Tuesday, March 17, 2015

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Obama Cracks: If I Did Not Love America, 
I Wouldn't Have Moved Here From Kenya

Obama speaking at the 2015 Gridiron Club dinner cracked jokes about his Article II usurpation.

Unfortunately cameras were not allowed inside the event so all we have is the transcript of Obama's remarks.

Excerpts via transcript @ Washington Post:

"This is also my first gridiron with a new press secretary, Josh Earnest, who’s doing a great job.  (Applause.)  The other day, Josh came into the Oval and he said, “I’ve got good news and bad news.  The good news is that people are finally rallying around their charismatic African-American president.  The bad news — it’s Clarence Page.”  (Laughter.) 
Clarence and I go way back. 
MR. PAGE:  Way back. 
THE PRESIDENT:  Way back.  Before he took office, he felt comfortable asking me for tips on a being a successful black president.  (Laughter.)  And I told him, you want to keep your birth certificate handy.  (Laughter and applause.)" 

"Despite a great performance tonight, Scott [Walker] has had a few recent stumbles.  The other week he said he didn’t know whether or not I was a Christian.  And I was taken aback, but fortunately my faith teaches us forgiveness.  So, Governor Walker, as-salamu alaykum.  (Laughter and applause.) 
Scott also recently punted on a question of evolution, which I do think is a problem.  I absolutely believe in the theory of evolution — when it comes to gay marriage. 
And, finally, Governor Walker got some heat for staying silent when Rudy Giuliani said I don’t love America — which I also think is a problem.  Think about it, Scott — if I did not love America, I wouldn’t have moved here from Kenya.  (Laughter and applause.)  Still trying to deal with the overstaying the visa thing.  But hopefully the court is okay with the immigration initiatives. 
Governors Walker and Perry are not the only possible 2016-ers here tonight.  We also have Dr. Ben Carson.  He wants to make it clear that being here was a choice.  The fact is, Doctor, embracing homosexuality is not something you do because you go to prison.  It’s something you do because your Vice President can’t keep a secret on “Meet the Press.”  (Laughter.)" [...] Full transcript @ WaPo.

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