Michelle 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.’”