Another year, another night of barbs and dark-humored jokes at the White House Correspondents' Dinner. Here were some of President Obama's best lines from Nerd Prom.
On host Joel McHale:
"On Community, Joel plays a preening, self-obsessed narcissist. So this dinner must be a change of pace for you.”
His "stellar" 2013:
"I admit it, last year was so bad, the 47 percent called Mitt Romney to apologize.”
“Of course, we rolled out Healthcare.gov. That could have gone better. In 2008, my slogan was, ‘Yes we can.’ In 2013 my slogan was Control, Alt, Delete.”
“I did notice, Sasha needed a speaker at Career Day. She invited Bill Clinton. I was a little hurt by that.”
On the media outlets:
“I am a little jet-lagged from my trip to Malaysia. The lengths we have to go to to get CNN coverage these days. I think they’re still searching for their table.”
“MSNBC is here—they’re a little over-whelmed. They’ve never seen an audience this big before.”
“The Koch brothers bought a table here tonight, but as usual they used a shadowy right-wing organization as a front. Hello, Fox News.”
“Let’s face it, Fox, you’ll miss me when I’m gone. It’ll be harder to convince the American people that Hillary was born in Kenya.”
Congress and Republicans:
“These days, the House Republicans give John Boehner a harder time than me, which means that orange really is the new black.”
"If you want to get paid while not working you should have to run for Congress just like everyone else.”
“Gridlock has gotten so bad, you’ve got to wonder, what did we do to piss off Chris Christie so bad?”
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