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Bush Would Have Been Skewered for Obama Joke

3/20/2009 12:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

President Barack Obama made fun of the handicapped last night on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." He was making a joke about his bad bowling skills, but here's the question: If George W. Bush had said the same thing, would people be lashing out more? If so, why?

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By the way, Kolan McConiughey, a Special Olympics competitor from Michigan, has bowled three perfect games of 300. Yes he can!

UPDATE -- The Special Olympics has released this statement.



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91.

:what ev errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr    

Oh I just love this.

THE OBAMA ERROR BEGINS!

2044 days ago
92.

Rock    

Steph, give me one example of President Obama commiting an illegal act or being in trouble with the law. President Obama has taken on the biggest challenge of his life, being President. I wouldn't want that burden for 1 trillion dollars. He misspoke and people want to jump all over him, we are taught to FORGIVE. You're right your character is your life, and I haven't seen anything he has done that shows he has bad character. He tried to make a joke and it wasn't in mean spirit, forgive him and move on.

2044 days ago
93.

Gersey Geri    

These people who tear apart anything you say are NUTS. He was referring to his bowling (which is really funny) and now the idiots who look for anything and everything to pick on are at it again. Life is really getting boring when you can't do or say anything without worrying about offending someone. GET A LIFE!!!!!!!

No, I didn't vote for Obama. I voted for Hillary. But, Obama is doing a great job.

2044 days ago
94.

MichelleObamaisaman    


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Q: What do you get when you offer a Liberal a penny for his thoughts?
A: Change.

Q: How do you confuse a Liberal?
A: You don't. They're born that way.

Q: Why is it good to have a Democrat passenger?
A: You can park in the handicap zone.

Q: What's the difference between Elvis and a smart Liberal?
A: Elvis has been sighted.

A Democrat died and a friend went around collecting for a fund for his funeral. A woman was asked to donate ten dollars.
"Ten dollars?" she said. "It only takes ten dollars to bury a Democrat? Here's a hundred - go bury 10 of them!"

Q: How do you keep a Democrat busy?
A: Write 'Please turn over' on both sides of a piece of paper.

Q: How do you keep a Liberal busy all day?
A: Put him in a round room and tell him to wait in the corner.

Q: What do you call a Democrat with an IQ of 130?
A: A foursome

Q: How do you get a one-armed Liberal out of a tree?
A: Wave to him.

Q: What do you call a basement full of Liberals?
A: A whine cellar.

Q: What is the definition of gross ignorance?
A: 144 Democrats.

Q: What is foreplay for a Democrat?
A: Thirty minutes of begging.

Q: What is the Democrat doing when he holds his hands tightly over his ears?
A: Trying to hold on to a thought.

Q: Why did the Liberal have blisters on his lips?
A: From trying to blow out lightbulbs.

Q: Why do Liberals work seven days a week?
A: So you don't have to retrain them on Monday.

A Democrat found a magic genie's lamp and rubbed it. The genie said, "I will grant you one wish." He said, "I wish I were smarter". So the genie made him a Republican.

Q: What the difference between a Democrat and the rear end of a horse?
A: I don't know either.

Q: How is a Liberal different from a sewer rat?
A: Some people actually like sewer rats.

Q: How many Democrats does it take to change a light bulb?
A: None. They prefer to walk in the dark.

Q: Why do so many Liberals live in L.A.?
A: It’s the only city that is easy enough for them to spell.

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A: A Democrat parade.

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A: Because they can't get the smell out of the tuna.

Q: How do you plant dope?
A: Bury a Democrat.

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A: The sack.

Q: What's the definition of a Democrat running for Congress for the first time?
A: A mouse trying to become a rat.

Q: What's the difference between God and a Democrat?
A: God knows He's not a Democrat.

2044 days ago
95.

mal, MNN    

great for Kolan, but he's one talent special olympics kid. The President's JOKE was insignificant and nothing for you to try to cause trouble over.
why not focus on the other remarks the Amercian people and his mtg with Repubican CA governor to help save California. President Obama is taking action and working hard.

2044 days ago
96.

MichelleObamaisaman    

Q. What’s the difference between Ross Perot and Barack Obama?
A. Ross Perot is crackpot with big ears; Barack Obama is a pothead with big ears.






Q. Why is Barack Obama jealous of Hillary Clinton?
A. She the one with the cojones.




Q Why is Oprah supporting Obama?
A She has a history of supporting frauds.


Q. What made Barack help a Chicago slumlord to victimize the poor?
A. The check.


Q. Why does Barack want higher taxes?
A. Cause he won’t be the one paying them.




Q: What's the problem with Barack Obama jokes?
A: His followers don't think they're funny and other people don't think they're jokes.



Giving money and power to Barack Obama is like giving liquor and car keys to a teenage boy. (Tip o’ the hat to P. J. O’Rourke)



Q: Why are there so few real Barack Obama jokes?
A: Most of them are true stories.



Q. What's the difference between Pinocchio and Barack Obama?
A. Obama's nose doesn't grow when he lies.



Q. Candidate Obama has been telling us, “Yes We Can.” What will President Obama tell us?
A. “Yes You Will.”


Q. Why does Barack Obama support our servicemen?
A. He doesn’t.


Q. Why did Barack Obama decide to be a lawyer?
A. He didn’t want to have to work for a living.



Q: What is a lawyer gone bad called?
A: Senator Obama.


Q. What does Barack Obama call lunch with a convicted felon?
A. Deductible.


Q. Why did Barack Obama register to run for office as a Democrat?
A. The Communist Party doesn’t have enough voters.


Q. Why does Barack Obama oppose the Second Amendment?
A. It stands between him and the First.


Q. Why won’t Barack Obama’s presidential jet be flight worthy?
A. It will only have a left wing.


Marie Antoinette said, “Let them eat cake.”
Barack Obama says, “Let them eat arugala.”


Robin Hood took from the rich and gave to the poor.
Barack Obama takes from the middle class and sticks it to the

2044 days ago
97.

Rich    

If Obama had his trusty telepromter this would have never happened...The man is a walking white hating bigot communist but his trusty telepromter makes him seem like everybody's best friend...wake up america...this man wants to destroy you and your country....when he tells your children what school and job they MUST pursue then maybe you'll wake up....when they tell which operations you can and can't have....then maybe you'll wake up.....when they "re-distribute" everything you have worked your whole lives for then maybe you'll wake up....oh yes change is coming...but that's not a good thing...we live in the greatest country in the world....it's doesn't need change....

2044 days ago
98.

nan    

Now, now come on people. Obama just didn't have his teleprompter to tell him what he was supposed to say! Obama is destroying our country and I really didn't expect it. I am impressed however in the speed with which he is doing it. He will have the record for not only being the worst president in history but the fastest as well! What a blithering idiot!

2044 days ago
99.

GypsyLaura    

Lighten up. Lenny Bruce ...words are words we put the meaning behind it.
I use the term also.

2044 days ago
100.

truthfully yours    

Buttercup sounds like a real genius.

2044 days ago
101.

celebutaunter77    

Obama is a socialist pig bastard.
And his wife is a nasty beeeotch.
And his kids are ugly.
And so is his dog.

2044 days ago
102.

Wolftech    

@ #60 by Rock - I think you need to put down YOUR kool-aid. Obama is a man of integrity? Really? Are you serious? Ok... lets look at this man's integrity. Lets start with AIG. He got 100k from them, and then complains about the bonuses that they were contractually obligated to pay out this year (but if they wouldn't have bailed them out at all, then this wouldn't be an issue). How many of his staff picks have had tax problems or other issues. There has been more issues with Obama's cabinet and staff picks in the first 2 months than 4 years of any other president. This is the man that called his grandmother a 'typical white woman'. This is the man who apparently sat in a church where the pastor was spewing racist and anti-american hatred for 20 years, who sold videos of said sermons in the lobby, and Obama says he never heard it. That means he is either oblivious or a liar. This is the man who got a huge start in his political career from the home of a vile terrorist, and yet claimed he didn't really know him, even though Ayres was on several commities with him, they went to the same parties, and Obama even praised his book. What is the opposite of Integrity? Obama.

2044 days ago
103.

GypsyLaura    

Bush and his cronies killed this country. He made a fortune off of the war and oil.

2044 days ago
104.

baby    

glad YOU would not want that responsibility Rock for a trillion dollars! the people of the united states has 7.5 trillion missing, why dont you ask obama where it is? he seems so free hearted passing out money to men who give themselves million dollar bonuses! now he has our great grandkids who will be paying taxes as the collateral for the money!

and btw i am not a republican nor did i like bush! but he made a lot of promises he not gonna keep because he is a liar!

2044 days ago
105.

Gersey Geri    

Get a life folks. It was a joke. What boring lives you must lead.

2044 days ago
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