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Bill Maher Wrong About Obama, Race and Conservatives
Yahoo! News Commentary ^ | May 5, 2012 | by Mark Whittington

Posted on 05/05/2012 7:13:13 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Bill Maher, the mad cap HBO host, is best known for his issues with conservative women. But he also seems to have even more twisted views on politics and race as only a white liberal could possess.

The problem with Maher, race addled as he is, is that he does not understand conservatives do not adhere to his stereotype. Conservatives regard Obama as many things, the faculty lounge socialist, the fellow who ate puppies or even the man with parental abandonment issues. Way down there on the list is "that black guy."

In short, conservatives judge Obama, as Martin Luther King admonished us to, by the content of his character and not the color of his skin.

Following Maher's logic, Jimmy Carter's one term defeat forever tainted Southern white boys, which makes it difficult to explain Bill Clinton. Indeed, George H.W. Bush's one term defeat should have made it clear guys named Bush just don't work out in the White House, which would surprise his son George W. Bush.

After Obama falls, other blacks will follow to the White House. But maybe the next one will be a free market conservative. Now there's a thought.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: billmaher; blackkk; florida; georgezimmerman; media; rushlimbaugh; sandrafluke; superpac; trayvonmartin

1 posted on 05/05/2012 7:13:19 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The only thing about Obama’s race that bothers me is his racist views. From his comment about a typical white grandmother to his self identifying as black, not mixed race.


2 posted on 05/05/2012 7:16:56 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: freedomfiter2
Does not compute. Until recently, and that was long after he was born, identifying yourself as "mixed race" was, for all practical purposes, PROHIBITED.

You had "Black" Or "Negro" OR "colored" OR "White" OR "Other"

People simply went along with the system.

Remember that "CAUC" for Caucasion choice you used to have? It's gone ~ maybe still used in some places but in most of the country it simply disappeared. You had too many people interpeting that as "Colored" ~ and too many others imagining it meant something racial.

The doggone thing is an ethno-linguistic appellation which can refer to people of any color or race who speak an Indo-European language ~ e.g. Hindi, English, Pashtun, Iranian, Russian, French, etc.

Currently "Mixed Race" is acceptable in polite company, but most analysts view it as meaning "black/white' and not some other mix such as Cambodian/Thai.

There's a long way to go and the fact Obama is not currently meeting your expectations in that regard should be no surprise to his critics or his supporters ~ they aren't meeting the expectations of those affected by such descriptors.

3 posted on 05/05/2012 7:26:26 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

No surprise here, Maher is wrong about everything else,so why would he be right about this...


4 posted on 05/05/2012 7:28:01 PM PDT by snowtigger (.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Bill Maher wrong....you need go no further.If he says it's true,it's false.If he says it's false,it's true.Quite simple,really.
5 posted on 05/05/2012 7:40:12 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Way down there on the list is “that black guy.”

This is because he is not BLACK. he is bi-racial, in other words HALF WHITE. He hates his WHITE side. In his mind he is BLACK, because it is politically expedient to be BLACK, better to position himself to expound his Marxist, Socialist, views under the veil of being a member of a “persecuted” race with all the “victimhood” associated with it.

In truth, he has never been a “victim” nor “persecuted” as he was brought up by a wealth grandmother and in a white upper middle class household for most of his priviledged childhood.

He is a sociopath, a lier, and a narcissitic POS, caught up in a fantasy world of a life of lies and flasehoods, and so deep in it he can no longer distinguish what was true from what is false.

The sooner we drain this pus from the wound, the better.


6 posted on 05/05/2012 7:44:17 PM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The only reason Maher has a job is to say stupid, insulting and inflammatory things that the leaders on the left like to hear but don't want to say those things themselves.

The sooner he's ignored the sooner he's gone and the Left will have to find another whose only chance in "show biz" is to do the dumb things Maher does.

7 posted on 05/05/2012 7:45:37 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: freedomfiter2

The only thing I have against his skin is that it is to thin.


8 posted on 05/05/2012 7:55:14 PM PDT by verga (Party like it is 1773)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Oh good God, why would anybody care about him?

Bill Maher, the mad cap HBO host,

Actually this should read: Bill Maher, the mad crap HBO host.

The guy is a total loser.

9 posted on 05/05/2012 8:04:56 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

Maher launched “Politically Incorrect” back in the late 1980s IIRC. That was his job then too. He was always a tool of the hard Left, spreading its lies like a ventriloquist’s dummy (which he resembles.) The gig has lasted around 30 years and has made him a multimillionaire. Anyone who subscribes to Showtime is making a direct contribution to Obama’s re-election campaign.


10 posted on 05/05/2012 8:08:53 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: Bernard Marx

Correction: HBO, not Showtime. But the difference is academic really.


11 posted on 05/05/2012 8:09:47 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Who???

FUBM!


12 posted on 05/05/2012 8:13:28 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is a liberal. Just watch him closely try to screw us.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
In short, conservatives judge Obama, as Martin Luther King admonished us to, by the content of his character and not the color of his skin.

LOL! I'm a white gal from Mississippi, but I think I know more about the American 'black experience' than Barack Obama, because I grew up around more black Americans than he did!

I don't oppose Obama because he's black, I oppose him because he's a statist-elitist who is doing his level best to ruin the country.

13 posted on 05/05/2012 8:25:52 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Bernard Marx
RE: a ventriloquist’s dummy (which he resembles.)

The one on the Paul Winchell's left is Bill Maher went he was a child.. I think.

14 posted on 05/05/2012 8:34:45 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: muawiyah

Had to indicate race on a testing form for my son and it was ridiculous that my only option was “white”.

I wanted to scratch it out and write in “American”.

(I KNOW, “American” is not a race)


15 posted on 05/05/2012 8:50:44 PM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
After Obama falls, other blacks will follow to the White House. But maybe the next one will be a free market conservative. Now there's a thought.

Yup, it's a thought alright. One that scares the Liberals worse than anything else they can think of.

16 posted on 05/05/2012 9:04:51 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: SuziQ

In the mind of the left, opposing socialism/statism/elitism is “racist”. Of course, they also think believing marriage consists of a man and a woman and having skepticism about global warming are “racist” views as well.


17 posted on 05/05/2012 10:22:13 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I personally have never thought of Obama as a black guy. There is nothing “black”about him except his skin tones and the shape of his head. He’s a white guy who has learned over the years to mimic blacks—imperfectly.


18 posted on 05/05/2012 10:26:57 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: ReformationFan

Yeah, well, color me racist.;o)


19 posted on 05/05/2012 10:35:02 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Bernard Marx

Bill Maher is the reason I cancelled HBO and I made sure they knew it when I left.


20 posted on 05/06/2012 12:37:48 AM PDT by willyd (your credibility deficit is screwing up my bs meter...)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Bill Maher is an idiot. Why can’t FR get more stories on the Octomom as well......................


21 posted on 05/06/2012 1:18:05 AM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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