We’ll have to wait to see how the pundits spin President Obama’s big “laugh line” about how he’s seen members of Congress at “all those ribbon cuttings.” Was the deathly silence the result of shame, as the nation’s representatives were called out on pilfering all that money from Obama’s stash (i.e., your taxes) to spend on their own districts? You know, those shovel ready jobs that weren’t quite shovel ready by the president’s own admission?

Laughs, as in plural? Hey, PolitiFact, we heard you were looking for topics to investigate.


Or, more likely, was the joke just a dud?

  • V the K

    Um, can anyone name even 1 … ONE… example of a significant piece of public infrastructure built with the Obama Stimulus?

    • KansasGirl

      Digging America’s grave?

    • SineWaveII

      Solyndra, A123. The Chevy Volt plant, Gibson Guitar ..oh sorry that last one was a battering ram not a ribbon

  • Terry_Jim

    @IERenergy tweets ” Want a #ribboncuttin? Start with #KeystoneXL. ”

  • Maxx

    That went over about as well as submarines with screen doors.

    • 1SkepticalChick

      More like a turd in a well.

      • Secede

        “Turd in a punchbowl ” you mean

        • 1SkepticalChick

          Nope. Well. You can throw out the contents of a punch bowl and start over. Get one in your well water…no place to go from there.

  • Maxx

    That went over about as well as submarines with screen doors.

  • seek456

    well hell, now we know what he was watching instead of Benghazi!

  • TheAmishDude

    “I rape you, steal your money and allow you to have a pittance. You should thank me.” — shorter Barack Obama

  • http://twitter.com/R_U_Srs Seriously?

    From wh.gov – transcript. http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/02/12/remarks-president-state-union-address NOTE – (Laughter) is after this line. So yeah, dimwit libs above, he did mean it as a joke. And it went – yeah, well, badly. And BTW? If the (Laughter) and the many, many (Applause) lines are added to the speech… someone should check that.

  • Paul Citro

    How about a “SHOW ME”.

  • Perry


  • oneword

    He makes me want to puke

  • lainer51

    Bless his heart, he thinks he’s a comedian – oh wait, he IS a comedian, but no one’s laughing.

    • TocksNedlog

      He’s the biggest joke EVAH!

  • TocksNedlog

    He would do a face-palm; but if he did that, then he couldn’t admire himself in the mirror, so . . .

  • $37620174

    If I don’t have a sense of humor, is a joke funny?