President Obama is in the home stretch of his last term, and he’s already starting to show that he has no patience for the obdurate Republicans in Congress. He made that clear again during the annual White House Correspondent’s Dinner Saturday night, where he poked fun at himself — and delivered more than a few jokes that left Washington press corps jaws agape.
He started by noting that he was in the “fourth quarter” of his presidency, and he was more loose and relaxed than ever before. He also made it rather clear he was done dealing with the revanchists in Congress:
People ask me, Mr. President, do you have a bucket list? Well, I have something that rhymes with bucket list. Take executive action on immigration? Bucket. New climate regulations? Bucket.
He noted that his new policies with Cuba and Iran were paying off — despite the Republicans desperately wanting otherwise, and their attempts to trip up the negotiations every step of the way. He made it clear that his job isn’t going to get any easier, however, but still took time out to mock a certain segment of the right-wing:
Being president is never easy. I still have to fix a broken immigration system, issue veto threats, negotiate with Iran, all while finding time to pray five times a day
You can watch the remarks below:
[h/t and cover picture RS]