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Remembering Joan Rivers: Lover Of Israel, Hater Of Obamanomics

Beloved, no-holds-barred comedy legend Joan Rivers passed away Thursday surrounded by family and friends. She had fallen ill after what was supposed to be a routine operation. The “Queen of Mean” was 81.

Never to be outdone, Joan Rivers’ stellar career only seemed to shine brighter throughout years. There are, of course, too many highlights to name. But below are a few of my favorite Joan Rivers rants.

Joan never passed up the opportunity to take shots at Barack Obama.

In a classic 2010 interview with a Washington Times reporter, Rivers opened up about her political views including her thoughts on the death tax. “Well I can’t wait until Obama decides to tax me some more on my deathbed. I’m really thrilled about that. That’s called double taxation. I’m very angry about that,” Rivers said.

Rivers also took Obama’s tax policies to task, more pointedly, in a 2012 interview with Politico.

Obama is “unfairly harsh to the rich,” she said.

“I think if I work very hard, I should be able to gather the fruits of my labor and I think if you’re not about to work, you should get minimal and leave me alone.”

“I’m also being chastised because I work 18 hours a day and make a living,” Rivers continued. “I feel that I’m part of the 2 percent and I’m really not interested in a woman who has 95 children and has 95 husbands.”

And who could forget when Joan called Obama gay, and said Michelle Obama is a transgender woman? In case you did, here’s classic Joan in all her glory:

Lastly, but certainly not least, Joan Rivers was a staunch supporter of Israel. She lost it when she was asked a series of blatantly biased questions about Israel bombing Hamas, by a dimwitted TMZ reporter.

If New Jersey were firing rockets at New York, we would wipe ‘em out,” Rivers said. Asked about the Palestinian civilian casualties, “Don’t put your goddamn things in private homes!” Joan fired back. They started it! You’re all insane! They started it!

Rest in peace, Joan.


Jerome Hudson

Managing Editor

Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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