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De Niro apologizes for first lady joke
UPI ^ | March 20, 2012

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at upi.com ...


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1 posted on 03/20/2012 6:38:51 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Are you talkin to me?


2 posted on 03/20/2012 6:43:05 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (Bring in the Sopranos.? ? Who knew?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

We’re a bunch of apologizing fools in this country! We apologize for apologizing. LOL!


3 posted on 03/20/2012 6:43:47 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The first lesson you learn as a pollster is that people are stupid. - Dem pollster, Tom Jensen)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Olivia Alair called the joke "inappropriate"

Oh, I see, it was a "joke". No, President Obama is a joke.

4 posted on 03/20/2012 6:44:49 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets ("Jihad" is Arabic for "Helter-Skelter", "bin Laden" is Arabic for "Manson".)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Will the Obama campaign be refunding Mr. DeNiro’s money or are they going to keep it along with Bill Mahrer’s?


5 posted on 03/20/2012 6:45:05 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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...


7 posted on 03/20/2012 6:48:46 PM PDT by NMCicero
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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


8 posted on 03/20/2012 6:50:39 PM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: Free ThinkerNY
CNN reported Obama's campaign press secretary Olivia Alair called the joke "inappropriate" Tuesday.

I wonder if anyone asked why it was "inappropriate"? Seems pretty tame to me.

9 posted on 03/20/2012 6:50:39 PM PDT by Hugin ("Most time a man'll tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear"--Open Range)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Soetoro’s staff is currently investigating ways to blame the statement on Bush, Palin, Limbaugh or the Tea Party.
10 posted on 03/20/2012 6:55:16 PM PDT by immadashell
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If a black person had told the joke, would it still be “ inappropriate”?


11 posted on 03/20/2012 6:55:53 PM PDT by Third Person
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To: Hugin

I’m with you, what’s wrong with it? It’s not like it was even funny, either. It was.....blah.


12 posted on 03/20/2012 6:59:41 PM PDT by CAluvdubya
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To: Free ThinkerNY
De Niro apologizes for first lady joke

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.

13 posted on 03/20/2012 7:04:20 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“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.


14 posted on 03/20/2012 7:06:47 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (REPEAL OBAMACARE. Nothing else matters.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"My remarks, although spoken with satirical jest, were not meant to offend or embarrass anyone -- especially the first lady,"

That's not an apology, except maybe to Moochele.

15 posted on 03/20/2012 7:06:55 PM PDT by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


16 posted on 03/20/2012 7:08:00 PM PDT by I_Like_Spam
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To: Free ThinkerNY

There is no apology in his statement.


17 posted on 03/20/2012 7:11:08 PM PDT by prairiebreeze
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The libs are always offended when one says black is black or black isn’t white, for that matter.


18 posted on 03/20/2012 7:12:53 PM PDT by citizencon
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


19 posted on 03/20/2012 7:13:24 PM PDT by Mangia E Statti Zitto
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Henny Youngman did the first lady joke.


20 posted on 03/20/2012 7:17:07 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: airborne

Why would his remarks offend Mrs. Obama. I thought he was saying he prefered having a black first lady to a white first lady-it seemed to me to be a put down of all the former white first ladies maybe I read it wrong.


21 posted on 03/20/2012 7:19:23 PM PDT by funfan
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To: airborne

Why would his remarks offend Mrs. Obama. I thought he was saying he prefered having a black first lady to a white first lady-it seemed to me to be a put down of all the former white first ladies maybe I read it wrong.


22 posted on 03/20/2012 7:19:34 PM PDT by funfan
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To: funfan

DeNiro has always had a black wife. Nothing insulting in his statement.

I have noticed that middle league advancement of Masonic/Eastern Star/Wiccan occultists have corresponded to behavior where the advancee accuses another senior member of behaving inappropriately and the accused takes the accusation seriously.

IMHO, it’s a bush league attempt of occultic advancement. Not worth the time of day.


23 posted on 03/20/2012 7:27:43 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free

“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.”

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Agreed. I have stated the same here. Often.

It is a rot of the most fundmanetal kind.

Coincidentally, DOB 02/02/1958.


24 posted on 03/20/2012 7:27:48 PM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: funfan

Your confusion stems from the fact that DeNiro offered a non-apology apology. He insulted the white women who might become First Lady, hinting that they should know their place and that America is not ready for someone with that color skin to be in the White House. Then, in a complete non-sequitor, DeNiro expressed remorse if his insult to the white ladies happened to offend Mrs Obama.


25 posted on 03/20/2012 7:28:40 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("And the public gets what the public wants" -- The Jam)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Joke?

Is De Niro a comedian now?

26 posted on 03/20/2012 7:28:40 PM PDT by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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To: Third Person

The real joke is that De Niro has been married to 2 black women....not at the same time. Maybe Sasquatch needs a little sensitivity training..


27 posted on 03/20/2012 7:31:36 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter (Ia)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Actually, even though he is screaming liberal, at least he realized that the joke was in bad taste (I kinda got it and not so bad).

Maher refuses to apologize for all his obscene jokes that aren't even funny but directly offensive to all womenkind. C**t and t**t remarks are THE worse you can call a woman. I give credit when due to those who realize they let their brain get past their stupid mouths.

Apparently, Deniro realized how bad his uninformed brain-pan let him say such a thing. Now if we can only convince the shithead how wrong he is about his position. Yes, will never happen. Below is my bottom line on ideological compacts that the socialist Hollywood types will never understand with their hearts on their sleeves.:

Socialism is a disease within free compacts. It is like a cancer that grows and kills the productivity of any society it invades. Give free stuff to people on the backs of others, the takers have little incentive to produce.

With no incentive, then society starts to waste away from lack of productivity but then the takers want more stuff because their lack of productivity causes the producers to create less. The cycle builds more steam into an endless loop that history has shown to be detrimental for society at large

28 posted on 03/20/2012 7:40:41 PM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: a fool in paradise

Will the Obama campaign be refunding Mr. DeNiro’s money


Yeah, right. lol


29 posted on 03/20/2012 7:41:58 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Realman30
Is De Niro a comedian now?

Nope. Still a gangsta.

30 posted on 03/20/2012 7:43:40 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: unixfox

Heh. Newt has them groveling and apologizing. I love it. You SEE what effect this has? It’s called fighting back. It’s called BALLS.

IMAGINE what effect a Gingrich presidency would have on this pathetic communist Hollyweird/Dem alliance. They’d recoil into their little holes and stay there with their traps SHUT.

Whatever happens, Newt, you’ve still got the stage. Keep it up, baby.


31 posted on 03/20/2012 7:53:12 PM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: Hugin

We need to push back the same crap the rats are throwing at us, using their own silly hypocritical “standards”. Make em eat every word.


32 posted on 03/20/2012 8:03:07 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I guess Newt was right again!


33 posted on 03/20/2012 8:06:27 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (No Romney vote from my family!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Mrs. De Niro appears to have large tracts of land.
http://www.perthnow.com.au/at-home-with-de-niro/story-fn6o0xxk-1226300815121


34 posted on 03/20/2012 8:27:41 PM PDT by tumblindice (our new, happy lives)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

These people are so obsessed they cannot stop themselves.

I feel embarrased for President Obama and his wife for having ‘friends’ like this.


35 posted on 03/20/2012 8:31:55 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Just more proof that the liberal, Godless, left can say whatever they want to and the other side of the philosophical fence must have every word publicly said vetted by the thought police. This is outrageous. What if were said while Obama was running that “We’re not ready for a black first lady.” I wonder what would have happened?


36 posted on 03/20/2012 8:32:58 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Did he apologize for being a dumbsh!t???


37 posted on 03/20/2012 8:38:17 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: Cvengr
I have noticed that middle league advancement of Masonic/Eastern Star/Wiccan occultists have corresponded to behavior where the advancee accuses another senior member of behaving inappropriately and the accused takes the accusation seriously.

IMHO, it’s a bush league attempt of occultic advancement. Not worth the time of day.

Can you translate your post into American English?

38 posted on 03/20/2012 8:41:33 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yeah, but it was a joke - that means he’s a comedian- that means he can say anything and it’s okay - just ask Maher.....


39 posted on 03/20/2012 8:47:20 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Unfortunately too many people vote for a candidate based solely on appearance, manner of speaking or other totally superficial factors. Certainly things would be a whole lot easier at this time in history if God had made us all the same color.


40 posted on 03/20/2012 8:56:48 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

RACIST


41 posted on 03/20/2012 9:00:50 PM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: LibsRJerks

If he REALLY had BALLS he would have asked, “Is America really ready for another term for a usurping Marxist illegal alien with forged birth and selective service documents and his criminally conspiring wife?”

That mighta got him some cred with me.


42 posted on 03/20/2012 10:44:10 PM PDT by DMZFrank
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To: mrsmith

I presume you mean a joke about Eve, whom I think Henny Youngman knew personally.


43 posted on 03/20/2012 11:16:55 PM PDT by Erasmus (BHO: New supreme leader of the homey rollin' empire.)
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To: Cvengr
I have noticed that middle league advancement of Masonic/Eastern Star/Wiccan occultists have corresponded to behavior where the advancee accuses another senior member of behaving inappropriately and the accused takes the accusation seriously. IMHO, it’s a bush league attempt of occultic advancement. Not worth the time of day.

And that's only one of their stupid pet tricks.

But you made me smile - it's not often the bitches-who-shall-not-be-named are named. Good on you.

44 posted on 03/20/2012 11:34:27 PM PDT by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Were you trying to be funny? No, seriously, were you trying to be funny? Because I don't see how you were funny. Maybe you would like to tell us all here what was so funny!?! There must have been something funny about it or you wouldn't have said it. So, what was so funny?

Bwaaaaaaaa, I had him going. He even apologized. Did you see the look on his face?

45 posted on 03/20/2012 11:37:52 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: funfan
The way I read it, he was apologizing to Moochele for her having to be bothered by any sort of controversy his comment might have made.

“Sorry you have to listen to these racist Republicans complaining about my comments.”

46 posted on 03/21/2012 3:31:16 AM PDT by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: Lorianne
I feel embarrased for President Obama and his wife for having ‘friends’ like this.

Surely, surely you jest ? ?

47 posted on 03/21/2012 3:42:39 AM PDT by tomkat (FU.baraq)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He’s now amended his remark to say:

“Do you think our country is really ready for a First Lady who is not the size of a Sasquatch?”


48 posted on 03/21/2012 4:52:14 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: funfan

Obammy does not want to open up the flood gates of critism of first ladies. He has a wild hair on his hands with a radical agenda targeting fatties who would not hold up well under critical examination. He should stop using his daughters as the objects of the left’s slut and baby killing ideals.

The Left did not come out unscathed with the Fluke fiasco. Turns out - as usual - the Left is the biggest offender of that which they denounce.


49 posted on 03/21/2012 6:12:12 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: DMZFrank

Eh, Newt would have to pick his battles. What I liked about what he did in regard to DeNiro was that it was an immediate and sharp public rebuttal to a an extremely racist comment. We need more of that.

The other issue has been hashed and re-hashed. Newt knows better than to harp on it at this point in time.


50 posted on 03/21/2012 7:34:58 AM PDT by LibsRJerks
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