‘obama impersonator makes racial, gay jokes at gop gathering’ (updated with reply from that idiot’s agent)

Washington Post: A President Obama impersonator brought down the house Saturday at the Republican Leadership Conference, telling a string of racially themed jokes about the president.

The impersonator, Reggie Brown, took the stage at the annual presidential cattle call to the Bruce Springsteen song “Born in the USA” – an allusion to the birther controversy.

A sampling of what followed:

• On Black History Month: “Michelle celebrates the full month. I celebrate half.”

• “My mother loved a black man,” but “she was not a Kardashian.”

• A picture was shown of Obama and the first lady when he took office. The impersonator then showed a picture of what the Obamas will look like when the president leaves office, and it was the characters of Fred Sanford and his sister-in-law, Ethel, from the show “Sanford and Son.”

• Of Tim Pawlenty’s decision not to criticize Mitt Romney at Monday’s debate: “[CNN’s] John King served him up a ball softer than Barney Frank’s backside.” (Frank is a gay member of Congress from Massachusetts.)

….Eventually, Brown was ushered offstage by the man who introduced him. Conference organizers did not immediately respond to questions about why Brown was ushered offstage or whether his jokes were approved in advance.

Full post here


Thanks to Lisa for this – from GOPolitico: “Brown didn’t just limit his jokes to Obama, though. He also mocked Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith, ridiculed Newt Gingrich’s faltering campaign and suggested Tim Pawlenty needed a spinal transplant.

As Brown was preparing to make a Michele Bachmann joke, one of the conference’s officials came out to the lectern and told the comedian to leave the stage.”

So they were okay with the racist, homophobic stuff, they drew the line at him making jokes about Bachmann?

Oh boy.


Our very own GGail contacted Reggie Brown’s agent (info@williamgold.com) – this is the reply she got:

“We’ve done the same speech in Harlem for a black advocacy group that we support and they laughed. It’s called comedy and I’m sorry that you don’t understand. The press is spinning this out of control and we would appreciate support from the public rather than falling into a media trap. Reggie is being used by the media both on the right and the left so that they can score political points at his expense. Our show was nothing more than political comedy that goofed on both sides; it wad no worse than what President Obama did at his own White House Correspondence Dinner.
Please support us…we need your help.”
There are …. no words

293 Responses to “‘obama impersonator makes racial, gay jokes at gop gathering’ (updated with reply from that idiot’s agent)”

  1. 1 theo67
    June 18, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    One more example of Republican racism. I also don’t know where they manage to dig up these self-loathing blacks who willingly demean themselves for the entertainment of the racists who hate them. Very sad all around.

    • 2 DreamChaser57
      June 18, 2011 at 4:32 pm

      there is something tragic, appalling, and loathsome about such blacks. not everything should have a price tag, including one’s dignity and self-respect. the Right has made it abundantly clear that they are not trying to win votes in 2012 by a debate over policy but rather appeals to blatant racisim. this is disgusting and revolting. these are people who want to lead this country? and they cannot even lead themselves to be gracious and inclusive. i also wonder about people of color who are republicans, this sits well with you? i feel dirty just even looking at this nonsense

      • 3 theo67
        June 18, 2011 at 5:20 pm

        I totally agree with you, DreamChaser57. It’s revolting. President Obama is all about individual dignity, and treating people with respect. There’s no excuse for anyone using his family, especialy his mother, for cheap jokes. The world is more diverse and yet these racist bigots think they can somehow lead the world when they hold people of color in such low esteem. They will be left behind,one way or another.

      • 4 isonprize
        June 18, 2011 at 5:47 pm

        Again, I will quote JC Watts, Sr, father of JC Watts, Jr, a Republican former US Rep from Oklahoma.

        J.C. Watts, Sr., to his son “A black man voting Republican is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders.” That sums it up pretty clearly for me. Racism has some very evil, psychologically damaging effects.

        Off topic, but not really… Here is one such example of the damaging affects of racism on some African Americans.

        “Dark Girls”

        • 5 hopefruit2
          June 18, 2011 at 6:00 pm

          Actually the impact is not just on African-Americans. There is evidence of this dislike for dark skin/features among Latinos and Asians of every ethnic group as well. It’s not only because of slavery but due to colonialism.

          • 6 isonprize
            June 19, 2011 at 3:28 am

            HI Hopefruit2. Oh, how I know that to be true. But I didn’t say that it was only African American, just that this particular documentary addresses the effects as they relate to African Americans. I think folks on this site may be more attuned than most, but it really is a difficult conversation to have.

            The initial issue was the idiot who impersonated Pres. Obama at a Republican “Leadership” conference event. There wouldn’t be enough money in the world or enough zeroes on that paycheck for me to have performed that routine. I don’t care how much I wanted the ‘big break’ or whatever he thought he was getting out of the deal. What a sad, sad, man.

          • 8 sheinfrance
            June 19, 2011 at 5:28 am

            No it isn’t just for Afro-Americans. Once whilst travelling a high-yellow in Trinidad told me off in front of my travelling companions (I’m of Jamaican heritage) because I have “orange” skin. Listen to me, I sound just as bad. It’s a shame isn’t it that we want and strive to be accepted by white people and we can’t do it amongst ourselves!

        • 9 SUE DUVALL SMITH
          June 18, 2011 at 6:28 pm


          • 10 utaustinliberal
            June 19, 2011 at 12:19 am

            Hey isonprize I’m with you. As a minority myself, I can never understand how any ethnic minority or otherwise can with full faith and conscience vote republican. It’s like a person with low self esteem dating a sadist. How can this so called “comedian” think his jokes were in any way funny. They were vile, disgusting and reprehensible.

          • 11 isonprize
            June 19, 2011 at 3:41 am

            Thanks Sue DS. I think adults also need to be frank about their own issues. And there are some “liberals” who are truly the worst offenders. And of course, they would be highly offended to be called racist. But the affects of racism are deep seated and difficult to easily identify. And thus, equally difficult to address and rectify.

            But this site isn’t about that. I am always heartened to see/read/hear the diversity of support for this wonderful man who decided that he would do his best to serve us as citizens of these United States of American. Barack H. Obama is our best hope. I’m helping to register new voters in Philadelphia. We’ve got our work cut out for us. I’m in!!!

        • 12 Ms Maggie
          June 19, 2011 at 12:58 am

          Thank you for posting this. My son told me about this a while back and I hadn’t had a chance to watch it until now. I have a very dark skinned son and daughter and one very fair-skinned daughter……I’m in between….I found myself always defending my dark skinned kids. People would come to my desk at work and say things like, are these your kids? oh, this one is cute. I would proudly answer back and say all my kids are beautiful. It was so hard……even some of my own family members would often make that distinction and try to make a difference in my children, I wasn’t having it. It even caused the light skinned daughter think that I loved the others more because I didn’t make a difference in her like others did, that I must didn’t love her as much. People need to wise up and realize that beauty comes in many shades. Stupidity like that hurts very badly.

          • 13 isonprize
            June 19, 2011 at 5:21 pm

            all my kids are beautiful. Ms Maggie, GOOD FOR YOU!! My mother did the same thing. She was very fair skinned and my father was dark skinned. We came out in the middle. She was adamant about that kind of stuff. She also said ‘all hair is good hair” But that’s a whole other talk show! 🙂

      • 14 nathkatun7
        June 18, 2011 at 10:15 pm

        I totally agree with you DreamChaser! This is the problem when people have been conditioned to believe that making money tramps a person’s desire for self esteem. If you get a chance check out a film produced and Directed by Marlon Riggs, entitled “ETHNIC NOTIONS: Black People in White Minds” (You can get from California Newsreel in San Francisco, but for some reason I can locate their address but I am sure you can find it on line). It really highlights the tragedy of African American actors, during the 1920’s-1950’s, who participated in perpetuating racial stereotypes of black people because that was the only avenue open to them to get into the movies and make money.

        It would be interesting to find out how much money Reggie Brown was paid to impersonate President Obama, while at the same time he was making a fool of himself. Reggie Brown is indeed tragic. White racists Republicans used him for their purpose of trying to defeat the President, they will never look at him as their equal. As soon as they realize their goal, Reggie Brown will be history. At the same time, if along the way Reggie gets in any trouble, he will quickly re-discover the importance of race pride and seek the help and support from the same Black people that he is now making fun of.

    • June 18, 2011 at 7:17 pm

      And do you think the Impersonator thinks that the Repugs are letting him off the hook???? I just wonderIf he thinks that the Repugs are on his side????? Why do some of US do this???? It’s embarrassing, and shameful 😦 Now this burns me up big time. I do not like this kind of stuff 😦

      • 16 nathkatun7
        June 18, 2011 at 11:17 pm

        Luci, You ask “Why do some of US do this?” Very simple: some of us have been indoctrinated to love money more than we love our own self esteem! I bet you Reggie Brown was paid lots of money to demean the President and the First Lady, without realizing that he was also, unwittingly, demeaning himself and the entire African American community. He may also be thoroughly mis-educated in believing in white supremacy.

        As the great Historian Carter G. Woodson taught, if you mis-educate a black person to believe in the doctrines of white superiority and black inferiority, you don’t even need laws to tell him/her to go to the back of the bus; he/she would automatically do that. An equally devastating ideology is the one that teaches us to value money above everything else.

  2. June 18, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    they are not even trying to hide anymore.

  3. 18 lisalovesobama
    June 18, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Fu*kers. i guess they think having a black man spout racist comments shows that THEY aren’t racists. Also, fplease go F yourself Reggie Brown. Turncoat backstabber, f-u.

    • 19 hopefruit2
      June 18, 2011 at 5:14 pm

      Well, unfortunately, they did expose themselves as racists because they pulled him off the stage once he focused on the Republicans. If they wanted to show that they weren’t racist, they should have let him go on and on about the Repubs, Bachman, etc..

  4. 20 CTGirl
    June 18, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    They find a way to go lower then dirt!

  5. 23 dotster
    June 18, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    If these “jokes” “brought down the house”, then those Repubs sure aren’t very fussy about what they think find amusing. Not surprisingly. Anything with a racism connotation seemed to win the day. Hahahahaha—-racism!—-so funny! And the impersonator?—-I guess some people will do anything for money. Ugh.
    And just to add to the hilarity—-I read they played “Hail to the Chief” for Michelle Bachmann. Ay yi yi.

  6. June 18, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    I don’t see why they bother even digging up the black guy to do their dirty work for them.. I mean really repubs cut to the chase already- be yourselves mofos- let all your white klannish behavior hang out.. you ain’t fooling anyone by hiring the Reggie Brown’s of the world to say it for ya.

    seriously Reggie Brown.. expect that ALL of your next gigs will be for white racists.. hope they pay well.

    • 25 Dorothy Rissman
      June 18, 2011 at 5:14 pm

      sherijr, The fact that a black man would do this hurts my soul. Of course they do not like Obama, but the complete disrespect a palls me.

    • June 18, 2011 at 7:22 pm

      They dug up the black guy, because it shows blatent mockery. It’s a shameful thing, to have a black person make fun of another black. It’s just the lowest of the low Sherifjr 😦

      • June 18, 2011 at 11:45 pm

        I know luci, I know. They hired Reggie Brown for the same reason they had Michael Steele as RNC chairman.. they think they can get away with their racist shit when they have an African American doing their dirt for them.. they think we are STUPID.

        • 28 utaustinliberal
          June 19, 2011 at 12:25 am

          Exactly. They figured since the dems have a black man as President, then we’ll do the same to fool everyone into believing we’re a big tent and diverse party. It’s the same reason why they have a token black person at every tea party rally so on tv and sunday morning talk shows they can deny that they’re not racists. Frankly, it’s fake and sickening.

    • 29 Puddin
      June 18, 2011 at 8:08 pm

      My mother use to say, “all money ain’t good money”…I wish Reggie Brown knew my wise mother!

  7. 30 Brian
    June 18, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Isn’t this the same impersonator that John Stossel had on his Faux Noise program to “debate” Ron Johnson? If so, any bets whether Fox will distance itself from this puddle of vomit?

    • 31 DreamChaser57
      June 18, 2011 at 4:34 pm

      Puddles of vomit are in Fox’s swimming pool.

    • 32 hopefruit2
      June 18, 2011 at 4:54 pm

      Yes he is. He must be a paid FOX NEWS worker. He must also be the paid commentor that posts as a “disgruntled Black” on every single online newspaper article. Another Clarence Thomas. Well we have those in every group.

    • 33 sjterrid
      June 18, 2011 at 8:37 pm

      I think your write. I just was going to write that this wasn’t the first time I saw him. I saw that clip on ABL.

  8. June 18, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    And take a gander at the poster behind the ‘impersonator’. They make a joke out of the President putting an end to the mass murderer who was Osama bin Laden. Really GOP? I was under the assumption that he was GW’s favorite go to bad guy for all things EVIL.. and yet here you are joking about the fact that the Black guy took his cowardly ass out. For Shame republicans, there is nothing redeemable about your party. NOT.A.THING.

    • 36 theo67
      June 18, 2011 at 5:23 pm

      Well said, Sheri.

    • 37 EDP4BHO
      June 18, 2011 at 6:56 pm

      LHM Sherijr, I was just thinking this in my kitchen not even 30 minutes ago, and here I find you noted the same observation. Bin Laden was the main draw during the remainder of Bush’s term which garnered him decent approval ratings as long as the fear factor was ratcheted up. Then he never gets the man, yet people still approved of him. PBO comes along and kills the man, yet he gets treated like yesterdays trash. I tell you, America is being destroyed from the inside out with its putrid hatred of all things black. I am watching while America is beginning to suffer a myriad of miserable events, and people wonder why?

  9. 38 lisalovesobama
    June 18, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Apparently, they didn’t stop him until he started to mock the republicans:

    “Brown didn’t just limit his jokes to Obama, though. He also mocked Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith, ridiculed Newt Gingrich’s faltering campaign and suggested Tim Pawlenty needed a spinal transplant.
    As Brown was preparing to make a Michele Bachmann joke, one of the conference’s officials came out to the lectern and told the comedian to leave the stage.”

    Excerpt taken from that festering pile known as politico:

    June 18, 2011 at 4:38 pm


  11. 44 Jennifer
    June 18, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    I am sick, sick, sick of these people. You know, there was a time when there were some decent Republicans. No more. They’ve turned into swill.

    • 45 DreamChaser57
      June 18, 2011 at 7:05 pm

      I would have to agree with you there Jenny. Policy was the primary thing dividing the political Left and Right. Now its common decency.

      • 46 DreamChaser57
        June 18, 2011 at 7:08 pm

        Oops – I 4got to mention that you have a room full of people who are endorsing this nonsense. and they are the patriots, to mock PBO is to mock the overwhleming majority of American people who voted for him.

  12. 47 P
    June 18, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    Someone in the Republican Party must have went through these jokes before Reggie Brown took the stage! What a shame! I feel for people who are born gay. The aunt name was Esther and what a poor comparison to the First Family! The Republican party is doing itself more damage and good when they hold on to these sexual orientation and race views…although I am disgusted by it…it sure will assist in giving PBO another term…..so go ahead fools!!!!!

  13. 50 Blackwaterdog
    June 18, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    You’ve got mail, Chip. 🙂

  14. 52 lmrj
    June 18, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    ….. and Bachman wants to appeal to the African American community if she gets the Teapublican nod? I don’t think so!

    • 53 lmrj
      June 18, 2011 at 4:51 pm

      Let them just keep closing in their ranks around obviously racist, sexist, homophobic principles. All the better in the long run for our PBO. They can just start heading for the exit… no matter who get’s their nomination.

    • 54 DreamChaser57
      June 18, 2011 at 7:10 pm

      Someone needs to send her a memo, the internet exists, what you do in private as a public official becomes public in a matter of minutes

    • June 18, 2011 at 7:28 pm

      Huh! Well she’s got a nerve

  15. June 18, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    To that person Brown I know times are hard, but I don’t give a damn they are not that hard to many died and fought for this day in history. For all the things to come out to try and be funny about this not the time in history to do it Brown. There was a time to play Amos and Andy junk but not now. If you must be a fool stay home in front of your mirror. We the people love our President Obama and He has done more in ten minutes of his life than you have and will do. So go climb back in that swamp you crawled out and try and learn about life it is more than money and a joke.

    • 57 P
      June 18, 2011 at 5:02 pm

      I don’t know why we are so shock…ofc they are gonna use a black man to pull the black man down….it always happens..take a look at history! I told my brother this when the President was recently elected and he was concerned that some white (kkk) man is going to kill PBO, I said “PBO have to be more fearful of a crazy black man than the biggest KKK out there.” What we need to do is get this around so that blacks and also whites could see the agenda of this party and may refrain from voting for them!!! Get this out there untill it reaches CNN, MSNBC, FOX and the rest…

      • 58 lisalovesobama
        June 18, 2011 at 6:07 pm

        I’ve always thought that the Parasite Losers would most likely be at the heart of any plot against PBO than a tea partier, case in point: Frackface Choi. I want that loser as faaaaarrrr away from my prez as possible The PL are unhinged and dangerous.

    • June 18, 2011 at 7:31 pm

      If you must be a fool stay home in front of your mirror. ROFL, now that’s truth

  16. June 18, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    I tweeted this story to ever friggin msm I could find — all the Sunday shows, Matthews, Lawrence, Rachel. I even tweeted it to Choi. How does he like his party now?

    Please people do not let up on this. This is the last straw. Contact the media and tell them how despicable you find this. Contact your congress person. Senator. Every body. If you don’t tweet, call or email.

    We have got to stop this BS.

    • 61 Dorothy Rissman
      June 18, 2011 at 5:25 pm

      Good job proud. It is important that we make sure that violators will at least me exposed. That is what we need to do a lot more about.

      I just wrote to letter O”Donnell and sent him Obama’s accomplished on gay issue. I also asked him why he completely ignores all progressives other than the three uglies–Jane the Dog, Adam Green and HUffy the Puffy.

      • June 18, 2011 at 5:42 pm

        I am not letting up. Now that I know how to tweet, I intend to be a force to be reckoned with.

        • 63 desertflower
          June 18, 2011 at 6:15 pm


        • 64 lisalovesobama
          June 18, 2011 at 9:36 pm

          Proud, just sent this to Chris and Lawrence:

          Dear Chris and Lawrence,
          Since the MSM have taken leave of their senses, ethics and professionalism, it has been left up to millions of concerned citizens to find our news elsewhere and on our own. However, because you two appear to be the only remotely sane individuals remaining, and because in todays society news just isn’t news unless it’s dirty, salacious, crap, several of us have pooled together, hunted down the most important news we could find today and are sending them to you. It is our hope that you actually read these articles and watch the video, then do a little research and report on them. Since we can’t rely on journalists to do what they went to school for four years to do, it appears we must do it for them and spoon feed it to the actual media people we know won’t totally cock it up. Please spend less time delivering Republican talking points for them and more time actually engaging in fair, balanced and fact checked reporting.
          ps- Chris, the liberals have gone nowhere and much to Ms. Huff and Puff’s dissatisfaction, we will not be “breaking up” with the president. This important fact which Ms. Arianna The Opportunist fails to recognize, is beautifully illustrated by Gallup’s report that 90% of Liberals support the president.


          pps- please stop waiting for news to be dropped on your laps and actually research for and evaluate articles telling the truth about what’s happening in the world. There are millions of people who have families, work 9am-5pm jobs, who still manage to read and investigate in order to know what’s going on in the world. If they can do it when it’s not their jobs, why the hell can’t you? Also, instead of focusing entire segments of your viewerships’ time on malcontents like Dan Choi-who at best can be described as a radical, selfish, attention whore, and at worse- a sociopath or excuse me, concurrent with DSM IV definitions, a person with Anti-social Personality Disorder, please focus on doing actual reporting and not the latest fad in the news cycle.
          Gaddafi files found: shows intent to murder own people:

          Racism in the Republican Party:


          video of racism:


          Huntsman the Crook, paying for votes:


          Decimating the Taliban: The road out of Afghanistan

      • June 18, 2011 at 7:32 pm

        HUffy the Puffy. ROFL

    • June 18, 2011 at 6:37 pm

      I am with you Proud. In addition to letting the so-called MSM know that this is unacceptable, the point we need to harp on is that these guys were OK using deregoratory and racists jokes about the President and the First Lady, but had enough when the guy started talking about Republicans. We should not let up on this until it becomes a mainstream story. If this had happened at a Democratic event, Fox news would have played it loop after loop, and not for just a day but for as long as it took the other so-called liberal media folks to pick it up and run with it.

      We should force it so that, everytime a Republican Congressman or candidate opens his mouth in front a mike, that should be the first question posed to them. Remember what we just went through with Weiner?

      We can’t let up. For those with facebook and those who know how to tweet, please, please get on this. I only e-mail but that will be my mode of communication with the media.

      This is just unacceptable, totally.

    • June 19, 2011 at 12:10 am

      I am with you…ProudOfObama….ENOUGH !!!!!! IS ENOUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!

      WE need to call…and make our voices heard….

      Here’s a link of all your Congressmen/women

      Phone, Email, Websites, FaceBook, Tweeter..and much more


      Keep it handy 🙂

      I will repost this link as i go through the comments..just to make sure everyone has this info…

  17. 70 GGail
    June 18, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    Circulate this to your family, friends, co-workers and let them pass it on and so forth and so forth – it’s bound to land in the inbox of a Republican or two.

  18. 71 Fred
    June 18, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    I hope someone goes beats the black out of him.Yes I went THERE and that’s not what I had in mind

  19. 72 dotster
    June 18, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    And in golf summit news—–Obama and Boehner—–beat Biden/Kasich on the 18th hole and won 2 bucks each. Didn’t realize poor Barack had to have Crybaby Rusty for a partner but I guess that makes sense. At least Rusty was on the winning team so no excuse to break down in tears. The foursome then enjoyed a beverage on the patio and watched the U.S. Open before they visited service men and women.

    • 73 theo67
      June 18, 2011 at 5:33 pm

      I think the President is trying to bring back the days when the parties could enjoy time together outside the Congressional floors. The unfortunate thing is that the calibre of today’s Republican is not of the type that a sane and decent person would willingly spend their free time. I feel sorry for Biden that he had to spend time with Kasich. But, glad the thing went off without any theatrics.

    • 74 DreamChaser57
      June 18, 2011 at 7:17 pm

      “At least Rusty was on the winning team so no excuse to break down in tears” – LOL *smile*

  20. 75 virginia
    June 18, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    I saw the guy’s speech. They didn’t appear to like it when he went after Republicans, and when he started in earnest to go after them, at least on my TV, theey cut his mike, and THEN they escorted himm off the stage. They knew he wasn’t boing to stop with Bachmann. (Sorry about any typos. Still can’t see what I’m typing.)

    • 76 hopefruit2
      June 18, 2011 at 5:05 pm

      So basically they have exposed themselves – they can dish it but cannot take it. Surprise surprise!

    • 77 desertflower
      June 18, 2011 at 6:18 pm

      I found that Google Chrome solved the problem of not being about to see what I was typing…..I can sympathize with you. It was MOST annoying.

    • 78 DreamChaser57
      June 18, 2011 at 7:22 pm

      In my view, Brown was naive to believe that he would even have an opportunity to say anything disparaging about the Republicans. Years ago, Brian McKnight performed at the Republican convention, I was like eeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. I do realize that blacks as a collective are not monolithic and are entitled to make individual decisions. I just found it so distasteful…..yuckies

  21. 79 virginia
    June 18, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    Corrections: “they cut his mike” “they escored him off the staage. “he wasn’t going to stop” Sorry.

  22. 80 virginia
    June 18, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    STILL wrong. But you get the gist.

  23. June 18, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    They can dish it out, but can’t take it. Racist hypocrites.

    OT: It seems Huntsman paid people so he could come in second in the straw poll at this KKK gathering. The man is a snake. (Sorry for linking to GOPolitico)

    “Rumors circulated here that Huntsman campaign had paid for supporters to attend the conference and a spokesman for the candidate, Tim MIller, didn’t deny that they had.

    “Not commenting on internal strategy,” said Miller, adding: “The result demonstrates that young conservatives are responding to his record of success in Utah, willingness to take the debt problem seriously, and foreign policy message,”

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0611/57274.html#ixzz1Pf91SyUu

  24. 91 Fred
    June 18, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    This stunt will only backfire on the Republicans as long as we make it go viral.The goal was to trash the President

      June 18, 2011 at 5:48 pm


    • 93 hopefruit2
      June 18, 2011 at 5:49 pm

      Exactly. And that snake Hunstman just sealed his fate – by attend such a racist gathering and participating in that silly straw poll (for which he may have paid people to vote for him).

  25. 94 Betty's Girl
    June 18, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    I wish I could be surprised by this but I am not. This is just a continuation from the McClain/Palin ticket. Remember their events had turned into basically racists gatherings. This part of the party have taken over the Repubs and they will not let go of it. They never saw a Barack Obama coming! Most AA didn’t see a Barack Obama coming. In life suprises brings out either the best in you or the worst. It has brought out the worst in Repubs.

    I can’t see the difference between this Brown guy or Herman Cain who is the biggest shinning, cooning thing I’ve witnessed in a long time.

  26. June 18, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    And the reason Choi came out like he did, he heard that the Gay community is really donating to the presidnet, b/c of the end of DADT! Apparently, choi does not want the Gay community to be donating to the President! But why?

    • 102 theo67
      June 18, 2011 at 5:46 pm

      Because he’s a Republican. Anyone who says that the only way to be taken seriously by Democrats is to stop voting for them… well, the motive is clear.

      • June 18, 2011 at 6:07 pm

        Co-sign. He’s a republican and he’s getting paid by them to do what he’s doing. Think about this. The guy has no job; no longer in the service. How is he living? As the old saying goes: follow the money.

      • 104 DreamChaser57
        June 18, 2011 at 7:25 pm

        I did not realize that Choi was a Republican, it was clear to me that he was a fool – but beyond that I knew nothing

        • 105 hopefruit2
          June 18, 2011 at 7:46 pm

          There are some very disturbing things about Dan Choi. I am concerned about his persistent and personal hatred for the President. Dan Choi is someone with a military background, who is attracted to guns, and has a strong leaning towards Libertarianism, and who happens to harbour a tremendous amount of personal anger towards a specific target, and who is emotionally unstable… WATCH OUT.

          • 106 DreamChaser57
            June 18, 2011 at 8:17 pm

            let’s bathe the president in prayer. i believe that is what has kept him safe for this long. i even pray that no one in the secret service will be compromised, that their loyalities are not divided in any way

    June 18, 2011 at 5:42 pm


    • 108 desertflower
      June 18, 2011 at 5:49 pm

      I prefer the Revolution be held at the ballot box…for a solid , no question about it, asskicking!

      • 109 SUE DUVALL SMITH
        June 18, 2011 at 5:58 pm


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    • 112 desertflower
      June 18, 2011 at 6:51 pm

      They are angry,old, scared white people…that can be led around by the nose by a party that isn’t even the same party they knew once upon a time.Fearmongering seems to work on some people.Unfortunately,these very same ignorant, old, fearful white people are the very ones that will get screwed the most by the people they trusted. The truth is, if you aren’t filthy stinkin’ rich, or you don’t have close ties to corporations, the Republican party and those that are drivers in the party, have absolutely NO USE for anyone that can’t advance their bank accounts or put them in power.End of conversation.The other day, I mentioned that they should not be called the party of NO, they should be called the “Take Away” party. They want to take away Medicare, Medicaid, SS,public schools,EPA,and FEMA. They want to take away birthright citizenship,take away the rights of LGBT’s, take away the rights of a woman to make decisions about her body and her healthcare,take away child labor laws, take away unemployment benefits, take away any part of the Federal govt. they disagree with…the list goes on and on. To call them the party of NO, I argued,gives them a free pass. It’s as if them saying No to these things has no ramifications or real life repercussions for real people. Saying no to the debt ceiling has MAJOR repercussions for the entire world….yet them saying NO just makes them sound like they are doing something “good” by saving us money, or not spending what we don’t have….that would be the way they would frame the argument. To say that is wrong and simplistic is an understatement…..they get away looking reasonable with the argument because no one CALLS THEM OUT AND TELLS EXACTLY WHAT WOULD REALLY HAPPEN. No one explains to the simple minded person why this is wrong, in their simple minded language.Comparing this to a household budget is WRONG, but that’s what R’s are trying to do! We need much better messaging, in my estimation, both because of this bogus argument, AND because of it.I’m so used to all this BS…I live in AZ. The land of freakin’ loons. The legislature, in their infinite moronic wisdom, called a special session to talk about extending unemployment benefits, at NO COST TO THE STATE! They said.”No”. So rather than extend these benefits to cash strapped families, that would IMMEDIATELY INJECT MONEY INTO THE ECONOMY, and promote growth,they said No.How is that ok? They came off looking like they were fiscally conservative (which they ARE NOT) and tens of thousands of families in AZ could be sleeping in the 110 degree heat in no time! We’re talking about a measly $200/week…to buy food, put gas in the car so they can look for a job,pay the utilities…..I could scream.Add the hatred, racism. bigotry to the mix….and toxic doesn’t even come close to the shit that spews from these “real Amerikkkans”. They disgust me.I say we change the name. If someone can think of a better name than “Take Away” party, I’m all ears. The party of NO, just isn’t cutting it for me. They need to OWN ALL OF THIS> BIG TIME!

      • 113 SUE DUVALL SMITH
        June 18, 2011 at 7:10 pm


      • 114 DreamChaser57
        June 18, 2011 at 7:31 pm

        the dnc does a woefully poor job the only time they get aggressive in my opinion is with other democrats. they do not energize their base. only PBO can energize a crowd it seems. it’s getting so OLD. your idea would make a great commercial.

        • 115 desertflower
          June 18, 2011 at 11:42 pm

          Thanks, DC….how do we make a commercial of this? Know anyone? This is the kind of thing that HAS to be said.

  30. 116 desertflower
    June 18, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    Words can’t describe how offensive I find this.All I can say is, they must be VERY AFRAID of the reach and respect this President has. They seem desperate and terrified of the black man in the White House….who makes them look smaller and smaller everyday.The word “whore” comes to mind for this “comic”.

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    • June 18, 2011 at 5:57 pm

      And anyone who does not agree with their ideology. They trash liberals, people who are not evangelicals. Anyone who is middle class or poor. They hate women and only use a few as tokens to get what they want — Palin, the quitter. They are hateful devils.

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  38. June 18, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    Photo of our gracious President, VP and the two R snakes after their golf game.


  39. June 18, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    No coverage of the GOP racism at Talking Points Memo or the Orange place. Very telling.

      June 18, 2011 at 6:34 pm


      • 162 theo67
        June 18, 2011 at 6:40 pm

        The so-called impersonator also needs to have his pandering butt exposed, so he can’t think that his behavior is only known behind closed doors.

        • 163 desertflower
          June 18, 2011 at 6:59 pm

          YUP! YUP! YUP!!!! Make him too toxic to touch.Better find another line of work before proudofobama/and Sue get after him!

      • 164 DreamChaser57
        June 18, 2011 at 7:49 pm

        Sometimes it takes money to get the word out. If not money, at least someone with vision whose willing to strongly advocate on behalf of PBO. I often feel like PBO is the only one with a bat to beat the minions back. NAACP, ACLU, and a host of other organizations should be devoting a portion of their budgets to the 2012 elections. This is a critical time and everything is at stake. So many people are content, especially the old civil rights guard and the Professional Left to sit idly by and complain about what PBO has not done. I sometimes see little value in organizations like the NAACP, ACLU and other because a lot of times they induce and perpetuate a sense a pervasive sense of helplessness and victimization amongst their core constituencies

        Getting involved would probably jeopardize their tax exempt 501(c)(3) status

        • 165 EDP4BHO
          June 18, 2011 at 8:32 pm

          So true DreamChaser57, and thus I do not belong to NAACP or others. I appreciate what they fight /stand for but oftentimes, NAACP, to me that is, is too conciliatory where the portrayal of African Americans is concerned, such as who they give image awards to. Now I’m not knocking anyone who joins….I say the more, the better prepared to fight, but they’re just not strong enough for me. I don’t want to see any of these organizations cease, but so far I don’t see enough widespread emphasis on the political aspect of our everyday lives, nor the militarism I prefer.

    • 166 hopefruit2
      June 18, 2011 at 7:47 pm

      Where is clarknt67 on this?

    June 18, 2011 at 6:36 pm


  41. 168 Fred
    June 18, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    NOT a damn thing on CBS News
    NADA on ABC News


    • 169 desertflower
      June 18, 2011 at 6:59 pm

      Not surprised are you?

      • 170 Fred
        June 18, 2011 at 7:02 pm

        no Desert but for the heck of it I watched both networks hoping they’d have the courage to expose their ilks

        • 171 desertflower
          June 18, 2011 at 7:29 pm

          Darlin’ I think hell will freeze over before we see what you were looking for on the MSM:) We are the ones we’ve been waiting for….want something done, we got to do it ourselves!

  42. 172 halo
    June 18, 2011 at 6:56 pm


    “As the Obama administration nears a crucial decision on how rapidly to withdraw combat forces from Afghanistan, high-ranking officials say that Al Qaeda’s original network in the region has been crippled, providing a rationale for an accelerated reduction of troops.

    The officials said the intense campaign of drone strikes and other covert operations in Pakistan — most dramatically the commando raid that killed Osama bin Laden — had left Al Qaeda paralyzed, with its leaders either dead or pinned down in the frontier area near Afghanistan. Of 30 prominent members of the terrorist organization in the region identified by intelligence agencies as targets, 20 have been killed in the last year and a half, they said, reducing the threat to the United States.”


    • 173 hopefruit2
      June 18, 2011 at 7:29 pm

      Thank you halo for the report. This is good news. Whenever President Obama plays golf I know that something is stirring.

    • 174 desertflower
      June 18, 2011 at 7:33 pm

      Thank you! Great news. Like I said…they are ramping up the crazy because no moss grows under THIS President’s feet! The man is a multi-multi tasker! They get embarrassed time and again, and it pisses them the hell off…..turn up the crazy and try to undermine and detract him from his job….ain’t gonna happen:) Love my Pres!

    • 175 DreamChaser57
      June 18, 2011 at 7:53 pm

      Wow – wonderful! Just absolutely amazing. Their unfettered reign of terror will be coming to a swift end……………………..
      What’s sad is that there is real work to be done while people are playing this infantile games

  43. 176 Bobfr
    June 18, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    While the haters hate, and the bashers bash, and joke about it, President Obama remains focused on the well being of all Americans and all those elsewhere seeking to free themselves from tyranny.

    The following article makes it very clear how wise President Obama, and leaders in the EU and UN were to act and act quickly. This article will make the foolish stunt of a few lame members of Congress appear even more disgusting, as should be the case.


    “Gaddafi files show evidence of murderous intent

    The Observer has gained exclusive access to thousands of documents which show how the Libyan leader gave orders for the torture, arrest and bombardment of his own people.

    The dark green box files are packed closely together in rows that stretch up to the ceiling – as dull as dull could be. But the papers hidden inside them will sink Muammar Gaddafi.

    In these boxes, hidden at a secure location in the besieged rebel city of Misrata, lie thousands of documents containing the orders given by the Libyan leader and transmitted by his generals to unleash the torture, arrest and bombardment that have torn the country apart. For war crimes prosecutors, they are pure gold.”

    I urge all of you to do whatever you can to bring as much attention to this report as possible.

    Thank you.

    Yes.We.Can. … DO.More.Together!

    • 177 Fred
      June 18, 2011 at 7:02 pm

      thanks Bobfr

    • 178 desertflower
      June 18, 2011 at 7:02 pm

      WOW.I think my heart actually skipped a beat or two as I read that. Thank you so much,Bob.Thank you. Have you posted this over at TOAITR?

      • 179 Bobfr
        June 18, 2011 at 7:14 pm

        Thank you Fred and desertflower.

        Yes, I posted it at TOAITR because I thought it would do BWD good to see it, as well as for everyone else who’ve been missing her and hoping she is getting some R&R.

        I assure you – all those sick Republicans and Democrats like Conyers and Kucinich are going to look even more despicable as this evidence becomes widely known. And, we know, without doubt, that all the electronic communications between Daffi and his generals were being intercepted and shared with the President and his National Security team and it’s no wonder they moved as fast as they did to build the coalition and get those UN resolutions passed.

        Yes.We.Can. … DO.More.Together.

        • 180 desertflower
          June 18, 2011 at 7:36 pm

          You bet! Don’t you have the feeling that we’re going to have a few more “Osama bin Laden” moments to celebrate soon? I sure hope so, because nothing I like to see more than justice served, people free, and the pants around the ankles of haters.

          • 181 Bobfr
            June 18, 2011 at 8:01 pm

            Indeed, desertflower.

            Just read these facts from the article:

            “To put it into perspective, consider that no significant international war crimes trial has ever found written instructions proving that atrocities were actually ordered.


            Thanks to Alwab and his colleagues, that is not a problem Ocampo is likely to face. “Legally this is easy,” he says, gesturing to the signed, stamped orders. “It’s an easy case. They are going to win it for sure. In Gaddafi’s world you can’t do anything without the authorisation,” he explains. “And everything has to come from Gaddafi.””

            Case closed – and not just for Daffi!

        • 184 DreamChaser57
          June 18, 2011 at 7:56 pm

          Did Conyers and Kucinich question the President’s wisdom in regards to Libya? It’s good to know and have it independently confirmed that the president acts on intelligence reports not grudges.

        • 185 majii
          June 18, 2011 at 9:36 pm

          The president’s detractors always seem to put their feet in their mouths. They never seem to realize that PBO and his security team are privy to information they will never see. IMO, these “shoot from the hip” politicians pose a greater threat to our security than PBO ever will. Rohrabacher is a recent example because he allowed his staffers to release classified documents that are part of an ongoing investigation/case involving gunrunning on the U.S. Mexico border and for preventing an expert from testifying on the danger of not having some type of restrictions on gun purchases. That he would do this after the news came out that an American grown member of al Qaeda has told terrorists to purchase guns at gun shows is inexcusable. To have politicians in Congress who have only their own personal and political goals as the bases of their positions on very important issues is deplorable, and the fact that people keep voting them into office expecting them to protect our country is stupidity of the greatest kind.

    • 187 theo67
      June 18, 2011 at 7:08 pm

      Unfortunately, some idiots want America to go on record as not giving a fig about human life, unless there’s oil profits involved. Kucinich and company have a lot to explain – why do they want the country to be known as people who spend a lot to make big weapons, but don’t want to use some of those big weapons to protect the defenseless in this world. I mentioned this the other day – there’s a picture that came out shortly after the Libyan strikes began, when the people of Benghazi marched in the streets, thanking the NATO forces for saving their lives. I saw the pictures of the women, children and men, and thought about how some/many of those people would not have been alive if the NATO forces had not acted. How frightening that there are some (in positions of power) who don’t care at all about their fellow man.

      • 188 Bobfr
        June 18, 2011 at 7:44 pm

        Frighteningly cold-blooded, theo. I agree.

        I track Libya throughout the day, every day and have been doing so since 17 Feb. When the mass graves are uncovered – and they will be – and all those who were slaughtered by Daffi’s goons in Tripoli in those early days are revealed, along with these documents and much more, it will be abundantly clear why President Obama acted and did so as quickly as he possibly could.

        I can imagine how he so wishes Bush had not bungled OBL/Afghanistan and, even more so, had not unjustly invaded and occupied the sovereign Nation of Iraq, because he would be in so much stronger of a position to deal not just with the war criminals of Libya but with the Assads and other tyrants. But, even with all the challenges he has faced, he acts, daily, to bring relief to those suffering, be they Americans without a job or the oppressed seeking freedom.

    • 189 Doris
      June 18, 2011 at 7:24 pm

      Thanks Bob.

    • 190 africa
      June 18, 2011 at 7:31 pm

      Bobfr, thank YOU!!

      • 191 Bobfr
        June 19, 2011 at 1:36 am

        Thank you, africa! And, yes, I understand the issue about Taylor … in fact, that issue is mentioned explicitly in the Guardian report.

  44. 192 Fred
    June 18, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    good evening TOD family

    I’ll see you all tomorrow morning

  45. June 18, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    So TOD family. Here’s contact info for Reggie Brown’s agent. You know what to do on Monday.

    Toll Free Phone: 888 316 4585
    Fax: 865 381 0549
    Cell: 203 645 7241
    For General Inquiries:


    • 194 theo67
      June 18, 2011 at 7:11 pm

      Thanks Proud!

    • 197 EDP4BHO
      June 18, 2011 at 7:16 pm

      Thanks Proud, and also send to Al Sharpton’s National Action Network. He is sure to take this up on his show as he does anything against the President. A real trooper. I don’t Tweet yet but I will have my son show me how because I need to be able to sound off against all this madness. As for the video, I refuse to watch garbage, but I will fight to the death to defend my President.

    • 200 africa
      June 18, 2011 at 7:23 pm

      Thanks Proud. Can I suggest we start e-mailing today, follow up with calls and fax Monday.

    • 202 GGail
      June 18, 2011 at 7:25 pm

      Well done Proud – THANKS!

    • 203 GGail
      June 18, 2011 at 7:33 pm

      I just sent an email to the info@williamgold.com. As an African American woman and mother, I am totally ashamed of his willingness to do that for a dollar.

    • 207 desertflower
      June 18, 2011 at 7:38 pm

      WOW! Just like the Tooth Fairy you swoop in bearing gifts!!!!! Come on Monday!!!!! Thanks Proud:)

    • 208 DreamChaser57
      June 18, 2011 at 8:00 pm

      I’m on it!

    • 209 DreamChaser57
      June 19, 2011 at 5:39 pm

      Many thanks, Proud….you sure are quick. Just emailed this:

      “I found Mr. Brown’s performance to be incredibly disturbing and inappropriate. His jokes were both racially insensitive and divisive. The upcoming 2012 presidential is going to be undoubtedly contentious but there should no place for this type of low brow humor. While I do realize it is a personal decision of Mr. Brown, I’m assuming in consultation with his managment, to decide what gigs to take – please know that for the foreseeable future I will not be supporting or endorsing anything that Mr. Brown is associated with. I will be sure to communicate my stand to my community, family, and friends. “

  46. June 18, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    We will embrace the “better angels” in us rather than have this type of hatred swirling around our space. We know how to fight this fight, and that is what we will do at the ballor box in 2012. You see that smile on our President’s face in that photo, that is the smile that gives you strength to look your enemies dead in eye and smack them with your “better angel.” That is who President Obama is, and that is who we are. However, I love it that we know who we are, what we must do, how we must conduct ourselves as we do it, and most of all, never allow this hatred to move into our real inner core of the goodness that we nurture each day we come here and share, care for each other, and respect each other. We must fight for our younger children. We do not want to leave them with history accounts and history books saying that we did not fight the fight with grace. Yes, we are angry because this President does not deserves this type of evil. But We Will Prevail. I know it in my heart. My mother would always say to my brother and me,” You keep your core values always in every job that you do in your life. And NEVER allow anyone to tarnish that . Walk with poise, good judgement, calmness encircled with kindness, love, and firmness in both hands. So when you put your hands in the mix you know within your heart what are your ingredients. Let us make our ingredients come out smeling like a fresh baked New and Real American Apple Pie. Lots of cinnamon and ALL kinds of apples. We live in a different world today, so let us go and change the world with this great man, our President Barack Obama..

  47. June 18, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    that should be ballot. I can’t see as I am typing. I do apologize. Plus thanks to ALL of my beautiful friends of this beautiful family for your love, shout outs of love because I am not feeling well. But I will get there. I love you all so very much. And thanks so much to our Chipsticks for all that is done here for us with all of you. I love you back.

    • 216 desertflower
      June 18, 2011 at 7:42 pm

      Thinking of you and sending big hugs so you feel better:) HUGSHUGSHUGSHUGSHUGSHUGS. I love the New and Real American Pie……let’s DO go change the world!

      • June 18, 2011 at 8:08 pm

        Hugs received with deep gratitude, dessertflower. We are changing it already. Look at us here. I love the fire in our souls. We Will Do This.

        • 218 desertflower
          June 19, 2011 at 12:36 am

          There is a fire, to be sure. It’s empowering.We have the power to change history yet again. We Will Do This. Again.

  48. 219 Doris
    June 18, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    Beautifully said HZ. Truly uplifting. Thanks for this. Hoping and praying for you everyday. Take care.

      June 18, 2011 at 7:21 pm


      • 221 SUE DUVALL SMITH
        June 18, 2011 at 7:23 pm


    • June 18, 2011 at 7:44 pm

      Thank you for your prayers Doris. You have a beautiful weekend . Love you for your kindness sent out on my behalk.

  49. 223 CEB
    June 18, 2011 at 7:27 pm


    Always the voice of reason and spirituality, remiinding everyone of who we are. “Be ye angry, but sin not” and follow PBO’s example. Thanks for your wisdom and good counsel.

      June 18, 2011 at 7:32 pm


    • June 18, 2011 at 7:34 pm

      My last comment on this for the night. I agree with HZ about reaching for the better angels. And that’s what I want to encourage Mr. Brown and the republicans to do. Why is that the repubs just can’t seem to do that but must sink so low? We know that PBO would not say anything about this because he represents the whole country and we know he can brush insults off his shoulder.

      As an American, I feel it’s my duty to let the GOP know how offensive it is to me. These people claim to want to lead the country which includes making decisions that affect me — as an American. So I have a right to voice my disgust at these actions. I promise I will do it the way PBO told Paul Ryan that his medicare plan stinks. With a smile.

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    • 233 desertflower
      June 18, 2011 at 7:51 pm

      Like my parents used to say to me..”Who spun you up and let you loose?” You added smiles to my day….no, not throwing up, just in shear and utter amazement that my daughter FINALLY cleaned her room! (speaking of throw up…)

    June 18, 2011 at 7:38 pm


  56. 235 Tulips
    June 18, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    we should also email the chairman of the republican party Prebius, he so quick to come out on weiner, lets hold him accountable also.

    June 18, 2011 at 7:43 pm


    • June 18, 2011 at 7:59 pm

      Sue, I love your comments always. I have the fire in me also. I can and will blow the roof off. Those who know me well, know that when I reach the boiling point, look out. I love that about all of us here. We can stand firm with our President. It is time to speak out. I am writing the Speaker of the House now. I wrote him two weeks ago, and I got an an
      answer. He needs to know this mess will not be tolerated. We are the ones who will speak for and with this President. We know how to work, we got Barack Obama elected. And we all probably got the doors shut in our faces. I did. But I told them off, and went on until the walk was over. We can do this. We have enough fire here. They really do not know who they are messing with this time.

  58. June 18, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    The GOP knows they are outclassed. They are trying to cheat people out of being able to vote. They are showing the depths of their fears and insecurity and this is just a sign of it. This will not please the American people — the Tea Party may like it, but they have crossed the line for normal Americans of any party. This will get people into the voting booths for President Obama and Democrats.

    The GOP wants attention. They want to control what is going on in the press. The GOP and the professional left don’t understand how President Obama’s polling numbers can stay so good. They are just empty noise and he is the real thing.

    This is going to continue and probably get worse. Don’t let it get you off balance.

    What we need to do is start thinking of ways for us to focus on President Obama. Supporting him, working on his election and supporting him in making decisions.

  59. June 18, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    Good lawd — just able to sit down with my laptop. 208 comments!!! 😯

    Not sure whether I want to wade in or not….

  60. June 18, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    I just E-mailed Info@williamgold.com to tell them how shameful, and how this Is the lowest of the low of racism. I told them SHAME on Reggie Brown, and whoever Is sponsoring him

    • 246 hopefruit2
      June 18, 2011 at 9:07 pm

      Apparently this guy has impersonated the President for two mock debates on FOX NEWS, one with Ron paul (April 28), and the other with Gary Johnson (June 12).

    • June 18, 2011 at 9:32 pm

      I sent an email to Uncle Tom, I mean Reggie also. I told him I heard the KKK wanted him to perform. Be sure to get his money first. It’s ashame what folks will do for a buck.

      • June 18, 2011 at 9:36 pm

        Go before white folks who hate this black President and make fun of him and his wife with racists jokes. I say to hell with Uncle Tom Brown. I mean Reggie Brown.

      • 249 collegekay
        June 18, 2011 at 10:28 pm

        Don’t give him any ideas.

        I’m sure he’d be happy to perform for the KKK if the money was right. Shame.

  61. 250 collegekay
    June 18, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    This guy looks nothing like PBO either.

    • 251 Anonymous
      June 18, 2011 at 10:41 pm

      Exactly. Guess they figure any black will do. Idiots. I wrote Uncle Tom a love note too anniebella. Unfortunately, it was not fit for the eyes and ears of good company so I will not post it here. There wasn’t much cursing, just the use of the word ass two times. But the depth of my anger and disgust was so scathing that I frankly made the executive decision that my words were for Uncle Reggie and his own Uncle Tom manager only. I seriously hope all our words are taken to heart by that self hating little turd and that he humbles himself before all of us and apologizes for setting us back 100 years. We have enough black on black victimizations in the poor and disinfranchized neighborhoods of America’s inner cities already. We don’t need an ignorant, no-count little fool stabbing us in the backs too.

  62. 252 GGail
    June 19, 2011 at 12:10 am

    Chipsticks – bless your heart! You posted it tonight. And you are right, there are no words. I was flabbergasted when I read his reply. They want our support??? They need to re-examine what he said and WHERE he SAID it and WHO was his audience. I have not responded yet because I want to think about my comments, but make no mistake, I will respond tomorrow.

    • 253 MB32
      June 19, 2011 at 12:20 am

      Wonder what black advocacy group he did this routine for? I haven’t watched it yet…just didn’t want to end my beautiful day with something ugly. But regardless of what black group it was, he had to know how different it would be to go to the heart of Dixie and do this routine in front of a bunch of RepubliKlans…If he didn’t know he was being used then he’s very naive and obviously has never heard any of their speeches…

      • 254 EDP4BHO
        June 19, 2011 at 1:46 am

        “what black advocacy group he did this routine for”

        Probably Cornel West and Tavis Smiley….. 😀

  63. 255 CTGirl
    June 19, 2011 at 12:14 am

    Is he for real? Support?? It’s too early for me to use these not so nice adjectives that’s on the tip of my tongue!

  64. 256 hopefruit2
    June 19, 2011 at 12:36 am

    Hey Chipsticks and TOD folks, I know this may sound strange, but if you actually watch the entire segment (available on C-SPAN), which is about 20 minutes long, you might come off with a different impression than what we initially had. I was truly incensed at the begining but as I began to read more about what he said, and learnt that there was a longer video, I decided to take a look for myself to see exactly what was going on. Yes there are some inappropriate remarks (which we are right to challenge), but it is clear that the bulk of the skit was designed to make fun of the GOP (unbeknownst to them), not the President. The guy actually impersonates the President pretty well in terms of his speech patterns, intonations, hand gestures, facial expressions, etc. And although throughout the skit, he had a few jokes here and there about the GOP, towards the end, he was clearly ramping up his “roasts” on the GOP which is why they felt they had to cut it off. It appears that the GOP got seriously punked by this skit. In fact I could tell that some in the audience looked uncomfortable even as they were laughing at the beginning because they couldn’t seem to tell whether he was making fun of himself ( President Obama) or of them/ GOP. I assure you that if you watch the entire segment, you will barely recall the “gay” jokes or jokes he made about Obama’s race, because the GOP jokes were not only funnier, but more frequent and closer to reality. It appears that certain MSM outlets like HP are now using the false headline that he impersonator was yanked because of his racist and gay jokes, but that was not why he was yanked, and it is clear by viewing the video, exactly what prompted the yanking. He had just finished roasting Romney and Pawlenty, and was about to take on Bachman.

    I think the skit also highlights the hypocrisy of the Republican party – they are okay with race baiting and homophobic jokes, but have serious problems with jokes being directed at them.

    I don’t believe this guy will be used by FOX News after this segment, because it clearly didn’t turn out the way they expected.

    • 257 desertflower
      June 19, 2011 at 12:42 am

      Interesting. I may have to check out C SPAN and see if I saw the same thing you did.

    • 258 StR
      June 19, 2011 at 12:51 am

      I would agree. Now some of the stuff wasn’t my taste in comedy (especially how he talked about President Obama’s mother) but he nuked the GOP pretty roughly as well (Barbara Bush as George Washington was mean spirited as well). And I might be missing something but talking about Frank’s soft ass was more poking fun at him being fat than gay. I mean when does a “soft ass” mean gay, unless I’m out of the loop.

      I’m not going to defend the guy for being used as a useful stooge on Fox news bits though.

    • 259 desertflower
      June 19, 2011 at 1:13 am

      Sorry hopefruit…not seeing it. Clearly they were yakking it up through all the Obama jokes, Weiner jokes, etc…they did get more and more uncomfortable when THEY were getting bashed. And when the Tea Party darlings turn came, well….they just couldn’t take that chance.Off he went.Interesting to see the audience. Old, white people…except I did manage to see a stately looking AA woman in that crowd. Really? Someone please explain to me how an AA woman can be a Republican. Was she NOT paying attention during her entire life? I am not an AA woman, or a woman of color…..and I CAN’T IMAGINE VOTING FOR ANYONE THAT WOULD WANT ME NOT TO REACH MY FULL POTENTIAL. As a woman, but especially as an AA. Just escapes me.

      • 260 hopefruit2
        June 19, 2011 at 8:18 am

        desertflower you’re totally right about the jokes not being funny anymore once the spotlight was turned on them. But it was interesting to see how the segment eveolved and if nothing else, this event truly highlighted the bigoted hypocrisy of the Republican Party. They are only amused by distasteful bigoted jokes directed at someone else, but once they become the target of jokes (which were closer to reality), they were not having any of it.

        As for that black woman, she must be one of the few desperate blacks who are paid at every RNC function to “represent.” I remember in 2008 during the RNC convention, the cameras kept showing three black people in the entire crowd . I’m sure they were planted there with the cameramen given instructions to show them every 5 minutes or so.

    • 261 EDP4BHO
      June 19, 2011 at 1:42 am

      At this late hour, I thank you once again hopefruit, for doing the rough work of following something all the way through. We all reacted sensitively, yet I still don’t see him doing these kind of jokes about PBO in light of the racial hostilities his Presidency faces each and every day. This is not the time for whoopin it up about race, and especially that one about Sanford and Esther. Nah, I challenged a coworker last year on that. Just stop with the bull I told her. This guy’s not getting off that easy either, not with me. He needs to get more rational jokes about my First Family.

      • 262 hopefruit2
        June 19, 2011 at 8:22 am

        Yes, the racial and gay jokes were inappropriate, and I do believe that Mr. Brown and his manager should be held accontable. If he wants our “help” as he said, he needs to lose the racist/gay jokes immediately. His general impersonation of the President was funny enough without him having to resort to these primitive racist jokes.

    • 263 PoliticalJunkessa
      June 19, 2011 at 8:49 am

      Thanks Hopefruit.

      I haven’t watched the clip yet because I wanted to watch it in its entirety. I know from reading about it on other websites (esp. non-political ones) a lot of people thought it was very funny — with moments of real politically incorrect inappropriateness.

      If it was a real roast, then it might have been too blue for most folks because at roasts anything goes. But then again, I have a bit of a blue streak.

    • 264 DreamChaser57
      June 19, 2011 at 6:10 pm

      I appreciate your trying to be reasonable Hopefruit. But, no dice with me. I find Mr. Brown’s actions deplorable and disgusting. I really have so much admiration for the older generations who coordinated the boycotts of the Civil Rights era, no black person for over a year rode the bus in Montgomery , for over a year. PBO deserves more regard than this. The political Right would have been incensed if the Left hired a comedian to make fun of Regan’s Alzheimer disease. This is simply intolerable. I do not wish any evil on Mr. Brown, but we have to start letting people know that there are economic and political consequences for disrespecting the president. Debate his policies if you will, but do not make disparaging remarks about his person. Families should be off limits – to discuss the president’s mother, wife. Did we talk about McCain’s Stepford Wives lookin’ wife? I think the Left has shown a lot of restraint and we’re better for it. Should we all make a mad dash for the garbage can and see who could be the most trashy? I should think not.

      This is not personally directed at you Hopefruit, just my thoughts.

  65. 265 mtmarilyn
    June 19, 2011 at 12:45 am

    I am just trying to catch up alittle before bed. I am shocked and yet not at this. When I look at his picture and see the picture they have of the President I will give none of them a break. That picture makes me so mad.

    This is all I will say until Monday. Tomorrow is Fathers Day and our 40th Wedding Anniversary. We will be celebrating all Day and I won’t let this scum ruin any part of it. I hope every father here has a wonderful day.

    I also hope Chips and everyone else he’s a great day.

  66. 266 GGail
    June 19, 2011 at 12:56 am

    If he truly wants our support, then he and his agent need to correct a few things. I did not appreciate his jokes about “half holiday” and who the President’s mother married. There can be jokes made in good taste about our President that will draw laughs – ask Jamie Foxx, ask Seth Meyer. Second, he needs to place his allegiance squarely where it belongs. Working to help re-elect President Obama. He veered over to the dark side one time too many and now he’s getting burned. Let it be a Lesson Learned. This is what I will tell them in my reply. I did go to his website and read his bio. He is a brother from Chi-town trying to make it, but in these few instances he let the almighty dollar rule him…and that is not cool.

    • 267 StR
      June 19, 2011 at 1:02 am

      Yep, he’s all over Fox news playing the sucker for their attacks on President Obama.

    • 268 desertflower
      June 19, 2011 at 1:19 am

      He went to this Republican event, knowing that the audience would be ever so happy to hear bash Obama jokes. He sold himself to the devil and now he wants forgiveness and understanding? I know comedy, and that was only funny if you’re a bigot. HARDEE HARHAR. Those good ole boys really loved that.It made me sick. How low do you stoop for the almighty dollar?

  67. 269 Bobfr
    June 19, 2011 at 1:38 am

    This scum bag ‘entertainer’ and his scum bag ‘agent’ are just that … SCUM!

    Hurt them where it matters … boycott the dude every chance you get.

    Yes.We.Can. … DO.More.Together!

  68. 270 desertflower
    June 19, 2011 at 1:51 am

    Think Progress has the story on their site and notes that” RLC President Charlie Davis said that the Obama Impersonator was “funny the first 10 or 15 minutes.” Well, since the first 10 or 15 minutes was when all the racist jokes took place, I’m sure he thought that was funny. It was only AFTER the racist jokes were done, and he was getting along to joking about Republicans….did the Obama Impersonator NOT sound so funny anymore. Taken off the stage and told he was done. Funny, isn’t it….that’s what Republicans do all the time.

    • 271 theo67
      June 19, 2011 at 2:04 am

      I saw in one of the news reports mentioned that one of the Repub strategists tweeted something like “no wonder minorities hate the GOP when we do stupid stuff like this”. The whole thing has been really sordid. I sent my email on to the agent.

  69. 272 GGail
    June 19, 2011 at 2:15 am

    You know, he could have just committed career suicide. He pissed off a WHOLE bunch of Obama supporters AND he pissed off the GOP.

  70. June 19, 2011 at 7:04 am

    Please support us…we need your help…….. This guy have some nerve. Well he won’t get my help. That’s all I have to say.

    • June 19, 2011 at 7:24 am

      Okay hopefruit2, let Mr. Brown come on tv and explain to me what we don’t get . I see so much hate and disrespect for this President and his wife that I admit I don’t and won’t have patience for anymore. I will and I shall continue speaking up and out against it. If I misjudge this guy ( listening to hopefruit2) I can say I’m sorry. But it was his and his manager decision to go before those haters, those racists, so when you mess around with skunks, sometimes you’re going to come out smelling like a skunk. Hear me Mr. Brown.

      • 275 hopefruit2
        June 19, 2011 at 8:10 am

        You’re right annie. And as I said, he needs to be challenged and called to task for the highly inappropriate racist and homophobic remarks.

    • June 19, 2011 at 8:57 am

      Huntsman is a typical GOP extremist. His business dealings have been despicable. I mean, he did business with Iran! Where’s the outrage?

      And he bought his second place showing at that republican circus straw poll just like he bought his governorship in Utah.

    • 278 theo67
      June 19, 2011 at 12:37 pm

      Huntsman’s brother seems to be more of a potential liability with his “capitalism at all costs” type attitude. He strongly resisted divesting from their Tehran holdings, and only just last month, lamented the loss of the business. Does he not seethe people being subjugated there? No respect for life.

      An interesting part of the article: “Huntsman has support from people who are looking for an alternative,” says Bonjean. “
      My question is: an alternative to what? To the black man currently doing an awesome job? The one who they opposed because of his associations with people who have nothing to do with the safety and prosperity of this country? They’d rather have someone who has done business with the so-called enemies of this country,a nd who have created more jobs in Asia and India, and doesn’t think twice abou texploiting his adopted children for political gain? That’s the alternative?
      Another interesting part of the article: “We’ll know Huntsman is moving up in the polls when his opponents start attacking him over things like this,” said Yepsen. “That’s why Huntsman needs to act first to get out his version of these stories and try to paint them as business success stories to limit any damage — and hope for the best.”

      So, they want to distort the truth, in order to paint over the reality that this guy is bad for America? Interesting. These people know no shame, and will go to the lowest depths to get to power.

  71. June 19, 2011 at 8:31 am

    POTUS stance in marriage equality is evolving:


    Shh, don’t tell Dan choi. Lol!

  72. June 19, 2011 at 8:55 am

    Good morning, TOD family.

    Yep, I believe Mr. Reggie Brown has committed career suicide. In my note to his stupid agent I said he would never get support for this racist, despicable routine and behavior.

    Turned on CNN and MSNBC for a hot minute; of course no mention of this. But we will keep it in the forefront. The GOP will not escape its racism. Also, c-span had a reporter from the WSJ and GOPolitico on. I tweeted them that having two right-wing shills on at the same time is not objective journalism.

  73. 283 Fred
    June 19, 2011 at 9:25 am

    good morning TOD

    May GOD bless;guide and protect and give the President;the First Lady and Malia and Sasha;patience;courage in the face of such hate

    May the President be blessed with a Happy Father’s Day with his girls 😀

    as for that Reggie person;I told him that he had NO shame to go in front of these hateful people and that he was disrespecting himself too besides insulting the President and his mom and his wife and that they were NOT laughing with him but at him and I had a few choice words that I won’t repeat here

  74. June 19, 2011 at 9:49 am

    This was on my Comcast home page:
    I guess the MSM will talk about it. (probably very briefly) It is obvious that he must have been hired to joke about Dems. When he went off script on Rethugs, they cut him off.

    • 286 theo67
      June 19, 2011 at 12:41 pm

      And the truth is, if he had stuck to the script and just told racist mean jokes about the President of the United States, the First Lady and the President’s late mother, the Republicans wouldn’t have had the slightest problem with him, nad we probably would have never heard of it. Republicnas are racists (and thin skinned), through and through.

    • 287 Dakota
      June 19, 2011 at 5:41 pm

      Exactly. Even though the Repugs got more than they bargained for, this Reggie guy is a f*****g disgrace.

  75. 288 ballerina
    June 19, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    the presidents mother died of cancer. 100 years from now that joke will still not be funny. he deserves everything he gets. hope he buys something pretty with that dirty money. there are millions of people out there more deserving of “help” or “sympathy”. i hope he get thrown even further under the bus.

  76. 289 DreamChaser57
    June 19, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    I have one Republican Senator in my state, I just sent this to him:

    “The Washington Post recently reported that the Republican Leadership Conference hosted comedian Reggie Brown this past Saturday, June 18, 2011. The comedian offered several hateful racially insensitive and homophobic jokes. Such divisive and low brow entertainment should not be tolerated let alone encouraged. I am bringing this to your attention because you are a Republican.
    Undoubtedly, the upcoming 2012 presidential election is going to be contentious. However, a vigorous and aggressive policy debate is wholly appropriate but making fun of people for immutable characteristics like sexual orientation or race is not going to take this country to a better place.
    People are not inherently evil or incompetent because they are across the aisle. Congress should be working with the president and other members of Congress in a cordial, humble, and respectful way. When elected officials legitimize behavior that should be marginalized because it is hateful and unduly nasty and more than that give it a national platform – that constitutes a moral failing and irresponsible leadership.
    I do sincerely hope that you are willing to publically vocalize your displeasure with this critical mis-step of your party.”

  77. 291 majii
    June 19, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Neither he nor his agent can expect any help from me in digging themselves out of this canyon they’ve created for themselves. Call me Old School, but I was raised knowing that there are some things one just doesn’t do, some lines one doesn’t cross. That the republicans stopped this tool when he began ridiculing GOP politicians tells me all I need to know. That they only stopped him at that point means that they didn’t have a problem with the racism directed at the Obamas or the homophobia directed at Congressman Barney Frank. It’s too late for them to weasel out of it now, imo. This $h!t isn’t funny. No way, no how, nowhere. They are insensitive pricks who have no real understanding of the role that racism and homophobia have traditionally played in this society, and the negative impact they’ve had on the lives of millions of Americans. People have died because of racism and homophobia, and they know it, but as long as it didn’t happen to them and/or theirs, it’s okay. I am just as offended that Reggie Brown did this routine in Harlem as I am that he did it in New Orleans. This type of comedy routine is unacceptable in any venue.

  78. 292 Anonymous
    June 20, 2011 at 6:56 am

    Why do a ‘black face’ (they would’ve done one if they could’ve gotten away with it) when you can have real black guy to do your dirty work?! Was speaking to a British born, African raised, US living cousin (trying to get him to get my BO 2012 gear) and the stuff he was spouting! I’m not sure if he wants to fit in (he lives in the sticks in Pennsylvania) or if the MSM has succeeded in ‘dumbing’ him down but it was shocking. He wasn’t the ‘bright bulb’ to begin with but man, he sure has lost the plot. After arguing with him for a while, I decided that it was a lost cause. I know not everyone will support PBO but if he was quoting sensible talking points I would have understood but all his points appear to be Fauxish. SMDH

  79. 293 Titti
    June 20, 2011 at 7:09 am

    Why do a ‘black face’ (they would’ve done one if they could’ve gotten away with it) when you can have real black guy to do your dirty work?! Was speaking to a British born, African raised, US living cousin (trying to get him to get my BO 2012 gear) and the stuff he was spouting! I’m not sure if he wants to fit in (he lives in the sticks in Pennsylvania) or if the MSM has succeeded in ‘dumbing’ him down but it was shocking. He wasn’t the ‘bright bulb’ to begin with but man, he sure has lost the plot. After arguing with him for a while, I decided that it was a lost cause. I know not everyone will support PBO but if he was quoting sensible talking points I would have understood but all his points appear to be Fauxish. SMDH

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