On the front page, THE BLAZE’s Jon Seidl pulled the one newsworthy line from President Barack Obama‘s State of the Union address Tuesday night:
We’ve already announced over 500 reforms, and just a fraction of them will save business and citizens more than $10 billion over the next five years. We got rid of one rule from 40 years ago that could have forced some dairy farmers to spend $10,000 a year proving that they could contain a spill — because milk was somehow classified as an oil. With a rule like that, I guess it was worth crying over spilled milk.
Then Seidl asked readers if “you think the joke was funny?”
Obviously the answer is no. But “New York” magazine’s Daily Intel fought hard to defend the bomb for what it was worth. “[I]t’s a self-deprecating thing to do,” they wrote. “Because it’s endearing. Because it humanizes you. Because you’ll remind people of their unfunny dad, who intentionally tells bad jokes for all of the same reasons.”
Nope. Sorry. No matter which way you cut it, the joke wasn’t funny. And Obama is actually a funny guy (don’t say he’s not). He gave a side-splitting performance at 2011′s White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
There was no defense for it. Hey, you win some, you lose some and Obama’s ‘spilled milk’ joke was definitely a loss.