The Joke’s On Us


In the event you had something better to do such as clipping your toenails, examining the backs of your eyelids or knocking back a few fingers of decent scotch (my choice), you may not know the White House Correspondents’ Association held its annual homage to itself over the weekend. Jokes were told, backs were slapped, legs were pulled. To be fair, both headliner Jimmy Kimmel and President Barack Obama delivered fairly good sets — with the exception of Obama’s soon-to-be-infamous “pit bull” joke, which may well have been the worst line delivered at a WHCA dinner since Wanda Sykes splattered herself and her career all over the dais in 2009.

The WHCA soiree included a fairly diverse audience, which stands in stark contrast to the Democratic Party and the overwhelming majority of the Press Corps. In fact, the atmosphere was positively collegial, unlike pretty much everything Obama and his Democratic accomplices have let slip through their collective blowholes over the past few weeks.

Late last week while Obama’s writers worked up their best Kim Kardashian lines, Dan Savage, a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activist and self-proclaimed anti-bullying advocate, deployed his latest attack. Perhaps best known to people outside the liberal asylum for the profane rants he directs at anyone who doesn’t share his rather twisted view of the world, Savage took aim at those hideous harbingers of hatred: kids. Savage was supposed to be delivering the keynote address to a high school journalism conference. Instead, he delivered yet another stark reminder of the appalling hypocrisy that now defines the Democratic Party in the age of Obama. Following a typically X-rated rant on his hatred of Christianity (I will spare you the details; I’m a giver like that), Savage targeted a number of students who got tired of the filth falling out of the hole in his face and walked out. There are erudite and accomplished men and women who could put a decent face on LGBT issues. Instead, liberals offer shrieking ninnies like Savage.

I wish I could attest that bottom-feeders like Savage were unique amongst the modern crop of liberals. Unfortunately, while Savage’s unhinged rage might employ more of those words people with a modicum of decency tend to avoid hurling at kids, he’s hardly alone. Way down south, Florida is still recovering from the lynch mob touched off by Obama’s spectacularly ill-advised comments about Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman. Led by race pimp Al Sharpton, Democratic Party flacks laid the proverbial smackdown on race relations in the Sunshine State. Rather than rise above such lowbrow antics, Obama deployed Holder to offer Sharpton’s hate group the Presidential seal of approval.

Up in Obama’s hometown of Chicago, a group of children at one of the Windy City’s “best” schools was subjected to a presentation by someone named Camille Jenkins. Jenkins is an activist with the little-known, but excellently named, Peace in the Hood Movement. After attacking a teenager for suggesting concealed carry permitting might improve the idyllic Illinois lifestyle they enjoy, Jenkins flatly stated the National Rifle Association celebrates the murders of black children thusly: “These porch monkeys deserved to die.” I may not be the most dedicated of NRA members, but I would definitely have noticed if Wayne LaPierre and the gang started yapping like gangsta rappers. For the particularly stalwart kiddies who managed to survive Jenkins’ nonsense, Jones College Prep subjected them to presentations by so-called “Occupiers,” a seminar emphasizing empowering illegal aliens and even a class on protesting by a George Soros-backed outfit. How lovely it is to watch liberals making time to drop the hammer of hypocrisy on the high school set.

From time to time, we at Personal Liberty Digest™ note the remarkably unsettling parallels between some of history’s more noteworthy fascists and the Democratic Party. But the truth is, history’s more successful fascists brought their nations to their knees with a fair amount of skill. The Democratic Party instead offers us Savage’s, Jenkins’ and Sharpton’s ham-fisted hatred and hypocrisy. Obama got off a few good lines at the WHCA. But the joke’s over, Mr. President.

–Ben Crystal

Personal Liberty

Ben Crystal

is a 1993 graduate of Davidson College and has burned the better part of the last two decades getting over the damage done by modern-day higher education. He now lives in Savannah, Ga., where he has hosted an award-winning radio talk show and been featured as a political analyst for television. Currently a principal at Saltymoss Productions—a media company specializing in concept television and campaign production, speechwriting and media strategy—Ben has written numerous articles on the subjects of municipal authoritarianism, the economic fallacy of sin taxes and analyses of congressional abuses of power.

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