Huckabee's Obama Joke Falls Flat

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  1. Principessa

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    Huckabee's Obama Joke Falls Flat

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- He was known as a presidential candidate with a sense of humor. But Mike Huckabee's joke at the National Rifle Association convention Friday was a dud.

    Appearing in front of about 6,000 gun rights activists, Huckabee's speech was interrupted by a loud noise. The former Arkansas governor said, "That was Barack Obama. He just tripped off a chair. He's getting ready to speak and somebody aimed a gun at him and he -- he dove for the floor."

    The comment was immediately noted on news websites and by bloggers who found the crack about Obama getting shot at inappropriate. Obama's campaign had no comment, as it was engaged in a heated back-and-forth with both President Bush and Sen. John McCain -- the presumptive Republican nominee -- over Obama's fitness to be commander in chief.

    Huckabee provided most of the humor in the 2008 Republican primaries, cracking jokes during several of the debates. He won the Iowa caucuses but failed to reach far beyond the evangelical community in states after that.

    That wasn't a joke, and it wasn't funny. Sadly it was typical of the insensitive and rude things that have been said by both parties during this election.
     
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    Oops! I hate when that happens...
     
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    I saw the video. I dont think he really meant it mean. It did come off as something he shouldnt have said. Huckabee is a fool. He stuck his foot in his own mouth once again.
     
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    I LOVE it when it happens! Proof that Huckabee is just another stupid Cracker. Good riddance to him.
     
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    if one of us had said it we would be under FBI radar and maybe jail.
     
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    There must be quite a handful of people here under FBI radar then, because I've seen quite a few people insist that Obama is the wrong man for the job because of hate crime risks.
     
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    Hahahaha! Huckabee is fucking hillarious!
     
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    It would have been funny if this comment came out of the mouth of a comedian. When you're trying to have a political career, comments like this makes you look stupid. I have absolutely no sympathy for the Huckabitch.
     
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    So people are surprised Huckabee is a dumbass redneck? Psh!

    Agreed that there are still people in this day in age that would like to see a black man killed for doing well.

    But I tell you this, if Barack Obama is assasinated, the US will tear itself apart. Mark my words.
     
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    There are going to be riots either way.
     
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    give the guy credit for a funny off the cuff remark..
     
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    He'd actually have to make one first.
     
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    Geez, take about needing a shoehorn the size of Southern California to remove his foot from his mouth. Get out the mouthwash- this joke of his was in extremely bad taste.
     
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    Huckabee's view on things in old fashioned, as he stated he believed in Creationism, and the world as we know it is less that 5,000 years old. Of course he isn't a deep (or quick) thinker. He must have had Obama in his sights to pump out that bile so quickly.
     
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    Which he did do because if you listen to the response of laughter to the off the cuff remark he made would suggest he made one.
     
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    As a black person, a lot of black people are scared that he might actually be assasinated. So yes, jokes like this are inapropriate.
     
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    It was something that probably sounded better in his head than coming out of his mouth.
    Admittedly, to me it wasn't funny at all; however, I also don't think he meant it in a racist way. It was in poor taste.
    AND, by the way, being non-black doesn't make the possibility of being assassinated any more appealing or funnier.
     
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    It may not be any more appealing or funny, but unfortunately it might be a lot more likely.
     
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    I can only hope that wouldn't be true.
     
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    i would say 99% of jokes are inappropriate....that's why they're called jokes.
     
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