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The Great Barack Obama Joke Contest!

Posted at 11:05 AM on July 29, 2008 by Sanden Totten (5 Comments)

There's something about Obama . . . that makes him really hard to poke fun at. He has no weird habits, no obvious defects. His race is a touchy subject. He hasn't had any major political embarrassments. And let's be honest, Democrats get a little sensitive when you rib their golden boy.

But that shouldn't stop us from roasting him anyway! Making fun of politicians is an important part of our political process! So with that in mind, In The Loop announced the Barack Obama Joke Contest! We asked folks to send us their best jabs at Obama. Here are some of the gems that rolled in:

Q: How many Obamas does it take to change a light bulb?
A. Only one, but it has to be a change the light bulb can believe in.

- Craig Kenworthy, Bozeman, MT

Q: What do the Leaning Tower of Pisa and Barack Obama have in common?
A: Both are shifting to the Right.

Q: How many Obama supporters does it take to read The New Yorker?
A: Dude, that's not funny.

- Andrew Magrath, Alliance, OH

Q: Why doesn't Barack Obama wear an American flag pin?
A: Because he's a Muslim terrorist, duh!

- Katie Manthey, Minneapolis, MN

Knock, Knock. / Who's there?
B'rock . . . / B'rock who?
If this place is B'rocking, don't come a knocking, just come on it!

-Paul Piculell, Elk River, MN

Got more Obama Jokes? Post them below. Also, we are issuing a new challenge: make a joke about McCain that doesn't have to do with his age! Let's see what you've got!


UPDATE, NOV. 10, 2008: Because of massive traffic to this post since Obama's win, we have re-enabled comments. For now...

Comments (5)

Here is a McCain joke from Craig Kenworthy in Bozeman, MT:

Knock, Knock.
Who's there?
John McCain.
John McCain who?
Oh, sorry. It's just George Bush again.

Posted by Sanden Totten | July 29, 2008 1:49 PM

Q. What do Obama and Osama have in common?

A. They both have friends who bombed the Pentagon.

Q. Why will Jane Fonda vote for Barack Obama?

A. Because Ho Chi Minh is dead.

Barack Obama's bumpersticker: Honk If You Think I Am Jesus

John McCain's bumpersticker: Honk If You Want Amnesty for Jesús

Posted by Hillary Kitten | July 29, 2008 8:34 PM

Obama bumpersticker: This Mama's for Obama

Posted by Ilona Piotrowska | July 29, 2008 10:25 PM

Obama's simple but effective call to us all - Yes, We Can - has been adopted and adapted by numerous other groups. A sampling:

Future Farmers of America: Yes, Pecan.
French dancers: Oui, Can Can.
Bay Area enthusiasts: Yes, San Fran.
The hearing impaired: Yes, AmSLan.
The Audubon Society: Yes, Toucan.
Web geeks: Yes, ICANN.
Wall Street: Yes, Ichan. (this one works on two levels)

Posted by Aaron | July 31, 2008 12:19 AM

Obama and Hillary were in a plane going to do a campaign together...the plane crashes over the ocean, and they're both drowning...

Who gets saved?


Posted by Ashley P | August 11, 2008 1:50 PM

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