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Posted on 03/20/2012 6:38:47 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
NEW YORK, March 20 (UPI) -- Actor Robert De Niro has apologized for a joke with racial overtones he made at a New York fundraiser for President Barack Obama's re-election campaign.
"Callista Gingrich. Karen Santorum. Ann Romney," The Hollywood Reporter quoted De Niro as saying during his opening remarks at Monday night's $5,000-a-plate event, which Obama's wife, Michelle attended. "Now do you really think our country is ready for a white first lady?"
CNN reported Obama's campaign press secretary Olivia Alair called the joke "inappropriate" Tuesday.
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Are you talkin to me?
We’re a bunch of apologizing fools in this country! We apologize for apologizing. LOL!
Oh, I see, it was a "joke". No, President Obama is a joke.
Will the Obama campaign be refunding Mr. DeNiro’s money or are they going to keep it along with Bill Mahrer’s?
Michelle Obama seems awfully thin-skinned for someone in such a visible position. Beyond that, using the media to express her displeasure is just childish. I bet that’s the last Obama fund raiser that Robert DeNiro attends...
What he’s apologizing for is revealing the “secret” that has been hidden in plain sight for all but the Left: so-called “progressives” tend to think in racial terms, and it comes so naturally that he just proved it
I wonder if anyone asked why it was "inappropriate"? Seems pretty tame to me.
If a black person had told the joke, would it still be “ inappropriate”?
I’m with you, what’s wrong with it? It’s not like it was even funny, either. It was.....blah.
With his apology, this story is now over. However, in the case of a conservative, no amount of apologies would be considered enough - nothing short of destroying their career would suffice.
“Now do you really think our country is ready for a white first lady?”
Funniest line I’ve head from DeNiro in a while. People are too sensative & politicians know this. Don’t apologize, and somebody will want your hide.
I long for the days when we could mock each other with impunity.
Political correctness is the single worst cancer to infect US culture in my lifetime (born 1958). It is also the single most dangerous and effective technique the socialists have introduced to destroy traditional American cultures.
PC is the 1st thing I would blow up if I had a magic wand.
That's not an apology, except maybe to Moochele.
Maybe they just need to return everyone’s money who was at the event, and had their evening ruined by the stupid joke telling.
Words are easy to say, actions are what count.
There is no apology in his statement.
The libs are always offended when one says black is black or black isn’t white, for that matter.
Hmmmm, who was it that demanded the Obama admin apologize?
You know, for a candidate who everyone says is about to exit the stage, it sure seems Newt gets under their skin.
Henny Youngman did the first lady joke.
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