Now that we have a black President, will it be considered a hate crime or racism to make fun of him, as all political satirists/comics have done with every other Head Cheese? I mean really, do we have to tread lightly here? If he pulls some boneheaded move, shouldn’t we be allowed to joke about it? Doesn’t the fact that he is Commander In Chief kind of give us free reign on this?
I have already heard some horribly racist jokes about free flowing grape drink, watermelon and Church’s Fried Chicken in D.C.. I am not talking about that. I am talking about true humor derived from the actions or words of our new administration. Think of how many comics will eventually be out of work if they can’t use him as fodder for their material. Our economy is already in the toilet, do we really need to add more to the unemployment rolls?
I am sure there are comedians chomping at the bit to say something but are afraid of repercussions. Politics are the meat for many of my favorite comedian’s routines. What will Chris Rock, George Lopez or Carlos Mencia do without political satire?
Well, that’s my post and I’m sticking to it!