President Barack Obama on Saturday night crashed the Alfalfa Club dinner for his first visit since 2009 and his jokes have everyone talking.
If you’re unfamiliar with the Alfalfa Club it’s the quintessential DC insider club that exists primarily to hold an annual dinner with some of the most influential politicians from around the United States.
Obama showed up as the steak and lobster dinner and through out some jokes about himself and his presidency.
In joking about his own appeal to everyday Americans he said:
“You’ve heard it from the pundits: ‘Obama is cloistered in the White House.’ ‘He’s aloof.’ ‘He’s in the bubble.’ ‘He’s not connecting.’ And that’s why one of my big goals this year was to get out and be among everyday, ordinary Americans—like the men and women of the Alfalfa Club.”
After making the “out of touch joke” he then joked about his hour long State of the Union address in which he said he had “about 45 more minutes on the State of the Union that I’d like to deliver tonight.”
The President them took a moment to joke about his “promising future—as an Al Green impersonator” referring to his recent short vocal rendition of Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” hit which he performed while giving a speech at the Apollo Club. Al Green himself has praised Obama’s rendition of the song which in turn has helped the albums sales shoot through the roof.
“I’d like to acknowledge a very good friend of mine. Warren Buffett’s secretary’s boss is in the house.”
Obviously his jokes were geared directly towards the political heavy audience in the room but what do you think of his efforts at some lighthearted fun?