Shecky Obama Leaves Them in Stitches at Broadway Fundraiser

Posted by on Nov 03, 2015 at 9:44 am

Everything’s been going so well for Obama he may as well blow off a little steam and poke fun at Republicans. He’s a regular laugh riot.

Appearing on Broadway for one night only: Barack Obama, in a solo comedy act roasting the Republican Party.

The president left a crowd of more than 1,300 in stiches on Monday night at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, home to the hit musical “Hamilton” about Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. The cast staged a special performance for a Democratic National Committee fundraiser, with Mr. Obama as the encore.

The president, who said he and his wife Michelle love the show, joked that it “happens to be the only thing that I think Dick Cheney and I agree on.”

“You know when you’ve brought Barack Obama and Dick Cheney together, that you’ve accomplished something. That is a cultural landmark,” he said.

Hilarious. Please, give us more!

Deviating from his typical fundraiser spiel, Mr. Obama said the 2016 Republican presidential candidates seem to “occupy a different reality” in which the country has taken a perilous turn since he took office nearly seven years ago.

“According to them, everything was really good in 2008, when we were going through the worst economic crisis in our lifetimes,” Mr. Obama said. “This, apparently, was the golden age that I messed up.”

“And they’re so glum,” Mr. Obama added, barely containing his feelings about the GOP cast of characters seeking his job. “They’re really so frustrated.”

Tweaking Republicans who question climate change, Mr. Obama likened it to having 99 out of 100 doctors tell someone they have diabetes and having that person brush it off as a conspiracy.

“All 99 of those doctors got together – with Obama – to try to prevent me from having bacon and doughnuts,” Mr. Obama said to laughter in the ornate Times Square theater. “It’d be funny – except this is about climate change. This was an analogy.”

It isn’t just Republicans questioning so-called climate change, asshole.

The thickening ice in parts on Antarctica means the continent isn’t contributing to rising sea levels, contrary to the conclusion of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s 2013 study. Rather, it is taking water out of the ocean at the rate of a quarter of a millimeter per year, said H. Jay Zwally, a glaciologist at the University of Maryland and the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center who led the study. But that little bit of good news doesn’t dent the case for global warming, he said. Climate-change deniers “should not take comfort in this, and they should not use this as proof that their denials are correct.”

Sure, let’s listen instead to the people who’ve been wrong the entire time.

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