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Just when he produces his birth certificate [again!!] to shut up his critics, President Obama has sparked a new firestorm of criticism.
It all began when he showed the birth certificate, and remarked, “We’re not going to be able to solve our problems if we get distracted by sideshows and carnival barkers.”
The carnival barkers were not amused.
Frank Zaitshik, who runs Wade Shows, says, “I am extremely upset by the reference.” He says he has spent much of his life battling negative stereotypes about his industry. “I think what Obama said is the same type of stereotype that has been placed on African Americans. You wouldn’t expect those comments from someone who is a minority and has faced prejudice.”
Ron Weber, editor of Carnival Warehouse.com, a website dealing with the industry, thought the president should be more sensitive about singling out groups when making disparaging comments: “A person who has fought for equal rights may not realize he’s hurting a group of people. Maybe carnival people are the last safe stereotype to attack.”
Who thought carnival barkers were so sensitive? Maybe an innocent remark should be seen as just that. See, I don’t think negatively of carnival barkers, and I don’t think Obama does either. When he said that, I simply thought he was comparing Trump to the guys who try to get you into the amusements where you see the Bearded Lady, or Bigfoot, or Yeti. You know, things that don’t exist.
Like the president’s Kenyan birth certificate.
Some of the best jokes from the White House Corrsepondents Dinner:
“Donald Trump has been saying that he will run for president as a Republican, which is surprising since I just assumed he was running as a joke.”
Trump was not amused.
“Donald Trump is here tonight … Now, I know that he’s taken some flak lately but no one is prouder to put this birth certificate matter to rest than the Donald. And that’s because he can finally get back to focusing on the issues that matter, like, ‘Did we fake the moon landing?’ ‘What really happened in Roswell?’ And ‘Where are Biggie and Tupac?'”
Trump was not amused.
“Matt Damon said he was disappointed in my performance. Well, Matt, I just saw The Adjustment Bureau so … right back at ya, buddy!”
President Obama about Michele Bachmann’s run for the presidency:
“I hear she was born in Canada. Yes, Michele, this is how it starts.”
“John Hamm looks the way every Republican thinks they look. Zach Galifianakis looks the way Republicans thinks every Democrat looks.”
President Obama, after his “birth video” played–a clip from the movie The Lion King which featured the birth of Simba alongside his Kenyan Lion King father:
“I just want to make clear to the Fox News table, that was a joke. That was not my real birth video.”
After posting “Just a Thought: Sean Duffy Needs To Be Voted Out Of Office”, and offering Mr Duffy some words of advice, and maybe some suggestions, loyal ISBL reader Amanda B. Rekendwith–get it?–had this to say:
I called his office in Wisconsin.
I asked his secretary if he was aware that most families these days have 2 incomes, so perhaps Mrs. Duffy could go get a job.
Then that way, they’d be more like “REAL AMERICAN” households, and not the pampered whiny pusses they are, “struggling” on $174,000…nearly 3 times the average family income in Wisconsin.
I also asked if he had heard of condoms. She replied she didn’t think that was a very nice question. I asked her why not, since one of the favourite Repiglican talking points to those on welfare is that if they can’t afford the kids, they shouldn’t be having them.
Finally, I asked for his office addresses, in both Washington and Wisconsin, so I could knit him a pair of socks and send him a package of condoms…..to try to make things a little easier on the poor whiner.
Tee hee…..it was a fun phone call. I’ll be keeping my eye on this loser. 😉
Thanks Miss Amanda, that’s what I call following through!
>This just in, from Round-The-Way gay, Neal: