*While some liberal celebs have cooled a bit on President Obama, Chris Rock remains in full support of the Commander in Chief, telling fellow comedian Marc Maron on “WTF with Marc Maron” podcast that he’s “fine with the president,” if only because he understands that the president has to keep his most aggressive policies on the back burner until he earns a second term.
“There’s a f——— art to the first term because you’re always running for a second term the whole time. It’s like Clinton’s first term. You can’t really do your gangsta sh— until your second term,” said Rock. “… Even Bush couldn’t really f—- up the world until his second term. That’s when he put the hammer down.”
But Rock understands a lot of the disappointment that Obama’s supporters have had thus far in his presidency.
“I’m like everybody, I want more action. But I understand that he’s trying not to piss off a lot of people,” he said. “But I believe wholeheartedly if he’s back in, he’s going to do some gangsta sh—.”
Rock’s comments come on the heels of recent remarks by Ben Stiller, who said, “I’m disappointed that we haven’t seen more bold decisions from him and a willingness, I think, to maybe stick to more of what he had, in his campaign, had said in terms of what he was willing to do.”
Rock sees a big difference between Obama and his predecessor, George W. Bush, in both policy and style.
“The last George Bush we had was the first cable TV president we had. And what I mean by that … he was the first president that was only president to the people that voted for him,” he said. “He did not give a f—- about the people that didn’t vote for him. Obama is actually trying to be president to the whole country and there’s a lot of compromise being president to the whole country. … In a weird way our complaints about Obama is because we miss Bush. We miss hating somebody. We miss the guy who didn’t give a f—-. … Bush didn’t give a f—- about us. He just really, really didn’t. We want revenge; we don’t want justice. That’s the problem with the Democrats. We want revenge.”