Our View: Obama’s Pot Shot at Colorado Hits Home

May 5, 2014

WASHINGTON — Props to President Barack Obama for some of his comedic one-liners delivered at the White House Correspondent’s annual dinner here Saturday night.

We laughed at jokes directed at the media — folks at the MSNBC table being a little nervous, having never before seen such a large audience.

Fox News will miss him when he’s gone, Obama said, because it will be tougher to convince their audience that Hillary Clinton was born in Kenya.

“In 2008, my slogan was ‘Yes, we can.’ In 2013, my slogan was ‘control, alt, delete,’” the president quipped.

However, we got a little touchy when Obama took a pot shot at Colorado that hit a little too close to home.

“Colorado legalized marijuana this year, an interesting social experiment,” Obama began.

“I do hope it doesn’t lead to a whole lot of paranoid people who think that the federal government is out to get them and listening to their phone calls. That would be a problem,” Obama said.

Too late.

Coloradans are already alarmed that the federal government, specifically the Bureau of Land Management, is out to get our water rights and is out to get oil and gas leases that were approved decades ago.

Coloradans are already nervous that Washington is out to get control of millions of acres of our land to preserve it for a grouse that the federal governments wants to declare as a threatened species.

And we began to suspect the government was out to get our health insurance, especially after 337,241 Coloradans received notices that it had been cancelled.

But if you are listening to our phone calls, Mr. President, then you already know all of this.

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