Obama Laughs as Sykes Says She Hopes Rush Limbaugh’s Kidneys Fail


obama1[Audio below.] Wanda Sykes was out of control at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner. In the line that drew gasps from the posh crowd, she attacked Rush Limbaugh for saying he hoped the President’s policies would fail. “That’s treason,” she said. “That’s not saying anything different from what Osama bin Laden is saying… I think maybe Rush Limbaugh was the 20th hijacker but he was so strung out on Oxycontin he missed his flight.”

“Too much?” she asked rhetorically.

She also said: “Rush Limbaugh, I hope the country fails, I hope his kidneys fail, how ’bout that? Needs a little waterboarding, that’s what he needs.”

Sykes lauded Obama as “the first black President–unless” he messes up. “Then it’s ‘What’s up with the half-white guy?’ ‘Who voted for the mulatto?'” Saying he was “so accessible, rappers give you their demos,” Sykes established a thoroughly irreverent tone. Sykes also ragged on Vice President Joe Biden’s chattiness by suggesting he’d give away state secrets if captured by terrorists.

But Sykes reserved her most jagged-edged material for Limbaugh and Sean Hannity. Referring to Hannity’s offer to be waterboarded, she scoffed, “I can break Sean Hannity just by giving him a middle seat in coach.”

On Dick Cheney, Sykes said: “Dick Cheney…he’s a scary man, scares me to death. I tell my kids, I says, ‘Look, if two cars pull up, and one has a stranger, and the other car has Dick Cheney, you get in the car with the stranger.'”

President Obama had his own lead-in routine. He said Dick Cheney was busy working on his memoirs, “tentatively titled How To Shoot Friends And Interrogate People.” He made a series of “In the next hundred days… ” jokes. “In the next hundred days,” Obama said, “I will strongly consider losing my cool.” The President exuded aplomb in delivering his lines, chuckling at some of the punchlines as though he appreciated how well his joke-writers’ material was going over.

Click below to listen to a clip of Sykes’ jokes:

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  1. I don’t think this piece belongs on a frum website at all, and I cant believe the rabbanim who are officially behind the site’s content allowed this. And definitely not to actually listen to a clip of this leitzanus, and also in the middle of Sefirah! Please remove. Thank you.

  2. Mr. Hashem is Watching, what are you talking about? I just loistened to the same thing you did and I don’t see anything wrong with it. “leitzanus?” Please, give me a break. This is news bec. the president was there and he laughed at these pathetic jokes. It shows what type of president we have and what types of people attend and speak at these events. So no, there is nothing wrong with this post at all. Thanks Matzav for posting these interesting and entertaining, though disturbing, stories.

  3. The (who knows) new 12 year old Iranian president wants to purchase President Obamas’ birth State “Hawai” & Have it made into a Zionist State

  4. whats good for the goose is good for the gander. If Rush Limbaugh can regularly mock disabeled people or people with chronic illenesses like Michael J. Foc and mock and make fun of them the way that he does, then its open season if someone makes a joke about him and his own health. Why might Limbaughs kidneys actuall fail? Because of the substance abuse it takes and the toll limbaughs addiction to prescription drugs can take on his kidneys.

  5. news flash: bush for 8 years laughed at MUCH WORSE jokes about fellow leaders who were dmeocrats. much worse. it shows someone can laugh at a joke. what about all the idiots in our own community who make sick jokes about obama every day? its hpyocrisy, so quit the self righteous indignation