Check out president Obamas very funny, very witty speech at the White House Correspondents Dinner earlier today in DC.
Here are some of my favorite quotes:
“These days, I look in the mirror and I have to admit, I’m not the strapping young muslim socialist I used to be.”
In a nod of the head to the vicious right-wing (FOX et al.) ‘reporting’ of the past four years, Obama casually walks all over the two claims (read: lies) that have dominated the right-wing media outlets in the last election, namely: FOX News + pundits.
If only politics could speak a little more like this in every day life.
"The media landscape is really changing. I remember when buzzfeed was something I was doing in university at 2 am."
It’s a less deep but still pretty funny reference to the appearance of the bunch of new, increasingly powerful media outlets such as Politico, Huffpost or Buzzfeed.
"Instead of spending 100 milion dollars on negative ads, Sheldon could have bought an Island and called it NObama. He could have offered the money to me to drop out of the race"
In case you don’t know the back story, republican billionaire Sheldon Adelson who made it to 12th richest man on earth who through Casinos in Vegas, put over 100 million dollars behind Newt Gingrich and then Mitt Romney. Most of the money was used not for promoting the candidates but for anti-Obama smear campaigns full of lies and deceptions.
Real nice guy.He is also famed for such great things as having backed Newt Gingrich in his claim that Palestinians are a ‘made up people’.
"I’m taking my charm offensive on the road […] a book burning with Michelle Bachmann…"
Obama ends his speech in a very honest appeal to the audience. They are after all some of the most powerful and influential people in the country. For me it’s quite a memorable speech, full of little details that speak very truthfully of the state of the nation and it’s leaders.
More of this, Washington.
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