President Obama told some jokes last night at a Sen. Barbara Boxer fundraiser in California. . .judging by the laughter notes in transcript, he was quite a hit with Democrats in California.
Remember hope? (Applause.) I know it’s been 18 tough months. And I know I’ve got more gray hair. (Laughter.) I know some folks say, well, you know, he’s not as cool as he was. (Laughter.) When they had all the posters around and everything. Now I’ve got a Hitler mustache on the posters. (Laughter.) That’s quite a change. (Laughter.)
You know, my approval ratings kind of start sinking. And some people are just not entirely satisfied. You know what, the health care bill wasn’t everything I wanted. It’s the biggest deal since Medicare, but, you know — (laughter) — it wasn’t everything I wanted.
Look, I understand. I understand that, but remember what the campaign was about — hope, change. People weren’t paying attention to me when I said change is hard. People — a lot of folks, they just missed that part. (Laughter.) They were like, hope, change — (laughter) — and they thought, nice swearing-in, you got Bruce Springsteen singing. (Laughter.) Everybody is feeling good. This is going to happen fast. (Laughter.)
Read his full remarks here: