Clearly my all-time favorite birther joke was from the 2008 Al Smith dinner where Obama said:
Contrary to the rumors you have heard, I was not born in a manger. I was actually born on Krypton and sent here by my father Jor-El to save the Planet Earth.
John McCain was pretty funny that night too.
Nevertheless, I liked the context of this latest one Obama made while campaigning in Nashua, New Hampshire, yesterday.
Here is the text of the joke:
He put through a tax cut that overwhelmingly benefited 278 of the wealthiest families in the state, and then he raised taxes and fees on middle class families to the tune of $750 million. That sound familiar to you? Now, when he’s asked about this he says, "no, these weren’t taxes; these were fees."
But keep in mind: There were higher fees to be a barber, higher fees to become a nurse. There were higher fees for gas. There were higher fees for milk. There were higher fees for blind people who needed to get a certificate that they were blind. He raised fees to get a birth certificate — which would have been expensive for me. He raised fees for marriage certificates and fees for funeral homes, so there were literally cradle to grave…