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.
Great responses from the Obamabots. No big deal, as Obama made the joke. I'm sure they would have responded the same way had someone like McCain, or Limbaugh made the same joke.
The hypocracy of liberals is more evident everyday.
Boner says he likes being outside? I didn't know they had tanning booths outside.
Boehner's approval rating is 17 percent. Obama's is 65 percent. Nuff said...
For a party that repeatedly tried to scare people off from voting last year with their racist innuendos and spreading the myth that he was an arab, republicans sure get upset once Obama finally replies to their crap.
Like all Republicans John Boehner is living in a world of denial, natural tan my a–
If one lies constantly there could come the time when telling the truth becomes impossible, be careful Mr. Boehner, eternity is watching.
Maybe Boner uses Tan-In-A-Can...Aerosol fake tan, applied generously.
For those who think Obama was making a racist joke, you're really stretching the limits of credibility. Obama wasn't systematically oppressing Boehner's rights and denying him access to opportunities based on his skin color; he was tweaking him for overdoing it on the self-tanner. And isn't Boehner the guy who makes fun of reporters' hair? He'd better be able to take a joke.
Republican Congressman John Boehner: "I'd rather be heckled than ignored".
I take that as a genuine golden nugget of wisdom. Thank you Congressman Boehner. Don't always agree with your political ideologies or strategies, , , but your quote is good enough to live by.
All you other white guys out there making self-righteous comments about this being some kind of racist joke need to get a clue. Obama wasn't making fun of Boehner for being white, it was all about the tan-in-the-can. It has nothing to do with the man's ethnicity, it's funny because he turned himself orange in the middle of winter.
if nothing else can the whck jobs on both sides please get their political smears right,,,,if you are on the far left you are a communist or a socialist(remember pallin's accusations during the campaign?).if you are on the far right you are a facist or a certain german party in the 20's40's i won't call any american that word
John Boenhner... is just trying to be pro life.. with his healthy sunshine color...NOW John be PRO LIFE national health care... and think about the 50 million USA people without health care insurance..... nor do they have a healthy looking swuave looking tan like yours... Lots sunshine in the house...John?
Obama is wrong when he says , , , “Although not a color that appears in the natural world”.
It IS a color that appears in the natural world. It is called BUD LIGHT and it looks great on Congressman Boehner.
Another example of the Republicans grabbing at ANYTHING
All you "only white men can be ridiculed" spouters out there: Stop your babycrying, and grow up. It was a joke. Get over it. Move on. It was funny.
Another example of how Republicans will do and say ANYTHING to change the subject from leftovers of the Bush/Cheney administration.
I'm sure Speaker Pelosi is delighted that they're letting her rest, but how ridiculour can one get!
Im really beginning to think this man has a problem with white people
Funny how suntan is so popular with some people trying to look better....... What about it boenhner.... is it wipe on tan or actual sunshine?.... vit D type?... Make you look kinda Pro Life national health care... John?.. Are You?
In response to all your coverage on Obama and his address at Notre Dame. Please stop saying that he is "pro abortion." He is not! He is pro choice. There is a huge difference. When you say he is "pro abortion." you sound like Fox news.
It's a self tanning joke – not a racial joke...
i would love to know what cnn uses as criteria for comments that "await moderation" and don't get printed, if they are willing to print comments like the one from unnecessary1 TWICE when it should not have been printed once. Does anyone know?
Yeah...President Obama was wrong..Boehner is definitely a color...he's a pumpkin orange color.
Good comeback, John
No platform. No party. No sense of humor. Hold on to that anger–that will solve the Great Republican Recession that has hurt the entire world.
Does John King only interview Republicans.