So, people have heard of Don Rickles before today, right?

Shockah! The King of Insult Humor said something insulting at the the American Film Institute’s tribute to Shirley MacLaine.

“I shouldn’t make fun of the blacks,” Rickles said, and then proceeded to do just that: “President Obama is a personal friend of mine. He was over to the house yesterday, but the mop broke.”

Uh, yeah. Isn’t that kinda his thing?

The Huffington Post asks:

Did Rickles’ joke at the AFI event go too far, or was it simply a relic of a less politically-correct time in racial history?

Of course it went too far. Going too far is Rickles’ whole shtick.

Let’s see The Huffington Post muster up the same outrage over Obama donor Bill Maher’s dead serious misogyny.

Oddly, there’s no mention of Rickles’ political views in the HuffPo article. Will liberal heads explode when they realize Don Rickles is a lifelong Democrat?

Jim Treacher sums up the breathless cries of “RAAAAACIST!”

Of course, it doesn’t really matter what anyone thinks of Don Rickles’ comedy.

  • Rob Stevely

    Those outraged are the same ones who think its perfectly fine to call Sarah Palin a cunt, or photoshop a picture of SE Cupp giving oral sex.

  • Defender66

    If Dennis Miller made this joke it would have made the front page of NYT

  • radjahshelduck

    I’ll admit that I don’t understand the joke.

  • stuckinIL4now

    I remember the old “hockey puck” quite well. But this outrage coming from people who don’t think that 4 years, and counting, of Obama butt-kissing and cover-ups by the slimestream media hasn’t been “going too far”?

  • BarryNMooch

    Don Rickles called Obama a Zebra?? No..wait..that was bitter black guy Chris Rock. Never mind, my bad.

  • Ken Cos

    Love Mr Warmth giving obozzzzo his due

  • Kevin Jackson

    Rickles is the MAN. O should be happy Rickles even knows his name!

  • KC Sorensen

    You’re nobody ’til Rickles insults you. If you’re offended, you’re still a nobody.

  • Taxpayer1234

    Geez. What a bunch of sissies.

  • Joe Hilger

    “President Obama is a personal friend of mine. He was over to the house yesterday, but the mop broke.” ~Don Rickles. Michelle requested a stronger mop stick be bought, in order to beat Barack with, for simply sitting on the couch with ya, Don.

  • Joe Hilger

    Obviously, anyone seen as not supporting OUR President Obama is subjected to attacks from the 9 to 1 Democrat platform, agenda and policy supporting Media. Surprise, Surprise ! !