WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert De Niro says he meant no offense when he joked at a presidential fundraiser featuring Michelle Obama that America might not be ready for a white first lady.

“My remarks, although spoken with satirical jest, were not meant to offend or embarrass anyone — especially the first lady,” De Niro said in a statement.

The joke drew criticism Tuesday from Newt Gingrich, who said the racial reference to the Republican candidates’ wives was “inexcusable” and demanded an apology from President Barack Obama.

The White House referred questions to Obama’s re-election campaign. Mrs. Obama’s campaign spokeswoman Olivia Alair called the joke “inappropriate” but declined further comment.

The tough-talking star of “Taxi Driver,” ”Raging Bull,” ”Casino,” and “Meet the Parents” was host of the re-election fundraiser Monday night in New York. He opened by listing the wives of Republicans running for president.

“Callista Gingrich. Karen Santorum. Ann Romney,” De Niro said. “Now do you really think our country is ready for a white first lady?”

The crowd of big-dollar donors waiting to hear from the nation’s first black first lady roared in approval, and De Niro finished: “Too soon, right?”

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Comments (195)
  1. fatbob says:

    oh i am sorry i am just kidding

    1. Herb Morehead says:

      Like I said. You weren’t even joking.

      1. Jon Carry says:

        You got played, Herb Morehead. But I doubt you are smart enough to see it.

      2. doug says:

        Herb, Herb Herb,

        please get off your ‘high’ horse which we all have named “Hypocrisy/

      3. Rupert Pupkin says:

        Herb Moreheaduptheassofobama,


      4. dc says:

        Bob is a victim of his bad editing, I’m sure he was just trying to make a point and not making that statement himself.

        This is how I believe he meant it to look:

        Lets say the same thing about Michelle: “We do not need 4 more years of a black first lady” and see what happens.

      5. meez says:

        I think Moochella is a piece of trash, and no, I’m not joking. She, and her excuse for a husband, are horrible, terrible people who have lied and deceived the American people. 2012 = ABO = ANYBODY but Obama.

      6. Guest says:

        I think Herb has been smoking a little herb…

    2. John Patrick Ryan says:

      Suggest you ignore “Snorehead’s” comments. He’s a typically unattractive fixture that’s often observed in the Left’s disintegrating “House of Cards.” LIke many among the “Progressive” Left , “Snorehead” is a defective “heat-seeking missile” that knee-jerks its way to every alleged instance of racism without the benefit of any clear supporting evidence whatsoever.

      1. YES WE CON! YES WE CON! says:

        Amother 6 letter word for Felony… BARACK!

  2. Steve says:

    Please watch the entire video….it is ALMOST unbelievable!


    1. Herb Morehead says:

      Nope. It was totaly unbelievable.

      1. Jack Ryan says:

        Didn’t watch it did ya Herbie?

      2. V.L. says:

        I disagree, if you listen to and understand the Democrat’s ideas about the role of our government, this is totally believable

    2. Philo says:

      What bill is he referencing? I checked his references to HR3590 (http://democrats.senate.gov/pdfs/reform/patient-protection-affordable-care-act-as-passed.pdf) and I couldn’t find any correlations. Please post the bill number he is referring to or it IS unbelievable.

    3. Bobby Liguori says:

      I watched it,it’s diabolical

  3. Judith Cook says:

    I am a Conservative woman, & I am NOT SURPRISED @ using the wives names to be doing the name calling, instead of the men, is a dirty dog trick, to me. & this guy was 1 of my favosite actors.

  4. Herb Morehead says:

    What name calling? Who got called what name?

    1. SailFishMan says:

      Name calling in the sense of saying that a White woman can’t do the job of a black woman…or that the country isn’t ready for it.

      Now, with that said herb, Bill Maher calls women cu@t, who@s and other nasty things…the media says nothing, obama refuses to give back the $1 million he took from that vile person, then has the administration play the race card by saying those who oppose him are racists, those who don’t vote for him are racists etc etc etc

      The liberals and the media paint the Tea Party as racists, yet can’t come up with a single instance of racist attitudes, but when the Tea Party shows the liberals to be racists, the liberals and the media then say no, it’s the Republicans and/or the Tea Party that are racists…even though the democrats started the KKK, enacted the Jim Crow laws, fought against segregation, fought against freeing the slaves etc etc etc. As the saying goes, you only love the one(s) who hurt you the most…so tell me herb, who do you love?

  5. gayle says:

    Wait a minute: he not only owed an apology to the First Lady, he first owed it to the three white wives of opposition candidates each of whom he mentioned by name.

    I didn’t hear his apology to them.

    DeNiro, you are no longer a paisan, you bigot. Dumb, too.

    1. 44094 says:

      DeNiros large ass black wife told him what to say.

      1. jemima says:

        You got that right . he love black ards

  6. Daniel Villarreal says:

    De Niro = irrelevant has-been. Lost his looks, lost his talent, lost his mind now all he’s got is bitterness and lots of cash and lots of time to spend on making stupid comments.

    These communists love Obama and his ugly wife because they have enough money they don’t have to live in the real world like the rest of us who have to deal with high gas prices and high food costs. They pretend they are for the average person, but these people live like kings, better than most kings in history. They are completely and totally out of touch with reality.

    1. Daniel Raidt says:

      Daniel, Insults just add fodder to the libs the comment about the Obaminators wife is uncalled for.

      1. Daniel Villarreal says:

        If it’s true, no sense hiding it. You think kowtowing to them is going to make them nicer?

  7. charles Martel says:

    You will never be forgiven for even being there and in support of this disgraceful Administration. I no longer admire you Bob, you are a disgrace to the America our forefathers fought and died for. go away

    1. LightenUpAmerica says:

      Give it a rest. THis will be forgotten next week. Conservatives sure have a thin skin these days…..I thought you people were anti-Political correctness?? Make up your damn mind already….

  8. swing voter says:

    Actors should not open their freaking mouths unless they have a script…most are dumb as a rock and confuse the wealth they have with being smart!

  9. Kaz says:

    If only the real life Travis Bickle could take care of DeNiro

  10. Billd says:

    Robert De Niro

    Add that name to your list of ignorant left leaning celebrities.
    I will never watch any movie or program he is in.

    1. jemima says:

      Count me in. Deniro love to … black as..***a married to an ugly nasty one . No more movies from this lib. I refused to patronized him so he can maintain a grand lifestyle of his mama.

  11. Daniel Raidt says:

    Bobby Bobby you are one of my hero’s, What you said was out of line, Very disappointed in your backing the Obamanator. I thought you cared for the little people.

  12. Mark Carlton says:

    For once, I find myself in agreement with De Niro. He is, in fact, sorry.

  13. Rupert Pupkin says:

    A non apology apology warrants a non acceptance acceptance.

    1. Linda says:

      Good one! Sounds like he was more concerned that he may have offended the queen… or her image…

  14. Big Bear says:

    No reason for De Niro to apologize. He won’t, after all, get blacklisted for bashing White people.

  15. Robert says:

    Quit whining you Republican tools and take a joke. He was satirizing what white guys like you have been saying about Blacks for 200 years. It’s too soon for blacks to vote, too soon to be in the army, to soon to be President. Lighten up and enjoy life.and don’t be a slave to your biases.

    1. JustAGuy says:

      Robert, you are a confused individual. It was Republicans that made sure the Voting Rights Act was passed while Democrats voted against it.

    2. Rupert Pupkin says:

      Well apparently the White House didn’t think it was too funny either, so it looks like the White House agrees with us Republican tools on this one. Wha choo thin about that mang?

      1. JustAGuy says:

        Naaa, I bet Barack and Michelle had a laugh about that one. But it’s election season, so Obama was forced to distance himself from the comment. Notice how timid the White House’s response was.

        Besides, the crowd of rich Democrats loved the comment!

      2. PK says:

        Hey Rupert, you know your name comes from a De Niro character, right? It’s from the King of Comedy.

    3. doug says:

      Lighten up? What and watch the country go further and faster down the tubes?

      You lighten up. None of my relatives or my relatives relatives owned slaves, so assuage your own ‘white guilt’ and keep your nose firmly implanted up Obama’s rectum.

    4. TiminPhx says:

      LOL, where to start? Ever hear of Lincoln? Ever hear of how the Democrats in the South treated blacks? Ever here of how Ike sent federal troops to Little Rock?

      Of course not, because you are a Leftist and have no clue beyond your bumper sticker “knowledge” of issues.

      De Niro is similar to many a great actor. He’s an empty vessel which can be “filled” with the role he is playing. In other words, dummies often make great actors and thus will almost always be a Left Winger.

      1. bnfl0028 says:

        Mitt Romney is going to hire Micheal to be his maid, Oh i should not say that about a black woman. But i did !!!! And i am not sorry

    5. PDXPatriot says:

      Robert – it was (and still is) Democrats who tried to limit the rights of blacks to ensure the voting block; that’s right, by limiting their rights the Dems are able to make an argument that all will be good so long as they vote Democrat. History clearly indicates that the Civil RIghts legislation, etc. was passed BECAUSE of Republicans not in spite of… And lest you forget, Abraham Lincoln, the Great Emancipator, was a Republican. Now who is the TOOL? Hell you need to look no further than Sharpton, Jackson, et. al., (aka – the race-baiting reverends) to understand that there is no end to what those idiots and those who are beholden to them (the entire Democratic machine) will do to keep the nanny state going simply to ensure their power.

      1. Scott says:

        People should read David Barton’s book, Setting The Record Straight:American History in Black and White. People would learn a lot about which party fought for black civil rights. THE REPUBLICANS. Also read Star Parker’s Uncle Sam’s Plantation which supports your comment “to keep the nanny state going to simply ensure their power”. Another good book just published, Anthony Bradley’s Black and Tired, about how blacks are tired of being used. Lastly Deneen Borelli’s new book Blacklash. These are all very smart black people painting a very different picture then the one the Sharptons and Jacksons would like us all to believe.

    6. I see you... says:

      It looks like it’s too soon to spell, too!

    7. Dave says:

      There are just too many people who still can’t deal with having a black President…..then spew hateful remarks at every turn……don’t worry Dems, it’s the same as 1996….4 years of hate towards Clinton from the left, led by conservative talk radio and TV, then the best the Republicans could come up with was BOB DOLE???? Now the best they can come up with is MITT ROMNEY……nice try but it isn’t going to work this time either.

    8. JH says:

      Robert may have a point and may be correct about what DeNiro said what he said. But, the fact is that when the right is accused of racism just for opposing President Obama’s policies, it is not surprising that people will not jump on any comment, even joking or satirical, that, on it’s face is racist against whites or that absolutely could not be said in jest or satire about a group of black women. It was a dumb and offensive thing to say, and I agree with those who say the apology is really owed to the potential white first ladies. The fact that DeNiro didn’t apologize to them means he’s not upset at all that he insulted them because of their race. And I don’t care that he’s white. No excuse.

    9. Guest says:

      Robert has sand in his vagina too, just like spelger…

  16. doug says:

    Join my boycott of ALL stupid Hollywood movies and the actors. If we ‘band’ together at least we could make an impact. Imagine if 30-40% of the people in the US who are conservative ALL stopped going to the stupid moview, paying the stupid actors an INSANE amount of money…! That would have an impact.

    1. Al says:

      I’m in. If there ever is a movie with one of these turds in it that you want to see, just buy a ticket for a movie starting about the same time then go to the one you want. Once past the ticket taker they don’t make sure which movie you actuall walk into.

    2. Joy says:

      Yep–my list of never-again-to-watch-or listen to (not completed yet) includes: Robert de Niro, Angela Bassett, Ben Stiler, Samuel Jackson, Danny Glover, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Angelina Jolie, Tom Hanks, Morgan Freeman, Beyonce, Barbara Streisand, Angelica Huston….(I have destroyed all videos, CDs, DVDs, etc.–just cleaning house.

      Please feel free to add to the list…

      1. Doub says:

        Joy good for you. Most movies today suck anyway. READ a book is my motto. Just to throw out a fun suggestion: The Complete Works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes!!!

  17. MrsK says:

    Shove it up your pie hole Bob. You’re now even more irrelevant.

  18. Bob says:

    Here is another asshat actor that has lost half of his audience due to his politics.

  19. Al says:

    Why do these actors think their opinion matters to the real world? They live in their own make believe world with all their awards shows trying to prove how relevant they are. Thanks for being an actor I won’t pay to see ever again.

    1. Al says:

      By the way, if there ever is a movie with one of these turds in it that you want to see, just buy a ticket for a movie starting about the same time then go to the one you want. Once past the ticket taker they don’t make sure which movie you actuall walk into.

  20. Mike M says:

    I agree it would only be appropriate for the President to phone the three white women mentioned who were insulted and are not ready to be First Lady and tell them how proud their husbands must be of them.

  21. Cara says:

    Stop the world. Let’s push him off.

  22. doug says:

    Just a tax note for those who think the country is ‘doing just fine’ under Obama. If the Federal government TAXED every American EVERY cent they earned it would take over 2 years for the deficit to be paid off. The government will spend 75% of ALL GDP this year!!! TAX actors, 90% of their sorry ass income

    1. Barack says:

      Since you wingnuts like to pose government in terms of family finances, how long would it take the average american to pay off their homes if every penny they earned was applied to the mortgage?

      Bet the average would be much higher than two years…

      1. Doub says:

        That has nothing to do with anything Barack….that is unless your neighbor is Tony Rezko then you get your property at a below market cost. Plus you can get your education paid for by the parents of the Weather Underground a&&hat Bill Ayer’s parents. “Bill Ayers is just a neighbor my ass” YOU LIE

      2. Doug says:

        If the government didn’t take 49% of my total income I’d have had my house paid off by now.

  23. Steve says:

    White or black first lady is OK by me (as long as the latter is not married to Barak Obama).

  24. Nina says:

    Apology accepted. Robert DeNiro is not a bigot (just a Democrat).

    Anyway, GO MITT!

  25. bnfl0028 says:

    He needs to apologize to the people he hurt !! White woman

  26. Clark Griswold says:

    herb, I bet you give as good as you receive…

  27. bnchy says:

    What is he apologizing for??? I’m a Conservative and though that was very funny. He didn’t make a vile comment about a specific person or group like Bill Maher does on a regular basis. .It’s a JOKE people, does anyone have a sense of humor any more???

    1. Ann says:

      Exactly! I don’t think most people here, OR Gringrich understood the joke.

    2. john says:

      I agree! It’s scary how in the name of political correctness, we have lost our sense of humor and our right to make JOKES. It is absurd. Free speech is dead in America.

      1. Doug says:

        Tell that to Rush Limbaugh, and the other cowboy hat wearing radio jockey

  28. Ann says:

    Good Grief people it wasn’t even aimed at the GOP FLOTUS candidates. It was a comment of what was said when Obama was running. If anyone should have been offended it could have been Michelle.

    I don’t think Gringrich even understood the joke!

  29. john says:

    Give the guy a break. Most of his girlfriends have been black. It was an honest blunder based on his well-established lifestyle and racial prerences in females.

  30. JS says:

    “…especially the first lady.” He was focusing on the first lady and not the wives of the candidates. Backhanded apology? What an ass.

    and why does THE BIG MOOCH have a campaign spokesperson?

  31. Uncle Omar Onyango Obama says:

    You’re sorry you got caught…

  32. Bob Huntsman says:

    Although I concur with the sentiment that there is an obvious double standard with regard to wh0 can say what, in this case, I am disappointed that so many posters here or so offended (or pretend to be). Compared to truly disgusting and vitriolic comments, this is rather a soft comment that I doubt seriously offended anyone. Every time we call “wolf” it distracts from reallly offensive speech.

    How many here would like to apologize for every dumb thing they have said when trying to be funny?

    I would prefer a country where people can speak more freely and if they slip up like this once in awhile so be it. His remarks speak for themselves, do they not?

    In other words — lighten up, please.

    1. bnfl0028 says:

      You have to be a liberal!!!!! Kiss my A&&

    2. Blago needs company in there says:


      Liberals shoved this “politically correct” behavior- and speech-control BS down our throats. So, let these same hypocrites be held to their own standards.

      They can’t. They’re hypocrites. Once you admitted there was an obvious double-standard, you rendered the rest of your post moot.

  33. bnfl0028 says:

    Micheal you look like a gorilla, Oh i am sorry

  34. Duude says:

    What’s really sorry is his latest movie

  35. Joy says:

    Steve – the video you posted (http://www.youtube.com/watch_p) has been removed by youtube–could have been an error in the address OR could have been the policy of Google–since Google now owns youtube. Since Google took over youtube, Google blatantly and in-your-face WILL NOT and DOES NOT allow anything negative about Obama. JUST ONE EXAMPLE: After the 17-minute video of our dear leader–with Tom Hanks doing the narrative (…’Obama not blaming anyone for his ‘difficult’ road)–After it was played–Google/youtube REFUSED TO POST ANY NEGATIVE COMMENTS. Have not checked the video and comments lately–but users were complaining in droves that their comments were not being posted only because they chose to give negative comments.

  36. alfogue says:

    Another gutless wonder amongst a long list in Hollywood. First they open their mouth and later apologizes after their manager reminds them about their popularity that is already going downhill.

  37. armondo stiletto says:

    it’s ALWAYS about race with the left, I don’t get it

  38. rc#1 says:

    hey robert, go make another dud movie,you sold out a long time ago.go join the other limo libels.

  39. PK says:

    Hey Rupert, you know your name comes from a De Niro character, right? It’s from the King of Comedy.

  40. Blago needs company in there says:

    Great, Robert.

    Now if you would kindly apologize for being “politically involved” as a useful-idiot liberal shill hypocrite who props up the ruling-class leftist egomaniacs, anti-constitutional totalitarian leftist whack-jobs who are quite literally destroying our liberties and destroying what was once a great country of mostly happy hard-working independent people.

    Liberals do nothing but cause damage and misery. Apologize for that, “Raging Moron.”

  41. Karl says:

    Your apologies are just empty words Robert. The only reason you say “sorry” is because you made a terrible blunder. I am not sure why you people in Hollywood think that you are so much better than anyone else. As other movie stars have said, the only reason one makes movies is because it doesn’t take any talent and it’s an easy buck. Is that your problem Bob? No talent?

  42. Mike Allen says:

    Typical Democrat. Can’t accept responsibility. “I’m sorry that some moron out there in the heartland might have misinterpreted the plain language of my comment so I feel no real apology is necessary but I’ll give one anyway….to the current First Lady.”

  43. joe barinas says:

    Do you regularly contribute to Barack Obama’s re-election campaign? I bet you do if you go to the movies.

  44. Blago needs company in there says:

    “A satirical jest”?

    Gee, I thought the entire insane ideology of liberalism is “satirical jest.”

    As in, surely you jest — you can’t actually still be telling me “hopey changey” is qualified to run even a peanut-vending operation at a traveling circus. SURELY you jest. The drunken clown at that circus would be more qualified.

    You want to be a useful-idiot liberal and go out of your way to prop up corrupt self-glorifying sleazeball leftists? Then you gotta play by the idiotic rules of your liberal and leftist lunatic friends.

    Awww, but what the heck — apology accepted, DeNiro. There, there. But you’re now out in the open as a freakin moron. Should have kept your asinine and deranged politics to yourself.

  45. Stoptherot says:

    De Niro apologizes to Michelle? That’s not who he insulted. What a disappointment that his tough guy persona is so fake and that inside he is just another Kool-Aid drinking Hollywood liberal.

  46. J Michael says:

    “I’m Sorry”…

    That’s the first thing you’ve said I can agree with!

    … you certainly are one sorry excuse!

  47. CP says:

    DeNiro is a classless “A” hole. Always a “has been” and will always will be…

  48. Melvin says:

    We can’t afford Michelle’s vacays, now we have to deal with her daughter’s private out of country vacations over Spring Break.

  49. pablo says:

    raises the obvious question: Why is there such a startlingly large proportion of hollywood actors that are so incredibly dumb? It is as if they are living in a perfectly insulated cultural bubble. Being fed liberal half truths and lies about the America they have never known, they blather and rant incessantly like drug addled panhandlers.

    1. Blago needs company in there says:

      It’s hard to figure. I was pondering this yesterday. I came up with this:

      A lot of them are “celebritized” during their formative years.

      They have Hollywood heavies soliciting them, waving huge money at them, and making them feel “special.”

      The actor/actress who is made to feel “special” develops a sense of complacency that stunts their intellectual and spiritual development. The actor/actress neglects doing any real “soul searching” and doesn’t seek true knowledge. They take what’s handed them wholesale, without question. They become weakminded.

      The actor/actress is concurrently introduced to leftist-Hollywood politics and propaganda (much like liberal-arts students in colleges are). They become effectively brainwashed.

      Those who adopt political and sociological philosophies that are not in-line with liberal Hollywood, are often shunned, sneered at, mocked, ostracized, and generally given a rough go by the “tolerant” liberals out there.

      The vicious circle is maintained as new faces are brought in.

  50. Pat McGroinagin says:

    Deniro is an actor. He has fully embraced his latest role…as just another run of the mill liberal dumb ass

  51. Tori says:

    Too bad, I did like his movies. Another one one my fav actors bites the dust (for me anyway…) No wonder the Hollywood movie industry is scrambling

  52. Jack Rabbit says:

    Where is the apology from DeNiro? “My remarks, although spoken with satirical jest, were not meant to offend or embarrass anyone — especially the first lady,” De Niro said in a statement. Editor, sorry but thats not an apology and shouldn’t have been represented as such. The words I apologize or I’m sorry are not there. They are just a rationalization for his ridiculous and generally stupid so called joke. DeNiro u need to issue a real apology not a lame rationalization for your stupidity.

  53. Renee says:

    When will these actors learn to keep their big mouths shut – they are paid to act not spout their political views. If they’re so interested in politics, they should run for office, not try to influence people through their stupid celebrity.

  54. Deskboy says:

    Another script reader with a scowl. You talking to me? Yeah Bobby, St. Francis University ( StFU) and read your lines.

  55. drewynp says:

    Shut up liberal.

  56. Brian Brawdy says:

    That the first lady found it inappropriate, that Newt finds it offensive, that Megyn Kelly can’t comprehend the satirical jest that De Niro has now apologized for shows how disgustingly thin-skinned and politically correct a people we have devolved into; what a shame and a waste.

  57. TomW says:

    Bobby, you still exclusively black with your prostitutes?
    Just the facts people, do a little research enter- DiNero black women
    He don’t care about Barack, he’s just lusting after the First Lady.

  58. Libertas says:

    Same old liberal non-apology. “I’m sorry IF anyone was offended.” In other words, I feel sorry for you if you’re dumb enough to be offended.

  59. cornuto contento says:

    Yo, Bobby, I think ya kinda insulted her, yeah, you definitely kinda insulted her. Just a little bit…yeah.

  60. Jack Rabbit says:

    ever see Bobby as a guest on a talk show? wow what a dud. total lame brain that guy.

  61. Dean says:

    Wow! and the White House refuses to apologize for Bill Mahr? This is, at the least, inept confusion or at worst, a case of money talks. Mr. DeNiro must not have the big bucks to get unqualified approval.

  62. bruce lee says:

    hey deniro, you’re abosolutely right, YOU are sorry.

  63. C says:

    DiNero has always dated black women. His comment is no surprise!

  64. Craig says:

    These big shots have a couple of drinks and think they’re clever.

    We’re not ready for another 4 years of the loser, Obama, regardless of who he’s married to!

  65. kaymad says:

    It’s actually kind of a funny remark, but this is about making democrats play by their own rules. They want to take offense at every comment??? Eat it.

  66. JoeFriday says:

    De Niro is a great actor…he should leave it at that. You don’t often see actors getting into neurosurgery, law, or any other profession. Why do they think they have any credibility in politics?

  67. 333maxwell says:

    I’m thinking we all need an alternative news source.. so I created it (tongue in cheek, I actually stole it, skewed it and turned it inside out, but hey, who’s counting)’.

    The daily Grudge

  68. Steve says:

    The comment was very funny and I can’t believe how stupid people are. Isn’t it obvious to anyone it was a joke.

  69. astralweeks says:

    Those poor lefties, they just can’t get past a person’s race.

  70. Zcat says:

    I find this whole thing ridculous. I don’t think De Niro meant any harm, i do think he was trying to be funny. The onne time the administration comes out and makes an apology on something so ridculous. Yet, they don’t condemn the real racist, and bigotry remarks and attacks going on, in fact they promote them. I’d like to ask De Niro how those bus tires feel going over him.

  71. Tanya says:

    As a registered conservative who will in no wise cast my vote for B Obama, I have to stridently object to the vicious and disgusting comments made about Michelle Obama in previous comments. How do you expect to garner respect for conservative/republican views if you spew such venom?

  72. david says:

    de niro is a prick in the inth degree

  73. Joe E in the IE says:

    Mrs. Obama’s campaign spokeswoman Olivia Alair called the joke “inappropriate” but declined further comment.

    As she declined giving back DeNiro’s campaign contributions.

  74. Stella says:

    De Niro, why don’t you just crawl back into your rat hole and wait until you get offered another movie role so they can make you presentable with make up. Or better still, just stay there until they need to pull out the puppets. Most of Hollywood is so inconsequential in the real world.

  75. phillysmart says:

    There is a war on white America and the kooks have a tool like dinero

  76. Laura says:

    What acreep in words and looks!

  77. regis49 says:

    DeNiro is such a suck up. MO made a sudden sharp turn around a corner and DeNiro nearly broke his nose.

  78. Jhny Noland says:

    Dixie Chick!
    Last viewing of any of your movies I hope you sink @ the Box Office!
    When will you actors learn to stick to acting!
    Use your influence @ the Voting Booth!
    And Not in Americans Face! Money does not make you Intelligent!

  79. TaxedUpTheWazoo says:

    What a racist thing to say!

    The only thing Hollywood understands is money so I suggest that we all boycott any future DeNero films.

  80. California Conservative says:

    Where’s the call to boycott all of his movies? Was his apology sincere? Does this only apply to Republicans?

  81. Ben Dover says:

    More liberals need to be called out when they make racist remarks.

    Liberals are given a pass.

    What if Gingrich had said that the country was ready for a white First Lady?
    Can you imagine the outrage in the press?

  82. jCollova says:

    Notice he said he didn’t mean to offend the First Lady….didn’t say a word about offending the “white” women! Shows how very, very little class he has! What makes these so-called “famous” people who simply can read a script think they have anything of value to say?

  83. pomoc says:

    nope won’t fly Robert white guys appalgeis fall on deaf ears haven’t you heard wecome to the real world .

  84. JimCT says:

    Excuse me. Where is the supposed apology? All I read was his assertion that he meant no offense to anyone. Where was the “I’m sorry”? Typical liberal too arrogant to apologize and typical liberal Media gives him a pass.

  85. john swanson says:

    I wonder if they will let this guy off just as easy as they did Mel. ?

  86. Mark says:

    Oh, Come on.

    Are right wingers in this thread REALLY that thin-skinned and sensitive like little baby blanket babies?

    For THREE YEARS before the President was elected, we had to hear, “Is America ready for a black First Lady?”


    Was it “inappropriate of DeNiro”? Yeah, probably – but given the fact that most of the right wingers I see in here have been defending LIMBAUGH for the last three decades? You guys probably just need to take your meds and stop embarrassing yourselves by pretending to be “outraged” when I see more racist comments flowing from Drudge Report links than ANYWHERE on the internet. So just stop.

  87. Dennis in wV says:

    Raging Bull-$%^

  88. john martin says:

    just another loon lib not worried about the price of oil, food or health insurance.

  89. Mark says:

    152 Comments from screaming baby-sensitive right wingers over a JOKE, mocking the fact that WE had to hear for 2 years prior to the 2008 election, “Is America ready for a black first lady?” Good grief – it was a JOKE. It wasn’t even offensive.



    1. Rbt says:

      Sure, it’s a joke, not a really good one, but hey, if your offended then J U S T S U C K I T U P. De Niro apologized to the First Lady, very kind of him, but an apology wasn’t necessary. The quote is hardly worth perpetuating in the media. But it will be, it will take on a life of its own.

      I don’t understand Gingrich’s line of thought, if there is one.

  90. MarioG says:

    DeNiro is a typical liberal white guy steeped in guilt over slavery he had nothing to do with, pandering to a black guy in some sort of sick compensation. This is the kind of vapid thinking among many whites and Jews that got the supremely unqualified, uninformed, inexperienced, incompetent, dishonest and duplicitous Obama elected in 2008, and may get him re-elected, Allah forbid.

  91. Mark says:

    Um. Everyone in America had to hear the question, “Is America ready for a BLACK first lady?” on prime-time television news for 2 years leading up to the election, and even a year after the election.

    Funny, I don’t recall any right wingers in here attacking the MSM for asking that question about a “black first lady”…..


  92. WilliamPenn says:

    Gotta love Hollywood elites who hate their own race. They’re made to order for Comrade Obama.

  93. VillageViking says:

    Yep, B-listers like De Niro are real classy…apologizing is code for a B-lister begging. “Please Mr. President, please let me give money to your campaign, I’m begging you, please don’t cut me off.”

  94. Mike Ward says:

    I still don’t see what the big deal was.

  95. NCMike says:

    It was only a matter of time. Stick a microphone under the nose of a scriptless Hollywood airhead and the vacuous stupidity will predictably gurgle out. DeNiro has now made my list of Hollywood Tools I refuse to subsidize. He’s dead to me and my wallet. Arrividerci, Vito.

  96. Robert says:

    Hey, DeNiro is just warming up a crowd (and doing it poorly). Objecting to DeNiro’s politics is a different story all together (but its a free country – thankfully!). People getting upset is just a prime example of a political climate where both sides feel they need to take every (seemingly) justified occasion to show themselves the victim. DeNiro didn’t make those people upset, they chose to be upset. If that is the worst thing you hear all day be thankful!

  97. Aaron Henager says:

    I’m more offended by the lousy movies he’s made recently. Mayb e he should worry more about his acting than his political activism.

  98. RioSam says:

    Frankly, More than ready!!

  99. John says:

    I’ve never heard so many clebrities come out of the woodwork with their political statements since Obama came into office. I no longer watch their movies or buy their records. Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCarney, Robert DeNiro,Samuel Jackson,Morgan Freeman just to name a few. All of these people would have better off keeping their mouths shut as there are to many ignorant people out their that admire these idiots and will vote their way just because they are rich, famous and popular. Shows you how shallow the majority of the American public is as they will not research it themselves but rely on someone elses decisions. Makes you be proud to be American. ” NOT ” !!

  100. Chris says:

    Mark is a typical example of blaming the Right for things Dems do everyday.

  101. Angee says:

    I’m glad he was called out for his comment. It’s about time the left is expected to live up to the same standards they set for the right. I personally don’t find the comment offensive, but if it came from a republican the media would be running stories for a week about how racist it is. Hollywood hypocrisy at it’s finest. Maybe Bobby can get together with Tom Hanks and his blackface buddy and make a movie about it.

  102. Irishbobbyd says:

    Robert Deniro is Irish. Look it up. He’s a wannabe Italian. The fact that he is Irish is all that we need to know. It explains his awfulness.

  103. Kat says:

    Double standards. Hypocrisy. Disgusting remarks. Can you imagine if someone on the right had said this country is ready to get rid of the Black First Lady? That would have been disgusting, and if an actor had said that, he would never work in Hollywood again.

  104. NoParty says:

    I think the only reason he ‘apologized” was to get a better photo of him online.
    He was singing to his choir, and for his choir directress. I think Michelle’s reaction probably was similar to Beyonce’s when her rude pal Kenya West disrupted Taylor Swift’s Award. The people DeNero should have apologized to, along with Mrs. Obama, were the wives of the Republican candidates. Can you imagine the insults being hurled by MSNBC, and their ilk, if any conservative had said “is the Country ready for a Black first Lady”?

  105. Kala says:

    Sick to death of rude rich liberals who hang on to their own money and lectrure YOU about paying more taxes. If they really support the liberaL POSITION THEN THEY SHOULD SELL EVERYTHING THEY OWN AND GIVE IT TO THE POOR. tHSE hOLLYWOOD BIGOTS MAKE ME WANT TO PUKE.

  106. Rbt says:

    Remind me never to speak in public, only in whispers to my most trusted circle.

  107. NCMike says:

    Offended? Upset? Indignant? Not a chance. DiNiro has the right to say whatever, WHATEVER, he wants to say. That’s not my issue. The fact that he’s a typical guilt-ridden liberal sychophant is his problem not mine. My only issue is that miseducated, uninformed, propagandized airheads like him, are given a microphone, and the opportunity to spread his liberal conformist, party-line talking points to millions upon millions of people. He has no credibility, no responsiblity, and no reason on earth to be given the opportunity to voice his ignorant “show and tell”, predictably conformist opinion other than his supposed celebrity, while common, every-day folks have no access to such an audience. Consequently, I have no desire to contribute to this clown’s continued celebrity status that enables him to have an undeserved access to the airwaves. So I’ll join the growing legions of Americans who refuse to pay his salary. He doesn’t pay to listen to me, so I’m through buying to watch his puss on the screen. Adios, Bobby.

  108. Doug says:

    and then there is this from Timmy Geithner, tax dodger extrodinnarire….


    You can’t make this stuff up!!

    Anybody but Obama and Biden in 2012…..when will the national nightmare end?

  109. Dave says:

    Say what you will right-wingers……..there is a larger, more disparaging element of your side that has NEVER come to terms with having a black President…..you know you will not win the White House in November…..the best you can do is MITT ROMNEY????? Reminds me of all the hate towards President Clinton from 1992 to the 96 election and the best you come up with was BOB DOLE>>>>BOB DOLE>>>>>BOB DOLE. …….so you just take your hatred to a new level……you are hilarious to watch…..keep going the comedy is good.

  110. A Guzaldo says:

    Notice how is comment reflex to “The First Lady” meaning Michelle Obama, well DeNiro what about the other FIRST LADIES, THAT YOU SO GLEEFULLY disgraced with that remark. We all know that, you prefer Afro American women, however that is your choice and is respected. But being an Italian American you have just through another stigma to us. You will lose many, viewers that respected and admired your acting and how you came to the top from nothing. Your Apology in my view is Unacceptable. Amici Journal National Italian American Celebrity Magazine

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