Skip to comments.Robert Gibbs on Wanda Sykes: 9/11 is not 'comedy'
Posted on 05/11/2009 11:18:26 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Gibbs on Sykes: 9/11 is not 'comedy' By: Alexander Burns May 11, 2009 02:01 PM EST
In his daily briefing Monday, Robert Gibbs distanced the president from comedian Wanda Sykes joke comparing Rush Limbaugh to a 9/11 hijacker at the White House Correspondents Association Dinner.
"I don't know how the guests get booked, Gibbs said, adding that he hadnt talked specifically with Obama about Sykes crack.
I think there are a lot of topics that are better left for serious reflection rather than comedy. I think there's no doubt 9/11 is part of that, Gibbs continued.
(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...
Maybe Gibby should explain this to his boss...
On top of everything else, Obama just seems very immature.
hard to believe he’s 47, not younger.
But maybe a life sheltered from the business world will do that.
This is good. He just undermined zero.
“hard to believe hes 47”
we could always check his birth certificate
ichelle and Bammy were KNEE-SLAPPING!
We’re going to look back on 9/11/2001 as a “trivial precursor to” the attack that the current admin’s policies will lead to.
Now THAT’S one of the most obvuious answers NO ONE will ask!!
Obambi laughed. Going to have a hard time ducking that.
And to laugh at Limbaugh's prescription use of oxycotin... he should be aware he's a sitting target for his own admitted cocaine and pot use.
“Get get get get get on get down, 9-1-1 is a joke in your town...”
Obama seems to act more like an 18 year old with arrested development. His actions and responses are truly juenile and terrifying. This is a sad time for our America.
He looks like an ad for some gender neutral personal care product in that shot.
This is a scary time. When someone can be repeatedly wished dead for exercising free speech.
Obama liked Wanda’s joke, but under the bus she goes.
This may be the quickest trip under the bus ever...
I am extremely disappointed in you, Wanda!
The only 10 seconds they weren’t all laughing at one of the empty headed slack jawed moron’s inane jokes...the idotic, infantile musings of this mouth breather are always so lame it would embarrass a Junior High student...these briefings are sick...
bozo was laughing very hard at her desperate bitter comments and so was Emmanuel.
if there was a decent journalist who had some kind of professionalism then they would ask why was he laughing and now you are distancing yourself
It’s not a coincidence that District of Columbia and Damage Control have the same initials.
Follow up question for Gibbs: “If President Obama feels the same way, why was he laughing as she was delivering those lines?”
Does he know how bad this makes him look? Gibbs is saying he doesn’t know how guests got booked for this event? So now we’re going to say the White House has no idea how Wanda Sykes ended up on the guest list? So we’re saying that nobody in the White House invited her? She just showed up at the front door and they showed her to her seat? Doesn’t pass the smell test.
I don’t know who booked that woman...
"That' some funny sh*t Wanda, nyuk nyuk."
The sickening grinning face of Islamic Terrorism that has stolen the White House and daily destroying America from within.
So, I guess it's thumbs up on comedy that wishes kidney failure on political opponents?
And we must make the point again that this event is usually a roast of the sitting president, not of political opponents.
"God D*** America, U.S. to Blame for 9/11"
--Rev Dr. Jeremiah Wright, Obama's pastor for twenty years
"Americas chickens... are coming home... to ROOST!"
For all you'll ever need or want to know about
Wright's "Black Liberation Theology",
see my FR Home page:
"Their founding document [the Weather Underground's] called for the establishment of a "white fighting force" to be allied with the "Black Liberation Movement" and other "anti-colonial" movements to achieve "the destruction of US imperialism and the achievement of a classless world: world communism."..."-Berger, Dan (2006). Outlaws of America: The Weather Underground and the Politics of Solidarity. AK Press, 95.
Outlaws of America: The Weather Underground and the Politics of Solidarity (Paperback) by Dan Berger
From the New York Times, August 24, 2003
"they [the Weather Underground] employed revolutionary jargon, advocated armed struggle and black liberation and began bombing buildings, taking responsibility for at least 20 attacks. Estimates of their number ranged at times from several dozen to several hundred."
Article: Quieter Lives for 60's Militants, but Intensity of Beliefs Hasn't Faded
BOTH OBAMA AND OSAMA HAVE
FRIENDS WHO BOMBED THE PENTAGON
From HumanEvents.com, April 29, 2008:
"By all accounts, he [Obama friend and associate, Bill Ayers] was a ferocious, violent, revolutionary Marxist in his halcyon days as a Weatherman leader. He and his Weatherman bombers were enamored of Ho Chi Minh, Che Guevara, Fidel Castro, Mao Tse-tung -- indeed, all the murderous heroes on the Left. Referring to the Weatherman members in August 1969, he said (according to the FBI): 'Were revolutionary Communists.'
He got off on the groups multiple explosions, too, and discusses them rather lovingly in his memoir.
Ideal Bombing Weather:
'Everything was absolutely ideal on the day I bombed the Pentagon,' he writes (although he concedes it was really a group effort). 'The sky was blue. The birds were singing. And the bastards were finally going to get what was coming to them.' (p. 256 in the 2003 edition.)
Article: Obama and His Weatherman Friends
'Guilty as hell, free as a birdAmerica is a great country,' he [Ayers] said."
August 2001, Chicago Magazine (article: No Regrets)
"This is a guy who lives in my neighborhood, who's a professor of English..."
It's not a White House dinner. It's the White House Correspondent's Association Dinner. It's a dinner given by reporters, held at the Hilton. The reporters' association books the guests.
No, he is covering Obama’s ass. As always, Obama has to have it both ways. He enjoyed the demonization of Rush, Cheney, and Hannity and now his spokesman is saying that he doesn’t support it. Good cop—Obama; bad cop—Wanda Sykes.
I mean, I can understand that Gibbs might not know every single person who was invited to the event, but Wanda was on the speaker/entertainer list. Somebody had to put her on that short list.
Separated at birth??
Yea! When It cracked the 9-11 Slander, Bammy was Hootin over it! The camera scanned to him, and it looked like the Idiot was going to fall off his pathetic butt with his giggling! Zero was DISGUSTING at that point! Didn’t notice the “Other Half”! After this last presser, Gibbs might be out on his Butt real soon laying under the Bus:-(
And the White House very carefully screens everything and everyone at the dinner...and was well aware of who was booked.
Does Wanda know that Obama is against her marrying her partner?
From David Horowitz's FrontPageMag.com/DiscoverTheNetworks.org:
March 6, 1970: "three members of the Weather Underground accidentally killed themselves in a Manhattan townhouse while attempting to build a powerful bomb they had intended to plant at a social dance in Fort Dix, New Jersey -- an event that was to be attended by U.S. Army soldiers. Hundreds of lives could have been lost had the plot been successfully executed."
"The bomb was intended to be planted at a non-commissioned officer's dance at Fort Dix, New Jersey.
The bomb was packed with nails to inflict maximum casualties upon detonation."
2007 Fort Dix attack plot
A group of six radical Islamist men, allegedly plotting to stage an attack on the Fort Dix military base in New Jersey, United States, were arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on May 7, 2007. They were subsequently charged with planning an attack against U.S. soldiers. The alleged aim of the six men was said to be to "kill as many soldiers as possible". Their trial began on October 20, 2008. 
Opening arguments were presented on October 20, 2008.
Assistant U.S. Attorney William Fitzpatrick said the defendants were inspired by jihad saying "Their motive was to defend Islam. Their inspiration was Al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden.
"So, would Mr. Ayers do it all again, he is asked? "I dont want to discount the possibility," he said."
New York Times, September 11, 2001:
"No Regrets for a Love Of Explosives; In a Memoir of Sorts, a War Protester Talks of Life With the Weathermen"
"This is a guy who lives in my neighborhood, who's a professor of English..."
That’s Obama without makeup.
So, you know how guests are booked...but The White House doesn’t?
Washington D.C. is upside down with these idiots and their three ring circus!
This is nothing new...
2003: Eight years after NPRs Nina Totenberg, on Inside Washington, wished death upon Senator Jesse Helms (If there is retributive justice, hell get AIDS from a transfusion, or one of his grandchildren will get it"), on the same show over the weekend she seemingly desired to hasten the death of Army General Jerry Boykin for having supposedly expressed the view that the war on terrorism is a Christian crusade against Muslims. Totenberg hatefully advocated: I hope hes not long for this world.
And wasn't there another talking head who wished a bad diet and heart attack on Clarence Thomas or a similar figure?
You can thank the Clintons for helping import the Fort Dix terrorists from Kosovo.
he reminds me of a kid who has been invited to a party for the first time on his life.
especially how he acted over in Europe, he was like a giddy kid and his angry racist wife was like a charging bull when she entered the room to meet the Queen
I’m sure the WH knows that the guests are booked by whomever is in charge of the WH Correspondent’s Association. How that person is chosen by them, I don’t know.
hoping someone would die because they have a different view is just about what the left is like, no class, and for the president to laugh about hoping someone would die just shows what we know about the man.
still the left will be laughing like the media were and when he said I know you voted for me , he was serious and they cheered and clapped him for mentioning it.
sick and disgusting
to any media folks on here who are trolling, Someday when you are out pushing your propaganda I hope I get the chance to tell you what I think of you and do not be surprised that others will as well.
You have failed in your jobs, you have shown no class or maturity and certainly no professionalism.
Yes, that took courage. I’m proud of him.
The central executive authority overshadowing a diminished representation of human liberty...
yeah, I get it.
It's fairly common for leftists to wish death upon their political opponents, but here we have a case of a leftist president and his spokesman either approving such behavior, or not approving something that took place a few feet away from them, or approving by their silence.
Why would Gibbs know who invited her? He’s probably not ‘in the loop.’
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