Tell a joke now and who knows who you might offend? Identity politics is taking the fun out of just about everything. This is – no fooling – a very serious problem. Actor/Comedian Owen Benjamin explains why and what needs to be done about it.
Because Barack Hussein Obama can’t run on his dismal four year record, he spent hundreds of millions of advertising dollars demonizing Mitt Romney.
When Romney appeared at the first debate, without the poisonous filter of the mainstream media, the American people saw a decent and capable man who bore no resemblance to the soulless robber baron portrayed by the Obama machine.
The more time the American people see and hear Romney — without the slavish Obama media mediating — the more comfortable they become with the idea of President Romney.
That’s why Romney’s brilliant riff last night at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation dinner is important. Another instance where Romney is humanized. Romney is not just funny, he is hysterical. His comic monologue —I’m pretty sure Dennis Miller and his people wrote the material — is brilliant. He makes fun of himself, and then gently but with perfect accuracy, rips Obama and the mainstream media. Obama, famously thin-skinned, must have been dying inside because every jab by Governor Romney was another twist of the knife.
Obama’s riff fell flat. No doubt, Obama had other things on his mind, like Benghazigate, which threatens to burn down his presidency.
Karen and I wish all our friends and relatives a lovely and joyous Shabbat.