Did Obama really tell an 'off-color' lesbian joke?

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White HouseA pool reports fromA Thursday's glitzy star-studded LGBT gala in Beverly Hills include the tidbitA that President Barack Obama opened his remarks with an "off-color" joke in response to an introduction by TV host Ellen DeGeneres. Full Story
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Really

Omaha, NE

#1 Jun 7, 2012
I've listened several times and my answer would be yes.

“Work hard at work worth doing.”

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#3 Jun 8, 2012
Richard Guerra wrote:
Obama started at about 7 p.m. with an off-color joke about Ellen DeGeneres and his wife, who recently beat the comedian in a pushup contest on her talk show. He said DeGeneres had complained “that Michelle didn’t go all the way down.”
Isn't that what lesbians do when they're doing push ups? They go up and down!!!
Nothing off color about that.
Look, BO needs to work on getting jobs for Americans, not flit around doing comedy acts and appearing on talk shows like he's some kind of rock star.

“Work hard at work worth doing.”

Since: Apr 11

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#4 Jun 8, 2012
s/b: not flitting

Since: Mar 07

United States

#6 Jun 8, 2012
teddyr4me wrote:
<quoted text>Look, BO needs to work on getting jobs for Americans, not flit around doing comedy acts and appearing on talk shows like he's some kind of rock star.
Actually, both sides are already campaigning hard, so no work will get done until after the election. The President needs money to run, and the party that opposes him will NEVER vote for anything that would improve the economy now, because it might give a boost to his rating.

That's how our system works.

If we don't like it, then we need campaign reform of some sort to shorten election season or lengthen Presidential terms
Realist

Greensboro, NC

#8 Jun 8, 2012
Classless Obama is always miscalculating about the acceptability of his humor to the majority of Americans.

“Work hard at work worth doing.”

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#9 Jun 8, 2012
Quest wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually, both sides are already campaigning hard, so no work will get done until after the election. The President needs money to run, and the party that opposes him will NEVER vote for anything that would improve the economy now, because it might give a boost to his rating.
That's how our system works.
If we don't like it, then we need campaign reform of some sort to shorten election season or lengthen Presidential terms
The problem is that BO never quit campaigning, even after his inauguration.

Since: Jul 11

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#10 Jun 8, 2012
teddyr4me wrote:
<quoted text>Look, BO needs to work on getting jobs for Americans, not flit around doing comedy acts and appearing on talk shows like he's some kind of rock star.
Rock star? Nope, culture personality is more like it. Heck even Clinton could play a bit of sax.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#11 Jun 8, 2012
teddyr4me wrote:
<quoted text>The problem is that BO never quit campaigning, even after his inauguration.
What president has?
2012 Romney

Omaha, NE

#12 Jun 8, 2012
Quest wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually, both sides are already campaigning hard, so no work will get done until after the election. The President needs money to run, and the party that opposes him will NEVER vote for anything that would improve the economy now, because it might give a boost to his rating.
That's how our system works.
If we don't like it, then we need campaign reform of some sort to shorten election season or lengthen Presidential terms
Romney isn't on the Federal payroll and IMO Obama's should be yanked. He's been in campaign mode side Nov 2008.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#13 Jun 8, 2012
2012 Romney wrote:
<quoted text>Romney isn't on the Federal payroll and IMO Obama's should be yanked. He's been in campaign mode side Nov 2008.
Again, which politician isn't in constant campaign mode?

“Work hard at work worth doing.”

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#14 Jun 8, 2012
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>Again, which politician isn't in constant campaign mode?
ThThis is one area where this president IS actually being transparent. Campaigns should be funded publicly and be limited to only six weeks! This guy makes every trip he takes become a site for a campaign speech.

“Work hard at work worth doing.”

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#15 Jun 8, 2012
s/b: This
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#17 Jun 8, 2012
Who cares!! Gimme a break!!
racer42

Benicia, CA

#18 Jun 8, 2012
X -Man- wrote:
Who cares!! Gimme a break!!
What would you like broken?
Rico Obsession

Temple City, CA

#19 Jun 8, 2012
Obama was at a L.A. gay event. Of course there will be references to gay people.

You Obama haters try way too hard that it makes you all look like fools.
Rico Obsession

Temple City, CA

#20 Jun 8, 2012
teddyr4me wrote:
<quoted text>Look, BO needs to work on getting jobs for Americans, not flit around doing comedy acts and appearing on talk shows like he's some kind of rock star.
Obama did and your GOP lackeys said fk the USA worker.

Senate blocks new Obama jobs bill
http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/...

It's time to clean out Congress of these un-American job killing Republicans.
Rico Obsession

Temple City, CA

#21 Jun 8, 2012
racer42 wrote:
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What would you like broken?
Why do you pick fights that you cannot win?
Rico Obsession

Temple City, CA

#22 Jun 8, 2012
2012 Romney wrote:
<quoted text>Romney isn't on the Federal payroll and IMO Obama's should be yanked. He's been in campaign mode side Nov 2008.
When you can present a law that mandates that a sitting president cannot campaign during an election year then you have something to play with, until then... you're acting a fool.
Rico Obsession

Temple City, CA

#23 Jun 8, 2012
Realist wrote:
Classless Obama is always miscalculating about the acceptability of his humor to the majority of Americans.
The only group of people who has the right to be offended would be the gay community, are you gay?

If not then why the support for gays when in fact you're likely a homophobe?

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