Obama impersonator finds Republicans a tough crowd
June 19, 2011 12:10AM
President Barack Obama impersonator Reggie Brown performs at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, Saturday, June 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Updated: June 21, 2011 9:15AM
NEW ORLEANS — A Barack Obama impersonator was ushered off the stage after he mocked the GOP presidential hopefuls Saturday at the Republican Leadership Conference.
Impersonator Reggie Brown drew raucous applause when he projected lewd photos of Rep. Anthony Weiner, the Democrat who just resigned over his sexually charged online dalliances.
Brown later played up the mass exodus of advisers to candidate Newt Gingrich’s campaign and said Gingrich’s supporters “are dropping faster than Anthony Weiner’s pants.”
The audience grew more uncomfortable when Brown took a shot at former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, saying Pawlenty missed the conference because “he’s having his foot surgically removed from his mouth.”
“Don’t worry: it’s covered under Obamneycare. Along with spinal transplants,” Brown said.
Brown joked about Milt Romney’s Mormon faith and about polygamy, and Rep. Michele Bachmann’s tea party support. Organizers then cut off Brown’s microphone and turned on music. He was shown off the stage. AP