit, where I'm guestblogging this week.

Obama's stint at the lectern was terrible overall, by the way. For example, he made a joke about the missing Malaysian airplane. It's an occasion to laugh at CNN, and joking about the media is the thing to do at the Correspondents Dinner, but the President of the United States should not be laughing about the death of hundreds of human beings.

55 comments:

sojerofgod said...

Two comments immediately came to mind.
"The joke is behind the lectern"

"Living proof leftists have no sense of humor"

Oh, and Mr. Obama, don't quit the day job. (golfing)

Saint Croix said...

At the White House Correspondents Dinner, Obama exploits the woman for laughs acting as if his slide show is broken and then calling someone out to fix it. Sebelius is the sight-joke punchline.

It's weird how his humor is always political. For instance, his famous "joke" about auditing his enemies, or using drone strikes on people who date his daughters. Now he's doing jokes on Obamacare. Just a glitch! And it's her fault.

donald said...

That's what he does.

Rusty said...

It's not wrong if the president does it.
Just sayin'.

DavidD said...

Oh, don't be so hard on the man--it's not like he wrote any of the material; it's not like he even processes it between reading it and speaking it, so can't we all just give him a break? Again? And again? And again?

CStanley said...

I'm reminded of the criticisms of W's joke about looking for the WMDs. I say give them a break, or (probably better yet) stop doing these things altogether. It's really a lose-lose proposition. If they stick to material that isn't controversial it isn't funny, and if they take risks with the jokes it is in bad taste.

pm317 said...

But why do the women do this for him? Sebelius could have said no.

Phil 3:14 said...

Just words.

donald said...

He reminds me a whole lot of legendary TelePrompTer reader Monica Kaufman in Atlanta (Whippersnappers may know of her as Pearson).

She had no idea what she was reading. For about 30 years. But she was black. And she was the first, so competence was never a requirement.

Heyooyeh said...

The Obama hate for something so trivial reveals how desperate you all are. Go take care of something important in your lives instead of prattling on about how you don't like his fucking jokes.

Titus said...

You guys really hate him. And they talked about Bush Derangement Syndrome.

Your hatred for Obama is equal to the lefts hatred of Bush.

Obama makes you seeth with anger and hate-perhaps focus on something else in your lifes?

rhhardin said...

should not be laughing about the death of hundreds of human beings.

It's funny until somebody gets their eye poked out. Then it's still funny, just not around that person.

usenet saying

Humperdink said...

@Heyooyeh. The Obama jokes are not the center of my life. And I don't hate the guy. I hate his policies. When are the leftists going to realize that?

His policies are screwing with my life, my healthcare, my retirement plans .... why wouldn't I hate his policies?

BTW, I just love the policy positions of Thomas Sowell, Walter E. Williams, Clarence Thomas, Allen West, Allen Keyes, Mia Love, Dr. Benjamin Carson and Sen Tim Scott. Do you get the connection?

Rusty said...

Blogger Heyooyeh said...
The Obama hate for something so trivial reveals how desperate you all are. Go take care of something important in your lives instead of prattling on about how you don't like his fucking jokes.

We are. Or at least I am. It's pointing out to you and the other incredibly non curious, critical thinking deficient lefties such as yourself what an abysmal choice you made when you voted for him. But I'll never convince you. To you he's a brilliant man.

David said...

Heyooyeh said...
The Obama hate for something so trivial reveals how desperate you all are. Go take care of something important in your lives instead of prattling on about how you don't like his fucking jokes.


Obama was telling fucking jokes? Althouse, why didn't you tell us that?

Sam L. said...

Obama has always been trivial.

Darrell said...

Take the Left.
Please.

ALP said...

How many people remember THIS moment in presidential humor history?

"My fellow Americans, I'm pleased to tell you today that I've signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes."

Gahrie said...

I thought Obama's jokes were OK...and the Malayasia one was fine..it was about CNN's coverage, not the tragedy itself.

jeff said...

Clooney? Are you Heyooyeh? Your comment WAS a bit echoey. Head still solidly up there, I suppose.

AJ Lynch said...

If trivial, why is it front page story or stories on most of the MSM newspaper and network websites?

Jason said...

Throwing Sebelius under the bus publicly like that was utterly classless.

The missing jet joke was classless.

The President is classless.

Jan 2017 can't come fast enough.

Michael K said...

"The Obama hate for something so trivial reveals how desperate you all are"

I wouldn't be surprised if some Jews joked in Auschwitz or about stone bars of soap. It's what you do when the reality is so awful you can't admit it. In the Soviet Union there were lots of jokes about the regime. Just not around the KGB or, in our case, around the IRS.

madAsHell said...

The slide show was broken when it started flashing pictures of Obama.

Surprise, surprise!!

Mark said...

I dislike Obama precisely because of the content of his character. The color of his skin has nothing to do with it.

When he was elected I fervently hoped I was wrong about what I thought I saw in him. Unfortunately, nope.

rhhardin said...

We need better missing jet jokes.

A search for missing jet jokes comes up only with people complaining about people making missing jet jokes.

"[N]othing on this planet is laughable. Droll but lofty planet." - Lautreamont

cubanbob said...

The Obama hate for something so trivial reveals how desperate you all are. Go take care of something important in your lives instead of prattling on about how you don't like his fucking jokes."

Not hate. Just extreme irritation caused by excessive exposure to that arrogant, moronic ass, whom you seem to find admirable. Take your own advise and take care of something useful instead of prattling about your nonsense projection.

dbp said...

In the Obamat's mind, Sebelius is an IT expert: She just finished with wrangling the messed-up exchanges and this stuff is all fresh in her mind.

It kind of reminds me of the tendency of some office workers to go to the person who is always on the phone with the corporate IT department when they have a computer issue. What never occurs to them is that he is always on the phone with IT because he is always screwing-up his computer!

Dust Bunny Queen said...

President of the United States should not be laughing about the death of hundreds of human beings.

Well, you see....to him we are not really human beings. A psychopathic and narcissistic personality doesn't recognize others as being of any real consequence. Unless people directly affect HIM or useful to advance HIS importance, they just don't exist.

Obama doesn't even have to pretend anymore. Does he?

Heyooyeh said...

Oh whatever, your lives are fine. They're certainly not like those of Auschwitz prisoners or even Soviet citizens. That comparison is actually hilarious.

Big Mike said...

Your hatred for Obama is equal to the lefts hatred of Bush.

@Titus, the Left hated Bush because he wouldn't let Gore steal the 2000 election, and because he tried to improve the education of Black inner city children.

Meanwhile Obamacare has already had a very negative impact on my personal life. "Hatred" doesn't begin to cover my feelings towards all Democrats, not just the dingbat in the White House.

RecChief said...

speaking of a war on women, how do the optics look when progressive white students stage a sit-in to protest a black woman speaking on their campus?

Rice/ Rutgers

University is a place to have ideas challenge your thinking, right?

hahahahahahahahahahahaha

William said...

They were mostly Asians. As Stephen Colbert pointed out, if you can't joke about dead Asians, what dead people can you joke about.

Jason said...

Conservative distaste for Obama is pretty much disagreement with his policies and objections to his (typical liberal/progressive) bent towards tyranny.

With the libtards' Bush Derangement Syndrome it extended to bizarre, violent death fantasies, like assassinating him in a movie, killing him in a book (Nicholson Baker), imagining shooting him in the head (Randi Rhodes), and monologues calling Cheney "a destroyer, an eater of human flesh." (Matt Malloy.)

I'm not even getting into the whacked out paper mache craft projects where Bush and/or Palin were hanged in effigy.

Big difference.

President-Mom-Jeans said...

Affirmative action is no way to decide the leader of the executive branch.

mccullough said...

People have tuned Obama out. This is usually about the time it happens in a presidency. His incompetence is well known and his likeability has faded. He's not important or interesting enough to make fun of.

richard mcenroe said...

"Living proof leftists have no sense of humor"

Visit just about any comedy club open mike night if you're not sure of that already.

richard mcenroe said...

St. Croix -- What else has he got? The pot wrecked his long-term memory.

richard mcenroe said...

"You guys really hate him. And they talked about Bush Derangement Syndrome.

Your hatred for Obama is equal to the lefts hatred of Bush."

Don't remember George Bush cancelling my health insurance.

Tim said...



People have tuned Obama out. This is usually about the time it happens in a presidency. His incompetence is well known and his likeability has faded. He's not important or interesting enough to make fun of.

Likeability? When did he have that?

Drago said...

RecChief said...
speaking of a war on women, how do the optics look when progressive white students stage a sit-in to protest a black woman speaking on their campus?

Titus and Crack will be along shortly to explain why Condoleeza Rice is not a "real black woman" and thus not deserving of alerts from the left's omnipresent "Racism + War on Women" warning system.

gk1 said...

Who was it in the Carter administration who suggested Jimmy "lighten up" and tell a joke or two to brighten him image so he began to make jokes ripping on his staff. That's pretty much Obama in a nutshell.

Paul Zrimsek said...

Your hatred for Obama is equal to the lefts hatred of Bush.

The left hated Bush because they're racist? Who knew?

MadisonMan said...

It's hard for me to separate my disgust for this entire charade of a "funny" affair -- the WHCD -- with my disgust at using Sibelius for a cheap laugh.

Yes, we know that ACA is broken. Is that something funny though? Government that we pay for that doesn't work at all is funny? How is a waste of money at all funny?

David said...

At least they did not have Sibelius in blackface. The virtual blackface was bad enough.

The Godfather said...

The underlying premise of the video/Sebelius joke is that the Obamacare website is fixed, for which Sebelius can take at least some of the credit, and Obamacare is working great!

@Althouse: You have been brain-washed by all the right-wing Koch-heads among your commentators (and your faculty is probably full of crypto Koch-heads, too) into thinking Obamacare is not the great world-historical success that it is. Therefore, you didn't get the joke.

AJ Lynch said...

Exactly what I thought Madman that they sat and wined and dined in the White House and laughed at big govt incompetence.

somefeller said...

And the humorless whining continues. The President's speech was hilarious and obviously got under the skin of the perpetually aggrieved. So much the better. But everyone's concern for Sebelius is duly noted.

Big Mike rants:Meanwhile Obamacare has already had a very negative impact on my personal life.

Aw c'mon, Mike. Obama gave you something to talk about and a hobby for years now. What, are you getting bored with your Tea Party chums already?

Rick Caird said...

I don't know why anyone is surprised by Obama trying to joke about the deaths of hundreds of people or throwing Sebelius under the bus. Barack Obama is a sociopath. He is unable to dredge up any feelings for anyone other then himself.

Iapetus said...

@DBQ: "Obama doesn't even have to pretend anymore."

Guess not: "That's the good thing about being President: I can do whatever I want."

Michael K said...

"Your hatred for Obama is equal to the lefts hatred of Bush.

Obama makes you seeth with anger and hate-perhaps focus on something else in your lives?"

Seeing Obama is like having a younger brother who embarrasses you. He is also ruining the family.

Why should we want to look at him ? I have petty much lost interest in politics since Romney lost as I think that was the last chance for the country.

My only consideration now is that I am glad I am 76. The people who voted for him, just like the Athenians who recalled Alcibiades from the Syracuse expedition, will live with the consequences. They will be awful but I won't be here (unless God has a malicious sense of humor).

MadisonMan said...

And the humorless whining continues.

Under what kind of circumstances is whining full of good humor?

The whole thing is a waste of time and money - but if you think it's funny when it's your money being spent, well, okay. We can agree to disagree on this. Call me a frugal midwesterner.

CWJ said...

Somefeller @ 4:22,

Wow, I'll keep you in mind the next time someone, maybe even you, calls the right mean spirited.

bgates said...

Oh whatever, your lives are fine. They're certainly not like those of Auschwitz prisoners

The Obama Presidency: After Six Years, America Is Still Better Than Auschwitz

Andy Freeman said...

> How many people remember THIS moment in presidential humor history?

> "My fellow Americans, I'm pleased to tell you today that I've signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes."

Are you saying that Obama didn't know that the mic was on or that the doesn't distinguish between mic on and mic off?

Which reminds me, if you think that Reagan was bad, defending Obama by saying that Reagan did the same thing is not actually a defense.