New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is taking some heat for telling, for lack of a better phrase, an off-color joke over the weekend.
The incident took place at the City’s annual Inner Circle Dinner, a roast of sorts in which former Mayor Rudy Giuliani appeared in drag. The current Mayor appeared in a skit with actor Leslie Odom, Jr. of the Broadway hit Hamilton and Hillary Clinton. In the skit, Hillary says to de Blasio that it took him long enough for him to endorse her. de Blasio replied, “Sorry, Hillary, I was running on C.P. time.”
After Odom, Jr. feigned offense Hillary chimed in, “Cautious politician time. I’ve been there.” But as usual the line fell flat.
For those who are unfamiliar with the term, C.P. time refers to “colored people’s time”, a racial perjorative.
Yet I think this will be but a footnote in the 2016 campaign. I say this because none of these outlets called upon de Blasio to resign as Mayor of America’s largest city much less apologize. Why? Because de Blasio is front and center of the so-called progressive agenda. So while they might cringe, they will ultimately let it slide because, after all, de Blasio did issue ID cards to illegal immigrants and declared “Black Lives Matter”. If Ted Cruz or any other Republican politician had uttered C.P. Time these same outlets would be calling for resignation, if not jail.
Nine chances out of then this incident will blow over. The only chance it doesn’t is if Hillary loses to Bernie Sanders a week from today. At that point, heads would start to roll. While Bernie is making things uncomfortable for Hillary in NYC I believe she’ll come out on top and Bill de Blasio will breathe a sigh of relief.
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