The Color Of Racism

From 4-13-16 episode of The Rob Zicari Show LIVE 10-1pm M-F

It’s called subterfuge.

Remember in Pulp Fiction when Jules and Vincent needed to clean up the mess made by shooting Marvin in the face? They used Aunt Ginny and Uncle Conrad’s fine linens to cover up evidence of the crime until they could get the car to Monster Joe’s where it could be crushed like it never happened. Subterfuge.

The Washington Post engaged in subterfuge the other day when Hillary Clinton and Bill de Blasio did a racially tinged skit at a New York press dinner. This skit didn’t go over too well. Clinton made a surprise appearance at the Inner Circle dinner with de Blasio and actor Leslie Odom, Jr., who plays Aaron Burr in the hit musical “Hamilton.”

From The New York Times:

“Thanks for the endorsement, Bill,” Mrs. Clinton said to Mr. de Blasio, a former aide to Mrs. Clinton when she was a senator from New York who nonetheless dallied in supporting her. “Took you long enough.”

“Sorry, Hillary,” Mr. de Blasio said. “I was running on C.P. time,” a reference to the stereotype “Colored People Time,” which drew some cringes from the audience.

Mr. Odom, who is black and appeared to be in on the joke, interrupted: “That’s not — I don’t like jokes like that, Bill.”

Mrs. Clinton jumped in. “Cautious politician time. I’ve been there,” she said.

The joke quickly made its way around social media as both Mrs. Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders work to woo black voters ahead of the April 19 primary in New York. Both Mr. de Blasio and Mrs. Clinton have a reputation for running late, but the expression struck some as inappropriate.

This wasn’t a gaffe. This was Hillary Clinton conscientiously making a joke with a serious racial stereotype. The timing couldn’t have been worse, especially with Bill’s recent run in with Black Lives Matter protesters at a rally in Philadelphia. De Blasio tried to do damage control, saying that the exchange was part of a scripted event and everybody was in on the joke. People are missing the point, he said. It was a skit. Calm down, everybody.


But the social justice warriors on Twitter weren’t buying de Blasio’s excuse. To them, this was further evidence that Hillary Clinton is insensitive and not in tune to the needs of African-Americans. How were they going to fix this? Or at least divert attention away from the carnage?

Enter The Washington Post.

The Post put out a story entitled This White Nationalist Who Shoved A Trump Protester May Be The Next David Duke. The article was about Matthew Heimbach, a 25-year-old white nationalist who yelled and pushed a woman name Kashiya Nwanguma during a rally in Louisville. The story goes on to describe who David Duke is, who Heimbach is, the history of racism and pushes the narrative that Trump somehow incites these people.

Again, we’re talking about subterfuge. We’re talking about Hillary Clinton. We’re talking about Donald Trump.

For months, Donald Trump has been under fire for things he has said involving women. Because of things he said said in the past, Donald Trump is a misogynist. He’s a sexist. Donald Trump doesn’t like women. Donald Trump is a scumbag. That’s what Hillary, the super PACs, the liberal media, etc. are all saying about Trump.

When The Daily Beast or Huffington Post or Buzzfeed bring up a 20 year old Howard Stern interview where Trump talks about rating women or wanting to pork Princess Diana, this is part of a bit. A skit. Just like when Bill de Blasio says that the colored people joke was a bit, a pre-planned skit. Yet, when Trump is on Stern, that’s real. When Trump is on The Apprentice and says something about a woman looking good on her knees, that’s real. Things said on Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous are real. Rosie O’Donnell’s feud with Trump was real.


These were pre-planned bits. If you’re going to give Hillary and de Blasio a pass for what they say is a bit, a comedy routine, then you have to cut some slack to Donald Trump. I know that’s not going to happen. We’re talking about the liberal media here. Leftist scum with their own crooked agenda. But it’s the exact same thing.

All of the sexist, misogynistic, evil, horrible things Donald Trump has said about women were all said in the context of a bit. A comedy routine. De Blasio and Hillary can get away with what they said because it was a skit. A Republican can’t. So the media is burying it under the subterfuge of a Washington Post story of a white nationalist at a Trump rally and reminding everybody of David Duke.

Even President Obama came to Hillary’s defense.

“Mayor de Blasio and Secretary Clinton have, over the course of their careers, demonstrated a genuine commitment to the pursuit of equality and justice and civil rights,” press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters.

Earnest said he had not heard the joke himself.

“I can’t speak to any misguided attempts at humor,” he said. “I can only speak to their commitment they have shown over the course of their career to justice and civil rights.”

It was skit. Hillary’s done a lot for blacks, so everybody chill out. That’s what Obama is saying. The White House says that as long as it’s a skit, it’s OK. But when Trump does a skit, it’s real.

Josh Earnest

Donald Trump has been in the public eye for years, and you have never heard of anybody coming out and saying that Trump is a racist or a misogynist. We can go through a list of things people like Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson has said that were racist, anti-Semitic or sexist, but no one can say that Donald Trump has ever had a Donald Sterling moment where he was caught revealing his true racist nature.

No woman has ever come out and claimed harassment from Trump. There are no claims of Donald Trump talking about a pubic hair in a Coke or asking about Long Dong Silver. In fact, it’s been the opposite. There are people who have know him for over 30 years who have claimed he has never said anything remotely racist or sexist. They’ve never heard him being misogynistic or using his position to gain a sexual advantage over a woman.

The only things you hear about Donald Trump are what was said in a skit. That’s it. De Blasio and Clinton got a pass, because it was a skit. Amazing.

Trump 2016



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