Many in the media, including TPM and , are calling the jokes in this video racist or in the case of WaPo, off-color. I guess if you think the TV show Sanford and Son was racist or off-color then you’d be right.
Maybe the jokes by Reggie Brown, who was hired by the Republican Leadership Conference, weren’t that funny and maybe the audience, who must have thought that he was the love child of Bret Butler and Bill Cosby, was high on nitrous oxide. But that don’t make them racists; that just makes them drug addicts.
Brown pulled few punches when taking aim at the GOP field either. He suggested front-runner Mitt Romney, a Mormon, had multiple wives. Tim Pawlenty‘s absence, Brown said, came because the former Minnesota governor was undergoing a medical procedure to remove his foot from his mouth, and one to implant a new spine. Newt Gingrich‘s “consultants are dropping faster than Anthony Weiner’s pants in an AOL chat room,” he said.
Meanwhile, CNN’s John King gave Pawlenty the opportunity to take a swing at Romney’s health care plan that was “softer than Barney Frank’s backside,” Brown joked.
An uneasy mixture of laughter and groans gave way to boos when Brown began insulting Republican candidates. When he began taking aim at Rep. Michele Bachmann, event organizers cut his microphone and brought up music; a Louisiana Republican Party official came on stage to escort him off, apparently well before Brown’s set was complete.
UPDATE: We found part 2 on barelyobama’s YouTube channel and it’s kind of funny.
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