Kelly: Hey, Gabe
Gabe: hey kelly
Kelly: Are you having a good day?
Gabe: it’s OK, to be honest
Gabe: like, I’ve had better days in my life
Gabe: but I don’t want to worry you with all that, Kelly
Kelly: Well, ok. If you ever need to talk about anything, though — any time you’re not having the best day of your life. I’m here.
Kelly: I am currently having the best day of my life.
Gabe: oh good
Kelly: But speaking of people who are not
Gabe: uh huh
Gabe: this is all very organic
Gabe: this line of conversation
Kelly: I’m taking conversation classes at UCB
Gabe: d) it was written
Kelly: Robert DeNiro said a joke at an Obama campaign event he was hosting with Michelle Obama and Newt Gingrich is NOT happy about it.
Gabe: oh no! is newt gingrich ok?!
Gabe: OK

Kelly: “Callista Gingrich. Karen Santorum. Ann Romney. Now do you really think our country is ready for a white First Lady?”
Kelly: Please. And you ask “Is Newt Gingrich ok.”
Gabe: that’s actually a pretty decent joke considering who told it and where
Gabe: good work, Bruce Villanch I’m Assuming
Kelly: hahah
Kelly: As always, good work Bruce Villanch.
Kelly: Certainly not the worst joke I’ve ever heard, but now Newt Gingrich is demanding an apology
Kelly: from OBAMA?
Kelly: About the joke
Gabe: cool
Gabe: did he do it?
Gabe: did obama apologize to newt gingrich for robert deniro’s joke?
Kelly: Obama called him immediately and apologized and also apologized for New Year’s Eve
Gabe: the movie?
Kelly: Yeah
Gabe: but will Obama’s apology for New Year’s Eve be enough to win him re-election?
Kelly: Well we’ll see if he EVER apologizes for Little Fockers
Gabe: what was newt gingrich even mad about?
Gabe: “with comments like these, we’ll never get a moon base”
Kelly: Hahah I don’t even know why he is mad, really. I just tried to look at the quote again because I thought maybe he did have a point but I forgot
Kelly: But basically his point is
Kelly: That the country IS ready for a new first lady?
Gabe: hahahhaa
Gabe: oh, that’s a good point
Kelly: Very good point and I am now more offended by the comment than I even was before
Kelly: But yeah he said, “I think the country is ready for a new first lady and he doesn’t have to describe it in racial terms.”
Kelly: Soooooooo

Gabe: robert deniro’s joke was just really insensitive
Gabe: because if there’s one thing white people have never gotten
Gabe: it’s a decent shake
Gabe: so why tease them?
Kelly: Right. Political life is hard enough for white people without famous actors ridiculing their hardships.
Gabe: it’s still very confusing
Gabe: like, what….just what?
Gabe: i mean, what does he think this joke that no one even heard because we weren’t there
Gabe: what does he think it does to anything?
Gabe: has this changed the election?
Gabe: also, it is some pretty racist shit to claim reverse racism
Kelly: Yes, that is never not racist shit
Kelly: But yeah, it’s all very confusing. I can’t really figure out what Newt Gingrich’s point is, but it seems like
Kelly: Ever since Obama called Sandra Fluke on the phone
Kelly: Every time something happens
Kelly: Someone is like
Kelly: “Well why doesn’t Obama call ME on the phone”
Kelly: As if that is a very good campaign strategy
Kelly: And maybe on election day we’ll all find out that asking Obama to call people on the phone and apologize for various jokes about republicans really did win the election for somebody
Kelly: But, Gabe, I have to tell you
Kelly: That I’m not so sure
Gabe: i definitely feel like Obama should just apologize
Gabe: because he’s black and we’re white
Gabe: so, i feel like somehow, i mean, it’s his fault
Gabe: something is his fault
Kelly: I think you’re probably right on that one
Gabe: Obama 2012: I’m So Sorry
Gabe: i would like for Newt Gingrich to publicly say
Gabe: that if Barack Obama apologizes
Gabe: he will vote for him

Kelly: hahaha
Kelly: If that were the case
Kelly: Would you in turn vote for Newt Gingrich?
Gabe: no
Gabe: he sucks
Kelly: Oh right
Kelly: Well when Newt eventually gets to this convo in his google reader
Kelly: I’ll be interested to hear his decision on your plan
Gabe: i will also be interested to hear his decision on my plan
Gabe: to not vote for him
Gabe: it’s tricky
Gabe: politics
Kelly: Sure
Kelly: Almost as tricky as comedy
Kelly: But each are about knowing your audience
Kelly: And luckily for Newt Gingrich
Kelly: his audience is crazy whites
Gabe: And scene.

Comments (32)
  1. i think the country is ready for a new first lady, too. Mr. President, divorce and quickly remarry. Hey, maybe get something started on the side before you break the news to Michelle. Newt’s totally ok with it.

  2. Newt Gingrich is white???!?!?

  3. What he should have said was, “A mormon? Newt Gingrich? Is America really ready for multiple first ladies?”

    • Great gif. Tip top, that is.

      Also, I understood why Obama’s camp addressed that the joke was inappropriate, but that doesn’t lessen how well a joke fared. Considering that he was lampooning all of the “Is America ready for a BLACK PRESIDENT???” nonsense that went down before Obama was elected and he didn’t ask for an apology, and also that De Niro has quite a thing for black ladies in the first place, it all just really worked. When I heard that De Niro cracked that joke I was like, “Nice! Makes sense to me!”

      And De Niro has already apologized, soooooooo

      That’s why I like this gif.

    • He’s in pain! Can’t you see he is hurting! Quick hand me the rifle and for heavens sakes, look away child! Look away…

  4. Speaking of New Year’s Eve the movie… has anyone dared to watch that holy disaster? They were showing it on a plane when I was traveling recently. It was preceded by a recent episode of The Office that I had not seen, which caused my to literally laugh out loud (lol) several times. Then that abominable trainwreck of a movie started, and after about 4 minutes I actually threw down my headphones in disgust. They lady sitting next to me thought I was insane. But the jokes/acting/everything in that freaking movie were unbearable, and somehow exactly the opposite of The Office. They managed to actually be the exact polar opposite of funny.

    I then preceded to watch Birdemic: Shock and Terror on my laptop instead. At one point I took a break and the lady next to me said: “that looks like the worst movie ever made”. And was all: “you obviously haven’t been watching New Year’s Eve”. Then I said: “BOOM!” and high-fived myself.


  5. This seriously got me so mad I was sputtering last night. Newt Fucking Gingrich demanding an apology- from Obama!- for a joke from Robert DeNiro for dividing the country.

    Newt Motherfucking “Obama Is The Food Stamps President” “Obama Is Motivated By Kenyan Anticolonialism” “Latinos and Blacks Don’t Understand Entrepreneurship” “I Would Tell the NAACP To Demand Paychecks and Not Be Satisfied With Food Stamps” Gingrich.

    Fuck that guy. I want a call from him to apologize for raising my blood pressure.

  6. If Obama is the person responsible for calling people to apologize for bad jokes, then he’s way too busy calling 20 years worth of Jay Leno’s audiences.

  7. Newt Gingrich, Michael Bay says you need to “chill”

  8. a lot of this type of thing is hard for me to read due to the utter lameness of trying to live vicariously through politicians like its some kind of spectator sport. its hard to pay attention to The Politics.

    if you could go back in time to the 90s would you spend more time paying attention to all the details of ross perot, bill clinton and bob dole, etc, just sitting around watching the news and reading the print news “zines” and print newsletters you’d get in the mail (this is before the internet) or would you spend more time savoring some quality time with a bunch of hot babes you knew back when and listen to music and stuff?

  9. Maybe I haven’t had enough coffee, but isn’t the joke supposed to be ironic because Michelle has been the only non-white First Lady ever? Smack me if that’s obvious to everyone but Newt.

  10. I mean I wish Obama would call me too…

  11. Um, De Niro already apologized for it. And Michelle Obama also said the joke was “inappropriate.” So like, it was a pretty bad joke if all three parties did not like it?

  12. Be careful, Newt.

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  14. Whites and Christians are severely underrepresented in Government.

    • Thank you! Finally, someone brave enough to say it! God Bless.

      • My heart goes out to all those white Christians who lack the political power to make their views on abortion and gay marriage known to the wider community.

        Thank goodness Kirk Cameron still provides them with a voice!

        Kirk Cameron for President! Huzzah!

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