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Check Out The Obama Sense Of Humor....

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posted on Nov, 7 2008 @ 04:31 PM

Originally posted by MOFreemason
Did you not the read the VERY NEXT paragraph in the article you linked?

Here...I'll copy-and-paste it for you.

"He was apparently referring to the reports in the 1980s that Nancy Reagan consulted an astrologer while in the White House. Mary Todd Lincoln, however, reportedly held actual séances."

Thanks for trying to stir up trouble, for absolutely nothing.

I watched the conference live and he did make a joke out Nancy and communicating with President Reagan from beyond. The joke was in poor taste and clearly off the cuff. He needs to stick to his teleprompter and to the words that are placed into his mouth.

posted on Nov, 7 2008 @ 04:36 PM
Where's that study on how a failed joke can instill hostility against the speaker?

Oh yeah, here.

The joke was in semi-bad taste, but of the sort that would have been laughed at had Obama been a regular guy sitting with his buddies around the lunch table.

ATS needs a stress-relief flash game on its home page, seriously. The election is over, people -- go outside and take a deep breath.

posted on Nov, 7 2008 @ 04:40 PM
reply to post by Siblin

We dealt with about 7 1/2 years of Bush jokes and criticisms.
Time to reap what has been sown. It is harvest time and it feels good. Admittedly, I thought I would give Obama chance. That notion expired after one day of heavy drinking.

[edit on 7-11-2008 by jibeho]

posted on Nov, 7 2008 @ 04:43 PM
reply to post by jibeho

Bush will be out of office soon enough.

posted on Nov, 7 2008 @ 05:01 PM
reply to post by dgtempe

Listen I want to give him a chance, but to take a shot at a Republican right out of the shute ticked me off. I have a very strong opinion of this man that is true, but I unlike the Bush haters I want to at least give him the benefit of the doubt. You can not however tell me that this man can speak off the cuff. Like I said it drives me nuts when he has to say the word "um" every other word. Listen to him speak and see what I mean. Why does it bother me so much, because that is one of the things that they always said about Bush was how bad of a speaker he was. Well it seems the same situation here. But the leftist media can not hear it.

I do fear what he and a unstopable senate and house could do to this country. No party should be left unchecked.

posted on Nov, 7 2008 @ 05:02 PM
White House Chief Of Staff, Donald T. Reagan's bestseller "For The Record" is full of references to Nancy Reagan's extreme dependency on an astrologist in San Francisco, starting on the first page of the first chapter of the book. The astrologer's readings dictated all of the what, when and where, things pertaining to Reagan's schedule. I thought that this was common knowledge, there was so much written about it.

posted on Nov, 7 2008 @ 05:09 PM
reply to post by hypervigilant

It is definitely common knowledge, but that does not give our new CEO carte blanche to let it rip in his first press conference. Especially about one of our greatest modern presidents and his highly dedicated wife.

posted on Nov, 7 2008 @ 05:14 PM
Maybe he was referring to this:

Leaving nothing to chance, the GOP is now seeking political aid from beyond the grave.

July 28, 2000 | Although the Republican Party is encouraged by polls showing Senate hopeful Rick Lazio gaining on rival Hillary Rodham Clinton, the GOP's nonetheless concerned that Lazio's message is not getting through clearly enough to potential voters. Recently, party leaders called an emergency strategy seance with former New York political luminaries. Nancy Reagan, for a small fee, acted as the go-between with the spirit world.

Or this:

In his book The Choice, Bob Woodward of Watergate fame describes how in 1995, a séance was held by psychic Jean Houston in the White House solarium, during which Hillary sank into a trance and channeled the spirits of Eleanor Roosevelt and Mahatma Gandhi. There are also rumors that in the late 1970s, Nancy Reagan’s personal astrologer, Joan Quigley, arranged another attempt to communicate with spirits through the “White House portal.”

White House Ghosts

[edit on 7-11-2008 by Benevolent Heretic]

posted on Nov, 7 2008 @ 06:21 PM
The USA has just avoided 200 years worth of international wrath caused by the Bush administration and what do you do? Blame Obama for a little joke?

Are you guys insane? You should thank Obama for being there.

Of course, Reagan never told bad jokes. Remember the "Evil Empire" one? That almost caused a Global Thermonuclear War. As in A Hydrogen Bomb Exploding In Your Neighborhood.

That one is not an A-Bomb of maybe 0.02 megatons - Here we are talking about something like 2 megatons and up. Remember the cold war? Soviets? Their vast capability of nuking everything?

You know what I think? It would have meant the end of mankind.

So I think a little humor for Obama is approved.

posted on Nov, 7 2008 @ 06:34 PM

He didn't even make it past his first major news conference....

For the guy who said he would heal the political divide in America, it's not a very good start when you make fun of an iconic dead president's elderly wife who is beloved by most on the other side of the political isle...

What did Nancy ever do to him?

I'd say this is the equivalent of inserting BOTH feet into Obama's mouth.

Good thing he apologized quickly.

[edit on 7-11-2008 by loam]

posted on Nov, 7 2008 @ 08:15 PM
Obama called Nancy and apologized. The story is here.

posted on Nov, 7 2008 @ 08:46 PM
]Awww come on lets win one for the ah'umMmmm'uh Whatever...lets give one up for the dude that was ahh'Whooahhhhhh'ok I know this jess'gimme'a'sec. Ok does this mean I have to throw away my old Don Rickles tapes along with my old Richard Pryor Lp's? Damn & my Lawanda Paige Lp's too!!!!!? I ain't worried 'bout ole Obama I iz worried 'bout y'all!!!!!!!!!!

[edit on 7-11-2008 by smokehouseslim]

posted on Nov, 7 2008 @ 08:52 PM
reply to post by Benevolent Heretic
ha ha I love the visual

You are sooooo right!!!

posted on Nov, 7 2008 @ 09:11 PM

Originally posted by Anonymous ATS
Of course, Reagan never told bad jokes. Remember the "Evil Empire" one? That almost caused a Global Thermonuclear War. As in A Hydrogen Bomb Exploding In Your Neighborhood.

Hmmmm....just a bit more hyperbole, please!

Obama told a bad joke (kinda like John Kerry) and we all got to watch him step on his crank with golf shoes.

posted on Nov, 8 2008 @ 12:08 AM
Im not highly offended, but the joke was made in very bad taste.

What will he do when meeting with foreign leaders? The smallest slip up can turn an ally into an enemy.

His first day in the public light as president elect and he already has something to apologize about. PATHETIC.

Lest we not forget, George Bush was once a fairly decent speaker. It went downhill the day he got elected and it appears to be true with Obama too.

posted on Nov, 8 2008 @ 03:28 PM
man, i just don`t get americans some times (a lot of times actually!)
how can there be ANY "outrage" at Obama`s comments? the outrage, if any, should be that a first lady ACTUALLY believed in this UTTER CRAP SUPERSTITION and possibly even acted on this STUPID SUPERSTITION!

his remarks were funny! Nancy Reagan SHOULD be made fun of if she did this!
this whole "controversy" really is ridiculous... too bad too many people take this crap seriously

posted on Nov, 8 2008 @ 03:37 PM
reply to post by jibeho

Did he say president Reagan? No I don't recall that. You guys sure have selective hearing.

I didn't see you guys up in arms when Barbara Bush implied people at the superdome were better off, or when McCain did his little bomb bomb iran diddy. Even better what about the joke McCain told back in the 90's

"Why is Chelsea Clinton so ugly? Because her father is Janet Reno."

Grow up and stop whining, you "conservatives" have turned into a bunch of whiners.

Oh and by the way he apoligized. Also from what I've read about Nancy Reagan, including her memoirs, she was probably the last person on earth offended by this.

posted on Nov, 8 2008 @ 03:40 PM
I think it's kind of funny. When Nancy enlisted the help of a fortune teller she opened herself up to good natured ribbing. Mr. Obama...I thought it was funny.

posted on Nov, 8 2008 @ 03:45 PM
So, he isn't a comedian, sorry but neither Dana Carvey nor Eddie Murphy ran for president this time around.

Come to think of it, George W. Bush wasn't very funny, no, not at all and neither was Clinton, the other Bush, Reagan, Carter, Ford, Nixon, Johnson, nor Kennedy. Eisenhower, now he was funny, very funny indeed, he was a great practical joker, told fantastic stories and even a smart limerick or two...ah good times, good times...

Get a grip, people, get a grip.

posted on Nov, 8 2008 @ 03:57 PM
I can't understand how anyone could seriously care about something so trivial.

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