Yeah, I know we’re gonna get some sourpusses objecting to my title, and even some who claim that Obama is just as conservative as the Republicans. And yes, he’s been a bit too pragmatic for my taste. But on the whole I don’t care: the guy is infinitely better than John McCain, he’s enacted health care legislation, helped stave off financial disaster in the U.S., and even given a shout-out to atheists. Much of his so-called “failure’ comes from his having been repeatedly stymied by Republican morons. He’s funny and he’s smart, and you can see all that in his 19-minute speech from last night’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner:
There’s a slap at Michele Bachmann at 8:00. And, as The New York Times reports, Obama zinged the odious Donald Trump time after time (the fun starts at 9:37). The best lines:
“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?”
And don’t miss the White House-made video, “The President’s Speech,” starting at 12:30, making fun of Telepromptergate.