Saturday, April 16, 2016

244.6 - Special Clown Award: Hillary Clinton and Bill de Blasio

Special Clown Award: Hillary Clinton and Bill de Blasio

We're going to follow that up with a special edition Clown Award because I couldn't let this one slip by. The award is for sheer tone-deaf bone-headedness and it goes to Hillary Clinton and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and if you know what I'm talking about, you know why.

But just in case you don't, this is the deal: On Saturday, April 9, Clinton and de Blasio took part in a skit as part of the Inner Circle dinner, an annual NY entertainment show for local politicians, reporters, and other insiders - and just parenthetically, that very phrase, "politicians, reporters, and other insiders," tells you a great deal about why our political media coverage is so dismal - but anyway, they took part in this skit.

First, Hill and Bill: don't quit the day jobs.

But the real point is that the skit has her saying to him "Thanks for the endorsement. It took you long enough." To which he responds, "Sorry, Hillary. I was running on CP time."

Hillary Clinton / Bill de Blasio
"CP time" stands for "colored people time" and it is based on the racist idea that African-Americans are perpetually late for events because they are too slow or lazy to get there on time.

Some gasps from the audience and someone shouting "No!" were clearly audible on the NBC video of the event. The third person on stage, actor Leslie Odom, Jr., said "I don't like jokes like that," prompting Clinton to say "Cautious politician time," which was apparently intended to be the scripted punch line that saved the skit.

It didn't.

It was crude, racially-insensitive at best, and stunning in its, yes, tone-deaf bone-headedness. I can only imagine the level of outraged cries of "racism" her supporters would be mounting if the same thing had been done by Bernie Sanders.

I am sure than neither Hillary Clinton nor Bill de Blasio are racist - but I am equally sure that at that moment they were both total bozos.

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