Skip to comments.Republicans Need to Grow a Sense of Humor
Posted on 06/17/2009 8:38:42 AM PDT by AreaMan
Posted By Steven Crowder On June 16, 2009 @ 5:58 pm In Featured Story, Lone Wolf Diaries | 4 Comments
Yes, youve read correctly. To all of you GOP types playing the offended card on a daily basis Prepare to have your feelings hurt, because according to my carefully calculated research Republicans need to shut up and laugh a little.
Never has the GOPs lack of funnybone been on sharper display than the last 5 months. For a party that claims to shun political correctness, weve certainly done a good job of embracing it. Over the past 150 days there have been three media-worthy politically incorrect moments related to this administration and Republicans have managed to jump on each one of them for political gain. All to no avail. Let us examine:
Barack Obamas Special Olympics comment on Leno. On air, President B. Hussein Obama made a self-deprecating joke in regards to his bowling abilities. He made the implication that he was so bad at bowling that his skill level resembled that of a mentally challenged athlete. Twas a surprisingly funny, off-handed moment for a generally very unfunny president.
Republicans, however, decided to act as though they were appalled by this and ran with the you cant make fun of retards theme. (Im paraphrasing here of course, but you get the picture.) I believe that somewhere in the middle, Sarah Palin and her son Trigg were tied into the whole fiasco. The media took little notice and sharp comedians like Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert managed to successfully lampoon Conservatives for being humorless old bags. Thats one for you, Democrats ...
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They need to grow a spine also.
I think Republicans have a terrific sense of humor. Reagan in particular:
“Mr. President, you have been in office for four years but have not had a summit with the Soviet Premier. Why is that?”
“I want to have one but they keep dying on me.”
Yes, it was much better when only republicans were constantly apologizing & getting run out of office for innocuous comments.
When I watch Obama destroy the free market, enslave the future generations with debt, and trample the Constitution it's hard to find any humor in it.
“My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you I just signed legislation which outlaws Russia forever. The bombing begins in five minutes.” - Ronald Reagan
Agreed. But I kinda agree with the author that this isn’t the way you grow a spine. Most of these were inconsequential events that hardly deserve a second glance much less outrage.
Republicans need to grow a sense of humour? So they should yuck it up when called racists, elitists, war mongering baby killers? Maybe Democrats, liberals, the MSM and the entertainment industry ought to lighten up and quit the name calling.
Maybe the GOP decided to try being perpetually offended and humorless because it has worked so well for the Democrats.
Who else could nominate a judge for the supreme court saying that "wise Latinas make better decisions than white males."? Who else could have their DHS secretary send out a report about military veterans and people with idealogical differences from her own being potential terrorists? Who else could spout off about "typical white persons" then accuse their opponents of racism?
That was the other one I thought of. Reagan had terrific wit.
A lot of current Republicans and/or conservatives have wit, too. PJ O’Rourke may be more libertarian than Republican or conservative, but you can’t read his work without acknowledging that he has a tremendous sense of humor. He was the brains behind the Golden Age of Irreverence at National Lampoon.
Ha-Ha-Ha! Fuh-Q Obama and Congress. How’s that?
As a republican, I found this cartoon amusing. The Democrats? They didn't see the humor.
This is typical of the left. They invent a political weapon, use it mercilessly and then when it is used against them - they declare it out-of-bounds. I wonder why some conservatives don’t see that?
And when has Obama been the source of their jokes? The media didn’t dare to even roast him at his roasting. A double standard, perhaps?
Yup! Sure! You bet! All of this is just simply hilarious! No damage going on here, just us humorless "Republicans"! While the country collapses from within and froggie is happy as a dumpling in a pot of Chicken Little stew!
The Left was OUTRAGED that Ronnie would joke about such a thing (into an open mike but offline).
It's just too funny.
I think ridiculing Democrats is funny. See Mark Steyn.
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