They've been waiting for nearly eight years for that moment when they could finally point to President Obama and call him an angry black man. It has finally arrived, and boy are they milking it for everything it's worth.
One of the funniest moments in Obama's White House Correspondents Dinner speech Saturday night was the "bucket list" joke.
" 'Do you have a bucket list?' I say, well I have something that rhymes with bucket."
Immigration executive action? "Bucket!" he deadpanned. Stricter climate rules. "Bucket!"
Out came the clutched pearls and fanned foreheads. Oh my!
Reaction #1: It's so cruuuuuude.
If I had said something like that when I was 12, my father would have whacked me. Now, we have a president so pitiful that he thinks such crudeness is appropriate humor.
I'm pretty sure that writer wouldn't have been so shocked if it had been one of his heroes.
Reaction #2: Obama's filled with rage, and letting it out!
Depending on your perspective, President Obama's performance at the White House Correspondents Dinner Saturday night was either funny or filled with rage. Or perhaps it was funny about being filled with rage. Either way, there's no doubt that Obama, by incorporating comedian Keegan-Michael Key into his act, went public with the anger — specifically, the black anger — that has become part of the general conversation about Obama's time in office.
Ooooh, black anger. Scary, scary.
The whiners took the bait, which is exactly what we expected.