Did Obama Make A Joke Or Offer A Freudian Admission?

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by pspr, Apr 28, 2013.

  1. pspr

    pspr

    Speaking at the White House Correspondents' Dinner, President Barack Obama jocularly said that his advisers "suggested that I should start with some jokes at my own expense, just take myself down a peg. I was like, guys, after four and a half years, how many pegs are there left?"

    A few moments later, the president joked: "Now, look, I get it. These days, I look in the mirror and I have to admit, I’m not the strapping young Muslim socialist that I used to be. Time passes. You get a little gray."


    http://cnsnews.com/news/article/obama-i-am-not-strapping-young-muslim-socialist-i-used-be
     
  2. Just like his mention of "57 US states".
     
  3. wjk

    wjk

    He's attempting to tweak the right. Of course there's that old saying about jokes and truth...
     
  4. That is called a joke, pspr.
     
  5. Nah . . . he is saying Bring on Another Birther Court Case.
     
  6. First, the onion, then it was Phil Hendrie, and now this. Just the crazies chasing their own tails.
     


  7. Truth in humor? In this case how do you define truth?

    This was not the joke on the telepromter.

    "A black man gets into the Whitehouse, the world’s financial system virtually collapses and then we bomb the moon and I get a Nobel peace prize."
     
  8. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    Though it pains me to agree with him, RCG is right. It was just a joke, designed to get a few laughs.
     
  9. Funny?.... NOT FUNNY AT ALL!

    I'm in the "Freudian slip" camp more than the "intentional joke" camp.
     
  10. Continuing on with Presidential jokes.

    George Bush recommends the The K-Street Project Gift Shop - at his new liberry.
     
    #10     Apr 29, 2013