Stacy McCain has a post up taking the very UNfunny Bill Maher to task for his racist statements
While gay-baiting Paul Ryan, Maher also engages in racial stereotyping of President Obama:
“In many ways — especially for progressives — [Obama] is too white for them. He plays golf, he’s too cozy with bankers. But when it comes to knowing how to fight, he’s black” — referring to the tough campaign Obama is running against the Republicans.
Twitchy points out that this isn’t the first time Maher has used the “thug” stereotype of blacks in talking about Obama. May 2010:
“I thought when we elected a black president, we were going to get a black president. You know, this [BP 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 — (in black man voice) we’ve got a ‘motherfu**ing problem here?’ Shoot somebody in the foot.”
Permit me to say that, as offensive as Maher’s invocation of the violent black thug stereotype might be, I am equally offended by the stereotype of whites as effete golf-players who are “cozy with bankers.” A very narrow and insular world exists inside Maher’s mind — not only is there no law-abiding black middle class, but there is no white working class. Black people are all inner-city ghetto thugs and whites are all overprivileged suburbanites.
Great point Stacy makes there. The Left suffers from what I call Racial Obsession Syndrome, and one symptom of the Liberal Malady causes Leftists to stereotype people. Black people, for instance MUST think and act a certain way, and they certainly MUST be Liberal. White people are all stuffy racists, unless they have been converted to Liberalism of course. Then they must be eternally apologetic for all the RAAAAACISM that is inherent in America. You see under Liberalism, everyone must know their place and stay there. Women, Homosexuals, Blacks, Hispanics must be Liberal, or they will be attacked by the Left for not “really” being a minority. Minority, of course, is another term the Left uses to divide, and ultimately demean people based on skin color, gender or sexual preference. It is all about making everyone a victim with the Left.
The Bill Maher’s and Toure’s of the world love to say that racism is still rampant in America. That is an absurd claim, and anyone who pays attention knows it to be absurd. Of course, it is odd that Maher, Toure, Joe Biden and the entire cast of loons at MSNBS are great examples that 99% of the racism they decry actually comes from, them.