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Why is this considered to be turning on Obama?

When comedians have made fun of Presidents for ages.
http://tv.yahoo.com/saturday-night-live/show/194/news/tv.tvguide.com/latenight-comedians-turning-obama-20091011

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TBandNCmommy

Asked by TBandNCmommy at 12:16 PM on Oct. 12, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • TBandNCmommy

    Answer by TBandNCmommy at 12:17 PM on Oct. 12, 2009

  • It's not but like the last line states...the beginning of the end so maybe he will resign and we will get a leader that will do something to help our nation instead of cruising off to woo everyone....after all the election is over and he doesn't need other countries support more than his own peoples'.
    Jademom07

    Answer by Jademom07 at 12:25 PM on Oct. 12, 2009

  • Didn't you know that anything we say against the Obama messiah proves that we are racist?

    AngelDawn7

    Answer by AngelDawn7 at 12:26 PM on Oct. 12, 2009

  • A lot of comedians will make jokes about popular topics and highlight what a lot of people are thinking. It isn't that they where making jokes about Obama that is the" turning against him" part it is how the jokes were geared against him instead of for him. It is all how it works. When Brittney Spears was in the news all the time making a fool out of herself the comedians had a field day, in a way Obama getting an award for an "idea of peace" instead on an"action" that opened a door for critics.
    LilCaprica

    Answer by LilCaprica at 12:34 PM on Oct. 12, 2009

  • Because the white gloves have now come off. All of the liberal press have slobbered over this White House and now we are starting to see some cracks. Notice when SNL came out with the "joke." It was after the Pres went below the 50% approval rating poll.
    pvtjokerus

    Answer by pvtjokerus at 12:35 PM on Oct. 12, 2009

  • Maybe because the media, including the comedy shows, were always pretty soft on him?

    I think comedians follow public opinion. They say what everyone else is thinking, but maybe haven't expressed. As Obama's weaknesses start to show and public opinion turns against him, they will go after him more and more, just like they have every other politician.
    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 12:38 PM on Oct. 12, 2009

  • They haven't turned on him in fact they will be far more sensitive with him than with previous Presidents simply because of his race. Many critics are more careful any disagreement with him and that person is labeled a racist. Obama needs to address that and stop that in its track. If this continues it will harm another black persons shot at being our Commander in Chief again. No one wants a President that they cannot question without being called a racist.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:46 PM on Oct. 12, 2009

  • Anon :46 has a good point.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:50 PM on Oct. 12, 2009

  • Obama needs to address that and stop that in its track.

    The problem is he has addressed it and his minions don't care. Just like during the campaign - as soon as the news broke about Bristol Palin being preggo, Obama was on the news giving a very explicit statement that HE was the product of an unwed teenage mother, that nobody had the right to slam Palin's family or suggest that being an unwed mother or the product of one was something to hold against anyone. Nobody cared - the jokes flew, the rumors spread, some of them outright criminal. Obama saying no isn't enough - he's only along for the ride on this train. He's not driving it.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 1:09 PM on Oct. 12, 2009

  • It shouldn't be, that's what comedians do. Bill Maher and Jon Stewart have been doing it for awhile. I suppose one could say I have turned on him since I have joked and disagree with many of his views or actions even tho I voted for him.


    People can think of me what they want, I don't give a rats ass.


     

    Friday

    Answer by Friday at 1:32 PM on Oct. 12, 2009

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