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Originally posted by GeeGee
Originally posted by jd140
So what if it was a joke.
She went on a hate filled rant about Rush with a few bad jokes mixed in and President Obama laughed.
Rush does this on a daily basis and the same people who gripe and slam Rush are saying that this is okay. If Rush had said he hoped that Obama gets lung cancer as a joke, you guys would be the one complaining and the Rush supporters would be the ones saying that it was a joke.
I don't see the differance.
Yeah, except when Rush says it, it's not in a comedic context.
If you can't see the difference between the two, then I don't know what to tell you.
Originally posted by Grumble
Wanda Sykes = not funny. Does she have a career, and if so, how?
Regardless, count me as one whose sense of humor is worn thin from witnessing the seemingly systematic destruction of our Republic by the Bush and Obama administrations. So both parties get to play at being funny and self deprecating while my son's future is destroyed by crooks who bribe them to look the other way. Sorry, but I am not laughing.
Originally posted by sos37
Originally posted by contemplator
I have been following Rush lately and this guy has without doubt crossed into the realm of treasonous behavior. Not only that he is enjoying it. In my view he is no longer an American, so he is fair game to be attacked and even laughed at by our president.
So that's your opinion on anyone whose opinion doesn't jive with your own? What if I were to tell you that I found your opinion, what you just wrote, so utterly reprehensible that I believe it no longer makes YOU an American? What if I say YOU are fair game to be attacked by anyone on ATS simply because I don't agree with what you say?
Originally posted by timewalker
reply to post by HolydarknessVA
I agree with you, as the leader of the nation it shows little class on his side. He should act as a moral leader. What does this teach young people? I remember during his campaign, he was the first presidential candidate that I can remember that says we should capture and "kill" suspected terrorist, or take em out as he continually says to this day. Again what does this teach young people. Not even Dubya said that. I know I will get flamed for that but bring them to justice would be a better term as a moral leader.
[edit on 10-5-2009 by timewalker]
Originally posted by Fremd
since this thread is full of up tight rush babies, ....
Originally posted by Darth Logan
Well first of all Wanda Sykes = not funny.
Originally posted by jd140
reply to post by cognoscente
Say what you want.
But if the shoe was on the other foot those who are saying it was just a joke would be saying how it was innappropriate.
But since it was about Rush, then that means that the Republicans are just being cry babies.
I don't paticulary like Rush, but even I think that it was not appropriate for President Obama to laugh at it. He can compose himself and be serious when wants to be. We have all seen it. I find it hard to believe it was a nervous laugh.
Considering President Obama himself has made it known that he doesn't paticulary like Rush.
Originally posted by FMLuder
Pffft, it was just a joke. Though I can understand the sentiment that her loudmouthery and Obama's smirk had a whiff of 'black brotherhood' about it.
I don't like Rush Limbaugh, I don't like Wanda Sykes and I don't like Barack Obama; but this was just a stupid, unfunny joke. The crowd didn't seem too overwhelmed by her sense of humour either...
That said, it was a little close-to-the-bone for the PRESIDENT to be laughing at; but hey, that's 'CHANGE' for you huh?