Robert De Niro at Michelle Obama fundraiser: Do you really think our country is ready for a white first lady?


The New York stars came out for a $5k/head ($25k/head to mingle with the First Lady) fundraiser held by Michelle Obama. It was co-hosted by Robert De Niro who has thrown his full support behind the Obamas and was quick to play the race card at the fundraiser:

DAILY MAIL – Speaking at the Locanda Verde restaurant in the Greenwich Hotel, which he owns, De Niro said: ‘Callista Gingrich. Karen Santorum. Ann Romney. Now do you really think our country is ready for a white first lady?’

A crowd member yelled, ‘No!’, to which De Niro added: ‘Too soon, right?’

Check out the Daily Mail for photos of celebrities that came out to support the Obama campaign.


UPDATE: CNN reports that Newt Gingrich found the comments by De Niro inexcusable and demands an apology from Obama:

Speaking Tuesday, Gingrich labeled the comments “inexcusable,” and called on Obama to apologize.

“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,” Gingrich said. “I think the country is ready for a new first lady and he doesn’t have to describe it in racial terms.”

Gingrich immediately clarified he thought Michelle Obama, along with the wives of his fellow GOP presidential candidates, were all “fine ladies.”

“But this is not about the first lady,” Gingrich continued. “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.”

Gingrich called on Obama to apologize for the remarks, since they were made at an event raising money for his reelection.

“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,” Gingrich said, adding that the left was quick to call out conservative talk show hosts for offensive comments but silent when the vitriol comes from the left.

“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,” Gingrich said.

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104 thoughts on “Robert De Niro at Michelle Obama fundraiser: Do you really think our country is ready for a white first lady?

  1. Once again, Newt is the one who takes it to the libs while the others are silent. This is the kind of leader we need who is a fighter and states his opinions brilliantly.

  2. Why is it only Gingrich who has the guts to confront these hypocrites? How does any of the other candidates plan to fight back Obama, his media/hollywood SUPER PACS, and his enablers once winning the nomination? Do the other candidates really believe that they can win the election against Obama by just pretending to be an electrical post, a punching bag, or by playing boy scouts of old?

  3. Most actors are delusional – it’s requisite for the profession. Imagine making a living pretending you’re someone that you’re not – like Obama.

  4. We all need to start boycotting going the movies, period. Hit them where it hurts. Let them feel the economic downturn like most of us have had to. They think they can say whatever they want and get away with it because they are the Hollywood elite. I say let’s not pay for their stupid movies anymore, then see how they like it. That money is better spent elsewhere anyway, for gas in the tank, etc.

    1. I’ve been doing that for decades. My daughter thinks I’m wacko for allowing politics to influence what I do and don’t pay to see. She doesn’t get it yet that I’m not giving my hard earned money to people who will use that money to support candidates and causes that are the direct opposite of what I believe. Entertainers, musicians, whatever. If they support the destruction of our country, they don’t get a dime from me.

  5. Why do all the news stories keep describing this as a ‘joke’? Do news reporters understand the meaning of the word ‘joke’? I think ‘dumb comment’ or ‘stupid statement’ would more accurately describe this utterance which was completely devoid of any humorous element.

  6. I’d love to tell that over-the-hill bastard that he’s part of the problem, not only with Hollywood, but with America. He’s one of those asinine punks that voted for Obama, not only because he’s a fellow traveler, but because he was a black fellow traveler. He believes that being a self-hating white shows that he’s penitent, and that he’s actually a good and conscientious person of sensitivity. A man of the people, just like he claims Obama is. Yet both of these guys meet over dinners that run thousands of dollars, dining on imported steak and truffle-laced mashed potatoes, while toasting each other with thousand dollar glasses of wine. DiNiro believes that being a self-hating white man, he’s better than the racist throwbacks of the GOP, who have no problem with them being white [those of them that are], and probably believes people like LTC West are somehow plantation sellouts, for joining up with their ranks.

    Now, I have learned to truly despise DiNiro, and his little bunch. He’s a socialist/communist that believes in higher taxation for individuals, unless its him and his ilk. He believes in taxing industries that “make too much money”, such as Big Oil, but Heaven [something people like him don’t believe in, and will never see for any longer than it takes to render a judgement and sentence against them] forbid that the taxman even LOOK at Hollywood, and people that make millions of dollars playing dress-up, make-believe, tell jokes and sing for their supper, and think of raising taxes on their windfall profits. He probably believes America is a racist country, and supports Obama as a way of ‘giving the black people a leg up on an institutionalized racist system, instituted by white men’. This shows his own racism. Even as he dates and has sex with black women, he believes they’re [including Obama, including me] stupid children, incapable of making decisions for themselves, and desperately in need of enlightened white people, like himself, and his ilk, to get a fair shake in this deeply flawed, deeply racist country. So, to express this, he lavishes millions upon a black man that hates him for being white (and we all have known this, for years, judging from his own [ghost] writings), and lavishes praise on a black family [Michelle] that would just as soon spit in his face, if he weren’t a Hollywood multi-millionaire. He, and others like him, are all too stupid to realize that Obama and the leftist elites do have a common cause, but they’re not on the same side. When they created Obama as a political creature, they created a monster that is still very hate-filled, and that they can just as quickly be made targets of that hatred, just as quickly as any Republican or Conservative can. That monster will assault and devour any of them, just like it likes attacking and devouring us [Conservatives and Republicans].

    I will not pay to see another movie by this scumbag.

  7. Just goes to show that race is always first on the minds of liberals. The whole democrat party is always the first to see color of skin before content of character. But then, we’re talking about people who have no character, period.

  8. Notice how many items in the conservative blogosphere have to come from UK and other sources, because the so-called MSM here won’t publish them?
    Notice how many of us have stopped going to Drudge because of his politicizing his own website?

    Found across this recently when the owner made a post at American Thinker.

    It’s a bit of a Drudge take-off, oriented first to UK news, but with US news second plus other international items. A bit of a messy page lay-out, but with more readers he may be able to fix that.
    Anyway, see what you think if you’re interested.

    PS I’m not shilling for the site, just see it as an alternative worth sharing!

  9. Newt is great at picking fights with non-candidates like DiNiro and John King or George Stephenopolous……but terrible when debating someone like Romnerd who destroyed him in Florida debates….Newt is irrelevant and he know it. He is just running to sell books and enhance his speaking fees in the future.

    1. Thank you Mrs. Obama. And may I tell you, your slip is showing. And Spanx wouldn’t hurt either.

  10. What Di Niro should have asked was,,is America ready for a bimbo who had a six year affair with a married man in the White HOuse? Both Karen Santorum ( 6 year affair with married abortion doctor Tom E. Allen) and Callista Gingrich (6 year affair with Newt while he was still married to his second wife) Qualify if this is the question. What do we call either of them if they get to the White House since neither of them is a lady.

    1. Of course you have never done anything wrong and I am certain that the President and his wife have never “strayed” from the straight and narrow-this Presidential race is about smaller government-which is against Barack and Michelle’s belief system.

  11. This is what annoys me. Liberals make the most blatant racist comments at every turn, yet they pull racism accusations out of thin air against us. I don’t know about demanding an apology unless you want to get some airtime on the issue to put liberal racism on display. Getting a fake apology is meaningless.

  12. Newt is so on the money all the time. Such a class act!

    What people are missing is how fast Newt got Obama to apologize?

    Meanwhile milquetoast Romney and Preacher Santorum have yet to be heard from!

  13. You know, rather than demand an apology from a man who clearly words mean nothing to, why not simply point out that De Niro — by virtue of being at a Showbama fundraiser — clearly demonstrates the kind of people the Democrats most appeal to?

  14. This is a perfect example of the absolute cluelessness of the left. They don’t even see the racism in a remark like “white first lady”.

  15. Oh cry me a river

    joke |jōk|
    a thing that someone says to cause amusement or laughter, esp. a story with a funny punchline: she was in a mood to tell jokes.

        1. Since you’re into posting dictionary definitions to divert attention from DeNiro’s racialist remark, here’s another definition, from Ambrose Bierce’s ‘The Devil’s Dictionary’. No personal offence to you here, Danny, but since socialists like to use Alinsky’s ‘Rules For Radicals’, a tome dedicated to the devil, it is intended to be merely emblematic of the socialist ethos:

          IDIOT, n. A member of a large and powerful tribe whose influence in human affairs has always been dominant and controlling. The Idiot’s activity is not confined to any special field of thought or action, but “pervades and regulates the whole.” He has the last word in everything; his decision is unappealable. He sets the fashions and opinion of taste, dictates the limitations of speech and circumscribes conduct with a dead-line.

  16. Don’t think this is anything to get worked up about, but Newt has his right. I don’t get what an apology from someone else means though.

    1. Precisely. As I’ve said above (and many times), words mean nothing to a charlatan like Showbama unless he’s using them to brainwash followers. An apology from him means absolutely nothing.

  17. Being Liberal means never having to say you’re sorry.

    I’d apologize to Eric Segal except that “Love Story” has to be one of the worst books ever written, even if it wasn’t modeled on Al Gore.

  18. IMHO, I think it’s an overreaction. If anything, it was a little joke at Michelle Obama being the first black First Lady. Give the Libs a break, guys. This is all they’ve got: the Obamas are still black.

    [edit] I know I’m in the minority on that opinion here, but we wouldn’t put it past Newt to use this for political gain, would we? I like Newt and hope he wins, but he’s a politician. They’re aaaaaallll politicians.

    1. If the other side wasn’t always overreacting, I would agree with you. But they’ll say the chocolate icing on a cupcake commercial is racist! If they want to hold others to those ridiculous standards, then they have to hold EVERYONE to those standards.

      1. Yeah, I can appreciate that.

        Personally, I don’t put it past Newt to just use this as a chance to attack. He’s a smart bulldog of a politician; that’s what I like about him. I dunno…maybe he really was offended and spoke up. In that case, I like him even more because at least he pays attention and speaks up.

          1. Yeah, I think so too. We’ve had Amateur Hour in the White House for the last 3.25 years. It’s time to have a politician with experience for the job he’d like to have.

            Obama has had a lot of on-the-job training and probably knows how to be President now. Not that I’d agree with anything more than 10% of his ideas, but he probably knows how to do the job better than Freshman Senator / Community Organizer Obama did. Arrogance.

      2. lol, actually that is not far off, here in Canada they have decided to stop using white paper(east coast) because it is racist!

    2. While I understand where you’re coming from, I support Newt’s rights to go on the offense with this statement. I do agree that De Niro’s comment was a really really REALLY bad use of words; this is why actors need scripts written out in advance by folks who use their brains.

      He’s no different than Showbama, however, as he does the same with a teleprompter.

  19. By the tone of the comments posted here, many of you had know idea of de nero’s political stance, like so many others, he hid behind his movie career and made millions.
    It will be interesting to see if he remains a box office draw now that he has taken off his mask.

    1. Meh. Is De Niro really all that much a box office draw any more? Methinks his time really went out with the 80’s and 90’s. Granted, he still has the darling media on his side, but a box office draw? I don’t see it.

  20. I have actually stopped watching TV altogether. And I gotta say,,,,,,I’m better rested and not so anxious. That doesn’t mean I don’t keep up with what is going on. I have finally decided that CRAP coming out of Hollywood no longer interests me. And the money I would’ve spent on their vacations and hypocritical rhetoric against the likes of me, has actually padded MY own bank account. It’s great.

    1. I’ve basically sworn off TV for the last year or so. If it’s not on Netflix or DVD, I don’t care. TV is a total waste of time. “Opiate of the [dumb] masses.”

  21. Between Sir George and Master Robert and many other actors voicing political opinions, I switched to watching films from over-seas. They produce better movies. I also stopped listening to my fave music when they start thinking they are politicians..sick of hearing music that has dem-background…..can’t the movies/music just produce anything that is not political??

  22. I haven’t seen a movie in a very long time. If more people did that, maybe Hollywood would get the message.

    Again, Newt is on top of things and responding to the President. Bravo!

    1. Yeah, I gotta hand it to Newt for sticking with his focus on the Prez. I really don’t know if Newt was sincerely peeved at DeNiro or if he saw a good opportunity to attack the President, but he’s doing a good job of staying in the middle of the fight.

      And I frankly don’t care which it is. Newt’s an experienced politician. Like a good boxer, he gets in a hit when he sees an opening.

  23. Slime. Why do we pay so much attention? Low life, scum, trash, ill mannered, ill educated, idiots, snarky, takers, jerks, nasty bastards.

  24. Because of these maggots, do we REALLY want to shut down Pirate Bay? Or do we secretly support these websites?

  25. First of all, I could care less about the first lady. I am more concerned about getting the current soft dictator out of office, replacing him with a conservative who isn’t preoccupied with micromanaging our lives, and who loves this country and it’s capitalistic nature. DeNiro, I will be accepting pirated copies of your movies from my friends from now on because of your RED allegiance. I know money isn’t important to you due to your support for Obama.

  26. Once again Newt is well ahead of the pack, demanding an apology and making this about Obama and his hypocrisy.

    1. Rather than demand an apology – I think the BETTER STRATEGY

      would be to point out that people who think like DeNiro are in support of Zero

      This would put DeNiro – and those who think like him on the defense

      Newt is asking for something he may not get or if gets an apology will be insincere at best

      They don’t call them libertards for nothing

      1. Gingrich did not demand an apology because he expected one. That would be naive. Newt is not naive. You notice he did not demand an apology from De Niro, he demanded an apology from Obama. He demanded an apology because it brought in to the public sphere the fact that Obama supports these kind of racially divisive remarks. It makes Obama look bad. De Niro is small potatoes Newt isn’t going to bother with him, he’s after the head honcho (Obama).

      2. I like that Newt is unafraid to take it right to Obama, perhaps your suggestion would have been better, but he at least called Obama on it. What are the other two doing?

      1. I warned last week that is was on the verge of doing drive by slappings and this is the reason why.

        1. I support you and the right to make your opinions heard…. one slap to a liberals *ss at a time. You gotta aim there to connect with their heads, which are firmly planted….. 🙂

  27. I hope NO APOLOGY is made !

    I am fine with ALL of this stuff – I think it’s great

    It will only galvanize the clear thinkers
    and show the independents what a mistake
    they made by voting for Zero in 2008

    Also all the voters who wanted to experiment with Obama are now
    having the “test tube” explode in their face – “they” thought voting for an
    african-American was “cool” – Uh Oh! – It will cost them dearly now.

    Nobody will apologize for this nor
    will the MSM even discuss it and that’s also fine with me –

    Another bit of proof of the double standard that exists

    I really am now convinced that hollywood types are also psychotic and
    have no ability to reason – all they do well is memorize and act which is
    the same as being a phony – They can’t help themselves

  28. DeNiro along with his left wing, socialist, Hollywood dolts are trying to make themselves relevant. They make their living being someone they aren’t. And to make up for making lots of money for not doing anything they feel the need to be viewed as a humanitarian, and caring for the people.

  29. The truth about the elites comes out….it divides the country….fine with me. It is after all about good vs evil. Oligarchs vs free citizens.

    Time to choose sides anyway.

  30. Yeah, this was classy, Mr. DeNiro. Really classy. It appears to me that the racists in this country certainly have a cozy home on the left. I honestly don’t see it on the right. I keep hearing the right is racist… I have yet to see it.

    1. Ya gotta think like a dem….. the dems say talk about balancing the budget and cutting taxes to grow the economy is racist talk. At least according to Jesse and Al and Nancy and Harry and all the other dems that denounced the Tea Party as racist…. So then, pretty much anything anyone every says about anything is racist then….. I guess. I mean using the lefts own logic right there…

      Newt should include something like this in his next presser. With a twinkle in his eye and a mischievous grin… just to p*ss off the dems even more. Breitbart style! 🙂

    1. Yep.

      Dinero; “I am no philosophical, deep thinker, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.”

  31. Newt is all over Obama like “white on rice”. The only other person who enrages Obama equally, is Sarah Palin and she does it with fewer words!

    1. Absolutely.

      This is a great example of Newt watching Maobama like a hawk. Just like his promise to follow him around and refute each of his speeches. As you said, he’s on to Maobama’s every move. Maobama and his team hate that he is stuck to them like cat fur. If they try to brush him off, another tuft flies through the air and lands squarely on the front of Maobama’s shirt, thanks to Newt.

      Newt could beat this bunch, if given a chance. Meanwhile, he will give them hell at every turn. Thank goodness someone is calling them and their buddies out on this crap!

  32. I have heard this scenario before and wanted to get the take of you folks here. I think that these hollywood people are either complete boobs or they support Obama because they do not want to be a target from their wealth.

    1. I’m thinking it’s a little bit of the first, and 100% of the last. They know where the money is, where the power is. Being a liberal in Hollywood can keep you working even after you are way past your sell-by date. I think they are also hoping they won’t be the target of the policies destroying the rest of us… this is where the “complete boob” bit comes in. They are too stupid or too confident to understand they are destined to suffer as well.

      1. This people truly deeply believe that they are superior to us in every way, and that that they know what is best for us, better than we do. Most of all, they do not believe we can govern ourselves. They truly fear that. To these elites, a representative, Constitutional Republic is backward and primitive.

        They know they will never be this close to cementing a Central Government -an oliarchy. They intend to be part of the ruling class – they see that as their destiny, their responsibility as our intellectual and moral superiors.

    2. Think about it

      Their brains are wired differently – that’s why they can do what they do

      We think differently than they do

      They think we are wrong – we think they are wrong BUT

      I believe because of their “wiring” they live in a fantasy world and are disconnected
      from the people who made them wealthy

      They justify their actions by being involved with charities, etc. –

      THEN they feel really important to say whatever they wish

      Make sense?

      1. You make eminent sense Joe. I’m in the middle of Andrew Breitbart’s book “Hollywood:Interrupted”. It’s astounding what a close-up look at these people reveals, and it ain’t pretty at all, even worse than the ignorance on show every day from so-called celebrities in their political ‘thoughts’.
        Like Clooney in Scoop’s item yesterday.
        Thanks to Andrew B. there is now a growing network of conservatives in H’wood who can at least safely talk to each other for the first time.
        A few weeks ago TRScoop had an interview of Kirk Cameron and his views – he’s still having his face ripped off on account of his honestly held beliefs.
        Although we’ll never see it on the LSM, America remains a roughly 80% conservative country, with socialist commies at 20% – they’re the ones who tell pollsters 0bama’s doing a great job.

      2. Makes perfect sense as to why they are complete boobs, evil, superior, etc. as mentioned above. Good analogy, Joe.

  33. Another one bites the dust, I refuse to go to any Robert D. movie. Why should”we the people” financially support anyone that does not support us and our country? RD is also a racist.

    1. He is a very confused racist at that – I understand he was married to two african – Americans

      Like I said in my comments – his brain is wired differently.

      I am detecting a pattern

  34. DeNiro’s only one more charlatan whose movies I don’t see when they’re released theatrically. This ‘Hate America First’ crowd doesn’t need any more of my jack.

      1. I’m another one who doesn’t really watch movies anymore.

        What is my money going to support if I do? I’d rather spend the money and support conservative writers/ movie makers / musicians. They are out there. You just have to look.

    1. If we only knew how many WACKO hollywood left/liberals celebrities there are, we would boycott 90% of them!

      1. Well IMHO, that’s what conservatives need to do and do it now… I have a large enough dvd movie library (200+), I think I’ll stop buying anything by any leftist in Hollywood. The leftists have made plenty of money off of me already with what I have bought… I got plenty of Lucas films and Speilberg films etc etc… What’s the point in having a dvd collection if ya don’t watch the classics that you’ve enjoyed over the years? Besides, the films I already own have much more witty dialogue and meaningful plot development than anything coming out of Hollywood today…
        So, in my opinion, conservatives should indeed start to boycott all of Hollywood. Heck, I don’t even have kids at this time, but if I were to have a kid next year I’d have plenty of good animated disney films and quality musicals like The King and I and The Sound of Music to watch with em’. Screw Hollywood, kids don’t need to watch every crappy disney movie that comes out just to make sure Hollywood and California stay afloat. A pox on both their houses! 🙂
        The left LOVES boycotts. Let’s give ’em one that is really effective and hurts their pocketbook. Hell, if it works, the left in La La land might wise up, pipe down a bit with all their marxist talk and start making movies without dirty little smears and jibes at conservatives all the time.
        I know it’s hard not to watch movies, I LOVE good movies… but, really, are the majority of movies being made today gonna be considered classics in ten, twenty or forty years from now? Most of todays movies are full of horrible dialogue, lame plots and far too many fake special effects that destroy any kind of concern that the audience should feel for the protagonist. BOYCOTT HOLLYWOOD!

        Darn it!……. Can’t wait to see Promethus! But after I see that in the theaters my for real boycott starts!

        *Damn you Ridley Scott*

        Occupy your couch! Watch a movie you like and already own! We are the 53%! 🙂

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