2010 Doha Tribeca Film Festival – Day 3

Robert De Niro is Taking Heat from All Sides for his “White First Lady” Remark, Newt Gingrich is Now Pissed!

”]Was it really that bad?  Come On.


During A fundraiser in New York Tuesday night, attended by the current first lady herself, Robert De Niro opened his speech with what some people think were very in appropriate remarks.

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


Gingrich in his typical D-bag fashion took things to the next level,

I do want to say one thing, both on behalf of my wife and on behalf of Karen Santorum and on behalf of Ann Romney, I think that Robert De Niro’s wrong, I think the country is ready for a new first lady and he doesn’t have to describe it in racial terms.”

“But this is not about the first lady, It’s about the president. That’s where De Niro missed the whole point. De Niro is rich enough he probably doesn’t notice the price of gasoline. He’s successful enough he probably doesn’t notice the unemployment rate. As the Hollywood actor, he might well be shortsighted enough he doesn’t understand what it might do to our children and our grandchildren.

Ok, so I get it, and I might agree with Newt, but then he gets a little crazy, he says that Obama should personally apologize for the incident,

“What De Niro said last night was inexcusable and the president should apologize for him. It was at an Obama fundraiser, it is exactly wrong, it divides the country,

If people on the left want to talk about talk show hosts, then everybody in the country should hold the president accountable when someone at his event says something that is utterly and terrible unacceptable as what Robert De Niro said,


Santorum’s approach was much more realistic,

It’s just someone from Hollywood or someone from the entertainment industry just spouting off as they do, It’s sad, but I’m not going to bite on that one. It’s just sad. The idea of looking at politics through eyes of race should be over. That’s just over. I don’t know where he thinks he’s coming from.”

Exactly Rick.  De Niro should be looked at as a Hollywood figure, period.  If we get too crazy with stuff like this then it will never stopped.  Jabs by non-political public figures is what recent elections have been about.


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

There you have it. Newt’s big issue, or my issue with Newt Gingrich is that his criticisms of Obama all come at things that can and will be fixed possibly even before the election.  Unemployment is down, and once gas prices drop then Newt will be out of gas.

I am however glad to see that Newt and Rick are not looking at things through colored glasses.


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