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Ann Coulter Tweets: Please ‘Explain What Was Allegedly Offensive About DeNiro’s Joke’
Mediaite ^ | March 20, 2012 | Laura Donovan

Posted on 03/21/2012 9:58:59 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

It’s not unusual for conservative commentator Ann Coulter to tell women to stop playing the victim (and in some cases, rightfully so), but it was somewhat surprising to see the New York Times bestselling author defend “The Godfather II” star Robert DeNiro’s joke that the United States is not ready for another white first lady.

“Can we please stop the fake ‘offended’ routine? Pls explain what was allegedly offensive about DeNiro’s joke,” Coulter tweeted Tuesday in the wake of Internet outrage over DeNiro’s wisecrack.

Coulter followed up with a retweet that provides us with a little more clarity: “It’s always a bad idea to imitate liberals. RT @TPCarney It’s just conservatives trying to get offended [like] liberals always get.”

DeNiro came under fire Tuesday when news outlets revealed that he’d said at a recent New York fundraising event that it’s “too soon” for the U.S. to have another white FLOTUS:

“Callista Gingrich. Karen Santorum. Ann Romney. Now do you really think our country is ready for a white first lady?”

Though the Romney, Santorum, and Gingrich campaign did not respond to my request for comment, Gingrich unloaded his beef with DeNiro’s statement later on in the day:

“What De Niro said last night was inexcusable and the president should apologize for him. It was at an Obama fundraiser, it is exactly wrong, it divides the country.”

Michelle Obama wasn’t too pleased with DeNiro’s comment either, as her press secretary’s response was, “We believe the joke was inappropriate.”

So the real question is, whose side are you on: Team Potential First Ladies or Team DeNiro?


TOPICS: Politics; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: anncoulter; michelleobama; newt; obama
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To: fr_freak

Why in the world would I want to look as stupid as libs? And no, I’ll never “get” the kind of junk you’re trying to sell here.


51 posted on 03/21/2012 5:36:22 PM PDT by sand lake bar (You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.)
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To: Hildy
"STOP FINDING CRAP WHERE NONE EXISTS"

Poor, naive, Hildy.


52 posted on 03/21/2012 5:41:33 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

A good analogy would be if Limbaugh asked, “is America ready for a capitalist first lady?”


53 posted on 03/21/2012 5:42:08 PM PDT by sand lake bar (You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.)
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To: sand lake bar
Why in the world would I want to look as stupid as libs? And no, I’ll never “get” the kind of junk you’re trying to sell here.

Yeah, people like you never do. Now go hide in the corner.
54 posted on 03/21/2012 7:26:51 PM PDT by fr_freak
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Coulter’s right, DeNiro is a eunuch and Michelle Obama is a poseur.


55 posted on 03/21/2012 7:33:08 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: fr_freak

With your mom.


56 posted on 03/21/2012 7:36:40 PM PDT by sand lake bar (You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.)
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To: sand lake bar
With your mom.

Really? This is what you came up with? You just made yourself look like a huge dumbass. Haha, nice work.
57 posted on 03/21/2012 7:47:03 PM PDT by fr_freak
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

..the president should apologize for him.


WTF? why even think of this although he is the ‘OFFICIAL APOLOGIZER IN CHIEF’, so maybe line is ok.

What gets me is “Why not all this righteous indignation when the ‘singer?’ sang the true version of “Forget You” at a Presidential function?

Of course like one of the ‘wags’ said - “That should be tagged as BO’s theme song and played while picturing ‘him’.”


58 posted on 03/21/2012 7:53:47 PM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98) Let's start from scratch by voting ALL incumbents out.)
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To: All

DeNiro reminds me of the white attention-seeking teeny boppers, going out with black guys for attention. Cruising through the halls with feigned affection for the attention trinket.

He’s just a little older now and now he wants attention from the hollywood elites and professional race town-criers.

“Look at me, I’m enlightened...no more white First Lady’s. See, look at my black wife...I get it”

That is the joke.


59 posted on 03/21/2012 7:56:42 PM PDT by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The critical race theory doctrine is tops with Annie now that she’s runnin’ with the wrong crowd. LOL


60 posted on 03/21/2012 8:25:15 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Cinnamontea

Some of us don’t follow Alinsky.


61 posted on 03/21/2012 11:40:57 PM PDT by dontgivein
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To: fr_freak

That’s fine. At least I have a sense of humor and do not suffer from Asberger’s.


62 posted on 03/22/2012 5:36:12 AM PDT by sand lake bar (You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.)
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To: In Maryland
"Why is De Niro interjecting race as an issue in this campaign? That is the question we should be (publicly) asking. "

Why should we be asking? Isn't it a known fact the he only dates black women? He's quite happy mooshelle "made it"...because she's black. De Niro is proud that his wife's race made it to the white hut, doesn't matter that a black man is destroying the country. It's all about color and looks. No substance.

63 posted on 03/22/2012 6:29:10 AM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: sand lake bar

Good grief. “Your mama” jokes were considered humor in the 5th grade. You might want to try branching out.


64 posted on 03/22/2012 10:55:58 AM PDT by fr_freak
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To: fr_freak

And yet it lingers in your mind still. That’s why it’s a classic.


65 posted on 03/22/2012 11:02:18 AM PDT by sand lake bar (You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.)
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