2. Bill Maher: Obama’s Not Acting Like a “Real Black President”
Last year “Real Time” host Bill Maher told Joe Scarborough, “I would never say that all Republicans are racist — that’s ridiculous and wrong — but if you’re a racist in America today you’re probably a Republican.”
Mm hmm. Unless, of course, you’re a repellent, race-obsessed “progressive” hack named Bill Maher. The professional political jester demolished his own inane canard in May 2010 when he took to national television to lament that Barack Obama isn’t a “real black president.”
I thought when we elected a black president, we were going to get a black president. You know, this [BP oil spill] is where I want a real black president. I want him in a meeting with the BP CEOs, you know, where he lifts up his shirt where you can see the gun in his pants. That’s — (in black man voice) we’ve got a ‘motherfu**ing problem here?’ Shoot somebody in the foot.
In Maher’s repulsive estimation, a “real” black person is a foul-mouthed, gun-toting hoodlum. Or as Greg Gutfeld observed, “He wants a novelty black – once seen in 1970’s cop shows, selling reefer and hookers.” Quite the connoisseur of African-American authenticity, don’t you think?
It doesn’t matter that the president is a man of means and education who knows no more about street thuggery than Maher himself. Obama’s skin color eclipses everything else and Maher is utterly unable to process the president’s actions without placing them in the comfortable context of a racial stereotype.
Maher is yet another so-called liberal who believes his “progressive” street cred entitles him to spew blatantly racist bile without compunction. And his history as a comedian-turned-commentator affords him an extra layer of insulation from accusations of bigotry. Wink, wink. Nudge, nudge. He was totally joking. It couldn’t possibly be that like many a dutiful leftist, his immersion in identity politics leads him to view the president as a racial failure instead of an individual one.