Obama disowns De Niro white First Lady joke


Comment By I have had it with Democrats
Tue.03-21-2012

It is time that all inappropriate remarks by people no matter who they are toward Man, Women, or Child, should be charged as a hate crime, but the Democrats have a double standard when it comes to inappropriate remarks.

Comedians should not have a different standard than any one else, foul word are foul and should never be directed toward any Man, Woman, or Child in any way.

A good example here a while back, a Black Comedian called a young singer a slut and a prostitute on a TV talk show, and every one thought it was funny, this is still going on and no one is doing any thing about it, unless it is pointed toward a Democrat, then they call it disgraceful, inappropriate, and offensive, no matter who say it, it is Racist and Discriminative, and Disrespectful.

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AFP
Mon.03-20-2012

President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign distanced itself Tuesday from a joke by Hollywood veteran Robert de Niro about the prospect of a white First Lady returning to the White House.

The reaction came after Republican candidate Newt Gingrich slammed the jest, — made by Democrat-supporting actor De Niro at a fundraising event with Michelle Obama — as “unacceptable.

“We believe the joke was inappropriate,” said the first lady’s campaign press secretary Olivia Alair after Gingrich’s comments triggered a tide of online argument about the joke.

“Raging Bull” star De Niro made the contested remark as he introduced Michelle Obama at a fundraising event on Monday in New York’s trendy Greenwich Village district.

“Callista Gingrich. Karen Santorum. Ann Romney. Now do you really think our country is ready for a white first lady?” the actor said, referring to the wives of Republican candidates Gingrich, Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney.

“No” yelled one person as the crowd roared, while De Niro added: “Too soon, right?”

The joke played on the ubiquitous discussion four years ago about whether America was ready for its first black president, ahead of Obama’s November 2008 election victory.

But Gingrich — struggling in his campaign to win the Republican nomination to take on Obama in November — took issue at a campaign stop on Tuesday, demanding an apology from the president.

“I do want to say one thing on behalf of both my wife, and on behalf of Karen Santorum and on behalf of Ann Romney, and that is I think Robert De Niro is wrong,” the former House Speaker said on the campaign trail in Louisiana.

“I think the country is ready for a new first lady, and he doesn’t have to describe it in racial terms.” He added: “I call on the president to apologize for him.”

De Niro insisted the comments were a joke.
“My remarks, although spoken with satirical jest, were not meant to offend or embarrass anyone — especially the First Lady,” he said in a comment forwarded by his publicist.

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