Skip to comments.Melissa Harris-Perry’s MSNBC Panel Mocks Mitt Romney’s Black Grandson
Posted on 12/30/2013 12:39:42 PM PST by SeekAndFind
On Sunday’s Melissa Harris-Perry show, the eponymous host led a panel of entertainers in a rundown of the “photos of the year,” which somehow included a Romney family picture that “a lot of people had emotions about,” according to MHP. The setup seemed to leave room for unlimited comic potential, but the panel immediately honed in on the race of Kieran Romney, adopted grandson of former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who is black. The baby, not Mitt.
“Everybody loves a baby picture,” Harris-Perry said, “and this was one that really, a lot of people had emotions about this baby picture this year. This is the Romney family. And, of course, there on Governor Romney’s knee is his adopted grandson, who is an African-American, adopted African-American child, Kieran Romney.”
As Harris-Perry made the introduction, panelist Pia Glenn sang One of these things is not like the others, one of these things just isnt the same, a tune whose original lyrics read “one of these things doesn’t belong.”
“And that little baby, front and center, would be the one,” she added.
“And isn’t he the most gorgeous?” Harris-Perry said. “My goal is that in 2040, the biggest thing of the year will be the wedding between Kieran Romney and North West. Can you imagine Mitt Romney and Kanye West as in-laws?”
Comedian Dean Obeidallah chimed in by reducing the baby to a token. “I think this picture is great,” he said. “It really sums up the diversity of the Republican party, the RNC. At the convention, they find the one black person.”
Whatever you think of the quality of the jokes, using a baby to make a political punchline is a tough sale, with a high bar for comedy and commentary. The joke can’t simply be that the baby is black, and the Romneys are white. Conservative Caleb Howe at The Right Scoop zeroed in on the problem with this narrow premise:
Its funny because Romney is white and his grandson isnt, which is obviouslyhilarious. Because as everyone knows, the races should not mix.
Another possible premise would have been to wonder how many children have to be put up for adoption because of Republican policies, or just from being fired by Mitt Romney. Maybe they could have thanked the Romneys for not naming him “Trapp.” Anything would be better than this.
Selecting this picture at all was a stretch, since there doesn’t seem to have been much controversy caused by it at all. There was actually some criticism, though, of the name that Ben Romney and his wife Andelynne Romney chose for the baby. Kieran is the Gaelic word for “black.”
But even that ripe-for-commentary fact should not be pegged to a family photograph. It plays like a stretch of an excuse to point and laugh at a black baby who was adopted by America’s whitest family. That’s not a joke, that’s his family now.
Here’s the clip, from MHP:
Where’s her tampon earrings? Dumb bitch.
Melissa Harris Perry is the most vile piece of garbage on the planet. If I ever saw her in person I would punch her in the face..too bad her mother didn’t abort her, since Melissa loves abortion so much, her mother should have done the “Noble” thing and aborted her disgusting self..Hey Melissa, I dont remember this kind of “Outrage” when Sandra Bullock adopted a black baby..she wasn’t accused of having a “Token” son..and remember, Sandra was married to a man who had said racist things about black people, then Sandra goes and adopts a black child, I dont remember the left putting that connection together..and how about Madonna, or Angelina Jolie, oh I forgot, they are all LIBERAL, therefore they dont get accused of having “token” children..my mistake
They are vile and even their humor is oblivious to what has throughout time been thought of as decency, propriety, kindness.
Kids belong to the community unless they are black kids doncha know.
Dumb bitch. (and that is one of the nicer things I can say about her)
Liberals - God’s warning as to what hell is like.
...... We need to shout out from the mountain tops what the MSNBC panel and Melissa Harris-Perry have become ..... We need to demand that they apologize for their blatant RACIST and prejudistic statements and point of view!
...... Yup ... that's how it's done ..... give them a taste of their own medicine and see how they like it!!!
Thus says a MONGRAL BITCH!
Well at least we know there won’t be any protest from this leftist if any mockery of Malia or Sasha occurs. Apparently making sport of the small children of politicians if fair game for this racist provocateur.
“Its funny because Romney is white and his grandson isnt, which is obviouslyhilarious. Because as everyone knows, the races should not mix.”
Mmmm—I don’t see a lot of black folk rushing to adopt black unwanted chilldren. Particularly those with hyphenated last names.
What would you expect from a vile, uncouth animal?
RE: My goal is that in 2040, the biggest thing of the year will be the wedding between Kieran Romney and North West.
Somehow North Romney doesn’t sound quite rap rhythmic....
There is NO bottom to which the Marxist/Democrats will not sink. None whatsoever!!
In Melissa’s sick mind, black children need to be aborted, the more the better..they believe in genocide
These are hateful people the GOPe want to like them and are afraid of offending!
She considers herself to be a “black” woman, right?
According to most studies, black women are the demographic that most despises “mixed race families”.
2040 North Romney sounds like a street address.
CNN maybe. Even the GOPe has written off MSNBC.
On the positive side, the more MS-LSD shows air, the more likely their hosts are to say stupid things that will get them fired. Such as this, for example.
Melissa Perry knows nothing but hate. What a shame someone gives her a place to spewthat hatred...
Oh that is right MSNBC only spews hate on their network..........
She’s foul-mouthed pig. Her mother is white and yet she states Ive never thought of myself as biracial. Im black. Soooo sick of black opportunists.
more hatred of the good for being the good by libtards
Obama had a white grandfather.
and mother and grandmother, HALF his family is WHITE. He’s another black opportunist POS
Is MHP the most despicable, vile, gutter talker ever allowed on TV? I can’t think of anyone else who approaches her for just non-stop, racist, hate-filled bile. And there is some competition out there, but she is in a class all her own.
Great post Sarah B
Thanks I appreciate it..Liberals piss me off SO much..I am not a big fan of Romney, but he does have a beautiful family and they dont deserve to be mocked like that..these are the same liberals who wish death upon Trig Palin on a daily basis, they have NO morals..Id love to see what happens when they meet their maker, what an interesting meeting that will be
MSNBC is here for only one reason: TO TROLL CONSERVATIVES.
On this forum, when a troll appears, we zot them. On a forum we have no power over, we ignore them.
There can be only one explanation for their increasingly baffling statements: They exist ONLY to troll us. Why let them?
Who is Melissa Hairy-Paris?
Better yet, what is MSNBC?
Stupid, ugly and bigoted is no way to go through life.
She and ANY anchor they put on camera at MSNBC are equine gluteus maximuses.
As Harris-Perry made the introduction, panelist Pia Glenn sang One of these things is not like the others, one of these things just isnt the same, a tune whose original lyrics read one of these things doesnt belong.
Not sure if you all know it or not, since my parents didn't (it's from Sesame Street), so here it is:
Nasty woman. Very nasty, since when are infants fair game?
They did the same thing with Trigg Palin and the grandchild. Raw meat for the left, whose hate and immorality know no bounds.
Must be self hate; I’m sure there are photos of her on her white moms lap.
I don’t get it. Would she rather some ghetto foster mom (there are a few), who’s in it for the checks and care not for the children use him up for years, treat him like their slave, a piece of trash or worse? Or to adopt him to get more food stamps (or hit the jackpot with a special needs child for a SS Disability check monthly)?
I guess she’s rather have that... So there could be another Trayvon or part of a knockout crew she could scream injustice over.
Or maybe she truly believes those black kids don’t deserve to get a decent the family, morals and education that she had.
She could use some help.
Nah, he was red.