News flash: Bill Maher finally said something funny… unintentionally, of course. Actually there are a couple of hilarious jokes in this one paragraph:
“I think the second term for Obama is more important even than the first,” Maher said. “Obviously, it was important to get the first black president elected. But if the first black president only has one term, America reads that as a failure. This is what the right-wing hope and prays for more than anything else — that America looks at this one-term president and goes, ‘Well you know what? We tried a black guy, but it just didn’t work.’ And I think Obama is aware of that. That’s why he’s so conservative in the first term. He knows for the sake of black America, he needs the second term.”
Adding $5 trillion to the debt is conservative? I’d hate to see what Maher’s definition of a liberal term would have been.
As “for the sake of black America” goes, the best thing black Americans could do would be to vote Obama out. What’s better for “black America”? During Bush’s entire eight years, black unemployment never rose above 13 percent. When Obama took office, the black unemployment rate was 12.7 percent. Last year it got as high as 16.7 percent. In the latest BLS repoort, black unemployment dropped to 13 percent, but even the mainstream media is now forced to admit that the overall rate is dropping because people are giving up looking for work by the hundreds of thousands. The black youth (16 to 19) unemployment rate is around 40 percent and rising.
“For the sake of black America” they might want to try a different approach.