Confessions of a Romney baby bully

Confessions of a Romney baby bully

As a comedian and writer I have been called a lot of things—but up until yesterday no one had ever said I was a “baby bully.”

What did I do to deserve this new title? Have I been going around the neighborhood and shaking down babies for their lunch money? Have I been forcing babies to walk on the other side of the street when they see me? Nope.

I told a joke that many on the right—and even a few in the middle—didn’t like.  This all happened Sunday when I was on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris Perry show with three other comedians for an episode called: “Look back on 2013 and Laugh.”

One of the segments featured the panelists trying to come up with funny captions for various photos, including a photo of Mitt Romney’s extended family with their recently adopted African-American baby, “Kieran.” This photo had been tweeted out to the world by Romney on Christmas Eve.

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