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Monday, June 20, 2011

Well, You Have To Draw The Line Somewhere

June 20th, 2011

A not-so-funny thing happened in New Orleans this weekend at the Republican Leadership Conference. One of the invited speakers was FOX-favorite and Obama Impersonator Reggie Brown.

From Politico:
"A comedian impersonating President Obama made racially tinged jokes Saturday at the Republican Leadership Conference before being pulled off the stage by an event organizer."

Here's what I found interesting:
"As Brown was preparing to make a Michele Bachmann joke, one of the conference’s officials came out to the lectern and told the comedian to leave the stage."

There is the appearance that Brown's act only became an issue for the organizers after he had moved on from racially based remarks about the President to roasting the Republican field. Others have noticed.

From Mediaite:
"On Reliable Sources, Howard Kurtz asked his panel whether it was a big deal that a President Obama impersonator, Reggie Brown, spoke at the Republican Leadership Conference where he received laughs for his racially-sensitive jokes about the President, but was yanked off stage once he turned his attention to the Republican presidential nominees."

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