I usually don’t discuss politics in any shape or form especially on the web but this situation was just too good to pass up!
According to New York Times it took all of three minutes for a comedic routine between Hilary Clinton and Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York to go south of nowhere. On Saturday night Mrs. Clinton made an appearance at the Inner Circle dinner, which is a event that brings together the city’s press corps, lobbyists, and lawmakers. Just as she walked on stage with Mayor de Blasio she says “Thanks for the endorsement, Bill. Took you long enough.” Ok nothing harmful has been said yet. Until Mr. de Blasio says, “sorry Hillary, I was running on C.P. time.” WAIT wait PAUSE and rewind.
C.P. time? For those who aren’t aware c.p. time is a negative reference against black people who are always late. The acronym stands for “Colored People Time.” The reaction from the audience was said to be shocked as they cringed. Leslie Odom, an black actor who plays Aaron Burr in the play Hamilton interrupted the joke by saying “That’s not – I don’t like jokes like that, Bill.” Mrs. Clinton tries to also come in to clean the joke up by saying that he meant “Cautious politician time. I’ve been there.” (Inserts side eyes) Cautious politician time?
Of course the joke spreaded like a wildfire all over social media as both Hillary clinton and Bernie Sanders work to win the most votes (African American voters) in time for the primary in New York. At the end of the day the joke was a poor attempt to get a cheap laugh and it was most definitely out of line. Supposedly the joke was all apart of a sketch but it failed terribly. That means someone actually sat and wrote that joke for poor Mayor de Blasio thinking it would be hysterical when it was anything but.
I honestly feel like the joke came so naturally out of Mr. de Blasio’s mouth because his wife is African American so maybe he thought it would be accepted. Wrong! Likewise with Hillary Clinton, just because former president Bill Clinton was seen to be very popular in the African American community doesn’t give you a free pass. My number one rule in life is as simple as this, don’t ever get too comfortable! Getting comfortable means you’re okay with saying and doing how you feel because you feel like you won’t get reprimanded. Moreover, you don’t think about the consequences because chances are you really think it doesn’t exist for you. Being comfortable isn’t a option to me and neither should it be for Mrs. Clinton and Mr. de Blasio.
To see the hot mess check out the video: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/04/12/hillary-clinton-nyc-mayor-de-blasio-draw-criticism-over-racially-tinged-joke-at-charity-dinner.html