The Roast Wasn’t Funny To Me

bad night

I took a copy of this years White House correspondents dinner video over to my 95 year old mom’s house because I thought we might get a laugh out of it, and I like to cheer her up.

None of this years remaining candidates showed up except for Bernie Sanders. I can imagine why Donald Trump didn’t attend, because president Obama really handed it to him – for about five minutes – the last time he was there, and he wasn’t even running for president then, but you have to wonder why Hillary, Cruz and Kasich didn’t want to be at the premiere event of the season.

In a year when it looks like things are shaping up to only give the American voters a chance to vote for two candidates that, frankly, most Americans hate, all the jokes fell a bit flat to me.

I’m sure I was in a bad mood, but my mom and I really wanted Bernie to win, and were proud that Utah had stood up so strong for him. I couldn’t understand why Obama kept bringing up the word, democracy, with all of the voter suppression going on.

I get sort of emotional when I’m around mom, but I couldn’t help but tear up.

  1. #1 by Richard Warnick on May 3, 2016 - 5:05 pm

    President Obama had some great one-liners, but I hated his “Game of Thrones” reference. He was really nice to Bernie, and zinged Her Hillaryness.

    “If this material goes well, I’ll use it at Goldman Sachs next year. Earn me some serious Tubmans.”

    Larry Wilmore totally bombed. I guess the new rule is comedians can’t be funnier than the President?

  2. #2 by Larry Bergan on May 3, 2016 - 8:15 pm

    It was funny when Wilmore acknowledged he didn’t get any applause at the start.

    Bernie Sanders declared winner in Indiana, and proves the polls wrong again. Ted Cruz just dropped out. Looks like Trump vs Hillary, unless the DNC realizes their Hillary or nobody strategy could result in nobody. Thanks so much for that, Debbie and “liberal” media.

    In First, Trump Ekes Ahead of Clinton in New National Poll

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