*A lot of folks, Blacks included, think Bill Maher is pretty funny and politically astute guy. But more and more he’s starting to rub folks, especially black folks, the wrong way with his racially tinged, stereotypical routines about President Obama and by extension, African Americans.
The latest example occurred on his most recent HBO show where he took time to reveal how he believes a “real black president” should be handling a crisis like the ongoing Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
“I thought when we elected a black president, we were going to get a black president. You know, this [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 – ‘we’ve got a motherfu**ing problem here?’ Shoot somebody in the foot.”
So, did Bill Maher cross the line with this comment or is it just political humor/satire?