No, conservative jokes aren’t funny

My grandfather was a hard shell Baptist who thought the Southern Baptist Convention was too liberal. He preached fire and brimstone from his pulpits as a circuit preacher and used red ink to mark out every unchristian idea in his Funk & Wagnell’s. (Several consecutive pages on “Evolution” were covered in red.) He was a literal man with no sense of humor and no patience for insubordination.

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This popular conservative meme is a screamer. Right? The original joke went. “Arguing with Liberals…,” and the best liberals did was chuckle when they saw it.
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Conservative comics love to make jokes about liberal hypocrisy. It may be their favorite humor topic. Except for Chuck Norris.
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Linkin’ assasin. Get it. Conservative comics love puns. especially bad ones.
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Jokes making Obama into a Muslim and illegal alien were really popular. Especially with President Trump.

Except P.J. O’Rourke

Except P.J. O’Rourke. P.J. O’Rourke is both Libertarian (a conservative who smokes pot) and funny. Any one who contributes to the Harvard and National Lampoons is funny. Isn’t it ironic, however, that with P.J. at the helm, people still thought the lampoon was a liberal rag?

One final joke

Three conservative comics walk into a bar. The first orders an Obama Drama, the second a Bloody Hillary and the last a Flaming Liberal. The bartender says, “Ten dollars a drink, and those drinks aren’t real.”

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