Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Obama Jokes

Apparently the election of Obama is causing considerable angst amongst comedians and satirists. It was apparently acceptable to mock Reagan about Alzheimer's, mock Clinton about sex with interns and being hen pecked by Hilary and of course it was open season on "W" for being dumb. However, how can they mock Obama without appearing racist?

One US Daily Show played an Obama campaign speech where it started to rain and the presidential candidate said "The sun will be shining after Tuesday..." They cut back to an incredulous presenter who said "What? The weather is going to be better in an Obama presidency!"

Of course when the first policy announcement made by the new president is that he is going to get his angelic daughters a new puppy it is hard to find things to poke fun at. I checked the Internet for "Obama Jokes" and this was about the best one I found

"Working people frequently ask retired people what they do to make their days interesting. Well, for example, the other day I went downtown and into a shop. I was only there for about 5 minutes, and when I came out, there was a cop writing out a parking ticket. I said to him, 'Come on, man, how about giving a retired person a break'? He ignored me and continued writing the ticket. I called him a 'Nazi.' He glared at me and wrote another ticket for having worn tires. So I called him a 'doughnut eating Gestapo.' He finished the second ticket and put it on the windshield with the first. Then he wrote a third ticket. This went on for about 20 minutes. The more I abused him the more tickets he wrote. Personally, I didn't care. I came downtown on the bus, and the car that he was putting the tickets on had a bumper sticker that said, 'Obama in '08 .' I try to have a little fun each day now that I'm retired. It's important to my health."

Not bad but not really about Obama. I wonder how long the honeymoon period will last or will political correctness win the day?

1 comment:

  1. Too right sadly Steve. And look what happened to Jon Gaunt when he called a member of the PC brigade 'Nazi'. But I've heard people abuse Gaunt, and others not deemed PC, 'Nazi' ad nauseam and ge away with it.