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Bill Maher: “For the Sake of Black America, [Obama] Needs a Second Term”

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[important]Black America will vote in Epic numbers in November 2012![/important]

>Posted by Robert L. Gallimore | DLU | May 07, 2012 3:49:57 PM|

However, the Right can’t touch Obama’s record, he is no doubt the hardest working President – yet! Since coming into office on January 21, 2009, President Barack Obama has made numerous notable accomplishments. Likewise there have been mistakes that have put the president under fire, even from the Left. Nonetheless, his accomplishments should be noted, and if you are a Democrat – emphasized his accomplishment when evaluating his first term! Obama a failure no way! Our failure was the 2010-midterm elections, Democrats didn’t give the President - – help by not voting for various reasons and we’re paying for it – - now! We allowed 87+ extreme individual to set laws and govern – big mistake. That’s what we’re upset over the results of that and the president’s continued his collegial style of governing. We can’t afford to make that mistake – again! Black America will vote in Epic numbers. There’s no shame in Obama’s game! Obama’s playing Chess and the GOP’s playing checkers! Republicans should be ashamed for their behavior towards all Americans; especially the 99%. Gbismarc!
http://ogahome.com/DLU/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/bismarc36.jpgDemocratic Liberal Umbrella will give you the bitter and the sweet! This list is expanding, so if you have articles that apply to this subject; please let me know – Thanks! …Enjoy! I’m ready for a game of Chess – Gbismarc!

>By Lauren Kelley | Sourced from AlterNet | Posted at May 5, 2012, 8:43 am |

Bill Maher: “For the Sake of Black America, [Obama] Needs a Second Term”

On last night’s Real Time, Bill Maher chatted with Arsenio Hall about a number of issues, among them the importance — from a racial perspective — of Obama winning a second term.
“If the first Black president only has one term, America reads that as a failure,” Maher noted. “This is what the right wing hopes and prays for more than anything else: that America looks at this one-term president and goes, ‘Well ya know what? We tried a Black guy, but it just didn’t work.’” Maher’s theory is that Obama is aware of all this, and that’s why he’s been so conservative in his first term. He also says that “for the sake of Black America, he needs the second term.”

[notice]Watch the brief clip below, via Mediaite.[/notice]

[notice] Bill Maher: If First Black President Only Has One Term, People Would See It As A ‘Failure’[/notice]

[notice]Bill Maher: The Existence Of A Black President Is Driving People Crazy[/notice]

>by Colby Hall | 2:35 pm, October 20th, 2010 | Jump to video |

Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell has quickly become a must-watch evening program, due to its combination of sophisticated talking points, goofy guests and unpredictable turns. And while we enjoy the confidence with which the show surprises its audience, it’s not infallible. At times, the show goes for hackneyed and predictable rhetoric—as was the case last night when Bill Maherjoined the program, spewing the same bile in the guise of “comedy” that he’s been selling for years.O’Donnell said Maher would provide insight into the crazy political season. After that introduction, Maher dismissed nearly everyone that disagrees with him as either stupid, crazy or racist—with an emphasis on the latter:

Lawrence O’Donnell: Now, serious question. Is it just a coincidence that our politics have gotten crazier since the election of a black president? Or is it the very existence of a black president that’s driving some of these people crazy?

Bill Maher: I think it’s absolutely that that’s driving these people crazy. When they say they want their country back, that’s what they mean, really, is they want their country back to the appropriate time when a white person was in the White House. It’s called the White House, Lawrence. It’s not hard to figure out. But I think it’s also just impatience. I don’t want to cast most Americans as being racist, but I think a lot of them are just dumb. I’m sorry, but they are. They are clueless about the issues. They don’t think further than things are not great, let’s have a change. even though we just had a change two years ago.

I mean, they voted for this massive change two years ago. But because it didn’t immediately start raining 20 dollar bills, they want to go back to the way it was. They remind me of a battered girlfriend, you know, who goes back to the guy who was battering them because, I don’t know, the new boyfriend forgot their birthday or something? I mean, you can’t blame them for turning on the Democrats because the Democrats are so bad at selling what they are selling.

I don’t know if you saw that debate with Harry Reid. But it was exactly everything that is wrong with the Democratic party. And not knowing how to sell a message. He said five times — I counted it — he told the audience five times about Sharron Angle, he said, ‘She just doesn’t get the way things work in Washington.’ Well, you know what, Harry, that’s the one thing the voters like about her. They understand that she’s a nut. They understand that she is the old lady at the end of the block with 20 dead cats in the basement. They don’t want to vote for her, but you just keep reminding them of the one thing they do like about her, that she isn’t of Washington.

There’s no doubt that racism still exists in this country, and that there are some who have a very difficult time with the fact that our president is African-American. But to generalize about all frustrated voters—saying “they want their country back” as both Maher and O’Donnell do—diminishes other, more serious reasons some Americans are opposed to the Obama administration. And ironically, Maher and O’Donnell are guilty of oversimplifying and making generalizations about a frustrated voter base for reasons that aren’t entirely correct.

While the two do make some astute points in the following clip—which is still quite entertaining to watch—its inherent smugness may make the viewer wish to bathe shortly after watching it.

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[notice]Bill Maher On MSNBC’s The Last Word[/notice]

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