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Good news from Chris Rock: Obama is sort of our dad and our boss

posted at 12:41 pm on February 6, 2013 by

Via the Examiner, the only thing that makes this slightly less creepy than Demi Moore’s famous pledge of allegiance to The One is the fact that Rock can always plead “it’s a joke” later on. Is it, though? If you wanted a concise explanation of why liberals are suddenly A-OK with kill lists and drone strikes, you could do worse than this.

Exit question: Is the president still our dad and our boss when he’s a Republican?

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Well, just about all of our actual Founding Fathers just rolled in their graves.

Zetterson on February 6, 2013 at 12:46 PM

Fact: Chris Rock hasn’t been funny since Bring the Pain.

He took a lot of heat from the black community for some of the jokes (at their expense) and has been overcompensating ever since.

Kataklysmic on February 6, 2013 at 12:47 PM

Exit question: Is the president still our dad and our boss when he’s a Republican?

Yeah, but then he’s not the “cool” dad/boss, and you’re supposed to rebel.

Waggoner on February 6, 2013 at 12:48 PM

Obama is the master of the house.

Chris Rock is demanding to be a slave.

portlandon on February 6, 2013 at 12:48 PM

Why is it so many actors (and actresses) open their mouths and prove to the world that they are mindless zombies?

sadatoni on February 6, 2013 at 12:54 PM

Why is it so many actors (and actresses) open their mouths and prove to the world that they are mindless zombies?

sadatoni on February 6, 2013 at 12:54 PM

Because they’re attention whores.

And it’s not like they make their side look good, or anything.

Aizen on February 6, 2013 at 1:09 PM

Sot of like a benevolent slave master then.

morbius on February 6, 2013 at 1:10 PM

And I should care what Chris Rock says why exactly?

This is one reason I’m rapidly tiring of conservative media. They amplify meaningless statements by comedians and other powerless people to foment outrage. We have more important things to do than get riled up about what a court jester has to say.

NoDonkey on February 6, 2013 at 1:10 PM

Speak for yourself, you sycophant. Not only is he NOT my boss or my daddy…he’s not even my PRESIDENT.

Stuff it you hypocrite. Oh, and get a job where you actually DO something.

NJ Red on February 6, 2013 at 1:20 PM

And I should care what Chris Rock says why exactly?

This is one reason I’m rapidly tiring of conservative media. They amplify meaningless statements by comedians and other powerless people to foment outrage. We have more important things to do than get riled up about what a court jester has to say.

NoDonkey on February 6, 2013 at 1:10 PM

You mean like fomenting outrage by continually saying things like:

- 7 trillion MORE debt
- climbing unemployment
- drone strikes
- Benghazi
- anti-constitutional

Yes, I agree. We should NOT give the jesters what they want, which is attention, and be focusing our attention onto the crimes this administration are committing.

Thanks for the reminder, sir/madam.

kim roy on February 6, 2013 at 1:22 PM

NoDonkey on February 6, 2013 at 1:10 PM

In the age where critical thinking is not taught and where there are way too many lazy and/or low-information voters I don’t think it’s accurate to say they’re powerless in terms of influencing people.

gsherin on February 6, 2013 at 1:25 PM

How can you be a dad when you’re wearing mom jeans?

Mark1971 on February 6, 2013 at 1:26 PM

Sort of like Michael Scott.

He’s about as competent as Michael Scott too.

And about as funny as the episodes with James Spader and Catherine Tate.

The rest of us are Stanley… keeping our heads down and sadly wondering how long before this is over.

Gingotts on February 6, 2013 at 1:27 PM

Oh, sure, I remember him saying this about W all the time.

Cindy Munford on February 6, 2013 at 1:32 PM

Why is it so many actors (and actresses) open their mouths and prove to the world that they are mindless zombies?

sadatoni on February 6, 2013 at 12:54 PM

There’s no such thing as bad publicity in LaLa Land.

Bevan on February 6, 2013 at 1:36 PM

This is the guy best known for playing a crack addict right?

tom daschle concerned on February 6, 2013 at 1:37 PM

We’ll remember this when a Republican is in the White House and ask him about it :)

thebrokenrattle on February 6, 2013 at 1:38 PM

This is the guy best known for playing a crack addict right?

tom daschle concerned on February 6, 2013 at 1:37 PM

RACIST!!!

/sarc

He plays it very well, I might add.

MelonCollie on February 6, 2013 at 1:39 PM

You’re not the boss of me!

ButterflyDragon on February 6, 2013 at 1:46 PM

On a more serious note.. this is exactly how Democrats keep power. There are idiots that think the government is their boss and their parents.

Shame they have it backwards.

A nation of adult children looking to be told what to do, when to do it and how to do it. Sickening.

ButterflyDragon on February 6, 2013 at 1:48 PM

We’ll remember this when a Republican is in the White House and ask him about it :)

thebrokenrattle on February 6, 2013 at 1:38 PM

Pfft. Like that’s ever going to happen again.

Kensington on February 6, 2013 at 1:52 PM

I love the idiot pastor guy in the background nodding along, like “yup, Obama’s our Dad.”

A clergyman, for crying out loud…

Kensington on February 6, 2013 at 1:53 PM

Pfft. Like that’s ever going to happen again.

Kensington on February 6, 2013 at 1:52 PM

Beat me to it!

bernzright777 on February 6, 2013 at 1:59 PM

Of course, bread and circuses and the Pater Familia Caesar Obama. Only with a Democrat.

conservative pilgrim on February 6, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Well, in keeping with the African-American Obamabot racist world-view spirit of things, let me just say that is refreshing to encounter a black American who knows who his daddy is.

On the other hand, there’s apparently a baby-momma out there that best be knowin’ Michelle be gunnin’ for her azz.

M240H on February 6, 2013 at 2:02 PM

People who are for maximizing individual liberty based on the idea that the individual is the smallest minority and therefore require the greatest protection, conservatives, reject governmental paternalism. Liberals, who believe that every man should decide for himself what is lawful while using one group against another group to advance their agenda look to government for paternalism. they love it. They need to have an omnipresent and overbearing paternalistic government judging, guiding, and punishing every minute detail of their lives.

These are sick immature people.

tom daschle concerned on February 6, 2013 at 2:03 PM

I wonder what Chris would say if told that we are actually the employer? Other than we are really bad at picking employees but that goes without saying. Anyone else here elect their dad or boss?

Cindy Munford on February 6, 2013 at 2:07 PM

********************* NUTS *****************************!

canopfor on February 6, 2013 at 2:13 PM

If Zero’s my dad, here’s wishing I was an orphan.

teacherman on February 6, 2013 at 2:14 PM

Obama, like all elected and appointed officials, is the servant of We, the People. His job, the one he swore to do at the inaugural ceremony, is to execute (that’s why he’s called the executive) the laws of the land.

He’s obviously not doing that, in fact, he’s behaving no different than Hitler, Stalin or any other socialist dictator and we’re allowing it.

How ’bout them apples folks!

erp on February 6, 2013 at 2:32 PM

I think of him more as a sort of big brother.

Alex_SF on February 6, 2013 at 2:43 PM

He’s a very pale imitation of Richard Pryor and Eddie Murphy.

Now Aries Spears is the utterly talentless spawn of Rock.

Rock shot his comedic wad with Bring the Pain, and that was hardly a work of genius.

CorporatePiggy on February 6, 2013 at 2:47 PM

Sorry, little Chris. Poppa Barack already has an imaginary son named Trayvon.

NebCon on February 6, 2013 at 2:48 PM

Did you notice this switch in what he said:

“The President and the First Lady are kinda like the Mom and the Dad of the country.” The President is the Mom and the First Lady is the Dad. Apparently.

Attila (Pillage Idiot) on February 6, 2013 at 2:49 PM

Someone call child services to report abuse.

Dack Thrombosis on February 6, 2013 at 2:57 PM

Someone call child services to report abuse.

Dack Thrombosis on February 6, 2013 at 2:57 PM

Winner.

Shut the thread down. It’s over.

ButterflyDragon on February 6, 2013 at 2:59 PM

Didn’t the guys that turned up the gas try that “daddy told me to do it” line at their Nuremberg trials.

roflmmfao

donabernathy on February 6, 2013 at 3:08 PM

Oedipal issues, it’s time for Chris Rock to get some psychoanalysis.

RedRedRice on February 6, 2013 at 3:37 PM

The worst thing ever to happen to race relations was for BHO to be (re)-elected.

nobar on February 6, 2013 at 3:39 PM

This is one reason I’m rapidly tiring of conservative media. They amplify meaningless statements by comedians and other powerless people to foment outrage. We have more important things to do than get riled up about what a court jester has to say.

NoDonkey on February 6, 2013 at 1:10 PM

Well, that’s kind of what this particular website/blog is all about. It’s called “Hot Air” for a reason. There’s a lot of thoughtful political commentary but most of the “headlines” are just politicians, entertainers, etc. saying and doing ridiculous things. A lot of it is click-bait, meant to get people “riled up.”

visions on February 6, 2013 at 3:52 PM

These are sick immature people.

tom daschle concerned on February 6, 2013 at 2:03 PM

Many Dem voters are simply scared of freedom. They don’t want it. They want to be told what to do, how to live, what to eat, what to drive, where to live, etc.

Being a free adult is not easy. It takes a lot of fortitude and wisdom. Dem voters are caught in a cycle of perpetual adolescence: they are simply scared of growing up. This goes for my own Lefty friends, most of whom are pushing 40. I blame it on bad parenting and public school indoctrination.

visions on February 6, 2013 at 3:55 PM

Yep, that was a dumb speech.

Blake on February 6, 2013 at 4:34 PM

I love the idiot pastor guy in the background nodding along, like “yup, Obama’s our Dad.”

A clergyman, for crying out loud…

Kensington on February 6, 2013 at 1:53 PM

Part of the reason I can’t really take them serious anymore…

preallocated on February 6, 2013 at 4:40 PM

Obama is the absent dad. The guy with the all the baby mamas. He shows up once in a blue moon with an outfit for the kid and people declare him father of the year.

Blake on February 6, 2013 at 4:48 PM

It’s as if they have a black Führer or something. These people creep me out.

Red Creek on February 6, 2013 at 4:59 PM

Fact: Chris Rock hasn’t been funny since Bring the Pain.

Kataklysmic on February 6, 2013 at 12:47 PM

FIFY…

I’ve never been a fan. Most of his shtick would be roundly criticized as horribly racially offensive if the white/black roles were reversed.

deepdiver on February 6, 2013 at 5:10 PM

Does anyone know how many children Chris Rock has, and how many women were involved?

Freddy on February 6, 2013 at 5:11 PM

Well, in keeping with the African-American Obamabot racist world-view spirit of things, let me just say that is refreshing to encounter a black American who knows who his daddy is.

M240H on February 6, 2013 at 2:02 PM

Hold up there, Cowboy…Not all of us follow that insanity OR think that BHO is the next best thing since pizza & wings…

Just remember, most of President Hollywood supporters also seem to be awfully pale…and stupid, but i digress.

BlaxPac on February 6, 2013 at 6:08 PM

Hey remember when Rock was derisive against the “I wanna vote for Colin Powell since he speaks well” crowd? How about When Dave Chapelle said he’d never vote for a guy who did coke? Yeah, me neither.

Dave_d on February 6, 2013 at 6:29 PM

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