There was a time when Dennis Miller was funny. Then, 9/11 happened and Dennis lost his sense of humor and became a rightwing asshole. Gone were the days when Miller ripped on corporate America and the increasingly crazy Republican Party, and a new character emerged who became pals with the likes of Dick Cheney, went on offensive tirades about Muslims and Arabs, urged small business owners to fire employees for supporting President Obama, and called Ted Cruz “the last living statesman in our government”.
Yesterday, Miller tweeted this out about Obamacare:
Is Miller’s tweet funny because:
a) Obamacare is actually like Wikileaks – an entity designed to dump and leak state secrets anonymously?
b) Obama and Julian Assange are secretly working together to leak sensitive documents that would destroy the US government?
c) It doesn’t make any sense but it has ‘Obamacare’ and ‘Julian Assange’ in the same sentence – a guaranteed hit for Miller’s extremely stupid devoted fans.
d) It isn’t funny.
If anyone can work out the joke (or what happened to Miller), please let us know.
Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.