Raising the Bar on Civility?

Humor or Hatred?
Humor or Hatred?

This is Wanda Sykes. I’m told she is a comedienne. You could have fooled me.

 Did you catch Ms. Sykes’s performance at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner over the weekend? She seemed to be obsessed with bashing Rush Limbaugh. Here are the highlights:

  • She took a shot at Limbaugh in context of the 9/11 terrorism: “Maybe Rush Limbaugh was the 20th hijacker but he was so strung out on Oxycontin he missed his flight.” That one was hilarious.

  • Then, in response to Rush’s concern that Obama might actually succeed in his plans to change the American economy into a socialist system [which is why he said he hopes Obama fails], she “joked” that she hoped Limbaugh’s kidneys would fail.

So, with these two comments [and there were more in a similar vein] she depicted Limbaugh as a terrorist and hoped that he would die. This apparently is what passes for comedy on the Left side of the political spectrum.

Now for the worst part: President Obama was present when she made these comments. His response? He laughed at them. What does that say about him?