The White House Correspondent’s Dinner has been held every year since 1920 to honor excellence in journalism. But it is also an event where politicians rub elbows with Hollywood celebrities and vice versa, and where the President is able to show his humorous side.
On Saturday night, President Obama took the opportunity to turn the Republican Party and Mitt Romney into even bigger punchlines than they already are.
President Obama began with Congressional Republicans who have blocked any and every bill in an attempt to make him (and America) fail. The President reminded us that he was elected back in 2008, and then quipped,
“Since then, Congress and I have certainly had our differences; yet, I’ve tried to be civil, to not take any cheap shots. And that’s why I want to especially thank all the members who took a break from their exhausting schedule of not passing any laws to be here tonight. Let’s give them a big round of applause.”
President Obama then turned his attention to Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican Presidential nominee, taking a light jab at Romney’s vast wealth and many houses.
“Anyway, it’s great to be here this evening in the vast, magnificent Hilton ballroom — or what Mitt Romney would call a little fixer-upper.”
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