It’s the Cheesiest!

From BET:

Televangelist Pat Robertson holds many convictions in his heart, but, apparently, knowing what’s on the Thanksgiving menu in the homes of African-Americans is not one of them.

On his 700 Club show on Wednesday, Robertson showed a clip from co-host Kristi Watts’s interview with Condoleezza Rice, in which Rice says her favorite Thanksgiving treat is macaroni and cheese.

Following the snippet, Robertson turns to Watts, who is Black, and asks inquisitively: “What is this mac ‘n’ cheese? Is that a Black thing?”

Yes, you read that right.

Original image

Ever more perplexing, Watts, who said she shares a love for the rich and creamy dish, responded, “It is a Black thing, Pat,” and that the world “needs to get on board.” After which, the two chuckled about the awkward exchange.


Filed under Condoleezza Rice, humor, parody, Pat Robertson, politics, Racism, Republicans, snark, Wordpress Political Blogs

33 responses to “It’s the Cheesiest!

  1. There will not be enough taint-punches in hell for this evil (yeah, I said it!), doddering mess…

    • i gotta agree with you in this one, brian. this sonuvabitch is definitely evil. he tries to come off as some avuncular religious beacon of light. while he was telling his 700 club listeners that he was sending relief supplies to survivors of the rwanda genocide, he was really sending diamond mining equipment. he tells people how righteous he is, but he was in business with mass murderer, charles taylor. yeah, that’s evil.

      p.s. once you comment twice, brian, you’re an official raisinette, you know! 😉

  2. I’m speechless.

    In other news, I completely avoided Black Friday.

    This is why yesterday was Buy Nothing Day for me

    • i avoided it, too. i only went shopping once on black friday. it was last year, and there was a sale on the desk i wanted at staples. it wasn’t in one of the big malls, or i wouldn’t have gone, even for the $70 savings.

  3. jeb

    I have indigestion.

  4. I wish I had a nickel for every offensive comment Pat Robertson has ever uttered. I could afford a new car by now.

  5. Friend of the court

    this guy needs to retire. years ago, i had to live in Bakersfield CA and 700 club was on twice a day and a dose of PTL with jim and tammy, too. this was before cable and we couldn’t get LA stations. i am certain that some brain damage resulted.

  6. Gee, I had real macaroni and cheese with the stuff on Tday. Where does this land me politically? I am surprized that Condi isn’t more of a Rice-a-Roni fan. I think intellectuals eat it out here. And poor old Pat, who renounced his preachin’ back in 88 to run for office. He seems to have given up soul saving years ago. And what better snub ever came over the wires when Pat suggested the taking out of the Venezuelan head of state. When Chavez was asked for a comment by reporters replied: “Who’s he?”

    • you had mac & cheese on thanksgiving, jerry? i don’t know where that lands you politically, but i think it means that you’re black. my sister always makes a turkey and all the usual sides on tday, and she always makes lasagna, too. does that make me italian? this is all very confusing.

  7. elizabeth3hersh

    We prefer the kugel-and-cheese version in our homestead.

  8. Snoring Dog Studio

    I still run into people (not with my car, mind you) who don’t understand the nuances, and, often, the stereotyped-tinged ignorance of what they blurt. I mean, they really don’t see it! How they manage to get through life saying and doing these racially-charged things is amazing. I don’t believe Robertson meant harm, but, sadly, harm is done when stereotypes persist.

    I adore mac and cheese in almost all its forms and whether American cheese or fancy cheese is used to make it. It’s gooey goodness.

    • i don’t think he meant harm, but how stupid and insensitive do you have to be to live that long and not realize how racist that was? it didn’t occur to him to ask if it’s a southern thing. his mind immediately went to race. what’s really sad (other than pat robertson and everything he stands for in general) is that the woman co-host allowed him to get away with it. yes, he’s her boss, but she could have gently teased him and still gotten the point across that what he said was unacceptable.

      i’m not a huge mac n’ cheese fan, but i have a recipe that is soooo good. my neighbor told me that he hates mac n’ cheese, but he loves it when i make it. if you want the recipe (it’s super easy), let me know.

  9. Hmmm. Mac and Cheese is more of a slimy orange thing to me.

  10. Sara

    hi everyone!
    just got back home after 20 days on the high seas! great cruise but I told the cruise line, in the evaluation questionnaire, that I would not return to their ships until Fox News was removed from the very limited television availability by satellite. you gotta start somewhere……
    love mac and cheese but it never leaves my hips.

    • welcome back, sara! 😀 glad you had a good time and that you got home safely. yay for you for calling out the cruise line for their bad taste in tv stations.

  11. John Erickson

    Remember when mac-n-cheese was one of those “I got $5 to get to the end of the month, and it’s the fourth” kind of foods? Now we have “Gourmet Homestyle” versions. Why bread crumbs? ‘Cause they were the only thing to eat in the house, and you had to wrestle the toaster for THOSE! 😀

    • i never had mac n cheese until i was an adult. my mom never made it. my food of choice when i was young and broke was rice-a-roni. the beef flavor. i’d put ketchup on half of it and tell myself it tasted like hamburger. for dessert, it was pepperidge farm frozen cakes when they were on sale at winn dixie.

      no bread crumbs on my mac n cheese. never understood the need for it.

  12. i cant wait to hear what Pat has to say about watermelon and fried chicken.

    and the Meatball Factory has great Mac and Cheese and they even have white people there!