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Joking about Obama: Or, A gift to conservatives

By now it’s well-known that conservatives have decided that the way to react to Obama’s speech telling children to stay in school and work hard is to compare him to Hitler. To many people, that reaction seems… exaggerated. For conservatives who want to say something negative about Obama’s completely innocuous speech and yet don’t want to sound stupid, I therefore offer the following joke, based on Obama-as-Chicago-Democrat rather than Obama-as-Nazi: “I’ve heard he’s going to give the kids step-by-step instructions for filling out their absentee ballots.” See, because then he’d be engaging in voter fraud, for which Chicago is famous. Funny!


September 6, 2009 - Posted by | politics


  1. Too cerebral.

    Comment by ben | September 7, 2009

  2. The Acorn/voter fraud ship has sailed, man. It’s Nazi now or nothing!

    Comment by stras | September 7, 2009

  3. You know what the most annoying thing about the current wingnut outbreak is? Their insistence on using right-wing and left-wing epithets, just tossing them around like they don’t mean anything and don’t come from anywhere – Obama’s school address makes him a socialist and a Nazi! It used to be, we called them fascists, they called us pinkos, and everyone went home happy. Now it’s all fucked up.

    Comment by stras | September 7, 2009

  4. Apparently you’ve not read Jonah Goldberg’s masterful treatise on just that topic.

    Comment by Adam Kotsko | September 7, 2009

  5. Make up your mind, stras.

    Comment by k-sky | September 7, 2009

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