Obama impersonator offends; McCain blames illegal immigrants for wildfires

It was a long weekend for the Republican Party after a GOP conference took a controversial turn and Sen. John McCain found a scapegoat for the historic wildfires in his state.

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Brown is the Obama impersonator who was ushered off the stage at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans this weekend after he made racially tinged jokes about the president.

According to Politico:

“The Obama impersonator, Reggie Brown, said that while the First Lady celebrated all of Black History Month, the bi-racial president only celebrated half the month.

“Flashing a picture on the screen of Fred Sanford of ‘Sanford and Son’ fame, the comedian said that’s what Obama would look like when he got older.

“Brown didn’t just limit his jokes to Obama, though. He also mocked Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith, ridiculed Newt Gingrich’s faltering campaign and suggested Tim Pawlenty needed a spinal transplant.”

A conference organizer led Brown from the stage as he prepared to make a joke about Michele Bachmann. Politico called the incident a “remarkable display.”

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