Comedy Central Reveals Obama’s True Feelings About Romney’s “47 Percent” Video

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On Comedy Central‘s Key & Peele Wednesday, Obama (Jordan Peele) and his “Anger Translator” Luther (Keegan-Michael Key) reacted to Mother Jones‘ release of the videos from a private Romney fundraiser.

Obama, in deadpan professorial mode, says Romney “raise[d] questions about the fairness of our tax code.” Luther screams: “Did you say that half the country doesn’t pay income taxes? What about you, Mitt? What about you though? Did you pay income taxes? I mean, I don’t know because a brother ain’t seen nothin yet! You know what I’m sayin’? Can you give us a little peak?”

Later, talking about the unrest in the Arab world, and the need for diplomacy and honest dialogue, Obama says, “In these tumultuous times, clear communication is our best ally.” Translation? “Yeah, that and Mother Jones releasin’ a video of your dumb ass, Mitt! Yeah, I ball so hard motherf*ckers wanna fine me!

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