All in all, I think conservatives reacted appropriately (meaning: quiet) to the “Nancy Reagan” comment during Pres-Elect Obama’s first news conference last week.Â Â But I know some are expressing loud outrage and highlighting Obama’s joke as evidence he doesn’t have a bi-partisan bone in his body.
Puh-leeeze.Â There is plenty of documented evidence of Obama’s policy record as a far-left liberal.Â But a harmless (and I thought funny) joke about Nancy Reagan and “dead Presidents” is really nothing to get worked up about.
Frankly, I find it a bit refreshing to have a President who cracks a joke and makes the room chuckle, not wince in pain.
Time will tell, but let’s not jump on the guy based on this one joke.Â I’m with Andy McCarthy at National Review:
Let’s not act like a bunch of Lefties just looking to be aggrieved over this or that slight.Â This is likely to be a tough stretch, and we’ll need to be able to laugh â€” at ourselves and at the other side â€” to get through it.
People are way too sensitive and willing to scream “sexist”, “homophobe” or “racist.”
Sometimes a joke is just a joke.
Lighten up, America.