President Barack Obama outdid Leno tonight at the 2010 White House Correspondents Dinner, aka #Nerdprom. There were lots of jokes about his approval ratings, Joe Biden, Mitt Romney and Rahm Emanuel. However his best material was reserved for the birthers and Sarah Palin. For the birthers he joked that his popularity still remains high in his, “home country,” and he jabbed at Palin with a comment about, “socialized media.”
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The 44th President of the US managed to be hysterical tonight at the Annual Correspondent’s Dinner without a teleprompter or a Palin Palm Prompter and Michelle Obama was absolutely stunning in a knockout red dress is by Prabal Gurung. Sadly, nothing for the haters here. Success, glory and glamor abound. The President had a little something in the humor bag tonight for everyone.Yep. We had an Orange man joke for Boehner, Romney’s flip-flop on health care, John McCain not being a maverick tied into the AZ immigration law, Michael “Notorious G.O.P.” Steele, Scott Brown Tween heartthrob, and Politico jokes.
He saved something special for Joe Biden, the birthers, and Sarah Palin. On Biden Obama said, “Biden talked me into coming, he leaned over and said, Mr President this is no ordinary dinner….this is a “big F*&*&%^% meal!” For Palin, Obama talked about how he remains popular on social media or as Palin calls it, “socialized media.” The president saved some special shots for the birthers, “Tough year, with ups and downs…unlike my approval ratings which have just gone down… but they are still very high in the country of my birth.” Birthers are twitching in their basements. While referring to his wife, “Few things harder to find and harder to keep than love….and a birth certificate.” Pow. Birthers down.
Michael Steele finally got the shout out from Mr President he’s been craving. Obama referenced Steele as both the”Notorius G.O.P.” , and “My Brother”. Americans everywhere are wondering if Steele will have to follow Crist and leave the Republican Party now that he’s had the bad grace to be acknowledged by the President?
The President brought his usual wit and charm to Nerdprom this year. He delivered a fine mix of self deprecation, while avoiding the insulting such as George W. Bush’s search for WMD’s skit. The only low points were the screen flashes to a greasy George W from years past, which served to highlight Obama’s verbal dexterity. Birthers the country wide are still sucking in air from the collective knock out punch. They never saw him coming.
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