Chris Rock: ObamaCare Opponents Like Those in ‘60s with ‘I Hate Martin Luther King' Hats

Commenting on the new health care law, on Wednesday’s Late Show with David Letterman, comedian/actor Chris Rock cracked: “I feel sorry for the people that were against it” since “that's going to be a tough one to explain to your grand kids.”

Rock, on to promote his new movie, Death at a Funeral, barbed that ObamaCare opponents remind him of those against civil rights in the 1960s who years later had to answer, “grand daddy, is this your ‘I Hate Martin Luther King’ hat?”

Audio: MP3 clip.

A couple of the lines from Rock on the April 7 show, delivered as jokes but clearly conveying his true feelings:

> You know, I feel sorry for the people that were against it. That's going to be a tough one to explain to your grand kids. “I just didn't think everyone should be healthy. I was just against it. You didn't know these people. They were sicker than you thought.”

> I'm sure it was the same thing with, like, civil rights, you know. People are against it now, they gotta explain this to their grand kids. It’s like, “grand daddy, is this your ‘I Hate Martin Luther King’ hat?”
BTW, Rock is one of four people interviewed by Bill Maher for a pre-recorded Real Time to run Friday night on HBO.
Brent Baker
Brent Baker
Brent Baker is the Steven P.J. Wood Senior Fellow and VP for Research and Publications at the Media Research Center