Liberal Comedy? 'Conservative White Republicans' Accept One Black Golfer – Tiger Woods

Liberal comedienne Sara Benincasa ridiculed conservatives Wednesday for criticizing President Obama's vacation to Martha's Vineyard. Benincasa joked to guest host Don Lemon on the Joy Behar Show that "right-wing conservative white Republicans will only accept one black man on the golf course in the world ever."

Probably referring to Wednesday's earthquake, Benincasa added that the Republicans "think that was God telling him [Obama] to get off the course."

Guest host Don Lemon teed up the comedian by asking the loaded question "I mean, being a leader of the free world is very stressful. Shouldn't he [Obama] be able to take a vacation once in a while?"

Benincasa then joked about Republicans and noted that the only black golfer they will accept for their "native sport" of golf is Tiger Woods. "And they made that decision in the '90s with a kid from Stanford who's really great, I think," Benincasa mockingly remarked. "He's great with the ladies."

"So it's weird to them and they do not like him taking over their native sport."

A transcript of the segment, which aired on August 24 at 10:19 p.m. EDT, is as follows:

DON LEMON: And talking about the President. He's taking heat for going on vacation with his family, Martha`s Vineyard at that. That's where he is. So, I mean, right-wing blogs even mocked him for missing a golf putt because of the earthquake. I mean, being a leader of the free world is very stressful. Shouldn't he be able to take a vacation once in a while?


SARA BENINCASA, comedian: Well you know, Don, I don't know if you know this but right-wing conservative white Republicans will only accept one black man on the golf course in the world ever. And they made that decision in the '90s with a kid from Stanford who's really great, I think. He's great with the ladies. So it's weird to them and they do not like him taking over their native sport.

(Laughter)

BENINCASA: They do not – they object to that. So they think that was God telling him to get off the course.

Matt Hadro
Matt Hadro
Matt Hadro was a News Analyst for the Media Research Center's News Analysis Division from 2010 through early 2014