Political Circus: Fallon vs. Obama
March 23rd, 2011
12:11 PM ET
11 years ago

Political Circus: Fallon vs. Obama

Washington (CNN) - Politics is serious business - but not all the time.

From comic to pundit

Comedian Jimmy Fallon lit into President Obama for his trip to Latin America all the while dealing with the war in Libya.

"It feels like, to me, that President Obama is playing soccer in Rio with kids, and Hillary Clinton seems to be really stepping up, almost like she's being very presidential, I feel like. Isn't it weird?" he said during an interview with NBC News anchor Brian Williams on his late-night show.
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  1. shut it

    fallon is a moron he always has been

    March 23, 2011 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  2. Right Leaning Independent

    Why does he need to be here?? In just over 2 years Obama has taken us from being the leaders of the free world to the followers of the French! A family vacation was a good use of taxpayers money by this incredibly weak President.. There is nothing intelligent about the way this President deliberates and makes decisions. He is simply a weak President with no clue what to do... Liberals will call him intelligent and thoughtful to which I say BS!!

    March 23, 2011 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  3. ConservaFascists/F.U.B.A.R.

    Hey genious!!! It's called multi-tasking.

    March 23, 2011 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  4. WiredwierdinSF

    And then you read that the Federal Reserve reports today that the US is heading rapidly toward insolvency and you wonder what kind of stupid union thugs (SEIU/ACORN) stole the 2008 election for this inocmpetent, inept union toady president.

    March 23, 2011 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  5. Marie MD

    Who is the guy again? Maybe fallon can look at tape of other presidents doing things they have to do when visiting other. Ountries. Remember the shrub in Africa? That was not pretty and we are still laughing about it.
    Nobody wants to hear from you!!!
    There's a visual I can see with the pawnan. Picking up number two from his dog because he won't make it as vp either!! Poor dog!
    This broen is pandekring to women with his planned parenthood quotes. Yes, he is good looking but he is still a flip flopper and worse yet, a rethug!!!
    Ouch, I bet the imbecilic bimbo from AK is spitting nails about Murkowski!!!

    March 23, 2011 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  6. David Earl

    This trip to Latin America was planned for a long time folks! Plus... I have every confidence in Obama's ability to multi-task several issues at once. All of the haters would not last ONE WEEK in his shoes. It is so easy to be an "arm chair critic". NONE of you have any clue what you are talking about. Why shouldn't Hillary Clinton being front and center?? She IS the SECT of STATE!!?? right??!! In case you haven't noticed... the world has not stopped spinning on it's axis folks.. and there are BILLIONS of people who do NOT live in Japan nor Libya. Also: first Obama is criticized for NOT doing anything to help Libya.. now that he IS doing something... he's suddenly "impeachable".... give me a break! America deserves what it gets... bunch of selfish immature ignorant haters......

    March 23, 2011 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  7. clay

    probably Fallon,the President can multi-task! Its really not as hard to do for him,as it may be for you! Just try it,you,ll like it,joke man. You lost a viewer. You sound like "Limpblaub" the pill popper! So Sorry.

    March 23, 2011 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  8. Dan

    Right leaning Independent, I seriously doubt that. Where have U been over the last 2 years, living under a rock? From a leadership perspective, Obama has dramaticaly improved the respect and reputation of the US which was destroyed by the previous administration. Ahh and your reference to the French. Yes, those socalist, communist, fachist know nothing French who kept insisting Iraq had no wepons of mass distruction and boy did Bush prove them wrong ohhh thats right, never mind. I for one am quite pleased to see others, like the French, get involved in Libya and take a leading role. The US does not need to be the police force for the world.

    March 23, 2011 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  9. David Earl

    Fallon just lost a viewer!

    March 23, 2011 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  10. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    @Right leaning. . . Just keep tuning into Fox and Limbaugh for your untruths. When the president took over, your inept hero, Bush, and the republican culture of corruption gave us unfunded tax cuts, unfunded wars, violations of the constitution, and a near depression. Any person with intelligence can point that out to you baggers, bigots, birchers, beckerheads, but you are so full of BS, there is no room for thought.

    March 23, 2011 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  11. gt

    the truth hurts.... obama is a clone of george bush... there is not much change ... just a little like a diet bush....

    March 23, 2011 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  12. Rick McDaniel

    Amusing, but frankly, I don't see Clinton as very Presidential, either.

    March 23, 2011 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  13. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    @Wiredwierd: I presume you are basing you incorrect opinions and the edited video of Fox employee and convicted criminal O"Keefe. I would encourage you to do something that Fox does not do: fact check.

    March 23, 2011 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  14. DemoCommunists for a Better Way - Bankruptcy

    So just how many days has Obama actually spent WORKING in the Whitehouse if you subtract all the foreign trips, golf days, campaign trips, fund raisers, celebrity events, etc? Sorry, it but just looks and seems like he's in this for the spotlight. His abysmal policy and decision making is quickly being surpassed by his abysmal "handling". But just why does a President need "handling" anyways? Isn't it common sense that when we're engaged in active military action, he should be out partying it up? But expect the media to give him a free ride on this, when they would have voraciously attacked Bush had he done the same thing.

    March 23, 2011 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  15. California Conservative

    It's perfectly clear that there are liberals out there that will always be messiah followers. How does it feel being led right off the cliff libs?

    March 23, 2011 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  16. Steven

    I agree. It's pretty obvious, Obama's in over his head. There's a bad vibe from his presidency.

    March 23, 2011 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  17. Sniffit

    Boy, Fallon should get together with Pat Buchanan and have a hoe-down. Buchanan's been claiming that the whole Libya decision was fueled by the women in the administration and their emotions...and Fallon seems to be just a step behind. Good on ya, Fallon. Very astute, accurate and non-retarded analysis...everyone should clearly be listening to your insightful and in-depth coverage of politics.

    March 23, 2011 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  18. Sniffit

    "And then you read that the Federal Reserve reports today that the US is heading rapidly toward insolvency and you wonder what kind of stupid union thugs (SEIU/ACORN) stole the 2008 election for this inocmpetent, inept union toady president."

    Newflash for dittoheads: The country is NOT broke. Not even close. It's just that a very small percentage of the population has it's hands over a very large percentage of all the wealth and assets and has used it to buy our government's compliance with not only keeping it that, but massively increasing the imbalance. THE NUMBERS DON'T LIE.

    March 23, 2011 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  19. Right Leaning Independent

    Cry me a river Dan and Wire Palladin. Hide behind your BS and believe your MSNBC gods. That crap goes both ways. Obama is a wimpy weak liberal with no clue what he is doing. Bush was bad and this guy is worse! At least I call them both ways whereas, you Liberals can never see a flaw in your Obama god! I am sure you love this type of weak President but I prefer a strong President that knows what this country stands for.. Freedom and Liberty for all!!

    March 23, 2011 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  20. Right Leaning Independent

    Wire Palladin, Keep believing that Clinton and the CRA had nothing to do with the housing collapse and near depression, you ignorant tool!!

    March 23, 2011 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  21. B

    Yet another sideline hack to screw the GOP into the ground in 2012.

    Love it.

    March 23, 2011 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  22. Wernerko1

    Fellon, you just lost another viewer.

    March 23, 2011 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  23. fayse

    The haters are going to find something to complain about even if they have to invent a reason. It is really ridiculous. All Presidential trip take months of planning and preparation. We are not going to change their minds and they aren't going to change ours. the whole thing just makes the GOP look low,mean spirited and a bunch of sore losers who, couldn't care less if the American Middle class and the poor will suffer for their quest for Power to do the bidding of the Huge Corporations and the ubber rich. The Republican Party has always been all about the rich.

    March 23, 2011 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  24. Wernerko1

    You should stick to your comedy as obviously you can not multitask. Thats the reason you comediant ONLY.

    March 23, 2011 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  25. lforlegend

    The President's work in Latin America proves that he can walk and chew gum at the same time. Had Johnnie "Bomb-Bomb" McC been elected America would be up the proverbial creek without a paddle. Folks, leave the President alone, lend him some support, and see if this country wouldn't be better off. Right now we're NOT showing the world much in terms of our leadership abilities nor our capabilities to negotiate. BTW, where are the jobs, rethugs? We're waiting.

    March 23, 2011 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
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