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#1 heckofajobbrownie

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 02:30 PM

SHREVEPORT, La. - Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich called on President Obama to apologize for comments made by actor Robert De Niro at a fundraiser supporting the president.

"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," Gingrich said, referring to a joke made by De Niro about the potential Republican first ladies.
De Niro told a crowd of about 90 people that it was "too soon" for a white first lady. The comment was made Monday night at a reception in New York City that was hosted by De Niro and his wife, and attended by First Lady Michelle Obama.

"Callista Gingrich. Karen Santorum. Ann Romney. Now do you really think our country is ready for a white First Lady?" De Niro asked, according to a pool report from the fundraiser.

The report said the crowd roared and someone yelled "No!" as De Niro asked, "Too soon, right?"

The White House today agreed with Gingrich. "We believe the joke was inappropriate," said Olivia Alair, Michelle Obama's press secretary.

Gingrich said the comments made by De Niro divide the country and "if people on the left want to talk about radio talk show hosts, then everybody in the country ought to hold the president accountable when somebody at his event
says something as utterly, totally unacceptable as Robert De Niro said last night," Gingrich said.

Gingrich said the president should hold De Niro accountable for the comments.

"On behalf of both my wife, and on behalf of Karen Santorum and on behalf of Ann Romney and that is I think Robert De Niro is wrong. I think the country is ready for a new first lady and he doesn't have to describe it in racial terms," Gingrich said.


...I don't think he gets that it was a joke.
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#2 DieHardBrownsFan

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 03:31 PM

Well, he is a great actor.
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Posted 20 March 2012 - 03:54 PM

Oh Ho! Super funny! I'm fuckin' rolling in the aisles bobby d.
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#4 MLD Woody

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 04:32 PM

Yep, cuz every white guy that voted for Obama fid so to prove he's not racist.

I don't think newt understands the difference between the two situations
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Posted 20 March 2012 - 04:41 PM

I can't believe the White House apologized for that. What pussies.
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Posted 20 March 2012 - 10:12 PM

And yet, Heck and all the rest of the liberal wonks, would go angry and outraged as hell,

if Rush had said it.

They would demand he be fired, and jailed, and tortured.

But let it be said by anybody on their side.... it's great.

See? If it benefits Heck emotionally, it's good. But if it does NOT benefit him emotionally, it's FREAKIN BAD AND DISGRACEFUL.

It's a kind of power - to use the same leverage for yourself, and against others at the same time.

They just keep doing it, and apparently can't help it.

Sad.
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#7 MLD Woody

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 10:49 PM

I don't think Cal understands the difference either, lol
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#8 Westside Steve

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 06:12 AM


I think the practice of getting out raged over every little tiny thing and demanding an apology is, or at least should be, embarrassing for everyone.
I think there's a whole lot more of it on the left but no one's hands are clean to be sure.
I'd rather have a "F you, get over it." than a fake apology.
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 06:16 AM


And my oft repeated tagline...
Had a republican made any kind of a racial joke......
Well you get the idea.
;)
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#10 heckofajobbrownie

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 08:56 AM

Of course, it matters what the joke is.

This one is just a play off the media's meme from 2008.
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#11 MLD Woody

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 09:02 AM

Exactly...


I mean, the left can say this hurtful hurtful rhetoric but as soon as Bill OReilly calls Obama a N***** the left is up in arms...

Not fair
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 09:10 AM

Exactly...


I mean, the left can say this hurtful hurtful rhetoric but as soon as Bill OReilly calls Obama a N***** the left is up in arms...

Not fair


Yep. That happens all the time Wody.
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#13 MLD Woody

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 09:30 AM

I meant to say "if"

then the joke would have made more sense

(the joke is about some of you treating situations that aren't similar as the same)
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 09:34 AM

I meant to say "if"

then the joke would have made more sense

(the joke is about some of you treating situations that aren't similar as the same)


Yeah?
Fair enough.
Let's have a few examples.
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#15 MLD Woody

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 09:42 AM

This
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 09:56 AM

This


So the fictitious o'reilly ref is all you have?
Good work woody!
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:52 AM

Lol no, the thread topic

gimme a break I'm in class
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#18 heckofajobbrownie

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:53 AM

Problem is, conservative comedy is like left-wing talk radio: it doesn't really work.
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 11:07 AM

Problem is, conservative comedy is like left-wing talk radio: it doesn't really work.


That certainly seems true.
But that doesn't explain or excuse the imbalance of outrage.
I mean come on if Newt had said we needed a white first lady......

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 11:12 AM


And the thing with liberal and conservative talk radio is interesting.
It's the liberals, who are usually a lot funnier who are either nasty enough to make limbaugh seem like mister rogers or angry and sullen when they have more than 30 minutes to kill.
Plus you guys had springer!
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