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Chris Redfern’s Super Spies Secretly Record Jokes at a Lincoln Day!

March 9, 2010 at 9:20 pm Matt Leave a comment Go to comments

Here is video of State Rep. Jim Zehringer at the recent Darke County GOP Lincoln Day introducing Rob Portman:

Seems like a nice guy. He is engaging, funny, self-deprecating, and knows how to give a standard Lincoln Day introduction.

BUT national kook-lefty blogger Christina Bellantoni apparently doesn’t agree, and posted audio which probably came from one of the two Democrat trackers I’ve been writing about:

Two Ohio Republicans this weekend made birther jokes questioning President Obama’s citizenship status at a local fundraising dinner starring Senate candidate and former Bush administration official Rob Portman.

Master of ceremonies and former state Rep. Jim Buchy, president of Buchy Food Service, opened his remarks at the Darke County Lincoln Day Dinner Saturday with a comparison between Obama and the 16th president.

According to audio recorded by someone at the dinner and obtained by TPMDC, the joke concludes with: “Lincoln was a skinny lawyer. Obama is a skinny lawyer. Lincoln was a Republican. Obama is a skinny lawyer. Lincoln was highly respected. Obama is a skinny lawyer. Lincoln was born in the United States. Obama is a skinny lawyer.”

That was followed up with a more subtle crack from State Rep. James Zehringer, who said he read over Portman’s Wikipedia entry, which starts by identifying him as an American lawyer. “Rob Portman is an American lawyer. That’s the first sentence [on his Wikipedia page]. That’s something our president can’t say,” Zehringer said.

Bellaantoni’s nonsense continues, and she notes that SOME JOKES WERE “NOT WELL RECEIVED!” Geesh **nervously adjusts tie** tough crowd, cough crowd!

It’s nice to see that the spies that the Ohio Democrat Party sends around to Licoln Day dinners finally accomplished something… but this is weak.

The problem here is, people wouldn’t be nearly so touchy about jokes about the President if he wasn’t black.

If you liked President Bush or not, no one can deny that the insults thrown his way by the hard left were not only vulgar, they didn’t weren’t remotely humorous: Nazi, fascist, imperialist, “Bush Lied, People Died,” “George W. Bush doesn’t care about black people”… even fantasy documentaries were made about him being assassinated. Bush Derangement Syndrome spread like wildfire, and with the help of accomplices in the dinosaur media, these disgusting smears were repeated and repeated and repeated and repeated until Bush left office with very low approval ratings. Unlike Obama, nothing with Bush was off limits.

We have all told jokes (or at least laughed at jokes) that were offensive and over the top. For example, I’ve repeated these old jokes about Obama:

Q: What’s the difference between God and Obama?
A: God doesn’t think he’s Obama.

and

Q: What does God and Obama have in common?
A: God also doesn’t have a birth certificate.

And as you could guess, these lame jokes went over just about as well as Rep. Buchy’s. But I don’t really believe President Obama thinks he is God. And for how weird it is that I think so much time and and money has been spend in court over this issue, President Obama is an American citizen. And for all of the legitimate disagreements the right has with his administration, the birth certificate issue is a stupid distraction.

But apparently the left has no time for a sense of humor, as they are too miserable wallowing in their own self-pity, as this progressive utopia they try to legislate into existence never quite works out.

Could Zehringer use some better jokes? Perhaps. But he has a cheerful, folksy style… and as a true conservative, he can speak from the heart instead of a carefully-controlled teleprompter. Why give that up just because some limp-wristed Democrat operative records so bloggers might take clips out of context?

And for future reference, where should a speaker draw the line with off-the-cuff Obama jokes? I’m not exactly sure… but it’s probably somewhere near watermelons:

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