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White House Correspondent's Dinner

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  • Center Left Democrat
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    Flagstaff, AZ
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    The White House Correspondent's Dinner is always a nice break from the less friendly news coming out of the national's capitol.

    Although Obama has been better at past dinners, he still got off some good lines at the 2015 event. Here's the top 10 lines:

    http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/26/politics/white-house-correspondents-dinner-obama-top-10/index.html

    Although host Cecily Strong also had some good lines, it was actually a little painful to watch all 22 minutes of her speech.

    The link below will take you to Obama's entire speech:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-t40z5JhhRA
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Portland, OR
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    I haven't had a chance to catch Cecily Strong's speech, but I thought that the President's speech was pretty damn funny, especially when he brought his 'anger translator' onto the stage to tell the correspondents what he really thinks of them...

  • Center Left
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    Denton, TX
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    Best jab in my opinion was him going after Cheney:

    "Dick Cheney said I was the worst president of his lifetime, which is interesting because I think Dick Cheney is the worst president of my lifetime."


    Great line, maybe the best of the whole evening. Lots of uncomfortable truth to it.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    Colorado Springs, CO
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    I agree. That was the best line. I have often referred to the Bush administration as the Cheney/Bush presidency because Cheney was the alpha male in the twosome, and he still is going around attacking and defending.

    Perfect line for Obama. I wish it would get singled out more in coverage of the highlights.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Portland, OR
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    I also agree. He was undoubtedly one of the most powerful Vice President's in our nations history. I can't think of a single Vice President who had as much power as Cheney did in the Bush Administration.