George Lopez: Cain 'Darker Than Obama, But Whiter On The Inside'

On Monday's "Fox and Friends," liberal comedian George Lopez all but threw the "Oreo" racial slur at Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain: "The Republicans do know that he's darker than Barack Obama...but whiter on the inside." Lopez also half-jokingly hinted that the Tea Party was racist after host Steve Doocy mentioned Cain had won a Tea Party straw poll: "He wasn't serving the tea, 'cause that's crazy" [audio available here].

Lopez poked fun of the Republican presidential field at the bottom of the 8 am Eastern hour of the Fox News Channel morning show, and began by making fat jokes at the expense of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who is rumored to be considering a presidential run: "Should he run, and should he jump in the pool? Not while I'm in there. Let me get out before he cannonballs everybody out of water."

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Moments later he set his sights on the former Godfather's Pizza CEO, after hinting that "Fox & Friends" wasn't a diverse TV program:

LOPEZ: By the way, this couch has diversity for the show, by the way. All right?

KILMEADE: That's it-

LOPEZ: (Carlson laughs) So you're done for the year-

KILMEADE: What do we do when you leave?

LOPEZ: You're done for the year. Herman Cain (unintelligible)- and Herman Cain- it's funny, the Republicans do know that he's darker than Barack Obama- maybe- but whiter on the inside.

KILMEADE: And they embrace him.

LOPEZ: They do. He's doing very well-

KILMEADE: He's roaring up the charts-

Later, Doocy brought up how Lopez mentioned Cain, and the comedian replied with his slight of the Tea Party:

DOOCY: You just mentioned- you mentioned Herman Cain and he was at a- they had a Tea Party straw poll in Illinois-

LOPEZ: (laughs) He wasn't serving the tea, 'cause that's crazy.

DOOCY: No, he was (unintelligible)-

KILMEADE: He was winning the poll.

DOOCY: A lot of conservatives love him because he is very conservative. He's not a moderate.

LOPEZ: He is very conservative- absolutely. So I think he will do well. You know, Barack Obama, you know how extreme he is. I think, you know, for him- it's funny, because in America, we love when we take somebody out. You know, when Barack Obama and Bin Laden- when that happened, when he was taken out, his approval rating soared. So I think it's time to kill someone else.

Lopez has a record of going after conservatives, particularly, Sarah Palin. Back in July 2011, the celebrity stated that if Palin became president, he would move to Canada. Almost a year earlier, in September 2010, Lopez went further, smearing the former Alaska governor as an "evil egomaniac that might destroy the world." He also labeled her the equivalent word for a female dog on his defunct TBS program in February of that year.

The transcript of the relevant portion of the George Lopez segment from Monday's "Fox & Friends," beginning at the 32 minutes past the 8 am Eastern hour mark:

George Lopez, Comedian; Steve Doocy, Anchor; Gretchen Carlson, Anchor; & Brian Kilmeade, Anchor | NewsBusters.orgGRETCHEN CARLSON: Let's ask somebody else a couple questions. George Lopez is here, sitting right there on the curvy couch.

GEORGE LOPEZ, COMEDIAN: It's funny, I- this is the first time I heard that he [Chris Christie] might consider running for president. They said, should Governor Christie run? I said, absolutely. We all should get in better shape. (Steve Doocey laughs off-camera)

BRIAN KILMEADE: That's it. You were thinking more health and fitness-

LOPEZ: Should he run, and should he jump in the pool? Not while I'm in there-

KILMEADE Right- (laughs)

LOPEZ: (Carlson laughs) Let me get out before he cannonballs everybody out of water. I saw that in 'Shallow Hal,' when the girl jumped in and the kid ended up in the tree- maybe the same outcome.

STEVE DOOCY: Now, George, you're not making fun of his size, are you?

LOPEZ: You know, we all need to get in better physical condition. You need a little more sun.  (Doocy laughs) But the rest of us need to get better physically, so-

CARLSON: Well, I thought-

KILMEADE: I wish you would stop judging people by the color of their skin. (Carlson laughs)

LOPEZ: You know what? (unintelligible)

KILMEADE: Can we all just be equal?

LOPEZ: How about the texture of their perm? (laughs)

KILMEADE: That's good- (laughs)

CARLSON: Oh, my gosh! I'm scared now, 'cause they're being zing, zing. I'm not sure it's coming this way-

LOPEZ: By the way, this couch has diversity for the show, by the way. All right?

KILMEADE: That's it-

LOPEZ: (Carlson laughs) So you're done for the year-

KILMEADE: What do we do when you leave?

LOPEZ: You're done for the year. Herman Cain (unintelligible)- and Herman Cain- it's funny, the Republicans do know that he's darker than Barack Obama- maybe- but whiter on the inside.

KILMEADE: And they embrace him.

LOPEZ: They do. He's doing very well-

KILMEADE: He's roaring up the charts-

LOPEZ: Here is the beautiful part: everybody wants the Latino vote, and Michele Bachmann- you know, that didn't work out. But her lovely campaign was, I want the Latino vote because I raised 23 foster children. So, therefore, I know what it's like. Have 23 kids on your own, and then maybe, we'll vote for you. (Doocy laughs)

KILMEADE: So she took a short cut and you resent that.

LOPEZ: (laughs) We have them. We don't raise them. (Doocy laughs)

DOOCY: You just mentioned- you mentioned Herman Cain and he was at a- they had a Tea Party straw poll in Illinois-

LOPEZ: (laughs) He wasn't serving the tea, 'cause that's crazy.


DOOCY: No, he was (unintelligible)-

KILMEADE: He was winning the poll.

DOOCY: A lot of conservatives love him because he is very conservative. He's not a moderate.

LOPEZ: He is very conservative- absolutely. So I think he will do well. You know, Barack Obama, you know how extreme he is. I think, you know, for him- it's funny, because in America, we love when we take somebody out. You know, when Barack Obama and Bin Laden- when that happened, when he was taken out, his approval rating soared. So I think it's time to kill someone else.

[H/t: NewsBusters reader Julie Crenshaw.]

Matthew Balan
Matthew Balan
Matthew Balan is a news analyst at Media Research Center