NEW ORLEANS - Barack Obama, a.ka. impersonator Reggie Brown, addressed the Republican Leadership Conference here Saturday with racially charged jokes, ridicule of Mormons and Newt Gingrich's collapsing campaign.
Brown had the president's voice and mannerisms down pat and he drew uproarious laughter at times from the crowd of nearly 2,000, but he was booed when he started making fun of GOP candidates for president. As he was turning to make a joke about a slide of Rep. Michelle Bachmann (Minn.), the fake Obama was ushered off stage with music, ala the Oscars.
“My favorite month is February, Black History Month,” the fake Obama said. “Michelle celebrates the full month, and I celebrate half.”
Obama's late mother also came in for a joke: “My mother loved a black man and no she was not a Kardashian."
Fake Obama showed a slide depicting Sanford from the 70s comedy "Sanford and Son," saying it was a representation of how he will have aged after bearing the burdens of the presidency.
The faux president said that it was a good thing the stimulus had financed the building of tunnels and bridges, so people would "have something to live under or jump off."
Brown drew a chorus of boos when he started mocking Republican candidates. He said that Newt Gingrich's campaign was barely alive. "His consultants are dropping faster than Anthony Weiner's pants in an AOL chatroom."
And of the front running GOP candidate, Mitt Romney, a Mormon, the fake Obama said he would have a first, second and third lady if elected in reference to the faith's former practice of polygamy.
Tim Pawlenty was "having his foot surgically removed from his mouth - thankfully it is covered under Obamacare."