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Obama’s latest birther joke

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…

4 Responses to Obama’s latest birther joke

  1. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy October 28, 2012 at 7:53 pm #

    What struck me most about this event was the considerable news coverage of a minor bit from an obscure campaign event, and the instant strong crowd reaction.

    Like it or not, birtherism is a mainstream topic nowadays.

  2. avatar
    Andrew Vrba, PmG October 28, 2012 at 8:44 pm #

    LMAO. That was awesome!

  3. avatar
    Egh October 28, 2012 at 9:05 pm #

    Gosh doc, so much more to talk about than this. Tried to vote today after church but the lie wrapped around the library . Just caught that last typo but decided to leave it. Peace.

  4. avatar
    jayHG October 29, 2012 at 12:32 am #

    Dr. Conspiracy:
    What struck me most about this event was the considerable news coverage of a minor bit from an obscure campaign event, and the instant strong crowd reaction.

    Like it or not, birtherism is a mainstream topic nowadays.

    It’s a mainstream topic to deride and if there’s any hint that you’re serious, you ruin your career.