Jay Leno really went after Barack Obama Tuesday.
The Tonight Show host began a series of jokes about the President during his monologue with a jab at the Commander-in-Chief dodging questions about what really happened at our consulate in Benghazi last month (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):
“Well, ‘Don't Ask, Don't Tell’ is back - not for gays in the military. It's President Obama's new policy for questions about Libya. Don't ask, don't tell."
In reality, that's the same policy the media have had since the attack.
In any event, after some laughter, Leno said, “Well, the Republicans are accusing the White House of successfully engineering a massive cover-up of the Libyan attack."
"But, on the plus side," he continued, "it's the first time in four years Republicans have given credit to Obama for doing anything successfully. So at least they’re giving a little credit.”
When the laughter and applause died down, Leno asked, “Have you seen that new Obama campaign ad that equates voting with sex? It’s kind of clever. It uses innuendo to try and woo young female voters.”
“Like one line says,” he continued, “'Your first time shouldn't be with just anybody. It should be with a great guy who really understands women.’"
“But, on the other hand, if it is your first time, you might want to do it with someone who doesn't need eight years to get the job done. That's all I'm saying. That's all I'm saying.”
Leno of course was referring to Obama's new ad featuring Lena Dunham.