As his time as President comes to close, President Obama is pulling out all the stops and letting Republicans know that he is tired of their lies and nonsense. In a recent address, the President pulled no punches as he mocked the Republican candidates — and Republicans in general — for their positions on the Affordable Care Act, climate change, and more.
Obama’s act started by stating what everyone has been thinking: that the Republican candidates seem to be occupying a different reality than the rest of the country. In their world, the deficit has increased, unemployment rates have increased, and global warming isn’t real. About the negative attitude Republicans are sharing with the country, Obama said:
‘According to them, everything was really good in 2008, when we were going through the worst economic crisis in our lifetime…This apparently was the golden age that I messed up. I messed it up! And Obamacare, and immigrants, and taxes, and deficits all just messed everything up. And they’re so glum! They’re really, so frustrated.’
He went on to describe the difference between Republicans and Democrats, saying,
‘There is a lot that has to be fixed, but maybe, what makes us a little different as Democrats is that we try to base our analysis on facts and reason!’
President Obama also had plenty to say about the Republicans’ opinion on climate change.
‘If you went to a doctor. No, let’s change that. You go to a hundred doctors, and 99 of them tell you ‘you’ve got diabetes, you’ve got to stop eating bacon and doughnuts everyday’…you wouldn’t say, ‘that’s a conspiracy, they’re making that up. Ninety-nine of those doctors got together with Obama to try to prevent me from having bacon and doughnuts’. You wouldn’t do that. That’s not what you do. There’s not a single person that would do that.’
Amid peals of laughter in response to this analogy, Obama took a minute to get serious. “It’d be funny, but this is about climate change.” He then recalled the time a snowball was carried into the senate chambers to prove that global warming was not actually happening. “I am not making that up, that’s what happened!”
Plenty more jokes were made in the short segment. For more of Obama’s hilarious Republican roasting, watch the video below, courtesy of Christian Drake via YouTube.