Monday, April 12, 2010

Gingrich Dunks on Obama: Norah O'Donnell Dunks on Gingrich and Misses the Shot

MSNBC's Norah O'Donnell believes all Blacks are good athletes - even though Obama has proven for two years in a row that he can't get a baseball over homeplate - in fact, he can't get it there in a most embarassing way. O'Donnell quoted Newt Gingrich speaking at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference saying:

"shooting three-point shots may be clever, but it doesn't put anybody to work." 
A wide-eyed O'Donnell says Newt is open to criticism - because all black people are good athletes. What??? Listen to her panel, and watch her face.
But I’m not sure what he means by this particular soundbite and I think it’s open to some criticism because it suggests that the President is an athlete and some people may suggest, you  know, because all black people are good athletes. I mean that’s what it sort of sounds like to me.
While the panel continued to laugh it off, Pat Buchanan suggested watching Obama at the bowling alley was further proof that the President is not an athlete, Jonathan Capehart from the Washington Post sided with Norah and said his "eyebrow arched as well." More conversation concluded that the comment was a "typical Newt Gingrich cheap shot."
Read it all at NewsBusters.

Norah O'Donnell on Newt Gingrich's Racism (video)
Obama's Three Point Shot (video)

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