It was the 100th anniversary of the event which is a Washington staple and a star studded evening with Jessica Simpson, Lupita Nyong’o and Sofia Vergara among great and good. Obama had no shortage of female company at one of the most star-studded events in the national calendar, and he and Michelle appeared to be the perfect Hollywood couple.
From the bungled roll-out of ‘Obamacare’ to New Jersey gridlock to the hue of John Boehner’s tan, all was fair game for Obama when he took center stage as comedian in chief. His smiling face appearing on huge screens above the hundreds of guests, he chuckled: ‘We rolled out healthcare.gov. That could have gone better.”
Among those there, Jessica Simpson, Charmed actress Rose McGowan, 12 Years a Slave Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o and Modern Family star Sofia Vergara were among the beautiful and famous who hobnobbed with the capital’s elite at the Washington Hilton last night.
Obama poked fun at his administration finding our current situation something to laugh about and was quoted as saying ‘In 2008 my slogan was “Yes we can.” In 2013 my slogan was “control-alt-delete”.’ On the plus side, Obama said, ‘they did turn the launch of healthcare.gov into one of the year’s biggest movies.’ On the screen flashed the poster for Frozen.
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Obama saved his sharpest jabs for another cable news network. ‘The Koch brothers bought a table here tonight, but as usual they used a shadowy right-wing organization as a front,’ he said. ‘Hello, Fox News!’Let’s face it, Fox. You’ll miss me when I’m gone. It will be harder to convince the American people that Hillary was born in Kenya.’