On his show last week, Bill Maher accused our president of not acting like a "real black president," because he wasn't carrying a piece in his pants. Here is the angel, now:
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BILL MAHER, HBO: I thought when we elected a black president, we were going to get a black president. You know, this 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 — "we've got a [expletive] problem here?" Shoot somebody in the foot —
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Translation: When Bill Maher means black, he means a thug — a stereotype of both lowered jeans and expectations. He wants a "novelty" black, once seen in 1970s cop shows, selling reefer and hookers. Think Huggy Bear, but with Air Force One instead of a '76 Lincoln.
Granted, that sounds like fun, but Maher's defense will be typical of the white liberal racist: It was meant to be a compliment! Blacks are cooler than white people! Especially when they have guns!
Which Bill no doubt believes, because unlike many law-abiding blacks, Maher doesn't live among criminals who do have guns in their pants. From his rich pad, the gang-banger is just an arousing abstraction, not someone who shot his kid in the face.
And this points out another hypocrisy of the guilt-drenched lefty: White people with guns are bad; black people with guns are cool.
Maher's comments are well-meaning, of course, but aren't they just like saying black men are well-endowed and can play basketball? Compliments all — just ask Jimmy the Greek. Remember him? Back in 1988, he was the sportscaster fired for saying blacks can jump higher and run faster because of their bigger thighs.
Not that Maher will be fired. He's a white lefty, so the white lefty press gives him a pass.
But hey, if we had — statistically — a really black president, maybe Maher would hate him. According to polls, African-Americans are nowhere near as progressive as our grad student-in-chief. But Maher doesn't know those blacks. A black man voting Republican who runs a small business? To Maher, that's scarier than a pimp.
And if you disagree with me, you're a racist homophobe who once dated Bombshell Magee.