Found it more funny than offensive. That said, I can understand why a GOP group would take the guy off stage because ultimately it was a political function and god knows there's always that potential for something like that to be spun to be worse than it was.
"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
Republicans liked the obscure article written a year before the election so much that they even wrote a song about it...[B][U]"Barack the Magic Negro" is a song by American political satirist Paul Shanklin
In turn they liked that song so much that they started sending themselves copy of the song.. for Christmas
Who is being dishonest here? The liberal who asserted that for Republicans think humor is calling Barack Obama the magic Negro or the Republicans who keep saying they thought the phrase was so funny that they needed to make a song about it?Chip Saltsman, a candidate for chairman of the Republican National Committee, sent out CDs containing the song to 168 other RNC members as a Christmas gift, hoping to bolster his 2009 campaign for RNC chair. The move backfired, Saltsman dropped his bid to head the RNC, and ultimately African American Republican Michael Steele won the chairmanship.
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I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
Tough act for fake Obama
A COMEDIAN impersonating President Barack Obama and hired to perform at the Republican Leadership Conference was less than a raging success. Reggie Brown (above) opened his act by joking about Mr Obama's family history.
The audience, which was nearly entirely white, watched with befuddlement as the impersonator told them to look into the future to see what the Obamas would look like when they were retired. An image of a feuding husband and wife from the TV show Sanford and Son was flashed on screens.
He also made derogatory jokes about Republicans Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty and Newt Gingrich before his hosts interrupted him with loud music and escorted him from the stage, cutting his act.
Seems the GOP can't laugh at themselves. Once the jokes were about them, they yanked the guy off the stage faster than Weiner yanks off his skivvies on the Internet.
I don't get why they pulled him. To be honest I didn't find him terribly original, but I don't think he was offensive. And he has the voice and mannerisms down pat.
Those were some pretty mild jokes, really.