Video flashback: Obama cracks wise on border security

Video flashback: Obama cracks wise on border security

In a recent column, I explored the liberal response to Barack Obama’s gratuitous sardonic needling of those who disagree with him — an unflattering trait that is apparently hard-wired into his psyche.

In an attempt to put a happy face on this personality deficit, the Daily Beast’s Dean Obeidallah applauded Obama’s “use of comedy to taunt and undermine his political foes.”

I imagine that the speech in the following video which dates to 2011 is the sort of rib-tickler Obeidallah is referring to. In it, Obama is talking about the excessive security measures he has taken to meet GOP concerns about the southern border.

If there is a joke at all in this harangue it is at Obama’s (and Obeidallah’) expense.

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Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.