GET OVER IT NEWT, IT WAS A JOKE!
The latest flap in the presidential wars underscores a
couple of things. 1)As a nation our sense of humor is rapidly diminishing. 2)Newt Gingrich becomes more sanctimonious
by the moment.
Actor Robert De Niro cracked wise at an Obama fundraiser and the desperate Gingrich sought to make some political hay.
Here is the "offending" joke:
"Callista Gingrich. Karen Santorum. Ann Romney. Now do you really think our country is ready for a white First Lady?" he asked the crowd. "Too soon, right?"
Even the Obama camp, when pressed for a response,
said it was inappropriate. Well, what else could they say?
It was "edgy" I suppose, but if we can't laugh at ourselves
we are taking it all too seriously.
I think if one can joke about color, ethnicity, sexual preferences and yes even religion in appropriate, non offensive language, then it shows maturity and real cultural health. Isn't that coming closer to being color blind than Newt's little hissy fit would be representative of?
Accept facts for what they are. If you are a person of color the line may have been funny for reasons beyond the fact it was a good line and made even better by the edginess of it. Both the edginess and the personal color matters fueled the effectiveness of the joke, and obviously the Gingrich lack of humor.
You know what they say you can do if you can't take a joke. Humor is a balm for frayed nerves. We should all laugh a bit more. Lighten up!DAY BOOK
Heard any jokes about thrice married candidates?
See you down the trail.