President Obama had many zingers
President Obama appeared tonight at the White House Correspondents' Dinner. The President was self-deprecating at times. He continued to milk the 'an Obama as a foreign Muslim' angle to loud laughter and applause. He also bragged some about the success of Obamacare.
It was immediately evident that President Obama is well aware of all the attacks levied against him by Right Wingers. This was his time to hit back. And hit back he did.
"A few weeks ago Dick Cheney said he thinks I'm the worst president of his lifetime," President Obama said. "Which is interesting because I think Dick Cheney is the worst President of my lifetime." It seems President Obama was watching Jon Stewart's take down of Dick Cheney on this on.
"Just this week Michele Bachmann actually predicted that I would bring about the biblical end of days," President Obama said. "Now that's a legacy. That's big. I mean Lincoln, Washington, they didn't do that." The President also slammed Huckabee for telling folks not to serve in the military till he was out of office.
The room got a bit shocked and uncomfortable when President Obama took a well deserved swipe at CNN. "I want to thank our host for the evening," President Obama said. "A Chicago girl. The incredibly talented Cecily Strong. On Saturday Night Live Cecily impersonates CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin which is surprising. Because usually the only people impersonating journalists on CNN are journalists on CNN."
The President gave a shout out to ABC and its new show Blackish. He had a warning however. "I have to give ABC fair warning," President Obama said. "Being blackish only makes you popular for so long. Trust me. There is a shelf life to that thing."
The President made fun of the Koch Brothers dependent Republicans. He made fun of a self-centered Ted Cruz.
President Obama brought Luther, his anger translator to the podium. Their combined performance was epic as the President brought up some serious issues in a rather funny and Saturday Night Live like manner.
Near the end the President encouraged the press to do their jobs. He said our democracy depended on it.