IN WHICH SOMEONE MUST APOLOGIZE  11:49 am March 20, 2012

White Ladies (Newt Gingrich) Despise Robert De Niro’s Racial Joke

by Jim Newell

This is what Robert De Niro does to white peopleMichelle Obama attended an Obama campaign fundraiser in New York last night and you can just guess what happened: Someone, a rich Hollywood/New York liberal, made a joke that threatens traditional values, of the sort they practice in the Heart Land. The race-baiter was Analyze That and The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle star Robert De Niro, who told the crowd, “Callista Gingrich. Karen Santorum. Ann Romney. Now do you really think our country is ready for a white first lady?” according to the pool report. Conservative Republicans, the only group that *really* understands America’s shameful history of racism against white people, simply will not care for this joke. Newt Gingrich, for example, is demanding a presidential apology for Robert De Niro’s joke. When will it stop, Mr. President?

First, the outrage (via TPM):

“I do want to say one thing, both on behalf of my wife and on behalf of Karen Santorum and on behalf of Ann Romney: I think that Robert De Niro’s wrong,” Gingrich said, according to CNN. “I think the country is ready for a new first lady and he doesn’t have to describe it in racial terms.”

Then, the continued outrage:

After condemning DeNiro as “rich enough he probably doesn’t notice the price of gasoline,” and “successful enough he probably doesn’t notice the unemployment rate,” Gingrich continued to express outrage over the line.

Finally, the part where he won’t shut up and demands things:

“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, it divides the country,” he said. “If people on the left want to talk about talk show hosts, then everybody in the country should hold the president accountable when someone at his event says something that is utterly and terribly unacceptable as what Robert De Niro said.”

President Obama, you must launch Robert De Niro into space forever. He must be shackled at Space Gitmo by tea time this afternoon, where he will be eaten by Lava Monsters and Dementors, just like Rush Limbaugh was.

UPDATE: Oh Jesus Christ, c’mon: “Per @CarrieNBCNews, FLOTUS spokeswoman Olivie Alair says Robert DeNiro’s joke last night about a white first lady is ‘inappropriate.’”

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Barb March 20, 2012 at 11:50 am

Callista would be the "Third Lady"

actor212 March 20, 2012 at 12:00 pm

You assume

Lascauxcaveman March 20, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Really, there's more than enough time to upgrade before the inaugural.

actor212 March 20, 2012 at 12:21 pm

When Callista is mysteriously taken away from the campaign trail after having a "fit" on the podium (muttering about "sudo ops"), they'll claim its just a family emergency.

BaldarTFlagass March 20, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Until the "Next Lady" comes along.

Lascauxcaveman March 20, 2012 at 12:11 pm

And we can only speculate on which ordinal would apply to Ann Romney.

Who really knows how many sister-ladies there would be, and how to rank them?

Toomush_Infer March 20, 2012 at 12:21 pm

No, she'd still be "first wife"….it's how Mormans keep order…

Not_So_Much March 20, 2012 at 12:29 pm

"Lady" seems a little strong…

hilbillyheroine March 20, 2012 at 1:22 pm

I've known many ladies, and Callista is no "lady".

Arken March 20, 2012 at 11:50 am

I demand Obama apologize for every single person in the media who has ever said anything offensive, individually.

GunToting[Redacted] March 20, 2012 at 1:14 pm

Like Bristle, I'm still waiting for my phone call.

nounverb911 March 20, 2012 at 11:51 am

Is there any one whiter than Callista?

Chet Kincaid March 20, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Elric of Melnibone.

GregComlish March 20, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Stay-Puft

FROTHY March 20, 2012 at 7:31 pm

Newt.

horsedreamer_1 March 20, 2012 at 8:54 pm

The Brothers Winter?

nounverb911 March 20, 2012 at 11:52 am

Callista's black roots are showing again.

Gratuitous World March 20, 2012 at 11:52 am

Obama – Please apologize for DeNiro's shitty choice in movie roles over the last decade.

I demand satisfaction.

Lucidamente1 March 20, 2012 at 11:53 am

Wait, I thought conservatives said it was liberals that couldn't take a joke and got all huffy about stuff.

dadanarchist March 20, 2012 at 12:08 pm

They can't take a joke when it serves their political purposes. Which I guess is always.

johnnyzhivago March 20, 2012 at 11:54 am

Do Fembots or blow-up dolls ACTUALLY fall into into a "race"???

actor212 March 20, 2012 at 12:03 pm

What do you have against plastocysts????

OC_Surf_Serf March 20, 2012 at 11:54 am

Go on Congressman Fatty McPuffy, tell De Niro that to his face…

CountryClubJihadi March 20, 2012 at 11:54 am

He should have clarified that he meant a flat-assed, no lipped, stringy haired bitch with no soul.

Biff March 20, 2012 at 12:22 pm

And that schnozola, don't forget that! Jesus Christ, she puts Jimmie Durante to shame with that thing!

skoalrebel March 20, 2012 at 11:55 am

Callista hasn't been this offended since the batteries in her vibrator died without warning.

Schmannnity March 20, 2012 at 11:55 am

In the unlikely parallel universe where Newt Gingrich is elected president, I say America would not be ready for a white first lady and Gingrich would be president and Michelle Obama would continue as first lady, just to get in Newt's grill.

Limeylizzie March 20, 2012 at 11:56 am

To be fair to Newt, Robert De Niro loves the blah ladies, he was obsessed with a friend of mine , she was blah and English, who worked at his restaurant, so I am sure he has major hotness for Mrs.Barry.

LesBontemps March 20, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Who doesn't?

Limeylizzie March 20, 2012 at 12:04 pm

I know I do.

MarionNYNY March 20, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Great, thanks. You had to say it. Now my better half is off somewhere "thinking" about Michelle with an English accent.

Limeylizzie March 20, 2012 at 12:53 pm

If he /she needs any help , this woman is gorgeous, blah, English and Jewish
http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?_adv….

Lascauxcaveman March 20, 2012 at 1:02 pm

OMG, she's like a younger, chocolatier Alex Kingston! I'm in love again.

SorosBot March 20, 2012 at 3:51 pm

OMG you're friends with Queen Elizabeth X? (Sorry; total Doctor Who nerd here; and yeah she's very gorgeous).

Limeylizzie March 20, 2012 at 4:14 pm

No, no that is not my friend I just gave her as an example of gorgeous, Blah English women.

Shellwith2Ls March 20, 2012 at 4:28 pm

Oh God, I was about to write that she was QE X too.

MarionNYNY March 20, 2012 at 4:28 pm

Damn you, Lizzie, I think you've just described his perfect woman. If there's a picture of her in an IDF uniform, I'm doomed.

FROTHY March 20, 2012 at 7:38 pm

OK, I'm totes in lerve. Thanks, LL.

Limeylizzie March 20, 2012 at 8:11 pm

Also an amazing actress, stage and film, I just love her .Nigerian father, Jewish mother.

Chet Kincaid March 20, 2012 at 1:40 pm

You beat me to it, with first-hand knowledge!

Limeylizzie March 20, 2012 at 1:53 pm

It's a well-known fact, I think all of his wives were blah, no?

donner_froh March 21, 2012 at 12:38 am

Three out of three: Diahnne Abbott, Toukie Smith, Grace Hightower (current).

edgydrifter March 20, 2012 at 11:56 am

Gingrich will have to create a new cabinet-level Whinging Czar to track all the things which morally outrage and/or personally offend Newt.

SorosBot March 20, 2012 at 11:56 am

Sigh. Do we have to explain the joke to you, Newtie? And can you explain what the fuck is supposed to be inexcusable about the statement? Ah, but this is the right wing, where they don't understand that we only call out racism when someone actually says or does something racist; they seem to think they can claim just mentioning race is somehow racist.

MissTaken March 20, 2012 at 12:18 pm

Why do you hate white people?

SorosBot March 20, 2012 at 12:33 pm

It's true, I do hate white people; not all of us of course, but so many are such screeching assholes, morons, deliberately ignorant and proud of it, and blind to their own privilege that it makes me ashamed to be one of them.

Bezoar March 20, 2012 at 1:32 pm

I'm working up a recipe for 'Soylent Dumb' that should fix the problem.

BarackMyWorld March 20, 2012 at 1:57 pm

I think DeNiro's use of irony was just too elitist for Newt to get.

DemmeFatale March 20, 2012 at 11:56 am

I need to see Ann's, Karen's and Callista's guns before I decide.
Michell has set the REAL standard.

actor212 March 20, 2012 at 12:05 pm

She whipped out her pair of 38s. I wasn't scared. Then she pulled her pistols. I was scared.

iburl March 20, 2012 at 11:57 am

“I think the country is ready for a new first lady "

Uh, no, we're not. Especially not for some tarted up fembot.

Mumbletypeg March 20, 2012 at 11:58 am

"hold the president Speaker of the House accountable when some one tool at his event bidding says something that is utterly and terribly unacceptable as what Robert De Niro Newt Gingrich, the House Speaker himself, said.”

Fixt!

LesBontemps March 20, 2012 at 11:59 am

Newt Gingrich sounds like a girl. A whiny little white girl.

Schmannnity March 20, 2012 at 11:59 am

Callista–The Tiffany Stamps First Lady.

Preferred Customer March 20, 2012 at 12:00 pm

You think De Niro's funny? Funny how? Like a clown, here to fucking amuse you?

Clancy_Pants March 20, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Watch out, he's got a pen!

johnnymeatworth March 20, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Wow, that's the best thing De Niro's said since Goodfellas….

Gratuitous World March 20, 2012 at 12:00 pm

as long as she doesn't encourage the radical idea of eating healthy, this country is ready for any socialite FLOTUS.

actor212 March 20, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Wow! You mean an insensitive jerk made a crude joke in front of the President?

Did he call anyone a "slut"? Cuz that's the standard the GOP has set.

Veritas78 March 20, 2012 at 10:31 pm

Oddly, Callista is the one potential first lady who actually is a slut, in the "purest" sense of the word—and a home-wrecker to boot, by the dictionary definition, unless Gingrich's domicile is not actually a home (which it might not be).

SexySmurf March 20, 2012 at 12:02 pm

After condemning DeNiro as “rich enough he probably doesn’t notice the price of gasoline,”

Unlike Newt, who is so poor he has to give history lessons to truckers at rest stops for nickles.

LesBontemps March 20, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Is that what the kids are calling it these days? Maybe Newt is giving up on the GOP and joining the Rainbow Party.

Dashboard Buddha March 20, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Unlike Newt, who is so poor he has to give history lessons blow jobs to truckers at rest stops for nickles.

As in, "I'm going to give you a blow job you'll never forget!"

Chet Kincaid March 20, 2012 at 1:37 pm

People who explain other people's jokes should be skull-fucked!!

Negropolis March 21, 2012 at 3:03 am

History lessons, eh? That's what the kids are calling 'em these days, huh?

Wilcoxyz March 20, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Newt dumps white ladies every few years. He's racist against cancer and MS.

NorthStarSpanx March 20, 2012 at 12:03 pm

Gingrich is taking extreme umbrage on behalf of all the FLOTUS in waiting? Or was he naming the members of his Next Wive's Club?

chascates March 20, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Too soon for a white first lady jokes? Inappropriate!

Watermelon, witch doctor, or Muslim attire jokes? Just HUMOR, for god's sake!

Lucidamente1 March 20, 2012 at 12:04 pm

I'll never be ready for this:

http://planetpov.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/a

Lascauxcaveman March 20, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Gotta hand it to Calista, that hair helmet has the most amazingly artificial color/texture I've ever seen. It's nothing less than a work of art.

Chet Kincaid March 20, 2012 at 1:55 pm

James Brown libel!!

Biff March 20, 2012 at 12:38 pm

I've been so intent on Calypso's hair, nose and razor-thin lips that I've neglected her fucking knock-knees. Lotta aspirin have fallen from between them, I'd bet.

Dashboard Buddha March 20, 2012 at 12:51 pm

Looks like the early bird line outside of the Kissing Cousins (it's an all you can eat that catered to the olds in Florida)

Abernathy March 20, 2012 at 12:05 pm

No need to demand an apology, newt. Unlike every mealymouthed conservative who's all like, "I don't hate ladies, but I do support Limbaugh, therefore, by "logic," Limbaugh doesn't hate ladies, stop throwing lady-shaped bombs, librulz" I think many of us would go on record in full support of DeNiro's joke. It's the closest to cool he's come in a long time.

OkieDokieDog March 20, 2012 at 12:06 pm

Uh, Noot? Bob was not talkin' to you.

BaldarTFlagass March 20, 2012 at 12:06 pm

After condemning DeNiro as “rich enough he probably doesn’t notice the price of gasoline,”

…and lives in NY, and probably hasn't driven a car since Ronin.

Chillatte March 20, 2012 at 12:23 pm

But he did drive the shit out of that BMW, didn't he?

Lascauxcaveman March 20, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Well, that was some pretty fancy driving. After that, there is simply nothing left to prove.

BaldarTFlagass March 20, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Newt, just don't pull a "You talkin' to me?" It won't work.

SmutBoffin March 20, 2012 at 12:08 pm

To the Republican presidential candidates of TwenTeeTwelve,

Your shit is predictable and boring. Please do any two (2) of the following by the Nat'l Convention:

1) appear on the TeeVee show where you exchange spouses for a week,
2) accidentally (or on purpose, whatever) vomit on a voter,
3) release a videotape where you say "whitey",
4) not talk about faux-populist crap for 3 minutes and make a serious policy suggestion.

Biff March 20, 2012 at 12:36 pm

5) Just fuck off and go away, already.

SoBeach March 20, 2012 at 12:08 pm

"It was at an Obama fundraiser, it is exactly wrong, it divides the country…"

He's right. It divides the country between grown-ups who can understand a rather weak joke, and blubbery, red-faced, screechy peckerheads who think if they whine loud enough the joke will somehow balance out Limbaugh's assholeishness.

SmutBoffin March 20, 2012 at 12:17 pm

See, if you take the limit as the vituperative variable approaches infinity and employ Kristol's identity, we see that DeNiro is EXACTLY WRONG.

QED

SoBeach March 20, 2012 at 12:39 pm

You sound like you went to college, snob.

Z Crudmonger March 20, 2012 at 12:09 pm

Newt needs to go home and get his fucking shine box.

BaldarTFlagass March 20, 2012 at 12:11 pm

“Callista Gingrich. Karen Santorum. Ann Romney. Now do you really think our country is ready for a white first lady?”

Mrs. Ron Paul is really the one who should be offended here.

Mahousu March 20, 2012 at 12:19 pm

I think she's more gray than white.

Biff March 20, 2012 at 12:41 pm

What does that make Marcus Bachmann, chopped liver?

Veritas78 March 20, 2012 at 10:33 pm

Queen For A Day does not count.

BaldarTFlagass March 20, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Newt, if Mr DeNiro apologizes, then will you fucking drop out of the race? Please?

Lascauxcaveman March 20, 2012 at 12:33 pm

No no no no no NO. You will not deprive us of Newt making a final stand at the Convention that easily.

There will be blood. And popcorn.

Bezoar March 20, 2012 at 1:39 pm

I just bought a brand-new Rival Air Popper, 1,400 Watts, works great! I'm planning ahead.

Redhead March 20, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Why do obscenely rich people call other obscene and rich people "rich" as though it's some horrific insult when in reality they're all rich and obscene?

Sassomatic March 20, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Are we ready for a marshmallow and a lady-shaped bit of plastic to occupy the White House? No.

LesBontemps March 20, 2012 at 12:18 pm

Not a mere marshmallow, but a whole Moon Pie.

BaldarTFlagass March 20, 2012 at 12:24 pm

[a giant marshmallow man crashes through the streets of DC]

"Well, there's something you don't see every day."

el_donaldo March 20, 2012 at 12:16 pm

I hate to state the obvious, but when is Newt going to apologize for his joke campaign that has offended anyone with a basic sense of decency or reality?

el_donaldo March 20, 2012 at 12:17 pm

BTW, what happened to the tiny auxiliary Wonkette in the right-hand column? Is this the austerity-era Wonkette we're seeing now?

BaldarTFlagass March 20, 2012 at 12:25 pm

There are no back pages at the new Wonkette. Everything rates above-the-fold front page coverage!!

actor212 March 20, 2012 at 12:30 pm

All articles are better than average now

BaldarTFlagass March 20, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Brown-noser!

Biff March 20, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Wonkwire is dead, and now with the new type or die mentality, we have to read and comment on 15 posts each and every day, but at least no mention of santorum yet today, so yay?

Chet Kincaid March 20, 2012 at 2:02 pm

Too many is better than too few.

freakishlywrong March 20, 2012 at 12:17 pm

Well fuck. I had something and then read the update. This is not like Flush. There is NO NEED for anything to be deemed "inappropriate", fer fuck's sake already.

thefrontpage March 20, 2012 at 12:18 pm

Robert DeNiro should run for president–THEN we'll get some things done around here! And Moron Gingrich–DeNior was making a JOKE. It is HUMOR. It is a JOKE. The desperateness of the morons on the right to take any little thing and blow it up into nothingness just to score moronic and idiotic and psycho fringe points is pathetic. Just pathetic! DeNiro/Pesci 2012!

Mahousu March 20, 2012 at 12:18 pm

The only thing that will mollify Callista is if De Niro and/or Obama get her something from her Tiffany's wish list. She's given up on Newt ever since his credit line got cut off.

ElPinche March 20, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Callista Gingrich is so white, she makes Karen Santorum look like Ann Romney.

proudgrampa March 20, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Oh for fuck's sake.

Really, Michelle?

Maman March 20, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Lighten up, Francis.

WiscDad March 20, 2012 at 12:20 pm

I'm pretty sure that Newt and Mitt and Rick, their wives, their NASCAR and sport team owner friends, their banking, manufacturing and oil friends…and just about everyone within the six degrees of separation from them are rich enough to not notice the price of gas. Who the fuck is he to call out a rich person. (Eric Cartman voice)….Stupid rich people

Doktor StrangeZoom March 20, 2012 at 12:21 pm

The Food Stamp President who Hates Israel and is seeking to Destroy America by discouraging work and encouraging a Culture of Laziness among Shiftless Negroes absolutely must apologize for this hideous misrepresentation of the truth.

HistoriCat March 20, 2012 at 12:21 pm

I think De Niro should apologize. If you're going to be speaking at a fundraiser, you really should bring better material. Come on Bobby, you know hordes of creative types – can't you find one who can help you come up with a good joke?

SorosBot March 20, 2012 at 12:31 pm

Have you seen any of his "comedies" for the past decade and a half or so? I think it's obvious the answer is no.

imissopus March 20, 2012 at 1:10 pm

I was thinking that myself – the real outrage is the lameness of the joke.

Doktor StrangeZoom March 20, 2012 at 12:22 pm

I stillsee everything twice!

BigSkullF*ckingDog March 20, 2012 at 12:22 pm

Hey newt, your panties are so far up your butt right now that I'm pretty sure they have santorum on them.

SorosBot March 20, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Ew.

BaldarTFlagass March 20, 2012 at 12:22 pm

Yeah, like trying to salvage his train wreck of a campaign.

joshleefolsom March 20, 2012 at 12:23 pm

It was funny, I laughed, but frankly I think Colin Quinn gave him that joke, so there's his out.

freakishlywrong March 20, 2012 at 12:24 pm

This will loop on Faux until the next fauxrage.

Blueb4sunrise March 20, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Don't Re-Niro!!!

fuflans March 20, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Listen, you fuckers, you screwheads. Here is a man who would not take it anymore. A man who stood up against the scum, the cunts, the dogs, the filth, the shit. Here is a man who stood up.

travis bickle

ElPinche March 20, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Yesterday, all the wingtards were screaming "1st amendment!!" about those racist bumper stickers, and now they're whining about Deniro's joke. Fuck them. Fuck that big fat whining pussy Newt. And fuck his sun bleached ghost wife.

Jus_Wonderin March 20, 2012 at 12:32 pm

"But Gingrich, speaking at a campaign event in Shreveport, La.,"

That is the real joke. I am originally from there. I wonder why he even has to have an event there given the backwater bunch that would vote conservative anyway.

ifthethunderdontgetya March 20, 2012 at 12:34 pm

If people on the left want to talk about talk show hosts, then everybody in the country should hold the president accountable when someone at his event says something that is utterly and terribly unacceptable as what Robert De Niro said.

Uh, did Rush get fired or anything?

Republican Calvinball: If people on the left are allowed to keep breathing, then the President should cut Social Security and taxes for rich people.

If only the President would just stop listening to them…
~

spends2much March 20, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Yeah, yeah, Newt, Robert de Niro is history's greatest monster for that comment. As a white lady, I am soooooooooooooo offended.

And let's ponder the idea of First Lady Callista Gingrich for a moment, shall we? A first lady whose "cause" would be, I don't know, how to tell real Tiffany's from fake? Lectures on how to move from Mistress to Wife? She's the shining light of Family Values that Murrica is craving.

realmurkin March 20, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Do you really think our country's ready for a first lady who plasters her makeup like a trollop, (you cunt)?

Veritas78 March 20, 2012 at 10:55 pm

Happily, we weren't. Apparently we aren't, again.

(I must say I have much more sympathy for Mrs. McCain.)

An_Outhouse March 20, 2012 at 12:41 pm

Newt's envious of successful people. It isn't pretty.

Doktor StrangeZoom March 20, 2012 at 12:43 pm

If this were The West Wing, we'd see Michelle glowering at the TV screen as the aide apologizes, then she'd turn to Barack, toss off a comment combining disdain for political necessity and a raunchy innuendo, and then they'd cut to commercial.

Chick-Fil-Atheist™ March 20, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Hold on. This isn't a roast, nor is it the Correspondent's Dinner. de Niro really should call this one back, because this is the presidency. They can be fun-loving and light on snark, but I agree that race should not be part of the esprit.

I mean, hell. Barry said so in his "A More Perfect Union" speech.

Lascauxcaveman March 20, 2012 at 12:54 pm

Eh, context matters. This was a joke, by a well-known mouthy celebrity, at a partisan fundraiser for Pete's Sake.

Chick-Fil-Atheist™ March 20, 2012 at 1:02 pm

I guess we'll have to ATD, because you're right in the context, and right in the partisanship… yet I feel that it still links back to an incumbent Presidency.

Mind you, I also feel sad that white America sit at the edge of their seats every night, brooding, tense… they're waiting for this black man to show off his blackness. They hated knowing Stevie Wonder and EW&F played parties in the White House. They want him to play any race card sooo badly, so they can finally point out how much of a "nigra" he is, in spite of his whiteness.

And I'll assure you, that makes me waaaay sadder than de Niro's snark… but it isn't part of the Rachel Maddow roundtable discussion.

Lascauxcaveman March 20, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Try to cheer up and just borrow a little religion from Voltaire:

"I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: 'O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous.' And God granted it."

Chick-Fil-Atheist™ March 20, 2012 at 2:11 pm

You work miracles, Lascaux. I am spry once more.

elburritodeluxe March 20, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Race War! Race War! It's on! The shit is on!

Pop_Socket March 20, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Having won the War Against Women, Republicans move on to the War On Humor.

Nesnora March 20, 2012 at 12:48 pm

In Gingrich land you are only divided by the moist cleft in his monstrous pale ass— one cheek suffocates facts while the other oppresses history.

Chet Kincaid March 20, 2012 at 1:57 pm

That is the H.P. Lovecraft of comments!!

Urban_Achiever March 20, 2012 at 12:54 pm

Robert DeNiro–while you're at it, go ahead and apologize to Bristol as well. I'm sure you've offended her in some way that she has yet to blog about.

Guppy March 20, 2012 at 12:59 pm

De Niro is sorry that conservatives made him call those white bitches white, just like conservatives do all the time.

Chet Kincaid March 20, 2012 at 1:27 pm

As is well-known, Bobby is not even ready for a white first lady in the De Niro household, so he just assumed most Americans share his values. I'm surprised the FLOTUS didn't have to slap his face herself.

Deportably_Jose March 20, 2012 at 1:28 pm

After condemning DeNiro as “rich enough he probably doesn’t notice the price of gasoline,” and “successful enough he probably doesn’t notice the unemployment rate,” Gingrich continued to express outrage over the line.

To be fair, Gingrich is also rich enough that he doesn't notice the price of gasoline, and has never done honest work a day in his life, so probably isn't affected by unemployment either.

And he's hoping that voters are racist enough that they don't notice that gas prices were just as high in 2008 and Gingrich's plan to piss off every muslim on the planet will drive them higher, and angry enough about the fact that there's a Nigra in the White House that they don't notice that employment's been going up steadily for months.

Bezoar March 20, 2012 at 1:29 pm

It's the attack of the imaginaries I think he has to fear.

Wonderthing March 20, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Yep. Tightass whities will rule. If you let them.

owhatever March 20, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Sorry, Newt, but the President is busy calling Brisket Palin today to say sorry, sorry about something. You have to get in line. How about we send Joe Pesci and his baseball bat to see you instead?

Steverino247 March 20, 2012 at 1:41 pm

And if Obama apologizes, the right will bitch about how Obama is always apologizing.

And I loved that "go get your fucking shine box" comment!

Chet Kincaid March 20, 2012 at 1:42 pm

I don't recall anyone demanding that the Republican presidential candidates apologize for Rush's slutgate.

Deportably_Jose March 20, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Funny how when I did a google for "is america ready for a black first lady", I came back with several dozen columns in major news outlets from late 2008. There's basically no way that that's what De Niro was making a joke about, though, right? It must really be that he's reverse-racist.

Chet Kincaid March 20, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Beat me by a minute! Yeah, that's the butt of the joke.

Bezoar March 20, 2012 at 2:06 pm

And it's funny! I mean, it is if you have a sense of humor, history, and proportion.

swell65 March 20, 2012 at 10:03 pm

Robert DeNiro doesn't care about white people.

Bezoar March 20, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Today, we are all Robert DeNiro.

Chet Kincaid March 20, 2012 at 1:43 pm

It was a clumsy joke, but a meta-joke, that actually poked fun at wingnut attitudes. So of course, Obama must apologize!

Deportably_Jose March 20, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Honestly, I don't even see why Gingrich or Romney should be offended. After all, it's pretty obvious that they're both black themselves.

(I bet you all forgot that guy exists didn't you? You're welcome, Wonkeratti)

Chet Kincaid March 20, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Oh Jesus, not that clown again. Listen, the only way to stop his stream of idiotic videos is to talk the Obama Girl into fucking him.

BarackMyWorld March 20, 2012 at 1:46 pm

We've now entered the part of the campaign where candidates will complain about any little thing just in hopes something will stick. Or as Fox News calls it: Tuesday.

barto March 20, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Well, as Obama would say, "Where da white wimmin at?"

Joey_Blau March 20, 2012 at 3:14 pm

bah… better: "we appologise that Newt is a grasping pretentious boor."

The_Trainman March 20, 2012 at 3:37 pm

Yo, Bobby! (thumbs up)

glamourdammerung March 20, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Not sure who I am more annoyed by, these morons for manufacturing yet another poutrage or the FLOTUS staffer that apologized to the lunatics.

crybabyboehner March 20, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Newt "Numbnuts" Gingrich, meet Travis Bickle.

neiltheblaze March 20, 2012 at 7:41 pm

Ridiculous. He didn't call Callista a home wrecking Tiffany skank or anything.

rocktonsam March 20, 2012 at 8:55 pm

that was pretty cool when De Niro and Pesci went on SNL and beat up Colin Quinn and that pothead guy.

valthemus March 20, 2012 at 10:28 pm

First Bill Maher, now Rober DeNiro… When will this shameful, foul, unholy, disgusting, dreadful, impious, nasty, evil, mean-spirited, misogynistic, distasteful, RNC devised, Rupert Murdoch funded, callous, wicked, simply not very nice Liberal War Against Women end?!?

Negropolis March 21, 2012 at 3:06 am

Good ironic snark, Bobby. Really.

ttommyunger March 21, 2012 at 8:46 am

Having split my share of Dark Oak myself over the years, I can only say, Huzza, Sir! As they say in the South: "I thought I was fucking all these years until I saw a couple of them fucking."

EmileZoloft March 21, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Stupid as it is to demand an apology for that, Newt's at least right in demanding it from Obama, because can you imagine asking Robert DeNiro to apologize to you?

soeoho March 23, 2012 at 10:39 am

Da weft hand doesn't know what the white hand is doin'

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