HRH Sir Piers Morgan of the Shire had amoral chocolate-sucking anus Newt Gingrich on his television show last night to discuss, among other things, Robert De Niro’s very controversial joke from an Obama fundraiser the other night: “Callista Gingrich. Karen Santorum. Ann Romney. Now do you really think our country is ready for a white first lady?” BOO! TAXI DRIVER/RAGING BULL NEVER HAPPENED. Or perhaps it was not a controversial joke at all, as noted communist Ann Coulter has been trying to explain. But fathead still hadn’t been able to figure it out, and needed a banal cable news host to explain it to him.
“If it had been a conservative talk radio show host,” Gingrich attempted to explain, “who said exactly the same thing but reversed the racial reference, the left would have exploded with rage.” The lobsterback — what is with our gratuitous name-calling of Piers Morgan, anyway? Whatever — the dirty lobsterback then told Gingrich, that, well, “Is our country ready for a black first lady”/”Is our country ready for a black President” were pretty common pundit lines from 2008, and white people have not been the more oppressed race in American history, so it’s not really an offensive joke to white people, and the joke can’t be “reversed.” Newt laughs and laughs! Because he understands it and is pretending otherwise.