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August 24, 2012

MSNBC Reacts To Romney Joke With Restraint, Equanimity

"The basest and the most despicable bigotry we might be able to imagine."

See, this is why I sort of think it's funny. It's a "secondary reaction" joke. The joke itself is lame. The humor comes from imagining the reaction of the thin-skinned Obama and his hyperprotective partisans in the press. Then, of course, seeing it.

I think this is a type of clapper humor we see a lot from liberals, especially Bill Maher. His "jokes" aren't funny; but people laugh because they are anticipating an angry, upset reaction from the right.

So, it's not a style of joke of high craftsmanship. But it is one that has long had a cherished place in the leftist toolbox.

So game on.


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