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Barack Obama laughs at but not with
Politico, by Todd S. Purdum

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 5/2/2014 5:24:00 AM

President Barack Obama is very smart (as he could tell you). He is also very funny (and the first to laugh at his own jokes). He is a master of comic timing, has an appealing sense of the absurdities of his chosen profession and an unerring ear for the withering one-liner. As long as the subject is someone else. When it comes to the sine qua non of political humor — devastating self-deprecation — Obama is less skilled or at least less willing to play an A game, as this weekend’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner is once again likely to

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Reply 1 - Posted by: LoneVoice, 5/2/2014 6:40:56 AM     (No. 9833339)

He has the laugh of a narcissist who´s done a lot of drugs.
Non of his jokes are funny.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: nonsense, 5/2/2014 8:03:20 AM     (No. 9833408)

His snarky comments are vicious, not funny. Soulless humor from the man who does not possess a moral compass. It´s almost as if he has zero humanity.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Udanja99, 5/2/2014 8:05:59 AM     (No. 9833412)

Sorry, I couldn´t get past the first two sentences. I´ve seen absolutely no evidence that zippy is smart and someone else writes his "jokes".

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Reply 4 - Posted by: jt26, 5/2/2014 8:30:23 AM     (No. 9833447)

He has a gift don´t you know.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Newtsche, 5/2/2014 8:30:36 AM     (No. 9833449)

Was is this event a couple years ago where Romney killed, he was great, and Stinky had to follow? Even with some good material, no doubt written by top talent, Obama was already a beaten man with a flat delivery and almost embarrassed demeanor. The contrast was so remarkable, it was that moment I was sure Romney was guaranteed to win.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 5/2/2014 8:37:01 AM     (No. 9833461)

Those photos show his increasing resemblance to The Joker.

He´s about as funny. And dangerous.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: strikingviking, 5/2/2014 8:59:02 AM     (No. 9833490)

Obama could read from the telephone book and the press corps would laugh obediently. "Such penetrating intelligence, such insights into the zeitgeist, what a paragon of excellence!"

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Reply 8 - Posted by: MamaElephant, 5/2/2014 9:38:48 AM     (No. 9833542)

DeeDee Myers´ husband writing the truth about Obama´s mean-spirited humor in Politico? The denizens of Hades must be relishing that ice water about now!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: AntiStatist, 5/2/2014 12:00:40 PM     (No. 9833758)

I´m not surprised that Obama is incapable of self-deprecating humor- it´s in his DNA.

Does anyone know of any black who can make fun of himself? It´s just not done.



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Reply 10 - Posted by: harper, 5/2/2014 3:30:08 PM     (No. 9834083)

It`s tough to be relaxed, spontaneous and funny when you are constantly afraid of getting between the lights and the audience and thus proving you are an empty suit.

And being stupid doesn`t help, either.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 5/3/2014 3:33:52 AM     (No. 9834628)

It is that cocky smirk that many of us would like to see wiped off.

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