Chris Rock would like to remind you that Barack Obama is white

By David Ferguson
Saturday, November 3, 2012 15:09 EDT
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Chris Rock in his message for white voters
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Friday night on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” Kimmel presented a special guest video by comic Chris Rock with a message for undecided white voters.

“In times like these, you need a white president you can trust,” Rock said, “and that white president’s name is Barack Obama.”

“Let’s take a look at the facts,” he went on. “For the first two thirds of his life, Barack Obama was known as ‘Barry,’ which is the third whitest name on earth, right after Cody and Jeff.”

Rock pointed out that after college, “Barry went into black neighborhoods to try to organize people. How white is that? Black people don’t go into black communities. We don’t have to. We’re already there!”

So, white people, he went on, please know that you can feel safe placing your trust in the golf-playing, body-surfing, “mom jeans”-wearing current occupant of the White House.

“Even Mitt Romney is blacker than Barack Obama. This is Obama’s family,” he said, showing a photo of the president with his wife and daughters.

“And these are the Romneys,” he said, showing a photo of the whole, huge extended Romney clan. “Look at ‘em. Kids, cousins, uncles, aunt’s uncles. Mitt Romney’s family has more people in it than a Tyler Perry movie.”

Watch the video, embedded via YouTube, below:

(h/t to Huffington)

David Ferguson
David Ferguson
David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
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