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Obama mimics Sherman during Correspondents Dinner


Several NFL players attended Saturday night’s White House Correspondents Dinner, an annual event which features a standup-style monologue from the Commander-in-Chief.

This year, President Barack Obama specifically mentioned one of the players by name.

“Seattle Seahawk cornerback Richard Sherman is here tonight, and he gave me some great tips on how to handle [media criticism].  Jake Tapper, don’t you ever talk about me like that!  I’m the best President in the game!

“What do you think, Richard?  Was that good?  A little more feeling next time?”

Obama followed that with another sports reference.   In pointing out that an American won the Boston Marathon for the first time in 30 years, Obama said, “It’s inspiring and only fair since a Kenyan has been President for the last six.”

Here’s the whole thing, if you have 20 minutes to kill and are interested in hearing the President deliver jokes someone else wrote.  Which actually makes it no different than the monologue for any late-night show.

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56 Responses to “Obama mimics Sherman during Correspondents Dinner”
  1. pftthoughtpolicemostwanted says: May 5, 2014 10:05 AM

    Feckless loser

  2. barrywhererufrom says: May 5, 2014 10:06 AM

    Obama mimics telling the truth to the American people about Benghazi..IRS scandals and NSA scandals..

  3. barsfordays says: May 5, 2014 10:11 AM

    Of course Obama would endorse the Legion of PED’s….

  4. stonefish67 says: May 5, 2014 10:12 AM

    Obama is an “A” hole and a phony.

  5. wtfchiefs says: May 5, 2014 10:12 AM

    Politicians are as good at jokes as they are at being honest.

  6. killerstiller says: May 5, 2014 10:16 AM

    I got nothing else to add here! Good comments, folks!

  7. jeffcfalcon says: May 5, 2014 10:17 AM

    What a loser Obama is.

  8. mkelly534 says: May 5, 2014 10:17 AM

    I love the bitter comments from people who have never accomplished anything significant in their lives yet feel free to call a Harvard Grad; best selling author and President of the United States a “loser.”

  9. somethinghappeninghere says: May 5, 2014 10:21 AM

    Watch this “Kenyan has been president for the last six” years go viral…yeah, I know, he’s being facetious…even a broken clock…er, president, is truthful twice a day…

  10. bobby927 says: May 5, 2014 10:22 AM

    An EMBARRASSMENT to the country.

  11. osiris33 says: May 5, 2014 10:22 AM

    If only he could mimic creating some jobs and being a leader

  12. Indybear says: May 5, 2014 10:27 AM

    It’s supposed to be funny, which it was. You guys need to let your sense of humor (if you even have one) trump your anger issues.

  13. wisconsinhillfolk says: May 5, 2014 10:28 AM

    It was a nice set. McHale was excellent, but the POTUS was hilarious!

    Also, BENGHAZI!!!!!!! OBAMACARE!!! IRS!!! NSA!!!! AND….. BENGHAZI?!

  14. crownofthehelmet says: May 5, 2014 10:30 AM

    Almost always disagree with his views, but I gotta say, the guy has good delivery.

  15. thestrategyexpert says: May 5, 2014 10:30 AM

    He’s also the worst President in the game. It goes both ways when you are the only one.

    But it’s more appropriate to say it this way, how dare you insinuate you’re great at your job when you are the President of the United States and you are NOT doing a good job! I didn’t find it to be as funny as he did. To me it was just sad.

    And it was very awkward when Joel McHale finished his bit and the Obamas were all warm and cozy with him after that set. I understand the roasting humor, but some of that content included some pretty disturbing jokes and it was a very sloppy set, and to be seen so appreciative and tight in fraternizing with him right after was just a bizarre and uncomfortable sight.

  16. afrancis55 says: May 5, 2014 10:30 AM

    So Obama is unable to tell the truth about Benghazi and the NSA, as well as incapable of balancing a budget, but he can make march madness brackets and tell jokes?

    Heck of a president we have ladies and gentlemen.

  17. shayeezy says: May 5, 2014 10:31 AM

    not sure why i expect anything resembling brain activity from the average football fan (i.e. the average american).

    46% of polled americans think the earth is ~5,000 years old. 26% think the sun revolves around the earth. people like this are obama’s loudest critics.

  18. killerstiller says: May 5, 2014 10:36 AM

    I’ve stepped in better!

  19. whatnojets says: May 5, 2014 10:37 AM


  20. loyalraven says: May 5, 2014 10:44 AM

    It appears monkeys have learned how to type.

  21. radiofriendly420 says: May 5, 2014 10:44 AM

    Not really a political guy here so…I’m not really an Obama fan or hater, nor am I interested in commenting on anything political.

    I am a big fan of comedy though. I watched about 10 minutes and thought it was pretty funny.

    Glad to see the President is able to have 15 minutes of fun as well as a sense of humor.

  22. weepingjebus says: May 5, 2014 10:45 AM

    The only thing he cares about is basketball — and his NCAA bracket still ended up in 3 millionth place at ESPN.

  23. kuranda84 says: May 5, 2014 10:51 AM

    If you like your White House Correspondence Dinners, you can keep your White House Correspondence Dinners.

  24. jz3248 says: May 5, 2014 10:53 AM

    The sad thing is that Sherman could mimic Obama and do a better job

  25. kuranda84 says: May 5, 2014 10:53 AM

    radiofriendly420 said:
    Not really a political guy here so…I’m not really an Obama fan or hater, nor am I interested in commenting on anything political.

    I am a big fan of comedy though. I watched about 10 minutes and thought it was pretty funny.

    Glad to see the President is able to have 15 minutes of fun as well as a sense of humor.


    Dude…15 minutes of fun. All this guy does is golf and go on vacation. Let’s get 15 minutes of work out of him.

  26. joe.attaboy says: May 5, 2014 10:53 AM

    Considering the laundry list of crap that’s wrong with this country today, I think the guy has a lot of stones to take time out from his busy schedule of vacationing and bracketing to stand around with a bunch of unfunny “celebrities” and crack jokes, even if they are self-deprecating.

    I know this event is a “tradition” in Washington. That doesn’t make it necessary.

    What a tool.

  27. doubleogator says: May 5, 2014 10:56 AM

    The biggest joke is Obama himself…

  28. mrnasty1984 says: May 5, 2014 11:05 AM

    Everytime politics are brought up everyone freaks out… but that my friends, was actually quite funny… and that is what it was intended to be.

  29. fedexfield says: May 5, 2014 11:08 AM

    Way to feed the trolls…

  30. stonefish67 says: May 5, 2014 11:12 AM

    He is the Joke, folks

  31. nyyjetsknicks says: May 5, 2014 11:21 AM

    weepingjebus says:
    May 5, 2014 10:45 AM
    The only thing he cares about is basketball — and his NCAA bracket still ended up in 3 millionth place at ESPN.


    I read that his bracket was better than both McCain and Romney.

  32. northshorejag says: May 5, 2014 11:29 AM

    He’s been mimicking Steve Weatherford for 5 years

  33. wnstonchill says: May 5, 2014 11:29 AM

    Too bad he can’t “mimic” a United States President……..

  34. gudy2shoes says: May 5, 2014 11:43 AM

    He’s Great. I love the President.

  35. 5to46hawkfan says: May 5, 2014 11:45 AM

    Mkelly534 – Awww, is everyone hurting your feelings by calling your president a loser. We’ll just call that president a straight up LIAR!
    Is that better. Truth hurts.. No other president has done more to damage this country than this guy… Sorry if America sees it and you don’t!

  36. 13datsyuk13 says: May 5, 2014 11:59 AM

    If you have a chance watch Joel McHales bit on Chris Christie.

  37. jdphx says: May 5, 2014 12:04 PM

    Great speaker…. Terrible President.

    I threw up…. A LOT!

  38. ckruszka says: May 5, 2014 12:04 PM

    2 years cannot go by fast enough. Please get the joke that he is out of here. So sick of this man.

  39. kamthechancellor says: May 5, 2014 12:16 PM

    What a bunch of whiney people on this thread. Vote for better leaders you fools.

  40. justwinbaby29 says: May 5, 2014 12:25 PM

    Sherman isn’t the only Richard the president has mimicked. Nixon is the other.

  41. theageofquarrel says: May 5, 2014 12:32 PM

    I guess none of the commentors here voted for Barry?

  42. charlesbrown2316 says: May 5, 2014 12:46 PM

    Yeah this multi millionaire ivy league grad who is the president of the most powerful country on the planet for the second time is a loser that nobody likes. That should make you haters feel really really bad about yourselves.
    Ps he is funnier, he’s better looking, and his dog doesn’t shed. Consider throwing yourself off a bridge

  43. dadawg77 says: May 5, 2014 1:08 PM

    Always love watching the opposite party freak or in posts like this. Objectively he has been a much better President than GWB. Yelling Benganzi makes you look like an idiot pawn of the Fox/GOP machine. All the time spent investigating, and the only thing found is while the attack was tragic, the administration did nothing nefarious and the initial statements on the attack group it together because of confusion and/or keeping quiet on it because it was an CIA outpost. For political attacks it is time to find a new dead horse.

  44. joe2jerry says: May 5, 2014 1:16 PM

    He’ll just froze over, I agree with hawks fan (not the chanceler) one

  45. axespray says: May 5, 2014 1:18 PM

    Sarah Palin was the other option….

    So I guess Obama is like Richard Sherman and the seahawks, who to root for? That Turtle Kaepernick and doofus Harbaugh, or the ped patrol?

  46. anarchcapitalist says: May 5, 2014 1:18 PM

    Obama is definitely “management material.” (Office Space)

  47. raiders4ever says: May 5, 2014 1:38 PM

    If you think Obama was bad then I hate to think what you think of G. Bush…Obama was just having some fun at the dinner people bash him for that ?? wow the media treat him like hes a ex Raider anything he does or doesnt do he cant win..the Raiders pick up Tuck and Woodely and few veterans and there all old washed up but Denver picks up even older guy named Ware and hes there

  48. slugbaitspace says: May 5, 2014 1:46 PM

    I started voting back during the Reagan administration. The one thing that has never changed throughout my life is that the current president sucks.

    People come out of the woodwork to proclaim how horrible of a job the president is doing…every year, every president.

    Y’all boring me now.

  49. jaygruntboston says: May 5, 2014 2:01 PM

    See that’s some comedy right there. Not as good as the REAL LIFE bumbling and butchering of the English language like Dumbya, but pretty good. Republitrash love the rich and corporations, and hate average Americans and Vets. They will always do ZERO for jobs, as their track record shows.

  50. mediasloppy says: May 5, 2014 2:57 PM

    Best remark, because it’s exactly what people blame the President for in ignorance.

    “One issue, for example, we haven’t been able to agree on is unemployment insurance. Republicans continue to refuse to extend it. And you know what, I am beginning to think they’ve got a point. If you want to get paid while not working, you should have to run for Congress just like everybody else.”

  51. craigkintexas says: May 5, 2014 3:01 PM

    What a disappointing human being!

  52. macneil4025 says: May 5, 2014 3:02 PM

    Obama is the man, all you haters should get off your couches and stop watching FOX News, AKA GOP TV!

  53. craigkintexas says: May 5, 2014 3:48 PM

    According to the latest Pew-USA Today poll, by more than a 2-to-1 margin, voters say they want the next president to pursue policies different from the Obama administration’s priorities.

  54. wisconsinhillfolk says: May 5, 2014 4:11 PM

    The Pew-USA Today poll still has Romney winning the 2012 election by a landslide.

  55. bondsncruz says: May 5, 2014 6:56 PM

    Sherman- a good foootball player and the WORST sportsman in professional athletics. Makes the President look like a fool acting like a loser like Sherman. They both have something in common though, they’re both complete phonies!

  56. william1939 says: May 6, 2014 12:28 AM

    That’s just what you want. Your president mimicking a classless cheat. Yes cheat. It’s generally agreed that the Seahawks and Sherman in particular break the rules continually. Knowing the officials don’t want to call a penalty on every play.

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