BET Wire: GOP Throws Sharpton, de Blasio Fifty Shades of Diss

Plus, Americans disapprove of how Obama's handling ISIS.

In Case You Missed It - Republicans leave President Obama scratching his head; Ben Carson kind of blames the spread of measles on immigrants; one lawmaker thinks it's OK if your food service worker doesn't wash his hands after a bathroom break ? and more. ? Joyce Jones (@BETpolitichick)

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In Case You Missed It - Americans disapprove of how President Obama's handling ISIS, Attorney General Eric Holder opposes the death penalty; Republicans made a really creepy ad about New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Rev. Al Sharpton – and more. — Joyce Jones (@BETpolitichick) (Photo: BET)

Major Shade - Clearly the New York State Republican Party doesn't think much of either New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio or Rev. Al Sharpton. But is this parody of the movie Fifty Shades of Grey, in which GOPers slam the mayor on his infamous lack of timeliness, his job performance and how he's managing the New York Police Department, going too far?   (Photo: NYGOP)

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Major Shade - Clearly the New York State Republican Party doesn't think much of either New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio or Rev. Al Sharpton. But is this parody of the movie Fifty Shades of Grey, in which GOPers slam the mayor on his infamous lack of timeliness, his job performance and how he's managing the New York Police Department, going too far? (Photo: NYGOP)

Rudy, Rudy, Rudy - Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani made headlines for saying that Obama "doesn't love America." After seeming to back away from the remark he doubled down. Asked on Fox News if he would apologize, he said, "Not at all. I want to repeat it." The White House says it feels sorry for him. ?It?s sad to see when somebody who's attained a certain level of public stature and even admiration tarnishes that legacy so thoroughly,? said spokesman Josh Earnest.   (Photo: Bryan Thomas/Getty Images)

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Rudy, Rudy, Rudy - Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani made headlines for saying that Obama "doesn't love America." After seeming to back away from the remark he doubled down. Asked on Fox News if he would apologize, he said, "Not at all. I want to repeat it." The White House says it feels sorry for him. “It’s sad to see when somebody who's attained a certain level of public stature and even admiration tarnishes that legacy so thoroughly,” said spokesman Josh Earnest. (Photo: Bryan Thomas/Getty Images)

In the Amen Corner... - Not that anyone asked, but Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal released a statement supporting Giuliani's controversial remarks about the president. "Gov. Jindal refuses to condemn Mayor Giuliani," it said. He later told Time magazine that while the former mayor might have chosen different words, ?The gist of what Mayor Giuliani said ? that the president has shown himself to be completely unable to speak the truth about the nature of the threats from these ISIS terrorists ? is true.?    (Photo: Jonathan Bachman/Reuters /Landov)

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In the Amen Corner... - Not that anyone asked, but Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal released a statement supporting Giuliani's controversial remarks about the president. "Gov. Jindal refuses to condemn Mayor Giuliani," it said. He later told Time magazine that while the former mayor might have chosen different words, “The gist of what Mayor Giuliani said – that the president has shown himself to be completely unable to speak the truth about the nature of the threats from these ISIS terrorists — is true.”  (Photo: Jonathan Bachman/Reuters /Landov)

ISIS Crisis - A new CNN/ORC poll has found that 57 percent of Americans do not approve of how Obama is handling the ISIS crisis; 44 percent said they approve of his efforts and 4 percent have no opinion.   (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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ISIS Crisis - A new CNN/ORC poll has found that 57 percent of Americans do not approve of how Obama is handling the ISIS crisis; 44 percent said they approve of his efforts and 4 percent have no opinion. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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Coming to America - The White House has announced that Obama and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf will discuss the ongoing Ebola response and the region's economic recovery plans during their Feb. 27 meeting.(Photo: John Moore/Getty Images)

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Coming to America - The White House has announced that Obama and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf will discuss the ongoing Ebola response and the region's economic recovery plans during their Feb. 27 meeting.(Photo: John Moore/Getty Images)

Exceeding Expectations - Not all Americans hate Obamacare. According to the White House, 11.4 people have signed up for and/or renewed their health care coverage. That includes more than 1 million during the final nine days of the enrollment period that ended on Feb. 15. ?The Affordable Care Act is working,? Obama says in a Facebook video. ?    (Photo: The Washington Post/Getty Images)

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Exceeding Expectations - Not all Americans hate Obamacare. According to the White House, 11.4 people have signed up for and/or renewed their health care coverage. That includes more than 1 million during the final nine days of the enrollment period that ended on Feb. 15. “The Affordable Care Act is working,” Obama says in a Facebook video. “  (Photo: The Washington Post/Getty Images)

Dumbing Down - An Oklahoma House measure approved by Republican lawmakers would prevent the state from offering advanced placement history courses. According to the bill's author, Rep. Bill Fischer, the coursework emphasizes ?what is bad about America," Tulsa World reports. The Georgia state Senate also has introduced a resolution opposing the course because it presents a "radically revisionist view of American history."    (Photo: Blend Images - Hill Street Studios/Getty Images)

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Dumbing Down - An Oklahoma House measure approved by Republican lawmakers would prevent the state from offering advanced placement history courses. According to the bill's author, Rep. Bill Fischer, the coursework emphasizes “what is bad about America," Tulsa World reports. The Georgia state Senate also has introduced a resolution opposing the course because it presents a "radically revisionist view of American history." (Photo: Blend Images - Hill Street Studios/Getty Images)

Should Presidents Have a College Degree? - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who is mulling a run for the White House next year, is a college dropout. Some say this could be a problem for his presidential bid, but Walker told Fox News that such thinking is "the kind of elitist, government knows best, top-down approach we've heard for years."     (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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Should Presidents Have a College Degree? - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who is mulling a run for the White House next year, is a college dropout. Some say this could be a problem for his presidential bid, but Walker told Fox News that such thinking is "the kind of elitist, government knows best, top-down approach we've heard for years." (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Stay Tuned - Soon Rand Paul enthusiasts soon will have to guess no more. The Kentucky senator said on Feb. 20 that he is "leaning toward" a run for the White House in 2016 and will announce his plans in March or April. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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Stay Tuned - Soon Rand Paul enthusiasts soon will have to guess no more. The Kentucky senator said on Feb. 20 that he is "leaning toward" a run for the White House in 2016 and will announce his plans in March or April. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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Time Out - In a speech at the National Press Club on Feb. 17, Attorney General Eric Holder backed a moratorium on lethal injection until the Supreme Court completes a review of the process as part of a case brought about by Oklahoma death row inmates. "There are fundamental questions that we need to ask about the death penalty," said Holder, who was addressing the issue "personally," not as a member of the administration. "There is always the possibility that mistakes will be made. It is for that reason that I am opposed to the death penalty."   (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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Time Out - In a speech at the National Press Club on Feb. 17, Attorney General Eric Holder backed a moratorium on lethal injection until the Supreme Court completes a review of the process as part of a case brought about by Oklahoma death row inmates. "There are fundamental questions that we need to ask about the death penalty," said Holder, who was addressing the issue "personally," not as a member of the administration. "There is always the possibility that mistakes will be made. It is for that reason that I am opposed to the death penalty." (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Bibi, Stay Home - Another CNN/ORC poll has found that a majority of Americans disapprove of House Speaker John Boehner inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress without consulting the president. According to the survey, 63 percent are on Obama's side, while 33 percent say Boehner didn't have to consult the president.   (Photo: GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images)

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Bibi, Stay Home - Another CNN/ORC poll has found that a majority of Americans disapprove of House Speaker John Boehner inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress without consulting the president. According to the survey, 63 percent are on Obama's side, while 33 percent say Boehner didn't have to consult the president. (Photo: GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images)

Definitely Didn't Think First - Republican Mississippi state Rep. Gene Alday is in hot water for telling the Clarion Ledger that all of the African-Americans in his hometown of Walls "are getting food stamps and what I call 'welfare crazy checks.' They don't work." He later apologized for the remark, which he said "makes me look like an evil person. I didn't do anything wrong. The guy made me look like a fool." (Photo: Commercial Appeal/Landov)

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Definitely Didn't Think First - Republican Mississippi state Rep. Gene Alday is in hot water for telling the Clarion Ledger that all of the African-Americans in his hometown of Walls "are getting food stamps and what I call 'welfare crazy checks.' They don't work." He later apologized for the remark, which he said "makes me look like an evil person. I didn't do anything wrong. The guy made me look like a fool." (Photo: Commercial Appeal/Landov)