Obama shows his comedic chops

After he leaves office, President Obama might consider a second career as a comedian. (Yes, I know, many of you already consider him a joke.) He had great timing during the annual White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner last weekend. Among his many jokes: “These days, I look in the mirror and I have to admit, I’m not the strapping young Muslim socialist that I used to be.” “I know Republicans are still sorting out what happened in 2012, but one thing they all agree on is they need to do a better job reaching out to minorities. And look, call me self-centered, but I can think of one minority they could start with. Hello? Think of me as a trial run.” “My charm offensive has helped me learn some interesting things about what’s going on in Congress – it turns out, absolutely nothing.” “We need to make progress on some important issues. Take the sequester. Republicans fell in love with this thing, and now they can’t stop talking about how much they hate it. It’s like we’re trapped in a Taylor Swift album.”