Tim Pawlenty tries to be funny during RNC speech, fails [VIDEO]

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The comedic stylings of T-Paw: "Barack Obama's failed us. But look, it's understandable. A lot of people fail at their first job!"
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Paul Ryan may have served up a pack of lies, but here's one thing we learned during last night's RNC speeches -- T-Paw is about as funny as stubbing your toe, and equally annoying.

During his festivity-opening speech, Pawlenty did his best stand-up comic impersonation, minus the laughs. For his effort, the Washington Post named him the top loser of the night.

Via BringMeTheNews, here's a rundown of some of the jokes T-Paw tried to crack during his 10-minute speech, followed by the raw footage. Most of the "funny" stuff happens during the first five minutes:
- "Good evening everyone, and welcome to Barack Obama's retirement party!"

- "I hear Joe's (Biden) particularly interested in tonight's proceedings. He even thought about coming here to Tampa. And he's taking notes because when Paul Ryan speaks, Joe will finally get to hear what a real vice president sounds like!

- "But you know, President Obama isn't as bad as people say, he's actually worse."

- "The president takes more vacations than that guy on the Bizarre Foods show."

- "And I'll give Barack Obama credit for creating jobs these last four years - for golf caddies."

- "I've come to realize that Barack Obama is the tattoo president. Like a big tattoo, it seemed cool when you were young. But later on, that decision doesn't look so good, and you wonder: what was I thinking?"

- "Barack Obama's failed us. But look, it's understandable. A lot of people fail at their first job."

- "With any luck, in a few months, Barack Obama will at last get some experience in the private sector."



From the WaPo:
We'll never understand why the former governor of Minnesota fashions himself as some sort of amateur comedian. He opened his speech Wednesday night with 10 minutes of not-so-funny jokes about Obama that elicited as many groans as laughs. Once Pawlenty turned to advocating for Romney and the Republican Party, he did quite well. But that was about three-quarters of the way through his speech. Too little. Too late.
Think there's a single Republican who regrets Romney's choice of Ryan over T-Paw for the running-mate gig after watching their respective performances last night? Even though Ryan's speech had pants throughout the country spontaneously combusting, we doubt it.

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Lorelei Catherine
Lorelei Catherine

They also kept cheering when Ryan gave his "lyin' Ryan" speech. And they cheered for the small businessman that "had no help from the governement" (this year's Joe the plumber). Apparently these people will keep cheering for anything.

TP01
TP01

You, and the Washington Pest, are wrong, as usual. Pawlenty was funny, and ACCURATE. The groans were because of the accuracy of his observations. Obama's has been a worse than disappointing Presidency as he bungles from failure to failure, and Biden is also an incompetent boob. The sooner the two of them are gone from office, the better.

MikeW
MikeW

Why would you describe Gov. Pawlenty as a RINO? 

Mike Green
Mike Green

He is such an awkward little weasel.

Mike Green
Mike Green

He is such an awkward little weasel.

Sebastian Galdames
Sebastian Galdames

He should be on snl....not. what a Dork. Thing is, a lot of people who don't have a clue about the big picture...or even that there is one, eat this kind if shit up. Makes me Sad.

Nicholas S. Goers
Nicholas S. Goers

And yet the crowd was still cheering! City Pages ability to actually report on current events....... FAIL!

Lucas Fahey
Lucas Fahey

I was thinking the same thing last night, from the studdering timidry to his nebbish vengeance; Nerdy no-doubt. we got some crazy Republican officials here in MN!

Bob Alberti
Bob Alberti

Leave the comedy to us professionals, Tim...

Bob Alberti
Bob Alberti

Leave the comedy to us professionals, Tim...

Melissa Ferlaak
Melissa Ferlaak

Maybe he thought it was an Obama roast? What a nerd.

Meg Nathan
Meg Nathan

Don't quit your day job, Tim...oh wait, that's right - you don't HAVE a day job...

Kevin Green
Kevin Green

Just like Bush started out with a surplus ends up bankrupting the state. People are onto these arrogant bozos. Send em packing.

TheConservativeJerk
TheConservativeJerk topcommenter

Huh imaging that, the RINO can't even entertain the liberals hosting this site...

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

 @TP01 What color is the sky in Fox world today loser?  I'm not surprised you find it funny.   Hardcore Republicans are too stupid to have good taste. 

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