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Hire a comedian to speak at your conference and not do any research on his brand of humor? Great idea.
An Obama impersonator hired as entertainment at the Republican Leadership Conference, after a joke about Obama’s racial makeup (“only celebrate half of black history month” and “my mother loved a black man and she wasn’t a Kardashian”), started in on some Republicans, which culminated in him getting the hook:
A Barack Obama impersonator was ushered off the stage after he mocked the GOP presidential hopefuls Saturday at the Republican Leadership Conference.
Impersonator Reggie Brown drew raucous applause when he projected lewd photos of Rep. Anthony Weiner, the Democrat who just resigned over his sexually charged online dalliances.
Brown later played up the mass exodus of advisers to candidate Newt Gingrich’s campaign and said Gingrich’s supporters “are dropping faster than Anthony Weiner’s pants.”
The audience grew more uncomfortable when Brown took a shot at former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, saying Pawlenty missed the conference because “he’s having his foot surgically removed from his mouth.”
“Don’t worry: it’s covered under Obamneycare. Along with spinal transplants,” Brown said.
Brown joked about Milt Romney’s Mormon faith and about polygamy, and Rep. Michele Bachmann’s tea party support. Organizers then cut off Brown’s microphone and turned on music. He was shown off the stage.
The guy basically did the same act in Guam for the USO. Did the Republicans who hired him not look at any of his videos that are quite easy to find? Did they not also know the comedian is an Obama fan? Hey GOP organizers, next time do your research and make sure to hire a CINO (Comedian in Name Only).
As for the jokes, I didn’t think they were all that bad (hey, maybe that’s why I never get invited to speak at Republican conferences), but it would have been funnier if the impersonator had mock teleprompters and maybe somebody to run out and “glitter” him during the routine. Well, the latter did happen, in a way.
If the person giving “Obama” the hook would have come back onstage and said “that was my impression of election day next year” the evening would have been complete:
(h/t Free Republic)