So how bad was last year for President
“Things got so bad,” the president said, “the 47% called
That got a big laugh, as did other self-deprecating remarks — and stinging jabs at Republican leaders and the media — the president made during his routine at the 100th
The president began his speech mocking the litany of roadblocks his administration hit last year, sarcastically calling it his "stellar 2013." One recurring gimmick was the flashing of images on a screen. The president, playing straight man, would make a comment and then the image would provide the punch line.
He said that one of the good things about
The president noted that someone had thrown a shoe recently at
At the end of his routine,
But Obama eventually turned from self-deprecation to teasing 2016 contenders and criticizing news coverage.
Prior to Obama's remarks, Biden appeared in a video with
The president's best jokes:
On CNN's plane coverage: "I think they're still searching for their tables."
On the House speaker, alluding to his seemingly ever-present tan: "These days, House Republicans give John Boehner a harder time than they give me, which means orange really is the new black."
On unemployment benefits: “If you want to get paid while not working, you should have to run for
McHale's best jokes:
On Toronto Mayor
On a third President Bush: “
On Obamacare: "Over 8 million people have signed up for Obamacare, which sounds impressive, until you realize that Ashley Tisdale has 12 million Twitter followers."
On Canadian expat celebrities: “Between Rob Ford,