The debates are (finally) over. Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump attended the Al Smith Dinner for a we bit of roasting. Yep, both roasted each other, but obviously since we’re not fans of Cankles, we prefer Trump’s jokes. Yes, we’re biased.
Yes, his jokes were better. But Hillary is ripe for the jokes, so not sure that’s hard.
“Last night, I called Hillary ‘a nasty woman.’ But this stuff is all relative. After listening to Hillary rattle on and on and on, I don’t think so badly of Rosie O’Donnell anymore. In fact I’m actually starting to like Rosie a lot.”
“Now, if some of you haven’t noticed, Hillary isn’t laughing as much as the rest of us. That’s because she knows the jokes, and all of the jokes were given to her in advance of the dinner by [DNC interim chairwoman] Donna Brazile.”
“And even tonight, with all of the heated back and forth, between my opponent and me at the debate last night, we have proven that we can actually be civil to each other. In fact, just before taking the dais, Hillary accidentally bumped into me and she very civilly said, ‘pardon me.’ And I very politely replied, let me talk to you about that after I get into office.”
Yep, we’re going to show you Hillary’s joke highlights too. Why not? Trigger-warning to overly-sensitive Trump supporters: Don’t watch something you know will trigger you (in this case, Hillary saying mean things about Trump).
In fairness, some of these are pretty funny…
“People look at the Statue of Liberty and they see a proud symbol of our history as a nation of immigrants, a beacon of hope for people around the world. Donald looks at the Statue of Liberty and sees a ‘four.’ Maybe a ‘five’ — if she loses the torch and tablet and changes her hair.”
“I said ‘no’ to some jokes that I thought were over the line, but I suppose you can judge for yourself on WikiLeaks in the next few days.”
“Let’s embrace the spirit of the evening, let’s come together, remember what unites us, and just rip on Ted Cruz.”
It’s important to take a break from the serious every now and again. Engaging the culture by jabbing at one another shows “the folks” (as Obama would say) the lighter side of politics. Of course that’s a lie, politics aren’t light at all. All of these jokes were likely crafted by actual joke writers, not the candidates themselves. It’s a show, meant to garner even more votes by showing the human side of each candidate. I KNOW.
But still, it’s a nice break from the debates. It’s a nice break from the heavy policy conversations. They’re jokes. Let’s just enjoy them for what they are.
Speaking of “jokes”…