Monday, May 11, 2009

Obama laughs at a joke wishing death for Rush Limbaugh

The has always been an ugliness to "humor" on the left, and this isn't the first, second, or third time leftists have joked about wishing death to conservatives. But this may be the first time a sitting president has publicly laughed at such a "joke".

Obama laughed as so called comedienne Wanda Sykes said she hoped Rush Limbaugh's kidneys would fail at the White House correspondents' dinner. He also chortled at her description of Rush as a traitor who wanted to be a 9/11 hijacker.

"An editor with Britain's Daily Telegraph who was at the dinner wrote that liberals will give Sykes a pass, since her target was a right-wing talk show host. And he marveled at Obama's response.

'That's way, way beyond reasoned debate or comedy and Obama's reaction to it was astonishing," wrote Toby Harnden. "Imagine if a comedian 'joked' that Obama was a terrorist who was guilty of treason and should be tortured and allowed to die. There would justifiably be an outcry.'"

This, apparently, is the kind of classy, hip, cool president that liberals can love.

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