Barack Obama zings Michele Bachmann during White House correspondents' dinner [VIDEO]

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We'd imagine these two would have a hard time agreeing on books to burn. Maybe Fifty Shades of Grey?
Barack Obama got a laugh or two at Michele Bachmann's expense Saturday night during his White House correspondents' dinner speech.

SEE ALSO: Dana Wessel's fake Obama quote reprinted without attribution in San Jose Mercury News

The president began by noting he's not "the strapping young Muslim socialist" he used to be. Later, he discussed his plans to forge closer relationships with Republicans by joining them for activities near and dear to their hearts.

Those include a drink with Mitch McConnell, a Texas barbecue with Ted Cruz, a Kentucky bluegrass concert with Rand Paul, and linking up with Bachmann for some good ol' fashioned book burning.

Here's the footage:



Over at the conservative Breitbart.com website, a butthurt William Bigelow characterizes Obama's zinger as "repellent" and adds, "He's essentially calling Bachmann a Nazi or some other kind of fanatic." Invoking National Socialism is a bit much, but if William has been paying attention, then he'd known it's pretty hard to argue with the notion that Michele is a fanatic.

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geofiles
geofiles

Barack Hussein Obama II is a trator.

The treasonous acts by Obama start with him and his conspirers hijacking the political process by registering as Democrats when, in fact, they make up a combination of socialists, progressives, communists, Marxists, anarchists, and UN-American detractors. In addition, Obama originally campaigned with the “Democratic Progressive Party” (DPP) scattered all throughout America, although they are not legally recognized as a valid political party in America to enter campaigns which would gain them enough votes to be seated. Therefore, they deliberately schemed to hijack the Democratic Party. This was led previously by Rep. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) and others who believed the Democrats were too timid to put forth their agenda, in 1991, they formed the progressive caucus within the halls of the United States Congress and used that status as a means to lend false credibility to their cause and illegitimate platform.

Read more about why Obama is a traitor at:
www.patriotsfreepress.com

Will737
Will737

Having read the CityPages review of MB's recent book, I took the joke a completely different way than the Brietbart people did (not that I would put censorship by book burning past a person so wildly religious as MB).  I just thought that Obama was making a brag for himself and a dig at MB in effect saying that because no one wants to hear anything she has to say, she is up to her butt in copies of her own book that she can't even give away.  You can get new copies of her hardcover book for $1 if you go to the right online vendor and 1 cent for used in good condition. By contrast he's made millions from his books.   I think it just may have been too much of an inside publishing joke for other people to get. 

ludwitr
ludwitr

"or some other kind of fanatic".... yaaaa?

Kenny Peterson
Kenny Peterson

Yeah - and his "self-depracating humor" about his Muslim and socialist past was HILARIOUS! Here's an idea: why don't you and your buddies stop throwing multi-million dollar parties for yourselves, start working on the economy - and try to find somebody that will follow up when the RUSSIANS call and send you warnings. These people are a complete joke - and I'd be laughing, if it weren't so dangerous and pathetic.

keny1
keny1

@Will737 Wait until his new book comes out in January 2017: 

Burning Bridges: How I Duped The American People Into Believing My Lies.

keny1
keny1

@Kenny Peterson You must not get out very much. Didn't you hear the news? Obama is not up for re-election. Why the fuck should he care about the economy? He's just going to ride the high horse and do nothing for the rest of his term. What does he have to lose? Once his term is over, he will live the high life with his lifelong "pension", not to mention the millions of dollars he will earn on writing books and making guest appearances blaming the Republicans for his dismal failures. Hell, I'd love to be in Obama's shoes. 

ludwitr
ludwitr

@Kenny Peterson 
WTF are you talking about russians for?  What does that have to do with anything?  Go back to your faraday cage with your tinfoil hat.

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

@keny1 Actually, Keny,  he does care. Just because you're a Republican sociopath with no empathy whatsoever, that doesn't mean everyone else is. If Obama wasn't fighting these A-hole Republicans every step of the way, this country would be a lot better off. And if the previous administration hadn't gotten us into two wars and tanked the economy, we'd be doing even better. So crawl back in your hole you little troll - your comments are the rants of a Faux News viewer, nothing more.

kjp0403
kjp0403

Not sure what you're talking about - "Faraday?". "Tin foil hat?..REALLY? MAybe you haven't been paying attention but while government workers are being put on furlough, unemployment benefits are running out, the FBI apparently doesn't have the resources which could have prevented the Boston bombings after they received not one but TWO tips from the Russian government alerting them to keep an eye on these idiots, and events such as Blue Angels (which raise millions of dollars year) are being cancelled due to "budget constraint" - while the only hthings that apparently are not being cut back on are White House parties, fundraising trips, and vacations at taxpayer expense. Damn - that was a long sentence. Anyway - it's not just Obama, it's nearly every single one of them. The White House Correspondents Dinner is nothing more than a mutual admiration society schmoozefest. Perhaps the news outlets pay for it - not sure on that one. But for the freakin' PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES to be making light of anything at all when so many can barely survive - yet they just keep on partying and taking vacations - is just a slap in the face to everyone busting their asses trying to stay above water. "Let them eat cake", indeed!

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

@keny1 @MNjoe Talk, talk, talk - it's all part of political posturing and diplomacy. Who were the idiots who actually went in and sacrificed thousands of American lives as well as trillions of dollars and tanked the American economy in the process? GWB & Co. and they did it while enriching all their friends at Halliburton , Blackwater, etc. (Ever find those WMDs, by the way?  If you're too stupid to see that, you're too stupid to have a rational conversation with. If it was 1860, you'd be defending James Buchanan and slavery.

keny1
keny1

@MNjoe But "IT WAS ALL BUSH'S FAULT!!!!"

LOL! I love challenging idiots. And when I prove them wrong, they call me a "Faux News Viewer". LOL! 

keny1
keny1

@MNjoe Oh, and regarding "Bush's" War in Iraq, suck on these facts:

"One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the
capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver
them. That is our bottom line."

--President Bill Clinton, Feb. 4, 1998

"If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear.
We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq's weapons of mass
destruction program."

--President Bill Clinton, Feb. 17, 1998

"Iraq is a long way from [here], but what happens there matters a great
deal here. For the risks that the leaders of a rogue state will use nuclear,
chemical or biological weapons against us or our allies is the greatest
security threat we face."

--Madeline Albright, Feb 18, 1998

"He will use those weapons of mass destruction again, as he has ten times
since 1983."

--Sandy Berger, Clinton National Security Adviser, Feb, 18, 1998

"[W]e urge you, after consulting with Congress, and consistent with the
U.S. Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions (including, if
appropriate, air and missile strikes on suspect Iraqi sites) to respond
effectively to the threat posed by Iraq's refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction
programs."

Letter to President Clinton, signed by:

-- Democratic Senators Carl Levin, Tom Daschle, John Kerry, and others, Oct.
9, 1998

"Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass
destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has
made a mockery of the weapons inspection process."

-Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D, CA), Dec. 16, 1998

"Hussein has ... chosen to spend his money on building weapons of mass
destruction and palaces for his cronies."

-- Madeline Albright, Clinton Secretary of State, Nov. 10, 1999

"There is no doubt that ... Saddam Hussein has reinvigorated his weapons
programs. Reports indicate that biological, chemical and nuclear programs
continue apace and may be back to pre-Gulf War status. In addition, Saddam
continues to redefine delivery systems and is doubtless using the cover of a
licit missile program to develop longer-range missiles that will threaten the
United States and our allies."

Letter to President Bush, Signed by:

-- Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL), and others, Dec 5, 2001

"We begin with the common belief that Saddam Hussein is a tyrant and a
threat to the peace and stability of the region. He has ignored the mandate of
the United Nations and is building weapons of mass destruction and th! e means
of delivering them."

-- Sen. Carl Levin (D, MI), Sept. 19, 2002

"We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical
weapons throughout his country."

-- Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002

"Iraq's search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to
deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in
power."

-- Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002

"We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and
developing weapons of mass destruction."

-- Sen. Ted Kennedy (D, MA), Sept. 27, 2002

"The last UN weapons inspectors left Iraq in October of 1998. We are
confident that Saddam Hussein retains some stockpiles of chemical and
biological weapons, and that he has since embarked on a crash course to build
up his chemical and biological warfare capabilities. Intelligence reports
indicate that he is seeking nuclear weapons..."

-- Sen. Robert Byrd (D, WV), Oct. 3, 2002

"I will be voting to give the President of the United States the authority
to use force -- if necessary -- to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that
a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and
grave threat to our security."

-- Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Oct. 9, 2002

"There is unmistakable evidence that Saddam Hussein is working
aggressively to develop nuclear weapons and will likely have nuclear weapons
within the next five years ... We also should remember we have always
underestimated the progress Saddam has made in development of weapons of mass
destruction."

-- Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D, WV), Oct 10, 2002

"He has systematically violated, over the course of the past 11 years,
every significant UN resolution that has demanded that he disarm and destroy
his chemical and biological weapons, and any nuclear capacity. This he has
refused to do"

-- Rep. Henry Waxman (D, CA), Oct. 10, 2002

"In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show
that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons
stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also
given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including al Qaeda members ...
It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to
increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep
trying to develop nuclear weapons."

-- Sen. Hillary Clinton (D, NY), Oct 10, 2002

"We are in possession of what I think to be compelling evidence that
Saddam Hussein has, and has had for a number of years, a developing capacity
for the production and storage of weapons of mass destruction."

-- Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL), Dec. 8, 2002

"Without question, we need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal,
murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime ... He presents a particularly
grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to miscalculation ... And
now he is miscalculating America's response to his continued deceit and his
consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction ... So the threat of Saddam
Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real..."

-- Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Jan. 23. 2003

keny1
keny1

@MNjoe Google Frank Dodd. Google Democrats who approved of the Iraq war. Google Obama's Lies. Who tanked our economy? LOL! You are just a sheeple who is spoon fed propaganda and you believe every drop of it. You are too funny. BTW, I never listen to Fox News. Unlike you who get your news from MSNBC, CNN, and Mother Jones, I actually take the time to read news from non-partisan news outlets (i.e. those who have an .org verses a .com). You are a perfect example of a low information voter who just drinks the milk from the tit that is placed in front of you.

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

@kjp0403 @kjp0403 Actually Kip, the White House Correspondents Dinner has been a tradition in Washington since the days of Coolidge, if you know who that is. Your old buddy Reagan along with both Bushes attended many of these. Now when Obama attends, you're gonna villify him? Try to actually read and learn something instead of spouting your moronic rants. And if you want to read about people high up the government getting tips on terrorist plots and dropping the ball, look up Bush, Cheney and Rice concerning 9-11.

kjp0403
kjp0403

Not really. Ever been to the downtown library? It's rather full these days.

ludwitr
ludwitr

@kjp0403 and you being on the internet and having a freshwater tap is a slap in the face to all the homeless people in this country who try to find a warm place to sleep at night...

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