President Obama Impersonator Exposes Racism In GOP

06.19.11 7 years ago 29 Comments

The satirical aspect of the joke seems to be lost on Americans these days. Especially among politicians. The GOP have made it their life’s mission out of handpicking candidates of the malapropos variety, even the entertainment they book manages to disrupt their functions.

Reggie Brown has been renown as a President Obama stunt double since the early stages of his presidency and his routine is pretty tongue-in-cheek on all spectrums. Surely, with any political event there’s an excessive review of the material that is to be presented. Maybe there was and the officiating crew didn’t expect the crowd to heckle and haw at the references to Obama’s Kenyan background, the likening to him and Michelle’s possible future as Redd Foxx and Aunt Esther and get overly defensive when Michele Bachmann became a target for jokes. Suggesting that Mitt Romney was the direct inspiration for HBO’s Big Love crashed and burned all the same, ironically just as Brown seemed like he was getting warmed up on his right-wing assault.

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 opened his routine with jokes about Obama’s biography as the son a mother from Kansas and a father from Kenya.
‘My mother loved a black man and, no, she was not a Kardashian,’ the actor said, referencing the reality television family.
Brown also joked about rumours of the president’s birthplace. Obama was born in Hawaii – ‘or as the tea partyers call it, Kenya,’ he said.

Brown then made a joke about Mr Romney’s Mormon faith and polygamy, as well as Michele Bachmann’s tea party support.
Organisers then cut off then microphone and turned music on. [National Journal]

Plenty of headlines around the country are recklessly reporting that Brown’s set was cut due to the racial bits of his act. That’s definitely not the case, as evidenced from the clip below. His act went for nearly twenty minutes and most of the jabs at his portrayed self were near the beginning. For argument’s sake, the downslide begins around the 14-minute mark but the entire routine is pretty entertaining for it gives a balanced and almost accurate depiction of the President in such a situation.

When addressing the GOP, [the real] Obama takes his failures in stride and finds the humor in it. Did they expect [the fake] Obama to completely lampoon himself all together? Since he is the commander-in-chief, they usually play along to the account in the presidential addresses. In this instance, they were supposed to have to all the control and they lost it…and couldn’t handle it.

These kind of situations make you wonder just how powerful Herman Cain Michael Steele is in comparison to his beliefs.

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