In your face, you racist buffoon.

I admit, I thought PBO should just ignore the Tramp. Boy, I’m glad he didn’t. But personally, the best joke was on Matt Damon. I could just kiss PBO for that one. It was all just brilliant. And I think I know which Republican PBO really despise: Mike Huckabee. Just look at his face when Seth Meyers was talking about him. Pure disgust, and rightly so.

“Sir, if your hair gets any whiter, the Tea Party would be behind you”. Seth Meyers, I love you, mate. Always have.
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The NYT:

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As a hair-gelled, grimly unsmiling Mr. Trump sat at a nearby table — a guest of the Washington Post — Mr. Obama ripped one punch after another at the real estate tycoon.

“Donald Trump is here tonight,” the comedian in chief said, grinning. “Now, I know that he’s taken some flak lately, but no one is prouder to put this birth certificate to rest than The Donald. Now he can get to focusing on the issues that matter. Like, did we fake the moon landing? What really happened at Roswell? And where are Biggie and Tupac?”
It was almost painful to watch, the juxtaposition of the president, flexing his new post-birther comedy chops, and the real estate mogul-cum-politician, grimacing at his table as Mr. Obama basked in his post-long-form-birth-certificate glow.

“All kidding aside, we all know about your credentials and experience,” Mr. Obama said, as people in the room either chortled or grimaced nervously, all depending on their proximity to Mr. Trump.

In “Celebrity Apprentice,” Mr. Obama told Mr. Trump, teeth flashing, “the men’s cooking team did not impress the judges from Omaha steaks, but you recognized that this was a lack of leadership, so you fired Gary Busey.”

“These,” Mr. Obama said, “are the kinds of decisions that would keep me up at night. Well-handled, sir. Well-handled.”

The birther issue gave Mr. Obama lots of fodder for the evening, including a video of his birth, which he mentioned before cutting to a clip from “The Lion King.”

But in the end, it was Mr. Trump who served as the punching bag for the evening. As it turned out, Mr. Obama’s swipes were just the warm-up act for Seth Meyers, the headliner for the evening, who spent most of his routine going after Mr. Trump, who sat at the Washington Post table, grimacing.

Painful.

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158 thoughts on “In your face, you racist buffoon.

  1. Surprisingly enough, Politico put up an excellent summary of some of the highlights of the evening:

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0411/54016.html

    There’s a lot of pure gems in there, but of them all I have to say that my personal favorite was the use of The Lion King. That was a stroke of comedic genius.😀

    That said, the spoof of “The King’s Speech” has to come in as a very close second.

    And it is immensely satisfying to watch Birtherism in general and the Birther-in-Chief in particular be ruthlessly hacked down to what they have been all along: a pathetic joke.

  2. Yeah, I think our Prez. RIPPED the Donald a new one. But as I watched the Donald’s expressions, and reactions, It was like he suddenly became a bully child, with his lips a little pushed out, pouting. Now THAT tickled me to no end Lol. I LOVED ITTTTTTTTTTT

  3. Well said, Ax! But I’m sure Chump will go for revenge, and that will be pathetic, too.

  4. Oh, I hope his ‘REVENGE” will be to run for president. That would be just awesome. His ego is so huge, that it’s possible for him to go for it.

  5. On a note unrelated to the contents of this thread, I will say that the commencement address that the President gave the other day at Miami Dade (and which has now been uploaded by the White House – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rbjLAdyO3Q&feature=channel_video_title )truly was something that blew me away.

    It’s been some time now since the President last gave a speech like that. The previous few big ones that he gave were each spectacular performances in their own way, but they were all obviously meant to strike very different notes from the ones that PBO managed to hit with this one.

    More than the force of his oratical ability or the eloquence in many of the phrases that he employed, what truly struck me about it – that left me pondering it for much of the rest of the day after I saw it, was the sheer underlying force that was tied to its message. It made me think of the speech that John F. Kennedy gave at American University in 1963:

    and for reasons other than that in each case the President was giving a commencement address. The speeches given by JFK and PBO were about entirely different topics – in Kennedy’s case an appeal to the ideals of global peace and an end to the pointless tensions of the Cold War; and in Obama’s case a full-hearted celebration of the universal nature of the American spirit and dream, and the promise of the next generation – but they share something fundamental: a soaring idealism coupled with the vision of a true statesman, but tempered by an understanding of the realities within which those ideals will have to be wrought.

    Barack Obama has been compared and contrasted with many of his predecessors. While this does tend to produce interesting points of discussion about his character and his presidency, at the end of the day I think it is fairly safe to say that he is thoroughly his own man – something very much unique and new. Still, out of all the past POTUSs, I have become more and more convinced that JFK is the one that he resembles the most. More and more, it seems more hopefully that Jacqueline Kennedy may have been wrong after all, when she said that “There will never be another Camelot.”

  6. What I love most about this is not only did Carrot Top get skewered, but he is joined at the hip to the Republican Party and now the Washington Post for inviting him. I wonder how the Washington Post felt having the skunk at their table.

    And at this point, the birthers are just as toxic as Carrot Top. President Obama is just making it harder and harder for them to spew their venom. They are all a sick joke and they got their just deserts.

    Seth Meyers was slammin. He was the best I have seen since Stephen Colbert made mince meat out of President Bush.

  7. If he actually were to do that, then I can’t quite decide what would be the better outcome: that he might by some miracle actually achieve the GOP’s Nomination, and thus hand the Democrats on a platter victory of the kind that we haven’t seen since 1964; that he’ll suffer such a great humiliation that he will break off and run as an Independent, and become the George Wallaceof this generation – siphoning off votes from the GOP which would again hand Democrats a decisive victory; or that, as would almost certainly be the real outcome, his humiliation in being denied the Nomination would simply cause him to curl up in a corner and weep at his own inadequacy (or perhaps simply become even more wild, but increasingly irrelevant).

  8. I agree with you Lady, Seth picked up, where POB left off, It was like YES!!!!!🙂

  9. 3 days ago I was sadder as ever that my President had to release his papers.
    After last night, I have to say, BRAVO Mr. President.
    The takedown of Fox News via “The Lion King” video was beautiful. Not only did he make the GOP look silly…taking down Fox was just icing on the cake.
    OBAMA/BIDEN 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Loved the shot of Obama laughing his ass off at the The Blacks family crack. He also genuinely laughed at the barbs thrown at himself unlike that racist pouter.

    PBO’s crack at that nutjob bachmann was priceless.

    All in all

    PBO – 1

    Seth – 1

    Rethugs – 0

    Chump – Kicked in his nuts

  11. Yup. It was an absolute tag teamin’.

    That birther racist nut would have wished he was never born at all.

  12. Yes Axe, PBO is his own man and in worst of the times and the climates to be a president in. None of the previous pols – dead or alive – can match his personal character, behavior and life.

  13. Tag team – PBO and Seth Meyers! For some reason I didn’t even realize this event was happening last night until sometime yesterday afternoon; I’m SO glad I was watching!

  14. Seth said:

    Tim Pawlenty makes Al Gore look like Rue Paul.

    That joke is hilarious.

  15. As John Cole of BJ puts it, this piece is an epic smackdown of not only birther chump but all the entire rethugs.

    Since the election of Barack Obama, the Republican Party has proved that one of its central intellectual arguments was right all along. It has long claimed that evolution is a myth believed in only by whiny liberals – and it turns out it was on to something. Every six months, the party venerates a new hero, and each time it is somebody further back on the evolutionary scale.

    Sarah Palin told cheering rallies that her message to the world was: “We’ll put a boot in your ass, it’s the American way!” – but that wasn’t enough. So the party found Michele Bachmann, who said darkly it was an “interesting coincidence” that swine flu only breaks out under Democratic presidents, claims the message of The Lion King is “I’m better at what I do because I’m gay”, and argues “there isn’t even one study that can be produced that shows carbon dioxide is a harmful gas.”

    That wasn’t enough. I half-expected the next contender to be a lung-fish draped in the Stars and Stripes. But it wasn’t anything so sophisticated. Enter stage (far) right Donald Trump, the bewigged billionaire who has filled America with phallic symbols and plastered his name across more surfaces than the average Central Asian dictator. CNN’s polling suggests he is the most popular candidate among Republican voters. It’s not hard to see why. Trump is every trend in Republican politics over the past 35 years taken to its logical conclusion. He is the Republican id, finally entirely unleashed from all restraint and all reality.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/johann-hari/johann-hari-donald-trumps-lunacy-reveals-core-truth-about-the-republicans-2276222.html

    Read it.

  16. Good Morning, Friends.

    I had to get up early, I have been trying to find my ass. I laugh my ass off last night watching the video and then reading all the post on here.

    They were funny and you guys were so funny. I needed that after this week. Everybody have a great day.

  17. I’m beginning to wonder if President Obama timed the release of the birth certificate as he did BECAUSE of the correspondents’ dinner! What an amazing performance. Bravo!

  18. A BJ poster

    Remember when President Obama killed that fly during an interview? That’s what he did to the Donald tonight. LOL.

  19. Thank you for the compliment ladyjazz, and I certainly hope that I will have the opportunity to do so.🙂

  20. Because I do not trust the WPo (or any other MSM), this may be a “out there” possibility. Is it possible the WP invited the Chump so he WOULD be in the room? IOW, is it possible the Post did PO and Seth Meyers a favor?

  21. There were so many priceless lines by both Obama and Meyers. It was so deliciously fun. I loved “Trump said he’s got a great relationship with “the blacks”. Unless the Blacks are a family of white people, I bet he’s mistaken.”

  22. Yes, that was great—-‘and to the people at the FOXNews table, that was not my real birth video. That was a joke…..” Perfect.

  23. Good Morning,

    OH What Fun, the intellect you have to stop and laugh at all of them. Such wonderful integrity… I LOVE my President.
    God Bless the Obama Family.
    Glory to the 2012 Campaign. YES WE CAN!
    Great Laughter to strengthen the points made, great way of making racial matters in all areas something to consider ! Great FUN !
    Perhaps Mr. Trump is really in your corner for the elections in 2012, I feel as though he is making the pundits consider true policies and not keep up with the bait and switch politics. They are all looking so very foolish right now !

  24. Another BJ poster

    Obama was amazing. Rather than talking about “11 dimensional chess,” I think it’s better to say that Obama views every moment as a teaching moment. And he’s a superb teacher.

    Think about what he did in his little speech: First, he took some genuinely funny swipes at the clown show, including Trump. Then he segued into a short note of appreciation for the troops, who risk their lives for freedom. Then he used that as a springboard to say that journalists too, “at their best,” often risk their lives to get important stories that uncover the truth and hold leaders accountable, so they too are (can be) brave defenders of freedom.

    Message gently but firmly delivered to the journalists present: Why are you covering the clown show? Why don’t you do what journalists do at their best, and get the real stories? When you think of journalists (like say Daniel Pearl) who died while digging for important truths, aren’t you ashamed to spend your time publishing the latest garbage from the mouth of Trump?

    Yet he was subtle enough that it didn’t come across as hectoring. What a great man.

  25. It was a fun night watching Trump squirm. He made an ass of himself by attacking the President the way he did and now he had to sit there and take it right from the man he wronged himself.

    I loved all the birther jokes but my favorite part was when the President brought up Trump’s credentials and experiences and talked about the Celebrity Apprentice. It really made Trump’s presidential ambitions look ridiculous by pointing out just how silly the idea that he is in any way prepared for the job is. It also pointed out how much more important the President is than Trump thinks he is.

  26. I wasn’t able to watch, but after reading the comments, pray it will be rebroadcast. Can’t wait to hear the MSM comments. Seems they could not find Trump a winner, but bet they will, for they never seem to learn they are dealing with a very exceptional man in our remarkable President.

  27. I had a similar thought. I was kind of pissed when I heard they’d invited him, but it was just too perfect having him sitting there.

  28. That was a great line and the President’s face when Myers delivered it was wonderful to see. It was so funny because it was so true.

  29. LOL! The Prez at 50% in the Rasmussen poll this morning. Yea..I know..Rasmussen.
    But even when they cannot disguise what the people really feel about him, and despite Fox News 24/7 drum beat…I just love to watch them squirm!
    Even this morning the Fox & Friends crew actually stated it was the best WHCD dinner with the Prez they had ever seen. Amazing.

  30. Heh, that is a great line and very apropos. Trump did indeed resemble that fly last night. Only Trump got swatted time and time again. It was glorious to see.

  31. I would guess that the people responsible for inviting Trump were stupid enough to think that President wouldn’t go there and that they could show how “serious” Trump was as a candidate by having him there at the dinner along with the President as if they were equals. The fact that he had to sit there and be pummeled by the fast, searing wits of the President and Mr. Myers was perfect revenge though for Trump’s recent behavior and Trump’s anger at them for inviting him to his own verbal massacre is sure to be delicious payback for their lack of critical thinking and underestimation of the President.

  32. LOL. And that idjit of egotistical maroon signed it. I thought the goopers couldn’t inflict a more worse candidate than that tundra twit. I was wrong.

  33. I just put up that first clip on my facebook page. I hope some of my RW friends read it and weep (or laugh!).

  34. Also loved the way that ego-driven Bill O’Reilly, who probably loves PBO but just can’t help himself since he’s sold his soul to FOX, looked totally embarrassed to be sitting at the FOX table after PBO mentioned them.

    Fun.

  35. That was one of my favorite lines, and one of the President’s as well. When they cut to him as Meyer said that, the President was laughing so hard. That was a good one.

  36. Via BJ, Kevin Drum on FEMA under the dems and rethugs

    Shall we roll the tape? Under Bush Sr., FEMA sucked. Under Clinton, FEMA was rehabilitated and turned into a superstar agency. Under Bush Jr., FEMA sucked again. Under Obama, FEMA’s doing great and responding quickly.

    I know, I know, we’re not supposed to politicize natural disasters. Not when that politicization makes Republicans look bad, anyway. So I’ll just let you draw your own conclusions from these four data points. I report, you decide.

    http://motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2011/04/femas-ups-and-downs

  37. I noticed that as well. The joke the Meyers made about Fox News was brilliant as well. OMG I was laughing so much last night I was cramping in the stomach.

  38. ^Checkmate…’Art of War’, Sun Tzu!

    YES.WE.CAN, Again Make History….Obama/Biden 2012!😉

  39. lilaf1 – I agree. And it wasn’t just WaPo that possibly thought PBO wouldn’t address Trump’s antics, it was Trump himself. I’m pretty sure he said that before the … er … festivities.

    A Forrest Gump (stupid is as stupid does) moment for all of them.

  40. They’ve been doing that lately. Fox also complimented him on his press conference calling it a masterful performance.

    When FOX news compliments the President more than the professional left and whiny elements of the allegedly progressive blogosphere something is wrong

  41. THanks BWD!
    Mr trump was so pissed, because he could not tell PBO and Seth next joke this is not funny., It was realy terrific.

  42. Kinda like a perverse whack-a-mole game where the mole is frozen in one spot and they just keep taking swings

  43. I LMAO watching these videos. Obama and Myers were like a tag team pummeling The Donald. Myers stating that since Trump owns the Miss USA pageant they would have a pool to pick the next vice president from. Priceless. I also loved the video with Joe Biden. The “I am an American” video. Too funny.

  44. Do you think maybe a couple of the WH people may have set this up by telling WaPo “Whatever you do, PLEASE do not invite Trump to this dinner”, and then going into the next room and roll on the floor with laughter. Set Up!

  45. Good morning everyone. I cannot stop thinking about the President and Seth Meyers’ roast of Donald Trump. I replayed it over and over in my head while I slept. Revenge is indeed sweet! I am looking forward to reading all the post-WHCD articles today.

  46. Just goes to show you….flys have more sense than “the dullard” and the GOP. That fly had the good sense to die.

  47. Mahalo for the post!

    I loved the way POTUS showed ’em what it feels like and shoved it back into their faces! The TeaBaggers/RealityChallenged should get a time-out in the corner for spreading lies.

  48. The whole thing was great. I loved the videos-the movie trailer, the opening video, even the clip from the Lion King. The jokes were good natured but definitely, and appropriately barbed, toward the Trump. And the President’s demeanor was wonderful as well. He was able to laugh heartily at the jokes directed at him, which is a skill that DT really needs to learn. lol

  49. Reading what you write, Ax, is like a satisfying meal of comfort foods, warm and sustaining. Thank you.

  50. This was brilliant. Maybe now mr trump will know that The President is not afraid of him. Take that mr Trump, there is more from where that came from thank you.

  51. He so totally did. The man is a political genius. I just knew he had a reason for doing this!

  52. The Christian Science Monitor website has a funny headline:

    White House Correspondents’ Dinner entrée: Donald Trump

  53. I was trying to post the link to the actual photo, but no dice. But he signed above the heading, “Live Birth” without even looking at the document at all!. People are always passing things around at my job: collection envelopes, birthday cards, newsletters. I always look-it takes only a second to do so, if only to determine how much I give, or who the card is for so I can sign the correct name. And my signature is no more important than anyone else’s. He didn’t even look at the thing to make sure he had the person’s name, and how to spell it correctly, like, say, “Thanks Katie”, or to put a date on it? No wonder people think he’s a jerk!

  54. All you need to see has been posted here by Blackwaterdog. Enjoy! It was the best Saturday night of TV I’ve seen in a long time.

  55. omg…. Seth Meyers was hilarious!! And notice, the President definitely knows how to laugh at himself. He’s got a sense of humour (unlike stiff-faced buffoon headed trump)

  56. I never presume to “tell” President Obama what he should do, because he has more information than I do and definitely more intelligence and ability for long-range thinking than I do. Whatever he does is masterful and has long-range implications. It is such a relief to trust a president as much as I trust him.

    Whatever the “set up” for last night’s roasting of Trump, it seemed fitting and just.

    Bravo, Mr. President and Mr. Meyers. Bravo.

  57. Obama Makes Trump His Bitch At White House Correspondents’ Dinner

    From the opening strains of Hulk Hogan’s theme song “Real American” to his pointed humor through out, President Barack Obama took a victory lap for killing the birther issue, and he wasted no time gutting Donald Trump.

    Before the dinner Trump told ABC News that he didn’t think the President would address him in his remarks. Obama not only addressed Trump, but he also gave him a taste of big time politics.

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    Obama later got into Donald Trump, “Now I know that he has taken some flak lately, but no one is happier no one is prouder to put this long firm 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?”

    The President the mocked Trump’s executive experience, “All kidding aside obviously we all know about your credentials and breadth of experience. For example, no seriously, just recently in an episode of Celebrity Apprentice at the steak house the men’s cooking team did not impress the judges from Omaha Steaks, and there was a lot of blame to go around, but you Mr. Trump recognized that the real problem was a lack of leadership and so ultimately you didn’t blame Lil’ Jon or Meatloaf. You fired Gary Busey, and these are the decisions that would keep me up at night. Well handled, sir. Well handled.”

    Obama used this lighthearted forum to introduce Donald Trump to the rough and tumble world of big time politics. Donald Trump was schooled by Obama on how to take out a critic, not with an F-Bomb, but a smile.

    The President’s jokes this year were sharper and more pointed. Obama’s humor had an edge to it. He used his speech to answer his critics, and I think blow off some steam. He addressed the disappointment that some feel about his job performance, the birther nonsense, took plenty of political jabs at potential 2012 rivals, and mocked the people who are obsessed with his teleprompter.

    This was President Obama gearing up for the 2012 campaign, and it was obvious that Donald Trump was in Obama’s house tonight. He was the guppy. Obama was the shark, and the President ate him alive.

    Obama shattered the right’s delusions and dreams that Donald Trump is their savior, the man who will take Obama on.

    Donald Trump is an amateur who was taken to the cleaner’s by the best pro in the business. Obama might have been joking, but his message to Trump was clear: I own this world, so do yourself a favor and stick to playing the tough guy on TV.

    President Obama revealed what 64% of America already knew. Donald Trump does not belong anywhere near the White House.

    Obama has always laughed at the birthers. Tonight, he laughed in Donald Trump’s face.

    Donald Trump has a new daddy, and his name is President Barack Obama.

  58. AWESOME FUN!

    My fave…“the men’s cooking team did not impress the judges from Omaha steaks, but you recognized that this was a lack of leadership, so you fired Gary Busey.”

    “These,” Mr. Obama said, “are the kinds of decisions that would keep me up at night. Well-handled, sir. Well-handled.”

  59. Oh!!!! What a night….after feeling so gloomy this week….I was so nervous last night not about the President but about Seth…I had no doubt that the President will do just fine…but Wow…last night was a rope a dope, punch after punch, it was dance like a butterfly, sting like a bee…kinda stuff….LOL
    love it!!! Love it….In your face…
    Boy!!! Comedians will have plenty of new material to last them many years to come….Ha!!! even Fox is saying “The BEST WHCD” they ever been too…
    Just checked the YouTube version….it already has 1/2 MIllion hits…as of this morning, readers are mocking the birther, teabaggers….becoming the laughing stock for the world to see…and This President can do that in 10minutes…white it took them 2 years to spread all this mess.

    BRAVO!!!! Mr. President Your Rocked the House last night.

    Good Day Everyone:-)

  60. OMG My President remains stunning and hilarious. His way of telling a joke is always win. “the president’s speech trailer” and the”birth” videos were on point. Seth was funny but still no comedian has outdone POTUS at this event yet. 3 years and he is #1, remains pwning comedians at their own job. Wanda was a close 2nd.

    No comment on the clown except Our POTUS annihilated him.

  61. bwahahahahahah yeah and look on his face just made the joke even more win. what a man.

  62. Assuming this was signed before he was roasted, he probably felt so ‘proud’ that his autograph was being sought. Remember he was riding high on pride because he ‘succeeded’ in getting the President to reveal his long form, and he assumed that Pres. Obama wouldn’t (be courageous enough to) confront him in this open forum. If it was signed after, he was just glad that anyone would request his autograph. The poor, deluded, ignorant schmuck!😉

  63. Now that’s a story I can believe in! Chump = PBO’s Bitch. Yaaaassssss!

    “Hey Chump, tell me how my ass tastes!” /Shaquille O’Neal

    I never bought into the doom and gloom of PBO releasing his birth certificate, but even I didn’t imagine that events would take such a delicious turn. Absolutely divine.

    So glad PBO didn’t follow my “Obama shouldn’t address Chump directly” advice, because if he did we wouldn’t have Chump’s roasted carcass to pick over this lovely morning.

    CHECKMATE. AGAIN. Nobody does it better.

    And I so hope Seth gets some kind of award for that performance. It was comedy gold. Pure genius, from beginning to end. Bravo, Mr. Meyer, bravo!

    Hopefully OAITR family will be able to savor this for at least a day free from handwringing or chicken-littling. He got this!

    Have a great day, everyone🙂🙂 :-)!

    —PJ (BOYCOTT THE MEDIA. Stop helping them attack your President!)

  64. It is, isn’t it ? I have now set my background to a pastel yellow for all my sites and is pleasant to my sights.🙂

  65. I’m afraid I am not so brave as to ever want a candidate to run for President that would be a complete disaster. The American Public controlled by the influence of Corporate America does not always show intelligence in their voting record. No way do I want Trump anywhere close to the WH. I even hope NBC renews his show so he would be more likely to back out of a run.

  66. I don’t think Matt Damon was in the audience. That would have put the cherry on top of the sundae if he was there to get roasted. I’m sure someone called and/or tweeted him about the dig.

  67. He always gets it, PJ. I don’t buy into the Cl’ing thanks to Al Giordano. This man always wins in the end.🙂

  68. VC, I bet this was signed before. I don’t think he was in the mood to sign after-I bet he stormed out as fast as he could without looking more of a fool than he already was.

    I don’t know why he thought Obama wouldn’t at least mention him-he’s there, and has been in the news all week long. It’s a NEWS gathering filled with reporters. That’s what they have in common.

  69. It will be cspan.org/archives
    Everything they have ever broadcast is in there. Enjoy it was mighty!

  70. I’m getting nervous about the Gang Of Six and their budget proposal if the plan is to put “both sacred cows” on the table given the “sacred cow” for the GOP is simply raising taxes – something they could simply cut when the next Republican president is elected, all the while the Dems are supposed to fundamentally chance medicare, medicaid and social security? I don’t trust Warner and Conrad for nothing so hope Durbin is reporting back to the Obama Administration with this.

  71. I am a traveler and have experienced the change in the World’s view of the USA from GW Bush to Barack Obama’s presidencies.

    I cannot think of anyone that would epitomize the Ugly American, smug, arrogant, loud and a fool more than Donald Trump does.

  72. OT: My favorite Facebook post of the week was from a friend who travels a lot:

    “Why is Wi-Fi easier to find in the Chinese countryside than it is in Florida? I feel like I’m back in 1993…”

  73. Prez Obama was able to come back at the Donald in an appropriate venue with vengeance. It must have helped relieve some of the stress and pain. He can now go back to being Presidential knowing he had his laugh.

  74. Hi Everyone,
    I could not wait to get to this site this a.m. I knew it was going to be a party where you know everyone. Noone wa going to pour cold water on our party.

    Was the President awesome or what! Did he do it all is 10 minutes or less!

    I have to say I see Plouffe’s finers all over this scenario. They are always playing the long game. I would be willing to bet they laid this out probably a month ago as soon as the media started building the Trump pedastal.

    It just could not happen to a better jerk. So much for the other birther, all of the silent repugs and the media. And some very nice verbiage is coming about racism. Victory for the President all around.

    I love it!!! I love my president!

  75. One thing about all of these so called experts using measurements based on performance is that just because results turned out a certain way it is not necessarily due to the President desiring that outcome. Should the measure be by actual results or by what is desired? Actual results are determined by compromise, media coverage, the Congress, and public opinion of the time. Anotherwords our President is a pragmatist getting what he can at the time. Pigeonholing him into a box made by statistical outcomes is not the total picture.

  76. When the resident economic downer Bobswern has a top rec’d diary on the Old Orange, hailing PBO’s performance last night, you know we’ve reached a turning point.

    And I’m very happy about it!!!

  77. Surprisingly (pleasantly) there is a top rec’d diary on the Old Orange by resident downer Bobswern, who was thrilled with our President’s performance last night!!!

  78. Is it just me, or did anyone else notice that last night’s WHCD seemed more crowded than usual? Everyone wants to be where this President is…even the Teapoliticos.

  79. My take is that pl wants that kinda smackdown everyday. Not.gonna.happen with his man.

  80. Belly laughs are good for the soul and I had a dozen after watching PBO and Seth. It was truly cathartic.

    I will try and hold this feeling in my memory so the next time things look dismal I can pull out this evening and remind myself “He’s got this”.

    He is just sooo much better than the competition. If I was a Republican candidate watching the President I would say “2016 might be a better option”.

    Here is a follow up on Jacque’s post about

    White House Correspondents’ Dinner entrée: Donald Trump

    http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/The-Vote/2011/0501/White-House-Correspondents-Dinner-entree-Trump-roast-VIDEO

  81. It wouldn’t surprise me one bit:) He’s smart that way…My coffee came out my nose this morning!Priceless SLAM! BWD and anyone else that feels the pressure of a week of those “journalists” doing their jobs (or not)and the crazy getting to you, I suggest you revisit these classics. You’ll feel MUCH better after that.Thanks for posting these…I missed it last night.Nice way to greet my day.

  82. Caught that. He seemed pretty adament. Poll numbers got nothing on tea leaves when you instead consider the level of Dem recruits for 2012 races and compare them the the level of Presidential primary candidates on the right.

  83. I’m so thrilled the Washington Post invited donald trump to the dinner. It was the perfect venue for my President to rake him over the coals, and in a dignified way. I am extremely disappointed donald duck did not get up and let off some of his famous “F” words. Then we would all see him for what he is… a rich low-class scum.

    My President, as usual, was his cool, sauve and debonair self. He glows with confidence, intelligence, humor, leadership skils, communication skills, humanity, empathy, and a million dollar smile…attributes and gifts donald trump can’t even dream of.

    The speech at Miami Dade also affected me profoundly.. I felt he was speaking to me personally. Thank you President Obama for all you do, for believing in yourself and your fellow “brothers and sisters”. You are the change I can believe in!!

    PBO asked “And where is Biggie and Tupac”…this is hilarious, PBO is so hip and tuned in!

    My President trumped donald when he released his birth certificate- authentic proof of his birth. By the way, has anyone noticed that donald’s birth certificate indicated he was born in JAMAICA hospital. It did not specify Jamaica, NY, USA. Does that mean the great combover was born in the CARIBBEAN ISLAND OF JAMAICA, which at that time was a part of the Commonwealth of Nations, under the protectorate of Great Britain? According to the english laws, that would make donald a citizen of Jamaica. Would’nt that automatically disqualify him from seeking the presidency??? (the birthers need to do their homework…quite possibly he was born in Jamaica, West Indies and brought to US by his wealthy parents as they had a premonition he would want to be president).

    Have a great Sunday everyone.

  84. Yes! “The Donald” was bitchslapped hard last night.He deserved every bit of it.Perfectly said:)

  85. I’ve been traveling out of the US this past week, and wi-fi hasn’t been always readily available in the mountains, so I’ve missed out on what’s been going on in the US. I’ve been going from diary to diary here on BWD, and my emotions have been a roller coaster, starting from being angry and just in disbelief over the the Press Conference by the President on his Birth certificate, to joy at seeing the commencement address at the Miami Dade College, to sadness for the people in Alabama, to laughter on the jokes from the WHCD.

    I’m back in a city, so I was laughing my ass off watching the clips from the WHCD. I think the President is always the funniest.

    Wanda Sykes was pretty darn funny the first year. Jay Leno sucked, and Seth was pretty funny. I loved his zingers, although he seemed a little nervous. But then when you’re telling jokes in front of the President, who wouldn’t be?? But I’m especially glad that the CHUMP got what was coming to him – that empty headed sore loser!

    The FLOTUS looked awesome and beautiful in Halston!

  86. The Seth Meyers vid has been removed.

    I loved the little things last night in the performances – the time stamp on the Lion King bit, the communist looking “State Run Media Production” on The President’s Speech mock-up and the Ginny Thomas mention by Seth.

    Also very telling was the crowd laughing at a part where President Obama hadn’t yet delivered the punchline. At 10:30 into the vid, the audienceh laughed at the set-up for the Bussey/Apprentice joke when PBO said the “We all know about your credentials and breath of experience” set-up, like that was the joke. That had to be really painful for the carnival barker. I loved it quite possibly the most.

  87. Exactly. They want PBO going around putting the GOP on blast everyday because that will get the votes they want.

  88. It is rare that reality serves up something as purely delicious as Donald Trump being dumb enough to show up at the White House Correspondent’s dinner – thanks Donald! :o)

    My President (and his wife) ROCKS! :o)

    P.S. Seth, you knocked it out of the park – loved the line about the President would have loved 2008 Obama! lol

  89. I love that he thinks that he was attacked because he’s riding high in the polls. No, Mr. Trump, you’re riding high with teabaggers; Pres. Obama still cleans your clock in the general. Don’t flatter yourself; you were attacked because you’re a buffoon with delusions of grandeur.

  90. I love my President. When will these people learn: “Do No Mess With The President.”The President dust you off real good.

  91. “since Trump owns the Miss USA pageant they would have a pool to pick the next vice president”

    That was an awesome slap at LaPalin and he didn’t even have to say her name!

  92. no kidding. Speaking of polls, 60%+ say they definitely wouldn’t vote for The Donald.

  93. Now, what was it that he said about Matt Damon? I watched it all, but I must have blitzed out at that moment.

  94. Best Correspondents Dinner YET!!! The kickass intro (“I’m a Real American”), The President’s Speech trailer (I want that to be an actual movie!), and the President and Seth Myers’ collective comedic genius. LOVED it!

    Makes me think of what Wanda Sykes would’ve said about Trump, though…


  95. That said, the spoof of “The King’s Speech” has to come in as a very close second.

    Perhaps it’s the perspective.

    As a person who lives on the Right Side of the Ocean, I think the above mentioned spoof was the best (but I surely liked the reference to the Lion King🙂

  96. LOL!

    Eleven-dimension chess indeed…

    With egos and arrogance that know no bounds, there’s a distinct possibility that the scenario you laid out is true. Trump had the “audacity” to show his face, schmooze with reporters before the festivities began, giving an interview, after which he was promptly, and loudly, booed by the reporters he had just spoken with. Then during the event itself he was broken down like a fraction by the POTUS and Seth Meyers.

    Well played President Obama. Well played, sir.

    If Trump was under the illusion (or should I say delusion) that he was on the same intellectual lecture with this man, I think it was clear to everyone in attendance that he is not!

    Now, run and tell that, Donald!

  97. Well, the Washington Post got its wish! It just didn’t turn out they way they had planned. LOL!

  98. you gotta love a man who doesn’t take himself too seriously, and can force the people who do take themselves too seriously to be still.

  99. From Twitter, #nerdprom:

    RT @Marnus3: Trump left the Hilton so fast that that thing on his head had to get its own ride home. #p2 #nerdProm #WHCD #tlot

  100. I loved it so much I had to watch it all again on Politico and here – thanks for the do-over!

    I love our guy – he has a wonderful sense of humor – unlike combover who has none!

  101. You know what was even funnier about the dinner? As Chump and Fox were put down, Rupert Murdoch was also at the dinner and had to watch the whole thing. I love that. I wonder if he will allow Chump to go on Fox again.

  102. He said, paraphrased, he likes Matt Daman and he was surprised to hear that He was disappointed in his performance as President, that’s okay I saw his last film Adjustment Bureau.

  103. Swern wasn’t complimentimg BHO. He was indirectly giving HIMSELF props, deluding himself that POTUS was on the attack because he had come around to the screamer’s POV.

    Stupid, stupid, stupid. HEH.

  104. I believe my President did just that. A sure stroke of genius, from the genius himself. He trumped the chump and laughed in his face. PBO, your’e so gracious in destroying your enemies…your’e my role model..

    I am mesmerized and cant stop laughing.

  105. LOL. Sad thing is you are probably right and he actually believes that his complaint filled, bitter diatribes that are recced and given rave reviews by a small handful of fellow perpetual whiners and some undercover republican operatives actually have influence on the political world. Oh well, let him gloat. Like Trump, karma will come around on him too someday.

  106. But if you are a Republican these days you don’t think that 50% of the country counts as “real Americans” so he thinks he’s leading in the polls. Sure he loses big to Obama in every head to head matchup poll but he beats Sarah Palin so he’s the greatest thing ever. It doesn’t make sense but since when do Republicans have to make sense? They just make up their own math when numbers don’t go their way.

  107. It was fun to hear that laughter but then again it just shows that the press knows very well that Donald Trump is not qualified to be president of the PTA let alone of the United States and yet they continue to give him coverage as if he were a serious contender.

  108. Very well said! The two you picked were tops. But I also liked the one about the “Apprentice” and the decision Trump made that would “keep him (the president) up at night.” But that “Lion King” clip was by far the best.

  109. Thanx for posting and reminding me of that JFK speech I only saw clips of it in the news. I was just a few months away from turning eighteen but already JFK was my inspiration.

  110. Brilliant take creolechild! The Donald, with his deluded self importance, and unabashed belief in white superiority, didn’t know what hit him last night. May be it’s me, but looking at his body language, and his facial expression, it was rather obvious that he has no sense of humor.

  111. Thank you, amk for obama, for highlighting this part of the President’s speech! This President is so brilliant in always noting that there is a time for fun and games, but also a time for serious contemplation of real and monumental problems.

  112. Bravo Sheri CS! I also implicitly trust President Obama. I may even disagree with him, based on my selfish interests, but I still I appreciate the fact that he takes decision making seriously and is always looking at the big picture in everything he does.

  113. Ahhh, a poster after my own heart. Yes, the details. The details did not escape me either. Loved the communist inspired credits on red background, “State Run Media Production” with the “backwards N’s” and a very poignant homage in the ending credits, “For Hub (1919-2011)” printed on a mock-up of the original teleprompter. Hubert “Hub” Schlafly Jr. was co-inventer of the teleprompter who died this year.

  114. Well said C.S. Stone! The humorless Donald Trump is so consumed with his with his self importance.

  115. Nope. The Wash Post is as in the tank for the GOP as any other member of the MSM. With the extra of its most successful enterprise being a for-profit university. The political writers keep writing about the *quietly* running Mittens. For someone whose run is quiet, why does it get constant coverage from that rag? Somebody was going to invite The Donald. I’m pretty sure he’s a regular attendee but doesn’t have a media front to make him lord of the table. So he’s someone’s guest.

  116. Or sense of humor about anything related to him. He chuckled lightly at the President’s first joke or two. But, as someone else wrote, he had the classic look of the bully who finds the tables turned on him. Like Nelson Muntz the day someone “ha ha’ed” at him.

  117. Nah. If they didn’t get it a few years back when Colbert called them stenographers to the previous occupant, I doubt they’d get something that was *more* subtle. Not very self-examining, that lot.

  118. Just when you thought the day couldn’t get any better, you open up this blog. Oh, Mr. President… WE LOVE YOU!

  119. She lost me at the end. I hate it when people say things like the President “has only been a few notches closer to sanity than these people” without a shred of evidence.

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