What Would a Republican Conference Be Without Racial Controversy?
Republicans are still working their way through the five stages of having a black president: denial (birthers), anger (town halls), bargaining (debt ceiling), depression (John Boehner’s tears) and, finally, racially charged jokes, like those told at the Republican Leadership Conference.
In the video below, Obama impersonator Reggie Brown jokes before guffawing GOPers about the president’s race. Eventually, he gets yanked off stage, but only after focusing on some Republican targets, including Michele Bachmann. The RLC released a statement saying Brown got the hook for his insensitive jokes, but the comedian thinks he was over time and “the material was starting to get to a point to where maybe they started to feel uncomfortable with where it was going,” as in “going” after Republicans.
You be the judge. — PZS
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