Sunday, June 19, 2011

They Can Dish It Out, But They Can't Take It

The powers that be at the Republican Leadership Conference thought it would be a great idea to hire Reggie Brown, an Obama impersonator, so everyone could have a good laugh at the expense of the President. I have no problem with that, and actually Brown does a really good job at impersonating President Obama and his self-depricating humor. And Brown knew the audience he was performing for, throwing in a couple of racially tinged jokes for good measure, which the Republican audience ate up. Things like only celebrating half of Black History Month or depicting the premature aging that presidents experience by putting up a picture fictional character Fred Sanford.

Then things took an interesting turn. Brown challenged the audience when referencing and mocking the current crop of GOP candidates for 2012. And as you'd expect, they couldn't take it. He was ushered off the stage.

You can watch a longer version of the performance here, before Brown was escorted off the stage, where he makes fun of George W. Bush, and shows what George Washington looks like today (photo of Barbara Bush in colonial garb).

Did they learn nothing after inviting Stephen Colbert to the White House Correspondents' Dinner a few years back?

UPDATE (5:40pm): GottaLaff has provided the full, unedited C-SPAN video of Brown's act.

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