Comic Booted Off The Stage at Republican Leadership Conference. Wait, Republicans Have Leadership?
Much like a school yard bully,it seems as if the Republican Party can dish it out, but they can’t take it. At the Republican Leadership Conference (Republican leadership, now there’s an oxymoron if I’ve ever heard one) in New Orleans this weekend, it was all shits and giggles while Obama impersonator Reggie Brown was making race jokes at Obama’s expense. When his attention turned to the GOP candidates and the Tea Baggers, the giggles went by-by, and it mostly turned to shit. When Brown started on Tea Bagging queen Michele Bachmann, the mic was cut off, and Brown was given the hook.
The Republicans never learn; remember when Stephen Colbert excoriated Bush at the White House press dinner in 2006? I guess the GOP doesn’t. Here’s a suggestion; why don’t you book Bill Maher at your convention next year? I hear he’s conservative friendly 😉
Seriously Republicans, either screen your entertainment a little better, or learn how to take a joke. Better yet, how about realizing that your party, as well as your ideologies are a massive joke, and that any comic would be stupid not to take pot shots?
The Republicans are awesome at attacking others. However, when the tables are turned, they act surprised and butt hurt. After all, conservatives are just looking for civil discourse, right? I forget, when exactly did prejudicial hate jokes become civil discourse?
Ostensibly, the GOP stands for “grand old party”; I would submit that it stands for “gigantic oafish pricks.” No comedian is going to ignore the fact that the Republican Party is full of bigoted, sexist, bible thumping, greedy, power hungry dumb asses… No matter how much you pay them to speak at your vacuous events.
- Oliver Willis: The Minstrel Show At The Republican Leadership Conference (kaystreet.wordpress.com)
- Thinking about the Republican Leadership… (underthelobsterscope.wordpress.com)
- Fun Times at the Republican Leadership Conference (talkingpointsmemo.com)
- Obama Impersonator Tells Racial Jokes At GOP Conference, But Yanked For Mocking Republicans (mediaite.com)