Redneck comedian tells President Obama to be serious

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After Obama debuted his snarky “Romnesia” attack on Friday, many journalists – including the Examiner’s Brian Hughes – compared his delivery to a Jeff Foxworthy comedy routine.

“If you say you’re for equal pay for equal work,” the president joked. “But you keep refusing to say whether or not you’d sign a bill that protects equal pay for equal work — you might have Romnesia.”

Fast forward to Saturday, as comedian Jeff Foxworthy campaigned in Colorado, challenging the president’s ability to be serious.

“This election is not about Big Bird, and it’s not about binders, it’s about jobs,” said Foxworthy, campaigning in the bed of a pickup truck. “It’s about people losing 30-40 percent of their net worth, it’s about people being out of work for years and years, it’s about the national debt.”

Foxworthy also borrowed a line from fellow celebrity Romney supporter Clint Eastwood.

“It’s like Clint Eastwood said. This country is ours. We own this country, we own this land.” Foxworthy added. “I don’t want somebody cutting it off from public use or making it national monuments. It’s our land. The right to hunt and fish, somebody died for that somewhere.”



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