At the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner a week ago, the country’s first African-American president said he had “a lot in common” with Boehner who is Caucasian. “He is a person of color,” Obama joked before a massive ballroom of celebrities and Washington journalists. “Although not a color that appears in the natural world,” Obama added, barely able to keep his composure as he delivered the dig.
“As I tell my friends, you only tease the ones you love,” Boehner said responding to Obama Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union.
“Yeah, I enjoy being outside,” Boehner added, trying to explain his persistently tanned appearance.
“I’d rather be heckled than ignored,” the Ohio Republican told CNN’s John King.
Hey...racism is racism no matter who says it. All typical white women know this and now those who are tanned do too.
Just because he is black and president does not mean he is immune from human traits- good and bad.
Poor Ellis. It's got to be hard being born a white man in America. Especially one that has no sense of humor. I'm sure there's a support group you can attend. You are in my prayers.
When is the Media going to stop digging in week old manure?
I think Obama's comment was funny ! And John took it well. To bad Mr Boehner's politics are not as funny. In fact, he is one sick puppy.
Oompa..Loompa...Doopity...Doo...I've got another puzzle for you...
Boehner, pronounced BONER.
That smile is an angry fake smile, how can I trust John Boehner. He frightens me.
I really don't care too much for Boehner...but I have to give him credit for brushing aside an obvious joke instead of the scrunching up his face, crossing his arms, and refusing the breathe (which lately has been what I expect from the GOP).
Why would the Media comment on this now, The White House Corrospondence Dinner was last week. Is This CNN'S weak attempt to start BS?
Tan hsir, green tie's, is this for the "Rainbow Vote" or th "Gray Vote"?
The fake tan goes hand in hand with the fake promises that the GOP will do great things for our Country. PATHETIC
You are obviously one of the good demos unlike too many others that make me cringe. They complain about the far right when the far left is just as bad. idiots all!
everyone is a person of color - this is a fact and not a joke.
If a white politician made a comment about color how would that play...?
We ALL lost the election.
seems way too harmless to warrant 158 responses
His "tan" is not from beeing in the sun "cutting his grass" or fixing his "beds", more like the tanning bed at home. We people of color know!
Maybe the GOP would like a wah-burger and some french cries.
Obama needs to be careful of the things that he says...Let's not forget that he is also half white himself....
He's as "Fake" as his tan. He "threw" yard work and golf so you can assume his tan came from that. Tanning Bed, Humorless Jokester.
outlander need to get a dictionary.first he can;t even speel fascist correctly,and secondly, "liberal fascist" is real close to being an oxymoron.Maybe rush could help you with these issues
Anything to keep "The Undertaker" in the public eye, although Mitch McConnell is strong competition for "dourest looking" GOPher. Boehner=Palin=Cheney=Rove=Limbaugh=the "face" of the Republican't party only a Democrat could love.
Is John Boehner running for President. He will not win, John Boehner is too prejudiced. He has to like black people and the democrats. People have to like you and John Boehner does not have the charissma to be liked. He is too angry. I do not like him. People are not blind they can read between the lines.
If a Republican had made a joke like that CNN and it sycophants would be doing headlines about it for six months blasting his insensitivity.
Boo Hoo Republicans, we gotta have a sense of humor sometimes...
Barry Obama is a two pack a day cigarette smoker so I have heard. Must really ruin his 60% white complexion.