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Hillary and de Blasio Share Laugh Over Racist Joke

Hillary and de Blasio Share Laugh Over Racist Joke

What if Republicans had done this?

At an event on Saturday night, Hillary Clinton and New York City mayor Bill de Blasio made a lame attempt at humor which was blatantly racist.

The New York Times chose to call it a “racially charged” joke:

Racially Charged Joke by Hillary Clinton and Bill de Blasio Leaves Some Cringing

In less than three minutes, a comedy routine between Hillary Clinton and Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York managed to cause a storm of controversy over a racially charged joke.

It happened on Saturday night when Mrs. Clinton made a surprise visit to the Inner Circle dinner, an annual black-tie event that brings together the city’s press corps, lobbyists and lawmakers. She strode on stage with Mr. de Blasio and Leslie Odom Jr., the actor who plays Aaron Burr in the hit musical “Hamilton.”

“Thanks for the endorsement, Bill,” Mrs. Clinton said to Mr. de Blasio, a former aide to Mrs. Clinton when she was a senator from New York who nonetheless dallied in supporting her. “Took you long enough.”

“Sorry, Hillary,” Mr. de Blasio said. “I was running on C.P. time,” a reference to the stereotype “Colored People Time” that drew some cringes from the audience.

Mr. Odom, who is black and appeared to be in on the joke, interrupted: “That’s not — I don’t like jokes like that, Bill.”

Mrs. Clinton jumped in. “Cautious politician time. I’ve been there,” she said.

Here’s a video of the incident:

Newsweek decided to spin the event in a different way, suggesting that the two were doing a “parody” of an old racist joke:

Hillary Clinton, Bill de Blasio Parody an Old, Racist Joke

Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio engaged in an awkward back-and-forth at a comedy show put on by journalists in New York City on Saturday.

Appearing onstage together, the two pols exchanged friendly jabs. “Thanks for the endorsement, Bill. Took you long enough,” Clinton said.

“Sorry, Hillary. I was running on CP time,” de Blasio responded. CP Time, or CPT, is short for “Colored People’s Time “—the stereotype that black people are always running late. De Blasio may have been attempting to be self-effacing: New York’s mayor is often criticized for being tardy to press conferences and other events.

“Cautious politician time,” Clinton corrected. “I’ve been there.”

The joke could be interpreted as risqué, given the racial content. But it was made with the friendly participation of African-American actor and Hamilton star Leslie Odom, Jr., and no African American leaders or groups have complained—not to mention the fact that de Blasio’s wife, Chirlane McCray, and their children, are African American—make the joke seem more groan-inducing than controversial.

It must be nice to be a Democrat.

Nothing you say or do is racist, even when it obviously is.

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Comments

…because Democrats couldn’t possibly say anything racist. Ever.

Disgraceful.

buckeyeminuteman | April 12, 2016 at 7:42 am

Nothing ever gets me offended. I think our country has turned into a bunch of cry babies. However, we know the Democrat’s slogan, “Do as we say and not as we do.”

Hillary’s outfit is straight out of Chairman Mao’s closet.

What bothers me is the double standard.

“We are all equal, but some are more equal than others.”

Me personally, I don’t take offense on jokes. They are jokes!
There are jokes about Mexicans, about Jews, about Cubans, about Blacks, about Blondes, about basically every national, cultural, ethnic or racial group.
We joke by playing on the stereotypes. It can be funny. And we are supposed to laugh about it, not get offended. What is absolutely unacceptable, is to allow “some” people to use this kind of joke, and then punish another group for the exact same thing.
But jokes are generally not supposed to cause offense.

You know what IS offensive?

– Telling me that I am too stupid to figure out how to get a driver’s license. That’s offensive!
– Telling my children that because of their ethnicity, the bar will be lowered for them. That’s offensive!
– Taking high levels of crime, looting and rioting as “normal behavior” for a specific group of people, that’s offensive!

And those are not jokes.
Who’s really racist?

legacyrepublican | April 12, 2016 at 7:57 am

Here is something this article is missing. Until I read what “C. P. time” meant, I wouldn’t have known.

Growing up out west as I did, the racially charged language of NYC didn’t exist.

And that is why Cruz’s comments about “New York Values” resonates so well with me.

Those were New York Values on stage last night during NYC’s Clearly Prejudice time.

It’s OK, they had the “token black character” on stage. That makes it legit.

As if “token black character” isn’t, in itself, racist.

Liberals disgust me.

Guess I’m not with “it” because I don’t see how “C.P.” is considered racist. Anyway, that being said, I think it’s time for most people to grow up and stop being offended by words. It’s making our country look ridiculous.

Again with the Mao jacket.

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