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SUVFan

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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2013 9:52:47 AM

I found in my inbox this morning a list of recent jokes attributed to Jay Leno. I remembered some, others were new. I used to laugh at them, but today they really struck a nerve.

This is place to post the "jokes" and discuss the absolute field day comedians are suddenly having with the current administration, starting at the top. This is a long lead post, so after hitting "reply," using the "Hide top msg" button may make it easier.

Here's the list of Leno's jokes, often noting the targeted scandal:

"I was going to start off tonight with an Obama joke, but I don't want to get audited by the IRS."

On NSA surveillance: "We wanted a president who listens to all Americans... now we have one."

On a new IRS commissioner: "He's called 'acting commissioner' because he has to act like the scandal doesn't involve the White House."

On closing the Guantanamo prison for terrorists: "If he really wants to close it, turn it into a government-funded solar power company. The doors will be shut in a month."

Concerning the Benghazi, Associated Press, and IRS scandals: "Remember in the old days when President Obama's biggest embarrassment was Joe Biden?"

On Obama saying he didn't know about the IRS scandal: "He was too busy not knowing anything about Benghazi to not know anything about the IRS."

"The White House has a new slogan about Benghazi: "Hope and... Change the Subject."

"It's Casual Friday, which means that at the White House, they're casually going through everybody's phone calls and records."

"It is not looking good for President Obama. Today his teleprompter took the fifth."

"Fox News has changed its slogan from 'Fair and Balanced' to
'See, I told you so!'"

"These White House scandals are not going away anytime soon. People in Kenya are now saying he's 100 percent American. That’s how bad it's gotten."

On Obama's commencement address: "He told the young graduates their future is bright unless, of course, they want jobs."

On a Chicago man who set a record for riding a ferris wheel: "The only way to go around and around in a circle that many times is to read the official report on Benghazi."

On White House claims of ignorance on the scandals: "They took 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' out of the Pentagon and moved it into the White House."
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Leno: ‘American Hustle - a Film About the Marketing of ObamaCare’

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"undocumented democrats" - good one EZ, guess that might include dead folks ,cartoon characters and felons who vote.
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2014 10:23:51 AM

They found a small island whereObamacare is a success . . .
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SUVFan
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2014 4:07:47 PM

Still nothing new from the late night guys this year, but a buddy (not a GB) sent this to me recently, and it sounds like something Leno might have gone with:

"A&E is canceling Duck Dynasty and replacing it with a new reality show about life in the White House.

"It will be called Duck Responsibility."
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2013 11:41:50 AM

So Obama is expecting to begin work on amnesty for undocumented democrats this year? EDIT: Replace "democrats" with "illegal aliens" above, Freudian slip on my part.
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SUVFan
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2013 4:31:26 PM

That's good stuff at jdhelm's link!

My local paper's cartoonist, Nate Beeler, took an interesting approach to the NSA scandal today.
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2013 8:47:46 PM

latest obama cartoon web site with 150 plus cartoons, ya gotta see this,
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2013 10:01:28 AM

Leno: Obama is now getting a lot of criticism from his own party. It’s gotten so bad that Jimmy Carter has started comparing Obama to Jimmy Carter.

Leno: A Fox News Poll finds most Americans do not understand ObamaCare. That’s because it’s not in Spanish.

Leno: Critics says ObamaCare will require doctors to ask you about your sex life. That's outrageous! Your sex life is between you and the NSA.
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2013 9:55:29 AM

OUCH! Hadn't heard the RG3 joke. Almost too true to be funny. I'm picturing them both sitting in a hotel bar in about four years saying that.
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2013 4:33:26 PM

As I expected, Jay Leno had a joke Friday night about the President's attendance at the Mandela Memorial last week. Except he didn't go the obvious route:

•This week President Obama attended Nelson Mandela's memorial service in South Africa. Hundreds of world leaders were there. President Obama said it felt strange to listen to these leaders in person rather than eavesdropping on their phone calls.

Then Leno proceeded to sum up a growing view of the whole presidency:

•The Washington Redskins have benched quarterback Robert Griffin III. He had a great first year in Washington, showed incredible promise, and then the whole thing fell apart. To which President Obama said, “Tell me about it."


[Edited by: SUVFan at 12/16/2013 4:33:38 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2013 9:08:25 AM

In this forum's hilarious "Post a Caption for this picture" thread, featuring the infamous shot of the President at the Mandela service posing for a "selfie" with the Brittish and Danish PMs with the First Lady in the background, clearly being left out and appearing to be less than thrilled with her husband's Clintonesque conduct, yesterday just after 10 a.m., GB AnotherOne posted a related joke that was attributed to Jimmy Fallon:

Michelle REALLY burned Barack's toast. To a crisp.

When Barack said, "My toast is burned", Michelle replied, "Oh I am sorry. Your toast is burned. What. Did you want some DANISH?!?!"


[Edited by: SUVFan at 12/13/2013 9:13:15 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2013 6:09:35 PM

That's what makes it such a great joke for this topic, jdhelm!

Jimmy Fallon used a new Presidential initiative to pick at an old sore:

•President Obama released a video this week to encourage kids to learn how to write computer code. Then he said, "Preferably, in the next two or three weeks. It would REALLY help me out of a jam."

Meanwhile, Conan focused on the President's poor behavior yesterday at the Mandella Memorial with this barb:

•Some are saying that while at Nelson Mandela's memorial, President Obama flirted with the female prime minister of Denmark right in front of Michelle Obama. If President Obama felt that the flight to South Africa was long, can you imagine the way home?

Oops, I almost forgot Leno's poke at the Potus and his health care plan from last night:

•Kanye West said he wants to be the "Obama of clothing." To achieve his goal, he's designing fashions that nobody wants and offering them on a website that doesn't work.


[Edited by: SUVFan at 12/11/2013 6:10:41 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2013 5:16:36 PM

hahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahanow that's almost not funny, cuz if bho did take over the power companies, it surely would happen
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2013 4:18:50 PM

Leno came back last night and hit it out of the park with this absolute blast:

•This winter storm has left thousands without electricity. It's as if President Obama had taken over the power companies.
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2013 12:14:19 PM

OoooooOO ObamaCar© ROFL!
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2013 11:59:20 AM

The Stewart clip posted by jeskibuff represents a huge shift in what I've seen on those rare occasions that the Daily Show host was at all critical of the President. It is 3 weeks old, yet still very fresh.

Every clip I've watched previously that contained criticism always included some kind of attack against the right as well. I saw none of that in the link in the previous post. The "Pobody's Nerfect" sign, using the "O" from the President's campaigns, was an outstanding touch. I'd post some of the transcript at the link, but you have to hear Stewart's mocking inflection to get the full effect. That's one thing that separates Stewart from a lot of the late night guys.

It appears that the late night guys are taking this week off. In their absence, I'll post a link to a parody of an ad for what Chevy might be offering soon!
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2013 7:09:17 AM

I never thought I'd be posting a link to a Jon Stewart clip!
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SUVFan
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2013 3:20:17 PM

Thanks, jdhelm. You can find it right now at that last link, and the link also has the text of what Kimmel said:

“The NSA collects almost 5 billion records a day that can pinpoint a cell phone anywhere in the world, track its movements and map the personal relationships of the person using it. This is interesting because I’ll tell you what this means. You know those crazy people who wear tinfoil hats because they think the government is tracking them? It turns out they were right.”

Kimmel also wondered how the government can track every cell phone in the world, yet it can’t build a healthcare website. Great question, Jimmy.
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2013 3:18:13 PM

http://www.ijreview.com/2013/12/text deleted/-try this link, copy and paste it:

http://www.ijreview.com/category/humor/

click on the jimmy kimmel link
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2013 3:15:30 PM

hmm, the link worked when i posted it, but it doesn't now, hang on

[Edited by: jdhelm at 12/6/2013 3:15:13 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2013 10:56:27 AM

tin hats for the obamacare people?
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 9:16:41 PM

Leno stayed with his easy mark again Tuesday night, using the President's recent appearance just down the street:

•When President Obama was in Los Angeles, he visited the DreamWorks Studios. Now don't confuse DreamWorks with Obamacare — that was a dream that didn't work. This is DreamWorks, it's totally different.
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2013 5:08:38 PM

Well, to be fair EZExit, he more or less PROMISED that to THEM when he was running for his first term but Leno wasn't paying attention back then.

Monday night, Leno used an annual ritual take a jab at recent polling:

•President Obama's approval rating is at 37 percent, the lowest point of his presidency. Here's how bad it is. You know the Thanksgiving turkey he's pardoning this week? The turkey said: No pictures. It didn't want to be seen.

Even Letterman used the Holday week as a foundation with this pair:

•Are you aware of the turkey shortage? The White House has stepped in so people won't panic. They said yes, there's a turkey shortage, but don't worry, it's only a website problem.

•They said if you like the turkey you had last year, you can keep the turkey you had last year.

Finally, Jimmy Fallon found a way to tie Tom Brady's Monday Night magic to the President's woes:

•The Patriots overcame six fumbles and a score of 24-0 to beat the Broncos in overtime. It was amazing. They came back from dropping the ball and being down 24 points. Or, as Obama put it, "What's your secret?"
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2013 5:13:46 AM

He's a loser!
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2013 11:02:31 PM

Obama was heard telling the Iranians, "If you like your uranium, you can keep your uranium. Period.

--Jay Leno
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2013 4:13:27 PM

They just keep coming!

Jimmy Fallon took a turn last night with these blasts:

• It’s been a rough couple of weeks for President Obama. It’s so bad that a new poll found that Mitt Romney would beat Obama if Americans could vote for president again today. He even asked if there's any way we can have a do-over. Not Romney, Obama.
• Obama and other Democrats have even stopped using the term “Obamacare,” when referring to the new healthcare law. Yeah, now they’re calling it "The Affordable Care Act." Americans were like, "Just let us know when you can call it 'fixed.'"

Conan found a way to take a shot at both the President AND the tea party:

• Members of the tea party gathered outside the White House to demand President Obama's impeachment. The president said he appreciated their views and he is setting up a new website where they can voice their opinion.

And while Leno apparently gave the President the night off (think about how indebted we are to some old folks in Florida who, though the ones still living are probably STILL allowed to drive, they couldn't figure out the ballot), this one's just too good not to post:

• The ratings for Al Jazeera America has now dipped even lower than Al Gore's Current TV, which it replaced. That's how you know you're boring, OK? When Al Gore is considered more entertaining to people than what you have.
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2013 5:47:35 PM

SUV, thanks for the smiles, great stuff.
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2013 4:08:37 PM

The President's ears must have been burning last night (I can't begin to IMAGINE how hot that must feel?), as Leno, Conan AND even Letterman -- yes, Letterman!! -- piled on.

Leno led with a new twist on an old theme:

•Former President George W. Bush is on the show tonight. We're very excited about that. As you know, his nickname is 43 because he was the 43rd president. President Obama is nicknamed 44 because that's how many people have signed up for Obamacare.

Conan went back 10 score and 10 years ago for these timely gems:

•President Obama is being criticized for not attending today's ceremony commemorating the Gettysburg Address. In fairness, though, Lincoln did not attend Obama's "Sorry about this crappy website" speech.

•Obama is wrestling with the healthcare rollout debacle. He urged Americans not to be put off by the Obamacare website and offered alternative ways to enroll, such as using the mail. Then the president got on his horse and rode off to spread the news to the next town.

And the administration is looking too inept for Dave Letterman to keep holding back and he let loose with these blasts:

•According to insiders, the White House hired a consulting firm that told them the Obamacare website wasn't ready. But the White House went ahead. The White House made this mistake because they don't know how to open their email.

•So now the White House has hired a consulting firm to teach them how to pay attention to consulting firms. It's all paid by tax dollars.



[Edited by: SUVFan at 11/20/2013 4:09:00 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2013 7:39:56 PM

ROFL SUV, keep them coming!
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2013 7:31:11 PM

Jay Leno went for the jugular last night:

•President Obama and his top aides met with insurance company CEOs at the White House on Friday. So we've got politicians meeting with insurance salesmen. You know, if you throw in a couple of used car dealers, you have the trifecta of professional lying right there.

And Leno targeted Congress and the President with this jab:

•The Dow Jones average hit 16,000 for the first time. How about that? The bad news? It took us going $17 trillion in debt to get there.
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2013 4:12:36 PM

EZExit, that was supposed to be one of the defining differences between this President and GWB. But it's turning out they may end up missing him more than they miss Bush!

Jimmy Fallon took a side door last night:

• The Department of Homeland Security revealed that hackers have attempted more than a dozen cyber-attacks on the Obamacare website, but couldn't get in. Then Obama said, “But when you do, let us know how you did it!”
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Here are a few I found.

• It’s really trick-or-treat time at the White House. President Obama tricked us into thinking we’d be able to afford treatment.

• President Obama’s approval rating is down to 39 percent. And Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who admitted to smoking crack cocaine, went up to 49 percent. How does this make Obama feel? He’d be better off smoking crack than passing Obamacare.

• A 25-year-old man in New York was arrested for trying to join al-Qaida. Here’s the amazing part: He said it was easier to join al-Qaida using their website than it was to sign up for Obamacare.


[Edited by: johnnyg1200 at 11/14/2013 10:21:53 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2013 7:08:20 PM

Obama provided even more material for the writers today! Obama seems lately to be a gift that keeps on giving,if you are a late night monologue writer.
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2013 6:00:53 PM

Leno found an interesting way to keep one of the President's biggest lies front and center:

•Yesterday at the White House, President Obama met with various leaders of the American Indian tribes. He promised them, "If you like your medicine man, you can keep your medicine man."

Jimmy Fallon focused on the website and reduced coverage:

•It seems like everyone’s still pretty upset about this Obamacare website. The Department of Health and Human Services emailed 275,000 Americans, encouraging them to give the Obamacare website another try. Then they said “But one at a time, so it doesn't crash again.”

•It turns out that a lot of children could lose their dental insurance under Obamacare. So kids might not be able to go to the dentist. Parents were really upset, while kids said, “Four more years! Four more years!”
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2013 4:04:17 PM

Jay Leno continues on multiple fronts:

•A new record was set today in the 100 meters. It was set by Senate Democrats running away from Obamacare.

•President Obama said he is sorry that some Americans have lost their existing health coverage due to Obamacare. I think he's getting a little desperate. Today he said if you like your complete lack of coverage, you can keep your complete lack of coverage.

•According to The Washington Post, the White House is considering appointing a civilian to lead the NSA. If you're interested in the job, no need to submit a résumé, they have all your information already. They will call you.
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2013 2:49:51 PM

Good stuff!

Leno continued to press last night, with a seasonal suggestion about how to improve service:

•I was thinking about Thanksgiving and I realized who we should put in charge of the Obamacare website — the Butterball hotline people. Have you ever called them? They always pick up. They're friendly. They have all of the information you need. And they're used to dealing with big turkeys.

Leno also took aim at the President's tendency to deny things:

•According to CNN, they're now developing a new spy plane that can travel six times the speed of sound and can launch missiles. They said it could really help us with our spying. In fact, this plane is so good President Obama is already denying knowing anything about it.



[Edited by: SUVFan at 11/8/2013 2:49:57 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2013 7:44:12 AM

At the CMA Awards show, Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood lampoon the square-wheeled roll-out of healthcare.gov.

Even the comic strip Brewster Rockit is taking a swipe!
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2013 5:18:24 PM

Leno made an interesting observation last night:

•President Obama's approval rating is down to 39 percent. And Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who admitted to smoking crack cocaine, went up to 49 percent. How does this make Obama feel? He’d be better off smoking crack than passing Obamacare.
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2013 3:48:24 PM

Only Leno continues to put heat on the administration. Tres mas:

• Did you all turn your clocks back an hour over the weekend? It is easy to remember "spring ahead, fall back." It's like trying to log on to Obamacare. You spring ahead, make a little progress, then you fall back.

• According to CBS news, on the first day of open enrollment for Obamacare, only six people signed up. Today they released their names: They are Sneezy, Sleepy, Happy, Bashful, Grumpy, and Doc. That’s according to the creator of the website: Dopey.

• NSA leaker Edward Snowden got a new job in Moscow. Not only that, but he was also able to sign up for "PutinCare."
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2013 2:25:59 PM

After last night (including what EZExit noted, I'm getting worried that NBC might replace Jay Leno (who appears to view the POTUS similarly to the previous poster) over his harsh treatment of their "guy" last night:

• It's really trick-or-treat time at the White House. President Obama tricked us into thinking we'd be able to afford treatment.

• Con artists are using Obamacare confusion to sign people up for fake health insurance. The scammers lure victims with false promises like, "If you like your healthcare plan, you can keep your healthcare plan." The scammers will tell you that, so you have to be careful. (Click here to see a video message from the Chief Scammer)

• A lot of people are accusing the president of being less than truthful. In fact, a couple of weeks ago President Obama called me and told me personally that if I like my current job, I can keep my current job. And I believed him!

• The president said he didn't know that we were spying on our allies. He didn't know about the problems with the healthcare website. Have you heard the latest? Now the president claims he doesn’t know how "Breaking Bad" ended.



[Edited by: SUVFan at 10/31/2013 2:33:45 PM EST]
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Total jerk!
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2013 12:31:28 PM

I rec'd this useful message ("WARNING" was in red) in today's email:

WARNING -

There are over 700 fake Obamacare websites ready to swipe your personal information.

PRO TIP: The real one is the one that doesn't work!
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"now it's clear that Joe Biden will run for president in 2016. In an effort to appear presidential, today Biden launched a website that doesn't work."

Hilarious!
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2013 1:22:33 AM

Watching Leno last night, he replayed one of the many speeches Obama gave where he gave the same talking points about the wonders of ObamaCare©. Every time it came up appropriately, a generic voice is overdubbed that states "cannot".

For instance, at one point Obama is proclaiming, "And if you like your health insurance, you *CANNOT* keep it. If you like your doctor, you *CANNOT* continue to see your doctor". etc.

I was ROFLMAO, while also thinking how accurate it really was when in comedic form.
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2013 5:22:13 PM

Jay Leno appears to be unafraid of NBC's brass for some reason? Check out his grand slam targeting the administration and others last night:

• Just when you thought the state of American healthcare couldn't get any worse, Dr. Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson's physician, has been released from jail.
• For years President Obama has been saying that no one would lose their healthcare plan. Now the White House has admitted that in fact many people will lose their plans. But there is a way to keep the great coverage you have. Just become a member of Congress. Then the taxpayers pay for the whole thing.
• There was some good news today for embattled Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Obamacare will cover all of her injuries after the White House throws her under the bus. She is totally covered.
• Have you tried to get on the Obamacare website? It is so slow that by the time you sign up for Obamacare you’ll be eligible for Medicare. It's slower than a ticket scalper at a Jacksonville Jaguars game.
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2013 11:39:55 AM

That's how NBC has always rolled in my memory, Maddog57. Many think SNL, which debuted during the '75 election season, had a hand in ousting Ford, with Chevy Chase's weekly portrayal of Ford falling down.

We survived Carter and we'll survive the current POTUS, too. But will we survive his legacy?

SNL took a huge shot at that legacy Saturday night with their open mocking the administration's rollout of their ongoing train wreck.
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2013 6:23:12 PM

I just bought the 1978-79 season of Saturday Night Live and they were making fun of Jimmy Carter as well as still making fun of former President Ford. Actually there have been fewer jokes about Obama than any other POTUS in recent history.
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2013 4:18:03 PM

Jay Leno had a RobertScare trifecta last night:

• People have been speculating lately about what President Obama will do when he leaves office in 2016. The one thing I think we can safely rule out — website designer.
• Some marketing experts are comparing the Obamacare website rollout to a Ford Edsel filled with New Coke. But they are making progress. They said today that if you find yourself getting too frustrated trying to log on, they’ve added a link to a suicide hot line.
• What the president should do is put the NSA in charge of the website. That way there’s nothing to fill out. They already have all our information. You just put your name in.

Meanwhile, Conan found a way to target the VEEP with a backhanded slap at the POTUS:

•There's been a lot of speculation but now it's clear that Joe Biden will run for president in 2016. In an effort to appear presidential, today Biden launched a website that doesn't work.
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Good stuff, EZExit!

Jimmy Fallon took a shot at RobertScare:

•With all the trouble with the Obamacare website, 12 percent of Americans actually think it's going well. Then people waiting for healthcare said, “Can you share some of the drugs you're on with the rest of us?”

Then Fallon tied a new problem in the administration to an old one:

•Here's some more news out of Washington. The White House has fired one of its national security officials for setting up an anonymous Twitter account that was leaking internal information. President Obama called the invasion of privacy “unacceptable,” while Americans called it “karma.”

[Edited by: SUVFan at 10/24/2013 4:41:56 PM EST]
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<<<"Jay Leno went after the continuing fallout of “Obamacrash… I mean Obamacare” on Wednesday night, using a sizable chuck of his monologue to go after Washington, the health care law, and Kathleen Sebelius.

Leno explained how the White House is seeking Verizon for assistance, pointing out they “initially reached out to T-Mobile, but they dropped the call.”

Leno said if the Obama team really needs help with the website, they should consult a master of the internet: Anthony Weiner.

And as for people waiting a couple of weeks for the kinks to get sorted out, Leno asked, “When was the last time the government fixed anything in a few weeks? We still have troops in Korea!">>>
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