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Breakfast Scramble: Pair of Jokes, Obama And Trump

DavidL's Breakfast Scramble

Nice Deb on Harry Alford:

Harry Alford is the president and CEO of the National Black Chamber of Commerce, and he’s a lot of fun to listen to. (You may remember his acrimonious confrontation with Barbara Boxer, at a Senate Hearing in 2009.

Alford has nothing good to say about Obama, (who he calls a Marxist). He admits to voting for Obama because he was black and because he fell for the hope and change rhetoric. Now, he says support for Obama is waning in the black community, and he predicts that Obama will get only 35% of the black vote in the next election.

video:

Hat tip: [no so] Nice Deb [1].

How dumb is Dumbo? We as nation need to learn that liberals are unable to judge intellect.   After all they thought that Adlai Stevenson, Al Gore, John “French” Kerry and  Barack “Dumbo” Obama were all brilliant, or at least they told us such     Clarice Feldman weighs in the  public’s love  affair with Dim Won ‘s  supposed intellect, from American Thinke [2]:

I was astonished that few of these people knew anything about Obama’s failures in his one prior job — getting the asbestos out of Altgeld Gardens — and his singular executive endeavor, managing (at terrorist Bill Ayers’ recommendation) millions of dollars from the Annenberg Foundation.  Nor had they any notion of the thin record in support of the claim that he was truly brilliant.  It was, to be blunt, enough that he was cool, black, had a degrees from Columbia and Harvard, talked the talk, and was a blank slate upon whom they could project all their fantasies of a highly intelligent, post-racial, post-partisan leader who would just fix up everything for them.  (In case you missed the story of Obama the major media hid, Bill Whittle has nicely summarized it in this video.)

White House correspondents dinner, video:

Hat tip and reax: William Jacobson, Legal Insurrection [3]:

By contrast, Obama used his appearance as a chance, in a setting where he would be unchallenged, to take cheap shots at Donald Trump, Fox News and several Republicans in the audience.  The “jokes” were not funny, and Obama came across as unpresidential:

Obama is petty and vain man, who do little to hide  his animus.   Smart people dispose of gnats by swatting them.   In contrast, Obama turns a gnat like L. Donald into a elephant.

Glenn Reynolds reax [4]:

You don’t punish Donald Trump by giving him attention. A more experienced politician would know that. Nor is building Trump up good for Obama — Trump has actually hurt him more than all the others combined. Because, you know, Trump has actually been willing to criticize him without being afraid of the Big Media retribution.

Donald responds to the Obama treatment, from Laura Donovan,  Daily Caller [5]:

“I really understood what I was getting into, I didn’t know that I’d be virtually the sole focus, I guess when you’re leading in most of the polls that tends to happen,” Trump said. “I had no idea it would be to that extent, where you know, it was just joke after joke after joke. It was almost like, is there anyone else they could talk about? So in a certain way I was honored, but you know again the economy is having such a, it’s going through such a traumatic period, I was thinking to myself, it just seems inappropriate.”

If as Obama alleges he believes that the birther issue is a distraction, then why does he, Obama, keep drawing attention to it?