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Bill Cosby Rants Against Republicans, Compares Them to Segregationists for Not Applauding Obama
Newsbusters.org ^ | 3-5-2013 | Matthew Sheffield

Posted on 03/06/2013 6:54:41 AM PST by servo1969

Unless he had just eaten a bad cup of Jell-O pudding, it would appear that actor and comedian Bill Cosby seems to really, really hate Republicans.

The veteran entertainer made that very clear Monday morning when he claimed that Republicans not applauding President Obama’s State of the Union address in unison with Democrats was “as bad as the people who were against any kind of desegregation.” He also wondered aloud about whether or not Republicans today are upset that slavery is no longer legal.

Cosby made these remarks on the CNN morning show “Starting Point” after soon-to-be-former host Soledad O’Brien referenced how much better things have gotten for those of African ancestry inside the United States since the 1960s civil rights movement.

The famous comedian and longtime Jell-O pitchman rejected her statement.

“I don’t think so,” he said. “Not when you look at the president's speech recently. To see people sitting down and then they there are others standing and cheering. I don't think it's difficult believe. I think that we have people sitting there who are as bad as the people who were against any kind of desegregation.”

Instead of correcting Cosby’s obvious ignorance of the longstanding tradition of a president’s own party being far more enthusiastic about his applause lines, O’Brien allowed Cosby to continue his diatribe which he did by saying that Republicans who do not support Obama want to implement some sort of oppressive regime. He then moved into a conspiracy theory about how the assassination of John F. Kennedy by a communist was somehow actually caused by supporters of segregation.

“And then in place of a better America, they want their own sick feelings put across, and it's -- it isn't -- it isn't a good time, but I think also on our part as professors and presidents of colleges all over.

And in public schools, we need to get the education of the correct history that happened so people can say, yes, this really did happen. Because you have to include the assassination of a president and ask the question, maybe that had something to do with it also.

Cosby continued his Republican bashing later on in the show, replying to a question about whether or not certain provisions of the Voting Rights Act should be thrown out by the Supreme Court that conservatives were “angry” that black Americans are not presently enslaved.


I think it's dumb to say is it time when we stand and say the pledge of allegiance, for which it stands. Where are you going with this? Where are you going with the promise of what the United States of America really is?

It's also interesting that this Republican Party is not the Republican Party of 1863, of Abraham Lincoln, abolitionists and slavery, is not good. I think it's important for us to look at the underlying part of it. What is the value of it? Is it that some people are angry because my people no longer want to work for free?



TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: billcosby; cosby; duplicate; gop; obama; obrien; rape; slavery; soledad; waronwomen; whoopigoldberg
It would seem that Bill Cosby has 'gotten his mind right'.
1 posted on 03/06/2013 6:54:48 AM PST by servo1969
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To: servo1969

Wow. This is an attitude “about face” for him.


2 posted on 03/06/2013 6:57:45 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: servo1969
What a disappointment.
3 posted on 03/06/2013 6:57:58 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: servo1969

Perhaps this has-been with obvious Attention Deficit Syndrome could better use his time counseling the two Black boys who murdered a White boy at a PA middle school. Now that is real racism.


4 posted on 03/06/2013 6:59:23 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: servo1969

Guess his tv was not on when the dems did the same thing to Geo Bush. Sorry, Cosby, that charge you made is stupid.


5 posted on 03/06/2013 7:00:01 AM PST by laweeks
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To: servo1969

After all those debunked urban-legend screeds about how Cosby is really a conservative, seeing the actual truth about the man is refreshing.


6 posted on 03/06/2013 7:01:33 AM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: servo1969

Bill Cosby is a racist.

Pray for America


7 posted on 03/06/2013 7:01:34 AM PST by bray (Welcome to Obamaville)
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To: servo1969

What MLK said is lost on these people. Their entire existence is so surface. Nothing matters but skin color. So sad.


8 posted on 03/06/2013 7:03:16 AM PST by Edgar3 (Don't THREAD on me!)
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To: servo1969

Hmmmm...I’m seeing a trend here. We were informed during the last Presidential campaign that Mitt Romney never gave his garbage man a hug and I know I’ve never given my garbage man a hug so-o-o-o-o....


9 posted on 03/06/2013 7:04:34 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: servo1969
Cosby is basically saying ignore the man's character and actions and judge him by his Blackness.

And if you don't support his Blackness, then your a racist of course.

10 posted on 03/06/2013 7:04:37 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: servo1969

Bill Cosby is a big time racist. I think it was an interview in TV Guide in which Lisa Bonet stated that. Also, there are numberous reports when he had a trunk full of gifts for kids, he would segregate the white kids and give the gifts to the non-white kids.
A few years ago at a when he stated that young black boys should pull up there pants , etc. , there was a portion of the clip in which someone tells him that what he’s saying might upset the white folks. His reply was he didn’t care what white folks thought. Not a big deal but all the TV networks censored the exchange after the first time showing it.
He’s been protected from his racist views all of his career.


11 posted on 03/06/2013 7:07:36 AM PST by techcor
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To: Old Sarge
After all those debunked urban-legend screeds about how Cosby is really a conservative, seeing the actual truth about the man is refreshing.

It is actually good to get all of this poison out in the open.

12 posted on 03/06/2013 7:09:02 AM PST by oldbrowser (They are marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: servo1969

I bought his records. I helped make him rich. I hope this old racist dies soon.


13 posted on 03/06/2013 7:10:35 AM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: servo1969
Bill Cosby, selling Fabian Fascists to the stupid, is a mental disorder!
Bill Cosby should be committed to a mental institution before he destroys the Black youth, with his psychotic rant.
14 posted on 03/06/2013 7:14:13 AM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Texas Eagle
We were informed during the last Presidential campaign that Mitt Romney never gave his garbage man a hug and I know I’ve never given my garbage man a hug so-o-o-o-o....

So you're Mitt Romney! That was an easy one.

15 posted on 03/06/2013 7:18:02 AM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: servo1969

I spy a racist.

Bill Cosby is no longer a funny fellow.


16 posted on 03/06/2013 7:21:37 AM PST by nonsporting
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To: servo1969

"Heyyy, heyyy, heyyy! Bill Cosby is like a bowl of chili."


"Whatba doba youba meanba, Fatba Albertba?"


"They're both full of beans."

17 posted on 03/06/2013 7:22:58 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: servo1969

18 posted on 03/06/2013 7:23:20 AM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: servo1969

Cosby was a really funny guy 45 to 50 years ago.
He told hilarious stories about people - not blacks or whites - just people.

Back then blacks and whites shared the same planet, culture and aspirations so Cosby’s stories were universal in their appeal.

Early Cosby routines like “Greasy Kid Stuff”, “Little Tiny Hairs”, “Chicken Heart”, “Go Carts”, “Shop” and “Special Classes” are some of the funniest stories ever told and have nothing at all to do with skin color or race in any form.

Then the country entered the Age Of Racial Enlightenment and we learned that every action is motivated by white racism toward blacks.

That was the start of the divergance of cultures and the end of commonly held goals and aspirations. Black humor wasn’t really acceptable unless it displayed racism in one form or another.

That’s when Cosby stopped being funny.


19 posted on 03/06/2013 7:23:36 AM PST by Iron Munro (I miss America, don't you?)
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To: servo1969

So Bill turns out just to be another .....

Surprise.


20 posted on 03/06/2013 7:24:04 AM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: servo1969

In real life, the sanctimonious Cosby is not the innocent father and husband that he played on his show.
It is well known that he was a frequent guest of Hugh Hefner’s at the Playboy mansion, well known for the alcohol and drug fueled romps that the famed enjoy there. He was and probably still is a serial cheater on his long suffering wife, Camille..who apparently sees a reason to stay with the lout.

This man, ugly inside and out, belongs on the shelf of some archive as someone whom we used to know. He is irrelevant and should be ignored.


21 posted on 03/06/2013 7:24:04 AM PST by Mountain Mary (Pray for our Republic...)
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To: servo1969

Senility is sad.

Cosby was NEVER very interesting as either a pro tennis player spy who would stick out like a sore thumb in Monte Carlo, or as a psychiatrist father of a yuppie-type family.


22 posted on 03/06/2013 7:24:12 AM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: servo1969

Only a brilliant mind like Bill Cosby possesses is capable of understanding that the only reason to oppose BO is because he’s black.


23 posted on 03/06/2013 7:25:51 AM PST by windsorknot
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That damn vanilla puddin’.


24 posted on 03/06/2013 7:29:17 AM PST by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: FatherofFive
So you're Mitt Romney!


25 posted on 03/06/2013 7:31:31 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Iron Munro
Early Cosby routines like “Greasy Kid Stuff”, “Little Tiny Hairs”, “Chicken Heart”, “Go Carts”, “Shop” and “Special Classes” are some of the funniest stories ever told and have nothing at all to do with skin color or race in any form.

Then the country entered the Age Of Racial Enlightenment and we learned that every action is motivated by white racism toward blacks.

I also like Noah, which also antedates the Age of Racial Enlightenment.

26 posted on 03/06/2013 7:31:38 AM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Fiji Hill

Funniest one I’ve ever heard was about his experience dining in Italy with Henry Silva, where he learned about Fernet Branca.


27 posted on 03/06/2013 7:35:41 AM PST by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: servo1969

Dementia is never pretty.


28 posted on 03/06/2013 7:37:38 AM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: servo1969
Democrats remain in their seats while the Republicans stand to applaud new US Speaker of the House John Boehner during the opening session of the 112th Congress on January 5, 2011 in Washington, DC.
29 posted on 03/06/2013 7:38:23 AM PST by BO Stinkss
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To: servo1969
I forgive Bill Cosby. I can only imagine what he actually lived through and dealt with being and dancing on the public cutting edge of race through what I believe was our second civil war in the 1960s and maybe 1970s.

For many like him, "Obama" represents something different than the actual flawed progressive anarchist person obama is, and is a vindication for all the abuse they lived through and overcame.

Such an experience often leaves a bit of insanity behind, minefields that one might have forgotten were there.

If they actually engage that reality of what obama truly is, what to do with that cognitive dissonance?

Perhaps it's far easier, and less public pain, to do what he did: blame a reliable enemy like the republicans and be glad to not be much longer in this world.

I am grateful to him, for the years of comedy, of course, but also for the battles he fought and won. We are better as a result.

30 posted on 03/06/2013 7:40:16 AM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: Iron Munro

I don’t think he’s been the same since Ennis was murdered.


31 posted on 03/06/2013 7:42:46 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: servo1969
Black don't see, or refuse to see, how much damage Dem politics have caused in the black community.

32 posted on 03/06/2013 7:44:47 AM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: servo1969

It seems that the older Cosby gets, the more he looks like Yoda


33 posted on 03/06/2013 7:45:30 AM PST by CrappieLuck
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To: Mountain Mary

Yikes, maybe I should have read your post before I posted mine. I didn’t know that about the “real life” person. I hope he finds his way before it’s too late.


34 posted on 03/06/2013 7:46:36 AM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: servo1969

Wow this is really “big news”. i didnt know that he was still alive


35 posted on 03/06/2013 7:47:18 AM PST by italianquaker
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To: servo1969

Conservatives are always eager to embrace any black person that seems even remotely conservative and are disappointed every time. I like to call it Colin Powell syndrome.


36 posted on 03/06/2013 7:51:20 AM PST by globoreally
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To: BO Stinkss

Someone (w/Twitter capabilities) should tweet this to ‘ol Bill.


37 posted on 03/06/2013 7:53:16 AM PST by Jane Long
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To: servo1969

Methinks Cosby has been sniffing too much Barack sh!t. Republicans had a candidate, that, had nothing bad to say about dumBO.


38 posted on 03/06/2013 7:57:20 AM PST by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: Iron Munro
He told hilarious stories about people - not blacks or whites - just people.

I grew up listening to his records. We literally wore them out. "You better not touch!" "Fire One!" "Even a Phys ed major knows 'Why is there air?' There's air to blow up basketballs!" "I'm turning left and hitting the brakes!" Very funny man with a special gift.

He was a big influence on my growing up 'color blind' in the MLK dream.

But Cosby devolved into a racist idiot.

39 posted on 03/06/2013 8:13:35 AM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: servo1969

Pudding pops for brains


40 posted on 03/06/2013 8:15:26 AM PST by McBuff
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To: bmwcyle
I bought his records. I helped make him rich. I hope this old racist dies soon.

When most everybody on this board was praising Cosby, I held back, figuring I was the only guy in the U.S. who disliked him.

I used to think he was OK, until I saw him at one of the tapings for the Solid Gold show. He came out to a good round of applause and sat down on a stool center stage, where guests usually chatted a few moments with the audience. After the applause died down, he said. "Yeah, yeah. just buy the records" in a really shitty dismissive manner.

He was on mt "ess list" from then on.

41 posted on 03/06/2013 8:31:46 AM PST by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: servo1969

Hey Bill if we want any crap from you we’ll squeeze your head.


42 posted on 03/06/2013 8:48:55 AM PST by bikerman ("A gun is like a parachute. If you need one and dont have it you wont need one agian.)
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To: txrefugee
Perhaps this has-been with obvious Attention Deficit Syndrome could better use his time counseling the two Black boys who murdered a White boy at a PA middle school. Now that is real racism.

You talking about those 2 black boys whose punishment for killing a white student was a 2 day suspension? How would the administrators of this school feel if these 2 aminals killed one of their own?

43 posted on 03/06/2013 9:03:07 AM PST by Hacksaw
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To: servo1969

Loser. I could name at least a dozen black conservatives I’d swap for obama right now...today.


44 posted on 03/06/2013 9:08:21 AM PST by jersey117
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To: cuban leaf

More like the truth is out.


45 posted on 03/06/2013 9:23:29 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: servo1969

I am sad about this (and irritated). Bill Cosby made his money by riffing on common human experiences. His humor applied to no single race.

Must be the Koolaid served by the White House.


46 posted on 03/06/2013 12:22:07 PM PST by Wicket (God bless and protect our troops and God bless America)
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To: Mountain Mary

You know, it’s funny. Back in my younger days, before I woke up and grew up, I used to watch the Cosby show regularly. Loved it. I remember asking my parents why they couldn’t stomach him. I don’t remember exactly what they said, but it was related to something political that he had said, even back then. I was non-political though, so I just ignored their comments and kept being a fan.

Amazing how brilliant and forward-thinking our parents become, even AFTER we’ve become ‘so-called’ adults, eh?

The lines have been clearly drawn over the past five years especially, and Obama gets credit for that, at least. He has divided our nation more effectively than any outside or foreign enemy could ever have.

Thanks, Barry. At least now we know EXACTLY who our enemies (America’s enemy within) is.


47 posted on 03/06/2013 1:47:36 PM PST by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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To: servo1969

So Bill, What do you call it when the Democrats sit on their hands when a Republican President is at the State of the Union?

Jeez, Bill, I loved your records in the 70s but you sure do suck now.


48 posted on 03/06/2013 3:18:45 PM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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