I had been concerned by the lack of jokes about President Obama by the late night hosts. I was worried that either the media executives – mostly all Obama followers – were censoring the comics or that Obama’s race was having a quelling effect upon the hosts of late night television.
I’m happy to be proven wrong in this matter.
Here’s a sampling of some fairly recent “Question & Answer” sessions with some of America’s late night television hosts. I hope you enjoy their return to normal behavior somewhere near as much as I do.
Question: Have you heard about McDonald’s’ new Obama Value Meal?
Answer: Order anything you like and the guy behind you has to pay for it.
— Conan O’Brien
Question: What does Barack Obama call lunch with a convicted felon?
Answer: A fund raiser.
— Jay Leno
Question: What’s the difference between Obama’s cabinet and a penitentiary?
Answer: One is filled with tax evaders, blackmailers and threats to society. The other is for housing prisoners.
— David Letterman
Question: What was the most positive result of the “Cash for clunkers” program?
Answer: It took 95% of the Obama bumper stickers off the road.
— David Letterman
Question: If Nancy Pelosi and Obama were on a boat in the middle of the ocean and it started to sink, who would be saved?
— Jimmy Fallon
Question: What’s the difference between Obama and his dog, Bo?
Answer: Bo has papers.
— Jimmy Kimmel
Yes! It’s good to hear these men lampoon President Obama in the same fashion they and the predecessors lampooned the previous American presidents.
The late night television hosts are, to some extent, a weather vane for society’s views and their renewed willingness to mock Obama shows that “The Messiah” has fallen from grace and from the pedestal his followers placed him upon.
All leaders in the Free World need a certain amount of satire and mockery directed towards them, but President Obama, due to the circumstances surrounding his rise to power, the currently hyper-polarized political climate of America, and his particular psychopathology, needs this reminder more than most. 😉
So, keep up the good work, Gentlemen; your nation needs you. But, Mr. Letterman, please get some new material! I’ve heard the one about the Cabinet and the penitentiary during every Administration since Reagan.