Sunday, June 19, 2011

Obama impersonator tells racist jokes at Republican Leadership Conference


Perhaps you've heard that an Obama impersonator, Reggie Brown, got out of hand at the Republican Leadership Conference on Saturday. Got up on stage and told some racist and other offensive jokes.

Now, he was removed from the stage when organizers thought he had gone too far, but, honestly, what were they expecting? Did they really have no idea that his "comedy" would be offensive in a way that is fairly common among conservatives?

"Unless you're simply not paying attention," Booman observes, "a day never goes by when the Republicans fail to let blacks, gays, Latinos, Muslims, and anyone else they don't like realize that they're unwelcome in their party." In this case, they can blame the impersonator, or at least they can try to. The fact is, he didn't say anything that goes against what a hell of a lot of Republicans are thinking these days, what with a black man in the White House and the country moving away from the paradise of white supremacy that many of them look to with nostalgic pride.

By the way... the audience laughed. Republicans, you see, find this sort of thing side-splittingly funny.

And as Think Progress notes, "RLC President Charlie Davis said that the Obama impersonator was 'funny the first 10 or 15 minutes.' That's when the racial jokes were told."

Here, should you care to see the offensive yuk-yukking in action, is the clip:

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7 Comments:

  • He wasn't yanked until he started joking about Bachmann. It had nothing to do with his racist material.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:08 AM  

  • ditto. he wasn't yanked until he started to riff on bachmann, pawlenty and romney. in mid stride the music started to play and the mc showed him the door. as for racist jokes... i've heard chris rock do worse

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:32 AM  

  • ditto. he wasn't yanked until he started to riff on bachmann, pawlenty and romney. in mid stride the music started to play and the mc showed him the door. as for racist jokes... i've heard chris rock do worse

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:33 AM  

  • Repubs have no sense of humor about themselves, that's for sure....I didn't hear anything racist at all, it was making fun of the "candidates" that got him pulled.
    Can't afford to laugh at them, because they are SO laughable already!

    By Anonymous Stan, at 8:41 AM  

  • Exactly. They laughed it up for the racist stuff (and most headlines I saw about this mentioned the Obama bashing but not the GOP bashing) but suddenly got offended when the guy started bashing the GOP who, arguably, got it worse than Obama did. All he had for Obama was racist jokes, the easiest way to attack someone, but the GOP people were getting it for being stupid and ideological crazies.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:02 AM  

  • ...talk about thin skinned...and not yanked for the racist comments, but when he started joking about the current group of republi-CON candidates...especially bachmann....pathetic....he's actually a very good impersonation of obama....this will undoubtedly help his career....

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:48 AM  

  • In all fairness to the guy, what were the racist comments that he was suppose to have made? That he (as Obama) was only able to celebrate half of black history month? That's pretty tame. He made some swipes at the Obama presidency itself (including the inevitable Weiner jokes), but that's to be expected at a Republican gathering. Actually, I though Gingrich and Trump got it worse than Obama. I have no use for Republicans, but unless the guy made racist remarks other than what was excerpted for the video, I thought his routine was pretty mild.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:21 PM  

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